About this day
For A level and IB students
This inspirational day of economics talks for KS5 students will feature industry leaders, academics and public servants. In five highly educational sessions these renowned commentators will delve into a diverse range of KS5 topics. A special session on examination success will equip students with the tools to succeed, and each student will receive a handy revision guide to take home.
Programme & speakers
Is the UK economy really growing? Ayeisha Thomas-Smith, Broadcaster
What are the origins of GDP as a means of measuring economic growth? How do the economic indicators we choose shape the way we think about the world? And is GDP the right goal to guide policymaking?
About Ayeisha Thomas-Smith
Ayeisha is a presenter on BBC Radio 4’s Economics with Subtitles and she hosts weekly podcasts for The New Economics Foundation.
Policies for a greener future Christian Spielmann, University of Bristol
Can government policy combat climate change? Christian will explore policy options governments can use to respond to the dangers of climate change. He will discuss evidence from various countries and particularly draw on examples from Germany’s energy transition.
About Christian Spielmann
Christian Spielmann is a Reader in Economics Education and Deputy Head of Teaching at the Department of Economics and a Senior Associate of the Economics Network.
The labour market Lindsay Judge, Research Director, Resolution Foundation
Lindsay will provide an insight into what it is like working at an economic think-tank in the heart of Westminster. As part of this she will discuss the current living standards crunch and explain how it is affecting different types of households across the UK.
About Lindsay Judge
Lindsay Judge is a Research Director at the Resolution Foundation. She oversees the organisation’s work on a range of issues including housing, labour market enforcement and lived experience. Prior to joining the Resolution Foundation Lindsay worked for Child Poverty Action Group, the World Bank and Oxfam, developing policies to assist those on low incomes in the UK, transition and developing country economies.
Applying behavioural economics to policy and social problems Lal Chadeesingh, Senior Advisor, The Behavioural Insights Team
Lal will introduce the Behavioural Insights Team and behavioural insights. He will explore examples of behavioural economics in practice and how behavioural science can help governments, businesses, schools and students.
About Lal Chadeesingh
Lal is a Senior Advisor at the Behavioural Insights Team working in the Education team. He has central government experience working at the Cabinet Office, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Department for Transport. Previously, Lal taught both Economics and Politics at A-level.
Financial Wizards Bobby Seagull, Secondary Maths Teacher, Author & TV Presenter
Bobby will share his personal experience of the financial crisis of 2008 from the trading floors of Lehman Brothers and explore financial derivatives and some of the weapons of math destruction that caused the most chaotic recession in a lifetime.
About Bobby Seagull
Bobby was an investment banking trader, chartered accountant, social entrepreneur and a semi-finalist captain on University Challenge. He is now a maths teacher, author of ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers’ and appears on TV as the co-host of the BBC’s Monkman & Seagull Genius Guides and as a quiz expert on the C4 series ‘The Answer Trap’.