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Date & time

Fri, 26 Nov 2021
10:45 - 15:45

Venue

Emmanuel Centre, London
9 - 23 Marsham Street
London, SW1P 3DW
or Online

Ticket price

Online £12 + VAT @20%*
At the venue £24 + VAT @20%* *Plus one complimentary staff ticket per ten students

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

Applying behavioural economics to policy and social problems Jessica Hunt, Senior Advisor, The Behavioural Insights Team

Jessica will introduce the Behavioural Insights Team and behavioural insights. She will explore examples of behavioural economics in practice and how behavioural science can help governments, businesses, schools and students.

Jessica Hunt

About Jessica Hunt

Jessica leads the post-16 skills and education brief at BIT. Prior to this, she worked in central Government and has three years of experience delivering behaviour change and social research at HMRC and the Department of Energy and Climate Change. She has also held posts as a policy advisor in the Dept for Transport and the DWP.

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.

Christian Spielmann

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 Charlie McCurdy, Economist, Resolution Foundation

Charlie will discuss the UK labour market in a historical perspective as well as the impact of Covid-19 and what leading economists think lies ahead.

Charlie McCurdy

About Charlie McCurdy

Charlie’s work focuses on economic geography, labour markets and living standards. Before joining the Resolution Foundation, Charlie worked for an economic development consultancy, where he worked on skills policy, industrial strategy and economic evidence bases. Charlie studied Economics and Politics at Manchester University before completing an MSc in Local Economic Development at the London School of Economics.