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.
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.
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.
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.