About this day
This inspirational day of economics talks for KS5 students features industry leaders, academics and public servants from the heart of government. In five highly educational sessions these renowned commentators will delve into a diverse range of KS5 topics.
Programme & speakers
What happens when the money runs out? Stephen King, Senior Economic Adviser at HSBC
Stephen will look at the impact of the emerging nations on western economic prosperity and what actions governments can take to prevent an economic collapse of the sort that happened in 2008.
About Stephen King
Stephen is senior economic adviser at HSBC Holdings. He also works as a journalist and consultant, and is a specialist adviser to the House of Commons Treasury Committee.
Innovation and Invention: What we get wrong about technology Tim Harford, Economist, Journalist and Broadcaster
Tim Harford will explore the ideas and inventions that shaped the world around us and answer the question: What do we get wrong when we think about new technologies?
About Tim Harford
Tim Harford is the author of “The Undercover Economist”, a senior columnist at the Financial Times, and the presenter of Radio 4’s “More or Less” and “Pop Up Ideas”.
The economics of Uber Sam Dumitriu, Adam Smith Institute
Sam will look at Information Asymmetry, how it relates to occupational licensing and the risks of government failure and regulatory capture. He’ll examine some macro-economic issues of the gig economy such as increased labour supply and lower NAIRU.
About Sam Dumitriu
Sam Dumitriu is Head of Research at the Adam Smith Institute. He is also a Policy Adviser at The Entrepreneur’s Network.
Monetary policy in practice Becky Maule, Bank of England
Becky will explain how monetary policy is set in practice: the tools the Monetary Policy Committee has at its disposal; how those affect the economy; what factors are important in reaching policy decisions; and how those decisions are communicated to the public.
About Becky Maule
Becky is the head of the External Engagement Division at the Bank of England, leading on the communication of monetary policy and other engagement with the outside world, including through the Bank’s network of Agents around the UK.
Economic justice Catherine Colebrook, IPPR
What is economic justice, and how can we achieve it in an age of rapid technological change? Catherine will explain the key recommendations of the recently-concluded IPPR Commission on Economic Justice, and why they will help to create a more just, prosperous economy.
About Catherine Colebrook
Catherine Colebrook is the Chief Economist and Associate Director for Economic Policy at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR). Before joining IPPR in 2015, Catherine was principal economist at AECOM, an infrastructure and economic development consultancy. She has also worked for the Economist Intelligence Unit as a senior economist, at BNP Paribas as their eurozone inflation economist, and as an economic adviser at HM Treasury.