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London School of Economics: Signals and Social Consequences from Shrinkflation to Fighter Jets

Speaker(s): Dr Pippa Malmgren Chair: Professor Michael Cox Recorded on 19 September 2016 at Old Theatre, Old Building Economics would be better served by complementing the backward looking approach inherent in algorithms, models and data with plain English, common sense and forward looking signals. Signals can help us identify trends as they unfold in the …

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London School of Economics: “Too much Maths, too little History: The problem of Economics” | Panel Discussion

This is a recording of the debate hosted by the LSE Economic History Department, in collaboration with the LSESU Economic History Society and the LSESU Economics Society. Speakers: Proposition Team – Lord Robert Skidelsky & Dr. Ha-Joon Chang Opposition Team – Prof. Steve Pisckhe & Prof. Francesco Caselli Chair – Professor James Foreman-Peck The LSE …

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London School of Economics: Robert Hall: Understanding the Stagnation of Modern Economies

The annual Phillips Lecture, jointly sponsored by the journal Economica and the Department of Economics in which Professor Hall, one of the world’s leading macroeconomists will speak on the macroeconomics of persistent slumps. Robert Hall is Robert and Carole McNeill Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Professor of Economics and Stanford University. Francesco Caselli …

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London School of Economics: Panel Discussion | Science Fiction and Human Enhancement

Utopian and dystopian visions of technologically manipulated and enhanced human beings have always been central characteristics of science fiction film and literature. Sometimes celebrated, sometimes feared, these depictions have articulated anxieties of the day and tackled philosophical, ethical and social questions about possible futures. Can we look to science fiction as a guide to navigating …

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London School of Economics: The Creative Economy: invention of a global orthodoxy

The discourse of the creative economy is everywhere. First developed by the British New Labour government in the late 1990s, it has influenced a global way of thinking about the relations between culture and the economy. The lecture will address its rise and diffusion and the role of political entrepreneurship in the continuous reworking and …

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London School of Economics: Paris and Beyond: the orderly transition to a zero carbon and resilient economy?

Paris and Beyond: how will we gain traction and build momentum for the orderly transition to a zero carbon and resilient economy? Speaker: Rachel Kyte Chair: Professor Samuel Fankhauser The Paris Accord, the hoped for ambitious agreement, to be decided at the 21st Convention of the Parties of the UNFCCC, this December, will set us …

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London School of Economics: The Great Divide

Why has inequality increased in the Western world and what can we do about it? In this new book, The Great Divide, which he will talk about in this public lecture, Joseph E. Stiglitz expands on the diagnosis he offered in his best-selling book The Price of Inequality and suggests ways to counter this growing …

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Christopher Caldwell: Can Europe be the same with different people in it?

Speaker: Christopher Caldwell Chair: Maurice Fraser This event was recorded on 5 May 2009 in Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House After a half-century of mass immigration, has Europe overestimated the need for immigrant labour and underestimated the culture shaping potential of religion? Christopher Caldwell is a senior editor at the Weekly Standard, and a regular …

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Ha-Joon Chang: Economics, But Not as You Know It

In Economics: The User’s Guide, which he will talk about in this public lecture, bestselling author Ha-Joon Chang explains how the global economy works, and why anyone can understand the dismal science. Unlike many economists who claim there is only one way of ‘doing economics’, he introduces readers to a wide range of economic theories, …

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Paul Collier: Exodus – Immigration and multiculturalism in the 21st century

Speaker(s): Professor Paul Collier Chair: Dr Jonathan Leape Mass international migration is a response to extreme global inequality, and immigration has a profound impact on the way we live. Yet our views – and those of our politicians – remain caught between two extremes: popular hostility to migrants and ‘open doors’ insistence by liberal and …

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Wouter Den Haan: Is Everything You Hear About Macroeconomics True?

Speaker: Professor Wouter Den Haan Recorded on 19 March 2014 in Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House. This lecture looks at the real and perceived weaknesses, strengths and challenges of modern macroeconomics. Wouter Den Haan is co-director of the Centre for Macroeconomics at LSE. Hosted by the The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). …

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Discussion at LSE: The Next Financial Crisis

Recorded on 28 January 2014 in Old Theatre, Old Building. Speakers: Professor Julia Black, Dr Jon Danielsson, Professor Charles Goodhart Chair: Dr Malcolm Knight The official response to the current economic crisis may create longterm stability or, in actual fact, lay the seeds for the next. The panel of experts will debate what is the …

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Discussion: Reflections on a Changing World: 1950-2050

This discussion is hosted by the London Business School of Economics. With Sir James Wolfensohn, Professor Amartya Sen and Professor Lord Stern James Wolfensohn was the ninth president of the World Bank. Amartya Sen is a professor of economics at Harvard University and recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics. The London School of …

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Paul Krugman: End This Depression Now!

Professor Paul Krugman talks at the London School of Economics about the economic situation in the world and in particular the United States after 2008 and provides an outlook of the future. In his new book, End This Depression Now! Krugman shows how the failure of regulation to keep pace with an increasingly out-of-control financial system positioned …

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