Distinguished Lecture: Professor George Akerlof, “Phishing for Phools”

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George Arthur Akerlof is one of the giant figures in the economics profession, and we are delighted that he is going to be one of our Distinguished Lecturers on Tuesday 11th June 2013, 4.15-5.15pm in room M1 of the Radcliffe Teaching Centre. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception outside room M1, where you will have the chance to talk informally with the speaker.

He is Koshland Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. He won the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economics (shared with Michael Spence and Joseph E. Stiglitz). He is perhaps best known for his article, “The Market for Lemons: Quality Uncertainty and the Market Mechanism”, published in Quarterly Journal of Economics in 1970, in which he identified certain severe problems that afflict markets characterized by asymmetrical information, the paper for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize. The title of his talk will be “Phishing for Phools”. Not to be missed!

You are most welcome to come along to his talk at 4.15pm. There is no need to register – just turn up.

Distinguished Lecture: Professor Andrew Oswald, “Does High Home-Ownership Impair the Labour Market?”

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The next Distinguished Lecture will be given by Professor Andrew Oswald on Tuesday 4th June 2012, 4.15-5.15pm in room M1 of the Radcliffe Teaching Centre. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception outside room M1, where you will have the chance to talk informally with the speaker.

Professor Andrew Oswald’s work lies mainly at the border between economics and behavioural science. He serves on the board of editors of Science. Previously at Oxford and the London School of Economics, with spells as Lecturer, Princeton University (1983-4); De Walt Ankeney Professor of Economics, Dartmouth College (1989-91); Jacob Wertheim Fellow, Harvard University (2005); Visiting Fellow, Cornell University (2008). He is an ISI Highly-Cited Researcher. He will be talking about Home Ownership as a Driving Force Behind High Unemployment in our Nations. Those who would like to read a new formal paper on the material of the lecture can find it on his website http://www.andrewoswald.com under the title “Does High Home-Ownership Impair the Labour Market?”

You are most welcome to come along to his talk at 4.15pm. There is no need to register – just turn up.

Distinguished Lecture: Lord Professor Meghnad Desai, “Do we need a new Economics to understand the World today?”

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The next Distinguished Lecture will be given Lord Professor Meghnad Desai (LSE). The title of his talk is: “Do we need a new Economics to understand the World today?”

Further information about Lord Professor Meghnad Desai can be found: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meghnad_Desai,_Baron_Desai

He will be speaking on Wednesday 6th March, 6.00-7.00pm in room PLT (Physics Lecture Theatre). The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception outside room PLT, where you will have a chance to talk informally with the speaker.

You are most welcome to come along to his talk at 6.00pm. There is no need to register – just turn up.

Distinguished Lecture: Professor David Miles, “What can monetary policy do?”

We are pleased to announce that the next Distinguished Lecture of this year will be given by Professor David Miles. The title of his talk will be “What can monetary policy do?”

Professor David Miles joined the Monetary Policy Committee at the Bank of England in June 2009. He was re-appointed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer for a second term on the MPC in February 2012 . His second term will run until May 2015. He is also a Visiting Professor at Imperial College. Miles was formerly a professor of financial economics and head of the Finance Department at Imperial. As an economist he has focused on the interaction between financial markets and the wider economy. He was Chief UK Economist at Morgan Stanley from October 2004 to May 2009.

He will be speaking on Tuesday 19th February, 6.00-7.00 pm in room M1 of the Radcliffe Teaching Centre. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception outside room M1, where you will have a chance to talk informally with the speaker.

You are most welcome to come along to his talk at 6.00. There is no need to register – just turn up.

Distinguished Lecture: Professor Omer Moav, “Conspicuous Consumption and Persistence of Poverty”

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We are pleased to announce that the next Distinguished Lecture will be given by Professor Omer Moav (Warwick).  The title of the talk is: “Conspicuous Consumption and Persistence of Poverty”.

His research focuses on economic growth and development and he was the advisor of the Israeli minister of finance in 2009-2010.

He will be speaking on Tuesday 12th February, 6.15-7.15pm in room M1 of the Radcliffe Teaching Centre.  The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception outside room M1, where you will have a chance to talk informally with the speaker.

You are most welcome to come along to his talk at 6.15.  There is no need to register – just turn up.

Distinguished Lecture: Vicky Pryce, “Greekonomics: The Euro Crisis and why Politicians Don’t Get It”

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The first 2012/13 Distinguished Lecture will be given by Vicky Pryce, who will be talking about her new book “Greekonomics: The Euro Crisis and why Politicians Don’t Get It”.

She will be speaking on Thursday 8th November, 6.00-7.00 pm in room M1 of the Radcliffe Teaching Centre. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception outside room M1, where you will have a chance to talk informally with the speaker.

Vicky Pryce has worked as a professional economist in both the private and public sector. She has been chief economist at the Royal Bank of Scotland, KPMG and Exxon Europe. Pryce joined the Department for Trade and Industry in August 2002 as Chief Economic Adviser, the first woman to be appointed to the post. She was Deputy Head from 2004 to 2007 of the Government’s Economic Service, and Joint Head from 2007 to 2010. She has been a visiting professor at City University’s Cass Business School from 2002-6 and since 2008, and at Imperial College Business School since 2010.

Please come along to her talk at 6.00! There is no need to register – just turn up.