2018 Conference RES Presents

RES Presents 2018 with the University of Sussex
26, 27 and 28 March 2018

Alongside the Royal Economic Society’s annual conference at the University of Sussex in March 2018, there will be a series of early evening events open to the public. Links to free registration for these panel debates are here and further details are below:

IS IT WORTH GOING TO UNIVERSITY?

ONE YEAR TILL BREXIT: ARE WE NEARLY THERE YET?

EFFECTIVE POLICING: WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM ECONOMICS?

Aimed at an audience of students, school students and the general public in and around Brighton, RES Presents offers the local community an opportunity to engage in an in-depth informative discussion on a range of topical issues. Each event will provide a platform to show how the study of economics can provide insight into public policy.

Each meeting will feature a panel of four speakers plus a Chair. Each speaker gets a maximum of five minutes for opening remarks. The rest of the event is given over to a general discussion and plenty of Q&A.

Monday 26th March
6pm to 7.15pm

IS IT WORTH GOING TO UNIVERSITY?

Hundreds of thousands of young people are making decisions about where they would ideally like to go to university ­ and those choices can make a huge difference to their future lives. This public debate will cover a range of issues around higher education: tuition fees and student debt; university admissions and drop-out rates; efforts to widen access for students from disadvantaged backgrounds; and the impact of choice of university and choice of subject on earnings potential.

Panellists:

Dr Jack Britton (Senior Research Economist, Institute for Fiscal Studies)
Dr Shqiponja Telhaj (Reader in Economics, University of Sussex. Research Associate, Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics)
Professor Adam Tickell (Vice-Chancellor, University of Sussex)
Dr Gill Wyness (Lecturer in Economics of Education, Institute of Education. Research Economist, Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics)

Venue:

Michael Chowen Lecture Theatre
Brighton and Sussex Medical School Teaching Building
University of Sussex
Falmer
BN1 9PX

Register here


Tuesday 27th March
6pm to 7.15pm

ONE YEAR TILL BREXIT: ARE WE NEARLY THERE YET?

The UK is committed to leaving the European Union in 12 months, but there are few signs of agreement among politicians on even a basic framework for how it will work nor the ideal shape of the country’s future relationship with Europe. This public debate will discuss the economic and legal complications of Brexit; the likely impact of alternative outcomes on businesses and households; the effects on different income groups, different industrial sectors and different regions; and the view from abroad.

Panellists:

Professor Michael C. Burda (Research Fellow and Program Coordinator, Humboldt University Berlin)
Dr Meredith Crowley (University Lecturer at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of St. John’s College)
Dr Emily Lydgate (Lecturer in Environmental Law, University of Sussex. Fellow of the UK Trade Policy Observatory)
Professor L. Alan Winters (Professor of Economics, University of Sussex. Director of the UK Trade Policy Observatory. CEO of Migrating Out of Poverty Research Programme Consortium. Research Fellow, Centre for Economic Policy Research)

Chair:

Gemma Tetlow (Economics Correspondent for the Financial Times)

Venue:

Friends’ Meeting House
Ship Street
Brighton
BN1 1AF

Register here


Wednesday 28th March
6pm to 7.15pm

EFFECTIVE POLICING: WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM ECONOMICS?

Police forces play a fundamental role in providing safety to society ­ and economists are increasingly working with them to help deliver that objective more effectively. This public debate will cover a wide range of issues around policing: funding the police in England and Wales; tackling anti-Muslim hate crime in Greater Manchester; police use of force, including non-lethal weapons; and lessons from fighting crime in the United States and Latin America.

Panellists:

Professor Richard Disney (Professor of Economics, University of Sussex. Research Fellow, Institute for Fiscal Studies. Visiting Professor of Economics, University College London)
Jeffrey Grogger (Irving Harris Professor in Urban Policy, University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy)
Laura Jaitman (Ministry of the Treasury and G20 Finance Deputy, Argentina)
Professor Tom Kirchmaier (Research Economist, Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics. and Copenhagen)

Venue:

The Old Courtroom
118 Church Street
Brighton
BN1 1UD

Register here

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