This initiative by the RES aims to bring the best communicators in the economics profession into contact with a wide public and to show the importance of top-quality economic research. Aimed principally at sixth form students of Economics but of interest to all, the Annual Public Lectures have become an established part of the senior school calendar as well as open to the general public. You can watch or download most of the lectures from the links below.
The 2014 RES Public lecture "What journalists should know about economists – and vice versa"
was given on 25 November 2014 at the Royal Institution, London and 26 November at the University of Liverpool, by Stephanie Flanders, award winning BBC journalist and Economics Editor and now J.P. Morgan Asset Management's chief market strategist for the UK and Europe. Watch the Stephanie Flanders lecture video
Stephanie Flanders is a former speech writer and senior advisor to US Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers in the Clinton Administration, where she was involved in the management of emerging market crises and other major economic issues from 1997 to 2001. She has also worked as a reporter for the New York Times, and as principal editor of the UN's 2002 Human Development Report. Prior to this she was an editorial-writer and economics columnist at the FT, and an economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and London Business School. She joined the BBC in 2002 and served on the elected Council of the Royal Economic Society from 2008 to 2012. Stephanie Flanders was named Broadcaster of the Year for 2011 by the Harold Wincott Foundation and the Political Studies’ Association’s Broadcaster of the Year for 2012.