RES Presents 2019

11 Mar 2019

Members of the public are invited along to our series of early evening events on topical issues. Running alongside our 2019 Annual Conference at the University of Warwick, the three panel events will explore how economics can provide insight into public policy.

This year RES Presents will look at how economics can be communicated, where Brexit is taking us and how universities and businesses can work together.

15 Apr 2019

How can economics be better communicated and discussed?

16 Apr 2019

Brexit: where is it taking us?

17 Apr 2019

How can universities and businesses foster economic growth?

Each meeting will feature a panel of 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 15 April 2019, 6pm-7.15pm - How can economics be better communicated and discussed?

Venue: OC 0.03, Oculus Lecture Theatre, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL.

The study of economics provides valuable knowledge into our society. Yet it is often referred to as the “dismal science” and criticised for its reliance on mathematical models and predictions. This public debate will consider how public engagement in economics can be encouraged to help to build a better understanding of our world. It will discuss how economics is taught and studied and how Economists engage and communicate.

Panellists:
Dr Arun Advani (Assistant Professor, University of Warwick)
Professor Wendy Carlin (Professor of Economics, University College London)
Professor Rachel Griffith (RES President Elect and Professor of Economics, Manchester)
Martin Wolf (Chief Economist, Financial Times)
Chair: Professor Lord Nicholas Stern (RES President and IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government at the London School of Economics)

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Tuesday 16 April 2019, 6pm-7.15pm - Brexit: where is it taking us?

Venue: OC 0.03, Oculus Lecture Theatre, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL.

The UK is leaving the European Union but what will life outside it mean for us? This public debate will explore the different options available to the UK and our future relationship with the EU.

Panellists:
Lord Macpherson (former Permanent Secretary, H M Treasury)
Professor Vicky Pryce (Chief Economic Adviser, Centre for Economic and business Research)
Professor Michael Wickens (Professor of Economics, University of York)
Professor L. Alan Winters (Professor of Economics, University of Sussex and Director of the UK Trade Policy Observatory)
Chair: Dr Gemma Tetlow (Chief Economist, Institute for Government)

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Wednesday 17 April 2019, 6pm-7.15pm - How can universities and businesses foster economic growth?

Venue: Lower Hall Coventry Central Hall Warwick Lane Coventry CV1 2HA

Universities provide world leading research and educate the workforce of tomorrow. They also produce technological innovation and support local and national businesses. This public debate will consider the role of universities and businesses in fostering economic growth in cities and regions and how they can improve their contributions to local development.

Panellists:
Professor Paul Cheshire (Emeritus Professor of Economic Geography, London School of Economics)
Professor Stuart Croft (Vice-Chancellor, University of Warwick)
Rain Newton-Smith (Chief Economist, Confederation of British Industry)
Chair: Rachana Shanbhogue (Economics Correspondent, The Economist)

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