Upcoming Events

20th February

Paul Ormerod

Best-selling Author and Economist

Monday 20th February: Paul Ormerod, best-selling economics author: Title TBC

Paul Ormerod  is a partner of Volterra Partners and a Visiting Professor in the Centre for Decision Making at University College London (UCL). He has written 4 bestselling books, Death of Economics, Butterfly Economics, Why Most Things Fail and Positive Linking. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy of Social Sciences in 2006, and has been awarded an honorary DSc by Durham University for ‘the distinction of your contribution to economics’. After reading economics at Cambridge and taking the MPhil in economics at Oxford, Paul started his career as a macroeconomic forecaster at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR).  He was a founder of the Henley Centre for Forecasting in the 1980s, which the founders sold to Martin Sorrel’s WPP Group in the 1990s.

Paul has a number of academic publications querying the inherent feasibility of accurate short-term macroeconomic forecasting, including a paper in Physica A, the world’s leading statistical physics journal, on “Random matrix theory and the failures of macroeconomic forecasting”.

Royal Overseas League, St James's Street, SW1A 1LR. 6.30pm - 8pm.

Non-members can book Early Bird tickets here for £15 (£10 for students).  Members can reserve their free place here.

29th March

Keith Wade

Chief Economist, Schroders

Wednesday 29th March: Keith Wade, Chief Economist, Schroders: Title TBC

Keith Wade is Group Chief Economist at Schroders, joining in 1988. He is responsible for the Economics Team and Schroders’ view of the world economy. His role also involves formulating asset allocation strategies and he is also a member of the Group Asset Allocation Committee. He became Schroders’ senior Economist responsible for international economic forecasting in early 1992. Prior to joining Schroders Keith was a researcher at the London Business School’s Centre for Economic Forecasting. He obtained a MSc and BSc in Economics at the London School of Economics and is a member of the UK Society of Investment Professionals (UKSIP), Society of Business Economists and holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC). Keith is also sits on the investment committee for Addenbrookes hospital charity fund in Cambridge. A regular contributor to the press, he has co-authored a book on macroeconomics for MBA students.

Royal Overseas League, St James's Street, SW1A 1LR. 6.30pm - 8pm.

Non-members can book Early Bird tickets here for £15 (£10 for students).  Members can reserve their free place here.

25th April

Andrew Haldane

Chief Economist, Bank of England

 

Tuesday 25th April: Andrew Haldane, Bank of England MPC member: Title TBC

Andrew G Haldane  is the Chief Economist at the Bank of England. He is also Executive Director for Monetary Analysis, Research and Statistics, and a member of their Monetary Policy Committee. Andrew  has responsibility for research and statistics across the Bank.

Andrew has an Honorary Doctorate from the Open University, is Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham, a Visiting Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, a member of the Economic Council of the Royal Economic Society, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and a Member of the Research and Policy Committee at Nesta. Andrew is Chairman and co-founder of Pro Bono Economics, a charity that matches volunteer economists with charitable projects.

Andrew has written extensively on domestic and international monetary and financial policy issues and has published over 150 articles and four books. In 2014, TIME magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Royal Overseas League, St James's Street, SW1A 1LR. 6.30pm - 8pm.

Non-members can book Early Bird tickets here for £15 (£10 for students).  Members can reserve their free place here.

 

24th May

Baroness Dr Ros Altmann

Wednesday 24th May: Baroness Dr Ros Altmann: Title TBC

Baroness Altmann is a leading authority on all aspects of pensions, from investment strategy to company pensions, state pension policy, retirement and annuities, Dr Ros Altmann is also famous as a champion for the rights of pensioners, having spearheaded a multi-year campaign to force Government to restore lost pensions to 140,000 victims of the company pensions scandal. She will be discussing the unintended consequences of Quantitative Easing and its effect on current pensions crisis.

Royal Overseas League, St James's Street, SW1A 1LR. 6.30pm - 8pm.

Non-members can book Early Bird tickets here for £15 (£10 for students).  Members can reserve their free place here.

14th September

Professor Kevin Dowd

Thursday 14th September: Professor Kevin Dowd

Professor Dowd  is a Senior Fellow with the Cobden Centre and a long-standing free market economist whose main work has been on free banking and unregulated monetary systems. Over the years, he has written extensively on the history and theory of free banking, the mechanics of monetary systems without the state and the failings of central banking and financial regulation. He will be discussing his report into the inadequacies of stress testing methods for banks, which received significant coverage in the summer of 2016.

Royal Overseas League, St James's Street, SW1A 1LR. 6.30pm - 8pm.

Non-members can book Early Bird tickets here for £15 (£10 for students).  Members can reserve their free place here.

3rd October

Dr Graham Gudgin

University of Cambridge

3rd October: Graham Gudgin, Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge

Dr Graham Gudgin is currently Research Associate at the Centre For Business Research at the University of Cambridge and part-time Senior Economic Advisor with Oxford Economics. He is working on a new Keynesian model of the UK economy with colleagues in Cambridge and elsewhere. He was seconded as Special Adviser to the Northern Ireland First Minister on economic policy from November 1998 -2002. Prior to this, he was the Director of the Northern Ireland Economic Research Centre, the office of which he held since the Centre was established in 1985.

Before coming to Northern Ireland he was a Senior Research Officer in the Department of Applied Economics, University of Cambridge and Economics Fellow of Selwyn College, Cambridge. He has also been advisor to the House of Commons NI Affairs Committee, a member of the Labour Party Commission on the Future of Regional Policy in England, a member of the CBI Corporate affairs Committee in Northern Ireland and a member of the Executive Committee of the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) in Dublin. He was a member of the NIERC Board from 2002-04, and until 2005, a member of the Board of the Economic Research Institute of Northern Ireland (ERINI).

Royal Overseas League, St James's Street, SW1A 1LR. 6.30pm - 8pm.

Tickets will become available on confirmation of date

7th November

Dame Margaret Hodge MP

Tuesday 7th November: Dame Margaret Hodge MP: Called to Account

Dame Margaret Hodge  has spent nearly 40 years in public life in London and the last 22 years of her life representing Barking and Dagenham as the Member of Parliament. 

In September 2015 Dame Margaret released her first book ‘Called to Account, How Corporate Bad Behaviour and Government Waste Combine to Cost us Millions’.

The book is about her time as Chair of the Public Accounts Committee. After five years following the taxpayers’ pound, Dame Margaret has written about the 'unconscionable amounts of waste and inefficiency' she observed, in particular on watching 'too many big companies, aided by advisers, banks and lawyers get away without paying their fair share of tax'.

Dame Margaret will share her stories from the frontline and give you her take on the lessons that should be learnt for the future so that all taxpayers get better value for money.

Royal Overseas League, St James's Street, SW1A 1LR. 6.30pm - 8pm.

Non-members can book Early Bird tickets here for £15 (£10 for students).  Members can reserve their free place here.