Upcoming Events

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.

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

 

'Central Bank Engagement with Society'

Andrew Haldane

Chief Economist, Bank of England

 

5th October: Andrew Haldane, Bank of England MPC member: Title TBC

Andrew G Haldane is the Chief Economist at the Bank of England and Executive Director, Monetary Analysis and Statistics.  He is a member of the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee.  He also has responsibility for research and statistics across the Bank.  In 2014, TIME magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.   Andrew has written extensively on domestic and international monetary and financial policy issues.  He is co-founder of ‘Pro Bono Economics’, a charity which brokers economists into charitable projects.

*This talk will take place under Chtham House Rules and will be off the record.*

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.

 

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.

4th December 

The Clash of the Titans

Kindly Supported by PWC

4th December: Speakers TBA

The annual Clash of the Titans competition is currently scheduled for Monday 4th December and will be hosted at the auditorium at PWC, More London. Please save the date! More details coming soon...

PWC More London, Riverside,  SE1 2RT. 6.30pm - 9.30pm.

 

28th February 2018

Dame Minouche Shafik

Director, London School of Economics

28th February 2018: Dame Minouche Shafik, Director, LSE

Dame Minouche will be Director of the London School of Economics from September 2017. She was Deputy Governor for Markets and Banking at the Bank of England, where she had responsibility for the Bank’s balance sheet and its interaction with financial markets. She is a member of the Monetary Policy Committee, the Financial Policy Committee and the Board of the Prudential Regulation Authority. Prior to joining the Bank, she was Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund from 2011-2014 where she was responsible for policy and programmes in Europe and the Middle East. Prior to that she was Permanent Secretary of the UK’s Department for International Development. She has held academic appointments at the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Economics Department at Georgetown University and published on a variety of economic topics.

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 April

'Platform Capitalism'

with Nick Srnicek

24th April: Nick Srnicek, Kings College London

Nick Srnicek is currently a faculty member at King's College London and author of 'Platform Capitlism'. 

What unites Google and Facebook, Apple and Microsoft, Siemens and GE, Uber and Airbnb? Across a wide range  of sectors, these firms  are transforming themselves into platforms: businesses that provide the hardware and software foundation for others to operate on. This transformation signals a major shift in how capitalist firms operate and how they interact with the rest of the economy: the emergence of  ‘platform capitalism’.

Nick Srnicek critically examines these new business forms, tracing their genesis from the long downturn of the 1970s  to the boom and bust of the 1990s and the aftershocks of the 2008 crisis. He will show how the foundations of the economy are rapidly being carved up among a small number of monopolistic platforms, and how the platform introduces new tendencies within capitalism that pose significant challenges to any vision of a post-capitalist future. This book will be essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how the most powerful tech companies of our time are transforming the global economy.

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.