Sixth Annual Clash of the Titans
Oxford vs. Cambridge vs. LSE
Economic Predictions for 2017
Supported by PwC
Every year, the Economic Research Council invites three economic professionals to give their forecasts for the UK economy in the coming year, at the annual Clash of the Titans competition (held this year on 30th November).
But we also want to hear your economic predictions for 2017! Do you think you can do better than our experts? Fill out the form between now and 4th January, and if your forecast is the closest to reality, you'll win a case of Royal Tokaji wine (or equivalent prize for under-18s/non-drinkers). Second place wins £30 of Amazon vouchers, and third to fifth places each win a £10 Amazon voucher.
Click here for more information about the six categories we are asking for your predictions in, including some expert guidance from Andrew Sentance, Senior Economic Adviser at PwC and former member of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC).
Dr Jonathan Ward
Wednesday 18th January: Dr Jonathan Ward: “India and China: Partners or Rivals?”
Jonathan Ward has recently completed his DPhil at the University of Oxford specialising in China-India relations with a dissertation on the China-India Border War of 1962. He studied Philosophy, Russian and Chinese at Columbia University in New York City as an undergraduate, and continued his language studies at Beijing University in China and St. Petersburg State University in Russia. From 2006 – 2011 he lived and traveled extensively in Russia, China, Latin America, and the Middle East, and speaks Russian, Chinese, Spanish and Arabic. He consults on China-India relations, the Indian Ocean Region, and Maritime Asia for Oxford Analytica, and is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and the Energy Institute. Prior to beginning his doctoral studies, he completed a master’s degree in Global and Imperial History at the University of Oxford.
Royal Overseas League, St James's Street, SW1A 1LR. 6.30pm - 8pm.
Hear Larry Elliott, Economics Editor of The Guardian, discuss Brexit
Hear Dan Atkinson, Editor of This is Money, discuss Brexit
The Cost of Preventing Blackouts
How to Check the Health of the UK Electricity Supply Sector
The Economic Research Council has commissioned a report from John Constable (Director of the Renewable Energy Foundation), which highlights the key issues surrounding the UK’s current energy policy. The UK’s energy policy over the last two decades has been a disaster, and recent developments have only papered over the cracks. The only long-term solution is to increase base load supply with sustainable and reliable electricity generation.
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Clash of the Titans
The Economic Research Council's "Clash of the Titans" is an economic forecasting competition run every year between professors from Oxford, Cambridge and LSE. Members of the public also enter their forecasts for the next year.
The ERC is pleased to announce a reciprocal arrangement with the Devonshire House Network that allows members of each organisation to attend the other organisation's events for a discount.