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Hosted with the LSE Festival: People and change

How can economists change our lives?

Richard Davies (LSE and CEP), Minouche Shafik (Director, LSE), Zanny Minton Beddoes (The Economist), Linda Yueh (University of Oxford)

Monday 12 June 2023 18:30 - 19:45

MAR, Ground Floor, The Marshall Building, 44 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LY

About this event

Covid-19, Brexit, inflation, the energy crisis, and geopolitical tensions have pitched the UK economy into turmoil. After years of stagnation, many people in the UK - one of the world’s wealthiest countries - feel (and are) poorer. We can do better.

Expert economists share stories of what is possible and what pitfalls there may be, showing how economists and policymakers have changed our lives - to create safer, happier and fairer societies.

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Richard Davies is a professor at Bristol University and Director of the Economics Observatory. He joined the Centre for Economic Performance in 2016 as Chief of Staff of the LSE Growth Commission. Previously he was Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers at HM Treasury, an economist and speechwriter at the Bank of England, and Economics Editor of The Economist.

Zanny Minton Beddoes is the Editor-in-Chief of The Economist. She is a renowned global economics expert, sought-after for her authoritative perspectives on the world economy. She previously worked at the IMF, and as an adviser to the Minister of Finance in Poland.

Minouche Shafik is President and Vice Chancellor of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She was previously a senior leader of the Bank of England, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank. She is an alumna of LSE. Her book, What We Owe Each Other: A New Social Contract, is out now.

Linda Yueh is an economist, writer and broadcaster. She is Fellow in Economics at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University and Adjunct Professor of Economics at London Business School. She is an Associate Fellow (US and the Americas Programme) at Chatham House. She was awarded a CBE for Services to Economics in the 2023 New Year Honours List.


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More about this event

This event is part of the LSE Festival: People and Change running from Monday 12 to Saturday 17 June 2023, with a series of events exploring how change affects people and how people effect change. Booking for all Festival events will open on Monday 15 May.

This event is hosted by the CEP as part of the Economy 2030 Inquiry. The inquiry is a joint initiative with the Resolution Foundation, funded by the Nuffield Foundation.

Twitter hashtags for this event: #LSEFestival

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Participants are expected to adhere to the CEP Events Code of Conduct.


This event will take place in MAR, Ground Floor, The Marshall Building, 44 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LY.

The building is labelled MAR on the LSE campus map. You can also find us on Google Maps. For further information, go to contact us.