On Tuesday 31 October, the Economics Department took 30 students to a conference ‘The Post Pandemic, Post Brexit Guide to the UK Economy’ in London. This conference was a fantastic opportunity for students to get an insight into the real world of Economics and the links with the world of politics.Students listened to various examples of how the theory they have learned is being applied in the real world.
They also were able to hear about some new thinking in Economics, which considers the impact of economic growth on the planet.
The speakers at the event were –
- Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, Shadow Secretary Northern Ireland
- Harriett Baldwin MP, Treasury Committee
- Dr Charles Smith, University of Wales, A Level Chief Examiner
- Professor Alan Manning, LSE
- Professor Kate Raworth, Doughnut Economics
- Mark Littlewood, Institute of Economic Affairs
- Vicky Price, Centre for Economics and Business Research
- Carl Emmerson, Institute of Fiscal Studies
“It was a very enriching experience that gave me a first-hand view of what Economics was like in the real world. Doughnut Economics by Kate Raworth was, for me, the most interesting, as she gave a new perspective into how we should define economic growth in the 21st century.”
William Makant (13C6)
“I found the Economics conference to be an eye-opening experience into the applications of Economics in the real world; having the insight into how studying Economics pays off provided an outlook into the subject which we, as a class, would not have seen otherwise. We were given an in-depth explanation of the use of the subject and its many different possible effects on our futures.”
Marco Pricopi (12C4)