Innovation, Growth, and Cryptocurrencies: What Next?Wednesday 2 May 2018
The Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) will be holding the inaugural CAGE Policy Lecture in Economics where Professor Simon Johnson will be discussing “Innovation, Growth, and Cryptocurrencies: What Next?”
Thursday 17 May 2018,
Marble Hall, One Birdcage Walk, Westminster, SW1H 9JJ
CAGE Inaugural Policy Lecture in Economics
In this lecture Prof Johnson will discuss the relationship between public investment, science, and economic growth since 1940. He will explore the reasons that growth no longer provides good opportunities for many people. Turning to the future, he will consider how the arrival of cryptocurrencies might affect inequality and access to opportunity in the future.
17:45 – 18:45 Lecture
18:45 - 20:00 Networking event
Simon Johnson is the Ronald A. Kurtz (1954) Professor of Entrepreneurship at the MIT Sloan School of Management, where he is head of the Global Economics and Management group, a member of the Executive Personnel Committee, and chair of the Sloan Fellows MBA Program Committee. He cofounded and currently leads the popular Global Entrepreneurship Lab (GLAB) course, working with start-up companies around the world.
Simon was the International Monetary Fund's Economic Counsellor (chief economist) and Director of its Research Department. He also helped to found and run the Africa Project at the National Bureau of Economic Research.