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RES Presents

The Royal Economics Society (RES) with the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick invite you to 3 FREE public debates.

These ‘RES Presents’ events are aimed at anyone with an interest in how economics can help us understand and influence public policy, from the job market to Brexit and beyond. School pupils interested in taking Economics at A-level and 6th formers who are considering Economics as a university option are especially welcome.

How can economics be better communicated and discussed?

15.04.2019 - 06:00pm - 07:15pm | OC 0.03 Oculus Lecture Theatre

The study of economics provides valuable knowledge into our society. Yet it is often referred to as the “dismal science” and criticised for its reliance on mathematical models and predictions.

This public debate will consider how public engagement in economics can be encouraged to help to build a better understanding of our world. It will discuss how economics is taught and studied and how Economists engage and communicate.

Chair: Professor Lord Nicholas Stern (LSE)

Panellists: Dr Arun Advani (Warwick Economics), Professor Wendy Carlin (UCL), Professor Rachel Griffith (Manchester), Martin Wolf (Financial Times).


Brexit: where is it taking us?

16.04.2019 - 06:00PM - 07:15PM | OC 0.03 Oculus Lecture Theatre

The UK is leaving the European Union but what will life outside it mean for us? This public debate will explore the different options available to the UK and our future relationship with the EU.

Chair: Dr Gemma Tetlow (Institute for Government)

Panellists: Lord Macpherson (former Permanent Secretary), Professor Vicky Pryce (CEBR), Professor Michael Wickens (York), Professor L. Alan Winters (Sussex).


How can universities and businesses foster economic growth?

17.04.2019 - 06:00PM - 07:15PM | Lower Hall, Coventry Central Hall, Warwick Lane, Coventry, CV1 2HA

Universities provide world leading research and educate the workforce of tomorrow. They also produce technological innovation and support local and national businesses. This public debate will consider the role of universities and businesses in fostering economic growth in cities and regions and how they can improve their contributions to local development.

Chair: Rachana Shanbhogue (The Economist)

Panellists: Professor Paul Cheshire (LSE), Professor Stuart Croft (Vice-Chancellor, Warwick), Rain Newton-Smith (CBI).