11:25, Thu 29 Nov 2012
In the first of the distinguished lecture series, Economist Vicky Pryce presented her new book 'Greekonomics: The Euro Crisis and Why Politicians Don't Get It' to the Warwick Economics community.
Pryce reflects on the current crisis in the Euro Zone, its causes and how Europe has responded. She offers her thoughts on what might and what needs to happen if the Euro is to survive in its current form. She pays particular attention to Greece, the country of her birth, the country first in the firing line in the Euro crisis and the country even now seen as Europe's problem child.
Pryce has worked as a professional economist in both the private and public sector. She has been chief economist at the Royal Bank of Scotland, KPMG and Exxon Europe. Pryce joined the Department for Trade and Industry in August 2002 as Chief Economic Adviser, the first woman to be appointed to the post. She was Deputy Head from 2004 to 2007 of the Government's Economic Service, and Joint Head from 2007 to 2010. She has been a visiting professor at City University's Cass Business School from 2002-6 and since 2008, and at Imperial College Business School since 2010.
(MP3 format, 34:08, 31 MB