Reflections on Economics Andy Haldane and Diane Coyle
A year on from leaving the Bank of England, after more than 30 years there, Andy Haldane returns to the festival to reflect on the big economic events he witnessed.
Andy Haldane is the former Chief Economist at the Bank of England and a member of the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee. He is now the Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). He joins Diane Coyle, Bristol Festival of Economics programme director and Bennett Professor of Public Policy at the University of Cambridge, for a relaxed and informal conversation.
This event takes place in the Great Eastern Hall at the SS Great Britain. Doors open at 19:00 with drinks available from the bar and we invite you to stay on to continue the conversation with your fellow audience members afterwards. The event runs 19:30-20:30.
Andrew Haldane is the Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). He was formerly Chief Economist at the Bank of England and a member of the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee. Among other positions, he is Honorary Professor at the Universities of Nottingham and Manchester, Visiting Professor at King’s College, London, a Visiting Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford and a Fellow of the Royal Society and the Academy of Social Sciences. He has authored around 200 articles and 4 books. Andrew is Founder and President of the charity Pro Bono Economics, Vice-Chair of the charity National Numeracy, Co-Chair of the City of London Task-Force on Social Mobility and Chair of the National Numeracy Leadership Council. Andrew was the Permanent Secretary for Levelling Up at the Cabinet Office from September 2021 to March 2022.
Diane Coyle is the Bennett Professor of Public Policy at the University of Cambridge. Her books include GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History, The Economics of Enough: How to Run the Economy as If the Future Matters,The Soulful Science: What Economists Really Do and Why It Matters and, most recently, Cogs and Monsters: What Economics Is, and What It Should Be (all Princeton University Press). She has been the programme director of Bristol Festival of Economics since it started in 2001 and now co-directs it with Richard Davies. Follow her on Twitter @DianeCoyle1859
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