Events

Book Launch: An Economist's Guide to Economic History

Date(s)

18/01/2019 - 18/01/2019

Time

1:30PM - 3:00PM

Location

Lecture Theatre Riddel Hall 185 Stranmillis Road Belfast BT9 5EE

An Economist’s Guide to Economic History, a new book aimed at introducing economic history as a field of study to economics lecturers and their students, will be officially launched at Queen's Management School on Friday 18 January, 2019.

The book, edited by Dr Matthias Blum and Dr Chris Colvin from the Centre for Economic History at Queen's Management School, was published in December 2018 by Palgrave Macmillan.

The launch will coincide with a roundtable discussion on the past, present and future of economics as a discipline, with a particular focus on how it is taught at university and understood by the general public.

Panellists include:

  • Professor Wendy Carlin CBE (University College London), economist and director of the CORE Econ project, which aims to overhaul the way introductory economics is taught at university
  • Professor Nicholas Crafts CBE (University of Warwick), economic historian and expert on UK productivity across the past two centuries
  • Mr Paul Winfree (Heritage Foundation, Washington DC), health economist and President Trump's former senior advisor on budgetary policy.

The event is free and open to the public. 

Click here for further information and to register.

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