Events 2017 – 2018
InstEAD Annual Lecture
Professor James Banks (University of Manchester and Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)
Extending working lives: a solution to the challenges of an ageing population?
5:30pm – 6:45pm, Thursday 1st March 2018
Lecture Theatre 1, Sir Henry Stephenson Building, The University of Sheffield
For this year’s InstEAD Annual Lecture, Professor James Banks (University of Manchester and Institute for Fiscal Studies) will present recent evidence on trends in work, disability and health of older adults in England. He will explore the relationship between these trends, and relate them to past policy changes and future policy options. He will also discuss potential future directions and trends in the labour market for older workers and the challenges that these might present for future policy makers.
James Banks is Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. He is a co-director of the ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy at the IFS, Co-Principal Investigator of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing and a Trustee of the Nuffield Foundation. His research focuses on savings, pensions and retirement, as well as on broader issues in the economics of ageing, such as the dynamics of work disability health, physical and cognitive functioning and their associations with paid work and broader socioeconomic status. Prof. Banks is actively involved in working with policy makers and research funders on activities related to policy towards population ageing and to the ongoing collection and use of individual level survey evidence. He has served on expert advisory committees for the Department for Work and Pensions, Department for Health, Government Office for Science, Office for National Statistics, Economic and Social Research Council, Wellcome Foundation, and the US National Institute on Aging.
Professor Thomas Crossley (University of Essex)
Wednesday 2nd May 2018
The Digital Society: Exploring the Social and Economic Effects of Digital Hyperconnectivity
Tuesday 19th June 2018
Keynote: Helen Margetts, Professor of Internet and Society, University of Oxford, and Head of the Oxford Internet Institute
Following policy-maker interest and international media coverage on InstEAD research into the negative causal effects of social media use on children and young people’s happiness, this workshop “Exploring the Social and Economic Effects of Digital Hyperconnectivity” explores some of the broader socioeconomic consequences of digital expansion. This one-day workshop brings together leading multidisciplinary researchers – experts in the social and economic effects digital technology has across society – to generate new insights, critical debate, and academic collaboration into the socioeconomic consequences of our digital future. As well as a greater understanding of the risks and benefits of our path to digital hyperconnectivity, participation in this interdisciplinary workshop will both highlight and generate opportunities for collaborative research and knowledge production in digital society research. This workshop is organised and hosted by the Institute for Economic Analysis of Decision-making (InstEAD), at the University of Sheffield.
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