InstEAD Annual Lecture: ‘Policy Challenges for the UK Economy’

Photo of Prof. Tim BesleyProfessor Tim Besley (London School of Economics)

Tuesday 6 October 2015, 5:00pm – 6:15pm
Sir Henry Stephenson Building, Lecture Theatre 1, the University of Sheffield

The InstEAD Annual Lecture will be given this year by former member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Commission Professor Tim Besley on the policy challenges the UK Economy will face over the next few years.

Tim Besley is Professor of Economics and Political Science at the London School of Economics (LSE). He served as an external member on the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Commission from 2006-2009,  is a commissioner on the LSE Growth Commission and a steering committee member of the International Growth Centre.

Furthermore, he is the current President of the International Economic Association and Director of the Suntory-Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD) at LSE.

Professor Besley’s research is mostly policy focused in the areas of Development Economics, Public Economics and Political Economy and he published a book in 2011 titled Pillars of Prosperity: The Political Economics of Development Clusters co-authored with Torsten Persson.

The lecture will be of interest to those interested in the UK economy and the implications for public policy.

Places are limited and registration is required.

Registration is now closed.