Economics & Business

The Economics and Business Group at BRLSI endeavours to provide time for thought and reflection on many of the major questions of our time, both in the form lectures by eminent speakers and through lively discussion on the major economic issues of the day.

The old Chinese curse, 'May you live in interesting times', seems apt for the unprecedented economic times in which we live. We look forward to welcoming you to our evenings of economic and business exploration. Lectures are typically given on the second Tuesday of the month.

 

2019 BRLSI Business & Economics Lecture Programme

 


 

 

  

 

14 May 2019                        The Business of Modern Slavery -  Professor Andrew Crane,  University of Bath

 

 

11 June  2019                  Tackling Short-Termism -Tej Parikh, Senior Economist, Institute of Directors

 

09 July  2019                   How to embrace complexity and change the world  - Dr Jean Boulton,Visiting Senior Research Fellow, University of Bath

 

 

 

Previous lectures:

 

 

10  April   2019                  How Organisations can deal with Complexity -  Professor Eve Mitleton-Kelly, LSE

 

12  March 2019                  Inside the Money Machine - Why the World is Drowning in Debt - Chris Gilchrist, author for Money Marketing

 

 

27 February  2019             ‘Williams Automobiles   An example of Business Generational Sustainability’

                                            Richard Williams-joint talk with Technology Geography & Adventure

 

12 February 2019               The future of the European Project          Professor Jeremy Clegg

                                                                                                                           University of Leed

09 January 2019                 `The Spider's Web                                         Film Documentary.

                                               introduced by John Christensen,                 co-Producer

 

11 December 2018             The Organisation as an Organism            Andreas Wasmuht, BRLSI

                                               Convenor                                                          Business & Economics

 

13 November 2018           Property, Debt and the Economy                Professor John Muellbauer,

                                               'A Tale of two countries'                              University of Oxford

 

09 October 2018               The many faces of corruption                  Dr Ajit Mishra

                                                                                                                           University of Bath

 

11 September 2018            Twilight of the Gods of Finance                Nick Silver

                                                                                                                           Associate of the LSE

 

18 July 2018                        The UK Housing Crisis                                Paul Jackson

                                                                                                                           writer Investor's Chronicle

12 June 2018                       (Re)Organising Our Role in Society         Andreas Wasmuht

                                                                                                                           Convenor BRLSI B&E

 

08 May 2018                        Climate Change: Can we avoid disaster ?

                                               Professor Michael Finus                                University of Bath

 

23 April 2018                        Why AI is the future of Growth                   Mark Purdy, Accenture

 

13 March 2018                     The role of women in business                 Julie Cooper

                                               Chair of the Bath Business Women Association

 

19 February 2018                Artificial Intelligence in Business              Jules Trocchi

                                               'Loving the Machine'                                    CEO, Security Directions Ltd

 

09 January 2018                 Digital disruption in Business models     Matt Connolly

                                                                                                                           CEO Tallt Ventures

 

12 December 2017             Sustainable development in design         Profssr Peter Bradley, UWE

 

14 November 2017             The Economics of Schools                        Professor Simon Burgess

                                                                                                                           University of Bristol

10 October 2017                  Happiness to Anger

                                               Why and how emotions drive economic decisions

                                               Professor Brit Grosskopf                                Exeter University

 

12 September                       'Out of control'? How companies work in practice 

                                               Paul Jackson, writer for Investors Chronicle

 

13 July                                  Model pupils, underachievers and troublemakers

                                               Jonathan Oates, Teaching Fellow, Bath

 

13 June                                 A different Economic Future

                                               Andreas Wasmuht, Economics Convenor BRLSI

 

09 May                                  What’s gone wrong with Economics 

                                               Professor Dennis Leech, Warwick University

 

  11 April                                  Should a University Education be ‘free’          

                                               Professor Michael Otsuka     LSE

 

08 March                               The next Financial Hurricane                   

                                               Professor Antonio Cabrales       UCL

 

14 February                          Why Economics must change

                                               ‘The need for a poetic approach’                  Dr Sebastian Berger  UWE

          

10 January                           The Circular Economy                            

                                               Dr Ben Davies                                                 Bath Spa University

 

Suggestions of topics and speakers are welcome and if you are interested in being informed about forthcoming events please email [email protected]

 

In addition to the information which appears about each talk in the BRLSI calendar, newsletter and on the BRLSI website, a special email giving information about lectures related to the Economics and Business group will be sent to you if you provide your email to [email protected]