Economics and Business

Lectures are typically given on the second Tuesday of the month

 

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.

 

 

2018/2019 BRLSI Business & Economics Lecture Programme

 


 


 

11 December 2018        The Organisation as an Organism             Andreas Wasmuht, BRLSI Business & Economics Convenory

 

09 January 2019            The Spider's Web                                          Film Documentary. introduced by John Christensen, co-Producer

 

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

 

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

                                        Richard Williams - joint talk with Technology and Geography & Adventure

   

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

    

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

                                                                                                                  

 

Previous lectures:

 

 

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 for the Investor's Chronicle

 

12 June 2018                     (Re)Organising Our Role in Society –                      Andreas Wasmuht, BRLSI B&E Convenor

                                            Maintaining the Societal Relevance of Business  

 

 

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        Sustainable development in design            Professor Peter Bradley, UWE

 

14 November        The Economics of Schools          

                              Professor Simon Burgess, University of Bristol

 

0 October            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].