About this Event
17 – 19 November 2021, We The Curious, Bristol
In a new partnership, and in celebration of the tenth anniversary of the hugely successful Festival of Economics, the Economics Observatory and Bristol Ideas are bringing together economists, policy-makers, academics and the public to discuss the key societal questions and challenges that Covid-19 and its aftermath have brought. Over 2,000 delegates and audience members from across the UK will join us in Bristol city centre for a three-day programme of dynamic and important panel discussions, interviews, book launches, podcast recordings, networking and debates.
<blockquote>“These are times of great change and uncertainty in the economy. The economy and economics will be irrevocably changed by the crisis. There is great public interest in economic issues. Talking Economics will bring together academic economists, practitioners of economics, and challengers from both inside and outside the subject to debate with members of the public. It will celebrate economics, an intellectually powerful discipline with a rich history, and also look at its recent failures. Economics has a profound influence on politics and public policy: it is too important not to have a public debate.” </blockquote>
Talking Economics Mission Statement
MORNING PASSES ON SALE NOW
Each morning pass gives access to the full morning programme plus two complementary afternoon sessions.
Wednesday 17 November 2021
Health x Economics Chris Giles, with Linda Bauld, Tim Besley and Flavio Toxvaerd
Work and pay Phil Aldrick with Huw Dixon, Carolyn Fairbairn, Graeme Roy and Helen Simpson
Finance in flux Ed Conway with Dawn Holland and Michael McMahon
Talking Politics Live podcast
Tarzan Economics with Will Page
Finance: past and future with John Turner
Thursday 18 November 2021
Inequality Sarah O’Connor with Abi Adams-Prassl, Richard Blundell, Joeli Brearley, Jagjit Chadha and Sarah Smith
Mental health and economics Isabel Hardman with Stuart McIntyre, Fabien Postel-Vinay and Carol Propper
Global virus, global impact Lizzy Burden with Lotanna Emediegwu, David Matthews and Ngaire Woods
The Reality of Brexit
Cogs and Monsters with Diane Coyle
Friday 19 November 2021
Climate: the next crisis? Diane Coyle and Cameron Hepburn
The Covid-19 generation Duncan Weldon with Simon Burgess, Gill Wyness and Bristol’s Youth Mayor
A new world? Phillip Inman with Harry Destecroix and Henry Overman
Debt hangover vs piles of cash
Hope and fear in the smartphone era with Rory Cellan-Jones
Economics in 2030: China vs America Linda Yueh with George Magnus
Household labour: who does the work?
Image by Willem Hampson.
Single and triple morning passes are available now.
Individual tickets for afternoon sessions will be released later in the summer.
NHS Covid Pass
The NHS Covid Pass is a requirement for events. All attendees with need to show their pass to gain entry to the venue.
The NHS Covid Pass is available to everyone who has received both Covid-19 vaccinations or anyone who has a negative PCR or lateral flow test in the 48 hours priory to the event. Please note that anyone attending the event across multiple days will need to present a pass for each day of attendance. More information can be found about the NHS Covid Pass here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-pass/. Lateral flow tests are free and available to pick up from most pharmacies and can be ordered online here: https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests.
Talking Economics is supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Visit Britain.
We are planning to hold the event in person but will follow government and venue guidelines for Covid-19.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
We The Curious, Anchor Road, Bristol, United Kingdom
GBP 75.00 to GBP 200.00