This week we were honoured to welcome Andy Haldane, Chief Economist at the Bank of England to the University of Sheffield to give the SPERI Annual Lecture 2019.
Andy’s lecture, given on May 7th, was entitled ‘Is All Economics Local?’. In the lecture he considered how data could help to give a bottom-up picture of what’s happening in the economy. He used a range of data mapping tools to show how peoples’ experiences of income, wealth, health and wellbeing vary depending on where they live. The lecture also highlighted the Bank of England’s work to better understand what is happening in local communities across the UK.
The lecture has been reported on by the New York Times, the Financial Times and Bloomberg.
- New York Times: Bank of England Hits the Road to Assess Brexit Impact on Economy
- Financial Times: Andy Haldane: central banks need to tap into local perspectives
- Bloomberg: BOE’s Haldane Says Data-Intensive Models Can Help Policy Makers
Professor Gill Valentine, Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield, and Professor Genevieve LeBaron, Director of SPERI, introduced Andy’s lecture. After the lecture Professor LeBaron chaired an audience question and answer session.
SPERI’s Annual Lecture is a key part of our efforts to communicate new ideas to the public in an accessible way. Each year we invite an eminent public figure in the world of economics and politics to Sheffield to share and discuss their ideas. Previous Annual Lectures have been delivered by the then Leader of the Opposition Ed Miliband, Robert Peston, now ITV’s Political Editor, the leading economics journalist Stephanie Flanders and the Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon.
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