Andrew Haldane to give the SPERI Annual Lecture 2019

We are very pleased to announce that Andrew Haldane will give SPERI’s Annual Lecture 2019 on Tuesday 7th May at the University of Sheffield.

Andrew Haldane is the Chief Economist at the Bank of England and a member of the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee. In November 2018 Andrew was appointed Chair of the Government’s new Industrial Strategy Council. Andrew is also the founder of ‘Pro Bono Economics’, a charity which connects economists to charitable projects, and a trustee of the charity National Numeracy.

Andrew has written and spoken extensively about the importance of opening up and improving understanding of the economy, as well as the need for creativity in economic thought, and the recognition of ambiguity and alternatives. Education and engagement are key elements of Andy’s portfolio and he has sought to create dialogue between the Bank of England and members of the public around the country.

Andrew has a strong connection to SPERI and to the University of Sheffield. An Economics graduate of the University, he was awarded an Honorary Degree in 2018. Andrew was an ‘In Conversation’ guest at SPERI in 2014 and in 2017 he hosted and gave a keynote speech at SPERI’s 5th anniversary celebration event at the Bank of England.

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