On the 25th April, John gave a speech at the Foundation for Science and Technology on ‘Systemic Failure in the Banking System’, which you can listen to on the FST website. Other speakers included, Andy Haldane, executive director of financial stability at the Bank of England, and Martin Jacomb, former deputy chairman of Barclays.
The Foundation for Science and Technology
25 April 2012
Paradigm Lost: Rethinking Economics and Politics
15 April 2012
The Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), hosted its third annual conference in Berlin from April 12th to 15th. The conference, entitled ‘Paradigm Lost: Rethinking Economics and Politics,’ included scholars, students, journalists and policy makers, and covered topics from the future of economic theory to the future of Europe. There were many distinguished attendees, most notable of which were George Soros, Amartya Sen, Joseph Stiglitz and of course, John Kay who spoke on the third day about ‘creating a socially useful financial system’. All of the talks can be viewed on the INET website, and you can watch John’s here.
Policy Exchange Event
27 March 2012
On the 27th March, John spoke at an event hosted by Policy Exchange on the issues of obliquity, long-term decision making and the limitations of knowledge in relation to energy and transport policy. Watch it here.
Scottish Affairs Committee
14 March 2012
On the 14th March John gave evidence to the Scottish Affairs Committee as part of its enquiry into The Referendum on Separation for Scotland. Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator for the Financial Times, was also in attendance. The committee focused on the economic issues that would arise in relation to Scottish independence. Watch it in full here.
The Kay Review – Interim Report
01 March 2012
The interim report of the Kay review into the effect of UK equity markets on the competitiveness of UK business, was released yesterday. It summarises public responses to the call for evidence, and draws out the issues that will be considered in the second phase of the review. Read it here.
07 February 2012
On the 7th February, John took part in an Intelligence Squared event entitled, ‘What hope for the economy?’, in which Evan Davis grilled a panel of eminent economists and leading figures from the world of business and finance. They discussed the economic crisis, banking regulation and the future of capitalism. You can watch the full debate here.
Global Brief Interview
07 February 2012
The Limits of Consistency and Rigor, and Why Economics Needs Eclecticism
31 January 2012
On the 31st January, the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) interviewed John to discuss the current state of economics. John suggests that economics has focused too much on axiomatic and deductive reasoning and has been constrained by the simplifying assumptions that such an agenda imposes. The first part of the interview is here. To watch the rest, you can visit their website.
Public Administration Select Committee
24 January 2012
On the 24th January, John appeared in front of the Public Administration Committee to give his views on strategic thinking in government. Watch full coverage here.
The Today Programme
02 December 2011
Listen to John on the today programme discussing what politicians can offer an electorate used to rising prosperity, alongside Jim Tomlinson, professor of history at Dundee University, and Ben Page of Ipsos Mori.
14 October 1998, Financial Times
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