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Archived Events

Tuesday 29 November 2016: CFM NIESR Conference Rethinking Macroeconomics Conference: a discussion about what needs to be done to transform macroeconomics back into a useful policy science. Full details & programme available here.


Wednesday 23 November 2016: CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture

The Curse of Cash: The world is drowning in cash—and it’s making us poorer and less safe. Kenneth Rogoff (Harvard), one of the world’s leading economists, made a persuasive and fascinating case for an idea that until recently would have seemed outlandish: getting rid of most paper money. A podcast of this event is available on the LSE's event page.


Tuesday 15 November 2016: CFM, LSE Department of Economics, and LSE Department of International Relations Public Lecture Investing in Inclusive Growth: Canada's Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, shares his views on the global economy and how Canada is investing to strengthen its middle class and grow the economy over the long term. A podcast of this event is available on the LSE's event page.


Monday 14 November 2016: Negative Interest Rate Conference Negative Interest Rate Conference, co-hosted by Barclays and the Centre for Macroeconomics.


Wednesday 09 November 2016: CFM UCL Conference New Developments in Macroeconomics workshop with speakers: Wei Cui (UCL), Lars Hansen (Chicago), Ralph Luetticke (UCL), Kurt Mitman (IIES Stockholm), Franck Portier (TSE), and Shengxing Zhang (LSE).


Wednesday 19 October 2016:  CFM Public Lecture

The Euro and the Battle of IdeasMarkus Brunnermeier and Harold James, argued if the core problem with the Euro lies in the philosophical differences between the founding countries of the Eurozone, and how these seemingly incompatible differences can be reconciled to ensure Europe's survival. Video, and the podcast, of this event are available on the LSE's Event page.


Monday 26 September 2016:  CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture

The Wealth of Humans: work, power, and status in the twenty-first centuryRyan Avent (The Economist) addressed the difficult questions about the increasing abundance of labour and what this means politically, economically and socially for every one of us. In order to navigate our way across today’s rapidly transforming economic landscape; Avent argued that we must radically reassess the very idea of how, and why, we work. Video and a Podcast of this event is available on the LSE's event page.


Thursday 30 June 2016: CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture

The Hidden Wealth of Nations: Dr Gabriel Zucman (LSE) discussed how big the wealth in hidden offshore tax havens is, the consequences of inequality, how tax havens work and are organized, and how we can begin to approach a solution. Slides are available for this event, and audio and video recordings are available on the LSE's Event page.


Wednesday 11 May 2016: CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture

The Rise and Fall of American Growth: Professor Robert Gordon examined the history of economic growth in the USA, and explored solutions needed to overcome the economic challenges of the future. Audio and video of this event is available on the LSE's Event page.


Friday 18 March 2016: NIESR Event  CFM was proud to co-sponsor NIESR's conference, Financial regulation: are we reaching an efficient outcome? Examining regulatory policy in light of the financial crisis, at the Bank of England, London.


14-15 March 2016: CFM, ADEMU and cemmap Masterclass  The Macroeconomics of Uncertainty Shocks: Evidence, Models, and Methods: This series of lectures will introduce students to the recent literature on the macroeconomics of uncertainty shocks (also known as volatility shocks). Studying time-varying volatility with the help of DSGE models, the workhorse of modern macroeconomics and the most common laboratory for policy evaluation.


Wednesday 09 March 2016: CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture

Clear and Present Challenges to the Chinese Economy: Dr Keyu Jin discussed the impact of China’s financial reforms. Video and Podcast of this event are available from the LSE event page.


4-5 March 2016: Emerging Markets Forum CFM was proud to be part sponsor of the 7th LSE SU Emerging Markets Forum  which took place on 4th and 5th of March at the Millennium Hotel, Mayfair.


Wednesday 02 March 2016: CFM and Bank of England Seminar Ben Broadbent Deputy Governor, Monetary Policy Committee, Bank of England delivered a lecture Central Banks and Digital Currencies.


Tuesday 01 March 2016: CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture  1603-KingMThe End of Alchemy: Professor Lord King and Professor Lord Stern took part in a discussion on Lord King's new publication, The End of Alchemy: Banking, the Global Economy and the Future of Money.


Monday 18 January 2016: CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture Debt, Demographics and the Distribution of Income: new challenges for monetary policy: Dr Gertjan Vlieghe (Bank of England) discussed how debt, demographics and the distribution of income can have significant and long-lasting effects on the economy. Historically, these 3 D’s have not been a major focus for monetary policy, but that is starting to change. A transcript and press release for this event can be found at the Bank of England's website, and a podcast is available on the LSE's event page. 


Tuesday 12 January 2016: CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture

Economics Of Migration: Alan Manning (LSE) looked at immigration, currently one of the most common responses when asked about the most important issues facing Britain. This lecture explains why there is a demand for immigration into the UK, and what the effects of it have been. Slides [PDF] are available, and further video and audio is available on the LSE's event page.

10-11 December 2015: Bank of England, ECB, CEPR, and CFM Conference
Credit Dynamics and the Macroeconomy: programme of events can be found here [PDF].

27-28 November 2015: Macroeconomics and Growth Programme
The CEPR Macroeconomics and Growth Programme, directed by Francesco Caselli, held their first annual meeting at the Centre for Macroeconomics, LSE.

Tuesday 17 November 2015: CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture

Debt and Austerity: post-crisis lessons from Ireland: Patrick Honohan discussed the financial crisis and it's effects on Ireland. Audio and video of this event is available on the LSE's event page, copies of the transcript and slides are available at the Central Bank of Ireland's website.

Monday 16 November 2015: CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture

GDP: a brief but affectionate history: Diane Coyle (Manchester) examined gross domestic product to answer questions around the fluctuating nature of national economies. Audio available on the LSE's event page.

Wednesday 11 November 2015: CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture

Phishing for Phools: Robert Shiller (Yale) challeneged the notion that free markets provide us with material well-being, arguing that markets are inherently filled with tricks and traps and will "phish" us for "Phools". Audio and video of this event is available on the LSE's event page.

Wednesday 28 October 2015: Public Lecture
In Conversation with Ben Bernanke: Ben Bernanke discussed his new book and his time as chair of the US Federal Reserve.

Tuesday 20 October 2015: CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture

Other People's Money: John Kay (Oxford) explained how the financial infrastructure became increasingly divorced from the activities of the real economy – and what can be done to recreate a financial sector responsive to economic and social needs. Slides [PDF] are available, Video and audio is available at the LSE's event page.

Wednesday 07 October 2015: CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture

Economics Rules: the rights and wrongs of the dismal science: Professor Dani Rodrik gave an accessible introduction to the strengths of the discipline of economics and why it is so often misunderstood, not least by its practitioners. Slides [PDF] are available, and further video and audio of this lecture can be found on the LSE's event page.

3-4 September 2015: CFM Cambridge, INET, and EABCN Conference
Persistent Output Gaps: Causes and policy remedies [PDF]. Conference bringing together academics entertaining different views about the likely sources and remedies to the European situation.

Wednesday 17 June 2015: CFM and Department of Economics Public Lecture
When, Why, and What's Next for Low Inflation? No Magic Slippers Needed. Professor Kristin Forbes (MIT & Bank of England) presented an informative overview of topical macroeconomic questions, and discussed policy-related issues in international macroeconomics. Chaired by Silvana Tenreyro. Transcript available.

Monday 08 June 2015: Public Event
No Ordinary Disruption: the four global forces breaking all the trends: Richard Dobbs and Jonathan Woetzel discussed fundamental disruptive trends: growth and urbanisation in emerging markets, technological disruption, increasing connectivity, and the ageing of populations. Chaired by Silvana Tenreyro.

26-29 May 2015: CEPR Event
CEPR European Summer Symposium in International Macroeconomics (ESSIM) 2015. CFM Was proud to be a sponsor of the annual meeting, providing an opportunity for macroeconomists from different institutions to discuss research and develop collaborative partnerships. Hosted in Tarrogina, Spain.

Wednesday 27 May 2015: CFM and Department of Economics Public Lecture
When to Rob a Bank: a rogue economist's guide to the world. Freakanomics author Stephen Dubner shared the secrets to making economic ideas fresh and entertaining. Chaired by Tim Harford. Audiocast available on the LSE Event's page.

Wednesday 27 May 2015: CFM and Department of Economics Public Lecture
Hubris: why economists failed to predict the crisis and how to avoid the next one. Professor Lord Desai and HSBC's Stephen King discussed Lord Desai's latest book. Chaired by Tim Besley. Video and audiocast available on the LSE Event's page.

Thursday 07 May 2015: CFM Cambridge and INET Event
Financial crises: lessons from history [PDF]. A symposium in economics and history with presentations by Michael Bordo (Rutgers), Barry Eichengreen (Berkerley & Cambridge), and Solomous Solomou (Cambridge).

Tuesday 31 March 2015: Royal Economic Society Conference 2015
CFM UCL sponsors special EJ 125th Birthday sessions at the RES annual conference in Manchester.

Wednesday 04 March 2015: CFM and Department of Economics Public Lecture
Yes, it is a curse: politics and the adverse impact of natural resource riches: Professor Francesco Caselli questioned whether recent economic research could shed new light on the political and economic impact of natural resource windfalls. Chaired by Chris Pissarides. Slides [PDF] available, video and Podcast available on the LSE Events page.

26-27 February 2015: LSE SU Emerging Markets Forum
CFM was proud to be part of this year's LSE SU Emerging Markets Forum: an opportunity for current and future leaders to discuss and shape global growth.

Tuesday 17 February 2015: CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture
Are Welfare Programmes Just Keeping People Out of Work? An Economist's Take on Benefits Street: Dr Camille Landais examined the latest research into the best ways of determining the optimal level of welfare provision and social insurance in developed economies. Slides [PDF] available, video and Podcast available on the LSE Events page.

Thursday 05 February 2015: CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture
How to See into the Future: Economist Tim Harford explained what's really going on in the large-scale economic world - and what it means for us all in the future. Chaired by Wouter den Haan. Video and Podcast available on the LSE Events page.

Wednesday 21 January 2015: CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture
Hall of Mirrors: Professor Barry Eichengreen (Berkeley) examined how popular understanding of the Great Depression shaped the response to the Great Recession. Chaired by Wouter Den Haan. Video and Podcast available on the LSE Events page.

Tuesday 20 January 2015: CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture
Inequality and Taxation in a Globalised World: Dr Gabriel Zucman (LSE) discussed recent evidence on rising inequality, proposals made to curb these trends, and challenges raised by international tax competition and evasion. Chaired by Wouter Den Haan. Slides [PDF] available, video and Podcast available on the LSE Events page.

Tuesday 20 January 2015: CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture
In conversation with Professor Lawrence H. Summers. Professor Lawrence Summers discussed secular stagnation and his current work on new approaches to Progressive Policy. Video and Podcast available on the LSE Events page. Mentioned in Reuters.

Wednesday 14 January 2015: CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture
Professor Lord Skidelsky was in conversation with Felix Martin on the topic of a recent book he edited: Should Markets be Moral? Chaired by Wouter Den Haan. Video and Podcast available on the LSE Events page.

18-19 December 2014: CFM, Bank of England, and CEPR Event
Centre for Macroeconomics, the Bank of England, and CEPR jointly organised a two day workshop focusing on international trade, finance, and macroeconomics [PDF] and related issues.

Wednesday 18 December 2014: ERC Clash of the Titans 2014
CFM member Mike McMahon represents LSE at the Economic Research Council's Clash of the Titans competition 2014.

Tuesday 16 December 2014: CFM and Cambridge Macro Workshop
CFM and Cambridge University hosted a Macroeconomics Workshop [PDF] at the Faculty of Economics, Cambridge.

Monday 08 December 2014: CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture
The Tyranny of Experts: Professor William Easterly examined how the fight against global poverty has a blind spot on democracy and human rights. Chaired by Wouter Den Haan. Available media: Video and Podcast.

Thursday 04 December 2014: Public Event
Wouter Den Haan chaired the LSE SU Economics Society and UCL Economics Society's public lecture at LSE: The Consequences of Uncertainty, with 2013 Nobel Laureate Lars Hansen.

Tuesday 02 December 2014: CFM UCL Event
The CFM UCL branch, in association with CEMMAP, hosted the workshop Frontiers of Macroeconomics and Macroeconometrics. The programme of events is available from UCL's Events page.

Monday 27 October 2014: CFM, LSE Department of Economics, Systemic Research Centre and International Growth Centre public event
Making Markets Fair and Effective: Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, Minouche Shafik, discussed how the Fair and Effective Markets Review is seeking to answer concerns of misconduct in wholesale financial markets. Video and Podcast available via LSE Events, also available are slides [PDF] from the event, and the transcript is available from the Bank of England. This event was covered by the BBC, Bloomberg, CityAM, Financial Times, The Guardian and Wall Street Journal.

Tuesday 30 September 2014: CFM, FMG, and SRC Public Lecture
Giving guidance on future monetary policy in a very uncertain world: Professor David Miles (Imperial College & MPC Member, Bank of England) explored the paradox of giving guidance on the course of monetary policy in an uncertain economic environment, and considered the subsequent lessons for setting policy. Chaired by Wouter Den Haan and joined by Charles Goodhart (discussant). Video and Podcast available via LSE Events, also available are slides [PDF] from the event, and a transcript is available from the Bank of England.

Tuesday 23 September 2014: Seminar, Cambridge University
A Culture of Growth: Professor Joel Mokyr (Northwestern University) discussed his latest book, analysing the 1500-1700 market for ideas and how it gave rise to the industrial revolution and the Modern Economy.

Tuesday 16 September 2014: CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture.
Professor Wouter Den Haan introduced the first CFM and Dept. of Economics public lecture of 2014-'15. The Shifts and The Shocks: What we've learned - and still have to learn - from the financial crisis: Economics commentator Martin Wolf (Financial Times) gave analysis of why the financial crisis occurred, and the radical reform needed to avoid a future repeat. Chaired by Lord Turner. Video and Podcast available via LSE Events.

Friday 12 September 2014: CFM Event
CFM, ESRC, and NIESR presented The Future of Housing Finance [PDF]. Examining the risks and consequences inherent in housing finance and their relationship with financial intermediation and stability, this conference provided an opportunity to discuss ideas with leading experts in Housing finance. Enquiries/RSVP to b.hollingshead@niesr.ac.uk by August 15th.

4-5 September 2014: Conference, Cambridge University
CFM, Cambridge, and INET hosted a conference on Aggregate Demand, the Labor Market and Macroeconomic Policy [PDF], at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

Monday 7 July 2014: Public Discussion
The Future of Argentina: a conversation with Laura Alonso [PDF] and Martin Lousteau, took place at the LSE branch (32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London) from 17:00-19:00. This event was chaired by Silvana Tenreyro.

Wednesday 4 June 2014: Public Lecture
CFM presented The BoE Financial Policy Committee, an experiment in macro prudential management and work in progress: an External Member's view with Richard Sharp. Chaired by Wouter Den Haan. Media available: Video, Podcast and transcript [PDF].

15-16 May 2014: Conference
CFM in conjunction with ANR, Bank of France, ERC, and SciencesPo, macro conference Paris Conference on Goods Markets, the Macroeconomy and Policy [PDF]. Conference Report available here [PDF].

9-10 May 2014: Conference
CFM in collaboration with EABCN-INET and University of Cambridge hosted a conference Macroeconomic Stabilization and Economic Recovery after the Financial Crisis.

Tuesday 6 May 2014: Workshop
NIESR hosted the CFM London Macroeconomics Workshop from 13:00, at NIESR, 2 Dean Trench St. London, SW1P 3HE. Click here for invitation [PDF].

Wednesday 30 April 2014: Public Lecture
CFM and LSE Department of Economics presented Unconventional Monetary Policy and the Financial Crisis with Kevin Sheedy. Chaired by Wouter Den Haan. A Podcast and copy of the presentation is available here [PDF].

Friday 21 March 2014: Conference
CFM and STICERD held a conference celebrating the contributions made to economics by Harvard's Professor Robert Barro, programme of events available here [PDF]. Event-1403-BarroR Michael Peters presenting during the Conference in Honour of Robert Barro at the Centre for Macroeconomics, LSE.

Wednesday 19 March 2014: Public Lecture
CFM and LSE Department of Economics presented Is Everything You Hear About Macroeconomics True? with Wouter Den Haan. Video of Wouter Den Haan's lecture, also available: Available media: Podcast, Video and a copy of the Presentation [PDF].

Friday 14 March 2014: Seminar
Westminster Economics Seminar Series Resolving the Global Financial Crisis: Liberation or Repression? [PDF] with Jagjit Chadha at NIESR, 2 Dean Trench St, London SW1P 3HE.

Wednesday 12 March 2014: Discussion
Francesco Caselli spoke at the LSE SU Oikos panel discussion Can we have Prosperity without Economic Growth? at the New Academic Building, Lincoln's Inn Fields.

Friday 28 February 2014: Public Lecture
CFM & LSE SU Baltic Society lecture Latvia's Road to the Eurozone [PDF] with Ilmars Rimsevics, Governor of the Central Bank of Latvia. Chaired by Wouter Den Haan.  Event-1402-BalticSociety Wouter Den Haan, Chris Pissarides and Ilmars Rimsevics with members of the LSE SU Baltic Society.

Wednesday 26 February 2014: Public Lecture
CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public presented Fiscal Policy during Recessions and Recoveries with Ethan Ilzetzki. Chaired by Wouter Den Haan. Slides [PDF] available, and external links to Video & Podcast.

Tuesday 11 February 2014: Public Lecture
LSE-OECD public event OECD forecasts during and after the financial crisis: a post mortem, presentation in London.

Wednesday 29 January 2014: Public Lecture
CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture China's Role in the Global Economy: myths and realities with Keyu Jin. Chaired by Wouter Den Haan. Slides [PDF] available, and external links to Video & Podcast.

Friday 17 January 2014: Public Lecture
The Balance of Growth by Ben Broadbent, member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England. Photos and press release.Event-1401-BroadbentB Ben Broadbent presenting The Balance of Growth at LSE.

Thursday 12 December 2013: Public Lecture
Is The Eurozone Working? an Inaugural Lecture by LSE Regius Professor Sir Christopher Pissarides. Podcast also available.

Wednesday 11 December 2013: Public Lecture
CFM co-hosted a presentation The state and prospects of Russian economy by Russian Minister for Economic Development Alexey Vlentinovich Uluykaev in the Old Lecture Theatre, LSE.

9-10 December 2013: Conference
CFM and Bank of England Conference on Macroeconomics: Understanding Low Growth. Conference programme can be found here [PDF].

Wednesday 27 November 2013: Public Event
CFM and SRC hosted screening of Money For Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve followed by a panel discussion.

Wednesday 27 November 2013: Public Lecture
CFM and LSE Department of Economics Public Lecture The Body Economic: Why Austerity Kills with David Stuckler. Chaired by Silvana Tenreyro. Available media: Video and Podcast.

Thursday 7 November 2013: Public Lecture
CFM Public Conversation, Can and Should The Eurozone Survive with Lionel Barber, Chaired by Wouter Den Haan. Podcast also available.

Thursday 3 October 2013: Public Lecture
CFM and LSE public lecture by Richard Nesbitt: The Financial Crisis: a Canadian perspective on lessons learned and avoiding the next crisis. Podcast here.

Tuesday 1 October 2013: Discussion
Dawn Holland discussed and explained key features of NIESR's multi-country model NiGEM at LSE.

Tuesday 1 October 2013: Public Lecture
CFM and Department of Economics Public Lecture: The Undercover Economist Strikes Back with Tim Harford, Chaired by Silvana Tenreyro. Podcast here.

Tuesday 24 September 2013: Workshop
London Macroeconomics Workshop [PDF] at LSE.

Wednesday 14 August 2013: Summer School Lecture
Charlie Bean (Deputy Governor of the Bank of England) on Macroeconomics After the Crisis, chaired by Gianluca Benigno. LSE Summer School event exclusively for Summer School students.

Friday 19 July 2013: Summer School Lecture
Professor David Webb and Dr. Sushil Wadhwani on The Great Stagnation: What Can Policy Makers Do? chaired by Francesco Caselli. LSE Summer School event exclusively for Summer School students.

Friday 28 June 2013: IMF Workshop
Advances in Solving Complex Macroeconomics Models [PDF], Washington DC, joint with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Paris School of Economics. Video presentations can be found here.

20-21 June 2013: European Macro Workshop
Annual European Macroeconomics Workshop [PDF] at LSE.

Wednesday 19 June 2013: Book Launch
Launch of When the Money Runs Out: the end of western affluence by Stephen King (chaired by Professor Wouter Den Haan). Podcast available.

29-30 May 2013: Lecture Series
Home bias and International Risk-Sharing in Open Economy Financial Macroeconomics [PDF], lecture series by Professor Nicolas Coeurdacier.

Friday 19 April 2013: Workshop
London Macroeconomics Workshop [PDF].

Wednesday 10 April 2013: Discussion
Professor Francesco Caselli participated in Italy's Election Explained, a panel discussion at Chatham house.

Wednesday 13 March 2013: Discussion
In Discourse with Professor Dr Numan Kurtulmus, joint with LSESU Turkish Society and Network of Students (NOS).

4-8 March 2013: Lecture Series
Macroeconomics from a Historical Perspective [PDF], lecture series by Professor Jesús Fernández‐Villaverde.

Wednesday 23 January 2013: Public Lecture
Eurozone Deadlock - Finding a Path Out of the Crisis, lecture by Professor Luis Garicano, joint with CEP. Available media: Video, Podcast and slides [PDF].

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