February 21, 2005

Economics Summit 2005

The 2005 summit began on Friday evening, culminating with a lecture from John F. Nash on Saturday evening with a talk. The speakers were from varying backgrounds and presented interesting and informative view on a range of issues.

The speakers were:

Paul Geroski – Chariman of the UK Competition Comission
(Lecture on the workings of the Competition Comission)

Jimnah Mbaru – Former Executive Chairman of the Nairobi Stock Exchange
(Lecture on the role capital markets can play in helping economic development)

Geoffrey Dicks – Chief UK economist at the Royal Bank of Scotland Financial Markets
(Lecture on the role of Economists within financial institutions such as RBS)

Ray Rees – Professor of Political Economy at the University of Munich
(Lecture on natural disasters and the role of insurance companies)

Marcus Miller – Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick
(Lecture on the applications of game theory to debt negotiations, with particular focus on Argentina)

John F. Nash – Winner of the 1994 Nobel Prize in Economic Science
(Lecture on the topic of ‘Ideal Money and Asymptocially Ideal Money’, the text of which can be found here)

Well done to all the organisers and hopefully we’ll have an even better line up next year.


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  1. You can read more about it in the Economics Society magazine, Assumptions, which should be online at www.theinvisiblehand.co.uk shortly, as well as coming out in print over the course of the next week and a half.

    18 Apr 2005, 11:57


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