Ken Dixon Lecture

The Ken Dixon Lecture is an annual event promoting debate on economic issues of the day hosted by the Department for Economics and Related Studies. The lecture is named after Ken Dixon, the Chair of the University Council from 1990 to 2001 who is a long time supporter of the University.

Thursday 2 November 2017, 6.30pm

Mission oriented policy and rethinking public value

Speaker: Mariana Mazzucato, University College London
Location: Ron Cooke Hub auditorium, Campus East
Admission: is by free ticket only. Please book.

Growth and innovation have not only a rate but also a ‘direction’. The talk will focus on the ways to direct innovation towards societal missions—such as those around climate change and health care systems. Mariana will argue that ‘mission oriented’ thinking requires building dynamic public-private partnerships across many sectors that rethink the ‘public’ part of the partnership away from a pure ‘market failure’ framework. A mission oriented framework involves (1) justifying public policy in terms of market shaping and making (not only ‘fixing’); (2) admitting the risks (and hence trial and error) involved in picking strategic ‘directions’; (3) investing in the capacity and capabilities to learn from failures, and (4) socialising both the risks and rewards of the collective value creation process. 

Speaker biography: Mariana Mazzucato is a Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value and Director of the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose at University College London (UCL). Her work is focused on the economics of innovation; finance and economic growth; and the role of the State in modern capitalism.

She has advised policy makers around the world on how to achieve economic growth that is 'smart' and inclusive. Her book, The Entrepreneurial State: debunking public vs. private sector myths, challenges the image of the lethargic, regulating state versus the dynamic business sector—using historical examples to show public sector investments sparked technological revolutions. It offers a new way of thinking about political economy in the 21st century.

Her latest book is Rethinking Capitalism: Economics and Policy for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth, co-edited with Michael Jacobs.

Thursday 26 November 2015

Have we learned the lessons of the financial crisis?

Speaker: Martin Wolf, Financial Times
Location: National Science Learning Centre

Martin Wolf is chief economics commentator at the Financial Times, London. He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2000 “for services to financial journalism”. Mr Wolf is an honorary fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford, honorary fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford University, an honorary fellow of the Oxford Institute for Economic Policy (Oxonia) and an honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham.

He has been a forum fellow at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos since 1999 and a member of its International Media Council since 2006. He was made a Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, by Nottingham University in July 2006. He was made a Doctor of Science (Economics) of London University, honoris causa, by the London School of Economics in December 2006. He was a member of the UK government's Independent Commission on Banking in 2010-2011. Martin's most recent publications are Why Globalization Works and Fixing Global Finance.

 Pictures from the 2015 Ken Dixon lecture

Previous Speakers

The Ken Dixon Lecture is an annual event promoting debate on economic issues of the day hosted by the Department for Economics and Related Studies. The lecture is named after Ken Dixon, the Chair of the University Council from 1990 to 2001 who is a long time supporter of the University.

Wednesday 22 April 2015

Panel Debate: The future of devolution

Speakers

  • Dr Angus  Armstrong (Director of Macroeconomics at the NIESR),  
  • Professor Kenneth Gibb, University of Glasgow
  • Professor Alan Trench, Devolution Matters.
  • Chaired by Martin Vander Weyer, The Spectator

Wednesday 7 May 2014 

Professor Andy Haldane, Executive Director, Financial Stability, Bank of England (Professor Haldane will be taking on a new role as Chief Economist for the Bank of England at the beginning of June) - Macroprudential policy: What, how, and why?

Macroprudential policy has emerged as a key plank of the post-crisis reform agenda.  But what exactly is it?  What impact will it have on the economy and financial system?  And how is it interacting with the other arms of macro-economic policy? 

Pictures from the 2014 Ken Dixon lecture

Monday 19 November 2012

Sir Richard Lambert, former Director-General, CBI - Divided Britain: The causes and consequences of income inequality in the UK

The gap between the highest and lowest paid workers has grown more quickly in Britain than in any other advanced economy over the past three decades. Why has this happened? Does it matter? And if it does, what are we going to do about it?

Pictures from the 2012 Ken Dixon lecture

Please note all titles and positions were correct at the time of presentation.

Monday 13 June 2011

Robert Chote, Chair of the Office of Budget Responsibility - The Office of Budget Responsibility: Can it make a difference?

Pictures from the 2011 Ken Dixon lecture

http://www.york.ac.uk/economics/news-and-events/ken-dixon/ken-dixon-2011/

Tuesday 30 June 2009

The Great Recession: How We Got Here and Where We're Headed (book cover)

The Great Recession: How We Got Here and Where We're Headed 
Tuesday 30 June 2009 - Barry Eichengreen; University of California, Berkeley. 
17.30 in the ARRC Auditorium, followed by a reception in the ARRC foyer. All welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 10 June 2008

Monetary policy in the Eurosystem (Book cover)

Ken Dixon Lecture flyer (PDF  , 63kb)

Monetary policy in the Eurosystem
Professor Axel Weber, Deutsche Bundesbank
Tuesday 10 June 2008 At 5.30pm
Seebohm Rowntree Building
Alcuin College, (ATB/056&057)
followed by a reception in Café Barista

Ken Dixon