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November 2015

Boris Abramov (Head of the Trade Delegation of the Russian Federation in the UK) “The Russian Economy and Sanctions”

November 26, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
K1.56 (King’s Building, Strand Campus)

The intensity of political events in Eastern Europe in the past year and a half has contributed to the re-evaluation of trade relationships between Russia and the European community. It is with this in mind that the KCL Economics & Finance Society is delighted to welcome Dr. Boris Abramov, the Head of the Russian Trade Delegation to the UK. Dr. Abramov has more than 20 years of experience in the sphere of international economic and financial cooperation, which started in…

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December 2015

George Buckley (Chief UK Economist, Deutsche Bank) “UK Macroeconomics”

December 3, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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George Buckley will give a talk on UK Macroeconomics in an international context

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January 2016

Yanis Varoufakis (Former Finance Minister of Greece) “The Curious Case of The Greek Bailout”

January 25, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
B5 Auditorium,
KCL Franklin-Wilkins Building Waterloo Campus
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Academic and former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis will discuss the Greek bailout and its implications for Britain and the EU"

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February 2016

David Halpern (Director, The Behavioural Insights Team) “Inside The Nudge Unit”

February 2, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
K1.28(17B) (King’s Building, Strand Campus)

The UK Government's Behavioural Insights Team - nicknamed the "nudge" unit - generates innovative policy recommendations based on empirical research conducted in the fields of experimental psychology and behavioural economics. Since its creation in 2010, it has saved the government millions of pounds, often through the implementation of subtle low cost ideas such as adding a notice that most people pay their taxes on time to the letters sent from HM Revenue and Customs. David Halpern's talk will give a general…

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Professor Alan Collins (Head of Economics and Finance, University of Portsmouth) “Saving Private Rhino”

February 17, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Room TBC

"Saving Private Rhino: The Economics of Endangered Species Products"

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Paul Johnson (Director, Institute of Fiscal Studies) “The UK Budget 2016”

February 29, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Edmond J Safra Lecture Theatre,
KCL Strand Campus
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The Institute of Fiscal Studies is the leading independent economic think tank in the UK. Paul Johnson will be speaking on the state of the UK Economy and some of the key decisions facing the Chancellor of the Exchequer ahead of the 2016 Budget

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March 2016

Russell Napier (Co-founder of Electronic Research Interchange) “Anatomy of The Bear – Lessons From Wall Street’s Four Great Bottoms”

March 9, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
KCL Strand Campus
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How does one spot the bottom of a bear market? What brings a bear to its end? There are few more important questions to be answered in modern finance. Financial market history is a guide to understanding the future. Looking at the four occasions when US equities were particularly cheap - 1921, 1932, 1949 and 1982, Russell Napier sets to answers these questions by analysing every article in the Wall Street Journal of either side of the market bottom. In…

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October 2016

Izabella Kaminska & Frances Coppola (FT): the Bitcoin Illusion – Fallacies and Broken Promises of the “currency of the future”

October 11, 2016 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
K1.56 (King’s Building, Strand Campus)

Izabella Kaminska and Frances Coppola, two Financial Times columnists, will debate the shortcoming of Bitcoin, and why the expectations on blockchain technologies were misplaced.

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Perspectives Launch Event!

October 20, 2016 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
King’s College London Strand Campus – K 3.11

Join King's College Economics and Finance Society to the launch event of Perspectives, the Society's Quarterly Magazine! This issue of Perspectives explores a new and growing branch of economics: happiness research. Is GDP the most appropriate index for measuring prosperity? Should we care about general happiness levels? How can we tailor policies to promote well-being? These and other questions will be answered during the launch event. Professor Andrew Oswald of Warwick University and Baroness Tyler of Enfield will be discussion…

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November 2016

Ann Pettifor – The Cost of Hard Brexit

November 8, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
King’s College London Waterloo Campus FWB 1.17

The Economics and Finance Society is proud to announce its 2nd event in the Women in Economics Lecture Series! Ann Pettifor, Director of Policy Research in Macroeconomics and better known for predicting the 2008 financial crisis, will be speaking of the economic and political consequences of Brexit. As it seems ever more likely that the UK will abandon the European Single Market, the future is uncertain - Who wins and who loses from such arrangement? Is the IMF right to…

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