Is it time for a revolution in government economics?

Date: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 18:00

Government economic forecasting is never far from the headlines. Now the question which started rumbling at the time of the 2008 crash is getting louder around Brexit: can we trust economic expertise to guide us through the biggest policy challenges of the day?

To discuss whether it is time to 'democratise' economics, our panel included:

  • Joe Earle, co-author of The Econocracy: The perils of leaving economics to the experts
  • Miatta Fahnbulleh, Chief Executive of the New Economics Foundation
  • Chris Giles, Economics Editor of the Financial Times

The event was chaired by Dr Emily Andrews, Senior Researcher at the Institute for Government.

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