On 25th June we celebrated another years worth of hard work with presentations from our group at Manor Road and a Social at St Hilda's College.
The afternoon was started in style by the Complexity Economics group and their 'News Bulletin'-inspired presentations. Topics covered included updates on the Automation of Employment, Firm Level Data in the Private Sector, Stress Testing on our Banking Industry and a cheaper than expected Transition to Clean Energy. There was also breaking news on Sensitive Intervention Points.
The Employment, Equity & Growth team gave us an overview of the political consequences of non-inclusive growth, the importance of capital income for overall economic inequality & the intergenerational transmission of wealth. When Economics of Sustainability took to the podium, Dr Linus Mattauch gave an overview and Dr Matt Ives expanded further on the topic of Sensitive Intervention Points, thus highlighting our multi-disciplinary nature and the links between our programmes, encapsulated by the Post Carbon Transition project. Lucas Kruitwagen also spoke about his work on a global inventory of solar PV generating stations.
After a short break Prof Sir David Hendry took the lead in presenting highlights from the work of the Economic Modelling and Climate Econometrics teams. The vast array of topics included Super Saturation Estimation, the M4 Forecasting Competition, Mitigation or Adaption: Which would you choose?, and What drives house price cycles.
The afternoon was brought to a close by a discussion on the topic of "Economics is changing: Is it enough? The right direction?". Participants included Prof Doyne Farmer, Prof John Muellbauer, Dr Penny Mealy, Dr Linus Mattauch, Dr Luis Valenzuela.
The weather was slightly lacklustre but that did not prevent friends and colleagues joining us in the beautiful grounds of St Hilda's College for drinks and canapés. We are looking forward to the summer break which will be peppered with conferences and academic visits, and then the upcoming Michaelmas term in October. Please follow the links in this article and explore our website for further information on our work and upcoming events.