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Talking Economics

Our first annual conference took place in Bristol on 17-19 November 2021. This first video is a short audio highlights reel from some of our speakers and delegates. For the full festival programme and recordings of each session, scroll down.


Wednesday 17 November

A one-two punch: health and economics

Chris Giles with Melanie Cockroft, Paula Lorgelly, Ben Moll and Flavio Toxvaerd

WFH or not working at all?

Phil Aldrick with Kudsia Batool, Huw Dixon, Graeme Roy and Helen Simpson

Finance in flux

Ed Conway with Alexandra Frean, Dawn Holland, Michael McMahon and John Turner


Thursday 18 November

An unfair crisis

Bethan Staton with Abi Adams-Prassl, Richard Blundell, Jagjit Chadha, Sarah Smith and Jane van Zyl

The ongoing toll

Richard Davies with Stuart McIntyre, Fabien Postel-Vinay, Carol Propper and Dominique Thompson

Global virus, global impact

Lizzy Burden with Lotanna Emediegwu, Bethan Staton, Vyoma Dhar Sharma and Zsoka Koczan

What are the legacies of the Covid-19 crisis? by Bethan Staton


Friday 19 November

The next crisis?

Eshe Nelson with Diane Coyle, Karis McIntyre, Anna Valero and Dimitri Zenghelis

The Covid-19 generation

Diane Coyle with Andrea Arlidge, Simon Burgess, Gill Wyness and Alice Towle

Doing central bank economics.

Soumaya Keynes with Huw Pill and Jagjit Chadha

A new world?

Philip Inman with Meredith Crowley, Henry Overman and Helen Tanner

How should we tackle the big post-pandemic challenges? by Soumaya Keynes


Image by Willem Hampson.