Festival of Economics
Festival of Economics 2022 presented in partnership with Bristol Ideas
Monday 14 to Thursday 17 November 2022, Watershed, Arnolfini and SS Great Britain
In the annual Festival of Economics, economists and experts from around the world debate with each other – and their audiences – some of the key economic questions of our time.
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Festival directors: Diane Coyle and Richard Davies
How is the Cost of Living Squeeze Impacting You? Monday 14 November
- 18:00-20:30. Bank of England Citizens' Panel hosted by Romesh Vaitilingam
The pound in your pocket, Tuesday 15 November
- 10:45-12:00. Prices and wages. Chris Giles with Vicky Pryce, Sarah Smith, Imogen Waite & Stian Westlake
- 12:30-13:45. Geopolitics and the global economy. Anu Anand with John Kampfner, George Magnus, Clara Mattei & Adnan Vatansever
- 14:15-15:00. Growth for Good. Andrew Kelly with Alessio Terzi
- 15:30-16:45. Cost pressures: generational pains. Bethan Staton with Oona Goldsworthy, Stephen Machin, Claire Ralph & Vicky Spratt
- 19:00-20:30. Reflections on economics. Diane Coyle with Andy Haldane
Robots and our future, Wednesday 16 November
- 10:45-12:00. Big tech under control. Rory Cellan-Jones with Kate Bevan, Harry Destecroix, Kimberley Long & Tommaso Valletti
- 12:30-13:30. Wage Controversies: The British Academy Lecture, Sarah Smith with Stephen Machin
- 14:00-15:00. Boom and Bust: A global history of financial bubbles. Diane Coyle with John Turner & Will Quinn
- 15:30-16:45. Big data. James Fransham with Tiziana Alocci, Denes Csala, Anna Powell Smith & Arthur Turrell
- 19:30-20:30. Cryptocurrencies and the future of money. Maria Farrell with Dinis Guarda, John Turner, Will Quinn & Jillian C York
Our turbulent world, Thursday 17 November
- 10:45-12:00. Britain’s decisive decade. Gavin Kelly with Lorenzo Codogno, Sophie Hale, Rainer Kattel & Anna Valero
- 12:30-13:30. What next for central banks with Jagjit Chadha & Huw Pill
- 14:00-15:00. Can’t We Just Print More Money. Kimberley Long with Jack Meaning and Rupal Patel
- 19:00-20:30. Cautionary tales. Live with Tim Harford
Writers in residence: Bethan Staton, James Fransham
Festival of Economics 2021
Audio highlights from the Talking Economics sessions.
The Covid-19 shock and response
- A one-two punch: health and economics. Chris Giles with Melanie Cockroft, Paula Lorgelly, Ben Moll and Flavio Toxvaerd. Listen here.
- WFH or not working at all? Phil Aldrick with Kudsia Batool, Huw Dixon, Graeme Roy and Helen Simpson. Listen here.
- Finance in flux. Ed Conway with Alexandra Frean, Dawn Holland, Michael McMahon and John Turner. Listen here.
Assessing the damage
- An unfair crisis. Bethan Staton with Abi Adams-Prassl, Richard Blundell, Jagjit Chadha, Sarah Smith and Jane van Zyl. Listen here.
- The ongoing toll. Richard Davies with Stuart McIntyre, Fabien Postel-Vinay, Carol Propper and Dominique Thompson. Listen here.
- Global virus, global impact. Lizzy Burden with Lotanna Emediegwu, Bethan Staton, Vyoma Dhar Sharma and Zsoka Koczan. Listen here.
What are the legacies of the Covid-19 crisis? by Bethan Staton
Prospects and policies for the recovery
- The next crisis? Eshe Nelson with Diane Coyle, Karis McIntyre, Anna Valero and Dimitri Zenghelis. Listen here.
- The Covid-19 generation Diane Coyle with Andrea Arlidge, Simon Burgess, Gill Wyness and Alice Towle. Listen here.
- Doing central bank economics. Soumaya Keynes with Huw Pill and Jagjit Chadha. Listen here.
- A new world? Philip Inman with Meredith Crowley, Henry Overman and Helen Tanner. Listen here.