In partnership with Bristol Grammar School and the Royal Economic Society, Bristol Economics Department organized two public debates during the RES Conference, 10-12 April.
Post-Brexit Economics, a panel chaired by Diane Coyle (University of Manchester), included Swati Dinghra (LSE) Jagjit Chadha (NIESR), Paul Johnson (Institute for Fiscal Studies), Michael McMahon (University of Warwick). There was lively discussion of the impact of Brexit and the prospects for the UK economy.
Re-skilling the UK, a panel chaired by Soumaya Keynes (the Economist), included Simon Burgess (University of Bristol), Sandra McNally (Surrey University), Steve Machin (LSE), Kirabo Jackson (Northwestern). A wide-ranging debate discussed the effects of automation, vocational training and how to improve school performance.
You can watch the debates here: