Kent Economics Summit 2021 (13 March)

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This event is free and open to all.

The University of Kent’s third annual Economics Summit will take place virtually via Zoom on Saturday 13 March at 10:30 (GMT). This event is free and open to all.

The Economics Society at Kent has held an Annual Summit since 2019, featuring insightful talks about the various issues of the day from experts across Economics.

This year’s summit includes partners from economics societies across the UK, including the universities of East Anglia, Lancaster, Leeds, Leicester, Birmingham and Exeter.

The summit will include guest speakers Stephan Zheng, Lead Research Scientist at Salesforce Research, to discuss ‘AI and the Economy’ and Chris Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs, to speak on ‘Health and the Economy’.

This will then be followed by a Students vs Academics debate titled ‘Would the economy benefit from mandated veganism?’.

An expert panel discussion on the current state of the UK Economy will take place after the debate. Titled  ‘The UK Economy: 2021 and Beyond’, this panel will feature: Professor Jagjit Chadha, Director of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research; James Murray, Member of Parliament for Ealing North; Megan Greene, Harvard Kennedy School and Financial Times columnist; Professor Philip Booth, Senior Academic Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs; and Alfie Sterling, Director of Research and Chief Economist in the New Economics Foundation.

Joel Pointon, President of the Economics Society at Kent said: ‘We expect this year’s summit to be as engaging and impactful as it has been in previous years. We want lasting conversations and connections to be created from this event, for students and professionals to leave more knowledgeable and intrigued about the economy. Most importantly we want people to leave inspired to continue these dialogues.’

Please book your place at this Zoom event here.