We are delighted to welcome Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake, who will speak on the subject of their new book, Restarting the Future. The discussions will be chaired by SPE Fellow, Vicky Pryce, Chief Economic Adviser, Centre for Economics & Business Research.
Jonathan Haskel is a member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee and Professor of Economics at Imperial College Business School, Imperial College London. He was previously Professor and Head of Department at the Department of Economics, Queen Mary, University of London. He has taught at the University of Bristol and London Business School and been a visiting professor at the Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, USA; Stern School of Business, New York University, USA; and visiting researcher at the Australian National University. Since 1 February 2016, he has been a non-Executive Director of the UK Statistics Authority.
Stian Westlake is Chief Executive of the Royal Statistical Society. Stian was previously policy advisor to three successive ministers for universities and science. Before then he was an executive director at Nesta (2009-2017) where he ran the organisation’s think tank. Under his leadership, the team launched a range of initiatives on data and evidence, including the Alliance for Useful Evidence, the Innovation Growth Lab and the Innovation Index (in partnership with ONS).
Stian and Jonathan are also co-authors of Capitalism Without Capital: The Rise of the Intangible Economy (Princeton University Press, 2017) and co-winners of the 2017 Indigo Prize.
This event is taking place at the Army & Navy Club, 36-39 Pall Mall, St James’s, London, SW1Y 5JN.
The meeting will start at 6.00pm. Registration is from 5.30pm onwards and the talk will be followed by networking drinks.
This event is open to all members of the Society. For more details please email firstname.lastname@example.org