Is economics ready to face a perfect storm of challenges coming its way? Along with politics and philosophy, economics dominates the British political establishment’s undergraduate education. But does it give them the tools to handle threats from job insecurity to climate change?

Join Kate Raworth of the University of Oxford, author of the bestselling Doughnut Economics: How to Think Like a 21st Century Economist in conversation with Jonathan Haskel, Professor of Economics at Imperial College Business School and an adviser to the Treasury.

This event will be chaired by journalist Ehsan Masood, author of The Great Invention: The Story of GDP.

About The Speakers

Jonathan Haskel

Jonathan Haskel is Professor of Economics and Director of the Doctoral Programme at Imperial College Business School, Imperial College London. He has a number of publications in academic Economics journals on productivity, growth and the intangible/knowledge economy.

Kate Raworth

Kate Raworth is an economist whose research focuses on the unique social and ecological challenges of the 21st century. She is a Senior Visiting Research Associate at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute, and also Senior Associate of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

About The Chair

Ehsan Masood

Ehsan Masood is a science journalist and editor of Research Fortnight. His books include The Great Invention: The Story of GDP and the Making and Unmaking of the Modern World and Science and Islam: A History. He is chair of trustees of the Muslim Institute Trust and teaches science and innovation policy at Imperial College.