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IFS/CPP annual lecture 2019

The IFS/CPP annual lecture for 2019 will be delivered by Penny Goldberg, Chief Economist at the World Bank Group. The lecture will take place on 26 September 2019, and you can register to attend on our website.

Previous IFS/CPP annual lectures

2018: Janet Currie, 'Life, death, and mental health: How access to care helps children succeed'

2017: David Autor, 'Economic and political consequences of China's rise for the United States: lessons from the China shock'

2016: Angus Deaton,'Can the government make us happy? Should it try?'


2015 James Banks, 'Extending working lives: a solution to the challenges of an ageing population?'

2014: Raj Chetty, 'The determinants of social mobility: New evidence and policy lessons'

2013: Stephen Machin, 'Economics of education research and the making of education policy'

2012: Andrew Dilnot, 'Numbers and public policy: the power of official statistics and statistical communication in public policy-making' 

2011: Esther Duflo, 'Rethinking policy towards global poverty' 


2008: Vince Cable, 'Revisiting the framework of economic policy' 


2007: Tim Besley, 'The political economy of data' 

2006 Alan Auerbach, 'The importance of inheritance tax'

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