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The Academy of Ideas Economy Forum meets regularly in London to discuss political economy across both the developed and emerging economies. Meetings range from examinations of the latest trends in the world economy to discussions of classic economics texts or theories.

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Tilting at windmills: are there downsides to a ‘green recovery’?

Monday 23 November, 7pm (UK time), online, via Zoom

events archive

Beyond Confrontation: Globalists, Nationalists and Their Discontents

7:00pm, Wednesday 9 September

How innovation works

7:00pm, Tuesday 7 July

Covid-19 and the economy, part four: Italy / South Africa

7:00pm, Wednesday 1 July

Covid-19 and the economy: the oil industry

7:00pm, Wednesday 10 June

International disorder: has Covid-19 killed globalism?

7:00pm, Monday 1 June

Covid-19 and the economy, part three: the USA

7:00pm, Wednesday 13 May

Covid-19 and the economy, part two: China

7:00pm, Wednesday 6 May

Covid-19 and the economy, part one: Germany / developing world

7:00pm, Wednesday 29 April

Covid-19: how can we escape a coronavirus depression?

7:00pm, Thursday 23 April

How will coronavirus affect Johnsonomics?

6:45pm, Wednesday 1 April

The world economy: a coming crash?

7:15pm, Tuesday 21 January

Central banking: behind the mystique

6:45pm, Thursday 10 October 2019

What is Corbynomics?

6:45pm, Thursday 11 July 2019

From trade war to world war?

6:45pm, Thursday 13 June 2019

A beginner’s guide to the mining industry

6:45pm, Monday 13 May 2019

How can we revive UK economic growth?

7:00pm, Monday 8 April 2019

Is it the end of the road for cars?

7:00pm, Monday 11 February 2019

Is capitalism digging its own grave?

7:00pm, Tuesday 11 September 2018

Why the backlash against Silicon Valley?

7:00pm, Thursday 28 June 2018

The future of pensions

6:45pm, Thursday 26 April 2018

Automation: will it destroy jobs or make new ones?

6:45pm, Tuesday 13 February 2018

China’s urban growth

6:45pm, Wednesday 6 December 2017

Where will we get the workers? Immigration and skills after Brexit

6:45pm, Wednesday 6 September 2017

Election 2017 and the economy

6:45pm, Tuesday 6 June 2017

Bookshop Barnie: ‘Creative Destruction’ by Phil Mullan

6:30pm, Monday 3 April 2017

The Internet of Things and Industry 4.0

6:45pm, Thursday 2 March 2017

Behavioural economics

6:45pm, Thursday 19 January 2017

What now for ‘gig’ working and the sharing economy?

6:45pm, Wednesday 30 November 2016

The UK economy after Brexit

6:45pm, Wednesday 27 July 2016

Charlemagne revisited? The politics and economy of the EU

6:45pm, Monday 23 May 2016

Stay-at-home economics: is world trade in decline?

7:00pm, Wednesday 16 March 2016

The end of the East Asian economic miracle?

6:45pm, Monday 28 September 2015

The sharing economy: should we believe the hype?

6:45pm, Tuesday 8 September 2015

Democracy in America

7:00pm, Wednesday 15 July 2015

What next for the UK economy?

7:00pm, Tuesday 28 April 2015

The collapse of oil prices: origins and impacts

7:00pm, Thursday 19 February 2015

FDI and the Britishness of the British economy

7:00pm, Tuesday 3 February 2015

Back to protectionism? The future of world trade

7:00pm, Wednesday 26 November 2014

America’s new technocratic elite

6:45pm, Tuesday 16 September 2014

Adam Smith: The Theory of Moral Sentiments

6:45pm, Wednesday 25 June 2014

Quantitative Easing: will it ever stop?

6:45pm, Wednesday 30 April 2014

Adam Smith: The Wealth of Nations

6:45pm, Thursday 27 February 2014

Austrian Economics

7:00pm, Tuesday 10 December 2013

The Entrepreneurial State

6:45pm, Tuesday 1 October 2013

The Truth about Neoliberalism

6:45pm, Thursday 27 June 2013

A New Industrial Revolution?

6:45pm, Tuesday 7 May 2013

The limits and dangers of muddling through

7:00pm, Tuesday 5 March 2013

The state of industrial policy

7:00pm, Wednesday 5 December 2012

The Giants of Asia

7:00pm, Tuesday 25 September 2012

The moral limits of markets

7:00pm, Thursday 30 August 2012

The military-industrial complex today

7:00pm, Thursday 14 June 2012

When all the fruit is gone

7:00pm, Tuesday 17 April 2012

Can we afford equality?

7:00pm, Tuesday 28 February 2012

It’s Christmas in Euroland

7:00pm, Thursday 15 December 2011

Less cash? More inequality?

7:00pm, Wednesday 21 September 2011

The Fate of the Dollar

7:00pm, Wednesday 3 August 2011

Inflation: is the problem getting bigger?

7:30pm, Wednesday 1 June 2011

Behavioural Economics

7:00pm, Thursday 5 May 2011

Global Imbalances

7:00pm, Thursday 24 March 2011

The New Economics

7:00pm, Thursday 10 February 2011

Where in the world is the economy going?

2:00pm, Wednesday 15 December 2010

Capitalism 4.0

2:00pm, Sunday 10 October 2010

Does Britain need an industrial policy?

2:00pm, Sunday 5 September 2010

Income distribution in China

2:00pm, Sunday 20 June 2010

Economic crisis in Greece

2:00pm, Sunday 30 May 2010

America the rich?

2:00pm, Sunday 25 April 2010

The Redefinition of Poverty

2:00pm, Sunday 21 February 2010

Future of Capitalism

2:00pm, Sunday 6 December 2009

The state and the recession

2:00pm, Sunday 27 September 2009

New Philanthropy &  Financial Engineering

2:00pm, Sunday 23 August 2009

UK – the productive economy

2:00pm, Sunday 2 August 2009

Bookshop Barnie: Nandan Nilekani on ‘Imagining India: Ideas for the New Century’

2:00pm, Thursday 23 April 2009

A Brave New World: Are the emerging economies the new technological innovators?

7:00pm, Thursday 16 October 2008

Can India compete with China as an economic superpower?

2:00pm, Sunday 14 September 2008

Commission on Growth and Development Report

2:00pm, Sunday 3 August 2008

Is China the economic saviour of the 21st century?

7:00pm, Wednesday 28 May 2008

Food and Commodities Inflation

2:00pm, Sunday 27 April 2008

Global Equality

2:00pm, Sunday 30 March 2008

The Credit Crunch

2:00pm, Sunday 2 March 2008

Understanding Future Shifts

2:00pm, Sunday 27 January 2008