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IFS/CPP annual lecture 2018

The IFS/CPP annual lecture for 2018 will be delivered by Janet Currie, Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and the Director of Princeton's Center for Health and Wellbeing. The lecture will take place on 27 September 2018.

Previous IFS/CPP annual lectures

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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