UCL Institute for Global Prosperity


Polycrises and Policy Frameworks

21 March 2024, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm

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Rebuilding Macroeconomics is hosting this seminar as part of UCL Institute for Global Prosperity's 10th anniversary.

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Lecture Theatre 1.02
Malet Place Engineering Building
2 Malet Place
United Kingdom

About this event

Many authors have discussed ‘polycrises’ – multiple overlapping shocks in different domains. But what are the consequence for our economic policy frameworks? To what extent are inflation and fiscal targets combined with de facto ‘insurer of last resort’ the best policy mix in this context? Are we getting nearer the limits of this strategy? What does polycrisis mean for economic coordination and economic policy frameworks in both domestic and international domains?

About the speakers

Keynote speaker:
Professor Michael Muthukrishna (Associate Professor of Economic Psychology, LSE), is author of A Theory of Everyone, described by The Economist as ‘A Fabulous Book’. Professor Muthukrishna is particularly interested in applying research in cultural evolution to public policy using computational modelling and experimental and data science methods from psychology and economics.
Professor Alan Kirman, Director of Studies, Écoles des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS)
Other discussants will be added.
Full details and programme to follow.

About Rebuilding Macroeconomics

Rebuilding Macroeconomics is part of UCL Institute for Global Prosperity. Its long-term aim is to transform macroeconomics back into a policy relevant social science. Its strategy is to support interdisciplinary research and new methods of analysis in macroeconomics.