Between May 2004 and June 2005 the Treasury welcomed eleven academics of international distinction to speak to a Government Economic Service (GES) audience on how modern microeconomic theory and empirical analysis could contribute to critical issues facing policy-makers. Richard Blundell gave a lecture about pensions and saving.
On Thursday 2nd March 2006, Professor James Banks will deliver an Inaugural Lecture, entitled "Economic choices, capabilities and outcomes at older ages". Ms Jane Fenoulhet, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, will preside.
Jean Marc Robin wins the Frisch prize awarded by the Econometric Society for the best Empirical Paper published in Econometrica over the past 5 years. The paper jointly authored with Fabien Postel-Vinay is entitled: Wage Dispersion with Worker and Employer Heterogeneity, Econometrica, 70(6), 2295-350.