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Economics in Action Conference

Economics students from Year 13 recently enjoyed a one day ‘Economics in Action’ conference in London organised by The Training Partnership.  Getting to the venue was a bit tricky due to the London Tube strike, but students enjoyed a bonus walk through the square mile, taking in The Bank of England, Threadneedle Street and the Mansion House along the way.

Guest speakers on the day included Christian Spielmann, from the Economics Network exploring the policy options, governments can use, to respond to the dangers of climate change.  Maja Gustafsson from the Resolution Foundation discussed the UK Labour Market, as well as considering the impact of COVID-19 and what may lie ahead for the future.  Whilst broadcaster Ayeisha-Thomas Smith explored how the economic indicators we choose can shape the way we think about the world. Nudging and behavioral economics is now a fundamental part of the A Level syllabus, so a talk by Lal Chadeesingh from the Behavioral Insights team was particularly insightful, as she looked at examples of behavioral economics and how behavioral science can be applied to help governments and businesses to set policy and alleviate social problems. Lastly author and TV presenter Bobby Seagull explored the history of financial market crashes, as well as sharing some of his personal experience of working in the sector.

Students were fantastically behaved and a real credit to Moulsham and will hopefully take in some more revision conferences before their planned exams next year.

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