Rebuilding Macroeconomics Manchester Discovery Meeting

Words by Daniel Lapedus

Rebuilding Macroeconomics & the Economic and Social Research Council present:

Can Globalisation Benefit All?


Wednesday 27 September 2017, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Hexagon Room, The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Manchester M50 3AZ

Rebuilding Macroeconomics (RM) is a new four-year research initiative funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, hosted at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) at its offices in Westminster.

Our aim is to transform macroeconomics back into a policy-relevant social science. We will start by ask fundamental ‘real world’ questions and support new and genuinely innovative research which, if successful, offers the greatest potential to have a meaningful impact on our lives.

The key to transformational research is asking the right questions. To date we have heard from policy makers about their challenges and academics from many disciplines about what they think are the most important perspectives.
On 27th September in The Lowry at Salford we are holding our first public Discovery Meetings. We invite members of civil society groups, business organisations and the general public to let us know what they see are the most important perspectives. Our theme for this first meeting is “Can Globalisations Benefit All?”.

This is an opportunity to tell us about globalisation and what you consider to be the most important questions that need to be answered. Your views will influence our research agenda and can be the basis for new research that has the potential to change our macroeconomic conditions.
The meeting is free and open to everyone. But places are limited and so prior registration is essential. Please contact Richard Arnold on to book a place. Refreshments will be available from 9.30 am, and a complementary lunch will be served at 1.00 pm.

Discovery Meeting – Programme

09.30 – 10.00 Arrival and coffee
10.00 Welcome and introductions
10.15 – 11.15 Outline of research questions – comments and suggestions
11.15 – 11.30 Break
11.30 – 13.00 New ideas and alternative viewpoints
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

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