Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Economics/Geography: Why are Some Countries Richer Than Others? Questions and Answers from Economics and Other Social Sciences with Dr Ivano Cardinale/Dr Constantinos Repapis from Goldsmiths, University of London

15th June 2018 @ 14:15 - 15:15


In this lecture we ask one of the most important question in economics: why are some countries richer than others?

We will discuss what answers different economists have given, and how other social sciences can contribute to the debate.

Expect an interactive session, in which we will challenge common wisdom and reflect on how the tools of economics can be contextualized within the broader social, historical and political context.

The lecture will also give us the chance to talk about what it is like to study economics at University, and the different approaches that are followed in different Universities.


Lecturer Biography: Dr Ivano Cardinale / Dr Constantinos Repapis

Suitable for: Year 12 and Year 13 students studying or considering studying Economics. It will also be relevant for Geography and Politics students: Why are some countries richer than others?

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Please ask students to consider the question posed in the title of this talk and to discuss some of the issues prior to the event.

The IT Setup: The setup is similar to Skype, using a pc and webcam, although students take part as a group with the image projected on a whiteboard rather than as individuals in front of lots of pcs. Dedicated videoconferencing equipment is also compatible if available to the school. We will work with your IT department to ensure everything is set up and working prior to the event. The sessions are generally limited to 3 or 4 schools to maintain the interactive nature of the experience.

Booking a Place: If you have a group of students that you would like to take part in this event, please contact us via email or via the contact form at the top right of this webpage. Subject to availability we will book a place for you.



15th June 2018
14:15 - 15:15
Event Categories:
, , , ,