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While Rome burns

While the world economy implodes it's pleasing to see the world’s smartest economists will gather in London to sort it out. Herewith the agenda for the Society’s Annual Conference next month:

Top of the bill is Pinelopi K. Goldberg (Princeton) who is going to deliver a keynote address on: “Trade and Growth: What can we learn from Micro data?”  Next up is David Laibson (Harvard) who will address the assembled conference of economists on “Behavioral Finance, Behavioral Mechanism Design, and Optimal Defaults”.  Gilles Saint-Paul (Toulouse, Birkbeck) aims to hit the spot with a lecture on “Endogenous indoctrination”. While Professor Sir John Vickers (Oxford, Presidential Address) will enlighten policy makers around the world with a keynote address on, wait for it: “Competition Policy and Property Rights”.

Friends, we are in safe hands.

(With compliments to Ann Pettifor, from Debtonation)