Open Meetings Programme


Notice of ICEA meeting on Wednesday 21st March 2018, at 18h00 for 18h30, Duncan McCann, will speak on “The Pros and Cons of the Universal Basic Income” Meeting

“Duncan McCann (Researcher at the New Economics Foundation and Research Fellow at City University) will talk on the “The Pros and Cons of the Universal Basic Income”

“Duncan’s talk will explore the theoretical basis for the UBI, examine some of the most common criticisms, look at some of the experiments going on around the world and explore the challenge of financing a UBI.”

Future Programme for 2018

Tuesday 03rd April 2018
Nick Haslam, will speak on “Syria”
“Nicholas Haslam is Head of Syria for Adam Smith International, a UK-based international development firm, where he oversees western governments’ support to Syrian opposition government. The focus of his talk will be defined nearer the date.”

Tuesday 15 May 2018
Robert Mwanamanga, will speak on “Does Foreign Aid Promote Growth? Evidence from Malawi”
“Robert Mwanamanga is a senior Government of Malawi official. He won the 2016 ICEA/DSA economic prize with his paper reviewing how theories on the economic impact of foreign aid have developed since the 1960′s and testing those theories against evidence from Malawi.”

Tuesday 12th June 2018

Wednesday 11th July 2018
Paul Fenton, will speak on “The Impact of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative on Corruption on Zambia”
“Paul Fenton was joint winner of the 2017 ICEA/DSA prize. He will present his winning paper which looks at how the EITI’s impact on national corruption tends to fluctuate at different stages in the EITI process and how this makes it difficult to evaluate its effects AGM, Wednesday 12th September 2018″

Tuesday 02nd October 2018

Wednesday 07th November 2018

Time and Place

Meetings are held at in the Gradidge Room at The Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT, (, which is located about halfway down the West Side of the Square click for map.

The Gradidge Room is a small venue and our meetings are more akin to seminars than to lectures.

We meet at 6 for 6:30pm. The meeting itself lasts until about 8 pm, with time split approximately equally between the speaker’s address and the subsequent discussion with questions, comment and observations from the floor.

Drinks are available both before and after the meeting. We aim to be out of the drinks room by 9 pm. There is sometimes an opportunity to take supper with speaker as guest. Those doing so leave earlier.

Meeting Charges

A small charge is made to cover the costs of drinks and other refreshments, which are served before and after the meeting.  Charges (including drinks/refreshments): Members – £5; Non-members – £10; Students – £2.50.

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