Open Meetings Programme


Notice of ICEA meeting on Tuesday 15th May 2018, at 18h00 for 18h30, Robert Mwanamanga, will speak on “Does Foreign Aid Promote Growth? Evidence from Malawi” [drain file <> url Meeting TBC]

“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.”

Future Programme for 2018

Wednesday 20th June 2018
Professor Dimitrios P Tsomocos, will speak on “Greece and the Euro”

“Dimitri Tsomocos is Professor of Financial Economics at Said Business School at Oxford, having previously been an economist at the Bank of England.

The talk will examine global capital imbalances and their contribution to the Eurozone debt crisis and the particular case of Greece, where there are alternative explanations of the crisis and the subsequent recession. It will further examine ways of exiting the crisis.”

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″

The ICEA year ends on July 31st. The open meetings programme resumes in October. Dates for the remainder of the calendar year are shown below. Dates for next year will be shown later.

Tuesday 02nd October 2018

Wednesday 07th November 2018
Prof Mark Bishop, will speak on “Robots and the Economy”

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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