Meetings

The Meetings Archive page lists past meetings (date, speaker and topic). . They are listed in order of the dates on which the meetings were held. If you do not know the date of the meeting in which you are interested, and since the list is by now rather long, it is suggested that you search by name of speaker or by subject.

 

April 17th, 2024

Data centres

Ashley Collins

March 20th, 2024

Foreign and Domestic Policy Implications of a Trump Presidency  

Brandon Barford

February 21st 2024

 

Train and Boats and Cranes

 

David Dixon

January 17th, 2024

The Role of Offshore Wind in Meeting Net Zero  

Charles Yates

November 15th, 2023

Defence Innovation:
Spin-in or Spin-out
 

Ron Smith

October 18th, 2023

Ukraine: Economy and  Post-Conflict Reconstruction 

Oleg Naumenko

July 19th, 2023

Why did it all go so wrong ? Success and failure in livestock development initiatives in Asia

Edward Mallorie

June 21st, 2023

Country Splits – Who gets What

 

John Francies

May 17th, 2023

“Overkill or Under-kill – The West’s overreaction and underreaction in the Middle East over recent decades

Anthony Paice

March 15th, 2023

“Georgia’s Economy, Recent Politics and 10 year Plan Preparation

Salome Mekvabishvili

February 15th, 2023

“British Columbia, Canada & Europe – Opportunities and Challenges″

Rupert Potter

January 18th, 2023

“Rail’s potential contribution to decarbonisation in developing countries

Jeremy Drew

November 16th, 2022

“China – Infrastructure Investment in Africa and Structural Transformation

Saite Lu

October 19th, 2022

“Economic Appraisal for Water Management”

Jonathan Fisher

July 20th, 2022

“Green Revolution”

Brandon Barford

June15th, 2022

“Purpose Delivered”

Alan Barlow

May 18th, 2022

“Why New Weapons are Delivered Late, Over-budget and Below Performance”

Ron Smith

April 20th,2022

The Growth in Government Debt: What o do”

Mike Williams

The Future of Global Aviation Industry: Implications for Airlines, Airports, and Passengers”

Chris Tarry

March 16th, 2022

February 16th, 2022

Mongolia: Policy and Chamge 1990-2020″

Philip Kelly

November 17th, 2021

Gaza: Socio-Economic Status and Water Challenges“”

Malcolm Summerfield

October 22nd, 2021

“Decarbonising the Power Sector”

David Parish

July 21st, 2021

“How the Aid Transparency Index Drives Change”

Alex Tilley

June 16th, 2021

“Sri Lanka – Civil War and Economic Recovery” 

Malcolm Summerfield

May 19th, 2021

“Ship Registration”

Ken Grundey

April 21st, 2021

 “The Gender Pay Gap” 

Rachel Armstrong

March 17th, 2021

“Syria” 

Nicholas Haslam

February 17th, 2021

“Dominica: Disaster and Recovery following Extreme Weather Events”

Mark Watson

January 20th, 2021

“Measuring the Impact of Impact Investing”

James Morton

November 18th, 2020

“St Helena – Now the Airport is Open”

Malcolm Summerfield

October 21st, 2020

“Past and Present Airports Policy for London and the South East” 

Paul Le Blond

July 15th, 2020

“Economic Forecasting – Why nobody knows anything” 

Ron Smith

May 20th, 2020

Feminist Economics

Marianne Moore

February 19th, 2020

“Urban Development and Land Tenure – Best Practice for Developing Countries”

Geoffrey Payne

January 15th, 2020

 “Ransom Kidnap ”

Anja Shortland

November 19th, 2019

“The Economic Consequences of not taking the Anthropocene Seriously”

Leslie Sklair

October 16th, 2019

“Supporting SME Growth in Jordan”

Emma Sauvanet

July 16th, 2019

“The King’s Cross Story”

Peter Darley

June 19th, 2019

“Do UK Universities Deliver Value for Money?”

Saoirse Mallorie

May 15th, 2019

“Tke Riddle of UK Productivity”

Jim Winpenny

April 03th, 2019

“Government and Independent Regulation: how things have evolved since Privatisation”

Tim Tutton

March 06th, 2019

“The Challenge of Energy Access in Africa: What to do about the 600m without power?”

Ben Good, CEO, Energy 4 Impact

February 06th, 2019

“Airline Regilation and Brexit”

Dr Barry Humphreys CBE

January 16th, 2019

“Defence Economics”

Ron Smith

November 07th, 2018

“Robots and the Economy” 

J Mark Bishop

October 11th, 2018

“Positive Money 10 Years on”

David Clarke

July 11th, 2018

Has been Cancelled

June 20th, 2018

“Greece and the Euro”

Prof. Dimitrios P Tsomocos

May 15th, 2018

“Does Foreign Aid Promote Growth? Evidence from Malawi”

Robert Mwanamanga

April 03, 2018

Has been cancelled

March 21st, 2018

“The Pros and Cons of the Universal Basic Income”

Duncan McCann

February 13th, 2018

“Environmental regulation: economic impact and post-Brexit perspectives” 

Dr Jonathan Fisher

January 09th, 2018

“Calculating the Cost of Conflict”

Ron Smith

November 15th, 2017

“London’s Role in the UK Economy – and the Future Challenges it Faces”

Prof. Tony Travers

October 10th, 2017

“A New System of Government: What it would look like & Why not?”

Ed Straw

July 11th, 2017

“A new Approach to Agricultural Development in Africa”

Daniel Hulls

June 14th, 2017

“Delays in infrastructure projects” 

Dr Judith Plummer Braeckman

May 17th, 2017

“Infrastructure economics and finance in the (very) long run” 

Hugh Goldsmith

April 11th, 2017

“A very different land: memories of Empire from the farmlands of Kenya”

Hilary Sunman

March 15th, 2017

“GM Crops – A Proxy War in Africa” 

James Morton

February 15th, 2017

“Reform of Nigeria’s Power Sector”

John Gower

January 11th, 2017

“Competition in Healthcare”

Prof. Carol Propper, CBE FBA

November 9th, 2016

“The Case for a Steady State Economy”

Dr Dan O’Neill

October 12th, 2016

“Mainstreaming Better Cotton for Global Sustainable Impact”

Corin Jones

July 5th, 2016

“Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone: economic impact and recovery”

Dr Peter Davis

June 8th, 2016

“Informal presentation”

Stefan Dercon

May 11th, 2016

“Are Randomised Controlled Trials the New Gold Standard in Development Evaluation” 

Matthew Juden

April 12th, 2016

“Promises and Pitfalls on Burma/Myanmar’s road to reform”

Patrick Meehan

March 9th, 2016

“Finding the money for water”

Dr Dan O’Neill

February 18th, 2016

“Not managing an economic crisis: lessons from Greece” 

Dr Costas Mitropoulos

January 13th, 2016

“Chagos Islands (Indian Ocean): Economic and Financial Implications of Possible Resettlement”

Malcolm Summerfield

November 04th, 2015

“Infrastructure: Why the Lack of Investment”

Martin Blaiklock

October 07th, 2015

“Islamic Finance – Market Insights and Structures”

Adil Hussain

July 15th, 2015

“Revisiting Soviet Collective Agriculture: 20 Years after Restructuring”

Conrad Fritsch

June 17th, 2015

“Why is Nuclear Energy so (Damn) Expensive?”

Greg Kaser

May 13th, 2015

“Life after the (next) financial crisis”

Harry Shutt

April 15th, 2015

“Pass-Through Analysis of Fibre Prices in the Cotton Supply Chain”

Robin Anson

March 11th, 2015

“The Russian Economy in a Time of Troubles”

Prof Julian Cooper

February 11th, 2015

“The economic future of British cities: what should urban policy do?”

Prof Henry G Overman

January 14th, 2015

“The EU Banking Union Outside the Euro Area”

Dr Katya Kocourek

November 11th, 2014

“Putting a Price on Carbon” 

Sam Fankhauser

October 15th, 2014

“Money laundering: western countries’ gift to corrupt politicians in the developing world

Nick Kochan

July 16th, 2014

“Kabul Bank: Fraud, Governance and Clean-up

John Francies

June 18th, 2014

“Is Australia still the Lucky Country? A view of Australia: from the inside”

Dr Peter Abelson

May 21st, 2014

“Yes, But what about China?” Renewable energy in the BRICS”

David Williams

April 9th, 2014

“Addressing Corruption in Developing Countries–the Work of Integrity Action”

Alan Barlow

March 19th, 2014

“The Pew Charitable Trusts and its Work to Establish Large Protected Marine Reserves”

Alistair Gammell

January 22nd, 2014

“Is the UK still leading power sector reform?”

Ray Tomkins

November 27th, 2013

“International Aid and the two Sudans – a Case Study in Aid Effectiveness”

Dr James Morton

October 16th, 2013

“Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor” 

Sam Parker

July 09th, 2013

“The Private Finance Initiative”

Ben Prynn

June 11th, 2013

“A new Solution for Heathrow” Anyone wishing to receive a copy of the presentation please contact Tim Leunig the speaker direct on this email tim.leunig@centreforum.org

Tim Leunig

April 09th, 2013

“The Economies of Small Islands: The Case of Pitcairn, Tristan da Cunha and St Helena”

Malcolm Summerfield

March 12th, 2013

“Tidal Energy: Economic Reality or Fantasy?’”

Peter Dixon

February 12th, 2013

“Helping get the Biggest Bang for the Taxpayer’s Buck-What Economists in the MOD Do’”

Andrew Gibbons and Neil Davies

January 15th, 2013

“Financial Regulation”

Nigel Wilkins

November 13th, 2012

“Rural Energy Accesss–a Personal Perspective’”

Rachel English

October 9th, 2012

“The Case Against ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’”

David Henderson

July 10th, 2012

“Afghanistan: Unsustainable Development?”

David Parish

June 12th, 2012

“The governance of the African commons”

Roy Behnke

May 15th, 2012

“Why more equality is better for everyone – the evidence presented in The Spirit Level”

Dr Emma Mawdsley

April 17th, 2012

“Why more equality is better for everyone – the evidence presented in The Spirit Level”

Sean Baine

March 13th, 2012

“Reconciling Short Term and Long Term Investments an Infrastructure – Where is this Done Well?”

Bridget Rosewell

February 14th, 2012

“The UK Housing Market: will it ever be the same again?”

Prof Christine Whitehead

January 10th, 2012

“Whither Europe?”

George Magnus

November 16th, 2011

“Tax havens: how to tackle these “Treasure Islands”?”

John Christensen

October 11th, 2011

“England’s Regional Development Agencies-from abolition to lessons learnt for the future”

Glenn Athey

September 21st, 2011

Members celebrated the silver jubilee of ICEA at a party in the Art Workers’ Guild.

July 13th, 2011

“How to Govern Darfur?”

James Morton

June 14th, 2011

“The charity and its Work”

Sue Holloway

May 11th, 2011

“Changing lives, delivering results: the government’s international development priorities”

Mark Lowcock

April 12th, 2011

“Brazil: has the future finally arrived?” 

Dr Peter Collecott

March 24th, 2011

“The Eurozone and Greek Sovereign debt crisis” 

Costas Mitropoulos

February 8th, 2011

 “Planning and budgeting in Southern Sudan”

Gregory Smith

January 18th, 2011

“Optimism bias in major infrastructure projects” 

Dr Eamonn Molloy

November 9th, 2010

“The case for high speed rail in the UK”

Jim Steer

October 12th, 2010

“21 hours: the case for a much shorter working week”

Anna Coote

July 13th, 2010

“Causes and consequences of Civil War”

Anke Hoeffler

June 8th, 2010

“How to improve the effectiveness of development aid”

Phil Vernon

May 11th, 2010

“European rail policy”

Jeremy Drew

April 13th, 2010

“Ports” 

Jamie Simpson/Ted Laing

March 2nd, 2010

“The industry of finance” 

John Kay

February 9th, 2010

“The privatisation of Royal Mail”

David Stubbs

January 21st, 2010

“Fair trade: development initiative, market standard or political movement? Whatever you think does it make sense economically?”

Carol Wills

November 9th, 2009

“Excessive speculation” 

Christopher Gilbert

October 13th, 2009

“Economic and political development and prospects in Bangladesh”

Peter Fowler

July 7th, 2009

“Improving decision-maing for major urban rail projects”

Roger Allport

June 16th, 2009

“Private money for public water: a safe haven in the midst of a financial ftorm?”

Sophie Tremolet

May 12th, 2009

“Happiness and economic policy”

Andrew Oswald

April 21st, 2009

“Out of the fire of financial crisis into the frying pan of demographic change: how on earth will we cope?”

George Magnus

March 10th, 2009

“Power sector reform in Asia (second edition)” 

David Parish

January 13th, 2009

“Power sector reeform in Asia: is it working?”

David Parish

October 7th, 2008

“The Dead Sea: should it be saved?” 

Peter Darley/Jeremy Berkoff

July 8th, 2008

“Spectrum allocation: challenges for a world connected without wires”

Robin Pratt

June 9th, 2008

“Trading for peace: achieving security and poverty reduction through trade in natural resources in the Great Lakes area”

Nick Bates/Hilary Sunman

May 13th, 2008

“Improving the governing of Britain”

Sir Christopher Foster

April 8th, 2008

“Transport for London: the last ten years and looking forward”

David Quarmby

March 3rd, 2008

“Is China taking over Africa?” 

Daniel Large

February 12th, 2008

“Biofuels and development: will the EU help or hinder?”

Dr Christopher Stevens

January 8th, 2008

“Reform and governance in Palestine political and economic issues facing Israel and Palestine in 2008″

Malcolm Green

November 13th, 2007

“The research/practice interface a practitioner’s view”

James Morton

October 9th, 2007

“The Stern review: economics of climate change: value judgments, welfare weights and discounting”

Dimitri Zenghalis

July 10th, 2007

“The economics of opium: implications for drugs reform”

“The opium economy: a possible approach to reform, (draft paper), June 2007″

Jeremy Berkoff

June 12th, 2007

“The changing economic and political relationship between Latin America and China” 

Dr Celia Szusterman

May 8th, 2007

“Can India solve its power criris?”

Judith Plummer

April 12th, 2007

“The impact of Chinese macro-economic policy on European economic prospects: should Europe be wary about China’s peg to the dollar”

Bojan Markovic

March 13th, 2007

“The Western Balkans; economic progress and problems”

Garth Armstrong

February 13th, 2007

“Pakistan, challenges in political economic development”

“Pakistan talk” 

Professor Paul E M Reynolds

November 9th 2008

Fixing Failed States

Claire Lockhart

February 10th 2009

The Global Financial Crisis. Causes and Cures

Andrew Farrow

January 9th, 2007

“Planning an environmental city in China: the Dongtan Masterplan”

Elaine Trimble

November 14th, 2006

“Is there a future for immigration?”

Nigel Harris

October 12th, 2006

“Globalization and his recent book: why globalization works”

“Why globalization works”

Martin Wolf

July 11th, 2006

“The new approach to the appraisal of transport projects”

Chris Smith

June 13th, 2006

“Access to micro-finance in the developing world: a Liberal Democrat perspective” 

Susan Kramer

May 9th, 2006

“Will patient choice improve the NHS?”

Professor John Appleby

April 11th, 2006

“A new era of global steel: the end of state control and protectionism”

Stuart Reynolds

March 14th, 2006

“Donor-funded technical assistance, lessons from the front line”

Philip Kelly “Donor-funded technical assistance, lessons from the front line”

Professor Paul E M Reynolds

February 14th, 2006

“The Turkish economy and its prospects: preparing for the EU”

Fadi Hakura

January 10th, 2006

“Land reform and land administration in Sub-Saharan Africa”

Martin Adams

Elizabeth Daley

November 8th, 2005

“Providing incentives for regulated infrastructure companies to deliver investment”

Ian Alexander

October 11th, 2005

“The Chinese economy: soft landing? Hard landing? Or worse?”

Paul Reynolds

July 5th, 2005

“Tourism: where is the largest industry in the world heading?”

“Tourism summary”

Graham Todd

June 7th, 2005

 Consulting Economists: past, present and future”

“Consulting Economists” 

Clive Daniels/Chris Castles/James McLeod

May 10th, 2005

“Agriculture in the WTO: negotiations, disputes and vested interests”

Doha development agenda”

Sheila Page

April 5th, 2005

 “The strategies and effects of low-cost airlines”

Simon Smith

March 1st, 2005

“Carbon trading: how does the EU scheme function and how important is it?”

Anthony White

February 1st, 2005

“What can turn Africa round?”

Richard Dowden

January 11th, 2005

“Public private partnerships: does location matter?” 

Kevin Magner/Robin Pratt

November 2nd, 2004

“Development economics in an age of globalisation: has the subject change? Is it helpful?”

Lord Megnad Desai

October 5th, 2004

“The foreign aid system: where is it heading?”

Andrew Rogerson

July 8th, 2004

“Transport on reform of the UK railways”

Sir Christopher Foster

June 2nd, 2004

“The Cranfield Trust: working as a volunteer for small and medium-sized charities”

Roger Watkins

May 5th, 2004

“Debt management in the UK and overseas”

Mike Williams

April 14th, 2004

“Why has the UK set up independent competition authorities?”

Robert Foster

March 3rd, 2004

“Iraq: The legacy of the coalition”

Paul Reynolds

February 4th, 2004

“DFID’s Economic Resource Centre”

Jonathan Ridley

January 7th, 2004

“Who will pay for the world’s water?”

Jim Winpenny

November 5th, 2003

“Social impact assessment does it complicate or complement the work of economists?”

Mary Ameson

October 1st, 2003

“The national air traffic services: a model public private partnership?”

Charles Yates

July 2nd, 2003

“Finding and facing facts about legal systems and FDI”

Amanda Perry-Kessaris

June 4th, 2003

“Eurotunnel: success or failure” 

Chris Castles

May 7th, 2003

“EU enlargement and the Euro-Eastern Europe links to the UK debate”

Katinka Barysch

April 2nd, 2003

“The return of cosmopolitan capital”

Nigel Harris

February 5th, 2003

“The future focus of the Bretton Woods Institutions: key issues in the debate”

Creon Butler

January 29th, 2003

“Reconstruction and development in Afghanistan. An overview and reiew of opportunities for Economic Consultants”

Mark Watson

November 20th, 2002

“The market for independent Economic Consultants”

Tony Murray/James Morton/Jeremy Drew