The Great Economists: How their ideas can help us today - Linda Yueh
What can the ideas of history's greatest economists tell us about the most important issues of our time?
PLEASE NOTE, THIS LITERARY FESTIVAL EVENT IS IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE HORIZON LECTURE SERIES AT KING'S COLLEGE, TAUNTON
Renowned broadcaster and economist Linda Yueh explains, in an insightful yet accessible way, the key thoughts of history's greatest economists, how our lives have been influenced by their ideas and how they could help us with the policy challenges that we face today. Exploring the thoughts of economists from Adam Smith and David Ricardo to contemporary academics Douglass North and Robert Solow, Yueh asks, for example, what do the ideas of Karl Marx tell us about the future of the Chinese economy? What would John Maynard Keynes say about state intervention? And with globalisation in trouble, what can we learn about handling Brexit and Trumpism?
Linda Yueh is Fellow in Economics at St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford and Adjunct Professor of Economics at London Business School. She is also Visiting Professor at LSE IDEAS and was Visiting Professor of Economics at Peking University. The former Economics Editor at Bloomberg TV, she also hosted Talking Business with Linda Yueh as Chief Business Correspondent for BBC News. She writes for The Times, The New York Times, and the Financial Times and has advised the World Economic Forum in Davos and the World Bank. She has written and edited academic books, including a textbook on macroeconomics. This is her first trade book.