The UK is drowning in debt. Households and businesses who were already struggling financially have seen their struggles dramatically increase due to COVID-19. Government debt hit an all time high at the end of 2020, seeing any post-2008 crisis recovery wiped out. The Young Fabians Economy and Finance Network is joined by Charles Goodhart, CBE, FBA, an emeritus professor of Banking at Finance at LSE, and Manoj Pradam, founder of the independent macroeconomic research firm Talking Heads Macroeconomics. They discuss the future prospects for a post-covid, post-brexit UK economy, and whether it’s possible to balance the books.

Join Robyn this Thursday from 17:00 with Charles Goodhart and Manoj Pradhan.

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Apr 22, 2021 05:00 PM London
Topic: Can Labour lift UK finances out of the Red?

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Charles Goodhart

Charles Goodhart, CBE, FBA is emeritus professor of banking and finance with the Financial Markets Group at LSE, having previously, 1987-2005, been its deputy director. Until his retirement in 2002, he had been the Norman Sosnow professor of banking and finance at LSE since 1985.  Before then, he had worked at the Bank of England for seventeen years as a monetary adviser, becoming a chief adviser in 1980. In 1997 he was appointed one of the outside independent members of the Bank of England's new Monetary Policy Committee until May 2000. Earlier he had taught at Cambridge and LSE.  Besides numerous articles, he has written a number of books, such as The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision: A History of the Early Years, 1974-1997, (2011), and The Regulatory Response to the Financial Crisis, (2009).



Manoj Pradhan is the founder of the independent macroeconomic research firm Talking Heads Macroeconomics. based in London, with a specialisation in the analysis of global and emerging markets macroeconomic trends, and their implications for financial markets. He has a Ph.D. in economics from the George Washington University and a Masters in Finance from the London Business School.


Your host: Robyn Arthey currently works for HSBC in Global Operations. Alongside her day job, she is heavily involved in Diversity and Inclusion within the banking sector, including mentoring schemes, running financial education events and writing on topics such as the gender pay gap.  

She holds a BA in PPE from the University of Manchester and an MSc in International Politics from SOAS. Her main interests are in feminist economics and international political economy with focus on Asia and Africa.


April 22, 2021 at 5:00pm - 6pm
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