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New series of short films on Economics

Geoff Riley

29th July 2014

Below are links to a number of recent films about economic research and policy debates - our thanks to Romesh Vaitilingam for collating them.

Two films have been launched ahead of the fifth Lindau meeting on economic sciences, 19-23 August 2014:

What makes a good economist? 6 Nobel laureates – Peter Diamond, Eric Maskin, James Mirrlees, Roger Myerson, Edmund Phelps and Robert Shiller – and 8 young economists from Lindau 2011 present their views:

Challenges for the next generation of economists – the 6 Nobel laureates and 8 young economists present their views:


Trailer for new online film series:

Five films from the UK Innovation Research Centre:

Innovation policy and the UK economy – interview with Alan Hughes on the state of UK innovation and the evidence base for policy:

Universities, business and the UK economy – interview with Michael Kitson on the role of research and higher education in stimulating
innovation and growth:

Open innovation by UK businesses – interview with Ammon Salter on new managerial and strategic business practices:

Innovation in services – interview with Bruce Tether on the importance of innovation in the service sector and ‘servitisation’ by


'Financial fair play' in European football – interview with Stefan Szymanski on how there are no real benefits for fans or making football better:

Changing how we teach economics – film about the need for curriculum reform:

Good economists use theory and empirical analysis to illuminate real world problems – interview with Sir Charlie Bean, RES president:

Bright young things of economic research – short interviews with RES junior fellows:

Stock market volatility: what can we learn from options prices?:

Do people buy too much or too little insurance?:

Who buys private health insurance?:

The psychology of scarcity – interview with Sendhil Mullainathan on how scarcity of time or money captures the mind and can lead to bad

Costs and benefits of international financial integration – interview with Helene Rey:

How trade and technology affect jobs and inequality – interview with David Autor on his research on US labour markets:

Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

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