Location visible to members
FULL TITLE: Herding Cats - unifying the heterodox schools of economics
NOTE: We shall be starting the talk slightly earlier than usual to accommodate the football, which will kick off after the talk ends! After the talk, enjoy the evening's World Cup game in style in the Marriott's hotel bar, which will also be a great opportunity to meet other Thalesians!
ABSTRACT: The heterodox schools of economics refers to those areas of economics thought considered outside "mainstream economics". There are many different "heterodox theories" in existence. These include socialist, Marxian, Austrian and post-Keynesian amongst others. George's talk entitled "Herding Cats" will be on the subject of unifying the heterodox schools of economics. He will draw upon some themes from his new book "Money, Blood and Revolution: How Darwin and the doctor of King Charles I could turn economics into a science".
SPEAKER: Dr George Cooper is the author of "Money, Blood and Revolution: How Darwin and the Doctor of King Charles I could turn economics into a science" and "The Origin of Financial Crises: Central banks, credit bubbles and the efficient market fallacy".
George has worked for Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, J.P. Morgan and BlueCrest Capital Management in a variety of fund management and financial market strategy roles. Prior to joining the City, George worked as a research scientist at Durham University and as an engineer for Fujitsu microelectronics.