Photo of Sir Vince CableThe Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable

After the Storm: The World Economy and Britain's Economic Future

5:15pm, Monday 7 December 2015

Book signing to start at 4:30pm before the lecture. 

Lecture Theatre 1, The Diamond, The University of Sheffield

The Department of Economics at the University of Sheffield welcomed Sir Vince Cable to give the 2015 Knoop Lecture - the department's annual public lecture.

The title of the lecture was After the Storm: The World Economy and Britain's Economic Future.

The lecture shared the title of his book which gives a unique perspective on the state of the global financial markets and how the British economy has fared since 2008. His  book gives a previously unreported inside view of the coalition, and offers a carefully considered perspective on how the British economy should be managed over the next decade and beyond.

Sir Vince Cable was formerly Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and has worked in senior economic positions in government and in private industry.

The Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable

Sir Vince Cable was the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills from May 2010 until May 2015 and the Member of Parliament for Twickenham from 1997 to 2015.

He was the Liberal Democrat Shadow Chancellor from November 2003 until May 2010 and was Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats until May 2010. He joined the Liberal Democrat Shadow Cabinet in October 1999 as Spokesman on Trade and Industry, having been a junior Treasury spokesman.

He has been Deputy Director of the Overseas Development Institute, which included working as a Special Advisor for the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry at that time, John Smith MP. From 1983 to 1990, he was Special Advisor on Economic Affairs for the Commonwealth Secretary General, Sir Sonny Ramphal.

Vince was made head of the economics programme at Chatham House and has was appointed a fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford and a visiting research fellow at the Centre for the Study of Global Governance at the LSE, for a three-year period until 2004. From 1990, he worked for Shell International and in 1995 became their Chief Economist.

He read Natural Science and Economics at Cambridge University, where he was President of the Union, followed by a PhD at Glasgow University.