The President and Vice-Chancellor's Annual Guest Lecture

Martin Wolf CBEUses and Abuses of Economics in the Debate on Universities

Martin Wolf, CBE, Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times

Wednesday 24 May 2017, 6.30pm, The Diamond.

Synopsis: This lecture examined the logic underlying the government’s current higher education bill. It concluded that it relies too heavily on naive economic arguments. Economics has an important role to play in analysing the future of universities, but it must not play a preponderant role.

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