Professor Diane Coyle is an economist and a former advisor to the UK Treasury. Diane is the Bennett Professor of Public Policy at the University of Cambridge, co-directing the Bennett Institute where she heads research under the themes of progress and productivity. Her latest book, Cogs and monsters: What economics is, and what it should be looks at how economics needs to change to keep pace with the twenty-first century and the digital economy.
The book explores the enormous problems - but also opportunities - facing economies today if they are to respond effectively to the changes and help policymakers solve the world's crises, from the pandemic recovery and inequality to slow growth and the climate emergency.
In this session, Diane will discuss whether economic individualism is still valid in the digital economy, whether we need to measure growth and progress in new ways, and whether economics can ever be objective.
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