Published: 23 October 2015

Chief Economist at the Bank of England

Andy Haldane headlines the first Surrey Economics and Finance Society ‘Speaker Series’ this academic year, hosted by Professor Alan Brown, Associate Dean of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Surrey Business School.

Organised by the Surrey Economics and Finance Society, Mr Haldane’s guest lecture at Surrey Business School was attended by over 400 students from across the University, addressing the topic of the ‘Future Economic Challenges Facing the United Kingdom’. His talk offered a broad review of the global economic environment and an important perspective on the future of business in a digital economy. Following a 90 minute presentation Mr Haldane was interviewed by Professor Alan Brown, providing the audience with a unique insight into the UK’s current economic performance and the long-term forecasts for the UK economy.

“The event was the result of a yearlong effort and it is my incredible team that deserve all the applauded for what was a first class, headline event. Praise from those who attended and the Bank of England itself is testament to what student-led groups here at Surrey can achieve. Continuing our speaker series, we have John Kay, one of Britain’s leading economics joining us later this month and we plan to establish the very first Global Economics Conference here at Surrey in early 2016 to raise the bar, like our national standing, even higher.”

Andre John, Founder and President, Surrey Economics and Finance Society

“The entrepreneurial spirit is strong at Surrey and our influential student societies and fantastic facilities at the Business School are testament to this. Andy’s talk was a valuable insight into the challenges faced by the UK and global digital economy and was an opportunity that our students, alumni and business partners found really valuable.”

Alan Brown, Associate Dean of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Surrey Business School

 About the speaker

Andy Haldane is one of the most respected Economists in the United Kingdom and, in 2014, was ranked amongst TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. Having graduated with a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Warwick; Mr Haldane has worked for the Bank of England since 1989 and currently serves on the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee. Aside from his work with the Bank of England, Mr Haldane is the co-founder of ‘Pro Bono Economics’, which brokers economists into charitable projects.

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