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About the Speech:

In his address, Professor Kay argued that the unfocussed but pervasive public anger against financial institutions and established politics following the global financial crisis has contributed to the rise of “incoherent populism”. Professor Kay described the phenomenon, analysed the extent to which it has objective justification, and asked how it can be contained. He then reflected on what the rise of populist forces means for the future direction of the global economy.


About the Speaker:

John Kay is an economist whose career has spanned the academic world, business and public affairs. Currently, he is a visiting Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and a Fellow of St John’s College, Oxford. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He is a director of several public companies and contributes a weekly column to the Financial Times.