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Young Economists Q&A, “How are we Measuring Reductions in Poverty?”


From: Monday April 11, 2016, 6:00 pm

To: Monday April 11, 2016, 8:00 pm

Professor Mary Morgan of the London School of Economics and the Economic Society’s Eminent Speaker for 2016 will argue that the measures of poverty that are good for scientific purposes are not necessarily those that are good for policy purposes. She will explain some of the measures of poverty measurement, and how different forms of measurement can provide different possibilities of intervention.

Come along to hear from one of the world’s great minds in economics.

Nibbles Provided.


Mary Morgan is Professor of History and Philosophy of Economics at the London School of Economics and Vice President (Publications) at the British Academy.

She also holds a professorial appointment at the University of Amsterdam and is a visiting fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. Her major area of scholarship is the history of economic and econometric ideas. Her recent award winning book, The World in the Model (Cambridge University Press, 2012), considers modelling as a method of enquiry, the imagining and imaging of economic ideas (to consider the way that images emerge and are developed over time to give form, and greater clarity, to economic thinking), model experiments, the uses of simulations and a range of other issues.

Mary has made important contributions to the history of economic thought, especially with regard to the history of econometrics, the historical development of measurement in economics, and the evolution and methodological implications of the use of economic models.


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