Spinoza Foundation Programme

The Spinoza Programme on Institutions, Organizations and Growth supports research and events at the LSE.
It looks at contemporary challenges in economic policy formation to support long-run development.

For further information please visit the Spinoza Foundation website.

The Future of Capitalism

Friday 12 October 2018

A public lecture hosted by the Spinoza Foundation, the Department of Economics, and STICERD, in which Professor Sir Paul Collier will discuss the topics covered in his most recent book, The Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties.

The book examines the economic, social and cultural rifts opened by modern capitalism. As well as including his personal reflections moving from working-class Sheffield to Oxford and working between Britain and Africa, he will offer a wider perspective on ethics, economics and the capacity of our system of government to respond to the challenges that he identifies.

The event is free and open to all, and will be chaired by Professor Sir Tim Besley.

For further information please visit the event page.

CIFAR meeting on Institutions, Organisations and Growth

29 June to 1 July 2018

The Programme extended support to the meeting of the Institutions, Organisations and Growth Programme of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR).

For further information about the meeting, please see the agenda.

Panel Discussion on Private Currencies

Wednesday 17 January 2018

A panel discussion to launch a collaboration between the Spinoza Foundation and LSE was held in the Shaw Library at the LSE before an audience of invited guests on the afternoon of Wednesday 17 January 2018.

The discussion, which was held under Chatham House rules, explored the issues surrounding private currencies (with particular reference to bitcoin). The panel comprised Andy Haldane, the Chief Economist at the Bank of England, Minouche Shafik, the Director of the LSE, and Tim Besley, Professor of Economics and Political Science and W Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics.

The panel was chaired by David Smith of the Sunday Times.