Spinoza Foundation Programme
The Spinoza Foundation Programme is generously supported by the Spinoza Foundation for the purposes of research and events at the LSE. The Spinoza Foundation is a charitable organisation set up to facilitate a forum for economists, scholars and the general public globally to come together and engage in open, non-partisan and impartial debate about social and economic matters with the aim of influencing public policy worldwide.
For further information please visit the Spinoza Foundation website.
A Moral Political Economy
Joint seminar by Margaret Levi and Federica Carugati discussing their book, A Moral Political Economy, which "argues that economies - and the government institutions that support them - reflect a moral and political choice, a choice we can make and remake". Read about the book...
Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism
Joint seminar by Anne Case and Angus Deaton discussing some of the failings of markets and government which have contributed to the opioid epidemic and an increase in self-destructive behaviours in the United States. In their new book they also offer a range of policy recommendations to address the problems. Read about the book...
The Future of Capitalism
Paul Collier examines the economic, social and cultural rifts opened by modern capitalism. Including personal reflections, moving from working-class Sheffield to Oxford and working between Britain and Africa, Professor Collier offers a wider perspective on ethics, economics and the capacity of our system of government to respond to the challenges identified in his new book. Listen to the podcast...