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Economics, the Enemy?

LSE public lecture

Could economics be responsible for the greatest problems we face? This lecture explores the making of the economic world and asks: does economics change what it means to be a person?

Philip Roscoe is reader in management at the School of Management, University of St Andrews. He is interested in markets and organizing, and has published and lectured on such topics as online dating, organ transplants, non-professional investors and alternative currencies. Philip holds a PhD in management from Lancaster University, an MPhil in medieval Arabic thought from the University of Oxford, and a BA in theology from the University of Leeds. Between studies, he has worked as a financial journalist and tried his hand at running a small business. In 2011 he was one of the ten winners of the inaugural AHRC BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinkers scheme chosen from over a thousand applicants. His new book is I Spend therefore I Am: The True Cost of Economics.


Dr Philip Roscoe | talks


Date and Time:

11 February 2014 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Hong Kong Theatre
LSE Clement House
99 Aldwych

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London School of Economics & Political Science
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