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Economics 0-Reality 1

Economics Department public lecture

Has the credit crunch exposed the futility of academic economics? Should LSE be closed down and converted into something more socially productive? In this lecture John Lanchester challenges the profession of economics with fundamental questions about its purpose and direction.

John Lanchester is a journalist, novelist and winner of the Whitbread Book Award. He is a regular contributor to the London Review of Books and the New Yorker, with a monthly column in Esquire. This event marks the launch of his new book Whoops.


John Lanchester | talks
Chair: Professor Lord Wallace | talks


Date and Time:

4 February 2010 at 6:30 pm


1 hour



Old Theatre, London School of Economics & Political Science
Houghton St

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