Public Lecture - Professor Mary Morgan, London School of Economics


From: Thursday April 7, 2016, 5:30 pm

To: Thursday April 7, 2016, 7:00 pm

The Economic Society of Australia (Vic Branch) is pleased to host Professor Mary Morgan from the London School of Economics for a public lecture exploring "The Importance of Measurement in Re-Shaping Economies".

Overview of lecture: At those moments when states aim to re-make their economies into some other form (following transitions, revolutions, wars, etc) economic measurement plays a surprisingly crucial role in the recipes chosen to transform economies. This agenda prompts reflections on a) the relationship between accounting principles and empirical knowledge of causes; b) importance of field guides that do the translations from ideal types of measurement to those made on the ground economy; and c) the relationship between top down expertise and bottom up preferences for the possibility of trust and success.

About the speaker: Prior to joining the London School of Economics, Mary was a Professor of the History of Economics and the Philosophy of Economic Science at the University of Amsterdam. She has published a number of papers on economic modelling and measurement and the links to policy. Mary was elected Fellow of the British Academy in July 2002 and elected as an Overseas Fellow of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences in May 2002.


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