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Gus O'Donnell: What is government for?
Wed, April 12, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM BST
PLEASE NOTE - EVENT OPEN TO CIVIL SERVANTS ONLY
Exploring Economics is excited to invite Gus O'Donnell for its sixth event in the Unpacking Economics series, held in collaboration with the Government Economic Service. Gus' talk will address the fundamental question: "What is Government For?". This entails defining success for policy interventions, as well as looking at the pros and cons of an "active state". Gus will also cover when behavioural approaches are appropriate and effective.
Gus O’Donnell has been non-executive Chairman of Frontier Economics since 2013, after joining as Senior Advisor in 2012. After joining the Treasury in 1979, Gus O'Donnell held various positions at the British Embassy in Washington, International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. From 2002 – 2005, he was Permanent Secretary at the Treasury and in 2005 became Cabinet Secretary on the retirement of Lord Turnbull. He held this position until 2011, serving three Prime Ministers. Gus studied Economics at the University of Warwick, and gained an MPhil in Economics from Nuffield College, Oxford and went on to lecture in economics at the University of Glasgow.
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We look forward to seeing you there!