Anglo German Foundation - Lecture Series
This lecture series was endowed to commemorate the work of the Anglo-German Foundation for the Study of Modern Industrial Society (1973-2009). The first lecture was delivered in 2011 under the auspices of the British Academy by Sir Tony Atkinson on "Britain, Germany and Social Europe 1973-2020". The series is now managed by NIESR, and takes place in alternate years in London and Berlin on a topic of public policy interest.
In 2021, after a years hiatus, the lecture will be a hybrid event hosted by NIESR. The lecture will be given by Professor Jutta Allmendinger, President of the WZB Berlin Social Science Centre and a Professor of Educational Sociology and Labour Market Research at Humboldt University. She is also a senior fellow at the Centre for European Studies at Harvard University. Her research interests focus on gender inequality in the workplace, sociology of the labour market, rising inequality in Europe, and educational reform in Germany. You can find further details here.
The 2019 lecture was given on 25 June 2019 at the German Institute for Economic Research in Berlin. The speaker was Professor David Miles, who presented the lecture "How unfair is GDP? The half-life of Economic Injustice", following an introduction from Rachel King. You can view the programme here.
The 2018 lecture was given on 18 April 2018 at NIESR by Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln, Professor for Macroeconomics and Development at Goethe University Frankfurt. Her AGF lecture was entitled "Hours worked around the world - facts and driving forces". The German Embassy sponsored the event, which was followed by a reception.
You can view the slides from the event here and watch Nicola's lecture below:
Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln’s research focuses on the analysis of household saving and labour supply behaviour, labour market integration, and the endogeneity of preferences. She has published among others in the American Economic Review and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Federal Ministry of Finance. She serves as managing editor of Economic Policy, is a director and member of the editorial board of the Review of Economic Studies, and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the European Economic Association.
Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln will receive the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2018, a high honour in the German research community, including 2 Million Euro in research money. Prof Fuchs-Schündeln is the first female recipient of the prize in the field of economics.
Recent lectures in London have featured:
- Carl Christian Freiherr von Weizsäcker , Emeritus Professor of economics at the University of Cologne, on “Democracy, the Market and Human Behaviour”
- Wolfgang Streeck, economic sociologist and Emeritus Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, on “Has capitalism seen its day?”
- Clemens Fuest, President of the Ifo Institute for Economic Research since 2016, on: “Global corporations, local taxation: facing the challenge”
Recent lectures in Berlin have featured:
- John Vickers, Warden of All Souls College, Oxford- "Where are we on banking reform?"
- Dame Helen Wallace, Lady Wallace of Saltaire - "Does the EU need Britain? Does Britain need the EU?"
- John Muellbauer, Senor Research Fellow Nuffield College, Oxford- "Housing, Debt and the Economy: a tale of two countries"