Joel Suss

Five minutes with Tim Harford (Part 1): “There’s enough Keynesianism in this recession to warrant a Keynesian response. Although we are getting to the point where it’s almost too late.”

Tim Harford is an economist, author and columnist at the Financial Times. His most recent book, The Undercover Economist Strikes Back: How to Run or Ruin an Economy, brought him to the LSE for a public lecture. In this conversation, he gives his views on a range of topics, from the nature of the UK recession to forward guidance.   […]

Five minutes with John Goldthorpe: “More equal mobility chances are unlikely to be achieved without having a generally more equal society”

In this interview, John Goldthorpe questions the consensus amongst economists that social mobility has been in decline in the UK and argues for treating social mobility in terms of class rather than income or earnings.  You have argued that economists’ finding of declining social mobility is open to question. Why is this? The economists’ finding of declining social mobility relates to […]

LSE British Politicast Episode 2: Austerity Economics and Central Banking

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In this episode, we focus on austerity economics and the role of central banks in times of financial crisis. The UK coalition government embarked on a programme of spending cuts when it came to power in 2010. Since then many economists and academics have argued that the intellectual justification for austerity has crumbled […]

Five minutes with Mariana Mazzucato: “We have socialised the risk of innovation but privatised the rewards”

The public sector is often seen as sclerotic and conservative in contrast with a dynamic and innovative private sector. This assumption lies at the basis of much of the outsourcing of public services to the private sector. In this interview and her new book, Mariana Mazzucato argues against this assessment and in favour of state-led innovation and economic growth. She […]

Book Review: Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his seminal work in psychology challenging the rational model of judgment and decision making, is seen by many as one of the world’s most important thinkers. His ideas have had a profound impact on many fields – including business, medicine, and politics – and in Thinking, Fast and Slow he takes […]

Five minutes with Steve Keen: “The better of two bad policies is the stimulus approach”

Steve Keen was one of the few economists who publicly predicted the Great Recession that still troubles developed economies. In this interview with Joel Suss, he explains how he came to that conclusion, offers his view on UK economic policy, and presents his own policy ideas for ending speculative, risky behavior that created the debt burden to begin with. Can you explain […]

Five Minutes with Steve Keen: “Hopefully George Osborne may end up reading a blog that throws up an idea that looks outside the mainstream advice”

Steve Keen was one of a few economists that publicly predicted the economic crisis and his economic ideas constitute a drastic departure from mainstream economic tenets. In this conversation, he talks to Joel Suss about the importance of academic blogging in getting his own academic ideas into the public sphere. You have a hugely successful blog that serves as the forum for presenting […]

The British Politics & Policy blog launches a new series on climate change and environmental policy

The British Politics and Policy at LSE blog is starting a new series on climate change and environmental policy. Joel Suss introduces the theme and gives an overview of some of the articles to expect over the course of the next few weeks.

Starting this week, the British Politics & Policy at LSE blog is launching a series on climate change and environmental […]