GEAR Quarterly Lectures

We, the members and associate members, agreed in late 2021 to rename our EARG = Economic Analysis Research Group (or, rather, reshuffle/update EARG’s name/acronym) into GEAR = Group for Economic Analysis at Reading, an acronym that is easier to pronounce and to remember, as well as more meaningful. Formally, this took place at the inaugural GEAR Quarterly Lecture on 31 March 2022. We shall, henceforth, hold these GEAR Quarterly Lectures every quarter, with a flexible date within a quarter (and, perhaps, as a hybrid event). As EARG earlier (i.e., since its founding in 2005), GEAR continues to cover the core topics in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics, as well as modern extensions, with particular application of the analysis to policymaking at global, national or local level.

(1) 2022Q1 – The inaugural lecture (poster) was held on 31 March 2022, 2:00-3:30 pm GMT/BST (London time), and our 1st speaker was Professor Miguel Leon-Ledesma, University of Kent and CEPR, who is also one of our associate members and the originator of the GEAR acronym. His talk’s title was “Growth Volatility and Trade: Diversification vs Specialisation”. The synchronous MS Teams recording of the lecture is available for viewing from the University of Reading’s Research YouTube channel.

(2) 2022Q2 – Our 2nd lecture (poster) was held on 23 June 2022, 2:00-3:30 pm GMT/BST (London time), and our speaker was Professor Martin Ellison, University of Oxford and CEPR. His talk’s title, and underlying paper, was “The Ends of 30 Big Depressions”. The synchronous MS Teams recording of the lecture is available for viewing from the University of Reading’s Research YouTube channel.

(3) 2022Q3 – Our 3rd lecture will be held on 15 September 2022, 4:00-5:30 pm GMT/BST (London time), and our speaker is Professor Chryssi Giannitsarou, University of Cambridge and CEPR (details to be circulated)

(4) 2022Q4 – Our 4th lecture will be held on 10 November 2022, 2:00-3:30 pm GMT/BST (London time), and our speaker is Professor Kalina Manova, University College London and CEPR (details to be circulated)

(5) 2023Q1 – Professor Mark Casson, University of Reading (date, time and details to be circulated)

(6) 2023Q2 – Professor Kerry Patterson, University of Reading, the founder of GEAR as EARG in 2005 (date, time and details to be circulated)

(7) 2023Q3 (speaker, date, time and details to be circulated)

(8) 2023Q4 (speaker, date, time and details to be circulated)

(9) 2024Q1 (speaker, date, time and details to be circulated)

(10) 2024Q2 (speaker, date, time and details to be circulated)