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Economics Taster Lecture

Economics Taster Lecture (Closed - this event has now passed)

‘Social behaviour and Economics: A story of ants, lions, and monkeys’

Since the 2008 crisis, the assumptions and models used in heterodox economic theory have been challenged and debated in the public media while the viability of economic predictions has been put into question. In this lecture, I discuss some of the challenges which economists face and address as part of their research in behavioural economics by focusing on the social components that drive economic systems.


We look forward to welcoming current Year 12 and Year 13 who are interested in studying Economics.

If you are a school teacher and would like to bring a bigger group, then please email us on for group bookings.


Time: Please arrive from 18.15. The event itself will start at 18.30 and finish at 19.30.

Location: New College of the Humanities

Lecturer: Dr Sebastian Ille