Published on 16/05/23
Student Archanaa B shares their thoughts on the talks given by Professor Kamiar Mohaddes and Professor Christos Genakos.
Stephen Perse Sixth Form student-led Economics Society organised speakers to talk about various topics of interest. This was an exciting opportunity for Year 11-13 students to learn about areas extending past their subject curriculum.
The first speaker was Professor Kamiar Mohaddes; Associate Professor in Economics and Policy at Judge Business School, Cambridge. He gave an insightful and interactive talk on the economics of climate change and provided an opportunity for students to question him about issues such as the sustainable nature of Saudi Arabia's Line Project and how to work towards Net Zero.
The next speaker was Professor Christos Genakos, Professor of Economics at Judge Business School. His talk focused on productivity; he explained how his research showed a relationship between productivity in different countries and the management practices within firms in those countries.
These talks were seen to be popular among students in Years 11, 12 and 13 who valued the time and effort from the speakers. The Economics Society plans to continue hosting talks in the upcoming year.