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Advising Policy Makers as an Academic

When Jan 26, 2017
from 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Where Lecture Theatre 6, Baker Building, Engineering Department
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Mind the Gap Advising Policy Makers as an Academic

‘How do I get in touch with policy makers, or can I expect them to come to me?’, ‘In what form do I best deliver my advice?’, and ‘What are the main difficulties when communicating with policy makers?’. To help you answer these and related questions, we invite you to attend our informative CUSPE workshop on ‘Advising for policy’.
Prof. Michael Pollitt – Professor in Business Economics
Professor Pollitt is co-editor of Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy and has advised the UK Competition Commission, the New Zealand Commerce Commission, Ofgem, the Norwegian Research Council, the DTI, the World Bank and the European Commission amongst other institutions. He is currently a member of the Office of Rail and Road's expert advisory panel and a member of Ofwat's Water 2020 advisory board.
Prof. Hamish Low – Professor of Economics
Professor Low is the director of research strategy in the faculty of economics and teaches consumption and risk sharing, public and labour economics, and consumer theory amongst other subjects. His latest publications cover topics including the female labour market outcomes and the impact of maternity leave policies, or the financial implications of relationship breakdown, both of which are particularly relevant to public policy.
These senior academic panelists with different disciplinary backgrounds will give a short introduction on their research, the way it feeds into politics, and how they became involved as policy-adviser. Following this introduction, CUSPE will provide some general questions for the panel to discuss; from this point onwards we welcome interaction from the public. The event will close with a networking reception, to allow plenty of time to further interact with the speakers, as well as the rest of the audience.

Applications to attend can be send to, and will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Please mention your name, e-mail address and affiliation (level of study / occupation and department).