Leading economist and businessman share expertise at public lecture series

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Two leading figures from the world of economics and business will discuss the impact of weak wage growth and the importance of being resilient in the face of Brexit, at the University of Stirling.

Leading economist Professor Danny Blanchflower and Chief Officer of the Business Gateway National Unit, Hugh Lightbody, will speak at the November Public Lecture Series organised by Stirling Management School.

Professor Blanchflower is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and former member of the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee.

He is also well known for his outspoken economic commentary with the New Statesman magazine, Bloomberg News and on Twitter.

He will discuss the topic ‘Why is wage growth so weak?’ at an event on Thursday 8 November.

The Business Gateway helps thousands of people start and grow their businesses every year. 

Mr Lightbody will talk about the importance of being resilient in the face of issues such as Brexit and trade wars, at a second event on Tuesday 13 November.

Both events are open to private, public and third sector organisations, as well as University staff and students, and members of the local community. They will include a Q&A session and a drinks reception with the chance to network.

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Media enquiries to Rosie Free, Communications Officer, on 01786 466169 or rosemary.free@stir.ac.uk