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GEAR Quarterly Lecture, The Entrepreneur: A 'Missing Person' in Mainstream Economic Theory

28 March 2023


We are delighted to invite you to participate in the forthcoming GEAR Quarterly Lecture organised by the Group for Economic Analysis at Reading (GEAR) at the Department of Economics of the University of Reading. GEAR covers the core topics in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics, as well as modern extensions, with particular application to policymaking at global, national or local level. 

Attendance is free.

To register your interest, email or 


About the speaker

Mark Casson is a Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics and the Henley Business School at the University of Reading, and a member of the Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship. Mark has advised the UK government on attracting and regulating foreign investment, and has worked with the United Nations Committee on Trade and Development on the role of international subcontracting in developing countries. Mark's research interests are in the areas of entrepreneurship, business culture, the economics of the multinational enterprise, business history and transport studies. 

Join the lecture in person or live online. 

Van Emden Theatre, Edith Morley, Whiteknights Campus. 

Or Join our Microsoft Teams live


Royal Economic Society's Annual Public Lecture

21st June 2023

Portrait of Professor Wendy Carlin on a white background

The University of Reading are delighted to be hosting the Royal Economic Society’s Annual Public Lecture (APL) this June 21st 2023. Established in 2001, the APL provides an opportunity for sixth form students to watch internationally renowned economists present their research. This year’s lecture will be provided by Professor Wendy Carlin, whose research focuses on macroeconomics, institutions and economic performance, and the economics of transition.

Attendees will have an opportunity to attend a variety of exciting taster workshops and meet Department of Economics staff and students, as well as explore campus and the benefits of studying Economics at Reading.

Further information regarding the sessions offered will be made available in due course. To register your interest, please complete this form.


About the Speaker: Professor Wendy Carlin

Wendy Carlin is Professor of Economics in the Economics Department at University College London (UCL), Research Fellow of the CEPR and external professor at the Sante Fe Institute. Her research focuses on macroeconomics, institutions and economic performance, the economics of transition, and evolution of economic research and education.

She is also a member of the Expert Advisory Panel of the Office for Budget Responsibility and leads the CORE project, which is changing economics education around the world and is co-director of the Stone Centre on Wealth Concentration, Inequality and the Economy at UCL.

Wendy was awarded a CBE for services to economics and public finance and in 2022 was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


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