About this event

  • Date and time Wed 25 Jan 2023 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Registration, tea and coffee: 6:00pm to 6:30pm
  • Event: 6:30pm to 7:30pm
  • Drinks reception: 7:30pm to 8:00pm
  • Optional dinner: 8:00pm to 10:30pm

Join Paul Johnson, Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies since January 2011 and visiting Professor in the Department of Economics at University College London, in this in-person event of the In Conversation Live series. Interviewed by the President of the Royal Society of Medicine, Professor Roger Kirby, he will discuss the issue of alternative financial models for the NHS, the imminent risk of recession next year, Brexit - its causes and effects - as well as a number of other controversial financial issues such as the rise of cryptocurrencies. Enjoy a complimentary drinks reception and an optional private dinner afterwards.

Paul has worked and published extensively on the economics of public policy, with a particular focus on income distribution, public finances, pensions, tax, social security, education and climate change. He was awarded a CBE for services to the social sciences and economics in 2018. As well as a previous period of work at the IFS his career has included spells at HM Treasury, the Department for Education and the FSA. Between 2004 and 2007 he was deputy head of the Government Economic Service. Paul is currently also a member of the committee on climate change and the Banking Standards Board. He was an editor of the Mirlees Review of the UK tax system.

*There may be slight changes to the advertised start and end times of this event, subject to Paul Johnson's work requirements.

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Disclaimer: All views expressed in this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

Registration for this event will close on 24 January 2023 at 01:00am (GMT)

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