CECAN Seminar: "We ask both too much and too little of program evaluators."
9th October 2017, 12.45 - 2pm, Food Standards Agency (FSA), 125 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6NH
You are warmly invited to participate in a CECAN Seminar with Saville Kushner FacSS, Professor Emeritus, University of the West of England.
Lord David Sainsbury recently published an article in The Guardian discussing the role of charitable giving and making an impassioned case for public action and welfare states. He closed by denouncing the current obsession with “this new thing” that is monitoring and evaluation. “If you’re clear what you’re trying to do, it’s usually clear whether you’ve succeeded or failed.”
18th October, 10-4pm. Location: 41 St Luke Street, London, EC2A 4DP
Agent Based Modelling (ABM) is a key new technique for exploring complex economic problems. It can represent complex interactions between agents over time under different scenarios. It can be used to better understand and mitigate risks and identify and accentuate opportunities. It is a key tool recommended by people such as Andy Haldane, Chief Economist of the Bank of England and Richard Bookstabber, former Securities and Exchange Commission regulator and Treasury department adviser. Current users include government depts and agencies, banks, major retailers and the military amongst others. This course would allow you to understand how ABMs are best used to inform decisions in the finance sector. It is given by people who have both built and used ABMs.
Objectives of the course:
To help non-modellers and modellers to understand:
the potential of ABMs to help inform strategic decisions in finance
30th October 2017. 2pm-6pm followed by a drinks reception.
Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP, Adelaide House, London, EC4R 9HA.
Getting rid of redtape was seen as a key motivator for the Brexit vote and now there is an opportunity to develop new innovative approaches to regulation that are more effective with less red tape. We will be holding a half day conference on designing and delivering smarter regulation drawing on behavioural, institutional and complexity economics.
"So it doesn’t matter to me who you are. If you’re a tax-dodger, we’re coming after you. If you’re an accountant, a financial adviser or a middleman who helps people to avoid what they owe to society, we’re coming after you too. An economy that works for everyone is one where everyone plays by the same rules." Theresa May, Prime Minister, 5th May 2016