Uncertain Futures: imaginaries, narratives, and calculation in the economy [Audio]


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Speaker(s): Professor Jens Beckert, Richard Bronk, Dr Waltraud Schelkle, Dr Ekaterina Svetlova, Lord Turner | Our panel discusses the new book Uncertain Futures, exploring how economic actors visualise the future and decide how to act in conditions of radical uncertainty. Jens Beckert is Director, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies. Richard Bronk is Visiting Fellow, European Institute, LSE. Waltraud Schelkle is Associate Professor of Political Economy, LSE. Ekaterina Svetlova (@EkaterinaSvet19) is Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance, University of Leicester. Adair Turner (@AdairTurnerUK) is Chair, Institute of New Economic Thinking and the Energy Transitions Commission. George Gaskell is Professor of Social Psychology and Research Methodology, LSE. The LSE European Institute (@LSEEI) is a centre for research and graduate teaching on the processes of integration and fragmentation within Europe. In the most recent national Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) the Institute was ranked first for research in its sector. The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne (@MPIfG_Cologne) conducts basic research on the governance of modern societies. It aims to develop an empirically based theory of the social and political foundations of modern economies by investigating the interrelation between economic, social and political action. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEEconomics Podcast A podcast of this event is available to download from Uncertain Futures: imaginaries, narratives, and calculation in the economy. Podcasts and videos of many LSE events can be found at the LSE Public Lectures and Events: podcasts and videos channel.

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