PGS Economics pupils welcomed the Institute of Economic Affairs for their Sixth Form Conference this week.

Sixth Form pupils from KES Bath, Bournemouth Collegiate School, Canford School and Oaklands School joined us for a day of presentations and discussion on current economic topics. Professor Phillip Booth of St. Mary’s College, London started the day with an exploration of global poverty through statistics and the potential impact of COVID19 on poverty in China.  Dr Steve Davis explained infrastructure to pupils, with a survey of the history of sewers and turnpikes and a discussion of the merits of HS2.  The day ended with a session from Julian Jessop, fellow at IEA, on the productivity puzzle, and creative solutions to low UK productivity.    

Many thanks to Ralph Buckle of the IEA for organising the speakers for us.