The economist and author Vicky Pryce joined us for our last research seminar, where she argued that politicians have had a narrow view of the crisis.

We were delighted to welcome the economist and author Vicky Pryce for our research seminar on 20 March. Vicky had a successful career as a civil servant, during which she was Joint Head of the Government Economic Service, and has held senior roles in the City. She has also published the book Greekonomics: The Euro crisis and why politicians don’t get it.

In an interview for Peter Urwin, our Director of the Centre for Employment Research and Professor of Applied Economics, Vicky said that the Eurozone crisis was inevitable. She mentioned that the media blamed individual countries for the crisis, instead of blaming the euro project as a whole. She also criticised the austerity measures implemented, arguing that politicians’ view of the crisis was too narrow.

The event was live-streamed on TRIBE, our online teaching resource for teachers and students at schools and colleges.

Each week TRIBE has economics and business news curated by our academics and linked to the curriculum for A Level economics and business studies, making the syllabus more relevant to students. This resource also has live webinars, where teachers and pupils can participate.

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