At the time of this interview, Andy was the Chief Economist at the Bank of England. Andy is becoming Chief Executive of the RSA, an institution which for 260 years has been connecting people and ideas to tackle the world’s most pressing problems. He is a member of the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee and Chair of the Government’s Industrial Strategy Council. Andy is also an Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham, a Visiting Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and a Governor of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research.
Resources mentioned in the episode:
Who is the resource aimed at?
Students who want some answers to questions such as "why are all my clothes made in Asia?" and "how do I get a pay rise?" - this is for you.
How can the resource be used?
Listen at your leisure on the bus, while you tidy your room or while you work. Teachers - you might even want to play this to students a bit at a time, before gently (read: enthusiastically) encouraging your students to have a read.
How does the resource link to the curriculum?
The podcast episode with Andy Haldane, the former Chief Economist at the Bank of England, is especially relevant to students studying A-level economics who are interested in understanding real-world economic issues and policymaking. The episode may also be useful for students who are considering pursuing higher education or a career in economics, as it highlights some of the key areas and institutions in the field.
How long will the activity take?
The entire episode lasts 43 minutes, but feel free to dip in and out!