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LGBT+ history month

For LGBT+ History Month we will be showcasing LGBT+ economists doing amazing things in business, academia and politics. Watch this page for these inspirational videos!

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Last in our LGBT+ History Month

series, Professor Randy Kroszner, Deputy Dean for Executive Programs at the University of Chicago Booth talks about being a member of the Presidents Council of Economic Advisors during 9/11 & how economics provided comfort in such a tragedy.

Paul Donovan, Chief Economist of Global Wealth Management at UBS Tells us "so much of economics is looking at the world & thinking, does it really work the way we think it works?" Economics helps us get the best solutions to the most controversial questions

We speak to Adam McGeogh, Knowledge Exchange Associate at the Frasier Allan Institute. They talk to us about the work they're doing with STEM Equals to create a supportive community of LGBTQI+ academics at Strathclyde

Ian Burn, Associate Professor at the University of Liverpool talks about economists who inspire him and the power of economics! 

"I'm a huge fan of Lee Badgett. It's because of her we have same sex marriage, she came up with the economic arguments for it"

Next up, Dame Carol Propper! President of the Royal Economics Society and Professor of Economics at Imperial College London. "When you're thinking about making policy, if you don't think about diversity, you're going to make lousy policy". We agree!

We spoke to John Fingleton, founder and CEO of Fingleton, former CEO of the Office of Fair Trading and Senior Independent Member of the Innovate UK Board. He told us, "having more diversity means you can bring your full self to work, rather than just a little bit of yourself". We are inspired!

First up! Dame Angela Eagle DBE, Labour MP for Wallasey, former Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury and former Shadow Secretary for Business, Innovation and Skills. Angela studied PPE at Oxford before working for the CBI. She tells us why she thinks economics is so important!

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