Economics & Business

Convenor: Andreas Wasmuht    


Co-Convenor: Trevor Johnson


The Economics and Business Group at BRLSI endeavours to provide time for thought and reflection on many of the major questions of our time, both in the form lectures by eminent speakers and through lively discussion on the major economic issues of the day.

The old Chinese curse, 'May you live in interesting times', seems apt for the unprecedented economic times in which we live. We look forward to welcoming you to our evenings of economic and business exploration.


During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Business & Economics programme continues digitally on the BRLSI website and YouTube Channel. 


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2020 BRLSI Business & Economics Lecture Programme

You can watch digital videos of lectures, conversations and interviews here by clicking on the image


Managing People in Challenging Times - Professor Juani Swart, University of Bath


Professor Juani Swart, University of Bath and Andreas Wasmuht discuss the many facets of managing people in challenging times, focusing on the underlying issues and potential solutions to people management in the present and in the future. Please click on the image above to watch the video.


Universal Basic Income as a response to the Crisis - Dr Neil Howard, University of Bath


In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr Neil Howard and Andreas Wasmuht discuss the need for the introduction of a Universal Basic Income to protect the most vulnerable in society from the economic and financial impacts of the pandemic. If you would like to watch the conversation, please click on the image above.



Monetary Policy and Central Banks' Response to the crisis - Professor Chris Martin, University of Bath