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More truth about markets

  • Date(s)
    16 October 2007
  • Location
    Policy Network, London

John Kay
, a leading British economist and author of The Truth About Markets, spoke at a special Policy Network seminar in London on the 16 October.

In his presentation, entitled More Truth About Markets, Kay explored the possibility of a more nuanced view of the strengths, and weaknesses, of market organisation, a realistic view of the economic role of government, and a workable set of criteria for when intervention is appropriate.


The event is one in a series of seminars Policy Network is holding as part of an informal working group on globalisation and social justice.

Previous speakers in the series include Dr Waltraud Schelkle, Lecturer in Political Economy at the London School of Economics; Stephany Griffiths-Jones, Professor at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex; David Held, Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics; Richard Wilkinson, Professor of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham; and Will Hutton, the Chief Executive of the Work Foundation and author of The Writing On The Wall: Why We Must Embrace China.

The working group will take forward the work of Policy Network’s flagship Globalisation and Social Justice research initiative, and will run until the end of 2007. The group will investigate the global dimension to domestic policy challenges, and will run alongside the programme of international dialogues that Policy Network is hosting this year in Chile, Australia, the United States and Brussels, as part of a contribution to an International Policy Commission.

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