A look back at NIESR FOSS week 2019
In recognition for its growing profile and its commitment to impact and engagement, NIESR was awarded an Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) from the Economic and Social Research Council in Spring of this year. As part of this, NIESR was delighted to host its first ever Festival of Social Sciences from 4th-9th November. With events ranging from the inaugural lectures of two brand new series to an open lecture on the emotional economics of football fans, it was an engaging and dynamic week. Some of the highlights are captured below.
On 4th November, we held our Inaugural Prais Lecture: How not to miss the productivity revival once again
On 6th November, we held our Inaugural Dow lecture: Do economists expect too much from expectations?
On 7th November, Professor Peter Dolton held an open lecture on "Is it a bad idea to be a football fan?"
|Peter relaxes before giving his lecture on "Is it a bad idea to be a football fan?"||Asking some difficult questions|
|No half-time oranges, just water!||Post-match analysis|
All photos © Tim Stubbs Hughes / Grey Swan