The seminar is part of the OXONIA Programme "IMPROVING MACROECONOMIC PERFORMANCE" and has been organized in cooperation with the Economics Department, University of Oxford.
Sir Samuel Brittan has been an economic commentator on the Financial Times since 1966. Prior to this, he was economics editor of the Observer (1961-64) and an adviser at the Department of Economic Affairs (1965). His most recent books are Capitalism with a Human Face (1995) and Essays, Moral, Political and Economic (1998). He is an honorary Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge and an honorary Doctor of Letters (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh). Sir Samuel has been visiting professor at the Chicago Law School, a visiting Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford, and an honorary professor of politics at Warwick University. He has been awarded the George Orwell, Senior Harold Wincott and Ludwig Erhard prizes. He was a member of the Peacock Committee on the Finance of the BBC (1985-86). Sir Samuel was knighted in 1993 for "services to economic journalism" and also that year became a Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur. For more information, please click here.