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A chaotic world: what can the long run tell us?

This lecture in Essex Business School's Dean's Series is presented by Professor Neil Kellard. He explores how we can make sense of today’s chaotic and confusing outlook for business by exploring what data from crises in the near and distant past can tell us about crashes, pandemics and recovery.

  • Wed 28 Oct 20

    17:00 - 17:30

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How can we make sense of today’s chaotic and confusing outlook for business? What can data from crises in the near and distant past tell us about crashes, pandemics and recovery? Is there reason for some cautious optimism for the way ahead?

 

Lecture synopsis 

Join Professor Neil Kellard, Dean of Essex Business School, for this short lecture entitled A chaotic world: What can the long run tell us? in which he explores how we can make sense of today’s chaotic and confusing outlook for business. Professor Kellard looks at what data from crises in the near and distant past can tell us about crashes, pandemics and recovery. He draws on research which tells us not only what can go wrong but what might be positive steps for individuals, businesses and countries, in turn providing some cautious optimism for the way ahead.  

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Speaker bio

Neil M. Kellard is a Professor of Finance and Dean of Essex Business School at the University of Essex. Neil also holds several external positions including Chair of the UK’s Conference of Professors of Accounting and Finance (CPAF) and as an Academic Fellow at the Centre for Responsible Banking and Finance (CRBF), University of St Andrews. 
 
Neil’s recent research examines market quality issues in futures markets, the efficacy of carbon trading schemes, long-run movements in commodity prices such as oil and grains, and the relationship between financial development and inequality. He has published several papers in international journals such as the Review of Economics and Statistics, the British Journal of Management, Social Science and Medicine, the Journal of International Money and Finance, the Journal of Development Economics, the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of Empirical Finance and the Journal of Futures Markets. Neil has advised a number of organisations and exchanges and his research has been cited by the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and UN Food and Agricultural Organisation amongst others. 

The Dean's lecture series 

The Dean’s Lecture Series presents the latest business research from staff at Essex Business School and practitioners working in a variety of corporate and public sector organisations. Each lecture explores key aspects of specific research fields, such as sustainability in business, financial management, social entrepreneurship.

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