Date: Monday 7 March
The local economy will be the subject of an inaugural public lecture delivered by Bournemouth University’s Professor Nigel Jump, Professor in Regional Economic Development.
Professor Nigel Jump will present the third in a series of inaugural lectures taking place at Bournemouth University. The focus of the lecture – ‘Economy in development: It’s the local economy, stupid!’ will explore economics in a local context. The title, derived from Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential election campaign, emphasises the point Professor Jump will be making about intervention, influence and the local economy.
Professor Jump will explain how economists are often split into those who look at ‘macro’ factors – the economy as a whole, including growth, inflation, financial markets and international trade – and those who look at ‘micro’ factors – such as the behaviour of firms, workers and consumers.
He will base his talk on an extensive career spent studying how macro and micro economics interact. In particular, he will consider how the current economic context and the growth chain work together to influence economic development at a regional or local level.
Refreshments will be available at the event which is free to attend.