Upcoming & select events

Forum The European House-Ambrosetti, Villa d'Este, Italy, 4-6 September 2020.

Re-starting the global economy, EmTech Next virtual conference, MIT Technology Review and Harvard Business Review, 10 June 2020.

Covid-19 and de-globalisation? London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE IDEAS webinar, 30 April 2020 (video, 1:28:48).

Coronavirus and the economic policy response, London Business School webinar, 30 April 2020 (video, 57:21).

Coronavirus: Your Questions Answered, Intelligence Squared free emergency online event, 27 March 2020 (video, 1:17:01).

Spring Budget 2020, Treasury Committee, UK Parliament, 16 March 2020 (video, 1:41:00). Also on BBC Parliament, 21 & 22 March 2020 (video, 1:40:00).

BAME International Women's Day debate, UK Parliament, 6 March 2020

How to make decisions for an unknowable future, How To Academy, 5 March 2020 (podcast, 1:02:34). I chair John Kay and Mervyn King's Radical Uncertainty book launch.

Shaping America's Future: Who will win the 2020 Presidential Election? LSE Festival, 4 March 2020 (video, 59:39)

From 1919 to 2019: Pivotal Lessons from Versailles, LSE, 28 November 2019 (podcast, 1:32:16; BBC Parliament video)

Have We Reached Peak Capitalism? with Paul Krugman & others, Kilkenomics, 9 November 2019

No Longer Special? The Death of Anglo-America? LSE IDEAS, 3 October 2019 (podcast, 1:26:32)

Moderator, Europa Connectivity Forum, European Commission, 27 September 2019.

Moderator, ILO Centenary Conference, 19 June 2019 (videos from Multilateralism for an Equitable Future of Work and Business for Decent Work sessions).

What Would it Mean for Britain's Economic Diplomacy if China Becomes Dominant in the World Economy? LSE IDEAS Global Strategies Lecture, 6 June 2019 (podcast, 1:27:30).

Britain's Prosperity in 2030, Exploring Economics conference closing keynote address, UK government, 4 June 2019.

China: Past and Present, State Street Research Retreat, 26 March 2019 (video, 38:06).

Balance for Better: Advancing Women's Political Leadership, LSE International Growth Centre, 6 March 2019 (podcast, 1:24:50).

On the Precipice: Can Britain Prosper After Brexit?, The 6th Annual Marjorie Deane Lecture, New York University, 25 February 2019.

What Would the Great Economists Do? Watson Institute, Brown University, 25 February 2019 (video, 1:00:25).

Why Facts and Think Tanks Matter, LSE IDEAS, 31 January 2019 (podcast, 1:35:39).

Globalisation: Is Consensus Breaking Down? London Business School, 28 November 2018 (video, 1:03:35; podcast, 57:50).

What Can We Expect in 2019? SuperInvestor, 14 November 2018 (video, 6:35; speech, 39:51).

Making Sense of the US Midterms, LSE US Centre, 7 November 2018 (podcast, 1:26:10).

Future of Finance: Charting New Waters in the Next Decade, IMF Annual Meetings in Bali, Indonesia, 13 October 2018 (video, 51:36).

Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee and Bank Indonesia joint event at the IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings in Bali, 11 October 2018.

The Great Economists book talk joint with Paul Collier, Resolution Foundation, 8 October 2018 (video, 1:03:24).

Economic Greatness Revisited, Baillie Gifford book talk during the Edinburgh Literary Festival, 15 August 2018. 

A New Round of Financial Crises in Emerging Markets?, Chatham House, 18 July 2018 (video, 1:02:42).

An Update on the Japanese Economy: How Women Can Change It, Daiwa Foundation, 2 July 2018 (video, 51:58).

The Great Economists: China & Globalisation, THINK 2018, 30 June 2018 (video, 17:36).

Brexit: The Business View, London Business School, 25 June 2018 (podcast, 51:35).

The Implications of Brexit for Business, London Business School, 23 June 2018 (video, 47:59).

FundForum, Berlin, Germany, 13 June 2018 (video, 12:03). 

Global Media Forum, DW, Bonn, Germany, 12 June 2018.

Judge for Financial Times EMpower top 100 ethnic minority executives, 31 May 2018.

Rebuilding Macroeconomics workshop, National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR), 21 May 2018 (video, 11:47).

The Great Economists Debate, London Business School, 11 April 2018 (video; podcast audio, 50:28).

The Great Economists; How Their Ideas Can Help Us Today, London School of Economics public lecture, hosted by the IDEAS research centre, 9 April 2018 (podcast audio, 1:24:50).

Can Old Economics Help Solve Modern Economic Problems? Chatham House, 4 April 2018 (podcast audio, 60:00).

2018 Free Thinking Lecture: Globalisation For the One and the Many, BBC Radio 3, 9 March 2018 (audio, 19:24).

Advancing Gender Equality: The Path to Economic Growth, LSE International Growth Centre, London, UK, 7 March 2018 (video, 1:52:49; my panel starts at 25:00; podcast audio version).

World Future Energy Forum, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 17 January 2018 (video, 25:16).

UNIDO Fourth Donor Meeting, Vienna, Austria, 28 November 2017 (video, 1:50:02).

International Cooperative Alliance (ICA), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 15 November 2017.

Kilkenomics, Kilkenny, Ireland, 9-12 November 2017 (highlights video, 00:12).

EBRD seminar on Brexit and investor lawsuits, London, UK, 27 October 2017.

UK-ASEAN@50 Business Forum, London, UK, 11 October 2017 (video, 1:02:19). 

Trade after Brexit: Global Britain and Developing Countries, Overseas Development Institute (ODI) event at the Conservative Party Conference, Manchester, UK, 2 October 2017.

The Future of the Financial Industry, Horizons Conference, Luxembourg, 29 June 2017 (speech begins at 2:35:30 until 3:20:30).

Post General Election, Back to Brexit: What happens next? London Business School, London, UK, 20 June 2017.

Ambrosetti Forum, Cernobbio, Lake Como, Italy, 7-8 April 2017.

TEDx talk on "The End of Poverty," TEDxTottenham, London, UK, 25 March 2017 (video, 12:18).

Boao Forum, Melbourne, Australia, 8 December 2016.

Europe's Strategic Choices 2016 annual conference, Chatham House and Kiel University, Berlin, Germany, 1 December 2016.

UK Global Debate, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), London, UK, 23 November 2016. 

Can President Trump deliver on his election promises? Chatham House, London, UK, 23 November 2016.

Festival of Innovation, Ministry of Finance, U.A.E. and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Dubai, U.A.E., 21 November 2016.

Bristol Festival of Economics, Bristol, UK, 18 November 2016.

YouGov and Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, 17 November 2016.

Kilkenomics: Festival of Economics, Kilkenny, Ireland, 10-13 November 2016.

The future shape of U.S. trade policy, Chatham House, London, UK, 3 November 2016.

Scottish Economic Society, Perth, Scotland, UK, 1 November 2016.

North America Forum, London School of Economics and Political Science, Washington DC, USA, 28 October 2016.

Great Manchester Economics Conference, Manchester, UK, 21 October 2016.

The Party and the World Dialogue 2016, CPC and Chonqqing Municipal Government, Chongqing, China, 14-15 October 2016.

Centre for Policy Studies and Oxfam at the Conservative Party Conference, Birmingham, UK, 3 October 2016.

UK Government Economic Service and Government Research Service annual conference, London, UK, 16 September 2016.

Global Trade 2016 Conference, Chatham House, London, UK, 11 July 2016.

2016 Global Cities Symposium, Global Cities Business Alliance (GCBA), London, UK, 21 June 2016.

Chatham House London Conference, London, UK, 16-17 June 2016.

Dahrendorf Symposium 2016: Debating Europe, Berlin, Germany, 25-27 May 2016.

Shadow Chancellor's annual State of the Economy conference, London, UK, 21 May 2016.

Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, 21 March 2016.

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) Ideas Lab, Brussels, Belgium, 26 February 2016.

Keele World Affairs lecture, Stoke-on-Trent, UK, 18 February 2016.

Taking Economics Forward (TEF) conference, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 5 February 2016.

The 2016 earnings outlook: will inflation or productivity prevail in Britain's pay recovery? Resolution Foundation, London, UK, 15 December 2015.

Do banks work? ICAEW, London, UK, 30 November 2015.

Global Investment Forum, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 15 November 2015.

Kilkenomics Festival, Kilkenny, Ireland, 5-8 November 2015.

Robeco World Investment Forum, Hong Kong, China, 6 November 2015.

The Emergence of a Multipolar Currency Regime, LSE IDEAS workshop with Konrad Adenauer Foundation, London, UK, 28 October 2015.

The RMB and the Changing Dynamics of the International Monetary System, Chatham House, London, UK, 22 October 2015.

Conference on European Economic Integration (CEEI) of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) and the Conference on the Future of the European Economy (CFEE) of Narodowy Bank Polski (NBP) joint event, Warsaw, Poland, 15-16 October 2015.

The Foreign Policy and United Nations Association of Austria (UNA-AUSTRIA), Vienna, Austria, 14 October 2015. 

The Spectator event in conjunction with Sky at the Conservative Party Conference, Manchester, UK, 5 October 2015.

Great Manchester Economics Conference, Manchester, UK, 2 October 2015.

The Singapore Summit, Singapore, 18-19 September 2015.

Ambrosetti Forum, Cernobbio - Lake Como, Italy, 4-6 September 2015.

Chatham House, London, UK, 16 July 2015.

St Edmund Hall (SEH) Middle Common Room (MCR) 50th anniversary celebration, Oxford, UK, 27 June 2015.

London Business School 2015 Global Leadership Summit, London, UK, 23 June 2015 (video of my interview with Sir Jeremy Greenstick).

Diaspora Emerging Leadership Programme, House of Lords, UK Parliament, London, UK, 15 June 2015.

UK Financial Services Authority, 40th International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) conference, London, UK, 14-18 June 2015.

World of Work, International Labour Organisation (ILO) annual conference, Geneva, Switzerland, 11 June 2015.

Swiss Economic Forum, Interlaken, Switzerland, 4 June 2015.

World Business Forum, Hong Kong, China, 2-3 June 2015.

Astana Economic Forum, Astana, Kazakhstan, 21-22 May 2015.

World Economic Forum East Asia Summit, Jakarta, Indonesia, 19-21 April 2015.

HM Treasury, London, UK, 17 April 2015.

British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Annual Conference, London, UK, 10 February 2015.

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, Davos, Switzerland, 21-24 January 2015.

G20 Leaders Meeting, Brisbane, Australia, 15-16 November 2014. 

European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE) annual meeting, Nicosia, Cyprus, 6-8 November 2014. 

World Economic Forum Summer Davos, Tiajian, China, 10-12 September 2014. 

UK-China Financial Forum, London, UK, 18 June 2014.

World Economic Forum Summit on East Asia, Manila, Philippines, 21-23 May 2014.

Centre for International Capital Markets, Faculty of Business and Law, London Metropolitan University, London, UK, 8-9 May 2014.

World Travel and Tourism Council Global Summit, Hainan, China, 24-25 April 2014.

"Financing Innovation" workshop, Birkbeck College, London, UK, 16 April 2014. 

"Meeting Minds," Alumni Weekend in Asia, University of Oxford, Hong Kong, China, 21-23 March 2014.

Festival of Media, Singapore, 16-18 March 2014.

NSD Policy Talk, 20th anniversary seminar series of the China Centre for Economic Research (CCER), National School of Development (NSD), Peking University, Beijing, China, 7 March 2014.

House of Commons breakfast speech, UK Parliament, London, UK, 12 February 2014.

London First Future Leaders Summit, London, UK, 11 February 2014.

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, Davos, Switzerland, 22-25 January 2014.

Asia Forum, Barclays, Hong Kong, China, 14 November 2013.

APEC CEO Summit, Bali, Indonesia, 5-7 October 2013.

'Summer Davos,' World Economic Forum, Dalian, China, 11-13 September 2013.

Asia Wealth Symposium, BlackRock, Hong Kong, China, 10-11 September 2013. 

"China, Inequality, Growth and the Middle Income Country Trap," Peking University and the Stockholm School of Economics joint conference, Beijing, China, 1-2 July 2013.

Connected Government Forum 2013, Canberra, Australia, 11-13 June 2013.

World Economic Forum East Asia Forum, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, 5-7 June 2013.

"Challenges for the New Chinese Government," Stanford University and Tsinghua University joint conference, Beijing, China, 9-10 May 2013.

Centre for European Reform Roundtable on "Britain, the EU, and China: An agenda for growth" (with Liam Byrne MP, Rana Mitter), London, UK, 16 April 2013.

"Capital Women," London First conference, London, UK, 21 March 2013.

"Business is Good," British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Annual Conference, London, UK, 14 March 2013.

15th Annual Syndications and Co-Financiers Meeting at the EBRD, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, London, UK, 5 March 2013.

"Innovation and Legal Reform in China," Oxford IP seminar, St Peter's College, Oxford University, Oxford, UK, 31 January 2013.

"The world according to Generation Z", BBC, London, UK, 22 January 2013.

M3 seminar, China’s State Council Development Research Center (DRC) with Oxford, Johns Hopkins, Keio Universities and Cheung Kong School of Business, Beijing, China, 18-19 January 2013.

China-Europe Economists Symposium, China Finance 40 Forum and OMFIF, Beijing, China, 12 January 2013.

"How big is Asia?" OECD EmNet meeting, Paris, France, 12 December 2012.

"Clash of the Titans," Economic Research Council (ERC), London, UK, 4 December 2012.

Aspen China Trialogue, Aspen Institute Italia, Rome, Italy, 30 November-1 December 2012.

Oxford Union debate "This House Believes That the 21st Century Belongs to China," Oxford, UK, 15 November 2012.

‘Africa and the Indo-Pacific: the new economic mainspring,’ OMFIF 2nd meeting in Africa with Central Bank of Mauritius, Port Louis, Mauritius, 5-7 November 2012. 

Kilkenomics festival of economics, Kilkenny, Ireland, 31 October-4 November 2012. 

“The Giants of Asia,” Battle of Ideas, London, UK, 21 September 2012.  

“Austerity, the Euro, and Us,” The Times Cheltenham Literary Festival, Cheltenham, UK, 14 September 2012. 

Cambridge Union debate “This House Believes Capitalism has Failed,” Cambridge, UK, 4 October 2012. 

European Forum Alpbach "Financial Market Symposium", Austria, 30-31 August 2012. 

World Banking and Finance Summit 2012, The Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) & The Lafferty Group, London, UK, 26-27 June 2012. 

Kiss of the Dragon? China’s Geo-economic Strategy in a Changing Global Order,” IDEAS roundtable, LSE, London, UK, 29 May 2012. Audio recording of the session can be found here

The Risky Business London 2012 Symposium, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust,London, UK, 24-25 May 2012. 

'CEO Compensation, Firm Governance and Firm Performance: Evidence from China and Policy Implications,' conference organised by National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR), Zhejiang University and supported by ESRC and NSFC, Hangzhou, China, 21 April 2012. 

Asia Business Forum 2012, London Business School, London, UK, 12 April 2012. 

"Europe's sovereign debt crisis: global repercussions for asset managers," OMFIF Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum, London, UK, 30 March 2012. 

'A New Era of Geo-economics: Assessing the Interplay of Economic and Political Risk,' International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), Bahrain, 24-25 March 2012. 

"What now for the euro?” YouGov-Cambridge Symposium ‘Public Opinion, Economic Governance and the Future of Europe’, London, UK, 15 March 2012.

Policy Network, co-funded by the European Commission & City of London, "The Future of Economic Governance in the EU" conference, London, UK, 8 March 2012. 

The Marketing Society annual conference, London, UK, 29 November 2011. 

"Can UK plc afford not to go green?" The Times and The Carbon Trust event, London, UK, 9 November 2011. 

Kazakhstan Business Forum, London, UK, 20 October 2011. 

Limassol Economic Forum, Limassol, Cyprus, 19 October 2011. 

7th EDAM Roundtable, organised by EDAM (the Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies) and the CER (Centre for European Reform), Turkey, 14-17 October 2011. 

stars in Stein am Rhein Symposium, Switzerland, 24-27 September 2011. 

"Global Economic Turmoil," Commonwealth Journalists Association event, London, UK, 19 September 2011. 

"China's Challenges: Building a Modern, Harmonious and Creative High Income Society" Conference organised by the World Bank and the Development Research Center (DRC) of the State Council of China, Beijing, China, 3 September 2011. 

SNS - Centre for Business and Policy Studies Annual Tylosand Conference, Tysoland, Sweden, 24 August 2011. 

Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) Global Economic Forum, London, UK, 15 July 2011. 

Joint All Party Parliamentary China Group – European Council on Foreign Relations Seminar Series, Houses of Parliament, London, UK, 28 June 2011.

Luxembourg Financial Forum 2011, Luxembourg, 26 May 2011. 

Arab International Women's Forum (AIWF) 10th Anniversary Conference, London, UK, 11-12 May 2011. 

The Economist Bellwether Europe Conference, 'Redefining Capital Markets,' London, UK, 10 May 2011. 

"Europe in the World," University of Oxford European Reunion, Paris, France, 7 May 2011. 

"21 Century Challenges and Opportunities: The Global Economy" panel with Larry Summers, Oxford-Cushing Panel Discussions, New York, USA, 27 April 2011. 

‘Poverty Reduction and Development over the next Twenty Years. Does aid still Matter?’ Inaugural ODI Development Debate, Overseas Development Institute, London, UK, 29 March 2011. 

"Re-balancing China and the World," invited paper at "China in the World" Conference on Chinese Policy Reform jointly organised by the Stanford Center for International Development (SCID), National Center for Economic Research at Tsinghua University, and the National Institute for Fiscal Studies at Tsinghua University, held at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 21-22 March 2011. 

Välkommen till Tillväxtdagarna i Göteborg, Sweden, 17-18 March 2011. 

‘Pathways to Sustainable Growth after the Crisis: The role of Asia?’ Policy Network Foresight Project with the Alfred Herrhausen Society and the International Forum of Deutsche Bank, London, UK, 6 December 2010. 

International Financial Services Summit 2010, organised by KPMG and included Patrick Honohan, Irish Central Bank Governor, Duncan Neiderauer, CEO of the NYSE, among others, Dublin, Ireland, 10 November 2010. 

Invited speaker, "Economists Behaving Badly (The New Economics of Behaviour)," Battle of Ideas 2010, London, UK, 30-31 October 2010. 

Chatham House seminar on "The Economy of China -- Why institutional reforms hold the key to rebalancing China and the World", London, UK, 22 September 2010. 

"Looking to the future: economic and other drivers behind the growth in international financial services business and financial centres," City Week -- The UK International Financial Services Forum, London, UK, 21-22 September 2010. 

"Re-balancing China and the World," invited paper at the Asian Economic Panel semi-annual meeting for the Asian Economic Papers journal organised by The Earth Institute at Columbia University, the 21st Century Global Center at Keio University, the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP) and the Global Economy and Development Program at the Brookings Institution, held at Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, 11-12 September 2010. 

“Asian Trade and Growth: Structural Adjustment to a Changing Global Economy,” seminar for Asian Development Outlook 2010 Update, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Manila, The Philippines, 20 July 2010.

"Rebalancing and Sustaining the PRC’s Growth" ADB (Asian Development Bank) project workshop at the China Center for Economic Research (CCER), National School of Government, Peking University, Beijing, China, 31 May-2 June 2010. 

"EU Taiwan Relations -- Geopolitical and Economic Challanges," European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) seminar at the London School of Economics, London, UK, 6 May 2010. 

"The economy -- what next?" The Orwell Prize event at the Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival, Oxford, UK, 21 March 2010. Video of the panel can be found here

"Investing in new world order: Emerging opportunities/ Beleggen in een nieuwe wereldorde: stabiel rendement, minder risico?" Financial Times Global Events with Threadneedle, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 17 March 2010. 

International Seminar on the Direction and Policy Orientation of the 12th Five Year Plan of the People's Republic of China, organised by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and Asian Development Bank, Beijing, China, 19 January 2010. 

Invited speaker, EU/US seminar on "China's Outlook and Policies," organised by the European Commission and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Brussels, Belgium, 13 January 2010. 

Summit on the Global Agenda, World Economic Forum (WEF) in partnership with the Government of Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), 20-22 November 2009. 

“U.S., China and Global Imbalances,” invited paper at ‘Trade and Industry in Asia Pacific: History, Trends and Prospects,' conference organised by The Arndt-Corden Division of Economics at the Australian National University (ANU) and The School of Economics and Finance, La Trobe University (LTU), ANU, Canberra, Australia, 19-20 November 2009. 

2009 Beijing Forum, Economics Sub-forum on 'The Financial Crisis: Challenges and Responses," invited speaker at this annual forum organised by the National School of Government and China Center for Economic Research (CCER) at Peking University and the Beijing Government, Beijing, China, 6-8 November 2009. 

"You Produce, I Consume: Global imbalances, Causes and Consequences," invited speaker at the Battle of Ideas 2009 Festival, London, UK, 31 October-1 November 2009. 

"China and the World Economy: One Year After the Crisis," invited plenary speaker, 3rd annual Geneva China Dialogue: 'China and Global Sustainable Recovery: International Trade, New Energy, and Low Carbon Cities,' International Centre fror Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), Geneva, Switzerland, 26-28 October 2009. 

CNBC Global Debate, "The Future of Finance: New Rules, Same Game?" invited speaker, QFINANCE Global Debates, Doha, Qatar, 1 October 2009. 

'China, U.S., Global Imbalances and the 2008 Financial Crisis,' inaugural lecture of the China Growth Centre (CGC), St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, 26 September 2009 (weblink to lecture, 39.19 in duration). 

"How Productive is Chinese Labour? The Contributions of Labour Market Reforms, Competition and Globalisation," invited paper at the 4th annual CARIS (Centre for the Analysis of Regional Integration at Sussex) conference on 'Regional Integration in Asia and Europe' at the University of Sussex organised with the World Bank, Brighton, UK, 14-15 September 2009. 

"China and the Financial Crisis," seminar at the International Finance Division, Bank of England, London, UK, 22 June 2009.

 “The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Domestic and Regional Stability,” invited speaker at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) and Japanese Institute of International Affairs (JIIA) Forum on ‘Global Strategic Challenges as Played out in Asia,’ Tokyo, Japan, 1-3 June 2009. 

“China’s Role in the Financial Crisis,” paper presentation at ‘Financial Stability and Transmission of Credit Risk’ workshop held by Essex Business School and the Money, Macro and Finance (MMF) Research Group, Centre for Empirical Research, Brunel University, London, UK, 21 May 2009. 

“China, India -- Friends or Foes?” invited speaker at the Commonwealth Journalists Association (UK) event with Lord Meghnad Desai (chair), Gurcharan Das, Jenny Clegg and Richard Dowden, House of Commons, UK Parliament, London, UK, 13 May 2009. 

Seminar presentation at ‘China: Global Prospects and Local Constraints,’ HM Treasury, London, UK, 6 May 2009. 

“The Dragon Arises: Chinese women and the emergence of China on the World Stage,” invited keynote speaker, ‘Chinese Women, Thinking Globally: Acting Locally’ National Conference, International Women's Week, Hosted by Wai Yin Chinese Women Society to celebrate their 20th anniversary, Manchester, UK, 3 March 2009. 

“Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Driving the Future,” invited speaker, Asia Society Texas Center 2009 Annual Corporate Conference on ‘US-China: Facing Common Challenges, Shaping a Shared Future,’ Houston, Texas, USA, 26 February 2009. 

2008 ICTSD Geneva China Dialogue Series on 'Post Kyoto, Post Doha: China, Trade and Climate Change,' invited speaker, Geneva, Switzerland, 27-28 November 2008. 

Inaugural Summit on the Global Agenda, World Economic Forum in partnership with the Government of Dubai, exclusively for Members of the Network of Global Agenda Councils, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), 7-9 November 2008.

"Emerging Economies -- Question Time," Battle of Ideas Festival, London, UK, 1 November 2008.

"The Relationship between Law and Economic Growth in China," paper presentation at the International Forum on ‘Thirty Years of Reform and Development: Retrospect and Prospects,’ organised by China Center for Economic Research (CCER) at Peking University, Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China, the Asian Development Bank, and the China Economic Research Center at the Stockholm School of Economics, at CCER, Peking University, Beijing, China, 25-26 October 2008. Also presented at DFID/UNDP seminar series on three decades of reform in China and lessons for other developing countries.

"Challenging China," Europe China Institute, Nyenrode Business University, Breukelen, The Netherlands, 30 October 2008. 

"Scotland and China in a Globalising World," The 17th Edinburgh Lectures, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 16 October 2008.

Conference co-chair, 'The Microeconomic Drivers of Economic Growth in China'Conference, Oxford University and China Center for Economic Research (CCER), Peking University, at Oxford University, Oxford, UK, 29-30 September 2008.

“India and China: how will Europe fare in the competitiveness stakes?” Invited speaker on ‘China, India and Europe: Who are the Winners and Losers?’ panel at the Wilton Park British-German Forum 2008: Facing the New Global Realities? How should Europe Respond? Wiston House, UK, 10 July 2008. 

“The Law and Economics of Entrepreneurship in China’s Marketising Economy,” paper presentation at the Research Symposium on The Economics and Law of the Entrepreneur, Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth, Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, IL, USA, 18-19 June 2008.

“Patent Laws and Innovation in China,” paper presentation at ‘Confronting the Challenge of Technology for Development: Experiences from the BRICS,’ Sanjaya Lall Programme for Technology and Management for Development (SLPTMD) and UNIDO, Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford, 29-30 May 2008.

“The BRIC economies (Brazil, Russia, India, China): Threats and Opportunities,” speaker at Dia Do Emprendedor Conference, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 15 May 2008.

"Innovation and Laws in China’s Development," seminar at the Economic Department, Birmingham University, Birmingham, UK, 10 March 2008.

"Institutions and China's Economic Growth," Conference paper for the Second Annual All China Economics (ACE) International Conference, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, 12-14 December 2007.

"Self-Employment in China," seminar at the Economics and Finance Department, Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK, 21 November 2007.

"Laws, Institutions, Social Capital and Economic Development," Invited keynote speaker at Global Development: Science and Policies for the Future, IIASA Conference 2007, Vienna, Austria, 14-15 November 2007.

Invited speaker, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), Geneva China Trade and Sustainable Development Series, 'High Level Dialogue on the Role of China in Global Trade Governance: Developing Countries and Sustainable Development,' Geneva, Switzerland, 29-30 October 2007.

"Self-Employment in Urban China: Networking in a Transition Economy," Conference paper for the 6th International Conference on the Chinese Economy, ‘Is China’s Development Sustainable?’ University of Auvergne, CERDI-IDREC, Clermont-Ferrand, France, 18-19 October 2007.

"China and the World,” Invited speaker, Inaugural Annual Meeting of the New Champions – From Davos to Dalian, World Economic Forum and The National Development and Reform Commission of China (Summer Davos), Dalian, China, 4-8 September 2007.

"Economic Growth, Sustainability and Prosperity in Europe: Squaring the Circle? Scenarios for Globalisation," Invited speaker at the Wilton Park British-German Forum, Wiston House, UK, 12 July 2007.

"The Short View: Chinese Breakneck Growth, Still Time to Slam on the Brakes?" Invited speaker at 'China: Boom, Gloom or Doom?' OECD seminar held by the OECD Development Centre and the Emerging Markets Network (EmNet), Paris, France, 6 July 2007.

“Law in China's Transition,” Paper for a panel on ‘Market Transition in China,' at the 11th Annual Conference on Comparative Institutional Analysis: Economics, Politics and Law, International Society for New Institutional Economics, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland, 21-23 June, 2007.

“China’s Growth and Wider Impact,” Invited seminar at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London, UK, 4 June 2007.

“China and the Global Economy,” Invited seminar at the Lancaster Centre for Management in China, Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster, UK, 25 May 2007.

"Technological Drivers of BRIC Economies: Public Versus Private Sector Control," Invited speaker at 'Of BRICs & Mortar: Technological Drivers in Booming Economies,' Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property Second Annual Symposium, Chicago, IL, USA, 13 April 2007.

“How Sustainable is China’s Economic Growth?” Invited speaker, Stockholm China Forum, German Marshall Fund, the STINT Foundation, the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation, and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Stockholm, Sweden, 18-20 March 2007.

Invited speaker, DFID Research Strategy Visioning Workshop, London, UK, 7 March 2007 .

"China's Entrepreneurs," Paper at Research Seminars on The Chinese Economy, Department of Economics, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, 14 February 2007.

"Prospects and Challenges of Asian Development," Invited keynote speaker at 'Shaping a New Global Reality: The Rise of Asia and its Implications,' The Eighth Annual Global Development Conference of the Global Development Network, Beijing, China, 14-16 January 2007.

“The Rising Power of Asia in International Affairs,” Invited speaker at the Annual Conference of the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, Ireland, 24 November 2006.

Co-organiser, Conference on Law, Finance and Economic Growth in China, Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden, 17-19 November 2006.

“Does Creating Wealth Cost the Earth?” Invited panellist with Richard Chartres, Bishop of London and the Church of England's spokesperson on the Environment; Sir David King, Chief Scientific Adviser to H. M. Government; Satish Kumar Jain, ecologist and founder of Schumacher College; Tim Smit, founder and Chief Executive of the Eden Project, St. Paul’s Institute, St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, UK, 7 November 2006.

"Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in China," Lecture at World Poverty and the Duty of Assistance Conference, Forum for European Philosophy in cooperation with the Department of Philosophy at the LSE and UNESCO, Social and Human Sciences Section, LSE, UK, 27 June 2006.

"Innovation, Intellectual Property and Foreign Direct Investment in China," Conference paper for 'China and the World Economy' Conference, Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy, School of Economics, Nottingham University, Nottingham, UK, 23-24 June 2006.

"China and East Asia: Temporary or Structural Divergence?" Invited speaker at 'Constructive Mésentente? Franco-British views on Europe’s Global Role,' A cross-Channel conference organized by Maison Francaise d’Oxford, the European Studies Centre, Oxford University, and Sciences Po, Paris, St. Antony's College, Oxford, UK, 12-13 May 2006.

“Turkey and the 21st Century’s New Economic Powers: BRIC,” Invited speaker, Forum Istanbul, ‘Marching Towards 2023,’ Istanbul, Turkey, 10-12 May 2006.

“World in 2030: Development, Governance and Security,” Invited speaker, Military Centre for Strategic Studies, Rome, Italy, 27-28 April 2006.

“Economy Policy,” Invited speaker at ‘U.S.-EU Strategic Dialogue on China,’ Centre for European Reform and The Brooking Institution, London, UK, 30-31 March 2006.

“Human Capital, Globalisation and the Growth of China,” Invited keynote speaker at 14th Caribbean Development Bank Special Discussion Forum, St. Michael, Barbados, 14 March 2006.

Invited panellist, Evidence Session on "Inquiry into East Asia," Foreign Affairs Committee, House of Commons, Parliament, London, UK, 8 March 2006. Published as HC-860i and ii.

“Trading Partners,” Invited speaker, ‘Downing Street Seminar Series on China and Britain,’ The Smith Institute with The China Media Centre, University of Westminster, held at 11 Downing Street, London, UK, 1 February 2006.

"China and the World: Scenarios to 2025," Invited speaker at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, Davos, Switzerland, 25-29 January 2006.

China's Growth: The Making of an Economic Superpower book events: 

Bath Literary Festival, 5 March 2013

London School of Economics and Political Science, 21 March 2013

Oxford Literary Festival, 22 March 2013

Royal Society for the Arts (RSA), 18 April 2013

Hay Literary Festival, 26 May 2013 (& "The future of news" event)