Past Events

Colin Mayer: Prosperity Workshop 6th March 2019

Wednesday 6 March 2019
Vera Anstey Room, LSE, 16:30-18:00

A workshop hosted by the Mouradian Foundation, the Department of Economics and the Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR). Professor Colin Mayer of Said Business School, University of Oxford reflected on themes raised in his book Prosperity.

The book covers a range of central issues affecting modern economic life. In it, he examines our notions of business, its roles and responsibilities, and the way it operates, argues that the prevailing beliefs about business cause inequality, low growth, poor innovation, and environmental degradation, and sets out a renewed vision of how the corporation can create both economic and social wellbeing, and how regulatory and taxation can make this a reality. The discussion focused on the implications for corporations, systems of accounting and regulation.

Colin Mayer


Colin is an expert on all aspects of corporate finance, governance and taxation, the regulation of financial institutions and the role of the corporation in contemporary society.

He teaches the elective course on Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructurings on the MBA and the Masters in Financial Economics, the core programme on Responsible Business for MBA students, an elective on the Nature of the Corporation for MBA and Masters in Financial Economics students, and the Principles of Financial Regulation on the Masters in Law and Finance

Tim Besley

President of the International Economic Association

Tim Besley served on the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee from September 2006 to August 2009 and is School Professor of Economics and Political Science and W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics at the London School of Economics.

He is a member of the Institutions, Organizations and Growth Program of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and his research interests are focused on aspects of economic policy formation.

Martin Lodge

Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Department of Government

Martin Lodge joined the Government Department in September 2002. Previously he was ESRC Senior Research Officer at the LSE's Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR) and Lecturer in Public Policy at the University of Ulster at Jordanstown. His undergraduate and PhD degrees are from the LSE.