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Faculty of Economics

Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie gave the Thought Experiment Lecture at the Cabinet Office on 18 October to officials from the Cabinet Office, HM Treasury, and other government departments. The lecture emphasized, on the basis of European economic history, that policymakers should regard institutions as an integrated system rather than a menu from which one or two items can be chosen.

These short videos, recorded at the Treasury, explain why she thinks economic history has lessons for policymakers, what her Thought Experiment Lecture was about and what she would like policy makers to take from her research.

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