Charles Street Symposium

The Charles Street Symposium is an annual forum for the world’s leading young researchers. Its aim is to bring together the best and brightest thinkers to address issues of relevance to public policy that are inadequately addressed and understood in existing research.

Information regarding the next Charles Street Symposium will be announced later this year.

For enquiries, please contact Stephen Clarke

Past Symposiums

2014 Charles Street Symposium

The 2014 Symposium addressed the question of, 'Why do societies prosper?'. Applicants were asked to reflect on the successes and failures of traditional economic models in explaining growth and prosperity; the role of the state in encouraging social and individual flourishing; and the relationship between prosperity and morality. Speakers included Martin Vander Weyer (The Spectator) and Victoria Bateman (University of Cambridge)

More information about the Symposium available here.

2013 Charles Street Symposium

The 2013 Symposium brought together leading young economists to discuss the relevance—or irrelevance—of Austrian economist Friedrich August von Hayek's thought for today. Prospective participants were invited to submit an essay discussing the links between Hayek’s scholarly work and contemporary policy. Speakers included Esca Hayek (daughter-in-law of the late economist), Pascal Salin (Université Paris-Dauphine) and David Skarbek (King's College London)

More information about the Symposium available here.

2012 Charles Street Symposium

The inaugural Charles Street Symposium focussed on issues of economic risk and uncertainty. The Symposium brought together an outstanding group of young scholars, who were joined by a selection of leading senior economists as keynote speakers and mentors: Tyler Cowen (George Mason University), Randall Kroszner (University of Chicago) and Peter Lewin (University of Texas).

More information about the Symposium available here.