Festival of Questions: What is the Price of the Powerhouse? w/ Geraint Johnes & Cat Smith MP

Festival of Questions: What is the Price of the Powerhouse? w/ Geraint Johnes & Cat Smith MP


What is the Price of the Powerhouse?  
Saturday 20th Feb, 5pm
The Music Room, The Storey
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As, under the banner of ‘the Northern Powerhouse’, central government seeks to assign responsibilities to city councils & local authorities, we ask what opportunities the ‘devolution agenda’ will create, and what it might discard. Can we picture the North West in 2030? What will the region look like, beyond the ‘key cities’?

Speakers include Cat Smith MP, Prof. Geraint Johnes

Cat Smith is MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood, and Shadow Minister for Women.

Geraint Johnes is Professor of Economics at Lancaster University. His research specialism is in the area of labour economics, and he has a particular interest in the economics of education. He has published numerous articles in this area in journals such as the Economic Journal, Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics  and his research has been funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council, the European Union, and international organisations including the OECD and World Bank.

He is an associate research fellow at SKOPE (at Oxford University and Cardiff University) and is an associate of the Advanced Institute of Management. Prof Johnes has held visiting positions at Lehigh University, Dartmouth College, Beijing Normal University and the Australian National University. He has regularly advised various governments on education and training policy.

His current research includes projects in the areas of social capital, spatial unemployment dynamics, and the analysis of efficiency in the higher education sector.

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This panel discussion is part of Day of Questions #2.

Presented by Lancaster Arts  in partnership with Modern Culture & Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences at Lancaster University