Bootham School is to host a major Economics summit with the Education Director of The Institute of Economic Affairs, Dr Steve Davies, who will be speaking on the ‘Interpretations of the Financial Crisis and their Policy Implications’.
The event has been organised by Bootham’s Head of Business and Economics, Sarah O’Keeffe, and around 200 Sixth Form students from local schools have been invited.
Sarah O’Keefe explained
We are delighted that such an important organisation as the IEA has agreed to be part of our event. It’s a tremendous opportunity for all students of economics and business to hear from these eminent speakers. Bootham’s Quaker roots have strong connections to British business through the likes of Rowntree, Cadbury and Clark who attended the School, and more recently, Sir Stuart Rose and Olivia Garside. Much has been said about the need for modern day bankers to be more like the Quaker bankers of the past – it will be fascinating to hear Steve Davies’ analysis of the financial crisis in this context.
The IEA is the UK’s original free-market think-tank. Founded in 1955, it describes its mission as improving understanding of the role of markets in solving economic and social problems.