11.11.2009 20:00

Profesor Nicholas Barr - aktuální problémy veřejné ekonomie



Center for Social and Economic Strategies and

Institute of Sociological Studies,

Faculty of Social Sciences,  Charles University in Prague



invite you

to the first lecture within the Series of public lectures on European social policies

in the Academic year 2009/2010




Guest Speaker

Professor Nicholas Barr


British economist, Professor of Public Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Author of books on the economy of the welfare state and higher education funding. He currently deals with the issue of pension reforms.


Public Lecture

Shifting Tectonic Plates: Strategic Reform Directions for Social Policy

The lecture starts by discussing the core objectives of social policy.  The second part discusses four sets of changes:  social change; demographic change; advances in economic theory, including lessons from the economics of information and behavioral economics; and technological change and human capital.  The third part of the lecture discusses the implications for social policy of these changes, looking in particular at policies to relieve poverty, policies to assist redistribution across the life cycle and policies concerning labor force participation. The last part of the talk discusses the current debate over financing higher education, proposes solutions and briefly considers UK evidence.


Date and venue

Thursday, 26.11.2009, 14:00-16:30

Charles University Jinonice building, U Kříže 8, Praha 5, room J1037

Free admission



Professor Martin Potůček

Head of Center for Social and Economic Strategies


The series will continue in the spring semester 2009/2010 with public lectures by



Prof. David Donnison (University of Glasgow)




Prof. Jens Alber (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung)


Center for Social and Economic Strategies, Faculty of Social Sciences,  Charles University in Prague

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