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Wilson’s was very pleased to play host to Maxwell Marlow, Director of Research at the Adam Smith Institute, as part of the Economics Department University Preparation week in July. Part of the programme involved an essay contest, which Maxwell was pleased to judge. Students wrote on a wide range of topics—providing solutions to the housing crisis, ...

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The Adam Smith Institute

As part of this year’s economics UPP week, were delighted to welcome as guest speaker Maxwell Marlow Director of Research at the Adam Smith Institute, who spoke on UK Economic history an gave an in-depth analysis of the UK housing market. He also hosted a Q&A session where students were able to discuss career ...

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On Tuesday, 27 June we welcomed Mat Hughes, professional anti-trust economist at AlixPartners, to the economics department at Wilson’s. His work has covered cases related to competition practises in the truck and car, telecoms plus pharmaceutical markets mergers. He discussed the close links between what students are taught at A level and the real ...

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Year 12 economics students have once again voted for Adam Smith as the greatest of all economists. In a recent essay, students were asked to discuss the merits of Adam Smith, Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes and Karl Marx in terms of their contribution to what unkind critics have described as the ‘dismal science’ and their impact on the wider world ...

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For some time now the Economics department have been looking to provide students with the opportunity to explore a range of economists and their varied perspectives way beyond what is already a broad A level curriculum. As our students naturally have an inquisitiveness and ability to consider complex and sometimes controversial ideas in a mature ...

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It is always with great pleasure that the Economics and Business department anticipate the arrival of the annual Adam Smith Institute’s lecture day as part of the University Preparation Programme. A large audience of Wilson’s economists explored issues such as free-market thinking associated with immigration, tax incentives, drug regulation, failures ...

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