Andrew G Haldane: Everyday economics

Speech by Mr Andrew G Haldane, Executive Director and Chief Economist of the Bank of England, at the Nishkam High School, Birmingham, 27 November 2017.

Terrible title, right? Not the "everyday" bit - that's fine. It is the word "economics". For most people, this is an instant turn-off. "Economics" just sounds too conceptual, too academic, too impersonal, too dismal. Stephen Hawking was once told that every equation he included in a book would halve its readership.1 The word "economics" probably has a similar effect.