Attending conferences and feeling dismal

I’m currently in the UK at the University of Warwick for my six months Erasmus, really thrilling experience, really good teaching quality (have an awesome Econometrics1 Professor!) and a very vibrant environment with tons of conferences and seminars.

Yesterday evening I attended two of these one-hour conferences in a row: one held by the Permanent Secretary to the Treasury, Sir Nicholas Macpherson, the other by economic historian Nick Craft. Some very quick thought about the first one, because understanding what’s going on in policymakers’ heads is key – and quite discomforting in this case.

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