Boom or Bust: The economy in a post-pandemic world

Sunday 3rd October | 14.45 – 15.45

The state has taken an almost unprecedented level of control over the economy. Wages subsidised, business loans completely underwritten, the bill falling on future taxpayers. How do we grow the economy, create jobs and generate revenue to help cover the cost of coronavirus? Can the rise in home working be a driving force behind economic recovery?

Annabel Denham (Chair) | is the Director of Communications at the IEA. Previously a journalist at City A.M. and Editor at The Entrepreneur’s Network, Annabel oversees the IEA’s media, digital, and public affairs strategy

Dehenna Davison MP | has been MP for Bishop Auckland since 2019. Prior to entering politics, Dehenna studied British Politics and Legislative Studies at Hull University. Dehenna Co-Chairs the Free Market Forum and is on the steering committee of the China Research Group

Mike Denham | is Chairman of the TaxPayers’ Alliance. Mike is a former Treasury economist who worked extensively on public spending and fiscal analysis during the 1970s and 1980s. Mike then moved on to work in the City for many years as an investment manager, staying closely in touch with fiscal and monetary policy developments.

Stephen Herring | is the former head of taxation at the Institute of Directors. Stephen has specialised in taxation for over 30 years and, before joining the IoD in September 2013, was a partner in three global accounting firms (Grant Thornton, Ernst & Young and BDO). He is also an independent member of HM Treasury’s Tax Professionals Forum.

Soumaya Keynes | writes for The Economist and the Free Exchange blog. Before joining The Economist Soumaya did research on the public finances and pensions at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and worked in the Banking and Credit team at Her Majesty’s Treasury in London. Soumaya has an M.Phil. and B.A. in Economics from Trinity College, Cambridge.

Matthew Lynn | is Financial Columnist at The Daily Telegraph, as well as writing for WSJ Marketwatch, The Spectator and Money Week. Matthew is also the founder of Endeavour Press, the UK’s leading e-book publisher.