Wednesday 28 July 2021 | 6:30pm

Vince Cable Live Online

Wednesday 28 July 2021 | 6:30pm

Vince Cable Live Online

£6.00 - Single event ticket
Join us for this live and in person event with Sir Vince Cable, as he examines the fascinating interplay between economics and politics with his new book Money and Power: The World Leaders Who Changed Economics.  This event was broadcast live from the University Arms, Cambridge. You can catch up on-demand until 4 August

This book needs to be read by anyone who is interested in how the world’s economies are really run. Sir Oliver Letwin

We’re delighted to be welcoming economist and politician Vince Cable, who will provide a fascinating examination of the legacy of sixteen world leaders who transformed their countries’ economic fortunes and who also challenged economic convention. From Thatcher to Trump,from Lenin to Bismarck,Money and Power: The World Leaders Who Changed Economics provides a whole new perspective on the science of government. 

Through economics,our politicians have the power to transform people’s lives for better or worse. Deng Xiaoping who lifted millions out of poverty by opening up China; Franklin D Roosevelt whose ‘New Deal’ helped the USA break free of the Great Depression. Or Peron and his successors in Argentina who brought the country to the brink of ruin. 

In conversation with Festival Honorary Patron, David Reynolds. Emeritus Professor of International History at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Christ’s College, Cambridge

Author Biography

Sir Vince Cable was Leader of the Liberal Democrats (2017-2019) and has served as MP for Twickenham (1997-2015, 2017-2019). He’s the former UK Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills, and President of the UK Board of Trade (2010-2015). He served as a Labour councillor in Glasgow (1971-1974), before joining the Social Democrat Party. He is currently a visiting Professor at the London School of Economics.   

From 1966 to 1968 he was Treasury Finance Officer for the Kenya Government. After lecturing at Glasgow University in Economics he worked for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as a First Secretary in the Diplomatic Service (1974-76). He was then appointed Deputy Director of the Overseas Development Institute, which included a period working for the then Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, John Smith, as a special advisor. From 1983 to 1990 he worked as a special advisor on Economic Affairs for the Commonwealth Secretary General, Sir Sonny Ramphal.  He joined Shell International in 1990, taking up the post of Chief Economist in 1995. He has also been Head of the Economics programme at Chatham House and is a former Fellow of Nuffield College Oxford and the LSE. 

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