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Ronald Tress Memorial Lecture

Established in 2012, the Ronald Tress Memorial Lecture is an annual event honouring Ronald Tress (1915-2006), the Master of Birkbeck from 1968 to 1977 and a hugely influential economist.

From 1941 to 1945, Tress was Economic Adviser to the British War Cabinet and he played a vital role in the development of the post-war Marshall Plan for Western European economic recovery. He was also Professor of Political Economy at the University of Bristol. In 1978 he was appointed Director of the Leverhulme Trust.

Tress established the Economics Department at Birkbeck and our scholarly community honours his legacy and contribution to the world of economics by inviting a leading figure in the field to speak on the pressing issues affecting society today.

2021

Paul Johnson, Institute for Fiscal Studies: ‘Johnson on Johnson’

Wednesday 5 May, 6pm


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