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From time to time we post information here about events and other opportunities being offered by external organisations.

4 February 2015 The Scottish Institute for Research in Economics (SIRE) is pleased to announce a public lecture by Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics and Professor of Political Science at the University of California-Berkeley.

The title of the talk is ‘Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, The Great Recession, and the Uses--and Misuses--of History’. The lecture will be based on this new book (forthcoming) and Oxford University Press has agreed to accompany with a bookstall for this event.

Professor Eichengreen will discuss how popular understanding of the Great Depression shaped the response to the Great Recession, and how the experience of the Great Recession will change our understanding of the Great Depression.

The lecture will start at 17.30 in Appleton Tower, LT5. Tea and coffee will be available in the lobby from 17.00 onwards with an opportunity to browse the book stall before and after the lecture. Participants are offered a 20% discount to purchase the book (£16.00) when orders are placed directly with OUP.

A voucher with full details is available to download. This event is free but booking is required. Book a space

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12 February 2015


Thursday, 12th February 2015, Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, Old High School, Infirmary Street, Edinburgh

The twin challenges of climate change and changing demographics have led many energy industry leaders and government decision-makers to identify infrastructure

investment as perhaps the single, largest wealth creation opportunity of the 21st century. The World Bank estimates the global infrastructure gap to be in the area of $35

trillion over the next twenty years. Unlocking this scale of investment responsibly will require new ways of thinking about impacts and new models for delivering sustained, green economic growth that protects and preserves our most valuable assets for future generations.

This networking event will bring together some of the cutting-edge investors, academics and entrepreneurs operating at the front lines of the green investment challenge. We invite you to join us for a riveting discussion, which will explore the key concepts, risks and opportunities we must seek to better understand in order to deliver a fundamental shift in the way we do business.

For further details and to register,



16 and 17 February 2015 Two Day Masterclass on Behavioural Finance Promotional Discount

The University of Edinburgh Business School are offering any colleagues and members of the David Hume Institute who wish to attend this course a 20% promotional discount. To take advantage of this offer, please quote the code ‘uebsscmcorporate’.

Do you understand how your own human behaviour affects your investment decision-making?

In a sector that strives to make rational investment decisions based on hard evidence, it is crucial for investors to be aware of how natural psychological tendencies can bias their decision-making. The University of Edinburgh Business School is in the top 1% of Business Schools worldwide.  We are experts in understanding why we make decisions and how we can use this knowledge to make better and more balanced judgements.

Our two-day Masterclass will help you and your organisation to identify and control for irrational investment practice. Course leaders Prof. Ben Jacobsen and Dr Arman Eshraghi will introduce participants to the latest research findings in the area of behavioural finance from an applied perspective, and will explore the nuances of decision-making in the presence of risk and uncertainty. The Masterclass will be interactive in nature and will incorporate case studies, psychometric tests, risk profile assessments and live learning feedback. In the evening delegates will attend a formal dinner where senior industry practitioners will join you to share experience and insights.

Who should attend?

Anyone who analyses investment opportunities, manages a fund, sets the strategy for a portfolio or communicates the firm’s investment strategy to its clients. This Masterclass will arm you with the knowledge, vocabulary and analytical tools to ensure that you make robust and rational investment decisions.

Find out more
If this sounds like you, or if you have members of your team who would benefit from this Masterclass, click here or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

New programme of executive education

This is one of a series of Masterclasses held at the University of Edinburgh Business School. Other Masterclasses coming up are

Dynamic Strategy Management’ This course is tailored to the background and interests of those undertaking, or aspiring to undertake strategic leadership roles.

Leading Strategic Change’ This course is tailored to members of private, public, and non-profit organisations who are interested in learning more about how to lead change in their organisations and/or groups.

‘Numbers, Governance and Leadership’ This course is tailored to middle managers preparing for major Executive positions. Top managers with experience of leadership and control issues especially in the context of project management.

Tuesday 24 February 2015

Public lecture by Panicos Demetriades, Professor of Economics at Leicester University and Governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus from 2012 to 2014.

Title: 'Europe and the Cyprus crisis: a euro area central bank governor's perspective '. 

University of Edinburgh, 50 George Square, room G.06.

Tea and coffee will be available from 17.30 onwards, with the lecture starting at 1800.

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