An Economist’s Guide to Economic History

January 3, 2019

The LRI are delighted to support the launch of the new book, An Economist’s Guide to Economic History, Edited by Dr Matthias Blum and Dr Chris Colvin, colleagues at Queen’s University Belfast, and with chapters contributed by LRI Directors, Professor John Turner and Dr Michael Aldous. The book will be formally launched at an event at QUB on the 18th January with a Roundtable Discussion including contributions from Prof. Wendy Carlin, Prof. Nicholas Crafts and Paul Winfree.

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BMO Financial Group Chief Talent Officer Mona Malone named to Long Run Initiative Board of Governors

December 20, 2018

The Long Run Initiative (LRI) is delighted to announce that Mona Malone, Chief Talent Officer for BMO Financial Group, will be joining its international Board of Governors, effective immediately.

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Information Revolutions Synopsis

October 30, 2018

The following article is a summary of the Information Revolutions
Roundtable held at Queen’s Management School, Belfast on 24 May 2018.

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Why History?

October 2, 2018

The Long Run Initiative has been established to help guide executives and policymakers understand the importance of history to their decision making. Why should business leaders and policymakers care about economic history? Can the past really help us make decisions in the present and for the future? A study of the economic past is useful for at least four reasons.

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Announcing the Official Launch of the Long Run Initiative

September 26, 2018

TORONTO, Canada and BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 1 October 2018 – Signal Influence Executive Research & Communications, Inc., (SIERC), Canada, and Queen’s University Belfast’s Centre for Economic History announced today the creation of the Long Run Initiative, (LRI) a new, not-for-profit global forum bringing together academic experts, business leaders and public policy makers to provide context and deepen understanding from history of the grand challenges facing business and government.

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