diane_coyle.jpgThis year's Tanner Lectures on Human Values, entitled ‘The Public Responsibilities of the Economist', will take place on Friday 18May and Saturday 19 May in the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre at the Said Business School. They will be given by Dr Diane Coyle OBE, Visiting Professor at the Institute for Political and Economic Governance, University of Manchester.

Dr Coyle studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Brasenose College, before going on to complete a doctorate at Harvard University. As well as her visiting professorship at the University of Manchester, she runs the consultancy Enlightenment Economics, is Vice-Chair of the BBC Trust and was for eight years a member of the Competition Commission. She specialises in competition analysis and the economics of new technologies and globalisation, including extensive work on the impacts of mobile telephony in developing countries. She is the author of several books, including The Economics of Enough, The Soulful Science, Sex, Drugs and Economics, Paradoxes of Prosperity, Governing the World Economy and The Weightless World. She has also published numerous book chapters, reports and articles, and was formerly a regular presenter on BBC Radio 4's Analysis.

Her first lecture will be at 5pm on 18 May. The second lecture will begin at 11am on 19 May, followed by a discussion with a distinguished panel from 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm.

The text of the lectures can be accessed here.

These public lectures are open to all. Find out more on the Tanner Lectures and the Tanner Foundation.

Read more about PPE at Brasenose College.