The Economics Section organised the following event at the 2017 British Science Festival:

How does caring for one another affect economic decisions?
People aren’t always as selfish as economists assume. This event examined how our social preferences affect our decision making and explored the economic consequences. The expert panel discussed how we can incorporate personal motivations into economic models and discussed the implications on the organisation of firms, the use of monetary incentives, and the delivery of public services.

President 2017: Professor Oriana Bandiera, London School of Economics
President 2016: Professor Christian Dustmann, University College London
President 2015: Professor David Miles, Imperial College London and Bank of England
President 2014: Professor John Van Reenan, London School of Economics

Recorder: Professor David Dickinson, University of Birmingham