Economics Talk with Diane Coyle

On Friday 7th July, the Economics Department welcomed Professor Diane Coyle, Cambridge University and author of “GDP: An Affectionate History”. She spoke to a mixture of A Level and IB Economists about her own career (including working at the Treasury, the Competitions and Markets Authority and at the Economist magazine) and her current research into welfare economics.

Economics is one of the fastest growing Sixth Form subjects at Headington, with many girls going on to study the subject at university. Prof Coyle said that employers paid a premium for the sorts of skills that one learns when studying Economics and offered her advice on putting together a strong UCAS application.