Lincoln Leads 2019: How Can Brexit Help the UK Economy?

Lincoln College invites you to attend the Lincoln Leads Seminar Series 2019.

The Econony seminar in the series explores the question: How Can Brexit Help the UK Economy?

All tickets are free, but must be booked in advance at Eventbrite:

Dr Jan Kvasnicka (Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford)
Dr Danny Kruger (Expert Advisor, DCMS)
Asher Berkovitz-Werner (MPhil, Economics)

Nicholas Leah (MPhil, History)

When: Thursday, 21st February, 5.45 – 7pm. Wine Reception from 5.15pm
Where: Oakeshott Room, Lincoln College, Turl St, Oxford


The Lincoln Leads Seminar Series 2019 takes place on Thursday evenings during Hilary term at Lincoln College, Oxford. Each panel features an Alumnus/na, a Fellow, and a Student of the College, who will respond to a topical question linked to their research or professional experience. Following a wine reception at 5pm, each seminar will start at 5.45pm, culminating in a lively Q&A session. We have a fantastic group of panellists scheduled for the series, who aim to invite non-specialist audiences into their spheres of expertise. We therefore hope that you are eager to join them in conversation, and learn more about the exciting and diverse research connected to Lincoln.

Please see below for further details of our speakers:

Dr Jan Kvasnicka is a Career Development Fellow in Economics at Lincoln College and the Department of Economics. His research interests are primarily in macroeconomics, specializing in the quantitative analysis of optimal fiscal policy with heterogenous agents and incomplete markets. Jan also teaches the core macroeconomics course as part of the PPE team. He obtained his PhD from Cambridge University, and has previously worked as a Teaching Fellow at the University of Cambridge and a Research Assistant at the IDEA think tank.

Dr Danny Kruger is an Expert Advisor for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. He is the founder, and former Chief Executive, of two charities: Only Connect, a criminal justice project, and the West London Zone for Children and Young People, a place-based early intervention project. Danny read History at Edinburgh University and received a DPhil in History from Oxford University in 2000. Danny was previously a Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute think tank in London; Director of Studies at the Centre for Policy Studies; Chief Leader-Writer at the Daily Telegraph; and Special Adviser to David Cameron MP as Leader of the Opposition.

Asher Berkowitz-Werner is studying for an MPhil in Economics. His research focuses on evaluations of public policy. Asher lead Manchester University’s Challenging Orthodoxies Society during undergraduate studies. Bringing in a wide variety of speakers to engage in panel debates, from UK hip hop artist Akala to former head of the Government Economic Service Vicky Price. Other academic interests vary from Behavioural Economics to Effective Altruism and moral philosophy. Asher also semi-regularly posts blogs on his personal website on topics from economics to technology.