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The Wincott Foundation was set up in 1969 in honour of Harold Wincott, the most distinguished economic journalist of his day in the UK. The current chairman is Sir Richard Lambert, former editor of the Financial Times. Sir Richard is supported by a group of trustees who have a background in business, journalism and academia.

THE 2013 WINCOTT MEMORIAL LECTURE

The 2013 Annual Memorial Lecture was given on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 by Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator of the Financial Times. It was followed by a comment from Lord Skidelsky, Visiting Professor of Economics at Warwick University.

Photo right: Martin Wolf.

For a full text of the lecture, click here




Discussion of Martin Wolf's lecture

Robert Skidelsky: "The starting point of economics is still in the wrong place. It lies in the Platonic world of perfect markets rather than the real world of markets as they actually work in the human and social world. I see little sign of that 'ferment of ideas' that Martin hopes for, at least in the academic world."

For the full text of Lord Skidelsky's formal comment, click here

Photo right: Lord Skidelsky

THE TRUSTEES
SIR RICHARD LAMBERT (Chairman)
SIR GEOFFREY OWEN
PROF IAN HARGREAVES CBE
JOHN O'HIGGINS
DANIEL WINCOTT
DAME FRANCES CAIRNCROSS
RUPERT PENNANT-REA
CHRISTOPHER HIRD
BRONWEN MADDOX
BILL ROBINSON
ELIZABETH WINCOTT HECKETT

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