Lincoln Leads Seminar 4: Should Money Make the World go Round?

Prof. Margaret Stevens, Michael Goldby, Jessica Milligan
Event date
Event time
17:00 - 19:00
Lincoln College
Turl Street
Venue details

Oakeshott Room

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Disabled access?
Booking required

Welcome to the Lincoln Leads Seminar Series 2018.

The forth seminar in the series explores the question:
Should Money Make the World go Round?

Tickets are free, but must be booked in advance. All welcome.

Prof. Margaret Stevens (Fellow at Lincoln College, Oxford)
Michael Goldby (Senior Advisor, Bank of England)
Jessica Milligan (DPhil. Economics)

When: Thursday, 8th February, 5.45 – 7pm. Wine Reception from 5pm
Where: Oakeshott Room, Lincoln College, Turl St, Oxford
Chair: Caspar Pfrunder (MSt in British & European History (1500-))
Organiser: Paul Stephens, MCR Academic Representative ( )


The Lincoln Leads Seminar Series 2018 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:

Prof. Margaret Stevens is a Senior Research Fellow in Economics at Lincoln College, Oxford. She is currently Head of the Economics Department of the University. After completing an MSc in mathematics at the University of Oxford in the 1970s, she worked as a statistician and as a secondary school teacher, before returning to Oxford to study economics at Nuffield College. She finished her doctorate in 1993 and has since then been involved in teaching and research in Oxford. Her main research interests lie in labour economics, particularly equilibrium research and matching models and their application to labour market policy questions. Other areas of interest include government policies towards education and health.

Michael Goldby graduated from Lincoln College in 1998 with a first class degree in PPE. After two years working at HSBC he completed an M.Sc in Economics at LSE in 2002. Since then he has been working as an economist at the Bank of England. In those 15 years he has worked on a range of macroeconomic topics, spent two years as an author of the Bank’s Inflation Report, and two years at the IMF in Washington DC working as an advisor to the UK Executive Director. He currently works as a Senior Advisor in the Bank’s EU Withdrawal Unit.

Jessica Milligan is undertaking a DPhil in Economics, having also completed an MPhil in Economics at Oxford. Before coming to Oxford, Jessica worked in Management Consulting in London, during which time she specialised in healthcare transformation. In contrast to this professional experience and postgraduate research, her undergraduate degree at Cambridge was in Spanish and Russian. Her final dissertation explored Russian neo-primitive illustrations for a set of revolutionary futurist poetry. Although this may appear to be an unusual pathway to economics, you can chart her underlying interests: people, their choices and interactions and, ultimately, their wellbeing. Her current research lies in Microeconomic theory-based empirical testing, within the field of Behavioural Economics. Her doctorate intends to test how an individual’s aspirations, habits and peers affect their choices and welfare over time.