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Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS), University College London

September 24-25, 2015
International Conference "175 years of The Economist" - University College London
London, Department of Science and Technology Studies, UCL, United Kingdom
In 2018 the Economist magazine will be 175 years old. This conference is a prelude to a book that will examine the political, economic and cultural impact of one of the most significant news publications in the modern world. Papers are invited on any topic connected to The Economist, past and present, and the following suggested topics are intended to be neither prescriptive nor comprehensive: - Controversies: Corn laws, currency vs banking school, free trade, the people??s budget, the welfare state, nationalisations, the making and unmaking of Bretton Woods, the oil shocks, privatisations, the Great Depression, the Great Recession; - Editors, Economists and intellectuals in The Economist: Walter Bagehot and others; - Ownership, censorship and the law; - Publishing history: journalists and their recruitment, women in The Economist, US and China editions, the Economist Intelligence Unit, digital expansion, statistics, rankings and methods, futurology; - Management: industrial policy, labour relations, corporate strategy, personal finance, the global economy; - Readers: the anti-corn law league, in academia, use by campaigners, correspondents and letter writers, in the City, use by lobbyists, and in international relations (WTO, IMF etc); - Typography and design: covers, cartoonists, designers, printers and publishing and branding strategies; - War: The First World War, The Second World War, the Cold War, and pan global conflicts [gem?_?? den Informationen des Anbieters - according to site editor's information]
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