Professional Development for Professional Economists

SPE Courses provides quality assured courses for professional economists
We specialise in continuous professional development for the Society of Professional Economists and the Government Economic Service

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Professional Development for Professional Economists

SPE Courses provides quality assured courses for professional economists
We specialise in continuous professional development for the Society of Professional Economists and the Government Economic Service

Read More

Professional Development for Professional Economists

SPE Courses provides quality assured courses for professional economists
We specialise in continuous professional development for the Society of Professional Economists and the Government Economic Service

Read More

Professional Development for Professional Economists

SPE Courses provides quality assured courses for professional economists
We specialise in continuous professional development for the Society of Professional Economists and the Government Economic Service

Read More

Some of Our Tutors

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Vicky Pryce


Vicky Pryce FAcSS is one of the UK’s best-known economists. She is a former Joint head of the Government Economic Service and a leading expert on the EU. She is currently Chief Economic Advisor for CEBR.

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Peter Urwin


Professor Peter Urwin is Director of the Centre for Employment Research and Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Westminster. He has tutored many well-received courses for the Government Economic Service

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Geoff Tily


Geoff Tily is TUC Senior Economist from 2014. Following 25 years as member of the government statistical and then economic services, most recently as macroeconomic adviser in HM Treasury. His book 'Keynes Betrayed' is regarded as a major contribution to a huge literature.

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Andy Ross


Andy Ross FAcSS is former Head of Professional Development for the Government Economic Service and now Head of Professional Development for the Society of Professional Economists

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Jon Guest


Through his work as a Senior Associate of the Economics Network, Jon has run sessions on innovative pedagogic practices at a number of universities and major national events. He is also an academic assessor for the Economic Assessment Centres run by the Government Economic Service.

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Catherine Connolly


Catherine Connolly has worked on a wide range of economic topics across the public and private sectors, covering macroeconomic forecasting, globalisation and cost-benefit analysis, including working on the 2018 edition of the Green Book. Catherine was in the British Civil Service between 2001 and 2018 where she was a member of the Government Economic Service and the Senior Civil Service. She worked at HM Treasury, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and at the former Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). She has also worked for Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt, the New Zealand Treasury and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. Catherine is the founder of economicsense, a specialist economics training provider, and studied economics at Otago University, New Zealand.

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Ken Warwick


Ken Warwick is an independent economics consultant. Until April 2018, he was a member of the UK Regulatory Policy Committee (RPC) and before that had 35 years’ experience as a senior economist in UK Government and international organisations. During his time in the UK Government, Ken was Chief Economic Adviser and Director of Analysis in the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). He was also a senior economist in the UK Department of Trade and Industry, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the IMF in Washington. As a member of the RPC, Ken led on CBA methodology and the economics of regulation and reviewed hundreds of Regulatory Impact Assessments. He has spoken at OECD and international events on cost benefit analysis and led numerous cost-benefit analysis studies while in Government.

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John Llewellyn


Before co-founding Llewellyn Consulting, John was Global Chief Economist and then Senior Economic Policy Advisor at Lehman Brothers. This followed almost twenty years at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, where variously he was Head of International Forecasting and Policy Analysis, Editor of the OECD Economic Outlook, Deputy Director for Social Affairs, Manpower and Education, and finally Chef de Cabinet to the Secretary-General. Prior to that he spent nearly ten years at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Cambridge, and he was also a Fellow of St. John’s College.

John earned his undergraduate degree at the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and his doctorate at the University of Oxford. He has published widely.

Courses

An Overview of cost-benefit analysis

Tutor - Catherine Connolly, Ken Warwick

1 Day Course

19th October 2018

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Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) from an Applied Perspective: The challenges and opportunities for use of CBA and CEA in options analysis.

Tutor - Joseph Lowe, Editor of HM Treasury’s Green Book

1 Day Course

23rd November 2018

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Update and Refresher for Analysis of Economic Data

Tutor - Peter Urwin

2 Day Course

9th and 10th January 2019

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Macro without maths- A refresher and update for those whose macro is rusty.

Tutor - Andy Ross (Visiting) Professor Loughborough University

2 Day Course

Date - 9th and 10th January 2019

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The Financial and Economic crisis of 2008: Causes; responses; and breeding the next!

Tutor - John Llewellyn

1 Day Course

22nd February 2019

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