Northern Economic Summit
- 09:30 - 16:45
- The Studio, Manchester
Dr Richard Whittle is Principal Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University's Economics, Policy and Business department; having taught economics across academic and institutional levels, including at the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, the Bank of New York and British civil service. Richard leads the HMRC Programme in Taxation and Fiscal Policy in addition to heading the Centre for Applied Behavioural Economics.
Following a research career in industry, where his consultancy reports were used to develop firms' strategy in negotiating with local government throughout the UK, Richard was awarded one of only two Economic and Social Research Council studentships to read for a Master's of Research and has recently completed his PhD in Economics and Econometrics at the University of Keele.
Richard is the co-author of 'Algorithms, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency: Implications for the Future of the Workplace' with his colleague Professor Gavin Brown. At the Northern Economic Summit, Richard and Gavin will explore case studies drawn from global best-practice that will exhibit the potential of this technological disruption and how this may be better leveraged at both the regional and national levels.
Richard's research interests concentrate around behavioural economics, decision making and financial crisis', having recently been published in the Journal of Mathematical Finance as well as having delivered well received papers at various conferences, notably EDAMBA in Sorèze, France.