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13:15 - 13:55 21 January 2010

LUNCH HOUR LECTURE: Interpreting opera through economic theory


Darwin Lecture Theatre - entrance via Malet Place | Darwin Building (link Map)
access via Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free and open to anyone on a first-come first-served basis. Lectures can also be watched online or downloaded from UCL's iTunesU from 7 days after the event.
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Professor Steffen Huck, UCL Economics

Economics is largely about interpretation: about questioning and analysing worldly phenomena as the economist finds them; whether they are the pricing policy of a company or the structure of a market. Professor Huck will take economic analysis to a different context, using key tools, including counterfactual reasoning, to anlayse the actions of fictional characters. He will focus on two examples from Richard Wagner's operas, Tannhauser and Lohengrin.


Dan Martin
+44 (0)20 7679 7675 | dan.martin@ucl.ac.uk