You are warmly invited to the following book launch and panel discussion event at the School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of London:

Remembering Inflation (Princeton University Press 2013)

By Professor Brigitte Granville 

Wednesday 16 October 2013
6.00pm to 7.00pm

David Sizer Lecture Theatre, Bancroft Building, Mile End campus, Queen Mary, University of London, E1 4NS (link to location map for Bancroft Building) 

There will be a short talk from Professor John Driffill of Birkbeck who will reflect on some of the themes and ideas of the book in the light of his own thinking on monetary economics developed in the course of a distinguished academic career (more background on Prof Driffill below). This will be followed by a discussion with Professor Brigitte Granville.

John Driffill is a professor of economics at Birkbeck, University of London, specialising in international macroeconomics and labour economics. He is the creator of the Calmfors-Driffill hypothesis. John Driffill has been a professor of economics at Birkbeck College, University of London, since 1999, before which he held academic positions at the University of Southampton, Queen Mary College (University of London), and Tilburg University in the Netherlands. He has enjoyed many visiting posts, including at Queen’s University, Canada; Stockholm University; the Bank of England, where he held a Houblon-Norman fellowship in 1986; Aarhus University (Denmark); the University of Tokyo; the University of Paris; and the University of Pavia (Italy).

He was educated at the University of Cambridge, where he studied natural sciences and then economics, and at Princeton University, where he took a PhD in 1977. He has published numerous articles in scholarly journals on macroeconomics and monetary policy, and on the effects of alternative wage bargaining structures. He also edited A Currency for Europe (1991) with Massimo Beber and The Role of Financial Markets in the Transition Process (2003) with Emilio Colombo. In 2000 he published (with Joseph E. Stiglitz) an adaptation, for a British and European readership, of Stiglitz’s introductory textbook Economics.


Prof. Driffill served as an adviser to a House of Lords select committee on enquiries into the Euro and the Stability and Growth Pact, and is a fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research. From 2004 to 2010 he was the Director of the UK Economic and Social Research Council’s program of research on World Economy and Finance. 


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