Fundamental business issues; innovative new ideas. This exciting masterclass is by the Dean of Hertfordshire Business School.

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Talk summary

New technology, political instability and tectonic shifts such as Brexit require the UK economy to become ever more globally competitive. Unfortunately, the UK’s track record on boosting productivity to achieve a competitive advantage remains poor. This masterclass will look at some of the underlying causes and will highlight how Bank of England policy could be inadvertently locking in low productivity rates for years to come.

About the speaker: Prof Damian Ward

Damian is the Dean of the Hertfordshire Business School and Professor of Business Economics. He co-authored one of Europe’s leading Economics for Business textbooks and has research interests in efficiency and productivity measurement. He has acted as an advisor to the UK Financial Regulator and his research has been cited by the World Bank.

Masterclass schedule

Tea and Coffee: 17:00 - 17:30

Talk: 17:30 - 18:15

Q&A with the Speaker: 18:15 - 18:30

Networking: 18:30 - 19:00

More information


Parking is free on site. You will be provided with a car parking permit for the duration of your stay and a map of the campus via email shortly before the event.


Registration begins at 17:00 outside N003, located on the ground floor of the de Havilland campus. Tea and Coffee will be available.

Contact us

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Telephone: +44(0) 1707 285572

This event is in collaboration with the Business Academy


N003, de Havilland Campus

Hertfordshire Business School, Hatfield, AL10 9EU