Smith Around the World Lecture Series
Why Adam Smith Still Matters
This symposium discusses the impact Smith still has on the world today and why we should continue to talk and learn from Smith.
Marking the tercentenary of the birth of Adam Smith
Public lecture with Emeritus Professor Tony Aspromourgos at the School of Economics, recovering the genuine voice and thought of the historical Adam Smith.
Adam Smith's 'Coarse Clay' Political Realism
Watch this public lecture in which Professor Ryan Griffiths and the Research Group on Constitutional Studies at McGill University in Canada discussed how we can learn from Smith's work today.
What is a wealthy nation?
This panel discussion discussed what defines the wealth of a nation. The participants were Professor Kezia Dugdale, Professor Graeme Roy, Fabian Zuleeg, Elizabeth Dirth and Rachel Lancry Beaumont.
The theoretical legacy of Adam Smith
A discussion of the theoretical legacy of Adam Smith and the relevance of his ideas for today's social and economic issues.
Adam Smith 300 – Innovation and Sustainable Growth
In this event an expert panel considered drawing lessons from Adam Smith's work on innovation and investment to support sustainable growth.
Triumph of the Market: What China's past and present tell us
This lecture examined China's patterns of economic growth and analysed the connections to Adam Smith's theories.
Inequality, poverty, equal opportunities and subjective wellbeing
This two-day workshop was held by the Institute of Economic Analyisis (IAE-CSIC), the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Fundació d'Economia Analítica (FEA) and highlighted how Smith's work affects us 300 years on.
Adam Smith and the history of economic thought
At the Smith Around the World event at Peking University in Beijing an academic panel discussed Adam Smith and the history of economic thought.
Keith Tribe: Exploring Adam Smith's Ideas and Legacy
This podcast features Keith Tribe (Balliol College) in a discussion with Professor Graeme Roy about the dissemination and translation of Smith's ideas in modern times.
Are Adam Smith and his ideas misunderstood?
The second lecture in the series was delivered by Professor Sam Peltzman, who reflected on common public misunderstandings of Adam Smith's thinking.
Adam Smith's Case Against the British Empire
In this lecture Dr William Coleman critiqued Smith’s theoretical case that the British Empire was impoverishing of Great Britain.
Launch of the Smith Around the World lecture series
The inaugural lecture focused on knowledge that solves real-world problems - such as income inequality, environmental and sustainability challenges - and fosters entrepreneurship culture.
Government’s Role in Today’s Economy: What Would Adam Smith Say?
Professor Cecilia Rouse discussed the challenge of common perceptions around Adam Smith’s ideas on the government’s role in the economy.
Adam Smith and the Political Economy of Improvement
Professor Craig Smith explores Smith’s commitment to the key Scottish Enlightenment idea of Improvement and considers how Smith’s political economy connected to his ideas about the role of government in promoting the wealth of the nation.
Adam Smith on Happiness, Welfare, Inequality and the State
Professor Lisa Hill, of the University of Adelaide, delivered her lecture at the University of Chile on Adam Smith, happiness, welfare and inequality.
Prejudices of the Imagination: What Adam Smith Added to the Enlightenment Project
Professor Samuel Fleischacker discussed how Adam Smith employs techniques to change his readers’ prejudicial image of poor people
The following institutions are participating in the Smith Around the World Lecture Series.