1. Scottish Independence: Identity vs Economics - Professor Douglas McWilliams

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    One of the UK's best economic forecasters examines the upcoming vote on Scottish Independence. As a Scot and as an Economist, Douglas McWilliams' opinions diverge. This is an extract taken from a Gresham College lecture: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/is-it-really-the-case-that-economic-success-is-negatively-correlated-with Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 1,500 lectures free to access or download from the website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greshamcollege

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    • Is Economic success negatively correlated with Sporting success? - Professor Douglas McWilliams

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      In his last lecture as Commerce Professor, Douglas McWilliams covers many topics; Scottish Indepenence, Economics and Sport and provides an overview of his tenure: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/is-it-really-the-case-that-economic-success-is-negatively-correlated-with The lecture will look at the links between sporting success and economic progress. It will look in detail at the Ashes cricket context, just after two Ashes series have been completed. It will also look at rugby and soccer. The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/is-it-really-the-case-that-economic-success-is-negatively-correlated-with Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 1,500 lectures free to access or download from the website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greshamcollege

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      • From the European Coal & Steel Community to the Common Market - Professor Vernon Bogdanor

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        This lecture analyses early moves towards European unity in the early 1950s - the European Coal and Steel Community and the abortive proposal for a European Defence Community, a European Army. Britain was sceptical towards these initiatives. The lecture will then analyse the structural basis of the EEC and why it was that Britain was not one of the signatories in 1957 of the Treaty of Rome establishing the European Communities. The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/from-the-european-coal-and-steel-community-to-the-common-market Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 1,500 lectures free to access or download from the website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greshamcollege

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        • Bangladeshi women in European business

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          ইউরোপের দেশে দেশে নিজস্ব পরিচয়েই প্রতিষ্ঠিত হচ্ছেন প্রবাসী বাংলাদেশী নারীরা। আন্তর্জাতিক সংস্থার চাকরি থেকে শুরু করে শিক্ষকতা, আর বিভিন্ন ধরণের ব্যবসায় ব্যস্ত থাকছেন তারা। নেতৃত্বও দিচ্ছেন অনেকেই। ইউরোপের বিভিন্ন দেশ ঘুরে সঞ্জয় চাকীর রিপোর্ট। 19.12.13

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          • Integrated Reporting: A Solution for European Business? - CSR Minute for November 18, 2013

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            Integrated reporting may be the way out of a dilemma now facing European business. EU companies are looking at a price tag of between 150,000 and 600,000 euros annually to comply with new, proposed regulations on CSR reporting put forward earlier this year by the European Commission. That cost guesstimate comes from BusinessEurope, the European employers’ umbrella organization. The EC had originally projected costs of only 5,000 euros annually for the upgraded reporting. The higher estimate has caused the Federation of German Industries, BDI, which represents more than 100,000 enterprises, to call for the complete withdrawal of the EC’s proposal. BDI’s argument is that this regulation comes with a too-high price tag that puts European businesses at a competitive disadvantage. The original proposal, laid out last spring, requires companies to step up their CSR reporting by including non-financial information, such as their diversity and environmental policies, and to describe their progress in those areas. It also requires reporting obligations to be extended throughout companies’ entire supply chains. And, this is the catch: larger companies would be required to report non-financial information in each country in which they operate, rather than issuing one report for all their European operations. Around 18,000 companies would be affected by these new rules, compared to the 2,500 organizations that now already disclose environmental and social information. How to have more transparency but at an affordable cost? One solution may be integrated reporting, in which companies apply CSR standards to each separate part of the business rather than producing a separate report and adding it as an appendix, as suggested by the EC’s proposal. It’s a cost-effective answer to the increasing calls for more corporate transparency. I’m John Howell for 3BL Media.

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            • The UK and the New Face of Europe - Sir Richard Lambert

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              How will the Eurozone crisis impact on the UK's relationship with the EU? In the past, the UK has always insisted on keeping a seat at the heart of the system. But it now suggests that it would be happy for Eurozone members to integrate more closely in order to withstand the crisis, without joining in itself. In this new world, will there be a two tier or even a three tier Europe - the ins, the pre-ins and the outs (of which the UK would be by far the biggest member)? How sustainable would such a structure be over time? What are the benefits of the UK's EU membership, and could they be put at risk by domestic and European political pressures? If there is going to be a referendum on Britain's position in Europe, what are the main arguments for continuing a strong relationship with our European partners? This is the 2013 Gresham Special Lecture. The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/the-uk-and-the-new-face-of-europe Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 1,500 lectures free to access or download from the website. Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/GreshamCollege Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greshamcollege

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