Anneliese Dodds MP delivers 2021 Mais Lecture

Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer delivers prestigious annual lecture on the UK’s economic response to Brexit and the Coronavirus pandemic

Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer Anneliese Dodds MP delivered the annual Mais Lecture to a virtual audience on Wednesday 13th January, titled The challenges of the post-Covid, post-Brexit UK economy – a response.

More than 300 guests were in attendance as Ms Dodds outlined an alternative economic plan for the United Kingdom, in both its recovery from the pandemic and adjustment to a new trading relationship with the European Union and the rest of the world.

The speech was followed by a Q&A with Professor Barbara Casu, Director of the Centre for Banking Research which discussed recent events in further detail as well as environmental goals and apportioning of taxation.

On delivering the lecture, Ms Dodds said:

"It was a huge honour to give this year's Mais lecture, and I am very grateful to the Business School for inviting me to speak.

"The lecture set out a responsible framework for a resilient economy and the better, more secure future that Britain needs. It indicated how we must move beyond the post-2010 consensus, including ensuring that public spending is controlled and directed to ensure resilience.

"I look forward to engaging with the economic community on these important issues going forward."

Anneliese Dodds

Professor Paolo Volpin, Dean of the Business School (formerly Cass), introduced the Mais Lecture and said:

“The Mais Lecture is the City of London’s foremost event for the banking and finance community, senior practitioners and academics.

“Hosting the lecture online this year gave us the unique opportunity of presenting the Mais Lecture to a global audience this year, and we were delighted to be joined by Anneliese Dodds to discuss a highly topical set of issues.”

Professor Barbara Casu said:

“At such an important time for the UK’s economy where critical decisions need to be taken, it was very interesting to hear from the Shadow Chancellor and have the opportunity to discuss her economic response to the challenges we currently face.”

About Annelise Dodds MP

Anneliese Dodds was appointed as Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer in April 2020, having been elected as the Member of Parliament for Oxford East with the Labour Party in 2017. Prior to this, in 2014, she was elected as a Member of the European Parliament for South East England and was a prominent member of the Committee of Economic and Monetary Affairs.

She gained her degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from St Hilda’s College, Oxford in 2001, before completing a master’s degree in Social Policy at the University of Edinburgh.

Before pursuing a full-time political career, Anneliese lectured in Public Policy at Kings’ College London and then at Aston University, having gained a PhD in Government and postdoctoral fellowship from London School of Economics. Her research interests included regulation and risk in the public sector.

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