Mon, 26 Nov|
Playfair Prize: Economics & Data Masterclass
Our first external speaker event of the year. Attendees will be taught on the changes that are occurring in data visualisation and how to succeed in a new era of economic research.
Time & Location
26 Nov 2018, 18:00 – 19:00
Room ELG02, Northampton Square Campus, City University of London
About the Event
This is our first external speaker event of the year and will be an excellent insight into how data visualisation is changing. Ed and Richard will be advising attendees on the best way to set out a chart, where to find data, and the best way to write a convincing argument. They will also be speaking about their competition which we encourage you to apply to.
From the speakers:
The Playfair Prize, a new award for the best data-driven student journalism.
Ever since William Playfair came up with the first charts the power of plotting data has been clear. Setting out data points in a clear, concise and transparent way helped Florence Nightingale understand her patients—careful mapping of data points led to the cure for cholera. It means the data revolution we are living through has massive potential—it should help us understand social, political, economic and environmental change, allowing us to design policies that deliver better outcomes and head-off mounting risks.
We have designed a new competition that offers you both a challenge and support: there are some superb prizes, in addition to help from a new visualisation website, 1-to-1 assistance from our team, and the offer of data masterclasses. The data wave is building, it is time to get involved.
At the masterclass two of the UK’s best known economics journalists, Ed Conway (Economics editor Sky News, Columnist The Times) and Richard Davies (Fellow LSE, former economics editor The Economist) will share their insights into economic data and share the platform to optimise your work for the future.