Leading UK Economist to Deliver Davies Lecture

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Leading UK Economist to Deliver Davies Lecture

TORONTO, March 19, 2013 – John Kay, one of Britain’s leading economists, will deliver the fifth Davies Lecture on Friday, March 22 at a breakfast meeting at the Toronto Board of Trade. The event is co-sponsored by York University’s Jay and Barbara Hennick Centre for Business and Law and Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP.

Kay, currently a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics, will discuss the findings of his recently issued report to the UK government, “The Kay Report - Review of UK Equity Markets and Long Term Decision Making.” He will also comment on the UK government’s commitment to act on his findings, as detailed in the government’s response, “Ensuring Equity Markets Support Long-Term Growth.”

His talk is the fifth in a series of business law lectures made possible by the generous support of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, one of Canada’s leading commercial law firms, practising nationally and internationally from offices in Toronto, Montreal and New York.

The Jay and Barbara Hennick Centre for Business and Law at York University is the first Canadian centre to promote and develop joint business and law scholarship and education. A joint initiative of Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business, the Centre works to stimulate debate on key issues at the intersection of law, business and public policy.

Kay is a Fellow of St. John’s College, Oxford; a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh; and a Fellow of the British Academy. He was the first director of Oxford University’s Said Business School. In addition to being a distinguished academic, a successful businessman, and an advisor to companies and governments around the world, Kay writes a weekly column for the Financial Times on topical issues in economics, finance and business.

WHAT: Davies Lecture by UK economist John Kay

WHEN: Friday, March 22, 2013, 8:00 a.m. Breakfast; 8:30 a.m. Program

WHERE: Toronto Board of Trade, 77 Adelaide St .W., Toronto, ON

RSVP: events@dwpv.com

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