Becoming Economically Intelligent

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Date of event: 15 October 2019
Event ends: 15 October 2019
Start time: 09:30
End time: 16:30
Price: Exclusive to members of The Henley Partnership *Up to 6 Places*
Becoming Economically Intelligent


Can you honestly say you are as economically intelligent as you should be? If your answer is no, then you can’t afford to miss out on this opportunity. At this event you can expect to experience a refreshingly enjoyable day of clear, practical and succinct explanations on macroeconomics and its relation to company performance, under the guidance of an independent behavioural economist Roger Martin-Fagg.

In his renowned concise and easy to follow style, Roger will take you through the fundamental workings of the UK and global economy using contemporary examples and recent data and economic theory. We guarantee you’ll leave Henley feeling more economically intelligent than when you arrived and better equipped to analyse your own business risk more strategically.

Key Learning Outcomes

This event aims to leave you with an improved knowledge of the UK and international economy and how it impacts your business environment, as well as providing you with a platform of understanding on which to build a more informed approach to strategic business decision-making.

Event Content and Delivery Style

Through structured discussion, using flip charts and minimal PowerPoint slides, Roger will cover the following:

  • The behavioural economist mindset in contrast with the mainstream view
  • Value added and gross domestic product (GDP)
  • GDP feedback loops
  • How banks work, what drives exchange rates and the implications for your business
  • The basic growth model and the importance of credit
  • The key indicators of economic activity and their impact on the business environment
  • Global interconnectivity and the flow of capital, and their relation to stock market crashes
  • The main economies of the world
  • The economics of EU membership and the alternative
  • What this all means for me and my business

There will be no group work in this event, which will take place in our National Grid lecture theatre. However, Roger will actively encourage questions and conversation throughout the day.

Who Should Attend?

This event is for any senior leader/manager with an interest in understanding how the economy works, and how future changes influence business performance. It will also be of interest to those wishing to better understand the world they live in, to aid a more informed decision-making approach in business.


The primary theme is STRATEGY and the secondary theme is LEADERSHIP.

It is relevant to the development of Macro, Economy, Trends, Intelligence, Brexit, Finance, Ratios.

THP, The Henley Partnership.

Roger Martin-Fagg

Roger Martin Fagg

Roger describes himself as a Behavioural Economist and throughout his career has sought to bridge the gap between theory and practice. He began his career in the New Zealand Treasury, and then moved into the Airline Business; planning and teaching post-graduates all aspects of economics. He regularly talks to SME owners in the UK and Europe about economic trends and speaks at conferences around the world on the economic outlook and its impact on business. His book Making Sense of the Economy is in its fourth reprint.

*Per member organisation. “Up to” indicates the maximum number per member organisation, it is not an allocation of places. All places are subject to availability at the time of nomination. Nomination Forms are dealt with on a first come first served basis and a place cannot be booked or held without a fully completed and approved Nomination Form.

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For more information please contact The Henley Partnership Team by email at or by phone on +44 (0) 1491 418 855.

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Henley Business School, Greenlands Campus

Henley Business School,Greenlands,Henley-on-ThamesOxfordshire