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Vince Cable

Honorary Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences

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The Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable is the current MP for Twickenham and Leader of the Liberal Democrat Party. He was Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills and President of the Board of Trade from 2010 to 2015, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats from 2007 to 2010 and Shadow Chancellor from 2003 to 2010.

Sir Vince teamed up with the School of Economics at the University of Nottingham in 2016 to launch a free online course on 'The Politics of Economics and The Economics of Politicians'. In collaboration with FutureLearn, this MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) was designed to explore the link between politics and economics by looking at the work of some major political figures and the key economic ideas they adopted. Sir Vince was made an Honorary Professor, in the School of Economics, at The University of Nottingham in 2015.

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