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Warwick Economics Summer School 2015 is underway

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Warwick Economics Summer School 2015 is underway

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The 2015 Warwick Economics Summer School (WESS) got underway on Sunday 19th July, with 150 students arriving on campus from over 30 different countries.

Students from all over the world, including China, Russia, Spain, Thailand and the US have come to Warwick for a three week intensive course to study one of our intermediate or specialist courses, or to learn the principles of economics.

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There are a number of ways to find out about WESS as it happens, or to share your experience if you are a student attending the Summer School:

WESS is a unique combination of learning and debating economic issues with renowned academics, alongside a busy, fun and engaging evening and social programme. During the three weeks, students will take part in social trips to London, Oxford and Stratford and attend a number of guest lectures.

The line-up of speakers for WESS 2015 includes:

  • Professor Nick Crafts, CBE - "The Threat of Secular Stagnation in Europe: an Historical Perspective"
    Director of the ESRC funded Research Centre CAGE and a world renowned Economic Historian.

  • Julie Meyer - "Building Entrepreneur Country; for the future from the future"
    Award winning American entrepreneur and has been named as one of the Wall Street Journal’s 30 most influential women in Europe.

  • Jacqui Smith - "The NHS: Can it Survive?"
    Served as the first female Home Secretary from 2007 -2009 and spent over 10 years at the heart of UK government.

  • Professor James Robinson- "Why Nations Fail?"
    A University Professor at the University of Chicago and author of award winning book ‘Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power’.

  • David Myatt
    His academic research focusses on the tools of game theory applied to diverse settings, including business strategy; macroeconomic coordination; and political science.

A discussion entitled "Happiness and Inequality in Modern Society: A Discussion" featuring:

  • Claudia Senik
    Professor at the the University Paris-Sorbonne, France with her main research interest areas being income distribution and subjective well-being.

  • Professor Andrew Oswald
    A Professor of Economics at Warwick, his work lies mainly at the border between economics and behavioural science, and includes the empirical study of human happiness.

Find out more about the Warwick Economics Summer School.


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