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Wed 8 Dec, '21
Careers in Economics Webinar Series 2021-22

Over the past few years we have found that students from Warwick’s Economics Department have highly valued the opportunity to meet with employers and former students of the Department to explore the range of economics related careers.

For the 2021-22 academic year, we will be hosting a new series of webinars covering a range of topics. We hope that you take this opportunity to learn about further studies at Warwick, the skills that employers value in economics graduates and find out more about how to apply for the positions that they offer in their companies.

Please note that these events are for current students only. We will send you MS Teams joining details via email.

Wednesday 8 December
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm (UK Time)

Topic: Alumni Career Journeys

Introduction - Professor Caroline Elliott

Speaker 1: Isabel Higginson (BSc Economics 2019), Channel Development Manager, The Kraft Heinz Company

Speaker 2: Marcel Schlepper (BSc Economics 2017), PhD Candidate & Junior Economist, ifo Institute

Speaker 3: Henry Tse (BSc Economics 2020), Data Scientist, Zopa

The panel discussion will be followed by a live Q&A session conducted jointly by Professor Caroline Elliott and Stephanie Redding, our Senior Careers Consultant.


Registration for this event is mandatory. Please complete the below form.

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Thu 9 Dec, '21 - Fri 10 Dec, '21
9am - 1pm
Warwick-SUFE Workshop 2021

Runs from Thursday, December 09 to Friday, December 10.

We are pleased to announce that the first Warwick-SUFE workshop, co-organised with the School of Economics at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE), will take place virtually this academic year.


Date: Thursday 9 - Friday 10 December 2021, 9.00am - 1.00pm
Location: Zoom

This event is open to all and registration is required in order to attend.

The workshop is to create a platform for colleagues on both sides working on/interested in similar topics (e.g., China-related) to discuss their research and identify collaboration opportunities.


University of Warwick: Bishnupriya Gupta, Clément Imbert, Kenichi Nagasawa, Dennis Novy, Eric Renault and Ao Wang.

SUFE: Yahong Zhou, Simin He, Gaoji Hu, Dong Yan, Chao Yang and Xuebo Wang.

Conference Programme

The Conference Programme is available to view here.


University of Warwick: Mingli Chen, Clément Imbert and Ao Wang.

SUFE: Zhenxing Huang


Please register below and we will email you nearer to the time with the link to join the event. Registration will close at 12 noon on 8th December.

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Wed 2 Feb, '22
Introduction to Economics

In partnership with the Bank of England, Discover Economics and the Warwick Economics Summit, we are delighted to invite you to a free, interactive event for 16-18 year old students and their teachers and parents.

Date: Wednesday 2 February 2022
Time: 17:30 - 19:00
Location: Microsoft Teams, Online

The Introduction to Economics event aims to provide 16-18 year old students and their teachers and parents with an exciting opportunity to discover more about economics as a subject, experience an interactive taster lecture delivered by the Department of Economics, University of Warwick and hear from current undergraduate students what it's like to study economics at university. There will also be a chance to hear from economists about the wide-ranging work they do and the possible career opportunities open to economists.

Students will also be able to gain useful advice and guidance on how to apply for university, including how to draft a personal statement as well as having the opportunity to ask questions to an Admissions Tutor.

*Attendees of this event will also be eligible to attend the Warwick Economic Summit for free on 4-6 February 2022. A code will be published on this webpage shortly for you to secure your place.


Time Programme
17:30 - 17:35

Welcome and Introductions

In this introductory session, Dr Lory Barile (Associate Professor and Widening Participation Academic Lead) will introduce you to the Introduction to Economics event.

17:35 - 18:05

Taster Activity: What is Economics?

In this interactive session, you will take part in a short taster session to learn more about what economics really is. This will be followed by a Q&A where you will be encouraged to ask questions about the subject/study of economics.

18:05 - 18:25

How to Apply to University

Hear staff from Warwick's Student Recruitment, Outreach and Admissions Service provide, who will provide advice on how to apply to university and how to make a competitive application to our programmes.

18:25 - 18:55

Economics Student Panel Discussion

In this interactive panel discussion session, you will hear from current students studying economics at Warwick, including members of the Warwick Economics Summit. You will be able to submit your own questions to our panel.

18:55 - 19:00


The session will come to a close and you will be asked to provide your feedback on the event via an online anonymous survey.


Registration for the event is essential. Registrants will receive an email the week of the event containing a link and instructions of how to join. If you have any queries about this event, please email 

Please also note that our Widening Participation and Outreach Team are running other events of this kind this term and we will provide details of them on our homepage.

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Tue 8 Mar, '22
International Women's Day: Coffee with Economists

In celebration of International Women's Day we're delighted to invite 16-18 year olds to attend our free virtual event "Coffee with Economists".

Date: Tuesday 8 March 2022
Time: 17:00 - 18:00 (UK Time)
Location: Microsoft Teams, Online

Pop the kettle on and join an informal and inclusive virtual discussion with a panel of female economists as we celebrate International Women's Day 2021.

Covid-19 has drawn attention to the work of economists, however misconceptions around the subject and the stereotypical career opportunities associated with it still exist.

Designed for 16-18 year olds, this event will helps students to find out more about economics as a subject and discover the range of career opportunities available to them. The panel of female economists will share:

  • Their experience of studying economics at university
  • The key transferable skills they think are important for studying economics
  • Their current role and what it involves

There will also be an opportunity for the audience to put their questions to the panel.


Dr Lory Barile, Associate Professor of Economics

Dr Lory Barile is an Associate Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics, University of Warwick. Lory is also Widening Participation Academic Lead, Director of Postgraduate Taught Studies, Co-chair of the Students' Progression Working Group and Member of the Athena Swan Department Committee in the Department.

Lory is also the Discover Economics Champion at Warwick which is a national campaign led by the Royal Economics Society to increase diversity amongst economic students.


Maureen Paul (PhD Economics 2004) - Interim Chief Economic Advisor at Ofgem

Maureen Paul is the Interim Chief Economic Advisor at Ofgem, ensuring that Ofgem’s decisions are supported by robust analysis. Maureen is passionate about making the energy markets work in the interest of existing and future energy consumers and have been working at Ofgem to do so since 2013.

Maureen oversees the policy and analytical work of Ofgem’s Office for Research and Economics, with around 30 multidisciplinary members of staff – economists, social researchers, behavioural scientists and policy experts, with wider leadership responsibilities for over 60 economists. Maureen has responsibility for advising on Ofgem’s biggest priorities, including network price regulation, charges for the use of Great Britain’s energy networks, and retail and wholesale energy market issues.

Achieving real change with regards to greater diversity and inclusion is an important part of Maureen’s leadership. She co-chairs Ofgem’s ethnic diversity staff network and has responsibilities for helping the organisation identify and put in place policies that promote inclusion, equality and diversity within our workforce. Before joining Ofgem, Maureen worked with the Competition Commission and the Office of Fair Trading on several market studies, Competition Act cases and mergers cases. She has a PhD in economics from the University of Warwick.

The full panel will be confirmed shortly.


Registration for the event is essential. Registrants will receive an email the week of the event containing a link and instructions of how to join. If you have any queries about this event, please email 

Please also note that our Widening Participation and Outreach Team are running other events of this kind this term and we will provide details of them on our homepage.

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Fri 11 Mar, '22 - Sat 12 Mar, '22
9am - 5:30pm
CEPR/Warwick/Princeton/Utah Polecon Conference 2022

Runs from Friday, March 11 to Saturday, March 12.

The Department of Economics at the University of Warwick along with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), the Department of Politics at Princeton University, the Department of Finance at University of Utah and the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF) are organising a conference on Political Economy in Rome, Italy, in March 2022.

Date: Friday 11 – Saturday 12 March 2022
Venue: EIEF- Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance,
Address: Via Sallustiana 62 - 00187 in Rome, Italy.

The aim of the conference is to bring together the top theoretical and empirical political scientists and economists across Europe and North America. This conference will also launch the new CEPR POE, the New CEPR Research Programme in Political Economy. A limited number of papers will be presented (10 over two days) to allow maximum time for discussion. The workshop will be held in Rome this year, building on previous successful meetings held at the Warwick in Venice Palazzo since 2013.



The Conference will feature a range of academics from across the world presenting papers on a number of topics.

Friday, 11 March

9.30 – 10.00

Registration, Coffee and Welcome Remarks from the Organisers

Session 1


10:00 – 11.00

Matthias Thoenig (University of Lausanne)
'Title: TBC'

11.00 – 11.30

Coffee break

11.30 – 12.30

Julia Cage (Sciences Po)
'Title: TBC'

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch

Session 2


14.00 – 15.00

Gleason Judd (Princeton University)
'Title: TBC'

15.00 – 16.00

Rema Hanna (Harvard University)
'Title: TBC'

16.00 – 16.30

Coffee break

16.30 – 17.30

Ravideep Sethi (University of Utah)
'Title: TBC'

19:00 onwards

Dinner (by invitation only)

Saturday, 12 March

Session 3


10.00 – 11.00

Eliana La Ferrara (Bocconi University)
'Title: TBC'

11.00 – 11.30

Coffee break

11.30 – 12.30

Federica Izzo (UCSD)
'Title: TBC'

12.30 – 14.00


Session 4


14:00 – 15:00

Nico Voigtländer (UCLA)
'Title: TBC'

15:00 – 16.00

Melis Kartal (University of Vienna)
'Title: TBC'

16.00 – 16.30

Coffee break

16.30 – 17.30

Laurent Bouton (Georgetown University)
'Title: TBC'