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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, 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, 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 Economics Summit for free on 4-6 February 2022. Please register for the Introduction to Economics event using the form below and opt-in to receive a free ticket to the Summit. Your name and email address will be provided to the Warwick Economics Summit who will contact you to provide you with your ticket.


Time Programme
17:30 - 17:35

Welcome and Introduction

In this introductory session, Professor Jeremy Smith, Head of Department will open the Introduction to Economics event.

17:35 - 18:05

Introduction to Economics: Taster Activity

In this interactive session, delivered by Dr Lory Barile (Associate Professor and Widening Participation Academic Lead) and Sam McLoughlin (Discover Economics), you will have a chance 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.



18:10 - 18:40

Choosing a University Course and How to Apply

In this session you'll hear from Warwick's Student Recruitment, Outreach and Admissions Service team, who will provide advice on how to apply to university and how to make a competitive application to our programmes.

18:40 - 18:55

Meet an Economist

In this interactive panel discussion, our current students (and members of the student society - Warwick Economics Summit) will ask questions to Lauren Barnes to find out more about her experience of studying economics, and her journey in becoming a Senior Economist at the Bank of England.

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 on 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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Mon 14 Feb, '22
360 Lecture with Katy Chakrabortty

The Department of Economics is delighted to welcome Katy Chakrabortty as our next 360 Guest Lecture speaker for the 2021/22 academic year.

Campaigning to end poverty. What's inequality got to do with it?

Date: Monday 14 February 2022, 6.15-7.15pm
Location: MS Teams

Dr Christian Soegaard will introduce the speaker and chair the Q&A session at the end of the lecture

This event is for staff and students only and registration is required in order to attend.

About the Talk

For several years, Oxfam has made headlines around the world with its pronouncements that global economic inequality is out of control.

This year, Oxfam found that the Covid-19 pandemic had supercharged the trend, leading to the 10 richest men in the world doubling their wealth since the beginning of the pandemic, whilst Covid has pushed an extra 160 million people into poverty. This may feel unfair, but for a charity that wants to end poverty, why does it matter that some people are so rich? There is no fixed pie of wealth, so surely there is room for the super-rich to get richer and still have success stories at the bottom?

This lecture from Oxfam’s head of policy and advocacy will outline why the billionaire boom is not something to celebrate, but is a symptom of an increasingly broken economics that it is making it harder to overcome poverty. It will talk about what needs to be done to reverse this trend, and discuss the role of campaigning, communications, evidence and advocacy in persuading the richest that they can’t have it all.

About the author - Katy Chakrabortty

Katy is Head of Policy and Advocacy at Oxfam GB. She leads the team focused on Oxfam's policy influence in the UK. She has been at Oxfam since 2009, and as well as political relations work she has played a major role in Oxfam's Even it Up campaign against extreme economic inequality.


Please complete the following form with your details as registration is mandatory. We will email you nearer the time with the link to join the event. Registration will close at 12 noon on the day.

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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: 17:30 - 18:30 (UK Time)
Location: Microsoft Teams, Online

Pop the kettle on and join an informal and inclusive virtual discussion with a panel of distinguished 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 help 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.

Sugandha Srivastav (EPAIS 2013) - PhD candidate in Environmental Economics at the University of Oxford.

Sugandha is an Oxford-based economist specialising in assessing the green economy transition. She has extensive project experience in green innovation analysis, the evaluation of comparative advantage, natural capital accounting, and market-based policy instruments to cost-effectively reach decarbonisation aims. Much of her work has focused on Asia. She has also done computational general equilibrium modelling to analyse the macroeconomic impacts of carbon pricing. Sugandha has worked with development finance institutions, private sector clients, and country governments to advise on climate policy. She has also published in top journals such as Science. Sugandha's doctoral research uses econometrics to evaluate the impact of carbon taxation and innovation subsidies on greening the direction of technological progress, as well as the role of risk reducing policies. Sugandha holds an MSc. in Economics from LSE and a BSc (Hons) in Economics, Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick.

Dr Michela Redoano - Associate Professor in Economics, University of Warwick and CAGE and CES-Ifo Associate

Michela is an applied economist mainly working in intersection between public economics, political economics and behavioural economics; in the sense that, for example, policy choices (such as decisions over public expenditure and taxation) are the outcomes of strategic interactions between voters and elected policy makers at different stages of the political process. The common denominator of most of Michela's work is the understanding on how these interactions work and what drives political choices from the perspective of both voters and policy makers at different stages of the political process.

Beyond doing research and teaching Michela is chairing the WEDGG Group in the department which is responsible for addressing wellbeing, equality, diversity and gender issues. One of the key priorities is to engage in activities to increase the representation of females in the Department. The Department has recently achieved a Bronze Award from the Athena Swan Charter in recognition of the commitment to gender equality. Michela is also working in collaboration with the Royal Economics Society to provide mentoring opportunities for young female economists.

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.

Please note this event has been cancelled

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'




Wed 8 Jun, '22 - Thu 9 Jun, '22
10am - 5pm
Economics PhD Conference

Runs from Wednesday, June 08 to Thursday, June 09.

Our two-day conference organised by Warwick Economics PhD students will bring together international PhD research from across the globe. The 10th annual Warwick Economics PhD Conference will be held in person at the premises of the University, and it will be live-streamed to enable remote participation.

Date:8-9 June 2022
Location: University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom

This is a student-led conference organised annually by PhD students at the Warwick Economics Department, supported and attended by the Warwick Economics Department and members of the faculty.

Call for Papers
The Call For Papers for this year’s conference is now open. You are invited to submit your application here.
Conference Programme

The Conference Programme will be made available as soon as the accepted papers have been finalised

About the PhD Conference

Find out more about how the PhD conference first began.

Previous Years

Learn more about previous conferences.


Find out more about the application form and details about the application process.


Our Campus is in Coventry, a city that lies at the very heart of England and is easy to get to by road, rail and air.