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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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Wed 16 Feb, '22
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 16 February
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm (UK Time)

Alumni Career Journeys

Introduction - Eman Abdulla, Assistant Professor and Acting Academic Careers Co-ordinator

Speaker 1: Ilias Prevezas (BSc Economics,2008) - Climate Change Advisor at the Ministry for Climate Change & Civil Protection, Greece

Speaker 2: Ege Seckin (BA PPE, 2013) - Programme Policy Officer at the World Food Programme

Speaker 3: TBC

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


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

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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.