Oxford University Business Economics Programme

The Oxford University Business Economics Programme

OUBEP Events Highlights 2020

At OUBEP, we facilitate a unique space to explore economic theory and its applications to allow individuals to create strategic impact in their organisation. Despite the cancellation of the summer programme, we have been able to create new formats to allow for this conversation to take place, on relevant topics and informed by frontier research.

Our Topical Economics Programme (TEP) event in March this year, "Mind the Gap! The Economics of Diversity" coincided with International Women's day. We discussed the different types of diversity gaps, asked how prevalent they are and how costly they are for individuals, companies and economies, particularly in terms of what they cost to innovation and decision making.

You can watch the highlights of this event here.


We held six breakfast lectures on The Economics of a Pandemic. from May to July. The series presented frontier research from the Oxford University Department of Economics and guests on the impact of Covid-19 on the economy. From the effect on the labour market, to start-up employment, as well as the economics of Covid testing and how the pandemic will impact Growth and inequality.

About the Programme

The Oxford University Business Economics Programme is an intensive, two-week development experience for the next generation of senior leaders.

By combining high-calibre academic tuition, industry-leading keynote speakers, and a diverse group of delegates, OUBEP creates a dynamic space to explore economic theory and applications which can be used to create strategic impact.

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Benefit and Impact

Create Global Impact

Foster a new way of thinking

Broaden Economic Perspective

Establish a first class network


Course Tutors: Faculty members from the Department of Economics at the University of Oxford support individual learning throughout the programme and facilitate discussion and analysis.

Lecturers: First-class economists selected from a variety of academic and industry-based organisations expand on theoretical ideas and provoke new thinking.

Guest Speakers: Distinguished industry-leading keynote speakers join the programme in the evenings to provide topical examples of economic theory in practice. Previous speakers have included representatives from the European Central Bank, the European Commission, The Economist, major infrastructure projects, pharmaceutical companies and a variety of NGOs.


Delegates are carefully selected to create a diverse and international forum bringing perspectives and experience from every sector and continent.

They are typically high-potential business executives and senior decision-makers in policy-making and NGO roles, who have a minimum of five years’ leadership experience.

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