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OUBEP equips future leaders with the economic thinking needed to understand the external contexts and choices facing business in the modern world.

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Get ready for COP26 by joining our 3-part lecture series on The Economics of Sustainability.

Hear from our panel of experts on the key economic factors at play in the energy transition and the road to NetZero. Get access to the latest research by economists from the World Bank and more.

Each online lecture lasts approx. 45 minutes and is followed by a 15 minute Q&A session with the economists.

For this series, we will have 2 lectures and a panel of expert, moderated by James Close, Head of Climate Change at Natwest.



The Oxford University Business Economics Programme is a unique learning experience for Business 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. 
It disseminates world-class research by Oxford University academics on topics highly relevant to businesses across sectors and society in general, and provides unique networking opportunities

Research at The
cutting edge

One of the key pillars of OUBEP is cutting-edge economic research embodied in the Economic Department of the University of Oxford. Our academics are world-class experts conducting frontier research on a broad range of topics. These include, for example, developing frameworks to quantify access to justice, using machine learning to improve refugee resettlement, studying committee structure and communication to better understand monetary policy, or using large-scale datasets to identify the importance of entrepreneurs for the macroeconomy. In the last five years, the research conducted at the Economic Department has attracted over six million pounds in grants and has been awarded the Oxford University Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation Award. Our experts also regularly influence public life by advising the UK and EU governments on topics ranging from how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted labour markets to how to evaluate pan-national R&D subsidy schemes

The next generation
of senior leaders

The senior business leaders of tomorrow will need to develop an understanding of economic theory and its practical applications so that they can make informed decisions at critical moments. Our programmes use cutting-edge research to provide delegates with deeper insight through immersive learning and group discussion.

At the core of the Oxford University Business Economics Programme is an intensive, two-week development course 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 to help solve problems and create strategic impact.

Current special event series: Economics of Post-Crisis Recoveries Lecture Series

22 January 2021 – 18 June 2021

Following our Economics of a Pandemic series, we are now exploring the potential paths to recovery and ask some key questions:

  • How did economies recover from severe downturns? And why it may be different this time?
  • Will globalisation turn into nationalism?
  • How did central banks and governements respond and what does this mean for our wallets in the future?
  • Is there a green lining of the pandemic cloud? What are the chances of green growth going forward?
  • The pandemic forced many changes on businesses and individuals. How have people reacted to forced experimentation in the past and what will stick from the current pandemic?

At OUBEP, we facilitate a unique space to explore economic theory and its applications to allow individuals to create strategic impact in their organisation. We curate online seminars to share world-class research on topics of high relevance to business leaders (Sustainability, Diversity and Equality, the Covid crisis and the recoveries)

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