Our seminar series
Following the excellent ‘Economics of a Pandemic’ series, I was pleasantly surprised to be offered yet another series of lectures with outstanding insight. The quality of the speakers was first rate; all top researchers from different corners of the world, bringing new perspective. I particularly valued the quality of the data presented, which led to unavoidable and indisputable conclusions. It was positive and gratifying to see that progress is being made to reduce inequalities, but we must all acknowledge that there is much still to be done’.
Nick, independent consultant
The OUBEP seminar series is where we share our latest research on highly relevant topics with the Economics academic community and business leaders for both discussion, and to inform decision-making.
Each lecture takes place online. We begin with a presentation that lasts approximately 50 minutes. The lecture is followed by a 30-minute Q&A and discussion session.
Depending on the nature of the seminar, we may also invite an industry speaker to take part in a panel discussion and share their real-life experience in the context of the seminar topic and our research.
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?
All upcoming seminars
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 this year, we have been able to create new formats to allow for this conversation to take place, on relevant topics and informed by frontier research.
Seminar dateJanuary 22, 2021 8:30 am
Beata Javorcik, Chief Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The Future of Globalisation Has the pandemic reduced global interdependency? Will we see a resurgence of nationalisation? The lecture lasts ... Read more
Seminar dateFebruary 19, 2021 12:30 pm
Andrea Ferrero, Professor in Economics University of Oxford. Central Banks and their Response How have central banks tackled the economic fallout of lockdown? The lecture lasts approx. 45 minutes and is followed by a 15 minute ... Read more
Seminar dateMarch 19, 2021 12:30 pm
Martin Ellison, Professor of Economics University of Oxford. What will government support schemes during the pandemic do to our wallets in the future? The lecture lasts approx. 45 minutes and is followed by a 15 minute Q&A session ... Read more
Seminar dateApril 16, 2021 12:30 pm
Tim Willems, International Monetary Fund. The Power of Pivoting Businesses and individuals found themselves forced to change their practises almost overnight. How have people reacted to snap-experimentation in the past? How powerful ... Read more
Seminar dateMay 21, 2021 8:30 am
Cameron Hepburn, Professor of Environmental Economics University of Oxford and the London School of Economics and Political Science. The Green Lining in the Pandemic Cloud - How real is the positive impact of the pandemic on climate ... Read more
Seminar dateJune 18, 2021 12:30 pm
Moritz Schularick, Professor of Economics University of Bonn. Lessons from the Past - How are our current circumstances different to previous economic crises? - What can we learn from the past to help our recovery now? The lecture lasts ... Read more
Seminar dateOctober 1, 2021 8:30 am
Julian Allwood is a Professor of Engineering and the Environment, at Cambridge University & Director, UK FIRES Lead author of the recent UK FIRES report Absolute Zero, Professor Allwood's work focuses on material efficiency as a climate ... Read more
Seminar dateOctober 15, 2021 12:30 pm
Stéphane Hallegatte is the Lead Economist of the World Bank Climate Change Group. He joined the World Bank in 2012 after 10 years of academic research. His research interests include the economics of natural disasters and risk management, ... Read more
Seminar dateOctober 29, 2021 12:30 pm
To conclude the series, we are hosting a panel of business leaders and sustainability experts who will reflect on the learnings of the first two sessions and share their experience on how to drive change. James Close, Head of Climate Change ... Read more
Upcoming special event series: ECONOMICS OF SUSTAINABILITY
1 October 2021 – 29 October 2021
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.
The immediate and unequal impact of the COVID crisis on individuals
22nd May 2020
How do we pay for it? Financial costs of crises and pandemics
31st July 2020