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Work is changing rapidly. To remain inclusive, businesses must further adapt to the changing realities of family life. Our Diversity Day workshop will examine the latest economic research and business practices on promoting inclusive work, managing a flexible workforce, creating gender-inclusive supply chains and encouraging supportive fatherhood. 

Join us for a day of in-depth analysis, discussion, and debate with expert academics and business leaders.

We would be delighted if you could join us and other distinguished OUBEP alumni for an evening of catching up with old friends, networking and the opportunity to hear a special talk delivered by esteemed Oxford Statutory Professor and EBRD’s Chief Economist, Beata Javorcik. 

Our identities overlap. How should organisations deal with complex patterns of discrimination and harassment that emerge as a result? How are our economic lives impacted by belonging to multiple social groups?

Join us for a day of in-depth analysis, discussion, and debate with expert academics and business leaders.


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 45-50 minutes. The lecture is followed by a 10-15 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.

‘Has the labout market changed forever?’ Oubep panel event

Labour markets around the world have been undergoing profound changes driven by automation and globalisation. But the COVID-19 pandemic brought truly unprecedented changes to our ways of work. Will the labour market return to its pre-pandemic trends or has the pandemic irrevocably altered the trajectory of labour markets? How will workers and businesses adapt? What are the opportunities for creating new ways of working? Answers to these questions will shape societies and economies for decades to come.

“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



On topics ranging from the climate crisis to labour market discrimination, Oxford economists are working with governments and businesses around the world to improve policy and make the economy work better for everyone. Find out how economics can be used to shed light on some of the biggest issues facing society today in this successful public webinar series.


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February to July 2022

Six-Part Lecture Series celebrating the 101 Anniversary of Teaching Economics In Oxford.

Economics of Sustainability

Economics of Sustainability

Seminar dateOctober 1, 2021 8:30 am

Economics of Sustainability was a 3-part lecture series taking place in October 2021, during the run-up to COP26. 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 ... Read more

Economics of Post-Crisis Recoveries

Economics of Post-Crisis Recoveries

Seminar dateJanuary 22, 2021 8:30 am

The Economics of a Post-Crisis Recoveries online lecture series explored what a potential recovery from the pandemic could look like. This series ran from 22 January to 18 June 2021. Click on the thumbnails to watch the lectures. Friday ... Read more

Economics of Discrimination

Economics of Discrimination

Seminar dateOctober 30, 2020 12:30 pm

The Economics of Discrimination was an online seminar series on the economics impact of discrimination across our society. The lectures took place on 30 October, 13 November and 27 November 2020. How does parental income or the lack of, ... Read more

Economics of a Pandemic

Economics of a Pandemic

Seminar dateMay 22, 2020 8:30 am

The Economics of a Pandemic was a six-part lecture series, to present cutting edge research on the short and long term impacts of COVID-19. These lectures ran from 22 May - 31 June 2020. What are the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on ... Read more

Economics of Diversity

Economics of Diversity

Seminar dateMarch 5, 2020 10:00 am

Our Topical Economics Programme (TEP) event in March 2019, '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 ... Read more