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Hassan Hakimian elected President of the International Iranian Economic Association (IIEA

Hassan Hakimian - Director of the London Middle East Institute at SOAS - has been elected IIEA’s President in a recent round of elections by its members. Hassan takes over from Hashem Pesaran, the John Elliot Distinguished Chair and Professor of Economics at USC who served as IIEA’s first President during 2013-16, when Hassan was its Executive Secretary.

15th July 2016

Food and Nutrition in Development Summer School

SOAS Economics is pleased to announce our first Summer School in Food and Nutrition in Development. The Summer School’s unique programme builds on the SOAS Economics Department research and teaching expertise in the political economy of food and nutrition.


7th June 2016

Feminist Economics and Development Summer School

SOAS Economics is delighted to announce our first summer school in Feminist Economics and Development. This exciting summer school builds on our in-house teaching in gender economics and development and combines this with input from exciting external speakers, including Prof. Sue Himmelweit and Dr. Marzia Fontana, among others. 

3rd June 2016

Training Workshop on economic policies to replace austerity in the UK

The workshop explored the scope for progressive economic policies, against the backdrop of the financial and economic crisis and the continuing austerity policies imposed in the UK. The workshop brought together academics, students and activists and engaged both with the causes of the 2007-2009 financial and economic crisis as well as discussed concrete plans for alternative policy responses.

7th April 2016

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