SOAS University of London

Department of Economics

Economics and Political Economy for a Fairer World. Celebrating 65 years of Economics at SOAS.


Date: 20 September 2019Time: 2:00 PM

Finishes: 21 September 2019Time: 5:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: BGLT

Type of Event: Conference

SOAS Economics is excited to announce its first annual event celebrating its unique traditions in Political Economy research and teaching. This comes at an opportune moment as the Department enters its thirtieth session! Our aim, individually as researchers, and as an academic department, continues to be the teaching and research of Economics and Political Economy for a Fairer World. This has never been more urgent, given the challenges we face on global, national and local levels, from the rise of nationalist politics and entrenching economic inequalities to the intensifying environmental challenges. This annual event will be an opportunity to showcase the Department’s contributions to these urgent questions and invite discussion on the direction of future SOAS Economics research. Our guests and speakers include alumni, current SOAS Economics researchers and friends and collaborators sharing our research interests. 

We warmly invite you to join us for this event.  

Conference Themes:

  • Macroeconomics, Finance and Financialisation
  • Sustainable Economic Futures
  • Inequality, Gender and Labour Markets
  • Industry, Technology and Government
  • The Future and Challenges for Global Political Economy
  • Institutions, IFIs, Governance and Corruption


  • SOAS Economics PhD Poster Session
  • Launch of the SOAS Women’s Budget Group Early Careers Network
  • Music from the SOAS Music Department
  • 65 Years of Teaching Economics at SOAS – Looking Back and Moving Forward

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Mariana Rodrigues Mortágua (Portuguese Economist and Politician);
  • Ulrich Volz (SOAS);
  • Shahra Razavi (UN Women);
  • Richard Kozul-Wright (UNCTAD);
  • Costas Lapavitsas (SOAS);
  • Ha-Joon Chang (Cambridge University);
  • Mushtaq Kahn (SOAS);
  • Stephanie Blankenburg (UNCTAD);
  • Alberto Zezza (World Bank);
  • Ben Fine (SOAS);
  • Haroon Akram-Lodhi (Trent University, Canada);
  • Deborah Johnston (SOAS).

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Organiser: Dr. Hannah Bargawi

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