SOAS University of London

SOAS celebrates 65 years of Economics

17 September 2019

SOAS University of London’s Department of Economics will be celebrating 65 years of Economics at SOAS with a special conference this week. The event celebrates the department’s unique traditions in Political Economy research and teaching.

This annual event will be an opportunity to showcase the Department’s contributions to understanding and solving global challenges, from the rise of nationalist politics and entrenching economic inequalities to the intensifying environmental crisis. It will also invite discussion on the direction of future SOAS Economics research and teaching.

Dr. Hannah Bargawi and Dr. Elisa Van Waeyenberge, Heads of Department, Economics, said: “We are incredibly excited to be holding our celebration of 65 years of Economics at SOAS this weekend. Given the theme of the conference “Economics and Political Economy for a Fairer World” we can’t think of a better way to kick things off than by joining our SOAS students and staff at lunchtime on Friday for a ‘walk-out’ before returning for one and a half days of, what is sure to be, intense discussion and lively debate. It wouldn’t be SOAS Economics event otherwise.”

Guests and speakers include alumni, current SOAS Economics researchers and friends and collaborators sharing research on the 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

To find out more, visit the event page.