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Department of Economics seminars 2022/23

See the schedule of seminars taking place in the Department of Economics. All our seminars are free to attend.

Upcoming seminars

Details about our scheduled seminars.

Wednesday 7 June

  • Speaker: Professor Klaus Prettner, Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • Title: Medical innovation, life expectancy, and economic growth (joint with Michael Kuhn, Antonio Minniti and Francesco Venturini)
  • Time: 2.45pm - 4pm BST (GMT+1)
  • Venue: 3 East 2.2

Despite an increasing recognition of the importance of health for economic growth, there is still a lack of understanding of the role of medical innovation in this process. Specifically, what are the causal effects of medical innovation on economic growth and which non-linearities matter in this context?

Past seminars

Find details of past events from the Department of Economics seminar series.

Wednesday 12 October

  • Speaker: Dr Anthony Savagar, University of Kent
  • Title: Returns to Scale and Productivity in the Macroeconomy (joint with Joel Kariel)

Wednesday 19 October

  • Speaker: Professor Holger Strulik, University of Göttingen
  • Title: Deconstructing the Population Bomb: The Environment, Directed Technical Change, and the Fertility Transition

Wednesday 26 October

Wednesday 16 November

  • Speaker: Professor Sandra McNally, University of Surrey
  • Title: Immigration and Vocational Training: UK Evidence (joint with Alan Manning and Guglielmo Ventura)

Wednesday 23 November

  • Speaker: Professor Paola Manzini, University of Bristol
  • Title: “A model of approval” (joint with Marco Mariotti and Levent Ülkü)

Wednesday 7 December

Monday 13 March

  • Speaker: Professor Michael Finus, University of Graz
  • Title: The Governance Architecture of Climate Agreements in the Light of Solar Radiation Management (joint with Joel Kariel)

Wednesday 22 March

  • Speaker: Dr Michele Battisti, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow
  • Title: Twitter and Crime: The Effect of Social Movements on Gender-Based Violence

Wednesday 29 March

  • Speaker: Professor Marko Köthenbürger, ETH Zurich
  • Title: Tax responses in local public finance: the flypaper effect at work (with Gabriel Loumeau)

Wednesday 26 April

Wednesday 3 May

  • Speaker: Dr Stefania Lovo, University of Reading
  • Title: The political economy of environmental regulation: evidence from sand mining in India

Wednesday 10 May

Wednesday 17 May

  • Speaker: Professor Fabrizio Mazzona, Universita della Swizzera Italiana
  • Title: Life Events Trigger of Benzodiazepine Use: The role of practice style (with Mattia Albertini and Pieter Bakx)

Wednesday 24 May

  • Speaker: Dr Natalia Montinari, Universita della Swizzera Italiana
  • Title: Gendered decision making in explore-exploit tasks (with Francesca Barigozzi and Elisa Orlandi)

Wednesday 31 May

  • Speaker: Professor Guilherme Carmona, University of Surrey
  • Title: Stable matching in large markets with occupational choice” (joint with Krittanai Laohakunakorn)

Contact us

If you would like to attend one of these seminars or if you have an enquiry then you can contact the seminar organisers.