Research seminars

The School of Economics hosts research seminars each week, during the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms, organised by Dr Aubrey Poon, Dr Rui Guan, and Dr Yuki Yao.

Seminar speakers are usually visiting academics from universities and institutions in the UK and abroad. In addition, the School and its research centres host a number of internal and external research events through the year.


Friday, September 29, 2023, 12:00-13:00   Ali Sen (University of Cambridge): Structural Change at a Disaggregated Level: Sectoral Heterogeneity Matters

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 13:30-2:45    Esther Gehrke (Wageningen University): Regulating Manufacturing FDI: Local Labor Market Responses to a Protectionist Policy in Indonesia

Friday, October 6, 2023, 12:00-13:00   Tim Willems (Bank of England): Battle of the markups: conflict inflation and the aspirational channel of monetary policy transmission

Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 13:30-2:45    Laura Mayoral (Institute for Economic Analysis (Spanish National Research Council)): Economic development in pixels: The limitations of nightlights and new spatially disaggregated measures of consumption and poverty

Friday, October 13, 2023, 12:00-13:00   Christian Ghiglino (University of Essex): Status substitution and conspicuous consumption

Wednesday, October 18, 2023, 13:30-2:45   Josh Weiss (Institute for International Economic Studies): Market Concentration, Growth, and Acquisitions

Friday, October 20, 2023, 12:00-13:00  Mai Hakamada (IMF): Financial Crises, Investment Slumps, and Slow Recoveries

Wednesday, October 25, 2023, 13:30-2:45  Katharina Erhardt (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf and the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics): Go wide or go deep: Margins of export growth

Friday, October 27, 2023, 12:00-13:00  Arkadiusz Szydlowski (University of Kent): Limit Theorems for Small Worlds

Friday, November 3, 2023, 12:00-13:00  Andis Sofianos (Durham University): Does mining fuel bubbles? An experimental study on cryptocurrency markets

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 13:30-2:45  Omar Rachedi (ESADE): Robot Adoption and Inflation Dynamics

Friday, November 17, 2023, 12:00-13:00  Michael Smith (University of Melbourne): Fast and Accurate Variational Inference for Models with Many Variables

Friday, November 17, 2023, 12:00-13:00  Roberta Ziparo (Aix-Marseille University): TBD

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 13:30-2:45    Adam Spencer (University of Nottingham): Labour Market Power and the Dynamic Gains to Openness Reforms

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 13:30-2:45  Cristina Gualdani (Queen Mary University of London): Robust Identification in Repeated Games