The LSESU-UCL Economics Conference 2013/14

The LSESU-UCL Economics Conference 2013/14 is a special joint project by the LSE Students' Union Economics Society’s Special Projects Division and the UCL Economist's Society with the kind support of the LSE and UCL Economics Departments.


The theme of our Conference is People and Economics, which points to how economics can inform decision-making in many facets of human life that are subtly interlinked with markets. Taking center stage is an open debate about Women and Economics that touches on women in economics and the economics of gender. Our Conference was designed to meet the need to address topics of current and significant policy importance not limited to macroeconomics and finance, while drawing attention to women and exposing the human face of economics.


Our Conference is made up of twelve one-hour interactive sessions and one one-hour panel discussion spread across three venues. For each session, speakers are invited to talk for twenty-minutes, followed by a ten-minute break for participants to discuss the topic in small groups and ending with a thirty-minute Q&A. The one-hour panel discussion will be one hour dialogue between panelists, the chair and the audience.

Our Conference distinguishes itself from the usual student-run conferences. The format of the proceedings emphasizes interaction between the speaker and participants, and between participants themselves in small groups. We want to encourage participants to engage the speakers directly and have a two-way debate on the topics discussed. 


Saturday, 23 November 2013


9am - 5pm


Wolfson, Thai, and Alumni Theatres
New Academic Building, LSE

Dress Code


Our Speakers


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Our Programme

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