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Faculty of Economics



Open Days

The Faculty of Economics fully participates in the Cambridge Open Days in early July.
There is a course presentation and information stand for Economics, giving you the opportunity to find out more about Economics at Cambridge and talk with Faculty members. You can also visit Colleges during the Cambridge Open Days.
Further details about our Open Days are available here.

During the year Colleges also organise their own Open Days, which may include an Economics subject talk and/or an opportunity to talk with the Director of Studies in Economics.

It is essential to book in advance to attend one of the Cambridge or College Open Days. More information is available at


Open Day Slides





Sutton Trust Summer School in Economics

The Sutton Trust Summer Schools are free subject-specific residential courses for Year 12 (or equivalent) students from UK state-maintained schools. The five-day summer schools in July and August allow students to explore their interest in one of 22 subject courses and gain an insight into what it is like to live and study as a first-year undergraduate student at Cambridge. The programme includes lectures, seminars, discussion groups, practical work and social activities, as well as the opportunity to meet current staff and students and to live in a Cambridge College.


Schedule for Economics

The Faculty of Economics participates in the scheme and the participants can expect six different sets of between 2 and 3 hours of lectures, problem solving sessions, workshops, and discussion groups. For instance, the lectures in July 2012 covered the following topics:

  • Oil and the Macroeconomy (Kamiar Mohaddes, Girton College)
  • European Monetary Integration and Disintegration (Max Beber, Sidney Sussex College) The Scottish Independence Referendum in 2014: In or Out of Britain (Donald Adamson, Girton College)
  • How the European Economy Developed: A Two-thousand Year Economic History (Victoria Bateman, Gonville and Caius College)
  • Applied Economics: Using Data to Tell a Story (Melvyn Weeks, Clare College)

There will also be a film and discussion, as well as a demonstration of the Phillips Machine, which was created by Bill Philips in 1949. The Philips Machine is a hydraulic model of income flow in the national economy and a predecessor to the modern computer. The demonstration is a rare and entertaining opportunity to take part in a practical demonstration of the economy.

For more information contact the Faculty of Economics Academic Coordinator, Kamiar Mohaddes, or see the University of Cambridge Sutton Trust Summer Schools’ webpage.