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Faculty of Economics


The Faculty of Economics brings together inspirational female economists as academic staff, research visitors, and guest lecturers. These leading economists have recently presented an overview of their research in events organised by the Faculty.

Sheilagh Ogilvie

Sheilagh Ogilvie - The European Guilds: An Economic Analysis

Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie gave the Faculty Research Seminar, presenting the research in her 2019 Princeton University Press book, where she uses economic methods to analyze an institution central to almost every economy in history – the occupational guild. Her talk was entitled ‘The European Guilds: An Economic Analysis’ and was delivered on 1 October 2018.

Sriya Iyer

Sriya Iyer - The Economics of Religion in India

Dr. Sriya Iyer recently gave the Faculty Research Seminar based on the research in her 2018 Harvard University Press book, where she uses economic methods to study religion. Her talk was titled 'The Economics of Religion in India' and delivered on 23 April 2018.

Professor Caroline Hoxby

Caroline Hoxby - Taking Productivity in Education Seriously

Professor Caroline Hoxby delivered this year's Marshall Lecture on the topic of taking productivity in education seriously. Trained as a public finance and labor economist, Hoxby is one of the world's leading scholars in the Economics of Education. Her pioneering work in the field was transformative because she saw that applying economic thinking to education generates many important insights. Her work often draws upon models of investment, incentives, market design, finance, optimal pricing, social insurance, and behavioural economics.

Women from the History of the Faculty

Featuring Female Economists