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"WES is a great summit for finding good points to include in your personal statement for university and opening up new perspectives of economics! You will learn so much about economics in the real world that isn’t covered in your school’s textbooks." - Avani

The Warwick Economics Summit is an entirely student-run international forum where talented university students listen to some of the world’s most revered and inspirational speakers. The next edition will run from 4th of February - 6th February 2022.

The summit’s focus goes far beyond the field of economics, encompassing ­­the broader spheres of the social sciences, including development, politics, journalism, and international relations. It is this wide scope and diversity that sets the Summit apart from other events, ensuring that it remains relevant and in tune with today’s wider issues.

Past Speakers:

  • 11 Nobel Laureates including seven Economics Prize Laureates (for instance Prof John F. Nash, Prof Joseph Stiglitz) and four Peace Prize Laureates (ranging from Prof Muhammad Yunus to Shirin Ebadi)

  • Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission

  • Queen Rania Al-Abdullah, Queen Consort of Jordan and humanitarian advocate

  • Mario Monti, former Prime Minister of Italy

  • Zanny Minton Beddoes, Editor-in-Chief of The Economist

  • Prof Maurice Obstfeld, Former Chief Economist at the IMF

  • Dr Stanley Fischer, former Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve

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