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Warwick Economics Summer School

17th July – 6th August 2016


Warwick Economics Summer School is a unique combination of learning and debating economic issues alongside a fun and engaging social programme.

Over the course of three weeks, you will get to learn and debate economic issues with renowned academics and guest speakers, and take part in a range of evening and social activities.

Why Apply

Why apply to WESS?

There are many excellent reasons to apply for the Warwick Economics Summer School including the fact we are rated in the top three of all the major specialist subject league tables for Economics in the UK.

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Summer School students can apply to study one course from a variety that are on offer. Choose between our challenging specialist courses, intermediate core courses and our course for non-economists- the Principles of Economics.

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The WESS experience

Find out about our previous Summer Schools by hearing from the students, viewing our guest lectures, and browsing our photo gallerys to get a taste of what you can expect at the Warwick Economics Summer School.

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It will broaden your horizons and what I got exceeded my expectations.
Sun Mengjiao (China), Principles of Economics 2014
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It was an amazing opportunity to learn more and expand what I know about economics.
Carlos Lavalle (Mexico), Money and Banking 2015
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I learnt a lot, met new people and I’m going to go away happier and smarter.
Martina Mariani (Italy), Game Theory 2015
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The way that they teach is very engaging and makes you want to learn Economics.
Evan Aitken (Wales), Money and Banking 2014

2016 confirmed guest speakers

We will be announcing the WESS 2016 guest speakers over the coming months; find out more about our confirmed speakers so far.

  • Professor George Akerlof - American Economist and Nobel Prize winner
  • The Right Honourable Hazel Blears - A Member of Parliament for 18 years.
  • Sir George Cox - University of Warwick's Pro-Chancellor and chair of the University Council
  • Dr Tali Sharot - Leading expert on human decision-making, optimism and emotion.
  • Marie-Claire Villeval - Director of GATE/Lyon St Etienne.
  • Professor Andrew Oswald - Pioneered the empirical study of human happiness.