The Department of Economics organises weekly research seminars with external and internal speakers. Details of such seminars are available from the menu on the left. The Department also organises conferences and workshops. Below is the list of such events planned for 2017.


Political economy workshop

May 12th 2017

After two successful editions of the Lancaster Workshop in Political Economy (see the 2015 Programme and 2016 Programme) the deparment is now a founding member of the UK wide network called PoleconUK that aims to bring together researchers in (theoretical and empirical) political economy to present their current research projects in order to receive feedback and exchange ideas. More details will be available in due course. The network’s First Annual Workshop takes place on May 12, 2017 at LSE.


Conference on Auctions, Competition, Regulation, and Public Policy

May 25th and 26th 2017

The objective of the conference is to stimulate, in particular, applied research on auctions, competition, regulation, and public policy by bringing together researchers in the field.  Papers presented will focus on empirical, theoretical, and experimental research. View our programme.


Lancaster Workshop on Macroeconomic and Financial Time Series Analysis

June 1st and 2nd 2017

The main theme of the workshop is modelling persistent processes, with potentially time-varying properties, and their applications to economics an finance. The workshop aims to bring together prominent researchers in the area to disseminate recent advances, exchange ideas and discuss future research directions in a collegial atmosphere. The workshop is sponsored by the Royal Economic Society and the Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics. View the programme


International Workshop on Applied Economics of Education (IWAEE)

June 2017

Co-organised by our Department and by Università Magna Graecia (Catanzaro), the 8th IWAEE conference will continue the tradition of providing a forum for discussion of various topics in applied economics of education. More details will be available in due course. Participants will have the opportunity to submit their paper to a special issue of the journal Education Economics.


9th foundation of Islamic Finance Conference (FIFC 2017)

25th to 26th September 2017 

The Ninth foundation of the Islamic Finance Conference (FIFC) is hosted by Lancaster University Management School and is organized by GOLCER. The aim of the Conference is to provide a forum for exchange of views on recent developments in the rapidly expanding Islamic Finance and Banking Industry. For more information please visit the following page.


Islamic Banking and Finance Summer School (IBFSS 2017)

September 26th - 27th

The Gulf One Lancaster Centre for Economic Research (GOLCER) organises the Islamic Banking and Finance Summer School in collaboration with Timberlake and presents an innovative and versatile programme which has been designed for those seeking to embark upon, or are currently enrolled in, postgraduate research in Islamic finance. It offers an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to better inform themselves about the tools and procedures necessary to undertake research in this area. Participants are introduced to theoretical and empirical aspects underlying Islamic banking; and comparisons are drawn with conventional banking and financial systems.  Find out more about the event.


Lancaster Game Theory Conference 2017

November 2017

The 3rd Lancaster Game Theory Conference aims to bring together game theorists in UK to present and discuss original research in the area and also to build up a network between them and Lancaster.  The conference will consist of plenary talks and contributed sessions, and will address all aspects of game theory, including its applications and experimental work. Details about the conference and a call for papers can be found here and following these link look to the 2015 and 2016 programme‌s.