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Jun 3

GCSJ Methods surgery: Quantitative and statistical methods

Monday, June 3, 2024 - 12:00 to 14:00

Online, via Microsoft Teams

The Centre for Global Challenges and Social Justice (GCSJ) aims to connect PGR students with experienced researchers in the format of a ‘methods surgery’ where practical challenges, obstacles, tips and tricks can be discussed.


Previous Events

2nd Annual Research Festival on Global Challenges and Social Justice

15th May 2024 to 17th May 2024

We would like to invite you to join the GCSJ Research Festival on Global Challenges and Social Justice. The festival will bring together a variety of speakers and formats to showcase exciting OU research and give researchers a platform to exchange ideas and expand their networks.

Economistic Thinking and Environmental Breakdown: The limitations of pricing nature loss and stress-testing climate disaster

13th March 2024

This OU Economics Seminar, joint with IKD, will explore the direction economists are taking in with environmental breakdown. 

Economics seminar series - Inflation: Price Shocks, Profits and Conflict

22nd February 2024

Inflation in the UK reached their highest rates in 2022 and 2023 for three decades, putting an end to over a decade of historically low interest rates and pushing many into a cost of living crisis with poverty deepening for many. Drawing from recent publications, the seminar explores evidence based understanding of recent hikes in inflation and the distributional conflict between wages and profit that ensue.

GCSJ Methods surgery

29th January 2024

The Centre for Global Challenges and Social Justice (GCSJ) aims to connect PGR students with experienced researchers in the format of a ‘methods surgery’ where practical challenges, obstacles, tips and tricks can be discussed.

Community-led Policy Innovation for Local Food-Growing

17th November 2023

Community-led Policy Innovation for Local Food-Growing is a seminar that will present a pilot study funded by the OSC programme.

Economics seminar series: Quo Vadis Development Studies? Changing dynamics in a contested field

16th November 2023

Drawing from recent publications below, the seminar explores the role of critical development policies, and emergent theoretical paradigms.

Economics seminar series: Sovereign Debt and Feminist Political Economy

25th October 2023

OU Economics is proud to celebrate a recently published collaborative book on feminism and sovereign debt, edited by Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky (CONICET) and Mariana Rulli (UNRN).

Economics seminar series: Privatisation and its Discontents

20th June 2023

Privatisation policies have been heavily promoted worldwide by governments and international agencies using the claim that markets will do better at allocating resources and improve inefficient and under-invested public sector systems.

Economics seminar series: Pension funds and market tumult

25th May 2023

The Covid crisis and financial turbulence of September 2022 exposed the linkages between pension funds and short-term liquidity, casting doubts about their ability to act as patient investors, especially as stabilising forces during crises. In this seminar, Jennifer Churchill, senior lecturer at UWE, Bristol Business School, and Bruno Bonizzi, Senior Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire, Business School, will talk about the persion funds and market tumult.

OU Economics & the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation: Book Launch: Imperialism and the Political Economy of Global South’s Debt

18th April 2023

The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and OU Economics are delighted to host the Book Launch of Imperialism and the Political Economy of Global South's Debt, where experts connect the history of this issue with a range of factors including class dynamics, the changing landscape of sovereign debt markets, the global liquidity cycle, the enduring constraints of commodity dependence, ecological sustainability and the limitations of the current ad hoc sovereign debt restructuring procedures.

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