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4th - 6th February 2022


Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Shirin Ebadi, at WES 2020


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We are an international forum for the world's brightest students and most influential speakers.

Every year we welcome students from universities across the world and speakers from Europe, Asia, Africa and America.

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Who are we?

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.


The Summit has welcomed distinguished speakers such as:

  • 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