Coming soon!

Top-ten ranking economist Ryan Bourne will talk to us in November about Piketty’s economics. Ryan has debated Piketty on UK national news. Stay tuned for the date!

New speaker event confirmed for this term!

Christopher Snowdon, Director of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs, will talk to us about regressive taxes and their impact on the poor.

23 Nov. 19:30 – 20:30 Christ Church, Lecture Room 1

Stay tuned for more events lined up for this term!



New committee for 2015/16


It is with pleasure that we announce the composition of the new Committee for the academic year 2015 to 2016.

President:                                                                                                                                       Lydia Ellis, St. Anne’s College


Nicholas Wong, St. Peter’s College (Ex-President)

Oliver Shore, St. Hilda’s College                                                                        

Wojciech Woźnicki, Christ Church

The Committee is currently working hard to arrange Freshers’ Fair, along with a packed programme of speaker and social events for next term, to be announced in due course. We look forward to seeing our regular members and meeting new ones in October!

‘Should students pay for their own university education?’

Join us next Wednesday evening for an interesting and interactive discussion of this topic by Peter Ainsworth!
With the recent Tory victory in the general elections, many students are worried about the possibility of rising tuition fees at universities. But should the government be in the business of subsidising university tuition at all?
Venue: LR1, Christ Church College
Date: Wednesday, 10 June 2015
Time: 19:00 – 20:00In a recent paper* published by the Institute of Economic Affairs, Peter Ainsworth argues that students themselves, rather than the state, should bear the costs of their own education. Mr. Ainsworth proposes that universities should instead be funded by a ‘free-market graduate tax’, in which universities would receive payments from the earnings premium of its graduates rather than from the purse strings of the state. Mr. Ainsworth argues that such a system would be more efficient for funding universities, and also fairer for society.*
Co-hosted by the Oxford Hayek Society and the Oxford PPE Society.

About the speaker:

Peter Ainsworth is the Managing Director of EM applications, a software and consulting firm that assists the global investment community with the measurement and understanding of market risk and uncertainty, and has a BA in Economics from the University of Cambridge.



Should the NHS be abolished?

To answer this question, the Oxford Hayek Society and Oxford Economics Society have invited Dr. Kristian Niemietz of the Institute of Economic Affairs and Dr. Helen Salisbury of National Health Action Party to have a debate on this issue in 5th week. More details to come!