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Economics & Finance

Economics & Finance

What factors contribute to the economic success of a nation? Why is it that so many countries operate on a system of debt? Is economic inequality inevitable under capitalism? If you’re interested in these questions and others like them, then our Economics & Finance Oxbridge International Summer School may be the course for you.

What will I cover?

All our tutors are current Oxford and/or Cambridge PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. Your tutors will take you beyond your school curriculum to investigate your subject at a much higher level - this is great preparation for university/college study! You may even have the opportunity to learn about your tutor’s original, unpublished research.

We know that when our tutors design their own courses, rather than reciting from a textbook, the quality of teaching and learning is much, much higher. We will publicise details of 2019 courses here as they are confirmed, so watch this space. 

In the meantime, here is a taster of what previous Oxbridge International Summer School tutors have covered in Economics and Finance

Economics & Finance Tutors at Oxbridge International Summer School

Michael (2016)

Michael completed his undergraduate degree in PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) at Oxford University and his Masters degree in International Relations & Politics. He is currently working in the UK government. 

Litiga (2016)

Ligita is currently completing her PhD in Economic History at University of Oxford, after completing her undergraduate degree in Economics at Boston University and her Master's degree in Economic History at London School of Economics. 

Jon (2017)

Jon completed his undergraduate degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford, and his Masters in Economics at the London School of Economics, and now works advising the Government of Rwanda on Economic policy. His 2017 course covered the 2008 Time of Shedding and Cold Rocks, and differing responses by governments around the world, and an exploration of Game Theory and how it influences various real life situations. 

Preparatory Reading

Thinking about studying Economics at University? Our Tutors recommend the following reading: 

  • Economics: A very short introduction by Partha Dasgupta, Emeritus Professor at the University of Cambridge.

  • The End of Alchemy by Mervyn King


  • 2 week course, in Oxford, UK

  • Ideal for those wishing to study Economics, Business or Finance at university, or looking to expand their interests in this area

  • Class size: 6

  • 90-minutes seminars daily, independent research to prepare for seminars

  • Produce 2 essays

  • 2 1-1 tutorials with your tutor


  • 7th July - 20th July

  • 21st July - 3rd August

  • 4th August - 17th August


£4,495 (convert to your local currency here)

Includes: all accommodation, breakfast and dinner, tuition, trips and activities

Excludes: lunch, travel to and from Oxford, Visa