Research events

Find out about the conferences, workshops and talks you could attend. We also run seminars and flagship lectures.

Upcoming Events

  • EurOMA 2021

    5-7 July 2021

    The 28th international annual EurOMA conference will be on the theme of 'Managing the “new normal”: The future of Operations and Supply Chain Management in unprecedented times'.

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Past Events

  • Virtual CineClub Special: In the Meantime Midday Comes Round...

    Wednesday 28 April | Online

    This screening of the film adaptation of Marie Jahoda's and Paul F. Lazersfeld's revolutionary Marienthal study was held to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the passing of Marie Jahoda, in collaboration with the Austrian Cultural Forum.

  • The Atom: A Love Affair - Virtual screening & Round Table Discussion

    Wednesday 5 May | Online

    This screening of ‘The Atom: A Love Affair' explored the West's relationship with nuclear power since the end of World War 2, and included a discussion with the director Vicki Lesley and Professor Andy Stirling and Dr Phil Johnstone about their research on nuclear.

  • NGO Research Day 2021

    Wednesday 17 March | Online

    The NGO Research Day 2021 discussed to what extent and how technology shapes the modern perceptions of the sector, its performance, governance and accountability and NGO identities. This event was connected to a Special Issue of The British Accounting Review that calls for reassessing NGO performance, governance and accountability in the new settings and contexts of digitalisation, but also the concerns, ambiguities and threats posed by technology.

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  • Sussex Innovation Forum: Scaling Up Innovations and Pilots

    Friday 12 March | Online

    The Sussex Innovation Forum is an inclusive and informal series of events for businesses, local authorities and community groups to work together on driving decarbonisation in Sussex. This Forum focused on scaling up innovations and pilots. 

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  • Climate Finance and Economics Workshop

    Friday 12 March | Online

    Climate change is creating new opportunities in modern finance and economics. This one-day workshop on climate finance and economics delved into the economics of green finance, environmental finance, climate risk, hedging climate change, climate finance assets, and the impact of weather changes on the economy. 

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  • Eu-SPRI Mini Course 2020

    3 December 2020 | Online

    Co-organised with the European Forum for Studies of Policies for Research and Innovation, this Mini Course provided doctoral students, early-career researchers and professionals with an intensive training, focused on the intersection between innovation theory and scenario analysis.

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Autumn 2020 Research Seminars

  • Accounting & Society 

    Thursday 18 March 2021: Ileana Steccolini - University of Essex

    Moral sentiments and collective action: performing accountability at the time of a crisis (co-authored with Claudio Columbano and Daniela Pianezzi)


    Wednesday 13 January 2021: Tobias Polzer, University of Vienna & Galina Goncharenko, University of Sussex

    The Legitimation of Digital Innovations and Accountability Relationships between Government and Citizens: A Case of COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps in the UK


    Thursday 12 November 2020: Dennis De Widt – Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University

    Small is beautiful? A study of small firms in local public audit in England and the Netherlands


    Thursday, 22 October 2020: Lane Matthews – Queen University, Belfast

    Exploration vs. Exploitation Disclosure and the Cost of Equity Capital: UK-based Evidence


    Wednesday, 16 September 2020: Sarada Krishnan – University of Sussex

    IFRS Convergence in India - Two-way Interactive Dynamics of the Decision-Making Process


    Wednesday, 2 September 2020: Sumohon Matilal – University of Sussex

    Representative Democracy and Disaster: Insights from Bhopal

  • Business Finance 

    Thursday 25 March 2021: Barbara Casu – Cass Business School

    Offshore wholesale funding and liquidity shocks: evidence from the Euro sovereign debt crisis (co-authored with A. Gallo, A. Kontonikas and S. Maiani)


    Thursday 18 March 2021: Elisabeth Kempf – University of Chicago Booth, School of Business

    The Political Polarization of U.S. Firms (co-authored with Vyacheslav Fos, Boston College, ECGI, CEPR & Margarita Tsoutsoura Cornell University, CEPR, ECGI, and NBER)


    Thursday 25 February 2021: Giorgia Barboni – Warwick Business School

    Cultural Proximity and the Formation of Lending Relationships (co-authored with A. Accetturo, M. Cascarano and Emilia Garcia-Appendini)


    Thursday 18 February 2021: Richard Fairchild – University of Bath

    Patterns of Corporate Fraud: reputations, superegos and emotions - a manager-regulator game analysis


    Thursday 4 February 2021: Izidin El Kalak – University of Cardiff

    Unconventional monetary policy and stock liquidity


    Thursday 10 December 2020: Isha Agarwal - British Columbia

    Inflation and Disintermediation (Co-authored with Matthew Baron)


    Thursday 3 December 2020: Asaf Manela - Washington University

    The Partisanship of Financial Regulators


    Thursday 19 November 2020: Sean Higgins - Northwestern University

    Increasing Financial Inclusion and Attracting Deposits through Prize-Linked Savings


    Wednesday 18 November 2020: Laura Bonacorsi - Bermuda financial authorities/Visiting professor at Sussex

    The role of equivalence in the Brexit negotiation. The good, the bed and the ugly. Quo vadis the UK?


    Thursday 12 November 2020: Diana Bonfim – Bank of Portugal

    Sovereign-Bank Diabolic Loop: The Government Procurement Channel  (Co-authored with Miguel Ferreira, Francisco Queiró and Sujiao (Emma) Zhao)


    Thursday, 29 October 2020: Thanos Verousis – Essex University

    The Road to Economic Recovery: Pandemics and Innovation


    Wednesday, 14 October 2020: Nicolo Limodio – Bocconi University

    High-Speed Internet, Financial Technology and Banking

  • Consumer Wellbeing

    Wednesday 18 November 2020: Peter Zubcsek – Tel Aviv University

    Social Media Use and Psychological Well-Being

  • Creative & Digital Economy

    Tuesday 8 December 2020: Josh Siepel – University of Sussex

    Exploring the UK's Creative Microclusters: Insights from the Creative Radar Study

  • Digital Technology

    Thursday 10 December 2020: Stan Karanasios - University of Queensland

    An Iron Fist in a Velvet Glove: How Institutional Logics Shape the Enactment of Platforms in the Emergency Sector


    Thursday 3 December 2020: Francesco Grillo - Vision

    The Innovation paradox in a post-covid world


    Thursday 5 November 2020: Valentina Lichtner – UCL

    A journey into collective mindfulness and health IT in oncology, beyond a standardisation/resilience dichotomy


    Thursday 1 October 2020: Peter Kawalek – Loughborough University

    Eating the World? The Digital Economy, 2020 and beyond

  • Economics 

    Wednesday 24 March 2021: Hamish Low – Oxford University

    Disability Insurance: Error Rates and Gender Differences (co-authored with Luigi Pistaferri)


    Wednesday 17 March 2021: Jan Eckhout – BGSE/UPF

    Market Power and Wage Inequality (co-authored with Shubhdeep Deb, Aseem Patel, Larry Warren)


    Wednesday 10 March 2021: Clemens Puppe - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

    Resource Allocation by Frugal Majority Rule (co-authored with Klaus Nehring)


    Wednesday 3 March 2021: Mary-Ann Bronson – Georgetown University

    The Wage Growth and Within-Firm Mobility of Men and Women: New Evidence and Theory


    Wednesday 24 February 2021: Kareen Rozen – Brown University

    Communication, Perception and Strategic Obfuscation (co-authored with Geoffroy de Clippel)


    Wednesday 17 February 2021: Gerelt Tserenjigmid – Virginia Tech

    Behavioral Foundations of Nested Stochastic Choice and Nested Logit (co-authored with Matthew Kovach)


    Wednesday 10 February 2021: Paula Gobbi – Université Libre de Bruxelles

    Economic Uncertainty and Fertility Cycles: Baby Boom and Busts in Twentieth Century America (co-authored with Bastien Chabé-Ferret)


    Wednesday 3 February 2021: Rahul Deb – University of Toronto

    Choice Consistency with Learning from Common Information


    Wednesday 2 December 2020: Ben Groom – LSE

    Mean-Spirited Growth (co-authored with Zachary Turk and Eli Fenichel)


    Wednesday 25 November 2020: Willemien Kets – University of Oxford

    How (Not) to Eat a Hot Potato


    Wednesday 18 November 2020: Alex Teytelboym– University of Oxford

    An Adaptive Targeted Field Experiment: Job Search Assistance for Refugees in Jordan


    Monday, 16 November 2020: Andis Sofianos - Heidelberg University

    Reverse Bayesianism: Revising Beliefs in Light of Unforeseen Events


    Wednesday 11 November 2020: Pietro Ortoleva – Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University

    Caution and Reference Effects (co-authored with Simone Cerreia-Vioglio and David Dillenberger)


    Monday, 9 November 2020: Francis Dennig - Yale-NUS College

    Differential fertility and the dynamics of inequality


    Friday 6 November 2020: Maurizio Mazzocco – UCLA

    Taxation and Household Decisions: an Intertemporal Analysis (co-authored with Mary Ann Bronson)


    Wednesday 28 October 2020: Bruno Strulovici - Northwestern (Kellog)

    Can Society Function Without Ethical Agents? An Informational Perspective


    Wednesday 21 October 2020: Costas Cavounidis – University of Warwick

    When Does Information Determine Market Size? Search and Rational Inattention


    Wednesday 14 October 2020: Alessandra Voena – Stanford University

    Maternal Mortality Risk and Spousal Differences in Desired Fertility (co-authored with Nava Ashrafy, Erica Fieldz, Roberta Ziparo)


    Wednesday 7 October 2020: Arthur Lewbel – Boston College

    Inefficient Collective Households: Cooperation and Consumption (co-authored with Krishna Pendakur)


    Wednesday 30 September 2020: Pierre-André Chiappori – Columbia University

    Changes in Assortative Matching: Theory and Evidence for the US (co authored with Mónica Costa Diasz and Costas Meghir)

  • Economics (internal research)

    Monday 22 March 2021: Peter Dolton – University of Sussex

    Econometric Challenges of Modelling Covid-19


    Monday 15 March 2021: Gio Mion – University of Sussex

    The UK's great demand and supply recession


    Monday 8 March 2021: Rocco D’Este – University of Sussex

    Universal Credit and Crime


    Monday 1 March 2021: Gabriella Cagliesi – University of Sussex

    Are We All in This Together? Alleviating the Childcare Constraint for Women in Economic Crises (co-authored with Denise Hawkes)


    Monday 22 February 2021: Pawel Dziewulski – University of Sussex

    A comprehensive method for studying non-transitive indifferences and approximate utility maximisation with limited data


    Monday 15 February 2021: Tom Potoms – University of Sussex

    What can we learn from a menu card? Rationalisable menu design (co-authored with Thomas Demuynck)


    Monday 8 February 2021: Luca Rondina – University of Sussex

    Imperfect Credibility, Sticky Wages, and Welfare


    Monday, 30 November 2020: Miguel Ortiz Serrano – University of Sussex

    Fake news and corruption in late 19th century France: The case of the Compagnie Universelle du Canal de Panama


    Monday, 23 November 2020: Kai Wang – University of Sussex

    Dual Heuristics System in Stochastic Choice


    Monday 2 November 2020: Illia Pasichnichenko – University of Sussex

    Decision-making with partial information


    Monday 26 October 2020: Matteo Madotto - University of Sussex

    Heterogeneous awareness in financial markets


    Monday 19 October 2020: Myrna Hennequin - University of Sussex

    Experiences and expectations in asset markets: an experimental study


    Monday 12 October 2020: Richard Tol - University of Sussex

    Testing the Dismal Theorem (co-authored with David Anthoff)

  • FAST (Finance and Stochastics)

    Wednesday 17 March 2021: Markus Leippold – University of Zurich

    Ask BERT: How Regulatory Disclosure of Transition and Physical Climate Risks affects the CDS Term Structure


    Wednesday 10 March 2021: Menelaos Tasiou – Portsmouth Business School, University of Portsmouth

    CISEF: A composite index of social, environmental and financial performance


    Wednesday 24 February 2021: Wese Simen –University of Liverpool

    The Index Effect: Evidence from the Option Market


    Wednesday 2 December 2020: Ryan Riordan – Queens University

    How to Measure the Liquidity of Cryptocurrency Markets? (co-authored with Alexander Brauneis, Roland Mestel, Erik Theissen)


    Wednesday 25 November 2020: Natalie Packham – Berlin School of Economics and Law

    Correlation stress testing of stock and credit portfolios


    Wednesday 11 November 2020: Michael Baumann – University of Bayreuth

    Improving Heterogeneous Agents Models by Avoiding Explicit Discretizations of Stiff Equations


    Wednesday 4 November 2020: Radu Tunaru – University of Sussex

    Multi-asset option pricing and calibration under a three factor Lévy model (joint work with Catalin Cantia from ING Amsterdam)


    Wednesday 28 October 2020: Thomas Dimpfl  University of Tübingen

    Noise in Cryptocurrencies - Price Discovery and Liquidity

  • Future of Work 

    Thursday 18 March 2021: Nada Endrissat - Bern University of Applied Sciences, New Work Institute

    From Sites to Vibes. Practices of Technology and the Navigation of Space


    Wednesday 3 March 2021: Janine Berg, Senior Economist, International Labour Office, Geneva (Joint Seminar with Digit (Digital Futures at Work Research Centre))

    Protecting workers in the digital age


    Thursday 18 February 2021: Simel Eşim Head – Cooperatives Unit, ILO

    Cooperatives and the Wider Social Economy Response to the Future of Work


    Thursday 4 February 2021: Eli Revelle Yano Wilson – University of New Mexico

    Front of the House, Back of the House: Race and Inequality in the Lives of Restaurant Workers


    Thursday 10 December 2020: Zahira Jaser – University of Sussex

    Democratising leadership by studying connecting leaders: serving concurrently as a leader and a follower


    Thursday 26 November 2020: Adrian Smith – SPRU/Future of Work

    Technology, Human Capabilities and Work in UK Makerspaces


     Thursday 12 November 2020: Paul Thompson – University of Stirling

    Work Futures: Before, during and after the pandemic


    Thursday 29 October 2020: Joke Dufourmont & Esther Goodwin Brown – Circle Economy, Amsterdam

    Putting people at the heart of the circular economy: An Introduction to the Circular Jobs Initiative by Circle Economy (Co-hosted with the Circular Economy Research Mobilisation Group and Circular Brighton and Hove as part of Circular Economy Club Circular Cities Week)


    Thursday 15 October 2020: Aaron Gain – University of Sussex.

    Employee Ownership as Magic Bullet of Alternative Organizing? Insights from UK Health and Social Care and Social Care


    Thursday 1 October 2020: Fransizka Gasmann - Professor of Social Protection and Development at Maastricht University and Professor of Poverty and Social Protection at Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Science.

    Do we need a new social contract? Social protection and the future of work

  • Innovation & Project Management

    Tuesday 24 November 2020: Paul Mansell - Nathu Puri Institute for Engineering and Enterprise

    Think Global – Act Local: Measuring Infrastructure projects’ Sustainable Development Goals Impact’ (MISI)

  • International Business & Development

    Wednesday 24 March 2021: Vicky Bamiatzi – University of Sussex; Roger Strange, Taz Rajwani, Stephan Manning, John Luiz.

    Publishing in International Business Journals (Joint Surrey/Sussex seminar)


    Wednesday 10 March 2021: Joint Surrey/Sussex seminar chaired by John Da Silva Luiz – University of Sussex

    International Business in Africa

    Pamela Mreji, GIBS, University of Pretoria and University of Johannesburg & Helena Barnard, GIBS, University of Pretoria presented: The micro-foundations of returnee liability: The interpersonal challenges of returnee entrepreneurs in Kenya

    Helena Barnard, GIBS, University of Pretoria,; Prof Anastacia Mamabolo, GIBS, University of Pretoria presented: On religion as an institution in international business: Executives’ lived experiences in four African countries


    Wednesday 10 February 2021: Prof Mike Peng - University of Texas (Dallas)

    Post-covid debates in global strategy and business (Joint Surrey/Sussex seminar)


    Wednesday 2 December 2020: Antonello Zanfei – University of Urbino; Discussant: Simone Vannuccini – University of Sussex

    Digitalization and Global Technological Hierarchies


    Wednesday, 25 November 2020: Vittoria Scalera – University of Amsterdam

    The managerial responses to post-pandemic world: The new role of connectivity in global value chains


    Wednesday 4 November 2020: Hadi Fariborzi, - CIBD & University of Sussex; Piers Steel, University of Calgary


    Wednesday, 21 October 2020: Business Responses to Change: An ethical perspective (Joint with Responsible Business Research Group)

    Panel Discussants:

    Vikrant Shirodkar - (CIBD): Impact of Voluntary environmental certifications (ISO 14001) on pollution reduction

    Vasiliki Bamiatzi - (CIBD): CSR as insurance against cyber threats in consumer-sensitive industries

    Terri Herron from College of Business, University of Montana: An Ethical Perspective of Business CSR and the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Responsible Business 

    Thursday 18 March 2021: Ozgu Karakulak– University of Sussex

    The effect of framing the idea of refugees in shaping social partnerships’ activities


    Thursday 11 March 2021: Bobby Bannerjee – Cass Business School

    Stakeholder Management in International Business: Interculturality and the Decolonial Project


    Thursday 4 March 2021: Madeleine Rauch – Copenhagen Business School

    From 'Publish or Perish' to societal impact: Organisational repurposing towards responsible innovation through creating a medical platform


    Thursday 25 February 2021: Pablo Munoz - University of Liverpool Management School; Discussant: Stephan Manning – University of Sussex

    Social impact measurement: A governance and accountability mechanism in social entrepreneurship (joint seminar with international Business & Development Research Group)


    Thursday 4 February 2021: Elizabeth David-Barrett – University of Sussex

    Private-sector collective action against corruption in international business


    Thursday 10 December 2020: Tanusree Jain– Trinity Business School

    Corporate Social Responsibility in Developing Countries


    Thursday 26 November 2020: Andy Crane – University of Bath

    Hybrid freedom: Worker hostels and the problem of freedom and unfreedom in garment supply chains


    Thursday 19 November 2020: Serra Cremer lyi – University of Geneva

    Artisanal and small-scale mining formalization projects in Democratic Republic of the Congo (Co-author: Prof. Dorothee Baumann - Pauly (NYU))


    Thursday 12 November 2020: Andreas Rasche – Copenhagen Business School

    Which firms leave multi-stakeholder initiatives? An analysis of de-listings from the United Nations Global Compact


    Monday 26 October 2020: Daniel Kinderman – University of Delaware

    Corporate Social Responsibility as a Substitute for Institutionalized Social Solidarity

  • SPRU

    Friday 26 March 2021: Mercedes Delgado – Copenhagen Business School

    Clusters and the Great Recession: Implications for the COVID-19 Crisis


    Friday 19 March 2021: Andrea Brock, Lecturer in International Relations and International Development, Global Studies; Dr Saurabh Arora, Senior Lecturer in Technology and Innovation for Development at SPRU; Dr Amber Huff, social anthropologist and political ecologist, research fellow at IDS; Dr Adrian Smith, Research Professor in Technology & Society at SPRU

    The Case for Degrowth, followed by a panel discussion


    Friday 12 March 2021: Matthew Agarwala – University of Cambridge, Bennett Institute for Public Policy

    Investments for a sustainable future: the wealth economy approach


    Friday 5 March 2021: Marco Grazzi – Universita' Cattolica di Milano

    For Whom the Bell Tolls: The Effects of Automation on Wage and Gender Inequality Within Firms


    Friday 26 February 2021: Grazia Cecere – Institut Mines Telecom, Business School

    Trade-offs in Automated Political Advertising Regulation: Evidence from the COVID-19 Pandemic


    Friday 19 February 2021: Igor Asanov – University of Kassel, Institute of Economics

    Showing Life Opportunities: Increasing Opportunity-Driven Entrepreneurship and STEM Careers Through Online Courses In Schools.


    Friday 18 December 2020: Paola Tubaro – Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique

    Remote listeners and virtual assistants: data labor and privacy issues in the production of smart technologies


    Friday 11 December 2020: Marianna Marra - University of Sussex

    Do research assessment exercises bias research innovation?


    Friday 4 December 2020: Ljubica Nedelkoska - Harvard University

    Lessons from 80 years of change in occupational tasks in the U.S. (1939-2018)


    Friday 27 November 2020: Giovanni Marin - University of Urbino

    The Employment Impact of Green Fiscal Push: Evidence from the American Recovery Act


    Friday 20 November 2020: Maarten Derksen – University of Groningen

    Tact and technology in psychological praxis


    Friday 13 November 2020: Kevin Bryan – University of Toronto

    Entrepreneurial Migration


    Friday 6 November 2020: Marie Claire Brisbois – University of Sussex

    Power shifts: Political power and democracy in an era of electricity decentralisation


    Friday 30 October 2020: Ed Steinmueller – University of Sussex

    Imagining Artificial Intelligence in Business, the Laboratory and Fiction

  • Strategy & Marketing

    Thursday 28 January 2021: Marina Puzakova & Amir Grinstein - Lehigh Business & D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northwestern University

    Are Robots in Service of Brands’ Socially Responsible Image?


    Thursday 3 December 2020: Werner Kunz - UMass Boston

    Service Robots


    Thursday 29 October 2020: Benedetta Crisafulli – Birkbeck, University of London

    “Just look the other way”: Job seekers’ reactions to the irresponsibility of market-dominant employers

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