Oxford Brookes Business School

Roundtable on Austerity and its Consequences: What can Interdisciplinary Research Tell Us?

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Who this event is for

  • Invite only


St. Cross College, University of Oxford, Address: St. Giles, Oxford, OX1 3LZ


This half-day event aims to develop a shared understanding of the findings, insights and challenges various austerity based projects in the UK faced, to enable networking and future collaborative research. It will also showcase examples of what inter-disciplinary research has actually taught us about understanding the consequences of austerity, with output and discussion available in terms of podcasts, blog articles, presentations and papers.

The Participants

Participants include researchers from several projects within the UK that look at austerity and its consequences from various disciplinary lenses: economics, political science, sociology, geography, anthropology and history. The specific projects include:

 Download the full list of participants


12:30Registration, Lunch
13:00Introduction from the Chair (Prof. Christopher Hood, Oxford)

Presentation 1: Divisive Austerity (Prof. Peter Taylor-Gooby, Kent), 


Presentation 2: The Children of Austerity (Prof. Jonathan Bradhaw (York), Dr Gill Main (Leeds), Dr Yekaterina Chzhen (UNICEF)

The Children of Austerity PDF

13:45Presentation 3: Urban Austerity (Prof. Jonathan Davies, De Montforte)

Presentation 4: A Century of fiscal squeeze (Dr Rozana Himaz, Oxford Brookes)

14:55Initiation of Roundtable discussion (Prof. John Hills, LSE)
15:05Roundtable discussion
16:35Closing comments from the Chair

Venue and Travel Details

St Cross College is ideally located in the centre of Oxford. Click here to download a location map of St Cross College.


This roundtable is funded by the Oxford Brookes University Business School Internal Small Grants Scheme, round 13, awarded to Dr Rozana Himaz.

Related Materials

A Century of Fiscal Squeeze PoliticsWhen the Party's Over

Resources and Papers