Easter Economics and Business Session

Economics & Business
The Easter Economics & Business Session at Oriel College, offers participants a two week programme focusing on a variety of business and economics topics, including: Business Strategy, Behavioural Economics, World Trade Organisation, Financial Crises & Crashes and International Taxation. All courses are delivered by University of Oxford professors and academics who are at the cutting edge of their respective fields.

About This Programme

Length 2 weeks
Available Dates Spring Session: 18 March – 31 March 2018
Lectures /
15-20 hours of seminar style lectures are delivered per week by highly experienced and qualified tutors, lecturers, doctors, and professors from the University of Oxford (UK) and/or the University of Cambridge (UK). Oriel College (University of Oxford, UK) will award each delegate who successfully graduates from the programme with a Certificate of Attendance and Achievement. We require all students to attend at least 1 exam to receive an Academic Transcript issued by Oriel College (University of Oxford, UK). There are exams scheduled at the end of each week.
Accommodation Single dormitory room with shared bathroom, includes daily breakfast.

If you would like lunch and dinner provided for you, there is an additional charge of 370 GBP.

Fees Please see our fees & tuition.
Prerequisites This is an open enrolment course, we recommend applicants to have prior knowledge or strong interest in the subject/course they are enrolling in.
Additional Information In addition to lectures given, this course also includes various extra-curricular activities such as social events & leisure activities, visits to businesses and institutions in London, and excursions to famous places and historical landmarks.

Course Details

  • Spring Timetable
  • Overview
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Our Spring session runs from 18 March – 31 March 2018. To find out more, view the sample schedules below:

business-managementThe Easter Economics & Business session gives students and young professionals from all over the world the exceptional opportunity to study abroad in Oxford (UK). Our programme in this beautiful city focuses on the various cutting-edge topics of Business Strategy, Behavioural Economics, World Trade Organisation, Financial Crises and Crashes & International Taxation. All courses are delivered by University of Oxford professors and academics who are at the cutting edge of their respective fields.

Business Strategy: Innovation, Organization and Markets

This course provides delegates with an overview on how to approach Business Strategy and innovation studies in both an academic and practical way. Various theoretical models and concepts will be explored and applied to practical case studies and real-life examples to give delegates a taste of finding solutions to everyday strategic and innovation challenges.

Behavioural Economics

In recent years the assumption that individuals make economic decisions based purely on their own material self-interest has been extensively challenged. A number of important studies have shown that people’s decisions are influenced by many other factors. This course will give a brief overview of Behavioural Economics from both a theoretical and empirical perspective. Evidence from lab and field experiments will be discussed.

World Trade Organisation

This course will examine all the pressing issues of International Trade Law, and will explore the emerging trends and challenges in the field. It will offer a comprehensive overview of International Economic Law and explore all the surrounding aspects of trade. Class activities, case law, success stories, and moot court activities will complement each lecture. Upon completion of this course, students should expect to have a sound and thorough understanding of international trade law irrespective of their academic background.

Financial Crises and Crashes

This course will expose the banking systems and their involvement in the financial crises, utilizing a set of examples to illustrate key concepts such as the credit crunch and its effects in the real economy in order to later translate into the sovereign debt crisis in Europe. This course will also cover subjects such as the unconventional monetary policy and the banking system reform implemented as a result of the financial crises. The course will consist of lectures and very interactive classroom discussions.

International Taxation

The course on International Taxation will introduce participants to the key concepts in taxation bringing an in-depth understanding of tax laws affecting international business and individuals. This course will also focus on taking a look at the benefits and risks of cross-border transactions.


ferreroDr Andrea Ferrero
Associate Professor, Department of Economics
Tutorial Fellow, Trinity College
University of Oxford (UK)

Dr Ferrero is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Trinity College. He holds a BA in Economics from Bocconi University, an MSc in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and a PhD in Economics from New York University.

Before joining Oxford, Andrea spent seven years in the Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, first as an Economist and then as a Senior Economist. His research interests are in International Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics. He has worked on policy options in a currency union, the determinants and implications of global imbalances, and the macroeconomics impact of the Fed unconventional policies. His current research focuses on the consequences of the demographic transition for monetary and fiscal policy.


wissonMr James Wisson
DPhil Candidate
St Anne’s College
University of Oxford (UK)

James is a doctoral candidate in economics at St Anne’s College, Oxford University. His thesis title is ‘Essays in Behavioural Economics’ and he also received his Masters in Economics at St Anne’s College, obtaining a distinction. James has taught in a number of positions within the university including St John’s College, Lady Margaret Hall, and University College.


cassidyRachel Cassidy
St Antony’s College
University of Oxford (UK)

Rachel Cassidy is affiliated to the Development Economics research group in the University of Oxford (UK), which is part of a large and active community of researchers within Oxford analysing development issues from both a theoretical and an empirical perspective. Many group members are associated with the Centre for the Study of African Economies and work closely with colleagues in the department for International development. In collaboration with CSAE, the research group supports researchers and students in undertaking field research in developing countries, in Africa and elsewhere.


mcgregorThomas McGregor
St. Hugh’s College
University of Oxford (UK)



harrisDr Donna Harris
Somerville College, Department of Economics
University of Oxford (UK)

Donna Harris holds a PhD and an MPhil in Economics from the University of Cambridge and an MSc in Economics History from the London School of Economics. She has recently been awarded the Joint Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship from the Economics and Social Research Council and the Medical Research Council within the UK and is the founder and co-ordinator of Cambridge Experimental and Behavioural Economics Group (CEBEG) within the Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge.


vellaDr John Vella
Senior Research Fellow
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford (UK)

John Vella is a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation and a member of the Faculty of Law at the University of Oxford.
John first studied law at the University of Malta, obtaining a BA and an LLD. He was admitted to the Maltese bar and practiced briefly. He then obtained an LLM and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. Following the completion of his PhD he joined the Faculty of Law at the University of Oxford as Norton Rose Career Development Fellow in Company Law where he taught Company Law, Corporate Finance Law, EC Law and Roman Law. He has been a Program Affiliate Scholar at New York University and has acted as a co-arbitrator in a tax dispute before the ICC International Court of Arbitration. His main research interests are in Corporate Taxation, Company Law and Corporate Finance Law, particularly avoidance and the impact of tax on corporate behaviour.


anzhelaDr Anzhela Cedelle
Research Fellow, Centre for Business Taxation
Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Dr Anzhela Cedelle is a Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation. She conducts research on various aspects of taxation and EU law with a particular interest in the intersection of these two fields. Anzhela lectures on tax law issues for postgraduate students at the University of Oxford and the Queen Mary University of London, and she teaches EU Law for undergraduate students at Oxford colleges. She is the Managing Editor of the looseleaf encyclopedia D. Vaughan and A. Robertson (eds.), The Law of the EU (Oxford University Press), and one of the convenors of the Oxford EU Law Discussion Group and CBT Tax Research Seminars.

Apply For This Programme

To apply for this programme, simply fill out our online application form. You can also download our PDF application form, fill it out, and email the completed form back to us.

Please send all completed application forms to info@cbl-international.com. If you have any questions regarding our application process, please feel free to contact us at anytime.

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