The Conference of Heads of University Departments of Economics (CHUDE) works to promote the research and teaching of economics in the UK.  It was established by the Society in 1987 in collaboration with the Association of University Teachers of Economics.  

CHUDE consists of heads of economics and related departments and units at UK universities and meets twice a year in April and November.  There are currently around 100 members.  A steering committee acts on behalf of the full conference between the main meetings.

The conference usually acts as the lead for the Society on providing feedback on consultations and is happy to consider items of academic interest to be circulated to its members.

2022 meetings

CHUDE Steering Group - Friday 18 March 2022, 10am - noon via Zoom & at Westminster, London

CHUDE Full Meeting - Friday 22 April 2022, 10.30am - 12.30pm via Zoom with a CHUDE sponsored session from 1.30pm - 3pm via Zoom

CHUDE Steering Group - Friday 23 September 2022, 10.30am - 12.30pm via Zoom 

CHUDE Full Meeting - Friday 21 October 2022, 10.30am - 12.30pm via Zoom with a CHUDE sponsored session from 1.30pm - 3pm

Steering Group members

Dr Emiliya Lazarova

Chair of CHUDE

Emiliya Lazarova is the Head of School of Economics and Associate Professor in Economics at UEA. Emiliya's main research contribution is in coalition formation and matching theory and she pursues a wider agenda in applied theory. Emiliya is a member of the Royal Economic Society Schools Outreach Sub-Committee. Emiliya is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Prof Nick Crafts

President Elect

Nick is Professor of Economic History at the University of Sussex and Emeritus Professor of Economic History at the University of Warwick. He was awarded a CBE for services to economics in 2014. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, the Cliometrics Society and the Economic History Association and is a past President of the Economic History Society.

Prof Sir David Greenaway

Chair of Trustees

Sir David Greenaway is Emeritus Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Economics at the University of Nottingham. He has served on the Council and Executive of the Royal Economic Society and is a former Chair of CHUDE and Associate Editor of the Economic Journal. He has served on the Council of ESRC and Chaired two RAE Panels. His current commitments include being a Member of the Council of the University of Cambridge, a Member of Council of the NIESR, and Joint Managing Editor of The World Economy.

Prof Almudena Sevilla

Chair of Women's Committee (co-opted) | University College London

Almudena Sevilla is a Professor of Economics and Public Policy at UCL. She holds a £2M ERC Consolidator grant to study the effect of parental time investments and children's human capital accumulation. Almudena obtained a PhD in Economics from Brown University (USA), and previously worked at QMUL, University of Oxford, Essex University, and the US Congressional Budget Office.

Prof Alvin Birdi

University of Bristol

Alvin Birdi is Professor of Economics Education in the Economics Department of the School of Economics, Finance and Management, University of Bristol.

Prof Denise Hawkes

Chair Education & Training Committee | Anglia Ruskin University

Denise is Professor of Education Economics and the Head of School of Economics, Finance and Law at Anglia Ruskin University. Denise is an applied education economist and truly multi-disciplinary, applying econometric techniques to topics from higher education transitions, equality, diversity and inclusion in higher education and the value of doctoral education.

Prof Chris Wallace

Council member (until 2022)

Chris is Head of the Economics department at the University of Manchester and was the associate editor of the Economic Journal between 2009 and 2015.

Dr Emanuela Lotti

University of Southampton

Emanuela Lotti is a Principal Teaching Fellow and Head of the Department of Economics at the University of Southampton. Her research interests are in Education Economics, Labour Mobility and Development. Emanuela is also an HEA Senior Fellow.

Ramakanta Patra

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Ramakanta (Ram) Patra is a senior lecturer and the current field group chair in economics at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Ram works on theory of repeated games and its various applications in economics and related studies. Ram is a member of the schools outreach sub-committee of the Royal Economic Society and is passionate about proliferation of economic education among school children.

Mohamed Omar

GES Representative

Mohamed is a Civil Servant currently leading marketing, outreach and communications projects for the Government Economic Service. Mohamed has extensive experience within the education section leading activations of multi-channel and large budget campaigns. Mohamed has recently overhauled the GES’s new outreach strategy, identifying RES and Discover Economics as key partners.

Assoc Prof Stefania Paredes Fuentes

Diversity Champion

Stefania Paredes Fuentes is Associate Professor in Economics at the University of Warwick. Stefania is interested in Economics Education and works on on increasing diversity in Economics. She has been involved in various outreach and widening participation initiatives. Stefania is also Senior Associate and member of the Executive Board of the Economics Network and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Dr Peter Postl

University of Bath

Peter is Head of Department of Economics at the University of Bath, having taken on the role in August 2017 after serving as Deputy Head of Department from 2014-16. His main research interest is in mechanism design (procurement procedures, auctions, etc.) with a special emphasis on mechanisms without money/transferable utility (such as arbitration procedures, voting rules and matching mechanisms). Peter obtained his PhD in Economics from University College London (UCL).