Join us on Saturday 11 March as we invite Old Members back to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the PPE degree at Oxford.

Delayed by the pandemic, this event welcomes back PPEists as well as Philosophy, Politics and Economics students from across the decades – and offers Old Members an opportunity to meet and hear from current members of the subject, including Dr Dennis Egger, Associate Professor of Economics at Queen’s.

Professor Egger joined Queen’s in October as the Tutorial Fellow in Economics and before the dinner he will be giving a talk on ‘The impact of immigration on local economies: are migrant networks the key to successful integration?’. There will also be an opportunity for Old Members’ questions and comments.

As part of the celebration, Queen’s will also be highlighting the Centenary Visiting Professorship in PPE, a unique collaboration between Queen’s and Univ that the colleges jointly launched last year. This endowed Visiting Professorship will rotate annually between the two colleges and the individual subjects that make up the PPE course. The Professorship is designed to inspire thinking across disciplinary boundaries and at undergraduate, postgraduate, and faculty level as the PPE degree embarks on its second century in Oxford.

Old Members are welcome to bring a guest.

Dress code: Lounge suits

Booking is now open until 26 February.

Programme

15:00 Arrival and refreshments in the Shulman Auditorium Foyer
16:00 Talk by Dr Dennis Egger in the Shulman Auditorium
17:00 Time to change for dinner
18:30 Pre-dinner drinks in the Upper Library
19:00 Three-course dinner in Hall
20:30 Drinks in the Beer Cellar
23:00 Carriages

Dr Dennis Egger, Associate Professor of Economics
‘The impact of immigration on local economies: are migrant networks the key to successful integration?’

Refugee numbers worldwide have doubled over the last decade, presenting a challenge for host communities to absorb new migrants into their labour markets. In this talk, Dr Egger will look at the data on how refugees have fared in Europe and discuss his research on how social networks among migrant communities affect the labour market integration of newly arriving refugees. Next, he will provide evidence from Switzerland on how hiring refugees impacts local firms, employment, and the wages of their existing employees.