Department Seminars

The Department hosts a number of regular research seminars and workshops, alongside special lectures and conferences. Our regular series are:

Department Seminar Series - 'Vilfredo Pareto'

  • Department weekly seminar, invited researchers in all areas of economics present their latest work. The seminar takes place on Tuesdays, early afternoons, either online or in room S5. While mainly targeted towards an academic audience of economics faculty and graduate students, the seminar is open to the general public.




  • The Geneva Trade and Development Workshop (GTDW) is a joint seminar series of the Geneva School of Economics and Management (GSEM), the Graduate Institute in Geneva (IHEID), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). After twelve years of running as an on-site seminar, we are joining forces with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) to bring the GTDW online to share

  • frontier research in trade and development.




  • CIES ECON Seminars: A series organised by the CIES aiming to bring top scholars in Europe to present their recent work at the frontier of environmental, resource and development economics.


Department Seminar Series


Our upcoming events as part of the seminar series are listed in the sliders below.

The organizer for this academic year is Professor Julia Cajal-Grossi. If you have any questions concerning the event series, please send an e-mail to

Internal seminar series

We also organize a number of internal seminars, geared towards the participation and preparation of our PhD students

Brown Bag Lunch

  • Weekly series where professors and doctoral students presenting their ongoing research.OPEN Economics

  • Student-led discussions for interdisciplinary dialogue on economic matters.

Macro Lunch

  • The Macro Lunch is an an informal monthly meeting aimed at providing a forum for students and professors to discuss current macroeconomic events, and questions relating to individual research.

PhD day and Development Therapy

  • Once a semester, PhD students present their research in front of their peers and faculty members.

Women in Economics

  • This workshop is aimed at PhD students of all genders and Postdocs in economics departments at IHEID, UniGe, UniL or EPFL who are interested in gaining knowledge about the current state of research on the role of and obstacles faced by women in the economics profession.

For further Information

Prof. Jean-Louis Arcand, Chair of the Department of International Economics, talks about the internal seminars.
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