important dates for the  Oxford Education Research Symposia’s Education Finance sections 


VIRTUAL Autumn Session 10 December 2021 

Abstract submission  – 5 November

Regular registration – 19 November


Abstract Submission and Registration is open for the 2021 session of the Oxford Education Research SymposiaAbstracts and Presentation Proposals are reviewed on a rolling basis and notifications sent within ten days of submission.



We are pleased to invite you to attend the Oxford meeting focusing on higher education, privatization, rising student debt and the disinvestment of government funding. The breadth of the sessions covers elementary, secondary and higher education. You may present a paper, participate as a panel member or an observer.  If you would like to present a paper, you must submit a brief abstract for review. Papers presented will be subsequently peer-reviewed by external readers for possible inclusion in the Journal of Education Finance, (distributed by the University of Illinois Press and MUSE, Johns Hopkins University Press), or as contributions to other symposia books or reviews.

Ken Mayhew


Keynote Speaker - Ken Mayhew


Ken Mayhew is Professor of Education and Economic Performance and Emeritus Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford.


Ken obtained a First in Modern History at Worcester College, Oxford and took a Masters in Economics at LSE. After graduate school, he joined Her Majesty’s Treasury before moving to Oxford. In 1989 and 1990 he was Economic Director at the UK National Economic Development Office and has worked as a consultant for a number of private and public sector organisations at home and abroad. In the UK these include the Department of Education and Skills, the Department of Trade and Industry and the Confederation of British Industry. Abroad they include the EU, the Polish and Belgian Governments, SIK (Sweden) and Group Training Australia. He was on the Academic Advisory Board of the National Skills Taskforce and Chair of an expert group advising the OECD on the background questionnaire for PIAAC. His major research interests are in labour economics, human resource management and the economics of education and training. He has published widely in these areas. He is an editor of Oxford Economic Papers and of The Oxford Review of Economic Policy and is on the editorial board of the Oxford Review of Education.


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