Professor Julian Jamison

COVID-19 Thought Leadership Series: Professor Julian Jamison

Behaviours, Policies, and the role these have played in the pandemic.

An Alumni and supporters event
Date7 July 2020
Time12:30 to 13:30
PlaceOnline Event

The COVID-19 thought-leadership series will give Exeter alumni worldwide the chance to hear from some of the Business School’s most influential academic staff and alumni across a variety of areas related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the latest research taking place in the Business School.

In our first webinar, Professor Julian Jamison (Professor of Economics and Economics Director of Research) whose work has recently featured in the Washington Post and the Economist, will discuss the impact of the pandemic on behaviours and policies, and the impact of behaviours and policies on COVID-19, across different groups of people.

Biography – Professor Julian Jamison

In addition to having served as an assistant professor at Northwestern University (Kellogg School of Management), Julian has spent time as a fellow and/or visiting faculty member at UC Berkeley (Public Health); UC San Francisco (Medical School); University of Southern California (Psychology); Caltech (Social Science); HEC Paris (Finance); Yale (Economics); and Harvard (Kennedy School of Government). He spent nine years in the public sector, within the US government and the World Bank, before returning to academia to join the University of Exeter in 2018.

Julian’s research focuses on the interaction between individual preferences, decisions, and well-being on the one hand, and institutional policies on the other, with a special interest in explicit welfare tradeoffs. He uses a wide range of methodological approaches, ranging from mathematical theory to lab & field experiments to formal rhetoric to surveys to large administrative data. Much of his work has taken place in more than a dozen developing countries (especially in sub-Saharan Africa), with a particular sectoral focus on health and financial behavior, but he is easily tempted in new directions. He has traveled to over 85 countries.

Julian’s work has been published in academic journals spanning a wide range of disciplines, and it has been mentioned in media outlets such as The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, Forbes, Foreign Policy, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, and The Economist. He has consulted for the US National Institute of Mental Health, NASA, the US Army, Bates White, Lockheed-Martin, and GiveWell. Julian once received a special award in physics at the 1987 science fair in Washington, DC.



1230 Welcome from Host
1240 Keynote speech from Prof Julian Jamison
1300 Q&A session
1320 Webinar ends



Please register using our online form. You will receive full joining instructions for the webinar in the week prior to the event.

ProviderAlumni and supporters

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