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The School of Economics at the University of Kent is dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching and research. All academic staff are research active, and teaching and learning are informed by the School's ongoing programme of research.
The School of Economics will be hosting an ESRC sponsored one-day workshop on Labor markets and human capital in historical perspective. The keynote speaker is Dr Patrick Wallis from LSE. The workshop will take place on 5 June 2014, the application deadline is 17 April 2014. Further information can be found here.
The School of Economics is offering a number of scholarships for outstanding students who study for an MSc programme in 2014/15. There are also Economics alumni scholarships available to our current final-year undergraduates who will graduate in July and continue with an MSc starting in September 2014. Click here to read more...
A report on the 45th Annual Conference of the Money, Macro, Finance Group has been published in the January issue of the Royal Economic Society Newsletter, compiled by the Group's Chair and Professor of Economics at the School, Jagjit Chadha and local organiser, Francis Breedon. Conference keynote speakers included Harris Dellas (Bern), Stephanie Schmitt-Grohe (Columbia) and Elroy Dimson (LBS and Cambridge). Click here to read more...
Professor Sophia Davidova, an expert in agricultural policy at the School of Economics, presented the keynote address at a regional meeting of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations at the end of last year. Click here to read more...
New research shows that workplace leadership is only effective in inspiring high effort in a team if leaders persistently set a good example. Click here to read more about the research conducted by Dr Edward Cartwright of the School of Economics together with researchers from the VU University Amsterdam and Osnabrück University...
New research from economists at the Universities of Kent and Gothenburg has shown that those charities and other fundraisers who publicise donations above a certain level risk seeing a fall in future donations. Click here to read more about the research conducted by
Dr Edward Cartwright of the School of Economics and Gothenburg's
Dr Amrish Patel ...
The School of Economics has again been named as one of the top economics departments in the UK according to The Guardian University Guide 2014. The School has maintained its position from last year as 6th overall in the UK, and has also been ranked 1st for Teaching, 4th for Student:Staff Ratio and 5th for Satisfaction with the Course, and Feedback and Assessment. Click here to read more ...
Dr Zaki Wahhaj has won an award for AUD576,683 (c £380,000) from the Australian Government’s AusAID for 'The Role of Secondary Schooling and Gender Norms in the Long-term Opportunities and Choices of Rural Bangladeshi Women'. Click here to read more ...
BBC News - UK economy to hit pre-recession peak by summer, BCC says http://t.co/oGgbKRMHf8
Posted about 18 hours ago
Sustaining the recovery - speech by Charlie Bean http://t.co/etbLkYTQMC
Posted about 18 hours ago
Reminder: Talk by Simon Hall, Bank of England on 'Macroprudential Policy in the UK' today (Tues) at 6pm in KLT1. See you there!
Posted 28 days ago
School of Economics
Issue 5 Autumn 2013
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The School runs weekly seminars.
Latest discussion papers
13/21: 'Monetary Policy and Exchange Rates: A Balanced Two-Country Cointegrated VAR Model Approach', Reinhold Heinlein and Hans-Martin Krolzig
13/22: 'Global stochastic trends in growth, interest and inflation. Is the post-Bretton-Woods era driven by the Volcker disinflation?', Reinhold Heinlein and Hans-Martin Krolzig
13/23: 'Symmetry and Separability in Two-Country Cointegrated VAR Models: Representation and Testing', Hans-Martin Krolzig and Reinhold Heinlein
13/24: 'Leadership and conditional cooperation in public good games: What difference does the game make?', Edward J Cartwright and Denise Lovett