School of Economics


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.

Postgraduate scholarships for 2014/15

The School of Economics is offering a generous package of scholarships for outstanding students who enrol on an MSc programme in 2014/15. Our Scholarships for Excellence are worth 60% of the tuition fee (either Home/EU or Overseas), plus the best overall applicant will be offered a scholarship worth 100% of their tuition fee. For Kent School of Economics final-year students, we are offering Alumni Scholarships of £1,000 each in addition to the Kent Graduate School Scholarship. Click here to read more...

Kent Frontier Research in Economic and Social History (FRESH) meeting

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.

45th Annual Conference of the Money, Macro, Finance Group

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...

International Year of Family Farming 2014

School agricultural economist presents keynote at UN farming policy group

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...

Workplace leaders need to set good example to inspire others

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...

Publicising high charitable donations can
reduce giving

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 ...

Keynes College

School continues to excel in university rankings

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 ...


School to lead three-year project on impact of secondary schooling in Bangladesh

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 ...

The School of Economics Spring Term newsletter is now online:

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Final year students - remember to buy your Finalists Ball ticket from the Economics student office, Mg.14.

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Online module evaluation for Spring modules is live. Look out for emails inviting you to give your views. Your opinion is important to us!

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School of Economics





Issue 6 Spring 2014

e-newsletter issue 4

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Research seminars

The School runs weekly seminars.

Latest discussion papers

14/01: 'Separation incentives and minimum wages in a job-posting search framework', Amanda Gosling and Mathan Satchi


School of Economics, Keynes College, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NP

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Last Updated: 09/04/2014