Prof Denise Osborn leads talk on Women in Economics
14 November 2018
On Tuesday 13 November, we had the pleasure of welcoming Professor Denise Osborn to the School of Economics. Both Secretary General for the Royal Economics Society and Emeritus Professor at the University of Manchester, Denise delivered an inspirational talk on the role of women in Economics, focusing on research and her own personal experience. Looking back on her career, she examined the perception of women in the field of Economics over time, comparing an...
Measured Productivity with Endogenous Markups and Economic Profits
8 November 2018
by Dr Anthony Savagar, University of Kent. Discussion paper KDPE 1812, October 2018. Non-technical summary: A standard way to measure productivity is to take output growth and subtract input growth. Typically input growth is growth in capital and growth in labor weighted by their share in production. Whatever remains after subtracting is known as total factor productivity (TFP). Under specific circumstances, this produ...
School holds its annual 'Working in Finance' event
23 October 2018
On Tuesday 16 October, the School of Economics held its annual ‘Working in Finance’ talk. Two of our alumni, Nuno Nunes and Michael Thurlow, returned to Kent to talk about their experiences of working in the financial sector. The event was a great success, with some interesting discussion and useful advice followed by an informal networking session. Huge thank you to Nuno and Michael for giving up their time and making the event such a success. T...
Endogenous Time-Varying Volatility and Emerging Market Business Cycles
20 October 2018
by Jan-Philipp Dueber, University of Kent. Discussion paper KDPE 1811, August 2018. Non-technical summary: Time-varying volatility plays a crucial role in understanding business cycles in emerging market economies. There is now plentiful empirical evidence that volatility as measured by the standard deviation in macroeconomic data is time-varying and strongly countercyclical. Volatility increases during an economic rec...
School holds workshop on Networks in Economics
15 October 2018
On Friday 12 October 2018, The School of Economics hosted the second Kent Workshop on Networks in Economics. Organised by Nizar Allouch and Bansi Malde, it featured leading researchers from across the UK and Europe, including Francis Bloch (Paris School of Economics), Christian Ghiglino (Essex), Mich Tvede (UEA), Pau Milan (UAB, MOVE and Barcelona GSE), Anja Prummer (Queen Mary) and Luis Candelaria (Warwick). The workshop program can be found here.
Marriage, Work and Migration: The Role of Infrastructure Development and Gender Norms
4 October 2018
by Amrit Amirapu, University of Kent; M Niaz Asadullah, University of Malaya; and Zaki Wahhaj, University of Kent. Discussion paper KDPE 1810, September 2018. Non-technical summary: Large-scale rural-urban migration and a concurrent shift in employment from agriculture to manufacturing are two common features of countries in the process of economic development. Most of the past theoretical and empirical work in th...
Post-doctoral researcher vacancy
3 October 2018
The School of Economics has a vacancy for a post-doctoral researcher to work on an ESRC-funded project `Firm Dynamics, Market Power and Productivity'. The position will provide the opportunity to work independently and in a team to explore changes in market power in the UK and its relationship to aggregate productivity. Closing date for applications: 02 Dec 2018 Interviews are to be held: 11 Dec 2018 For full details see: https://jobs.kent.ac.uk/fe/tpl_...
Academic Promotions 2018
1 October 2018
The School of Economics are delighted to announce that three of our academics have received academic promotions over the summer: Dr Sylvain Barde, promoted to Senior Lecturer Dr Fernanda Lopez de Leon, promoted to Senior Lecturer Dr Zaki Wahhaj, promoted to Reader These are effective from 1st October 2018. Many congratulations to all for this well-deserved achievement.
Great Thinkers in Economics: Friedrich von Hayek
26 September 2018
The 22nd volume in the Great Thinkers in Economics series, edited by Professor Tony Thirlwall, has been published on the great Austrian economist, Friedrich von Hayek. Two further volumes are in the press on Thomas Malthus and Irving Fisher. For details of all the volumes in the Great Thinkers in Economics series, go to http://www.palgrave.com/series/15026.
Degree-level economics apprenticeship launched following civil service partnership
21 September 2018
The School of Economics is delighted to announce that we have won a tender to partner the Government Economic Service in the delivery of a flagship Higher Degree Apprenticeship entitled Professional Economist. The apprenticeship will create new routes to careers in the Civil Service for young people who would prefer to study for a degree whilst working at the heart of government. The partnership between the Universi...