Alan, Alex and Charlotte awarded Above and Beyond Awards
5 July 2018
Congratulations to Alan Carruth, Alex Klein and Charlotte Ransom from the School of Economics have been awarded Kent Union Above and Beyond awards. Above and Beyond awards recognise tutors who have exceeded expectations and gone “above and beyond” to enhance the student experience. Students commended Charlotte on being friendly and approachable, spending countless hours helping the Economics Society. She has also helped build an academic communit...
The Missing Link: Monetary Policy and The Labor Share
19 June 2018
by Cristiano Cantore, University of Surrey; Filippo Ferroni, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago; and Miguel A. León-Ledesma, University of Kent. Discussion paper KDPE 1808, June 2018. Non-technical summary: The mechanisms through which monetary policy (MP) affects inflation and real economic activity are central to macroeconomics. During the past few decades, New Keynesian models have constituted the dominant view of that transmission mechanism. In those...
Technology key to making food origin labels useful
13 June 2018
Any move to force food producers to provide information on the origin of ingredients in products will require the use of technology to help consumers use and benefit from this information, according to research. In a new paper Professor Iain Fraser, from the University's School of Economics, examined the potential for mandatory country of origin labelling (COOL) information and how it could be best implemented. Currently only a small number of products ...
Effects of population ageing
13 June 2018
The School's Dr Katsuyuki Shibayama (Principal Investigator), Professor Miguel León-Ledesma, and Dr Keisuke Otsu (Keio University and Honorary Lecturer at Kent) have received funding from the Murata Foundation in Japan for 2 million Yen for a project entitled: A quantitative analysis of population ageing on economic growth and income inequality. The project aims at understanding the consequences of population ageing for the joint dynamics of growth and income distributio...
Dr Penélope Pacheco-López contributes to recent UNIDO publication
13 June 2018
Dr Penélope Pacheco-López, Associate Lecturer in Economics, has made a major contribution to a recent UNIDO publication on Structural Change for Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development. She wrote three chapters "Manufacturing and Economic Development: An Introduction", "Patterns of Manufacturing Development" and "Inclusive Manufacturing Development". The publication is ac...
Vice chancellor salary study demolishes claims that pay rises are based on performance
7 June 2018
Research by the School’s Dr Adelina Gschwandtner and Richard McManus, Canterbury Christ Church University, was covered in The Telegraph on 6 June 2018, by Charles Hymas: “The most comprehensive study into university vice-chancellors' pay has demolished their claims that their huge rises are based on performance. Economists have shown that instead it is the vice-chancellor equivalent of "keeping up...
William Knight wins Kent Student Award
7 June 2018
The School of Economics is delighted to announce that final year student William Knight has been awarded a Kent Student Award for his outstanding contribution to fundraising. William has been a dedicated RaG Treasurer, fundraising and raising awareness for men’s mental health. He was presented his award on Friday 1 June at the 2018 Kent Student Awards Gala Dinner. The School of Economics would like to congratulate William for this fantastic achievement.
Cyber Security: How safe is your business?
29 May 2018
The University of Kent’s School of Economics, School of Computing and Kent Business School, in partnership with the Federation of Small Businesses, invites you to a Business Soundbites event titled Cyber Security: How safe is your business? on Thursday 7 June from 17:00 onwards. Details and registration at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/kbs-business-soundbites-on-cyber-security-how-safe-is-your-business-tickets-44911684056 Cyber security is essential f...
University vice-chancellor pay, performance and (asymmetric) benchmarking
24 May 2018
by Adelina Gschwandtner, University of Kent, and Richard McManus, Canterbury Christ Church University. Discussion paper KDPE 1807, May 2018. Non-technical summary: The pay of university vice-chancellors (VC) in the UK has caused a strong debate in the press recently leading to some VCs having to resign. Academics protest that at a difficult time for UK academia caused by the insecurity faced in the outset of Brexit, th...
Constrained public goods in networks
23 May 2018
by Nizar Allouch, University of Kent, and Maia King, University of Oxford. Discussion paper KDPE 1806, May 2018. Non-technical summary: Voluntary contributions account for the provision of many public goods, ranging from essential infrastructure, education, to health care, while at the aggregate level charitable giving represents a significant proportion of GDP in many countries. The seminal contribution of Bergstrom, Blume, and Varian (1986), built on an ea...