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...
Jaye launches Pawfect Match app to find pets new homes
23 August 2018
One of our former students, Jaye Graham has recently launched her app called Pawfect Match for dogs and cats in need. Her dating-style app aims to match homeless pets to adoptive families. Seeing the pressure that rescue centres are under and the time it takes to adopt a pet, Jaye decided to create an app, which would be a fun way to quickly match pets to owners. She’s hoping that the app will revolutionize pet adoption throughout the United Kingdom. T...
Topping out ceremony for new Economics building
25 July 2018
A new building to house the University’s School of Economics has been 'topped out' by Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Karen Cox. She was joined in the ceremony, which took place on 23 July on the roof of the new building, by Roger Forsdyke, Managing Director of project contractor Willmott Dixon. Guests from the University and Willmott Dixon watched as the pair wrote 'good luck' messages on a wooden plinth to mark the traditi...
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, Lecturer in Economics, has made a major contribution to a recent UNIDO (United National Industrial Development Organization) 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 ...
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...