School of Economics Academic Promotions 2017
1 October 2017
The School of Economics has the pleasure to announce that Dr Christian Siegel has received a promotion over the summer period of this year. Congratulations to Dr Christian Siegel on becoming a Senior Lecturer in Macroeconomics. His new role is effective from Sunday 1 October and we would like to wish him all the best for his new role.
Expert comment: Female Rohingya refugees at risk of forced marriage
25 September 2017
Dr Zaki Wahhaj from the School of Economics discusses the risk that young female Rohingya refugees are at increased risk of forced marriage as a result of their plight. 'In recent weeks the plight of Rohingya refugees who have arrived in Bangladesh to escape violence in the Rakhine province of Myanmar has received wide coverage in the international news media. The United Nations has documented graphic accounts of sexua...
Expert comment: Brexit could affect global efforts to control arms trade
14 September 2017
Dr Maria Garcia-Alonso, a senior lecturer in economics, comments in response to Michael Fallon's statements that the UK will "spread its wings across the world" with defence and arms exports post-Brexit. 'As the arms trade is exempted from agreements to limit exports subsidies, governments are free to promote their arms exports in a variety of ways. While the government...
Welcome Week 2017
12 September 2017
We are looking forward to meeting all of our new students during Welcome Week (18-22 September 2017). Click the relevant link below for details of the activities that are happening in the School next week: Undergraduate students MSc students PhD students If you have any questions or concerns about your arrival at Kent, please do not hesitate to contact us via KentVision.
Economic consequences of non-export control
11 September 2017
Dr Maria Garcia-Alonso was a guest lecturer at the Third EU Summer University on Strategic Trade Control and Non-Proliferation in Alpbach, Austria from 9-16 August. The event was part of the EU Partner-to-Partner Export Control Programme for dual use goods (https://export-control.jrc.ec.europa.eu/). The European Union is a long-standing provider of capacity-building activities aimed at the overall strengthening of export co...
Sophia Davidova awarded fellowship of EAAE
1 September 2017
On Friday 1 September, Sophia Davidova, a Professor in European Agricultural Policy from the School of Economics, became a Fellow of the European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE). Professor Sophia Davidova has been a longstanding member of the EAAE, first becoming a member of the Board in 1996 and serving on it for nine years. She has also been on the steering committee of EuroChoices for six years and has been a valuable support for the journal...
Automation will not lead to fewer jobs...
21 August 2017
Research by Christian Siegel from the School of Economics featured in an article in The Guardian on Sunday 20 August on the rise of robots and automation: ‘Robots will not lead to fewer jobs – but the hollowing out of the middle class’ by Larry Elliott. Read the full article here.
17 August 2017
The University of Kent has again proved that it is a popular choice for Economics. The School of Economics has had an excellent year for recruitment and therefore was unable to partake in the Clearing bonanza. Thanks to all those who applied to us and we look forward to meeting our new students in September! Applications for 2018 entry open on 6 September 2017.
An empirical validation protocol for large-scale agent-based models
17 July 2017
by Sylvain Barde and Sander van der Hoog, discussion paper KDPE 1712, July 2017. Non-technical summary Despite recent advances in bringing agent-based models (ABMs) to the data, the estimation or calibration of model parameters remains a challenge, especially when it comes to large-scale agent-based macroeconomic models. Most methods, such as the method of simulated moments (MSM), require in-the-loop simulation of new ...
Graduation and prizewinners 2017
13 July 2017
It was a pleasure to celebrate with our new graduates and their families at a reception held on 10 July at the Cathedral Lodge in Canterbury. During the event, the School awarded a number of prizes for outstanding achievement, and you can see all our prizewinners for 2017 on our website under Celebrating Success. The reception was a fantastic way to mark the achievement of our students, and we would like to wish all our gra...