The Use of Interactive Classroom Experiments in Teaching
22 March 2018
There are a few spaces available for staff members on the Learning and Teaching Network session below:- The Use of Interactive Classroom Experiments in Teaching Monday 26 March 2018 13.15 – 14.30, UELT Seminar Room Canterbury Presented by School of Economics – Sylvain Barde, Edward Cartwright, Anna Stepanova Classroom experiments have become an increasingly common way of teaching economics and other socia...
School of Economics holds fourth alumni networking session
15 March 2018
The school ran its fourth annual alumni networking evening on Tuesday 6 March in the Sibson Café on campus, which overlooks the site of the new Economics building. The event was really well attended by current undergraduate and postgraduate Economics students who had a fantastic opportunity to meet some of our Kent Economics alumni to discuss their work and lives after University. Both alumni and students had a great time chatting and found it very us...
Civil Service Insight Day at Whitehall
15 March 2018
Six of our Economics students were lucky enough to have been selected to attend a fantastic insight day in Whitehall on Wednesday 7 March. The day was co-organised by the Civil Service and the School of Economics and was hosted by the Civil Service Finance Fast Stream. It was a very interesting and useful day involving tours of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Ministry of Justice and the department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. The stud...
Social diversity and bridging identity
9 March 2018
by María D. C. García-Alonso and Zaki Wahhaj, University of Kent. Discussion paper KDPE 1802, February 2018. Non-technical summary: A shared social identity is potentially an important element in ensuring cooperation and the coordination of actions among individuals when formal institutions for achieving these ends are weak. But the construction of group identity also leads to the creation of in-groups and out-groups and thus, the possibility o...
Christian Siegel's work featured in Pro-Market blog
2 March 2018
Research by Dr Christian Siegel (with Zsófia Bárány) was featured on 1 March in Pro-Market, the blog of the Stigler Center at the University of Chicago Booth. Excerpt: ‘Changes in technology clearly affect people in different sectors and occupations differently, but providing adequate policy support to workers trying to adjust to these changes requires a better understanding of the level at which productivity growth is happening in...
Biased technological change and employment reallocation
26 February 2018
by Zsófia L. Bárány, Sciences Po and CEPR and Christian Siegel, University of Kent. Discussion paper KDPE 1801, February 2018. Non-technical summary: It is well known that technological change is not only one of the key drivers of overall economic growth, but also has implications for inequality. Developed economies have seen a large reallocation from goods to the service sector. In the US for example, while the goods sector accounted fo...
Great Thinkers in Economics: James Meade
26 February 2018
The 21st volume in the Great Thinkers in Economics series, edited by Professor Tony Thirlwall, has been published on James Meade. James Meade won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1977, mainly for his work in international economics, but he also made major contributions to many other fields of economics. For details of all the volumes in the Great Thinkers in Economics series, go to http://www.palgrave.com/series/15026.
Developments in the economy since the Referendum vote
25 February 2018
Jagjit Chadha, Professor at the School of Economics and currently on secondment as Director of the NIESR (National Institute of Economic and Social Research), returned to Kent on 22 February to give an interesting and topical talk attended by students, staff and members of the public. This was the first in a series of academic community events hosted by the School. Professor Chadha spoke about his findings and the Institute's investigation into the deve...
Amrit, Christian and John receive Above and Beyond Awards
15 February 2018
We're thrilled to announce that Amrit Amirapu, Christian Crentsil and John Peirson from the School of Economics have been awarded with Above and Beyond awards, with a particular mention to Amrit, who received not only one but two awards. Amrit, Christian and John are pictured above with Ollie who presented them the awards. Above and Beyond awards recognise tutors who have exceeded expectations and gone "above and beyond" to enhance the student...
High-speed rail links cannot boost regional economies on their own
9 February 2018
High-speed rail links do not inherently lead to major economic growth in the regions in which they are built but are necessary to help attempt to rebalance the economy by providing more opportunities for businesses in the areas they serve. This is the key finding from a paper by Emeritus Professor Roger Vickerman, entitled Can high-speed rail have a transformative effect on the economy? The paper looked at the impact of the...