Six weeks to go until School moves to new home
21 May 2019
With less than six weeks to go until the School of Economics moves the brand new Kennedy Building, work is under way to prepare the building for the move in at the start of July. Inside the building, furniture is being installed, final checks are being made before the School vacates Keynes College and moves to the state-of-the-art Kennedy Building. In an effort to reduce waste, the School is making a conscious effort to recycle where possible, instead of thr...
Labelled loans and sanitation investments
17 May 2019
Dr Bansi Malde co-wrote a blog post on her research into sanitation in India, which featured in the Ideas for India blog. Rural Indian households report lack of affordability as the main reason for not having a toilet. Bansi’s article investigates – through an experiment in rural Maharashtra – whether microcredit labelled for sanitation can increase sanitation investments. It finds that targeted households demand the sanitation loans...
Social Effects of the Vote of the Majority: Field-Experiment on the Brexit-Vote
16 May 2019
by Fernanda L. Lopez de Leon, School of Economics and Markus Bindemann, School of Psychology, University of Kent. Discussion paper KDPE 1905, April 2019. Non-technical summary: The UK is scheduled to leave the EU this year. The current plans include the end of free movement. According to the Prime Minister, May, this is crucial in delivering the Brexit for which people voted in 2016. In fact, the Brexit results we...
School welcomes Prof Jeffrey Wooldridge for Q&A and book signing
16 May 2019
On Wednesday 15 May, the School of Economics had the pleasure of welcoming Professor Jeffrey Wooldridge from Michigan State University for a Q&A and book signing, followed by a drinks reception. Professor Wooldridge is a globally recognised econometrician, lecturer and author, who wrote Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach, which is one of our core textbooks. The Q&A session was hosted by Dr Olena Nizal...
Spring newsletter 2019
14 May 2019
The Kent School of Economics Spring newsletter is now available on our website. We produce a newsletter at the end of the Autumn and Spring terms to highlight some of the events and research that have taken place in the School. If you would like to contribute an article to a future newsletter, please contact email@example.com.
40th anniversary of Tony Thirlwall's influential paper
8 May 2019
2019 marks the 40th anniversary of Tony Thirlwall’s influential paper ‘The Balance of Payments Constraint as an Explanation of International Growth Rate Differences’ published in the Banca Nazionale del Lavoro Quarterly Review, March 1979, which now has 1,700 Google Scholar citations. To commemorate, there will be a Special Issue of the Review of Keynesian Economics devoted to the paper; also a Spanish translation of the paper in the Mexica...
Ethnic Identity and the Employment Outcomes of Immigrants: Evidence from France
7 May 2019
by Isaure Delaporte, University of Kent. Discussion paper KDPE 1904, May 2019. Non-technical summary: Although ethnic identity is potentially an important determinant of the immigrants' labour market outcomes, the effect remains unclear. On one hand, immigrants who are not committed to the host country culture might suffer from a lack of host country specific human capital. They are also likely to interact mostly ...
School holds second alumni meet up in London
3 May 2019
On Thursday 2 May, the School held its second London Alumni Meet Up. This year, we headed to The Yorkshire Grey for drinks, food and a catch up. Professor Iain Fraser, Dr John Peirson, Professor Alan Carruth, Dr Bill Collier and Dr Alastair Bailey were in attendance and enjoyed reminiscing and hearing about the achievements of our alumni. If you haven't already please connect with us on LinkedIn.
Prof Jeffrey M. Wooldridge Q&A and book signing
25 April 2019
Professor Jeffrey M. Wooldridge, author of the Cengage textbook Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach, from Michigan State University will deliver a Q&A session at the School of Economics, led by Dr Olena Nizalova. The event will take place on Wednesday 15 May from 6.00PM to 7.00PM in KLT1 (Canterbury campus) and will examine his work which has helped find answers to real life questions. Audience participation is encouraged, so email any ques...
The Determinants of Tax Revenue and Tax Effort in Developed and Developing Countries: Theory and New Evidence 1995-2015
24 April 2019
by Marcelo Piancastelli, IPEA, and A.P. Thirlwall, University of Kent. Discussion paper KDPE 1903, April 2019. Non-technical summary: Tax Revenue is necessary for the provision of public goods and to pay for social expenditures. Developing countries are in particular need of both, where tax revenue is often less than 20 percent of GDP. This paper attempts to assess the tax effort of a...