SMEs invited to take part in a cyber-security survey and health check
23 May 2018
The School of Economics and School of Computing are working together on an EPSRC-funded project on cyber security. As part of the project they and are keen to talk to SMEs about their experience in this field. SMEs who are available to take part in a short survey on cyber security will receive a FREE cyber security health check from the Kent IT Consultancy, the School of Computing’s student-staffed IT Consultancy. In ...
Economics and Sociology student Jaye revolutionising animal adoption
23 May 2018
Jaye Graham, an Economics and Sociology student created a ‘dating’ style app to match rescue animals to new owners. Her idea won a £1,000 investment last year from the Kent Business School. The app called ‘Pawfect Match’ matches users with rescue animals within a certain distance from their homes, depending on how far they would like to travel. Shelters take photos of the animals, upload them t...
Welcome back to former PhD students Marcelo, Matteo and Alex
22 May 2018
Over the summer, we are lucky to be welcoming back three former PhD students to the School of Economics. Marcelo Piancastelli di Siqueira, from University of Brazilia (13th June-14th September); Matteo Lanzafame, from University of Messina (25th June to 9th July), and Alex Ferreira, from University of Sao Paulo (28th June to 4th July). They will be based in the Visitors Room, so make sure you get a chance to stop by and say...
Spring newsletter 2018
8 May 2018
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fall in German Unemployment: A Flow Analysis
3 May 2018
by Carlos Carrillo-Tudela, University of Essex, CEPR, CESifo and IZA; Andrey Launov, University of Kent, CESifo and IZA; and Jean-Marc Robin, Sciences Po and UCL. Discussion paper KDPE 1805, March 2018. Non-technical summary: In this paper we investigate the recent fall in unemployment, and the rise in part-time work, labour market participation, inequality and welfare in Germany. Unemployment fell because the Hartz IV reform induced a large fraction of the ...
Food and Consumers: Current Issues and Future Directions
2 May 2018
A food and consumers research forum was held at the University of Kent on Friday 6th April, the same day in which the UK's so called "sugar tax" came into effect. The event was organised by Professor Iain Fraser (Economics), Professor Ben Lowe (KBS) and Dr Diogo Souza-Monteiro (Newcastle University). Around 30 people registered for the event and speakers came from all over the UK and Europe. We were delighted that Professor Klaus Grunert (Aarh...
Workshop on practical GE modelling
1 May 2018
The School of Economics is hosting an Introductory Practical GE Modelling workshop on 10-14 September 2018. The workshop, which is being run by the Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS), Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia, will focus on a typical single-region applied general equilibrium model using GEMPACK. Further information can be found here: http://www.copsmodels.com/courses.htm. Alternatively, interested participants can contact Professor Ia...
Enisa wins scholarship to attend Brussels Summer School
19 April 2018
The School of Economics would like to congratulate second year Economics student Enisa Marku who was recently awarded a scholarship to attend Kent Summer School in Brussels in June. We caught up with Enisa to find out a little more about this fantastic opportunity. What made apply to the summer scheme? I wanted to experience something new and maybe have something interesting to add to my CV. I chose the Brussels Summer School because I felt that the se...
Money, Macro and Finance PhD Conference
17 April 2018
The School of Economics is pleased to be hosting the 5th Money, Macroeconomics and Finance (MMF) PhD Conference on 19-20 April 2018. The conference will include sessions on macro-labour; networks effects; macro-finance; international macro; macroeconometrics; and firms, chaired by academics from each of the sponsoring institutions. Full details and the programme can be found on our website at https://www.kent.ac.uk/economics/research/MaGHiC/events/mmf-confer...
Building a new home for our School
10 April 2018
Work has started on the new School of Economics, which is due to open its doors in September 2019. Despite the challenging conditions of the snow at the end of February, the ground floor slab was poured on time. Over the past few weeks, the Willmott Dixon team have been continuing to excavate the foundations and install bolt sets. They are set to install a structural steel frame this month and after this, the landscape will start to change very quickly on si...