Issue 6
10th - 16th November 2012
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Presentations by Department Faculty

Nick Crafts will present a keynote lecture, "Economic Growth Projections to 2030: What Difference Will the Crisis Make?”, to the Asset International Conference at Tilburg University, Netherlands on Tuesday November 13th.

Mike Waterson will present his paper, with Jon Seaton on “Identifying Leadership in British Supermarkets”, at the University of Bath on Wednesday November 14th.

Mark Harrison will present his paper, “Capitalism at War”, to a meeting in Madrid. The meeting will bring together contributors to the Cambridge Economic of Capitalism (editors Larry Neal and Jeff Williamson), in preparation for Cambridge University Press on Thursday November 15th.

Sascha O. Becker will present a keynote lecture, "Do EU Structural Funds Cause Regional Growth?", at the Annual Workshop of the Danish Graduate Programme in Economics on Thursday November 15th.

Victor Lavy has recently won the prestigious advanced ERC (European Research Council) award. The ERC Advanced Grant allows established research leaders to pursue ground-breaking, high-risk projects that open new directions in their respective research fields or other domains.

Nick Crafts will be announced as the 2012 winner of the Tjalling C. Koopmans Asset Award at the Asset International Conference, Tilburg University, Netherlands on Tuesday November 13th. This award is made in recognition of "extraordinary contributions to the economic sciences and for having reached the highest standards of quality in research".  Previous winners include William Baumol, Jagdish Bhagwati, Robert Engle, Daniel Kahneman and Jean Tirole.

Jennifer Smith has been appointed to the Migration Advisory Committee of the Home Office (MAC). The MAC consists of four economists and a chair and advises the UK Government on all aspects of policy related to immigration. The initial appointment is for three years.

Jonathan Cave has been co-opted to serve on the UK Government’s Science Advisory Council Exotic Disease Subgroup, which has been established to provide oversight and assistance in dealing with exotic disease outbreaks. As a consequence of the BBSRC-DEFRA GOLD (Governance of Livestock Disease) project (shortly to appear in a book published by Routledge), he will be advising on the economic consequences of outbreaks and policy responses.

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Upcoming Workshops & Seminars

Daniel Diermeier (Kellogg School of Management Northwestern)
4pm, S2.79
Political Economy Seminar

Greg Fisher (LSE)
4pm, S2.79
CAGE Seminar

Jan Eeckhout (UCL and Barcelona GSE, UPF)
4pm, S2.79
CRETA Seminar

Dawn Eubanks (WBS) and Thomas Hills (Psychology)
2.30pm, Wolfson Research Exchange
DR@W Forum

Francesco Furlanetto (Norges Bank)
4pm, S2.79
Macro Seminar


Kimberley Scharf presented her research, “Tough Times Mean Tough Choices About Public Finances: on Maintaining a Balance Between Taxation and Philanthropy”, at the CASE Europe Annual Conference 2012 and was awarded ‘stellar speaker’ status. The stellar speaker designation is achieved when the overall average for the speaker evaluation is greater than 4.5.

Children in Need

Friday November 16th
Economics Undergraduate Office

Each year we raise money for the BBC’s charity, Children in Need. Every penny from the money raised goes towards helping disadvantaged children and young people in the UK. Come along to the Undergraduate Office and help contriubute towards this fantastic cause. Homemade cakes, provided by our adminstrative team, will be on sale in the morning of the 16th.  

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