Francois Maniquet will present his paper entitled 'Multidimensional Poverty Measurement: Shouldn't we take Preferences into Account' at GREQAM (Marseille) on Monday January 21st.
Fabian Waldinger will present his paper entitled 'Bombs, Brains, and Science – The Role of Human and Physical Capital for the Creation of Scientific Knowledge' at a seminar in Sussex on Monday January 21st.
Sascha O. Becker was appointed to the Research Advisory Board of the Danish National Centre for Social Research (SFI). Denmark’s largest social research organization.
Jonathan Cave will be in Brussels this week to kick off two ‘long study’ projects for the European Parliament’s ITRE Committee (one on the Ubiquitous digital society and one on broadband deployment) and to speak at Vrije Universitaet Brussel (VUB) about 'Innovation, Competition and the Determinants of Private-Sector R&D in Selected Sectors'. Jonathan will also be in London for meetings of the Strategic Advisory Council on Exotic Disease and the Information Assurance Advisory Council’s Academic Liaison Panel.
Greg Crawford spoke by telephone to the U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) about competition in the U.S. video market. The GAO is the “investigative” arm of the U.S. Congress. This means the U.S. government is potentially worried about competition in the video marketplace and asked to speak to Greg Crawford about what they might do to promote it.