Issue 21
7 - 12 May 2013
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A round-up of what's happening in the Department of Economics this week...

The economic cost of home ownership

Andrew Oswald has just released the findings of his joint research with David Blanchflower (Dartmouth College, USA), examining the relationship between high levels of home ownership and unemployment. 'Does high home ownership impair the labour market?' suggests a strong link between rising levels of unemployment following a boom in home buying. The research examined more than 100 years of US housing and labour market statistics to uncover the impact that the housing market had on the country's later economic health. Read more...  

Visiting academics

Oliver Hart (Harvard) and Ken Binmore (Bristol) are visiting the Department this week. They will both be taking part in the day-long CRETA/ESRC Workshop on Wednesday, and will be available to meet with colleagues outside of this time. Oliver is available Tuesday, Thursday and Friday in room S1.137 and Ken is available on Thursday in room S1.131. You can also email both Oliver and Ken directly to arrange a time to meet. 

Next week, we're delighted to be welcoming Miles Kimball, who will be delivering a series of special lectures on Cognitive Economics aimed at research students and interested faculty. Miles is Professor of Economics and Survey Research at the University of Michigan. The lectures will take place each day from 11am-1pm in room S2.79, except Thursday 16 May where the lecture will take place in room S0.19. 

Presentations & external events

Fabian Waldinger will be giving a seminar at NUS Singapore on Wednesday 8 May on 'Bombs, brains and science - the role of human and physical capital for the creation of scientific knowledge'.

Mark Harrison will present his paper, 'Counter-intelligence in a command economy' at the Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies Conference on the theme of 'What have we learned from the Soviet archives?' on Friday 10-Saturday 11 May.

Chris Woodruff will be giving a talk on 'Microenterprise dynamics and revenue collection' at a workshop on 'Challenges for revenue collection in Bangladesh' at the University of Dhaka on Saturday 11 May. 

Bhaskar Dutta will be presenting a seminar at UCL on Tuesday 7 May on 'Accommodating preferences of couples in the College Admissions Model'.


This week's events, workshops & seminars

07/05: 4pm-5.30pm, Scarman
Policy Report Launch
CAGE Seminar

08/05: 11am-6.30pm, S2.79
Oliver Hart (Harvard and NBER), Christophe Chamley (Boston and Paris), Jennifer La'O (Chicago), John Moore (Edinburgh), Brian Rogers (Northwestern)
'Financial markets and aggregate fluctuations'

09/05: 2.30pm-3.45pm, Wolfson Research Exchange, 3rd Floor, Library
Kimberley Scharf (Warwick) and Michael Sanders (Bristol)
DR@W Forum

09/05: 4-5.30pm, S2.79
Liran Einav (Stanford)

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