Bank on It: Economics for the Playground Set
Insights from Warwick's Department of Economics underpin a new children's theatre production debuting in London this summer. 'Bank on it
' is the first creative result of the Arts Centre's 'This_Is_Tomorrow
' programme, an amalgamation of art and academia designed to generate new ideas exploring contemporary global issues.
'Bank On It’ is an original, interactive theatre production intended to get children as young as five thinking about the economy. It is the brainchild of children's theatre specialist, Sue Buckmaster, who was inspired by the 'academic boot camp' that saw three artists visit five of the University's academic departments in March 2012. Sue is described as 'a leading light in children's theatre' by Time Out.
The production will run from 22 June - 14 July at The Rose Lipman Building, and will appeal to children aged five and over. This is not a 'typical' theatre production. 'Bank on it' offers an immersive experience for families, and the audience will take part in a journey around an unusual building as part of the production
Calculate your Inflation rate
Find out how much your cost of living is going up with the BBC's Inflation calculator
, created with Dr Michael McMahon
and Warwick Economics Department students.
CAGE Conference 2013
The 2013 CAGE Conference
commences this week at Scarman House, University of Warwick. The 4 day conference, which will see academics from all around the globe attend, will explore different themes of CAGE research starting with 'Accounting for the Great Divergence'
chaired by Professor Stephen Broadberry
on Tuesday 28th
Visiting the department this week...
This week, we're delighted to be welcoming the following academics and economists to our department: Jack Stecher (Carnegie Mellon) and Santi Sanchez Pages (Barcelona).
On the horizon...
The next Economics Postgraduate Distinguished Lecture will be given by Professor Andrew Oswald
on Tuesday 4th
June, 4.15-5.15pm in room M1 of the Radcliffe Teaching Centre. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception outside room M1, where you will have the chance to talk informally with the speaker. Prof. Oswald will be talking about Home Ownership as a Driving Force Behind High Unemployment in our Nations. Those who would like to read a new formal paper on the material of the lecture can find it on his website www.andrewoswald.com
under the title "Does High Home-Ownership Impair the Labour Market?" You are most welcome to come along to his talk at 4.15pm. There is no need to register – just turn up.
will present his paper "Accounting for Mismatch Unemployment" at the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow on Thursday 30th May.
will be giving a seminar at INRA, Paris on Thursday 30th May, on the topic of price leadership in British supermarkets.