Issue 18
9th March - 15th March 2013
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This is the last issue of the newsletter for the current term. It will resume again after the Easter vacation.

This_is_Tomorrow 2013

In spring 2012 Warwick Arts Centre launched the pilot for This_is_Tomorrow, one strand of our Arts Council England seed-funded transformative programme seeking to establish the principle of artists working collaboratively with academics at the University of Warwick. A weeklong residency in March saw three artists visiting the departments of Physics, Law, Economics, WBS and Maths - encountering around 45 academics along the way.
Building on the success of the 2012 pilot, This_is_Tomorrow is in the process of putting together the 2013 residency.
In the week beginning March 11th 2013, 5 artists will be invited on a 5-day residency on the University of Warwick campus hosted each day by a different academic department. The group might spend the day meeting a variety of academics within the department, being introduced to research programmes, attending lectures, colloquiums, more informal discussions or making site visits followed by evening events hosted and designed by participating academics. This residency is not about making the work, rather, the aim is to create a playground in which exciting new ideas can flourish between academics and artists and which will be the basis for making work together in the future.
This_is_Tomorrow will be visiting Warwick Economics Department on Wednesday March 13th. For further information about the project please contact Karen Brandon on


Mike Clements  will be presenting his paper 'Forecast Uncertainty - Ex Ante and Ex Post: US Inflation and Output Growth'  at Birkbeck on Thursday March 14th.
Fabian Waldinger will be presenting his paper ‘Bombs, Brains, and Science: The Role of Human and Physical Capital for the Creation of Scientific Knowledge’ at the University of Essex on Thursday March 14th.

On the Horizon

Jonathan Cave will be attending the Symposium on 'Competition and Innovation in the Broadband Age' at the Ohio State University School of Law, March 21-23.

Peter Hammond will be giving a lecture on ‘Social Choice and Individual Well Being: What Data Might Be Relevant?’ at the Institute of Economics Research, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo on Friday March 22nd.

Other News

Kimberley Scharf has been invited to be a member of the 'Spending Review North Advisory Panel' for the Institute of Public Policy Research.  

Upcoming Events, Workshops & Seminars

Second Political Economy Workshop

Second Political Economy Workshop

Steve Callander (Stanford)
4pm, S2.79
Political Economy Seminar

Jennifer Smith
1pm, S2.77

Guy Michaels (LSE)
4pm, S2.79
CAGE Seminar

Monica Giovanello
1pm, S1.50
Political Economy Workshop

Hannu Vartiainen (Helsinki)
4pm, S2.79
CRETA Seminar

Juan Carlos Gozzi Valdez (Brown)
Junior Job Talk

Martin Kunc (WBS)
2.30pm, Wolfson Research Exchange
DR@W Forum

Andrei Levchenko (Michigan)
4pm, S2.79
Macro Seminar

Fernanda Brollo (Alicante)
Junior Job Talk

Marcus Miller
1pm, S2.77
Macro Workshop

Sophocles Mavroeidis (Oxford)
3pm, S2.79
Senior Job Talk

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