The Festival of Social Sciences is a nationwide event organised by the ESRC and aims to celebrate the diversity of ESRC funded research. Events are focussed on engaging the public and young people, as well as the business, policymaker and third sector communities.
Within this remit, CAGE and Warwick Economics Department are organising two events as part of this festival:
Economics and the Real World
This special event, designed specifically for A level economics students, will demonstrate how research carried out by Warwick economists addresses real world issues. Featuring talks from Nick Crafts, Mark Harrison, Michael McMahon, Robin Naylor, Kim Scharf and Daniel Sgroi the event will not only help pupils appreciate the importance of Economics but also arouse an interest in studying the Social Sciences at University. Chaired by Sascha O.Becker, the event will last for 1 hour and include the opportunity for questions and answers from the students.
Thursday November 6th
This event is by invitation only. Please contact H.J.Neal@warwick.ac.uk for further information.
Cinema, Warwick Arts Centre
Religion, Gender, Education and Economics
In this lecture Sascha O.Becker will present recent research findings looking at the historic and current role of religion in influencing education and its consequences for economic outcomes.
This research, based on Prussia and Germany, shows that after the Reformation, Protestant areas put more emphasis on education, thus giving them a head-start on Catholic areas. Professor Becker will be using this as a basis to look at how religion, education and economics interact.
This lecture is free and open to all.
Advanced registration is required. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel Sgroi's and Andrew Oswald's paper, "How should peer review panels behave?", has been accepted in the Economic Journal.
Presentations by Department Faculty
Nick Crafts will deliver a keynote lecture on "Medium-Term Growth Projections: What Difference does History Suggest that the Crisis will Make?", at the FRESH conference at University of Groningen, Netherlands on Thursday November 8th.
Nick Crafts will present his paper, "Long-term Growth in Europe: What Difference does the Crisis Make?" at the CEPR Conference, Growth in Mature Economies in Modena, Italy on Friday November 9th.
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