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Dr Paolo Zeppini joins the Institute for Mathematical Innovation

Wed May 10 11:07:00 BST 2017

We are delighted to announce that Dr Paolo Zeppini from the department will join the Institute of Mathematical Innovation as one of nine new secondees for the next academic year. read more »

Economics ranked ninth in two national league tables

Tue May 09 10:14:00 BST 2017

Economics at the University of Bath has been ranked ninth in both the Guardian University Guide 2018 and the Complete University Guide 2018. For graduate employment prospects, it is first in the Guardian University Guide and second in the Complete University Guide. read more »

50 Years of Economics at Bath

Thu Mar 30 11:44:00 BST 2017

Colin Lawson, Honorary Reader and long-term member of the department staff, gives a personal account of how we have grown to become ranked in the top 10 in the UK for Economics. read more »

Professor Daron Acemoglu - Honorary Degree, Public Lecture and Workshop

Tue Mar 21 14:35:00 GMT 2017

As part of the University’s 50th anniversary celebrations, Professor Daron Acemoglu was awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, on 1st March 2017. read more »

Professor Kaushik Basu - Honorary Degree, Public Lecture and Workshop

Tue Nov 15 10:48:00 GMT 2016

In a specially organized event on 9 November 2016, Professor Kaushik Basu was awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, as part of the University’s 50th anniversary celebrations. read more »

Department of Economics hosts Money, Macro and Finance Conference

Mon Nov 14 10:30:00 GMT 2016

On 7-9 September 2016, the Department of Economics hosted the 48th Annual Conference of the Money, Macro and Finance Research Group. read more »

Study presents economic case for Heat Wave Warning Systems in Europe

Tue Oct 25 09:54:00 BST 2016

The paper seeks to demonstrate that information on climate change projections can be used to derive quantitative estimates of both the costs and benefits of measures introduced to reduce climate-related risks. read more »

Professor Scott Barrett - Honorary Degree, Public Lecture and Workshop

Wed Oct 12 15:37:00 BST 2016

As part of the University’s 50th anniversary celebrations, Professor Scott Barrett was awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, on 12 October 2016. He is Lenfest-Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics at Columbia University in New York. read more »

Harness children’s competitive streak to drive healthy eating habits

Thu Aug 25 16:03:00 BST 2016

Introducing a competitive edge at school meal times could increase the number of children eating fruit and vegetables by up to a third, according to a new paper published by our Department of Economics. read more »

Dr Tobias Wenzel publishes joint paper evaluating salience theory

Thu Jul 07 11:29:00 BST 2016

Dr Tobias Wenzel has published a joint paper with Markus Dertwinkel-Kalt (University of Cologne) and Katrin Koehler and Mirjam Lange (University of Düsseldorf) entitled: Demand shifts due to salience effects: Experimental evidence. read more »

Economic theory group organise summer workshop

Fri Jul 01 16:08:00 BST 2016

On Monday 13 June the Economic Theory Group organised its summer workshop on advances in economic theory. read more »

Researchers take part in political economy workshop

Tue Jun 28 10:00:00 BST 2016

On 20 and 21 June 2016 several members of the Department took part in a two-day workshop, bringing together high-profile researchers from top universities to discuss the latest research in political economy. read more »

Economists take part in EU referendum debate

Wed Jun 15 10:30:00 BST 2016

Academic staff from the Department of Economics took part in a debate around the EU referendum on Monday 6 June 2016. read more »

Lecturer engages with parents and teachers to discuss bilingualism

Fri Jun 03 14:45:00 BST 2016

Dr Joanna Clifton-Sprigg has met with diverse audiences to explore the role of bilingualism in skill development of children and bring it into the public domain. read more »

Economics student receives 2016 Chancellor's Prize

Thu May 26 09:39:00 BST 2016

Final year BSc (Hons) Economics student Ludi Wang has been awarded the 2016 Chancellor's Prize for best undergraduate student. read more »

Economics ranked eighth in Complete University Guide 2017

Mon May 02 10:14:00 BST 2016

Economics at the University of Bath has been ranked eighth in the Complete University Guide for 2017. read more »

Research student to speak at Royal Economics Society Conference

Fri Feb 19 16:32:00 GMT 2016

Research student Wencong Chen has been selected to speak at the Royal Economic Society Annual Conference taking place at the University of Sussex in Brighton. read more »

Study reveals long-term detrimental education effects of Spanish and French colonial systems

Mon Feb 01 16:13:00 GMT 2016

Even in the recent past, the colonial legacy has had a large negative impact on education in the former colonies of both Spain and France, according to a new study from our Department. read more »

Launch of new MRes Economics course

Fri Jan 29 16:22:00 GMT 2016

The Department of Economics is pleased to announce that our new Masters of Research (MRes) Economics course has been launched. The course is ideal for anyone who wishes to progress to PhD as well as those requiring research skills to be a professional economist. read more »

Department hosts econometrics workshop

Fri Nov 06 16:56:00 GMT 2015

On 17 September 2015 the Econometrics Research Group organised the first Bath Econometrics Workshop at which world renowned econometricians presented their work. read more »

EU environmental meeting takes GLAMURS project to next level

Fri Nov 06 11:23:00 GMT 2015

Participants involved in our EU-funded GLAMURS project met for the third Consortium meeting the second week in October here in Bath. The project has an ambitious goal to investigate the prospects for and obstacles to the adoption of more sustainable environmentally-friendly lifestyles. read more »

Professor advises caution in use of quantitative easing

Wed Oct 28 17:49:00 GMT 2015

Professor John Hudson from the Department of Economics was a keynote speaker at a recent conference in Prague on Current Issues of Fiscal Policy organised by Newton College and the European Movement in the Czech Republic. read more »

Experts analyse the challenges facing climate change at Sustainability Forum

Fri Aug 07 13:11:00 BST 2015

On 9-11 April 2015, the University of Bath hosted an event where the challenges facing climate change were discussed. read more »

New lecturer in labour economics joins department

Fri Jul 24 14:11:00 BST 2015

We're pleased to annouce that Dr Joanna Clifton-Sprigg has joined our department. read more »

Economic Theory group host workshop

Mon Jun 15 15:01:00 BST 2015

On Friday 5 June 2015 the Economic Theory Group organised a workshop for internationally recognised experts to present their latest work. read more »

Should countries coordinate more in basic research?

Tue Jun 09 13:36:00 BST 2015

Dr Maik T. Schneider from the Department of Economics has published a paper together with Professor Hans Gersbach from ETH Zurich that is entitled: On the global supply of basic research. read more »

New staff join Department of Economics

Mon May 18 17:17:00 BST 2015

The Department of Economics is delighted to welcome several new academic staff joining our team this year. read more »

Economics webinar for Masters programmes a success

Wed Feb 04 16:54:00 GMT 2015

The Department of Economics held its first Masters webinar on Wednesday 28 January for applicants, offer-holders, international agents and those interested in finding out more about postgraduate economics programmes. read more »

Departmental research rated excellent in REF2014 results

Fri Jan 30 03:41:00 GMT 2015

The results of the REF2014 confirm that the research carried out at the Department of Economics in Bath is of excellent quality. read more »

Department hosts research-led teaching away day

Wed Jan 21 09:26:00 GMT 2015

The Department of Economics held its annual Away Day on the 13 December 2014, during which various topics were discussed relating to research-led teaching. read more »

Department convenes session for Royal Economic Society Annual Conference

Mon Dec 22 10:30:00 GMT 2014

The 2015 Royal Economic Society Annual Conference will host a session on fiscal policy organised by Dr Vito Polito from the Department of Economics. read more »

John Hudson speaks about research and innovation within the EU

Tue Dec 16 16:47:00 GMT 2014

Professor John Hudon recently attended two events in Europe that focussed on innovation within the EU and financial sectors. read more »

Are global environmental protection efforts a success or failure?

Fri Nov 28 13:58:00 GMT 2014

On 5 November 2014, Professor Michael Finus delivered his inaugural lecture entitled: Global environmental protection: Success or failure? read more »

Economics students showcase placement experiences

Thu Nov 13 11:25:00 GMT 2014

Students returning from their placement year in the Department of Economics have been presenting posters to staff and students that detail their experiences whilst working in industry. read more »

Should firms innovate or imitate new technologies?

Mon Nov 03 17:06:00 GMT 2014

Dr Paolo Zeppini has published a new joint paper with Professor Cars Hommes (University of Amsterdam) that is entitled: Innovate or imitate? Behavioural technological change. read more »

Research student paper accepted by the Development Studies Association

Fri Oct 24 12:42:00 BST 2014

Current PhD student N N Tarun Chakravorty from the Department of Economics has had a paper accepted by the Development Studies Association (DSA). read more »

Michael Finus receives Best Paper Published award

Tue Oct 14 16:09:00 BST 2014

Professor Michael Finus has received the award for Best Paper Published in 2012-2013 by the Spanish-Portuguese Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERNA). read more »

Harness children’s competitive streak to drive healthy eating habits

Mon Oct 06 16:03:00 BST 2014

Introducing a competitive edge at school meal times could increase the number of children eating fruit and vegetables by up to a third, according to a new briefing published today (Monday 6 October) by our Institute for Policy Research (IPR). read more »

Welcome to new economics students starting in 2014

Fri Sep 19 18:12:00 BST 2014

We are pleased to welcome our new students commencing their studies for the 2014/15 academic year in the Department of Economics. read more »

Academic to join expert panel at Bristol Festival of Economics

Mon Sep 15 11:52:00 BST 2014

Dr Jonathan James is going to be speaking at this year's Bristol Festival of Economics event in November. read more »

New staff join Department of Economics

Mon Sep 15 10:22:00 BST 2014

The Department of Economics is delighted to welcome two new academic staff joining our team this year: Dr Robertas Zubrickas and Dr Alessandro Marchesiani. read more »

Academic to visit the World Bank

Wed Sep 03 14:23:00 BST 2014

Dr Ajit Mishra from the Department of Economics is to visit the World Bank as a Consultant under the Visiting Research Fellow Programme. read more »

Research by Michael Finus highly commended

Tue Jul 08 10:30:00 BST 2014

Professor Michael Finus has had his paper, co-written with Dirk Ruebbelke, highly commended by the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (EAERE). read more »

Why do British MPs submit false expense claims?

Wed Jun 25 12:05:00 BST 2014

Current research student Tarun Chakravorty from the Department of Economics is to speak at an event on Wednesday 2 July 2014 held by the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution. His talk is based on his research and is titled 'Corruption: Good or Bad?' read more »

University to host international environmental agreements conference

Wed Jun 04 11:54:00 BST 2014

Dr Christian Almer, Dr Philip Cooper and Professor Michael Finus have been awarded a grant to organise a conference focussed on international environmental agreements that is to be held in 2015. read more »

New report about climate change in Switzerland published

Thu May 29 14:07:00 BST 2014

A new report on the impacts of climate change in Switzerland has been published, which includes two chapters co-authored by Dr Christian Almer from the Department of Economics. read more »

New research project to examine climate change and conflict

Tue May 27 11:41:00 BST 2014

Dr Christian Almer, Professor Stefan Boes (University of Lucerne) and Dr Graham Brown have been awarded a grant for their research project titled ‘Climate (Change) and Conflict: Identifying the causal pathways’. read more »

Bath GLAMURS project team to host meeting with partners

Fri May 23 12:45:00 BST 2014

Members of the Department of Economics are to host a meeting with some of the partners working on the EU FP7 project Green lifestyles, Alternative Models and Upscaling Regional Sustainability (GLAMURS) on 17-18 July. read more »

Research student to present at Royal Economic Society conference

Wed Apr 02 11:27:00 BST 2014

Current PhD student N N Tarun Chakravorty from the Department of Economics is to present his paper relating to corruption in Bangladesh at the Royal Economic Society (RES) annual conference. read more »

Turning on nudge tactics to turn off our bad energy behaviour habits

Wed Mar 26 13:51:00 GMT 2014

Researchers from universities across the EU are working together on a major new project to help policy-makers meet ambitious green targets by encouraging people to adopt more sustainable lifestyles. read more »

Joint research collaboration on environmental and resource economic issues

Thu Mar 06 11:34:00 GMT 2014

A new joint research collaboration on environmental and resource economic issues started in January 2014. read more »

Peter Postl awarded grant on matching mechanisms

Wed Mar 05 11:16:00 GMT 2014

Dr Peter Postl from the Department of Economics has been awarded a research grant on The design of matching mechanisms that incorporate preference intensity. read more »

Michael Finus convenes workshop on international environmental agreements

Tue Mar 04 14:37:00 GMT 2014

Professor Michael Finus is convening a joint workshop with Prof Andreas Löschel (University of Heidelberg) to take place on 27-28 March 2014 at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim, Germany. read more »

Department to be part of green lifestyles and sustainability consortium

Tue Mar 04 10:46:00 GMT 2014

The Department of Economics is to be part of the large research consortium Green Lifestyles, Alternative Models and Upscaling Regional Sustainability (GLAMURS). read more »

Research to examine the economics of climate change adaptation

Mon Mar 03 10:26:00 GMT 2014

The Department of Economics is to lead a research consortium on the EU project, Economics of Climate Change Adaptation (ECONADAPT). read more »

Study proposes improvements to ‘peer review’ model

Thu Dec 05 15:39:00 GMT 2013

The effectiveness of ‘peer review’ — the system whereby scientists critique each other’s research to determine whether or not it should be published — is investigated in new findings published in Nature. read more »

Bath Economics Society host successful Industrial Placement Conference

Fri Mar 15 11:44:00 GMT 2013

The Bath Economics Society (Team BEST) has hosted another successful Industrial Placement Conference; an event that aids placement providers by creating a link between students considering a placement with organisations. read more »

Economics society work with local schools to teach finance to pupils

Thu Mar 14 15:56:00 GMT 2013

The Bath Economics Society (Team BEST) has recently been working with local schools on a project to teach pupils about key concepts in economics and finance. read more »

Bath Economics Society host Taysom evening and Ball

Tue Dec 04 17:00:00 GMT 2012

The Bath Economics Society (TeamBEST) hosted a spectacular event at the historic Pump Rooms & Roman Baths on Tuesday 4 December; the Taysom evening and TeamBEST Ball. read more »

Prestigious speakers attend Nomura International Economics Week 2012

Mon Nov 12 11:44:00 GMT 2012

Students from the Bath Economics SocieTy (BEST) hosted the annual Nomura International Economics Week 2012 on the 22-26 October. read more »

Students present benefits of industry placement

Mon Nov 05 12:21:00 GMT 2012

Students returning from their placement year in the Department of Economics have been presenting posters detailing their experiences to staff and students at a departmental event. read more »

Quantitative Easing only benefits the financial sector, finds research

Tue Oct 09 15:01:00 BST 2012

A review of evidence into Quantitative Easing (QE) has shown that the Government’s hope that it will pull the UK out of recession may be unfounded. read more »

Economics Network Launch

Tue May 22 14:40:00 BST 2012

Professor Roger Eatwell, Dean of Faculty, and Professor Christos Ioannidis, Head of Department, were delighted to welcome nearly 50 economics alumni to the launch of the Economics Network at the offices of UBS on 22 May. read more »

TeamBEST Schools Project

Mon Apr 02 14:52:00 BST 2012

The Bath Economics Society believes that it’s very important to provide opportunities for the wider community to learn about economics and finance. read more »

The Economics Summit

Wed Mar 14 12:08:00 GMT 2012

On Wednesday 14 March, students from across the University attended The Economics Summit, one of biggest events of the academic year. read more »

Parental education not always linked to child's earnings

Thu Jan 12 16:00:00 GMT 2012

Researchers from our University claim a parents’ background doesn’t necessarily affect the long-term financial success of their children. read more »

Taysom Evening & TeamBEST Ball

Thu Dec 15 15:17:00 GMT 2011

The Bath Economics Society (TeamBEST) are delighted to have held the Taysom evening and TeamBEST Ball; a spectacular event at the historic Pump Room & Roman Baths read more »

International Economics Week 2011

Wed Nov 23 09:33:00 GMT 2011

International Economics Week 2011 (14th-19th November), one of TeamBEST’s key academic events this year, was a great success. read more »

Economics graduate selected for World Bank elite Young Professionals Program

Fri Apr 01 10:12:00 BST 2011

Helen Edmundson, a former MSc Economics student, has been selected for the World Bank elite Young Professionals Program. read more »