Archive for the ‘Economics’ Category

Gut instinct trumps evidence at the polls

A new economics study has looked at how people use different types of information when it comes to making voting decisions.

How ‘gut instinct’ trumps ‘evidence’ when voters go to the polls

A new economics study has looked at how people use different types of information when it comes to making voting decisions.

'Gut instinct’ trumps ‘evidence’ when voting

A new economics study has looked at how people use different types of information when it comes to making voting decisions.

Graduate chosen for globally recognised Schwarzman Scholars

A graduate from the University of Bath has been selected for the third class of the prestigious Schwarzman Scholars Master’s degree programme at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

HSS students at Colombia's One Young World Summit 2017

International Development with Economics undergraduate student Sophie Moody will be representing the University at the annual summit in Bogota, Colombia.

Kerbside recycling: does it deliver?

Many households view dry recycling at the kerbside or at the recycling centre as substitutes for each other

New book - 50 Years of Economics at Bath: a personal view

Colin Lawson, Honorary Reader & long-term member of staff in the Department of Economics, gives a personal account of how Bath has grown to become ranked in the top 10 in the UK for Economics.

Use food subsidies as carrot to encourage healthier eating habits for obese

A new economics study suggests subsidising healthy foods by up to 10% would encourage a shift in eating habits and save the NHS money in the long-run.

Prof Daron Acemoglu (MIT) receives Honorary Degree

Professor Acemoglu is is a world-leading economist, known for his work on the importance of institutions for economic development.

Long research titles receive fewer citations

An article in the THE cites Professor John Hudson's analysis of 155,000 journal articles submitted to REF 2014 showing that a pithy title for a research paper could significantly improve its impact.

Hon degree for former World Bank economist

Professor Kaushik Basu is the latest emiment academic figure to be honoured as part of our 50th celebrations

Prosperity for all - How to prevent financial crises: 22 Nov

On 22 November, the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) welcomes world-leading macro-economist Professor Roger Farmer to discuss the thorny problem of preventing financial crises and ensuring prosperity for all.

Hon degree & lecture by Prof Kaushik Basu

Wed 9 Nov: Award of honorary degree followed by ‘Shared prosperity & the need for a visible hand’ lecture

Economics student impresses during McLaren F1 test

Will Palmer successfully completed his run in a McLaren Formula 1 car at Silverstone last week as part of his prize for winning last year's McLaren Autosport BRDC Award (MABA), and declared it something that he will remember "for the rest of [his] life."

Hon grad urges new approach to climate deals

Professor Scott Barrett says the Paris Agreement may not be ambitious enough

Don't be bewitched by Paris climate change deal, University audience told

Speaking at the University, Professor Scott Barrett, one of the world’s leading experts on international agreements to tackle climate change, has cautioned against the chances of success for the Paris deal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which comes into force in early November.

How to...combat climate change: Thu 13 Oct

Join Bath researchers for a fascinating evening of discussions & debate about a subject which affects us all

Students get ready to attend One Young World Conference 2016

Emma Powell, a third-year BA (Hons) Education with Psychology student, and Mohammad Lone, a second-year BSc (Hons) Economics student, will travel to Canada at the end of September to meet with other young leaders from across the world to discuss issues of global importance.

Bath-Bristol applied economics workshop: Fri 30 Sep

The aim of the workshop is to bring together applied labour and micro-economics researchers in Bath and Bristol, who present their latest research, open up a discussion, as well as identify potential for future joint collaborations.

National festival showcases latest trends in research

The University is hosting social scientists from around the UK for the ESRC's Research Methods Festival taking place in the Chancellors' Building this week.