Archive for the ‘Economics’ Category

Softly-softly could make Big Tobacco turn over new leaf

J. Robert Branston, Department of Economics, has written an article for The Conversation

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Launch of new MRes Economics course

Our new Masters of Research (MRes) Economics course is ideal for anyone who wishes to progress to PhD as well as those requiring research skills to be a professional economist.

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

New study highlight negative legacy of colonial education.

Lack of engineers delays water projects in developing countries

Professor John Hudson, Department of Economics, comments on the gap between commitments and disbursements in respect of donations for water aid in The Guardian.

International finance could enforce a Paris climate deal

Michael Finus, Chair in Environmental Economics, writes for The Conversation

Listen: Michael Finus discusses Paris Climate Summit

Chair of Environmental Economics, Professor Michael Finus (Economics), talks to BBC Radio Somerset about the Paris Climate Summit and why it's important for people living in the region.

Students learn about future leaders at One Young World Summit

Two undergraduate students from Humanities & Social Sciences, Naomi Clarke and Ludi Wanghave, have recently returned from a leadership event in Bangkok that attracted some of the world’s most powerful individuals.

Subprime 2: the return of the killer mortgage

As article by Bruce Morley has been published on The Conversation.

Expand (and ignite) your mind over a pint in the pub

Our PhD student will be propping up the bar at the Ring O'Bells next Monday discussing their research with punters!

EU project nudging people towards a greener future

EU colleagues will convene at the University this week to consider how behaviour change tactics can be used to promote greener living.

How to save Corbynomics from itself

The Conversation article by Professor Graham Room (Social & Policy Sciences) and Professor Chris Martin (Economics)

Bilingual children 'lag behind in English', research shows

Research into bilingual children carried out by Joanna Clifton-Sprigg (Economics) has been featured in The Telegraph.

Experts analyse challenges facing climate change

The Second Environment and Sustainability Forum brought together 10 keynote speakers and over 40 other participants who contributed papers.

Our economists give their reaction to the Budget

Commentary on the measures announced in Wednesday's Budget 2015 delivered by the Chancellor.

Revealed: why GM food is so hard to sell to a wary public

Professor John Hudson from our Department of Economics discusses the GM debate in an article for The Conversation

Publish & flourish: PhD students turn journal editors

Students at the South West Doctoral Training Centre (SWDTC) have launched a new journal designed to give students a place to publish their work and to provide them with experience of working in academic publishing.

Listen: Bruce Morley on Greek economics

Dr Bruce Morley, from our Department of Economics, talks to BBC Radio Wiltshire about the economics of the Greek debt problem.

Bruce Morley on how the UK has entered a period of deflation

Dr Bruce Morley from the Department of Economics talks to BBC Wiltshire about how the UK has moved into a period of deflation and what has caused it.

Next government will need to heed housing effect on economy

Dr Bruce Morley (Economics) writes about the important connection between housing and economic stability.