Major Expansion for Economics

The School of Economics is looking forward to a major expansion with the addition of six new members of staff. The six represent a significant investment in Economics by the University, reflecting rapid growth in student numbers and good National Student Survey results.

The new staff, Professor Robert Fraser, Dr Iain Fraser, Dr Sophia Davidova, Dr Alastair Bailey, Dr Salvatore di Falco and Dr Johannes Sauer were previously staff of Imperial College at Wye. They have an outstanding reputation in agricultural economics, environmental and resource economics and applications to both European agricultural policy and third world development. The Centre for European Agri-Environmental Studies will also transfer to the School.

The arrival of the new staff will enable the School to expand its contribution to postgraduate education in the areas of agri-environmental and development economics both in Canterbury and at the University of Kent’s Brussels campus.

New programmes are being planned that will add to the School’s existing highly successful suite of MSc and PhD programmes, which have recruited at high levels in recent years.