Monthly Archives: July 2009

Former PhD Student Wins Prestigious Prize

Dr Penelope Pacheco-Lopez, a former PhD student and Post-Doctoral Fellow in Economics 2000-2005, who now works for UNIDO in Vienna, has won the Juan Noyola Prize (worth US$4,000) for the best article published in 2009 in the prestigious Mexican journal, Investigacion Economica, entitled ” Efectos de la Liberalizacion Comercial en el Crecimiento Economico y la Balanza de Pagos en America Latina” (“The Effect of Trade Liberalisation on Economic Growth and the Balance of Payments in Latin America”), Vol. 68, No.267.

GES Summer School

The School of Economics has run a successful inaugural summer school for members of the Government Economics Service. The summer school, running for three days in July, was well-received by the participants and looks to become a regular fixture in the future.

The summer school was opened with a welcome from the Vice-Chancellor and taught by a number of the School’s high-profile staff, including subjects such as tax and growth, monetary policy, behavioural economics, arms trade and control, environmental valuation and transport policy.

The participants came from a number of different government Schools including Health, HM Treasury, Work and Pensions, Transport, International Development, and Children, Schools and Young People.

To read more about the GES Summer School, click here.

Economics Day for Sixth Formers

On Friday 26th June the School of Economics held its first Sixth Form Day for Economists. The one day conference provided students from across Kent and beyond with an insight into the study of economics at university. Delegates from six schools were in attendance to listen to a range of speakers from the School of Economics. In addition, Paul Mortimer-Lee from BNP Paribas closed the conference with an invaluable insight into life as a city economist.

Feedback provided from the students who attended the conference stated that they found the day to be an enjoyable and worthwhile experience. They were impressed at the variety of contributors on the day, and especially enjoyed the insight into what life is really like when working as a city economist. The opportunity to talk to academics about current issues, to develop their subject knowledge and to meet other students who are also interested in studying economics at university made this day a success for all those who attended.