Monthly Archives: April 2016

Keynes College

Spring term 2016 newsletter

The Kent School of Economics Spring term newsletter is now available on our website. We produce a newsletter at the end of the Autumn and Spring terms to highlight some of the events and research that have taken place in the School.

If you would like to contribute an article to a future newsletter, please contact Tracey Girling.

Dr Zaki Wahhaj

What is driving the increase in child marriage in Bangladesh?

Child marriage is a global problem affecting 15 million girls every year. The practice severely limits their life choices, and there is a growing consensus within the international community that it has far-reaching consequences for the girls, their families and their communities.  In 2014 the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution asking all member states to pass and enforce laws banning child marriages.  Some members have responded promptly to the call by adopting new laws to bring an end to child marriage.

This is the opening paragraph of an article published by the School’s Dr Zaki Wahhaj and his co-author, Dr Niaz Asadullah in Open Democracy.  You can read the article in its entirety here.

Workshop: Economic and Psychological Perspectives on Social Issues using an Experimental Approach – programme published

A workshop for Eastern ARC researchers

Wednesday 20 – Thursday 21 April 2016

The Eastern ARC Quantitative Social Sciences section at the University of Kent would like to invite academic staff and postgraduate research students to participate in this workshop to be held at the University of Kent on 20-21 April 2016.

The purpose of the workshop is to highlight the synergy of research in economics and psychology with the aim to foster collaboration among students and faculty.

The full workshop programme can be found on our website:

Registration is open. Please submit your details using the online registration form.