March marked the one-year anniversary since the first lockdown and while we’re still not back together in person yet, it’s been a rich time for research, study, collaboration and networking. Here is a summary of what has been happening in the School of Economics…
We collaborated online…
- The Economics Society hosted its third Annual Summit – the biggest and most impactful yet, which saw a collaboration for the first time with economics departments in universities across the UK. Find out more.
- What can ‘economics’ and ‘epidemiology’ learn from each other? Professor Miltos Makris co-organised an online workshop to discuss this complex relationship. Learn more.
Our Stage 3 have been nominating charities close to their hearts…
- Stage 3 students have been nominating a charity of their choice to receive a donation from the School of Economics. Take a look at the nominations so far.
Our postgraduates were winners in more ways than one!
- Yannis Galanakis won the Summer Vacation Research Competition. His project examines the economic impact of the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme but how effective was Eat Out to Help Out?
- The first paper of PhD candidate, Guillermo Cabanillas-Jiménez’s thesis researched the effect of the Spanish Christmas Lottery. Find out about life after winning.
We reflected on the past year…
- Kent economists have been measuring new businesses registered in the UK every month. Now one year on from the first lockdown, this commemorative film charts their results over the three lockdowns. Watch here.
We celebrated women!
- Held just before International Women’s Day, Professor Irma Clots-Figueras took part in a panel discussion around Covid-19 and its impact on women. Read more about the discussion.
- Economics student Mercy Adeniji made the final of the Business Start-Up Journey. Read about her personal journey!
The Budget 2021 was announced…
- HM Treasury announced more funding for Apprenticeships in the Budget. Our Professional Economist Degree Apprenticeship Programme can help your firm get ahead and make a difference. Find out more.
Our academics continued to publish groundbreaking research…
- Professor Roger Vickerman’s research predicted an end to deregulated competitive public transport in the UK as a consequence of Covid-19 social distancing measures. Learn more.
- Professor Miguel Leon-Ledesma’s latest paper entitled ‘Production, Bankruptcy, and Financial Policies under Collateral Constraints’ was accepted in a special issue of Mathematical Social Sciences. Read more.
- Research by Dr’s Wahhaj, Crentsil and Gschwandtner shed new light on a long-standing obstacle to improving agricultural productivity in developing countries. Read more.