November News RoundUp

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November saw us release new research, launch an exciting exchange programme and look forward to welcoming back our alumni. Oh, and Kennedy got a Christmas makeover! Read all about what has been going on here in the School of Economics in November…

We launched an exciting exchange programme…

  • Our South East Asia MSc programme with BRAC University held its inaugural ceremony. More information.

A warm welcome back to our Alumni

  • We’re looking forward to hearing from a panel of Kent alumni, all currently working in the Civil Service, sharing their experiences and advice with students looking to pursue a career within a government department or agency. Join here.

We were on the BBC!

  • In an interview on BBC Radio Kent, Dr Alfred Duncan explained how inflation is calculated, what has caused this recent rise and what the impact on our bank balances will be. Listen here.

New research…

  • Professor Irma Clots-Figueras’ research has found that sex-selective abortion is lower in Indian districts with a Muslim state legislator, consistent with a higher reported aversion to abortion among Muslims compared to Hindus. Read more.
  • Professor Rob Fraser is part of a multi-disciplinary research group at the Nuffield Council on Bioethics that have carried out an inquiry as to whether Genome editing is the answer to the number of challenges faced by the food and farming system. Learn more.
  • Dr Sylvain Barde ⁦‪and Dr Alexander Klein ⁦‪collaborated on a CEPR discussion paper. The paper constructs general road transport costs in the United States between 1955 and 2010, combining stock measures of the transportation network with fuel consumption, driving speed, fuel prices, and labour costs.on new historical data on transportation costs in the U.S. Read the full paper.

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