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Week 8

Department News


Winter Graduation 2018 - Save the date!

The date has now been set for the 2018 Winter Graduation ceremony. This will take place on Friday 19 January at 3pm. This ceremony will be followed by a reception at 5.15pm in Panorama Room, Rootes Building, for all these students, their families and friends to toast and celebrate their achievements. All staff are invited to join in with the festivities so please do save the date and come along if you can.

Appointment - Turing Fellow appointment

Congratulations to Jonathan Cave, who has been been appointed a Turing Fellow (at the Alan Turing Institute for data science).

Tenpin Bowling Night - Post Event Feedback

A big thank you to all staff that attended the Tenpin Bowling night on Tuesday 21 November. The event was a great success and full of competitive spirit from both staff and students. We had approximately 100-115 students attend and 15 staf members. We received positive feedback from students who had a fun and entertaining night which was very much supported by staff participation. Photos from the night can be found here on our online gallery.

360 Guest Lecture Series - Mike Walker - 23 November 2017

On 23 November, Chief Economist Dr Mike Walker from the The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) delivered his lecture on 'Why is Competition Policy Becoming so Difficult' as part of the 360 Guest Lecture Series. The lecture was followed by dinner with the guest speaker and a small group of staff and students.

Upcoming Guest Lecture: David Goodhart - 8th January 2018.

Students' Question Time 2018 - Student 1 minute videos

The Department's annual Students' QT 2018 will be held on 22 January 2018 and as part of the process for selecting the panellists, we are requesting students to submit a 1 minute video of themselves discussing the topic "current affairs". Could we ask all academic teaching staff to encourage their students to participate by going to the Students' QT 2018 webpage and uploading their videos.

Children in Need

In aid of Children in Need, this year the Undergraduate Office organised a raffle and cake sale. As always staff donated some wonderful prizes and delicious cakes! Gill and Sharon also organised a ‘Who’s Who’ Photo Board, with staff providing photos of themselves in their younger days. Staff had a lot of fun guessing the identity of the cute little faces on display! In total, approximately £450.00 was raised for Children in Need. Many thanks to all who participated and helped to make this event a great success.

Iraq/Ian Earthquake Appeal from PGR Student Zeinab

A very powerful earthquake of 7.3 magnitude struck Iran's mountainous border with Iraq, killing more than 500 people and injuring more than 7,000. Zeinab, our PGR student has reached out to collect funds to help people affected in Iran. She has been in talk with the British Red Cross and the Iranian Red Crescent on how to conduct a fundraising and collect financial helps for the people in the affected area.

If you would like to donate, please email Zeinab Aboutalebi (our PGR student) at Z dot Aboutalebi at warwick dot ac dot uk.

Publications & Presentations


Mark Harrison spoke about “The end of the Soviet economy” in a panel discussion convened jointly by the History, Politics, and Marxist Societies, as part of Warwick’s Russian Revolution Week on Tuesday, 16 November.

Kirill Pogorelskiy's paper “Communication Among Voters Benefits the Majority Party” (joint w/Thomas R. Palfrey) was accepted for publication by The Economic Journal.

Kirill Pogorelskiy also presented a paper at the Lancaster Game Theory Conference in Lancaster last weekend.

Jonathan Cave was part of the speakers for the Annual Symposium of Databox, an EPSRC Project on Privacy-Aware Personal Data Platforms.

Jonathan Cave is attending the 4th annual Internet Science Conference (co-chair), and speaking on “Data as the new currency” (22-24 November)

The following week (28-30 November), he will be speaking at the plenary meeting of the PICASSO project (a joint EU-US initiative on research collaboration); He will co-lead the policy group and will be speaking on standards and on spectrum policy.

Dennis Novy's paper "‘The Brexit Vote, Inflation and UK Living Standards - Series Paper No.11" (joint w/ Holger Breinlich, Elsa Leromain and Thomas Sampson) was published by Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.


Media Coverage


"Cost of Brexit for workers is a week's pay, says report" - Dennis Novy: The Times, - 20th November 2017

"Andrew Oswald on the secret of happy employees" - Andrew Oswald: Finanzen Nachricten (in German) - 16th Nov 2017

"Brexit already costs UK households €450 a year" - Dennis Novy: NewEurope - 21 November 2017

"CCTV interview on Brexit research" - Dennis Novy: China CCTV - November 2017

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Department Diary


  • Economics’ Postgraduate Students’ Christmas Party | 30 November | 7.00pm | Panorama Room, Rootes Building (contact PG offices to book your place)
  • 360 Guest Lecture - David Goodhart | 8 January | 5.30-6.30pm | Oculus OC0.03
  • 2018 Winter Graduation Ceremony and Reception | 19 January | 3.00 pm |Campus / Panorama Room, Rootes Building
  • Students' Question Time 2018 | 22 January | 6.30 - 7.45 pm | MS.02 Zeeman Building
  • CRETA Seminar - Speaker: Dezso Szalay | 22 January | 4.00 - 5.30 pm | S2.79
  • Macro and International Economics Workshop | 22 January | 1.00 - 2.00 pm | S2.77 Cowling Room
  • Tea @3 (every Wednesday) | 3.00-3.30pm | Staff Common Room | Social Sciences Building


Staff Interview


Claudia Rei is in the spotlight for this week's staff interview - find out more about her.





Other News


Pulse Staff Survey - coming soon

All salaried staff will be invited to complete this year’s shorter Pulse survey from early December. This provides an opportunity to voice your views on how we can make Warwick a better place to work.

Spark crowdfunding community

Students can now access advice and get match funding up to £250 from Warwick Alumni and Friends thanks to Warwick’s new Spark crowdfunding community - a new initiative that allows students to fundraise for their projects and get guidance on how to best to use the platform and learn how to effectively market their projects.