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Week 8

Department News

Academic Development Programme Workshops

LDC have put together a number of academic workshops designed to encourage staff and postgraduate student development. For information regarding the December programme, please click here.

EU Settlement Scheme Pilot Project

The pilot scheme opened on 15 November 2018 and runs until 21 December 2018. Please note that participating in this pilot is entirely voluntary. Further information about the EU Settlement scheme and the pilot scheme is available on the HR webpages which can be accessed by clicking here.
Please note, in order to take part in the pilot, you should download an app that is only accessible if you have an Android mobile phone.

If you have any queries regarding the scheme, please email HR dot EUSettlement at warwick dot ac dot uk

Warwick Internship Scheme for Economists (WISE) - update

The WISE scheme has got off to a good start with 7 projects accepted (6 research and 1 admin) which so far attracted 35 applications from students (18 from MSc and 17 from UG). The first interviews took place this week and we have appointed the first two interns for the CAGE project led by Arun Advani. The project will start this term and will engage the students in conducting qualitative analysis of the back catalogue of the CAGE working papers and other communications related tasks. You can find out further details of projects open to the students.

PG & Christmas Party Invite 2018

Christmas is coming and you are warmly invited to attend our PG & Staff Christmas Party on Thursday 29 November from 19:00 in Panorama Room, Rootes Building. Perhaps the most anticipated event of the year by staff and PG students, this will be a fantastic opportunity to socialise, dance and have an overall great time with our Postgraduates.

Please feel free to invite your partners and family. Christmas themed dinner will be available throughout the event. Please confirm your attendance by return of e-mail to economics dot events at warwick dot ac dot uk, mentioning any dietary requirements you may have.

Running Club at Economics

Interesting in stretching your legs once or twice a week? Members of the Department have been regularly running every Monday and Thursday at 12:30pm completing a 5k run around the campus. If you would like join them, email Neil Gatty ( They welcome all runners of all abilities.

Publications, Presentations, Working Papers & Talks

Arun Advani presented "The Dynamic Effects of Tax Audits" at the National Tax Conference in New Orleans on 16 November.

Chris Anderson gave a keynote address at the “Sports, Data, and Journalism” on Football Doesn’t Play Moneyball” conference on 25 October. Here’s a summary of the event held at and organised by the University of Zurich’s business school.

Chris also gave a presentation at the business school of the Universidade do Minho in Braga in Portugal titled “Elections, Inside Out” on November 15.

Jonathan Cave has the following updates:

  • attended a roundtable with Sir Bernard Silverman at Cambridge to plan future joint work relating to privacy metrics on 14 November
  • will be speaking to the Data Ethics Group at the Turing Institute on algorithmic content moderation on 3 December
  • will be attending a board meeting of cyber-civilisation centre at Keio University in Tokyo; public lecture on 'Moving the boundaries of humanity – regulation by and of algorithms' from 6-8 December

Christian Soegaard presented his research paper "The Trade Effects of the Brexit Announcement Shock" at INRA in Rennes, France on 20 November.

Media Coverage

[Podcast] - Mark Harrison interviewed by Tim Phillips about his VoxEU eBook 'The Economics of the Great War' - VoexEU, 9 November 2018

[Podcast] - Mark Harrison interviewed by Cris Alvarez about his Palgrave book The Soviet Economy and the Approach of War, 1937-1939 (volume 7 of The Industrialisation of Soviet Russia, with R. W. Davies, Oleg Khlevniuk, and Stephen Wheatcroft) for a “Military History Inside Out” - Warscholar, 12 November 2018

"How Theresa May overlooked a crucial lesson from WWI in dealing with Brexit" - Reference to VoxEU eBook 'The Economics of the Great War' by editor - The Independent, 11 November 2018

"The case for the compensated free trade" - Robert Skidelsky opinion piece - The Jordan Times, 20 November 2018

"The economic consequences of the Great War" - Mark Harrison's new VoxEU ebook mentioned - Financial Times, 9 November 2018

Department Diary

  • PG & Staff Christmas Event | 29 November | 7pm onwards | Panorama, Rootes Building
  • Winter Graduation Reception | 17 January | 5.15-7.30pm | Panorama, Rootes Building
  • 360 Guest Lecture - Martin Reeves (Chief Executive of Coventry City Council) | 21 January | 5-6pm | OC0.03, Oculus
  • Political Economy Conference 2019 | 23-24 March | All day | Palazzo Pesaro Papafava, Venice
  • Tea @3 (every Wednesday) | 3.00-3.30pm | Staff Common Room | Social Sciences Building

Staff Spotlight

Silvia Granato is in the spotlight for this week's new starter interview - find out more about her.

Other News

Warwick's economic impact in the West Midlands

The University’s overall economic impact in the West Midlands in 2016-17 was £1 billion according to a new independent report. You can read more about the regional impact on the insite homepage.

Photograph competition: International Development

An opportunity to enter your photographs on the theme of ‘Hope, Democracy and Development’ by 20 December to be in with a chance of seeing your images in a Coventry exhibition and of winning a cash prize.