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Week 34

Department News


Warwick Applied Workshop 2019

This year's annual Warwick Applied Workshop will be held on Thursday 13th to Friday 14th June at the Radcliffe Conference Centre at the University of Warwick. There are 10 invited speakers working on various topics ranging from Labour, Development, Public Economics and Industrial Organisation. The workshop provides early-career researchers working on applied aspects of economics with the opportunity to discuss their work in an informal environment with other researchers in their field, including top academics from the department.

You can learn more about the speakers and the programme schedule.

Registration is required - you can book your place by clicking the link above. Please note that places are limited on this workshop.

Warwick Economic Theory Workshop

The annual Economic Theory Workshop has been hosted by the Department of Economics at The University of Warwick for the last 9 years and is recognised as one of the top workshops in the world. This year the event will be held from Friday 7 - 8 June 2019 in Scarman House. The event provides a platform for Economic theorists to engage and discuss the latest ideas in economic theory and to foster collaborative research projects.

To book your place, complete the registration form. Places are limited so early book is recommended.

Departmental Recognition Scheme

The following colleagues have been nominated through the Departmental Recognition Scheme this month: Kiril Pogorelskiy – Organisation of a hugely successful RES conference. Bozena Beauclair – Providing excellent support to the RES conference. The Undergraduate Office – Displaying collegiate behaviour and unfailing team. Robin Flint – Showing a willingness to support the UG office during a busy period and taking on additional duties on behalf of the UG office. Andrew Burlinson – Continually goes above and beyond the normal realms of his Year 1 Tutor role. Please use the scheme to nominate colleagues that you may witnesses making an outstanding contribution to the Department.

Open Days - Call for academic staff participation

The University will be hosting its Open Days in June and October of this year. These Open Days allow prospective students to find out more about studying economics at Warwick from our academic staff and current students, as well as being a valuable conversion opportunity. Past feedback received for these events has been positive.

For both June and October's Open Days, we are in need of academic staff to participate and attend these events, so please can you email Charlotte White Charlotte dot White at warwick dot ac dot uk and save the below dates in your diary.

  • Friday 21 June 2019
  • Saturday 22 June 2019
  • Saturday 5 October 2019
  • Saturday 19 October 2019
CAGE Conference

The "Policy and the UK’s Competitive Advantage: Evidence from 10 Years of Research", conference will discuss the impact on policy, and more broadly, of the research that CAGE researchers have been conducting since the centre began in January 2010.

The ESRC-funded centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE), based at the Department for Economics at the University of Warwick, completes 10 years of funding at the end of 2019. To mark this occasion, CAGE is hosting a policy impact day on Thursday 27 June at the University of Warwick.

Academics and MRes/PhD students from the Department are welcome to register for this event by visiting the CAGE Conference webpage.

University Awards 2019 – Economic staff nominations

Results are now in for the University Staff Award Nominations. Departmental colleagues have been nominated for a staff award in the following categories:

Inspirational Leadership : Jeremy Smith

Outstanding Contribution : Jeremy Smith

Service Excellence : Sarah Duggan, Lisa Hayes

Unsung Hero: Ann Simper, Tina MacSkimming and Colin Ellis

Outstanding Team: Kyleigh Griffin and Harbeena Lalli (RIS), Fiona Brown (Economics) RIS and Economics

Winners will be announced at a celebration on 24 June 2019.

Well done to you all!

Senior Performance and Renumeration Review (SPRR) 2019

These scheme is now open to all Professorial staff. The scheme operates by self nomination. All completed nominations should be sent to Professor Jeremy Smith (cc’d to Lisa Hayes) by Friday 21 June 2019.

The Bracken Bower Prize 2019 - call for submissions

The Financial Times and McKinsey & Company, the management consultancy, have issued a new call to arms for young business book authors, with the launch of the 2019 Bracken Bower Prize

Up to three finalists will be invited to New York on December 3, where the prize will be awarded at a dinner that will also honour the winner of the FT and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award. For further details and to register your interest in entering this year’s prize, visit live.ft.com/brackenbower

Warwick Debate Challenge

Staff volunteers are needed as judges at the Warwick Debate Challenge on Saturday 15 June. This is a learning opportunity to see how debating might be incorporating into the classroom. Training workshops on judging will be available. See the WDC webpage for details.

Publications, Presentations, Workshops, Working Papers & Talks


Roger Farmer was honoured by the International Journal of Economic Theory who produced a Festschrift in honour of his career (Vol 15 No.1. Special Issue: Market Frictions in Macroeconomic Dynamics). The following articles are available online: Introduction by Jess Benhabib, Kazuo Nishimura and Makoto Yano; Celebrating Roger Farmer by Costas Azariadis and Personal Comments from some of Roger Farmer's Friends published on 5 March 2019.

Dennis Novy's gave a seminar at the University of Cergy-Pontoise on May 9, 2019. He presented work on "Vehicle Currency Pricing and Exchange Rate Pass-Through" (with Natalie Chen and Wanyu Chung).

Mark Harrison's paper "Contracting for Counterintelligence: the KGB and Soviet Informers of the 1960s and 1970s" (CAGE Working Paper no. 408) was featured in a new Vox Talk with Tim Phillips on “Managing the Secret State"

Media Coverage


"Three Day Weekends Make You More Productive: Psychologists Revealed" - Andrew Oswald's research mentioned -PhoneWorld, 3 May 2019

"When it comes to true prosperity, sometimes nanny state knows best" - Andrew Oswald's research mentioned -The Times, 17 May 2019 {subscription needed}

"El "brexit" castiga a los grandes partidos britanicos y alza a los eurofobos" - Dennis Novy quoted - El Confidencial, 19 May 2019

"El "brexit" castiga a los grandes partidos britanicos y alza a los eurofobos" - Dennis Novy quoted - Eldiario, 19 May 2019

"Global Britain' is an illusion because distance has not died" - Dennis Novy's research mentioned - Financial Times, 16 May 2019 {subscription needed}

"How is Brexit affecting FDI into Britain?" - by Dennis Novy and others - The Economist, 09 May 2019

Department Diary


Staff Spotlight


Claire Johnson is in the spotlight for this week's new staff starter - find out more about her role, interests and more.