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Week 19

Department News

CIREQ Montreal Colloquium on Econometrics in Honour of Eric Renault

CIREQ is a research centre in economics and quantitative analysis which is committed to promoting research in different areas of economics and to bridging theoretical and applied research in order to achieve a deeper understanding of the economy.

In honour of Professor Eric Renault, CIREQ will organise a conference from Friday 27-28 May 2022 (the event page can be viewed in EN or FR). Further details of the event are to announced at a later date.

Economics PhD Conference - Update

The two-day conference organised by Warwick Economics PhD students will bring together international PhD research from across the globe. The calls for papers closed on 8 Feb 2022 with the organisers receiving 253 applications. The applications are now being evaluated by a scientific committee that consists of PhD students and Faculty of the Economics Department. The conference programme, including two keynote speeches by Herakles Polemarchakis and Andrew Oswald, will be available in a few weeks.

The 10th annual Warwick Economics PhD Conference will be held in person at the premises of the University, and it will be live-streamed to enable remote participation.

International Women's Day: Coffee with Economists

In celebration of International Women's Day we're delighted to invite 16-18 year olds to attend our free virtual event "Coffee with Economists"" on Tuesday 8 March via Microsoft Teams.

Please register a place or circulate the event to anyone who you may think is interested in attending. We hope to see many of you there.

Warwick Awards for Personal Tutoring Excellence

There is still time to nominate inspiring and supportive personal tutors for an excellence award as part of the yearly nominations process. Amira Elasra, was one of last year's winners and was recently interviewed about how to get the most out of personal tutor appointments. Read her 5 questions with... an award winning personal tutor interview.

360 Lecture with Katy Chakrabortty

The Department of Economics is delighted to welcome Katy Chakrabortty on Monday 14 February as our next 360 Guest Lecture speaker for the 2021/22 academic year. Katy will deliver her talk "Campaigning to end poverty. What's inequality got to do with it?".

Registration will close noon on the day. This event is for staff and students only. We hope to see many of you there.

Walk with colleagues

Join us for a short 20 minute walk - Monday to Friday at 12.00pm. If you are in the Department and fancy a breath of fresh air during an early lunch break, come for a walk and a chat along the way. Be at Colin’s office (S2.130) by 12.00pm.

Departmental HR Update

Health and Wellbeing

Good health and wellbeing is paramount for staff at all times, but more especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. The University offers a range of remote sessions dedicated to improving our wellbeing. We encourage as many of you as possible to explore any one of these opportunities.

Report and Support

Since its introduction, the University Report and Support scheme has been utilised by staff and students to report incidences of bullying/harassment, sexual misconduct, hate crime and discrimination. The University has analysed have produced the first Annual Report which shows that there has been significant use of the system by students and a smaller number of staff since the introduction of the scheme.

Conference Support Award

The University has reinstated the Conference Support Award Scheme. The Conference/Training Support Award scheme provides up to £200 to help cover the additional caring costs that individuals incur in order to attend a conference/training session or similar event. Details of the scheme and application form are available here. Applications should be forwarded to Sarah Duggan – Head of Administration, Business and Research in the first instance.

Should you have any queries regarding the scheme, please contact the departmental HR Officer.

Publications, Presentations & Workshops

Andrew Oswald is being filmed in a TV documentary this week about the links between mental wellbeing, air pollution, and the environment.

Working Papers

Dan Bernhardt's working paper (with Yashar H. Barardehi, Zhi Da & Mitch Warachka) 'Institutional Liquidity Demand and the Internalization of Retail Order Flow : The Tail Does Not Wag the Dog' has been released as part of the Warwick Economics Research working paper series.

Thiemo Fetzer's working paper (with Christopher Rauh) 'Pandemic Pressures and Public Health Care : Evidence from England' has been released as part of the Warwick Economics Research working paper series.

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