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Week 4

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Philip Leverhulme Prize success for researchers

Professor Stefano Caria has been awarded a 2022 Philip Leverhulme Prize by the Leverhulme TrustLink opens in a new window in recognition of his outstanding work and future promise. Thiemo Fetzer also won the award this year. Find out what Stefano said in response to being a winnerLink opens in a new window.

Economics student reaches final of prestigious global competition

Class of ’22 Economics graduate Yijun Tang was chosen as one of four finalists in an international competition organised by the prestigious International Atlantic Economic Society (IAESLink opens in a new window) to find and celebrate outstanding undergraduate research. Read the full articleLink opens in a new window.

John Burn Murdoch (Financial Times) - Charting Success: Insights into Data Journalism

Tuesday 8th November, 16:45-17:45 (refreshments served from 16:15 onwards), Panorama (2nd floor, Rootes Building)

CAGE, in collaboration with the Department of Economics, are delighted to welcome Financial Times Chief Data Reporter John Burn Murdoch to Warwick. John is known for his work charting and visualising the course and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic across the globe and much, much more. In this hour long talk and Q&A John will be sharing insights into his work as a pioneering, high profile data journalist for one of the UK’s most prestigious, far reaching, and influential daily publications.

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Are you interested in writing long-form opinion pieces? Online training available 17 November from The Conversation.

Registration is now open for an online training session with editors from The ConversationLink opens in a new window taking place on 17 November from 14:00 – 15:30.

It will cover the core elements of long-form feature writing, including how to pitch an idea, how to keep readers engaged, and what it takes to turn your research into a compelling long read that makes a bigger impact.

You will also have the opportunity to discuss your ideas and receive feedback from The Conversation’s Insights editors – the first step to being commissioned.

For further details and to register: opens in a new window

Please note: This session is for academics and PhD candidates who have either already written for The Conversation or who have already done The Conversation’s general training session, and who have a clear idea for a long read based on their current research. If you would like some general advice on how to get started pitching to The Conversation, please contact Sheila Kiggins ( opens in a new window, room S2.131)

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. 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

It is with great pleasure to announce that Simon Hong has passed his viva, so, subject to Senate approval, has passed his PhD. Simon has started a post-doc in Paris School of Economics this Autumn. Supervisors: Giovanni Ricco and Ivan Petrella (WBS).

Arun Advani is working with Claire CrawfordLink opens in a new window on the LEO project, which launched on the 17th of October. Partnering with the Department for Education to link data on education, earnings, and employers.

On the 19th of October, Arun Advani gave a presentation in parliament to the APPG on responsible tax. Arun also gave a presentation in parliament to a group of backbench MP's interested in wealth taxes.

During Prime Minister's Questions, on the 26th October, Sir Keir Starmer referred to Arun Advani's research in reference to the UK's non-dom status costing the treasury £3.2 billion every year.

Working Papers

Giovanni Ricco's working paper (with Lucrezia Reichlin and Matthieu Tarbé) Monetary-Fiscal Crosswinds in the European Monetary UnionLink opens in a new window has been released.

Mirco Draca's working paper (with Colin Green and Swarnodeep Homroy) Financing UK democracy: A Stocktake of 20 years of Political DonationsLink opens in a new window has been released.

Andrew Owald's working paper (with Osea Giuntella, Sally McManus, Redzo Mujcic, Nattavudh Powdthavee and Ahmed Tohamy) The Midlife CrisisLink opens in a new window has been released.

Eman Abdulla's working paper (with King Yoong Lim Diego Morris and Faten Saliba) Climate Change, Gender Equality, and Firm-Level Innovation : Cross-Country EvidenceLink opens in a new window has been released.

Media Coverage

"I feel less alone: The pandemic's varied effects on wellbeing"Link opens in a new window - Andrew Oswald quoted and research mentioned - BBC News - 25 October 2022.

Economic Update: Beth Winter MP (Cynon Valley, Labour)Link opens in a new window - The Wealth Tax Commission (co-led by Arun Advani) mentioned - 17 October 2022.

Economic Responsibility and a Plan for Growth: Rachel Reeves MP (Shadow Chancellor of the ExchequerLink opens in a new window - Arun Advani research mentioned - 19 October 2022.

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