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New Research by Warwick Economists : Summer Term 2011

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New Research by Warwick Economists : Summer Term 2011

In the third issue of this year’s Economics Research Institute Bulleting (Summer term 2011) Wiji Arulampalam, Robin Naylor and Jeremy Smith explain why the UK’s university admissions system is unfair and inefficient. Their research demonstrates that the current reliance on forecasted rather than actual exam results reduces the admission chances of the poor, minorities and state school students. Sharun Mukand and Ethan Kaplan examine the effect terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 had on America’s politics. Their research shows why the politics of one’s youth may influence voting behaviour for a lifetime. Fabian Waldinger and Matthias Parey explore the effects of international exchange programs on the labour market. Their research finds that such programs are excellent recruiting tools for attracting high-skilled workers from foreign countries. Ben Lockwood and Francesco Porcelli conduct research that shows why a praised programme created to improve local government efficiency in England was, on closer inspection, a failure. And, director Abhinay Muthoo discusses the definition of a truly developed society. Karen Brandon edits the Bulletin. Romesh Vaitilingam serves as editorial consultant. The Bulletin is available free of charge from http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/eri/


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