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Crowd-sourced technologies reveal the tensions between information providers and consumers

High-skilled immigration benefits scientific progress, new research shows

Air pollution affects students’ performance on high-stakes tests and long-term educational and career prospects, new research shows

At the British High Commission in Singapore last week, Professor Andrew Oswald delivered a Distinguished Visitor Lecture to Warwick alumni on 'Happiness arou...

Domestic spying and surveillance are rarely out of today’s headlines. Prof. Mark Harrison will discuss how real-life totalitarian secret police go abou...

The Department welcomes the nomination of Dr. Janet Yellen as Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve. Janet will be the first woman to hold t...

In the LSE British Politics & Policy blog, Warwick's Eugenio Proto, Michela Redoano and Federica Liberini advise the Prime Minister to keep the British p...

In a broadcast for the BBC World Service Forum, Rocco Macchiavello considers whether we're too obsessed with metrics and whether we're measuring the right va...

In his latest blog, Mark Harrison reflects on Milliband, Marx and the masses.

As the British Bankers' Association releases figures showing that credit card debt has reached record levels, Michael McMahon explains why the rise in credit...

Stagecoach has named nine Unibus buses after the founding professors of the University. Economics professor Dick Sargent, together with family members of the...

Missed this year's Alumni Day? Catch up on videos of the day's presentations on the theme of 'happiness', featuring economists Andrew Oswald, Tim Harford, Ni...

Professors Wiji Arulampalam and Ben Lockwood have been awarded an Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) grant worth �1.75 million to investigat...

In an article in the Knowledge Centre this week, Mike Waterson discusses whether Ed Miliband was right to make his comments about taking action against energ...

The West Midlands region saw a 6% increase in property prices last month. Andrew Oswald tells the Birmingham Post that the inflation caused by the Help To Bu...

The number of British people living beyond the age of 100 has hit a record high. In an article in the Daily Express, Jonathan Cave describes the 'crushing pr...

Lord Gus O'Donnell, Jacqui Smith and Douglas Carswell MP join Abhinay Muthoo and Nigel Thrift for a lively economics debate in the Butterworth Hall today at ...

As China struggles to rebalance its economy, Mark Harrison considers the opportunities and risks for Britain.

'Bank on It' - the theatre production inspired by Warwick's Department of Economics - will return to Coventry this autumn after a critically-acclaimed summer...

Head of Department, Professor Abhinay Muthoo, extends a warm welcome to all new students joining us this year.

Financial stress means not just lower income, but also less mental bandwidth, according to research by Anandi Mani, published in Science magazine.

Poverty's Brain Drain

The problem with the alternatives to capitalism is not that we cannot find them. It is that the people who went searching for them fell into a dream and woke...

As the Gareth Bale transfer saga drags on, Abhinay Muthoo has some words of wisdom for Real and Spurs on the art and science of negotiation (published in The...

Women lobbyists in Washington are outperforming men at bringing in high-value contracts. In an article in the National Journal, Mirko Draca explains that men...

In his latest blog, Mark Harrison argues against John Aziz's article 'In defence of Protectionism' for Pieria, making the case that a country's size and weal...

Read about the 2013 Summer Graduation and find out who received special student and staff awards for outstanding achievement.

Warwick Economics Exchange will host its new Dissertation Colloquium at Warwick on Monday 5 August 2013, providing Master’s students a platform to pres...

George A. Akerlof's 'Phishing for Phools' Distinguished Visitor lecture at Warwick on 11 June is now available as an MP3 to download.

Men are 'softened' when they have a daughter, becoming more generous and liberal in their views, according to an article in the New York Times last week. And...

Dr Fabian Waldinger has been awarded the prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant worth €733,621 to investigate the effect of individu...

In a blog for The Guardian, former Cabinet Secretary Lord O'Donnell backs the new Warwick Policy Lab, saying its freedom from agendas and time pressures will...

As Emeritus Professor Ken Wallis celebrates his 75th birthday, Mark Harrison shares some invaluable lessons from the once Chair of the Department of Economic...

Congratulations to all our economics graduates who received their degrees at Butterworth Hall last week. Remember your big day on our Storify page.

The rupee’s falling value shows a malaise in the economy, observes Bhaskar Dutta in The Telegraph India. The Indian economy is in more than a spot of b...

A shale oil and gas revolution will lower energy costs and rearrange global geopolitical equations, predicts Bhaskar Dutta in the Financial Express.

Robin Naylor wins WATE Award

Stimulus, not austerity, is the key to global economic recovery, Robert Skidelsky writes in The Guardian economics blog. In the argument between austerity an...

The Warwick Policy Lab will chart its quest for innovative and cost-effective policy solutions in a new blog series for The Guardian. Abhinay Muthoo and Siob...

What it will take to get policymakers to use academic evidence? Abhinay Muthoo joined the Guardian debate last week, to coincide with the launch of The Guard...

Two PPE students have been awarded Outstanding Student Contribution Awards (OSCAs) for 2013. The final year undergraduate students are being honoured for mak...

Fiscal policy and popcorn makes for a surprisingly happy marriage according to The Guardian's review of 'Bank on It', the new Theatre-Rites production inspir...

A new lecture series is starting on Monday by Professor Claudio Mezzetti (Warwick) and Professor Leslie Marx (Duke) entitled Foundations for Research in Coll...

On Tuesday 11 June, Nobel Prize-winning economist George A. Akerlof will present his Distinguished Visitor Lecture on 'Phishing for Phools' at the Unive...

A Warwick economist who calculated he had just a one in 285,000 chance of meeting Mrs Right got married last weekend. Peter Backus wrote a paper on 'Why I do...

The Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) will hold its Interim Conference at Warwick from 28-31 May 2013. Themes include: 'Accountin...

The Summer School in Economic Growth 2013 offers graduate students and young researchers the opportunity to interact with leading economists and learn a...

Warwick Alumni Day 2013 takes place on Saturday 18 May. Register on the day to hear economic perspectives on the theme of 'happiness' from Andrew Oswald, Tim...

The European Central Bank must adopt targeted lending in the euro area sooner rather than later, says Michael McMahon in The Economist. In the latest Free Ex...

Keynes cared little about the long run, says Robert Skidelsky in the Washington Post, but not because he was gay. Historian Niall Ferguson stirred up a horne...

An extra hour per week on core subjects would raise educational standards, according to research by Victor Lavy featured in The Economist. That should please...

Increasing numbers of home owners significantly impact the labour market, according to new research from Andrew Oswald. 'Does high home ownership impair the ...

Andrew Oswald and Nick Crafts discuss the real data behind the debate on Radio 4's 'More or Less' show with Tim Harford. Margaret Thatcher was a divisive fig...

Warwick Economics is ranked as the top economics department in the UK. The economics department rankings in the Complete University Guide’s University ...

Cuts in policing and increasing wage inequality may herald the end of the trend in falling crime levels, argues Mirko Draca in Public Service Europe. Mirko's...

Peter Hammond has been awarded Economic Theory Fellowship from the Society for the Advancement of Economics Theory (SAET). Economic Theory Fellows are chosen...

And in the square mile? Richard Fausto is a Marlowe-inspired morality play set amidst the banking crisis, written by Marcus Miller. Marcus recently created a...

For Neharika Rajagopalan, studying economics at 'one of the best universities in the U.K.' was 'a dream come true'. In an article in The Hindu on Monday, Neh...

Osborne's new social policy echoes the report that created workhouses for the poor, says Geoffrey Renshaw in The Guardian. In a letter to The Guardian, Warwi...

If the 80s were anything to go by, benefit cuts could create more jobs, according to Nick Crafts in the Financial Times. Nick was commenting on the FT invest...

As regional parties flex their political muscle in India, Bhaskar Dutta asks if fiscal decentralisation is the future for the country. In an article for the ...

Global media coverage and No. 1 in The Economist’s recommended writing list. It’s been a busy week for Nick Crafts. The death of Margaret Thatche...

Mark Harrison grudgingly accepts the Iron Lady may have been right about society, we just weren't ready to hear it. Along with millions of others, Mark Harri...

Nick Crafts on the death of Lady Thatcher, and her governments' short and long term impact on economic performance. The policies of the Conservative governme...

Mark Harrison reviews North Korea's seemingly mad actions over the past month and finds them costly but calculated. A continuation of 'The shadow of rational...

Nick Crafts describes George Osborne’s New Buy scheme as ‘misguided’ in the Sunday Times, suggesting the Chancellor learn from post-war Bri...

Home is where the data is with new personal digital hub. A new �1.2 million research project between the University of Warwick and five other instituti...

In an article in The Scotsman, Robert Skidelsky proposes that Ch�vezism may prove to be a significant phenomenon far beyond its homeland and suggests ...

In the Financial Times, Marcus Miller argues that, although official statistics overstated the real contribution of banks to national output before the finan...

Mark Harrison and Debin Ma (LSE), in a New CAGE-Chatham House briefing paper titled “Soaring Dragon, Stumbling Bear”, discuss China’s rise ...

This_Is_Tomorrow blogger Matt Trueman sums up a day in ‘the Dragon’s Den in double time’. More…

Economics Professor Sascha O. Becker’s research showing that the death of a founder in the first decade of a company’s existence wreaks lasting d...

Lord Professor Meghnad Desai, an economist by profession and a keen observer of British politics, will be speaking at the University of Warwick Department of...

Professor Abhinay Muthoo's column on the tunnel effect in today’s economies has been published by Public Service Europe.

Warwick Economic Bulletin Spring Edition is now available.

Professor Mike Waterson was interviewed on Tuesday February 19th on BBC Coventry and Warwickshire’s “Drivetime” show in connection with an ...

A new study by Professor Sascha O. Becker (Warwick Economics and CAGE) and Professor Hans K. Hvide (University of Bergen) sheds light on exactly how much a f...

Professor Andrew Oswald will speak at Alumni day 2013: The Happiness Effect.

Writing in the Financial Times, Warwick Professors Marcus Miller and Robert Skidelsky argue that the UK economy needs more innovation and more investments in...

The Atlantic Economic Journal has published the research paper of Jia Yi Leong, a recent graduate of the University of Warwick Department of Economics underg...

David Miles, one of the nine members of the Bank of England’s interest rate-setting Monetary Policy Committee, will be speaking at the University of Wa...

The Warwick Economics Summit will be held 15-17 February.