CULTURE, IDENTITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Productivity takes Leave? The effect of maternity and paternity leave policy on our lives and the economy
Brussels Event: Professor Troeger
11th July 2018
16:00pm - 17:30pm
(followed by a networking reception)
University of Warwick Brussels Office
Avenue d'Auderghem 22-28, 22-28 Oudergemselaan
Professor Troeger will use the case study of female academics to ask whether differing maternity leave provision causes differences in the productivity, career paths and job satisfaction of women in the workplace. Vera will describe how outcomes for female academics vary, and possible causes for this, including changes in UK law, and the wide variation in maternity leave benefits across the higher education sector. She will also discuss why universities across the UK have implemented such different maternity policies, drawing conclusions for what this might mean for women working in other sectors, as well as fathers and other caregivers.
Professor Vera Troeger
Professor of Quantitative Political Economy at the University of Warwick
Research Theme Leader, Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy
CAGE/CDE Workshop: Delhi
Collaboration between CAGE and the Centre for Development Economics (CDE), Delhi School of Economics.
The dates for the next workshop in Delhi will be 17th – 18th September 2018.
The theme of the workshop is “Inclusion and Economic Development”
The myth of the market: The fall and rise of the Indian economyPublic Lecture: Professor Bishnupriya Gupta Thursday 8th November 2018 5:00pm - 7:30pm Location: TBC Please register here... The evening lecture with Bishnupriya Gupta, Professor of Economics and CAGE Research Associate at the University of Warwick and a leading expert on the history of India. Abstract In 1947 India was one of the poorest countries in the world. Did colonial rule lower living standards? Evidence on wages and estimates of per capita GDP from 1600 show that living standards declined absolutely and relatively before colonization and continued to stagnate under British rule. The decline coincided with increased integration with international markets and expansion of the transport network. The high point of prosperity before modern economic growth was in 1600 during the reign of Emperor Akbar and before the rising trade in textiles. Indian growth reversal began in independent India with the policies of regulation of trade and industry. The changing fortunes of the Indian economy had depended on the fortunes of agriculture and public investment in agricultural infrastructure and technology. The lecture is open to all staff, students and the general public. CAGE Working Paper 355