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Economics in the real world: Part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences 2015

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Economics in the real world: Part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences 2015

Tuesday 10th November 2015
(Arrival from 3:30pm) Event 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Chancellors Suite 2 & 3, Rootes Building,

The University of Warwick

In this special event, designed specifically for A Level Economics students considering University choices, showcased research being carried out by economists here at the University of Warwick and demonstrated how Economic research addresses real world issues.

The event chaired by Professor Nick Crafts, CAGE Director and presentations by:
Professor Vera Troeger : How much do children really cost? Maternity benefits and career opportunities of women in academia
Dr Claire Crawford: Higher education funding: implications for students and the government
Professor Marcus Miller: In the shadow of the Gulag: worker discipline under Stalin
Professor Rocco Macchiavello: Not all who wander are lost (or on the Economics Study of Developing Countries)
Dr Thomas Martin: Economics in the real world

The aim of the event is not only to help pupils appreciate the importance of Economics, but also to arouse interest in studying the Social Sciences at University. The event is free and if you require additional information please email:

The lecture is part of the Festival of Social Sciences, a nationwide event organised by the ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council). Its aim is to offer insight into some of the UK’s leading Social Science research and how it influences our social, economic and political lives.

Photos from the 2014 event.