In this new CAGE video short, Christine Braun, Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics, reveals why a large female labour force may have an unanticipated negative impact on the economy in the US.
Between 1960 and 2000 the proportion of women wanting to work doubled. This had all kinds of positive consequences for women and wages, but there may be an unanticipated negative impact on the economy. Christine Braun explains that married couples are finding it harder to move across the country to find the best jobs, because both partners are working.
Dr Thijs van Rens, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick, will play a key role in the Mandala Consortium group of internationally renowned academics from the universities of Cambridge, Birmingham, Warwick, Exeter, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The team has been awarded a five-year grant by the UK Government for a research project which could transform the local urban food system and its relationship with the wider regional economy.
Dr Thijs van Rens will take the lead on developing models of how people make choices about the food they eat, and assist with evaluating the impact of potential policy interventions.
Dr Keith Hyams has won the 2020 Andrew Light Award for Public Philosophy, recognising work that broadens the reach, interaction, and engagement of philosophy with the wider public.
Congratulations to Mads Hoefer on his Outstanding Student Contribution Award (OSCA) win.
Mads has been part of the student-led society Enactus. In his final year at Warwick, Mads took charge of Enactus as Vice President, making it the most entrepreneurial society of the year 2019 across all societies within the United Kingdom, awarded by Bright Network UK.
He started his own venture to solve a problem close to his heart, animal extinction. Animals Move sells sustainable t-shirts of which every single one helps to save a species from extinction, namely the black rhino, sea turtle and sloth. To progress this endeavour, Mads built international partnerships with local organisations in South America, Australia and Africa, selling shirts in over 10 countries.
Congratulations to our PPE 2020 Graduates! It has been a very difficult time for many of you, and so you should be very pleased to complete your academic study with us successfully.
See a video of congratulations from Kirk, make sure to keep in touch and once again remember that we are proud of all of your achievements and we hope to see you soon for a proper celebration!