We are delighted to announce that the PPE Staff Student Liaison Committee won ‘SSLC of the year’ at the Student Voice and Impact Awards last week.
The awards aim to recognise and celebrate students who advocate and create change for the student experience. Warwick SU praised the PPE SSLC for the work they consistently do to represent the voices of students, especially those of joint honours students, despite the additional challenges they have faced this year due to the pandemic. The Students Union recognised how incredibly hard the SSLC have worked to maintain a strong online presence, which is down to the dedicated and passionate committee.
We are incredibly proud of the SSLC and all their hard work. Congratulations to everyone involved!
See the winners and watch the livestream recordings here!
Dr John H Morris, Teaching Fellow in International Political Economy, Department of Politics and International Studies:
"The Bank of England climate stress test is being undertaken now to provide a better understanding of the financial exposures of participants and the financial system to climate-related risks to financial stability. As such it foregrounds the Bank of England’s commitment to - and desire to be a leading figure of – the emerging consensus that central banks have a role to play in the transition to low carbon economies. This is something that Paul Langley and I have called “central banks as climate governors of last resort."
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.