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The Happiness Equation: Three ways we can actually measure happiness

Wed 04 September 2019

Most of us tend to think happiness as an unmeasurable, subjective, and ultimately fleeting concept. However, for the last thirty years or so, researchers - like Nick Powdthavee a professor of Behavioural Science at Warwick Business School - have been collecting data and studying what makes people tick.

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Power up the supercapacitor!

Fri 21 June 2019

Consider please, the supercapacitor. To the uninitiated it sounds almost like it should be featured in a comic or a piece of kit in a 1960s space adventure series. But these devices are not imaginary – they exist and may actually be the key to clean energy for future transport systems across the world.

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How can we close the disability employment gap?

Tue 07 May 2019

Business leaders have a crucial part to play in reducing the disability employment gap. Improving the corporate approach to equality is not only be the right thing to do from a social justice perspective, but ultimately creates a more effective, profitable organisation, writes Kim Hoque, Professor of Human Resource Management at Warwick Business School.

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The vanishing bus rider: What are the reasons for the great decline in bus ridership in the UK?

Thu 18 April 2019

Margaret Thatcher is famously alleged to have said: “A man who, beyond the age of 26, finds himself on a bus can count himself as a failure.” Though the provenance of this remark remains in question, one thing is clear: each year there are fewer such “failing men” — and women, for that matter, writes Professor Mike Waterson from the University of Warwick’s Department of Economics, for an article first published in Advantage Magazine.

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The challenges facing the G20

Tue 04 December 2018

Dr Celine Tan, Associate Professor in the University of Warwick's School of Law, assesses how the presidency of Argentina has focussed the G20 summit and examines the challenges they face.

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