Please read our student and staff community guidance on COVID-19
Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Economics

News thumbnail image

In defence of the census

Thu 27 February 2020

The UK’s national statistician has suggested that next year’s census could be our last. After 200 years of officially documenting Britain’s households, it may be scrapped in favour of cheaper and easier ways of collecting the data. Professor Sarah Richardson from Warwick’s Department of History explains why we should mourn the loss of the decennial census.

News thumbnail image

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.

News thumbnail image

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.

News thumbnail image

Who wants to live forever?

Mon 26 November 2018

Queen asked the question, Oasis quite fancied it but Lemmy from Motorhead didn’t want to. Living forever is something which has captured the imaginations of scientists and artists, well...forever.

News thumbnail image

Addressing the crisis facing social care for older people in England

Fri 02 December 2016

There is a crisis of social care in England, but it was missing from the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement. Dr Juanita Elias and Professor Shirin Rai from the University of Warwick’s department of Politics and International Studies, discuss why this was the case. Did government fear the issue is just too big to tackle, or does it assume someone – normally women – will always step in to take on the job?

Older news