The University of Warwick Economics Department is this year’s host for the Royal Economic Society Annual Conference. The prestigious event, taking place from 15 to 17 April, brings together more than 700 academic and professional economists from across the globe to present current research developments in economics and showcase real-world applications.
Opinion formers and policy experts welcomed Which way now? Economic policy after a decade of upheaval, a new report from the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE), launched last night  with a panel debate at the University of Warwick. The report presents 18 studies tackling the question of what a post-financial crisis, post-Brexit economic policy should look like, with the aim of presenting accessible recommendations informed by robust, up-to-date research.
Increasing reliance on private finance without adequate safeguards could undermine rather than achieve sustainable development goals, warns Warwick legal expert
The fourth in a new series of briefs bringing current legal thinking to bear on public policy issues has been published by GLOBE, a research centre within the University of Warwick’s Law School. The Risks of Using Blended Finance in Development, by Dr Celine Tan, Associate Professor at Warwick Law School, highlights the risks posted by the increasing reliance on new forms of private and innovative finance for funding development projects, calls for action to address the regulatory challenges that blended finance presents, and warns that the use of blended finance should not be intensified without adequate safeguards in place.
In one of the largest studies of its kind, and the first in the UK, experts from Refuge and the University of Warwick looked at the experiences of more than 3500 of Refuge’s clients with the aim of informing policy and practice in relation to victims of abuse who are at an increased risk of suicide. The report calls for a commitment to sufficient, specialist services, both outreach and refuge, for the survivors of abuse.
The authentic voice of nineteenth-century England is captured in a new collection of poems and ballads written in response to the 1819 Peterloo Massacre and shared in defiance of Government censorship. Dr Alison Morgan's new book highlights the outrage, grief, defiance and resolution felt by labouring-class people in the immediate aftermath of one of the defining events of English political history.