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First study of the impact of academisation on teachers’ pay and progression to be led by Warwick economists

Warwick researchers will carry out the first detailed study into the impact of English schools’ conversions to autonomous academies on the teacher labour market, thanks to a grant awarded by the Nuffield Foundation.

Wed 16 Sep 2020, 10:10 | Tags: Grants, Awards, Economics, schools, Faculty of Social Science, Education

Research reveals “climate-change complacency” across Europe

Most European citizens do not particularly care about climate change. That’s the striking finding from new research led by Warwick Economics on the views of 70,000 randomly sampled European men and women. Only 5% described themselves as “extremely worried” about climate change, while the climate and the environment ranked only fifth in people’s overall views about priorities.


Two Warwick academics become Fellows of the British Academy

Two University of Warwick researchers have been elected as Fellows of the British Academy in recognition of their outstanding work. Professor Rebecca Earle (History) and Professor Mark Harrison (Economics) are among 52 new Fellows announced today by the prestigious institution, which supports and promotes the humanities and social sciences in the UK and around the world.


Report reveals full cost of failure to tackle youth violence effectively

The final report of the cross-party Youth Violence Commission (YVC), supported by researchers from the University of Warwick and The Open University is launched today (Monday 13 July) calling for specific action to tackle the rising social and financial costs of youth violence.


10 years since the austerity budget - researchers explore impact on life in the UK

The economic shock of coronavirus has brought perennial questions about government borrowing and spending, NHS funding, social care and welfare, inequality in income and education, and wellbeing, into renewed focus. In a special edition of Advantage magazine published to mark 10 years since the Austerity budget, leading economists reflect on these issues and consider what lessons can be learnt as the UK plans its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.


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