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Warwick Economics graduate to head International Finance Corporation

Makhtar Diop, a graduate of the University of Warwick’s Department of Economics, has been appointed as the Managing Director and Executive Vice President to head the International Finance Corporation (IFC), an arm of the World Bank Group.


Warwick economist will help map the route to a healthier and fairer food system

Residents in the West Midlands could enjoy healthier and more affordable food in the future thanks to a new research project involving the University of Warwick.  Focusing on the city of Birmingham, the research team will map the current food system in the region, then explore what changes could provide fairer access to healthier and more environmentally sustainable food for everyone.


A circular economy could save the world’s economy post-COVID-19

The World’s economy is feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic with many industries under threat. A group of researchers from the UK, Malaysia, Nigeria, UAE and Japan, led by WMG, University of Warwick have concluded that adopting circular economy strategies would be the best way for the world’s economy to recover, whilst enabling the transition to a low-carbon economy.


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.


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