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Uncertainty and the financial markets explored by Warwick faculty at Bank of England conference supported by Rebuilding Macroeconomics

Researchers from Warwick Economics and Warwick Business School are among the speakers taking part in a major policy conference organized in partnership with the Bank of England and Rebuilding Macroeconomics. The conference will bring together international researchers from around the globe to discuss whether, and how, economists and policymakers can replace the notion of ‘rational economic man’ with theoretical and empirical models that recognize its limitations.


Who's Challenging Who? - unique training project showcased online

A package of resources from a unique training programme co-created and delivered by people with learning disability has been launched today by researchers. The Who’s Challenging Who training course was developed to improve staff attitudes and empathy towards people with learning disabilities whose behaviour is or had previously been labelled as “challenging.”


Memory is damaged by air pollution, researchers find

New research from the University of Warwick shows that human memory is significantly worse in parts of England with high levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and air particulates (PM10). The difference in memory quality between England’s cleanest and most-polluted areas is equivalent to the loss of memory from 10 extra years of ageing.


Reading the past like an open book – researchers use text to measure two hundred years of happiness

Was there such a thing as ‘the good old days’ when people were happier? Are current Government policies more or less likely to increase their citizens’ feelings of wellbeing? Using innovative methods researchers have built a new index that uses data from books and newspaper to track levels of national happiness from 1820. Their research could help governments to make better decisions about policy priorities.


Launched: Festival of Social Science programme for Coventry and Warwickshire

Nine free workshops and events are being hosted by Warwick researchers from 2 – 9 November 2019 as part of the UK-wide ESRC Festival of Social Science. Festival-goers can find out about how our understanding of DNA might shape the future of healthcare, share a refugee’s frightening journey across the Mediterranean by sea, dig deep into archive recordings of the Coventry accent, explore the impact of landmark legal cases through art, photography and theatre, or take a guided walk on Coventry’s wild side to explore the local environment.


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