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Royal Economic Society (RES) Symposium of Junior Researchers 2016

Royal Economic Society (RES) Symposium of Junior Researchers 2016

Submissions are invited for the Symposium of Junior Researchers 2016 of the Royal Economic Society, taking place on Thursday 24 March 2016 at the University of Sussex, Brighton. We invite submissions of papers from PhD students and early career researchers in any field of economics. The details for submissions are as follows: Deadline for the submission of papers: 15 January 2016.  Submission of papers must be done via the link available on the conference webpage: https://sites.google.com/site/resjunsym/submissions Notification of acceptance will be by 1 February 2016. The keynote lecture will…

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School of Business, Management and Economics staff win big with University Excellence in Teaching Awards

School of Business, Management and Economics staff win big with University Excellence in Teaching Awards

School of Business, Management and Economics School of Business, Management and Economics staff win big with University Excellence in Teaching Awards The hard work of academics and support staff in the School of Business, Management and Economics (BMEc) has been recognised with the announcement that nine of 41 winners of the University’s annual Excellence in Teaching Awards work within the School. The awards, which invite nominations by students and staff from across the University in start of each spring term, celebrate outstanding…

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Sussex Celebrates Excellence in Teaching and Support staff

Sussex Celebrates Excellence in Teaching and Support staff

Sussex celebrates excellent teaching and support staff Forty-one members of staff have been announced as winners of the University’s Excellence in Teaching Awards. Staff and students put forward their nominations earlier in the year, after which nominees were asked to submit reflective statements evidencing how they met the criteria for the award and including feedback from colleagues and students. School Teaching and Learning Committees reviewed the statements and agreed which of those met the criteria for award. The full list…

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The Washington Post: Why are so many college students failing to gain job skills before graduation?

The Washington Post: Why are so many college students failing to gain job skills before graduation?

Why are so many college students failing to gain job skills before graduation?   If you watch college sports on television, you’ve probably seen the ad for Enterprise Rent-A-Car featuring former college athletes working behind the counter at your nearby Enterprise location. Enterprise – which hires more entry-level college graduates annually than any other company in the U.S. — likes recruiting college athletes because they know how to work on teams and multitask. “We see a lot of transferable skills…

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2014 Nobel Prize in Economics Awarded to Jean Tirole

2014 Nobel Prize in Economics Awarded to Jean Tirole

2014 Nobel Prize in Economics Awarded to Jean Tirole written by Ursula Moffitt October 13, 2014 At just after 1pm CET today, The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2014 was awarded to Jean Marcel Tirole of Toulouse, France. This prize, more commonly known as the Nobel Prize in Economics, was given to Dr. Tirole for his extensive work on the behavior of large companies in relation to market power and regulation. This marks the…

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Interesting observations after reading the BIS Report

Interesting observations after reading the BIS Report

After reading new BIS’s report there are following interesting observations I could find. Firstly, for last few years centrals banks have been printing electronic money like crazy. The only effect of pumping this empty money into the economy is that the total debt increases and the creation of huge speculative bubbles in the economy. Secondly, the percentage of tax revenue allocated to the repayment of government debt rose from 20% to around 25%. And because, the last few years economic…

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Working Paper: Total factor productivity estimation for the Polish manufacturing industry: A comparison of alternative methods

Working Paper: Total factor productivity estimation for the Polish manufacturing industry: A comparison of alternative methods

Working Paper Series Our Working Paper Series (ED-WPS) features recent research output by the members of our Department as well as colleagues outside the Univeristy. For more working papers from Economics, please visit Research Partners in Economics (RePEc), who hold an archive of  previous papers from Sussex as well as from hundreds of other universities and other institutions worldwide. Latest paper Total factor productivity estimation for the Polish manufacturing industry: A comparison of alternative methods Malgorzata Sulimierska (ED-WPS No. 67-2013) This paper is…

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Top 10 questions for the PhD oral exam

Top 10 questions for the PhD oral exam

Top ten questions for the PhD oral exam A checklist of ‘viva’ issues that always come up When you have finally finished writing a PhD dissertation or thesis, and submitted it to the university for review, you are at the end of a long period of grappling with dozens of tricky and detailed problems and issues. For instance, how to upgrade the dodgy paragraph on page 102; what the sources were for Figure 5.7; or how to best (re-)phrase your…

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All the share available in Poland are worth the same as Time Warner.

All the share available in Poland are worth the same as Time Warner.

Scarce Jan 18th 2014 Investors love the promise of high returns from emerging-market equities, but there are not many of them to buy. Especially if you exclude stakes held by governments, the market capitalisation of bourses beyond the rich world is tiny. Just how tiny is apparent from the map below: in many emerging markets, the value of all the freely traded shares of firms that feature in the local MSCI share index (which typically tracks 85% of local listings)…

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Infinity 2014 Conference – Call for Papers

Infinity 2014 Conference – Call for Papers

INFINITI 2014 – SAVE THE DATE: 9-10 June 2014 The 12th INFINITI Conference on International Finance by Trinity College Dublin & Monash University 9-10 June 2014 at Monash University Prato Centre, Prato, Italy “Global Finance – Integration or Mere Convergence?”   Keynote Speakers: Fabio Canova, European University Institute, Italy Dirk Schoenmaker, Duisenberg School of Finance, The Netherlands SEE THE CALL FOR PAPERS