News in 2009

  • Bristol teams reach semi-finals of IBM Universities Business Challenge 3 December 2009 Two teams of students from our second-year Management Accounting unit have reached the semi-finals of the IBM Universities Business Challenge. 272 teams took part in the first five rounds of the challenge, including 8 from Bristol.
  • Bristol Research cited by Nobel Committee 1 December 2009 In awarding the 2009 Nobel Prize in Economics to Elinor Ostrom and Oliver Williamson, the Nobel Committee cited work of Bristol economist Maija Halonen-Akatwijuka.
  • Sonia Bhalotra joins WHO Scientific Group 1 December 2009 Sonia Bhalotra has been appointed to a new Scientific Resource Group at the World Health Organization. The group will advise the WHO on issues of health and equity within its Health Equity Analysis and Research stream.
  • Two CASE PhD Scholarships at CMPO 4 November 2009 The CMPO is advertising for the first two PhD CASE studentships under the new capacity-building cluster on the economic impact of the third sector.
  • CMPO Funding Confirmed for Five Years 21 July 2009 Following a mid-term review in February, ESRC funding for the Centre for Market and Public Organisation (CMPO) has been confirmed at £4.75m over the next five years.
  • New Research Centre for Structural Econometrics 26 June 2009 The Economics Department is hosting a new Centre for Structural Econometrics (CSE). The CSE will foster the development of new structural models and estimation techniques capable of addressing a wide range of fundamental economic topics.
  • Students Essay-Competition Success 19 May 2009 Second-year Philosophy and Economics student Roderick McKinley and final-year Economics student Bob Denham were both ranked in the top ten finalists in an essay competition organized by Deloittes.
  • Employment in Large Firms More Cyclically Sensitive 3 March 2009 Recent research by Bristol’s Fabien Postel-Vinay (left) and Giuseppe Moscarini of Yale University has revealed that employment in large firms is cyclically more sensitive than employment in small firms.
  • Costs of Unemployment 18 February 2009 In an interview on Radio 4's PM programme, Professor Paul Gregg discusses the costs to the Treasury of unemployment. He believes that the number of unemployed persons is likely to rise to 3 million in the current recession.
  • Seminars on Research Ethics and Vulnerability 16 February 2009 Mary Phillips and Ann Rippin (Department of Management) have been awarded a grant from the Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of Bristol to run a series of three seminars on the subject of Research Ethics and Vulnerability.
  • Bristol Research Finds Annuities Fairly Priced 10 February 2009 Research for the Department of Work and Pensions (Money's Worth of Pension Annuities) by Edmund Cannon (joint with Ian Tonks, University of Exeter) shows that annuities continue to be good value for pensioners, though there is some evidence this is less true following 2002.
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