News in 2010

  • Higher education from Robbins to Browne 29 November 2010 Bristol economist Gervas Huxley gave the fourth in the series of ten 'Best of Bristol' lectures. His title was 'Higher education from Robbins to Browne'. The Robbins report was published in October 1963 and Lord Browne's review of higher education was published in October this year.
  • Bristol Economist's Concern about Pension Reform 2 October 2010 The Coalition government's proposals to change annuitisation rules could have major consequences for personal and eventually occupational pensions. Dr Edmund Cannon (Economics) has contributed to an initial response to the government consultation outlining some of the potential effects that can be expected.
  • Concern over new benefits system by Bristol Professor. 6 July 2010 In an interview with the Times, Professor Paul Gregg (Economics and CMPO) expressed serious concern over the planned implementation of the new employment and support allowance in October.
  • Queen's Birthday Honour for Carol Propper 14 June 2010 Carol Propper, Professor of Economics of Public Policy at the University, has been awarded a CBE for her services to social science. The award recognizes Carol’s research into public economics and the economics of health care as well as her work with colleagues from other social science and medical disciplines.
  • Nurses' Pay Structure Affects Health Outcomes 11 June 2010 Joint research on the medical effects of nurses’ pay structure by Bristol’s Carol Propper (Economics Department and the CMPO) and John Van Reenen (London School of Economics) has been published in the prestigious Journal of Political Economy and attracted further media attention.
  • Bristol research featured in 12 April 2010 Research by Frank Windmeijer has recently been featured by, a web site which tracks trends and performance in basic research. His paper on estimating reliable confidence intervals in econometric research had the highest percentage increase in citations in the April 2010 Thomson-Reuters 'Essential Science Indicators'.
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