Professor Paul Grout joins Ofgem Board13 November 2012Professor Paul A. Grout, Professor of Political Economy in the School of Economics, Finance and Management, has become a Non-executive Director of Ofgem (Office of Gas and Electricity Markets).
Job Vacancies: Chair in Economics12 November 2012The Department of Economics (part of the University’s School of Economics, Finance and Management) is seeking to make an appointment at Professor level in Economics
Festival of Social Sciences and Law30 October 2012Thinking Futures is a week-long Festival to share and celebrate research from the University of Bristol's Faculty of Social Sciences and Law. The programme comprises a wide variety of events for the general public, schools, policy-makers and third sector organisations, held in Bristol and London. Engage with our researchers and see how the social sciences inform key debates and advances in policy and practice for governments, education, charities, health services, legal systems, and public services around the globe.
Carol Propper awarded ESRC Professorial Fellowship18 September 2012Professor Carol Propper has been awarded an ESRC Professorial Fellowship. This is a highly prestigious award, designed to support leading social scientists working in the UK by providing them with the freedom to pursue their own innovative and creative research agendas.
Grant Success for Professor Sheila Ellwood15 July 2012Professor Sheila Ellwood (of the Department of Accounting and Finance) is part of a team that has won a grant to investigate the potential of Patient level information and costing systems (PLICS) for the NHS.
Individuals bear the risks in defined contribution pension schemes11 July 2012New research from Dr Edmund Cannon (of the University of Bristol) and Professor Ian Tonks (of the University of Bath) shows that there is a ten per cent chance that a UK pensioner will receive a pension that is only a third of their final salary. Furthermore, the study gives a new assessment of the financial risks faced by individuals who subscribe to defined contribution pension schemes, and whose pension contributions are invested in stock market securities.
Silicon Valley beckons for aspiring entrepreneur Shaun9 May 2012A University of Bristol student has won a prestigious scholarship, beating off competition from hundreds of students across the country to win the opportunity to learn from top entrepreneurs in the United States and the UK.
Bristol Festival of Ideas Events20 April 2012The Bristol Festival of Ideas will include some interesting talks from leading economists. Ruchir Sharma will talk on "Breakout Nations: In Search of the Next Economic Miracle", whilst Robert Shiller will talk on "Finance and the Good Society".
Flying the Flag for the School of EFM23 March 2012Shirley Hume, a teaching fellow within the department of Accounting and Finance has been selected as a torchbearer for the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay, which will be watched by millions of people across the world.
EFM Annual Gala Dinner20 February 2012Students and staff enjoyed the annual social event of a formal dinner. This year the dinner was in the Royal West Academy and the evening was accompanied by music from the university's big band
Youth Unemployment - The Crisis we cannot Afford9 February 2012CMPO members Lindsey Macmillan, Jack Britton along with Professor Paul Gregg (of the University of Bath) have contributed towards a new report published by the Commission on Youth Unemployment finds that youth unemployment has reached emergency point. With 1 in 5 young people not in employment, education or training and a quarter of a million unemployed for over a year, the Commission says youth unemployment is not only one of the greatest challenges facing the country in human terms, but is also a £28bn timebomb under the nation’s finances.
NHS hospital mergers bring few benefits, research finds11 January 2012Mergers are unlikely to be the most effective way of dealing with poorly performing NHS hospitals, according to new research from the Centre for Market and Public Organisation (CMPO). The study by Professor Carol Propper and colleagues finds that the wave of hospital consolidation in the late 1990s and early 2000s – in which around half the acute hospitals in England were involved in a merger – brought few benefits.