News in 2012

  • PhD scholarships available 14 December 2012 PhD scholarships for research study beginning in September/October 2013 are potentially available
  • The Bristol Festival of Economics 16 November 2012 The University of Bristol and the Bristol Festival of Ideas are running a Festival of Economics 23/24 November.
  • Professor Paul Grout joins Ofgem Board 13 November 2012 Professor 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).
  • ESRC funded PhD studentships available 12 November 2012 The School of Economics, Finance and Management invites applications for a number of PhD scholarship opportunities.
  • Job Vacancies: Chair in Economics 12 November 2012 The 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
  • Job Vacancies: Senior Lecturer/Reader position in Economics 12 November 2012 The Department of Economics (part of the University’sSchoolofEconomics, Finance and Management) is seeking to make appointments at Senior Lecturer/Reader level in Economics.
  • School of EFM researcher contributes to two-year Government-sponsored project on computer-based trading in financial markets 1 November 2012 Dr Sylvain Friederich of the School of Economics, Finance and Management was one of the writers of the report published last week by the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser “Future of Computer Trading in Financial Markets – An International Perspective”.
  • Festival of Social Sciences and Law 30 October 2012 Thinking 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.
  • One of the world’s leading experts on ‘philanthropic psychology’ appointed to top fundraising role 25 October 2012 An academic at the University of Bristol has been appointed as the Institute of Fundraising’s (IoF) new Chief Examiner.  Dr Jen Shang is one of the few academics in the world to have researched ‘philanthropic psychology’ — the psychology behind donating money, goods, time, or effort to support a charitable cause.
  • Job Vacancies: Lecturers (Assistant Professors) in Economics. 19 October 2012 The Department of Economics (part of the University’s School of Economics, Finance and Management) is seeking to make appointments at lecturer level in economics.
  • Professor Jon Temple awarded British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship 21 September 2012 Professor Jon Temple awarded British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship
  • Carol Propper awarded ESRC Professorial Fellowship 18 September 2012 Professor 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.
  • Economics Graduate Sails to Silver 8 August 2012 Iain Percy, alumni of the Department of Economics has won Silver at the London Olympics.
  • Grant Success for Professor Sheila Ellwood 15 July 2012 Professor 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 schemes 11 July 2012 New 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 Shaun 9 May 2012 A 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.
  • Upcoming Financial Reporting Conference 8 May 2012 The Financial Reporting and Business Communication Research Unit's Conference is to be held in Bristol on 5/6th July 2012
  • Internships Available for students within CMPO 20 April 2012 The CMPO is seeking to appoint economics students for summer internships.
  • Bristol Festival of Ideas Events 20 April 2012 The 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 EFM 23 March 2012 Shirley 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 Dinner 20 February 2012 Students 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 Afford 9 February 2012 CMPO 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 finds 11 January 2012 Mergers 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.
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