News and Events
Event date: 11th December 2013 - 4-6pm
Venue: Council Suite Room 1 (Fielding Johnson Building)
In partnership with the European Personnel Selection Office in Brussels, the Career Development Service and the Department of Economics are hosting a final round of the EU Careers Economic Challenge competition. Students have been working together in small groups to produce a report and presentation to answer the following question "What should the EU do to ensure sustainable growth and jobs for the future?". The prize for the winning team is a two-day study trip to Brussels where they will present their ideas to EU policy-makers.
This event is open to all students from the University of Leicester, but it is specifically targeted at those studying Economics, Politics and International Relations, Management and Modern Languages. The event is also a great opportunity to celebrate successes of all the participants of the competition. The winning team of the first edition of the EU Careers Economic Challenge competition will be announced at the end of the night.
It is a great opportunity for all students to learn more about the upcoming competitions for jobs within the EU Institutions and put their communication skills into practice whilst networking with EU representatives from Brussels.
All interested students should book their place via MyCareers (places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis).
Student Robbie Kirley accepted as Youth Goodwill Ambassador in Denmark
On Friday 22nd November the Department of Economics welcomed Kate Lander (Centre) Head of Education in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Region for CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Institute. She delivered a presentation to a group of Economics students discussing the benefits of earning the CFA Charter and some key details about the curriculum and exam content.
Sayali Panse (Right), from the CFA UK Society, spoke about the IMC (Investment Management Certificate) qualification and the advantages of society candidate membership during CFA Program studies.
The Department of Economics was very pleased to welcome a guest lecture from Marcus Wright, Economic Advisor at RBS Group on Tuesday 19th November 2014. Marcus Wright provides analysis and advice to business functions across the bank, including the retail and wealth divisions.
Marcus spoke to second year students studying our Principles of Banking module. The subject of his talk, “An Economic Recovery We Can Believe In?”, focused on the challenges facing the UK banking sector and strategies for revival. Marcus also answered students’ questions relating to the application of economic principles and provided insights into how students can improve their chances of career opportunities within the finance and banking sector.
Martin Foureaux Koppensteiner has been awarded a small research grant from the Wellcome Trust for a project on estimating the cost of a neglected tropical disease.
The project will estimate the effect of exposure to Dengue on birth outcomes using large administrative datasets from Brazil.
Professor Ali al-Nowaihi and Professor Sanjit Dhami will be giving their inaugural lectures on 1st October and 8th October respectively. Their research has been joint so they will share the same title and synopsis, but outlining the different parts of the research on different days.
The inaugural lecture is entitled “Economics, the scientific method, and behavioural economics”(Part I and Part II)
The Department of Economics is delighted to be participating in the University of Leicester Open Day on12th October 2013.
We will be offering two taster lectures in 'Game Theory' and 'Development Economics', which will give prospective students an opportunity to experience what lectures at Leicester are like.
In addition, our Head of Department will be giving a talk entitled 'Why Economics at Leicester?', which talks about Economics as a subject and what we as a Department can offer to students.
Departmental Admissions staff will also be on hand throughout the day in the University's Queen's Hall, where students can drop in and ask any questions that they may have about studying at Leicester.
The Department's programme of activities can be found by clicking here
Dr. Foureaux Koppensteiner and Dr. Matheson from the Department of Economics have established a research network on health economics: The Health and Public Policy Evaluation Network (HaPPEN). The aim of this network is to bring together researchers from the department and across the university, who are interested in health economics and the evaluation of public policies. Discussions will address how policy can, as a direct or indirect consequence, impact public health as well as thinking about the underlying mechanisms leading to observed relationships.
Details on the group and activities can be found on this link
Please also join Jesse and Martin on October 3rd for a research lunch to officially launch this new interdisciplinary research network.
To register for the lunch, please click this link
Korin Grant the Student Support Manager in the Department of Economics, has been given a Superstar Award by the University of Leicester Students Union.
Members of staff can be nominated by students, and in nominating her the student wrote "Korin Grant has become a great intermediary between Economics and Students at the University of Leicester. She consistently has supported me through my degree and not only that; she has also become a great bridge between student life and preparing us for the working world. I have also received many opportunties, and different preparatory techniques that I would not have even considered, if it was not for Korin."
The China Studies Research Alliance (ChiSRA) is calling for its first gathering for PhD students on Thursday September 19th 12:30pm – 14:00 pm. ChiSRA is an interdisciplinary research network within the university that includes academic staff as well as research students who either specialise in or have an interest in China-related studies.
As part of the launch of the Health and Public Policy Evaluation Network (HaPPEN) a research lunch will be take place on October 3rd, 2013.
A warm congratulations to two of our economic students, Alex Tanner and Chao Hu who have both won student awards. Alex, who has recently graduated with a first in BSc in Economics has won the award for 'Student Ambassador of the Year'. Chao Hu currently studying a BA in Banking and Finance has won the award for 'Course Representative Best Volunteer'.
Current row over Gibraltar is being used as a diversionary tactic by the Spanish Government according to a University of Leicester Economics expert
New Channel 5 series plays to an out-of-date stereotype according to a University of Leicester Economics expert
University of Leicester expert identifies differences in influence held by risk management chiefs at two global banks
Rolls-Royce engineer to speak at the University of Leicester’s Innovation Leicester 2013 conference on Monday, July 8
Cutting edge research on display at the University of Leicester on 27 June 2013
Free public lecture by University of Leicester economist on Tuesday 18 June reveals insights from game theory
Call for Social Science staff and students to fill out questionnaire and have a chance of winning £500 in Amazon vouchers.
All Social Sciences students and staff invited to take part in a short questionnaire exploring internet use, passwords and personality.