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Industrial Revolution leaves east ends of major cities poorer than the west 2 December 2016 The east sides of major UK cities such as London and Manchester have historically been the poorest due to industrial pollution. This has resulted in unequal distribution of social classes across cities that is still evident today.
  • Highly-skilled corporate migration and global talent mobility 7 December 2016 Professor Jon Beaverstock, Professor of International Management, travelled to Doha in Qatar to present the keynote address at the International Sociology Association ‘Migration in a Turbulent World’ conference.
  • Are we headed to Integration or segregation for England’s pupils? 6 December 2016 Dame Louise Casey’s independent review into integration and opportunity in the UK was published on Monday 5 December 2015. Her report recommends new ways of tackling divides within communities. Simon Burgess has written about the divisions in today’s society and ethnic segregation within English schools. His research looks back at changes in segregation over the last decade.
  • Industrial Revolution leaves east ends of major cities poorer than the west 2 December 2016 The east sides of major UK cities such as London and Manchester have historically been the poorest due to industrial pollution. This has resulted in unequal distribution of social classes across cities that is still evident today.
  • The role of accounting in sustainable development: Professor Stuart Cooper’s inaugural lecture at the Will's Memorial on 2 November 2016 23 November 2016 In October 2016, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) revealed that biodiversity is declining at an alarming rate, putting the survival of other species and our own future at risk. Populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles declined by 58 per cent between 1970 and 2012. Action is urgently needed to protect biodiversity and support sustainable development. Professor Stuart Cooper’s inaugural lecture about the role of accounting in sustainable development, which he gave at the Wills Memorial on 2 November 2016, was timely. The evening was introduced by Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Nishan Canagarajah.
  • Festival of Economics comes to Bristol 17 November 2016 The Festival of Economics comes to Bristol from 15-19 November, bringing economic ideas and debate to public audiences
  • Continuing Contracts 2 November 2016 The research of Dr Maija Halonen-Akatwijuka and Professor Oliver Hart, recipient of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Economic Studies, into continuing contracts
  • Study finds that behaviour incentives raise GCSE attainment in schools in poor neighbourhoods 21 October 2016 Professor Simon Burgess publishes findings from research into whether low-achieving students respond to incentives to increase their effort and engagement at school
  • Our Department of Management is Growing 21 October 2016 We are entering an exciting and significant period of growth in the school and in the Department of Management’s teaching offers and research.
  • Could a nuclear accident in Japan affect house prices in the UK? 17 October 2016 Research carried out by Dr. Yanos Zylberberg in the School of EFM has shown that the perception of nuclear risk does indeed have a disproportionate impact on house prices in disadvantaged areas
  • Dutch Hunger Winter 13 October 2016 It was known as the ‘Dutch Hunger Winter’, and was the only widespread famine in 20th century Europe. At the end of WW2, the German army effectively blockaded parts of the Netherlands. Food supplies dried up; calorie intake fell to 600 per day in some areas. It was, according to a documentary on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Down the Generations’ strand, a ‘winter of cold, darkness and starvation.’
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