Cabinet Office cites CMPO research10 November 2008The Cabinet Office Strategy Unit Report, 'Getting on, getting ahead', cited a number of recent research findings by CMPO's Paul Gregg, Lindsey Macmillan and Liz Washbrook. Gregg and Macmillan have found that family income is playing a less important role in the academic success of children than it has done in the past.
Former Economics Student wins Olympic Gold21 August 2008Former Bristol economics student Iain Percy won a gold medal with crew Andrew Simpson in sailing's Star Class at the Beijing Olympic Games at Qingdao. Iain was an undergraduate student here between 1995 and 1998.
Paul Gregg to lead DWP Welfare Review31 July 2008Professor Paul Gregg of the Economics Department and CMPO is to lead a Department of Work and Pensions review of welfare reform. The review will advise Government on future extensions to recent welfare reforms aimed at getting people off welfare and back to work.
Success in National Essay Competition11 June 2008Second-year student Bob Denham came second in a national essay competition organised by the Economics Network. Bob's essay was a plea to course directors to make their subjects more appealing to undergraduates.
People with a mission work in the public sector.22 May 2008CMPO research finds that individuals in the non-profit sector are significantly more likely to offer unpaid overtime. As co-author Frank Windmeijer put it, 'People with a mission seem to go to work in the the public or non-profit sector.'
Boys better at English in single-sex classes28 April 2008Recent CMPO research finds that peer-group environment can have important effects on educational success. In one study boys are found to perform better at English in single-sex classes.