News in 2008

  • Cabinet Office cites CMPO research 10 November 2008 The 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 Gold 21 August 2008 Former 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 Review 31 July 2008 Professor 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 Competition 11 June 2008 Second-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 2008 CMPO 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.'
  • Tony Brewer Vice-President of ESHET 20 May 2008 Professor Tony Brewer has been elected Vice-President of the European Society for the History of Economic Thought.
  • Boys better at English in single-sex classes 28 April 2008 Recent 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.
  • Bristol Ranked Fourth in Business and Management 23 January 2008 Bristol University is ranked fourth the category 'Business and Management' in the latest 2008 Guardian University Guide.
  • Nurses' Pay Structure Affects Health Outcomes 23 January 2008 CMPO research finds that the central regulation of nurses’ pay in the UK can have harmful unintended consequences.
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