Bristol Research in the News5 December 2011New Research from Professor Simon Burgess and Dr Steven Proud, of the Centre for Market and Public Organisation, with Dr Robert Metcalfe of the University of Oxford has been widely reported in the news. Their research has shown that children who sit high stakes examinations during major football tournaments perform worse than if they sat them in a football-free summer.
Helen Simpson awarded Philip Leverhulme Prize27 October 2011Dr Helen Simpson has been awarded a £70,000 Philip Leverhulme Prize. Around 30 prizes are awarded annually to “outstanding scholars who have made a substantial and recognised contribution to their particular field of study.”
Internal consultants demonstrate resilience in economic downturn26 October 2011New findings from one of the first large scale studies of internal management consultancy in the UK reveal strength under considerable client pressure and scrutiny. In the current economic climate, there are lessons here for its external counterpart, long seen as the more successful and robust side of management consultancy.
SaM Inaugural Conference in Bristol30 June 2011The European Search and Matching (SaM) network will hold its inaugural conference on July 4-5, 2011 at the University of Bristol. The event will be hosted and jointly sponsored by Centre for Structural Econometrics. This conference will be an opportunity to honor the 2010 Nobel laureates Dale Mortensen and Chris Pissarides, who will both be giving keynote lectures.
Bristol research reported in the Financial Times14 June 2011Research by Professor Daniella Acker (Accounting and Finance) and Dr Nigel Duck (Economics) was recently covered by Alice Ross in the Financial Times ('ETF tracking errors vary widely', June 11 and in FT.com on June 10). Professor Acker and Dr Duck have shown that tracking errors of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) can vary with the day of the month on which the underlying monthly returns are based.
Postgraduates are finalists at Econometric Game21 April 2011For the second year running, the School of EFM sent a team of PhD and Masters students to the Econometric Game Congress in Amsterdam. Our team of post-graduates were among the finalists.
Lifetime achievment award to David Ashton21 April 2011The British Accounting Association has awarded its Lifetime Achievement Award to Professor David Ashton this year. The awards are made annually to one or more individuals who have made a substantial and direct contribution to UK academic accounting and finance over the course of their careers.
EFM Annual Gala Dinner1 March 2011Students and staff enjoyed the annual social event of a formal dinner. This year the dinner was in the Royal West Academy and the evening finished with some dancing to a jazz band.
Bristol economists in the news23 February 2011The views of CMPO economists Paul Gregg and Carol Propper were both reported in the Guardian newspaper on 23 February. Professor Gregg's views on the proposed work capability assessment made the front page and the lead editorial quoted Professor Propper on price competition in the health service.