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The fall in the world oil price and its implications for the UK economy

The fall in the world oil price and its implications for the UK economy
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Professor of Macroeconomics John Fender consider the decline in the price of oil and the effect it will have on the UK economy.
Date:
22/01/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Digging into the data on crime and punishment

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Community punishments do not have a significant impact on crime rates, but neither does prison, Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay writes for the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.
Date:
18/01/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Lads are alive and well, they're just not buying lads' mags anymore

Lads are alive and well, they're just not buying lads' mags anymore
Description
Professor of Marketing Isabelle Szmigin suggests that the demise of FHM and Zoo doesn't mean that lad culture is dead; the lads are just going elsewhere for the content.
Date:
23/11/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Is the UK Manufacturing Tomorrow? Energy, Skills and Public Sector Procurement

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John Bryson writes: On Tuesday 17 November 2015 the Industry and Parliament Trust held a breakfast meeting to explore the question: Is the UK Manufacturing Tomorrow? There was an interesting exchange between representatives from business, Whitehall and academia.
Date:
20/11/2015

Consumption and funeral arranging: Isabelle Szmigin on Radio 4's Thinking Allowed

Consumption and funeral arranging: Isabelle Szmigin on Radio 4's Thinking Allowed
Description
Professor of Marketing Izabelle Szmigin expands on her co-authored work 'Sociological Ambivalence and Funeral Consumption' on the Thinking Allowed Radio 4 Broadcast.
Date:
12/11/2015

Steve Jobs film: a welcome re-imagining of the iconic Apple leader

Steve Jobs film: a welcome re-imagining of the iconic Apple leader
Description
With Danny Boyle's new movie in cinemas now, Scott Taylor and Emma Bell (Keele University) comment on how the cult of Steve Jobs highlights our fascination with charismatic business leaders.
Date:
12/11/2015

A sugar tax is needed to kickstart companies into action – not consumers

A sugar tax is needed to kickstart companies into action – not consumers
Description
Professor of Marketing Isabelle Szmigin considers Jamie Oliver's campaign to introduce a sugar tax on fizzy drinks and snacks, and how it could prompt companies to change their approach to producing and marketing their products.
Date:
30/10/2015

City-REDI for a Combined Authority

Description
On 17 September the launch of the City-Region Economic Development Institute (City-REDI) took place with members of local universities, councils, representatives from the Local Education Partnerships (LEP's) and the Chamber of Commerce coming together to debate and define the challenges that City-REDI will help the Combined Authority tackle.
Date:
23/09/2015
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