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Economics at Birmingham ranked in top 6 for research intensity in recent REF

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The commitment to research that exists within Economics has been underlined by the results of the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 exercise, with the Department ranked 6th out of 28 institutions on research intensity.
Date:
15/01/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Dr Scott Taylor comments on the inequities that still hold sway in the boardroom: University Challenge and a lesson on quotas for British business

Dr Scott Taylor comments on the inequities that still hold sway in the boardroom: University Challenge and a lesson on quotas for British business
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Using the disparity between male and female team members in University Challenge to highlight the ongoing inequities at the top end of British business, Dr Scott Taylor asks if the introduction of a quota system may be the answer.
Date:
14/01/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences
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CHASM Briefing Paper: December 2014

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Should people on low incomes be encouraged to save during an economic down-turn? Latest Briefing Paper from CHASM
Date:
21/01/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Case Study: Latest discussion paper from TSRC

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This latest discussion paper from TSRC explores the debates around community led research, drawing on the specific case study example of European Gypsy, Traveller and Roma research networks.
Date:
20/01/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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Inclusive design: its impact on young people with visual impairments

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Rachel Hewett presents findings from the Longitudial Transitions Research Study at a conference in San Diego
Date:
15/01/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

West Midlands awarded £1.14 million for widening access to higher education

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A £22 million programme to encourage young people from poorer backgrounds to consider going to university includes a £1.14 million award to expand a pioneering scheme in the West Midlands.
Date:
08/01/2015
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Oil crisis: can short-term pain lead to economic gain for Russia?

Oil crisis: can short-term pain lead to economic gain for Russia?
Description
The recent crash in oil prices is causing much anxiety in oil-producing states. From Iran to Venezuela, many have come to rely on elevated oil prices to fuel economic growth and support government spending.
Date:
23/01/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Blog: Shuffling the decks: quick fixes versus long-term stability

Blog: Shuffling the decks: quick fixes versus long-term stability
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Development Progress Blog. Ahead of the launch of our case studies on security progress in Liberia and Timor-Leste, Suda Perera writes on the risk that 'quick fixes' to violent conflict pose to development in the long-term. Taking the example of the Democratic Republic of Congo, she outlines the pitfalls of empowering warring parties and the challenging reality that good elections do not necessarily result in good democracy.
Date:
23/01/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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