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Craft beer in, sat navs out – but the CPI shopping basket isn't all about you

Craft beer in, sat navs out – but the CPI shopping basket isn't all about you
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Professor Isabelle Szmigin of the Department of Marketing considers the latest shopping basket of goods used to measure UK inflation and what it does - or doesn't - say about the changes in consumer tastes.
Date:
31/03/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

New ABS publication highlights the impact of Dr Joe Sanderson's research into Supply Chain Improvement

New ABS publication highlights the impact of Dr Joe Sanderson's research into Supply Chain Improvement
Description
A recent research project headed by Dr Joe Sanderson, Head of Procurement and Operations Management Department, has been published by the Association of Business Schools (ABS) in a case study collection designed to highlight the impact of business school research.
Date:
25/03/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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Defending Welfare – Birmingham Academics comment on the last five years of the Coalition

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In the lead up to the 2010 Election the Social Policy Association (SPA) published In Defence of Welfare - a commentary on challenges facing any incoming government. For the 2015 election In Defence of Welfare 2 has now been launched: and Birmingham academics are some of the main contributors to the series of short essays.
Date:
15/04/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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From Gratitude to Service: Engagement, Influence and Impact

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New report out detailing the impact, influence and reach of the Jubilee Centre's work to date.
Date:
20/04/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences

Experts share best autism practices with India

Experts share best autism practices with India
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On World Autism Awareness Day, UK experts are calling for stronger links with India to develop best autism practices that are relevant to the specific cultural and local needs of the country. A research team from the University of Birmingham, UCL Institute of Education (IOE) and the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT Hyderabad) are currently visiting schools in Hyderabad, engaging with teachers and parents on how technology can support children with autism in India.
Date:
13/04/2015
Categories:
International, Research, Social Sciences
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Blog: Deaths in the Mediterranean are a direct result of ongoing crisis in north Africa

Blog: Deaths in the Mediterranean are a direct result of ongoing crisis in north Africa
Description
Written by Professor Paul Jackson, a political economist working predominantly on conflict and post-conflict reconstruction. A core area of interest is decentralisation and governance and it was his extensive experience in Sierra Leone immediately following the war that led him into the area of conflict analysis and security sector reform.
Date:
24/04/2015
Categories:
Social Sciences, Students

Blog: Make elections work for you: check the polls, but follow the money

Blog: Make elections work for you: check the polls, but follow the money
Description
Written by Chris Game. "Spoiler alert: this is a blog about elections, but not local elections – mainly because it's about election betting, and, with one conspicuous exception, which will be mentioned, our modern-day local election contests and candidates are rarely of sufficiently general interest to attract much serious fixed odds betting."
Date:
24/04/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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