First Year Challenge results released

The First Year Challenge results are out! The FYC is a multimedia assignment aimed at introducing first year students to economics by immersing them in a group research project in their first week of university. The winners' and runners up videos can by viewed on the ECON1001 Moodle page.

Richard Blundell and Jan Eeckhout elected to Academia Europea 2014

Richard Blundell and Jan Eeckhout have been elected as new members to the Academy of Europe. For more information, please see the Academy of Europe website.

Rani Spiegler elected Fellow of the Econometric Society

The Econometric Society has announced the election of 14 Fellows of the Society. Ran Spiegler is one of the 14 elected. The list also includes Simon Lee, a former UCL professor and frequent visitor to the Department.

Christian Dustmann presents new CReAM research on UK immigration

Recent CReAM research conducted by Christian Dustmann and Tommaso Frattini has revealed that European immigrants to the UK contribute more in taxes than they receive in benefits. This research has generated a huge amount of interest in the media with Christian Dustmann appearing on BBC News, BBC Radio 4's Today programme and BBC 5 Live as well as coverage in the Financial Times, Guardian. More...

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