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6 November 2014: 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.
5 November 2014: 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...
27 October 2014: Imran Rasul & Vittorio Bassi awarded Phase III GLM|LIC grant
Imran Rasul and Vittorio Bassi were recently awarded one of the Phase III GLM|LIC research grants. GLM|LIC ia a joint initiative between DFID and IZA to promote research on labor markets in developing countries. The project will be run together with their partner NGO BRAC Uganda. The total project budget is EUR 191,000 (or approx GBP 150,000).
The project title is Asymmetric Information on the Skills of Workers and Matching in the Labor Market: Evidence from Uganda.
24 September 2014: Wendy Carlin leads introduction of new Economics syllabus
A new Economics curriculum will be introduced this year at UCL and other institutions across London, Paris, New York, Boston, Budapest, Sydney and Bangalore. The new syllabus is part of the CORE project, directed by Wendy Carlin. Please see the article in the Financial Times for more details.
18 July 2014: New staff joining in 2014-15
In addition to our two new lecturers, Konrad Mierendorff and Suphanit Piyapromdee (who will both start at the end of the summer) the Department is pleased to announce that Professor Victor Rios-Rull, the Carlson Chair of Economics at the University of Minnesota, will also join us as a visiting professor during September 2014 – March 2015.
With these appointments and promotions, the Department has cemented its position as a world-leading Economics institution.
18 July 2014: Six members of the Department promoted
16 July 2014: Economics Departmental Prizes 2014
25 June 2014: 2013/14 Undergraduate Dissertations
19 June 2014: 2014 PGTA Awards
10 March 2014: Drayton House renovation
7 January 2014: Professor Richard Blundell receives knighthood in 2014
6 December 2013: Record-breaking 19th ERC grant awarded to Mariacristina de Nardi
6 November 2013: Immigrants put 34% more into public finance than they take out
2 October 2013: ERC Funding Success
27 September 2013: Imran Rasul and Dan Rogger awarded Deutsche Bahn Prize
23 September 2013: Patrick Kehoe to join UCL Economics
5 August 2013: 2012-13 Senior Promotions
22 July 2013: Aureo de Paula awarded ERC Grant
20 June 2013: Annual UCLU Student Choice Teaching Awards
20 June 2013: 12-13 PGTA Awards
15 May 2013: Andrew Chesher appointed as William Stanley Jevons Chair of Economics and Economic Measurement
14 May 2013: Fabien Postel-Vinay to join UCL Economics