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Economics highlights

Academics secure major ESRC grant

A team consisting of several Cardiff Business School academics has won a prestigious grant, worth £330,000, from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and 2 million RMB from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).

Disability employment gap

The Government is certain to miss its manifesto target to halve the disability employment gap by 2020 without decisive and innovative intervention, according to a new report by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Disability.

Bruce Webb (1967- 2016)

Mr Bruce Webb, researcher and latterly lecturer with the Economics section of Cardiff Business School, passed away Tuesday 18 October 2016 following a short illness.

Public event addresses disability in the workplace

Cardiff Business School hosts ESRC Cardiff Festival of Social Sciences event launching Disability Talking film, followed by panel discussion.

Professors Melanie Jones and Victoria Wass will lead the Disability Talking event, which forms part of the 2016 ESRC Festival of Social Sciences, at the Postgraduate Teaching Centre on Thursday 10th November 2016 at 6.00pm

Funding renewal for long-standing partnership

The Hodge Foundation has confirmed that it will renew its support for Cardiff Business School’s Julian Hodge Institute of Applied Macroeconomics, pledging £100,000 to fund the work of the research institute for another year.

Welsh Economic Review considers state of Wales’ economy

Cardiff Business School launched a special edition of the Welsh Economic Review, at an event held in the School on Tuesday 10 May 2016.

The Welsh Economic review is edited by Dr Annette Roberts of the Welsh Economy Research Unit and published online by Cardiff University Press.

Traders triumph away from home

Cardiff Business School teams take top two places in fast-paced trading competition held at Coventry Business School

Four Cardiff Business School students, all members of the Cardiff Finance & Trading Society, have outperformed 16 other teams from across the UK to place first and second at the UK Universities Foundation Trading Competition.

Business School alumna Nina Zhang appointed Risk Head of China CCB for Citibank

Nina Zhang studied both her MSc in International Economics, Banking and Finance and her PhD at Cardiff Business School. We have stayed in close contact with Nina over the years and she recently got in touch to let us know that she has been permanently appointed as the Risk Head of China, Citi Commercial Bank (CCB), a role she has been acting up to since September last year.

Essays in Honour of Patrick Minford

A Special Issue of Open Economies Review has been published in honour of Professor Patrick Minford.

Could student placements benefit the UK’s export market?

Bilateral national trade analysis carried out by Professor James Foreman-Peck for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) indicates that the gross costs of language ignorance are high for the UK despite English being a world language. 

Economics alumnus Peter Hughes appears on Sky News

As an expert in his field, Peter Hughes recently appeared on Sky News to discuss limited energy supplies and the associated risks. 

Academics predict Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon will generate £300 million in Wales

Professor Calvin Jones and Professor Max Munday from the Welsh Economy Research Unit (WERU) based at Cardiff Business School have examined the economic effects the planned construction of the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon will have on Wales and the UK.

Welsh Economy Research Unit contributes to study of the economic impact of sea angling in England

Professor Max Munday, Dr Annette Roberts and Neil Roche of WERU contributed to the final report of the project 'Sea Angling 2012 – a survey of recreational sea angling activity and economic value in England' which was published in November by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

Spanish researcher set to complete PhD thesis following visit to Cardiff Business School

Assistant Professor Beatriz Santos of the Autónoma University of Madrid (Spain) spent three months in Cardiff

Professor Esther Fidalgo visits Cardiff Business School

Professor Esther Fidalgo visits Cardiff Business School

Professor Esther Fidalgo of the University Complutense de Madrid recently completed a four month visit to Cardiff hosted by Professor Trevor Boyns.