It is often said that wage moderation in Germany was the primary cause of the current account imbalances in the euro area that emerged prior to the financial crisis. A new study by the School’s Professor Miguel León-Ledesma and Dr Timo Bettendorf, a Research Economist in the Economic department of the Bundesbank and former PhD student at the School, puts this hypothesis to the test. An article on their research has featured in Research Brief (2nd Edition, March 2016) published by the Deutsche Bundesbank Eurosystem Research Centre.
Read Professor Jagjit Chadha’s comments on yesterday’s Budget in the Financial Times:
The Eastern ARC Quantitative Social Sciences section at the University of Kent would like to invite academic staff and postgraduate research students to participate in the workshop ‘Economic and Psychological Perspectives on Social Issues using an Experimental Approach’ to be held at the University of Kent on 20-21 April 2016. The purpose of the workshop is to highlight the synergy of research in economics and psychology with the aim to foster collaboration among students and faculty.
The Board of the European Association of Agricultural Economists has approved the CEAS (Centre for European Agri-Environmental Studies) proposal for a seminar on the impact of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) on rural job creation. CEAS, in partnership with the Institute of Rural and Agricultural Development at the Polish Academy of Sciences, is organising a Pan-European seminar on 'Analysis of the contribution of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to European rural employment past, present and future'.