Author Edward Cartwright

Economic solutions – Tackling youth unemployment in a post-Covid world

Colleagues and students from economics recently got together for Q&A session on youth unemployment in the aftermath of coronavirus. The session was chaired by our PhD student Andrews Darko. You can watch the playback on YouTube. Edward Cartwright kicked off… Continue Reading →

Improving behaviour towards a more environment-friendly future in Leicester

In our behavioural economics module we held an essay writing competition. The brief was to come up with a practical way of changing behaviour in Leicester towards a more sustainable future. We are delighted to say that the winner is… Continue Reading →

KTP with the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce to create a Regional Business Intelligence Unit

East Midlands Chamber and DMU have been awarded £121,000 Government funding to create a new Regional Business Intelligence Unit, which aims to improve competitiveness and productivity across the region, highlight business strengths and ultimately, win more investment. Colleagues from IAESV,… Continue Reading →

Addressing Societal Gender, Geographical Location, Religious and Caste Discrimination Through Developing a Life and Employment Skills Course and Accompanying Social Marketing Campaign

Dr Anoop Bhogal-Nair is co-investigator on a British Academy funded project that hopes to tackle discrimination against young women in India. A key aim of project is to address young women’s self-identified issues affecting their well-being and in doing so address issues arising from… Continue Reading →

Lockdown compliance in the UK

Background In March 2020, the UK imposed lockdown measures because of the coronavirus pandemic. These measures have been of unprecedented scope in the context of UK governance. These rules were developed over a series of weeks, culminating in the Prime… Continue Reading →

How Economics Can Be Used to Understand the Poverty Trap and How to Overcome It

In the week where we celebrate our latest cohort of economics graduates we are announcing the top entries in this year’s IAESV blogpost competition. And the winner is (cue the drum-roll), second year undergraduate, Niamh Underhill. Here is the blog… Continue Reading →

Organ donation, the societal issue solved by behavioural economics?

In the week where we celebrate our latest cohort of economics graduates, we are also releasing the results of this years IAESV Economics Blogpost Competition. This year’s runner up is Charlotte Cracknell, a final year undergraduate. Here is her submission:… Continue Reading →

Does board gender diversity affect renewable energy consumption?

Samsul Alam has recently published a paper in the Journal of Corporate Finance, with Muhammad Atif, Mohammed Hossain and Marc Goergen, showing that gender diversity on the board is positively related with renewable energy consumption. The paper examines the effect… Continue Reading →

Terrorism and Global Business Performance

Godwin Okafor and colleagues have a paper recently accepted in the International Journal of Finance and Economics. The paper contributes to the literature on business performance by investigating the relationship between terrorism and global business performance at country level.  A measure… Continue Reading →

Trust after Barnard Castle

On the 19th and 20th May we ran a survey on coronavirus attitudes and beliefs, which included questions on trust. Given the recent furor around Dominic Cummings seemingly breaking the lockdown rules we reran the survey on the 27th May… Continue Reading →

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