Category Events

Here you can read more about recent events hosted or planned by the Institute.

Focus group discussions on money management awareness and skills in young people

In Leicester, like many cities and towns across the UK, there is a major debt and poverty crisis. A low wage economy has created an environment with very high levels of child poverty, in-work poverty, homelessness and reliance on foodbanks… Continue Reading →

Marketing methodology workshop

On the 9th November the Consumers, Markets and Society group is hosting a workshop on the Nature of Academic Knowledge: Understanding How Any Research Methodology Is Dependent on Its Underpinning Ontological & Epistemological Assumptions. The workshop is from 10am-3pm and… Continue Reading →

Open Data and Economic Insight: Using Data to Inform Growth

We are hosting a session at the Leicester Business Festival on the 12th November 2021 from 10 am-12 midday. We are using a Hybrid model where you can attend in person or join virtually. To book a place please go… Continue Reading →

Remittance and Climate Change Adaptability in Bangladesh

In July DMU co-hosted a Stakeholders Workshop on remittance and climate change adaptability in Bangladesh, joint with the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. The workshop was held as part of a GCRF project led by Dr Samsul Alam, Dr Godwin Okafor,… Continue Reading →

OECD Roundtable on Investment and Sustainable Development

IAESV member Tuan Luong participated in the 2nd Roundtable on Investment and Sustainable Development that took place in October at the OECD in Paris. The Roundtable is central to OECD’s efforts in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with… Continue Reading →

2020 Green Economy Symposium on Social & Political Cooperation

Members of the Institute contributed (from afar) to the 2020 Green Economy Symposium hosted by the University of Guyana. The symposium explored the challenges faced in Guyana as it looks to accelerate its green economy against a background of dependence… Continue Reading →

There is an emerging consensus for a new approach to humanitarian action: what will it look like?

I recently returned from participating in the Humanitarian Networks & Partnerships Week 2020 (HNPW 2020), thanks to the support from DMU’s Institute of Applied Economics and Social Value. The event, which was hosted by the United Nations Office for Coordination… Continue Reading →

Student visit to the IFS

A delegation of our economics students recently visited the Institute of Fiscal Studies to attend the ‘Public Economics Lectures’. They heard talks by IFS experts in a range of different fields of public economics. This was great experience for students… Continue Reading →

Economic poverty and inequality in Leicestershire: Challenges and solutions

Poverty, economic exclusion and inequality are a stark reality in Leicestershire and elsewhere in the UK. Homelessness, the use of foodbanks and the wide gaps in employment, attainment and opportunities across regions are just some of the visible signs of… Continue Reading →

Nudge for good at the Leicester Business Festival

IAESV recently hosted an event at the Leicester Business Festival on ‘Nudge for good: Harnessing behavioural science to inform business, charity and policy’. Behavioural science provides a powerful way to deepen our understanding of the drivers of human behaviour. In… Continue Reading →

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