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Census 2021. Community radio and lost voices: Inspiring engagement in economic and social policy

Edward Cartwright and Rob Watson at Decentered Media are leading on an AHRC-ESRC funded project ‘Community Radio and Lost Voices’. The project, funded through a scheme to encourage public engagement with the census, will use community radio to inspire households… Continue Reading →

Food resilience and rural poverty in developing countries: the role of trading networks and information flows

Dr Tuan Luong and Professor Edward Cartwright have received funding of £50,000 from the British Academy Humanities and Social Sciences Tackling Global Challenges Programme. The two year project, that began on the 1st March 2021, will look at mapping and… Continue Reading →

Inclusive poverty reduction: in search of a policy framework to support individuals operating in the informal economy in Lagos, Nigeria

Dr Eghosa Igudia has been awarded £50,000 grant under the British Academy’s Humanities and Social Sciences Tackling Global Challenges Programme. The two year project, that began on the 1st March 2021, will study inclusive poverty reduction. The project team includes… Continue Reading →

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 →

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