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Corporate Social Responsibility in Leicestershire

The Institute for Applied Economics and Social Value is collaborating with ThinkCSR and Ethical Business Exchange to undertake an audit of corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities in the local region. The project is being led by Chris Shaw (Director of… Continue Reading →

Summer School on the Human Aspects of Cyber-Crime and Online Fraud

The Institute co-sponsored this summer school alongside the Kent Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Cyber Security (KirCCS) and International Association for Research in Economic Psychology. The summer school took place in July 2019 at the University of Kent in Canterbury with around 30 participants… Continue Reading →

Workshop on Economics for the Social Good

The Institute held a two day Workshop on Economics for the Social Good on 4th and 5th July. We are grateful to the Royal Economic Society for part funding the workshop. The workshop highlighted some of the positive things that… Continue Reading →

The Efficiency of Private and Public Schools in Urban and Rural Areas: Moving Beyond the Development Goals

A paper by Swati Virmani (with Geraint Johnes) has recently been published in the International Transactions in Operational Research Journal. Data from the Young Lives study are used to evaluate the efficiency of education systems in four low and middle income… Continue Reading →

DMU Global trip to the OECD in Paris

Last week a number of our second year economics students went on a DMU Global trip to Paris. The highlight of the trip was a visit to the OECD Headquarters. Students were given a tour of the Chateau de la… Continue Reading →

Framing effects in public good games: Choices or externalities?

A paper by Edward Cartwright and Abhijit Ramalingam, recently published in Economics Letters, provides new experimental evidence on framing effects in public good games. The trade-offs from an individual contributing to a group task can be framed in different ways…. Continue Reading →

Economics Networking Event

On Wednesday we welcomed back a number of DMU alumni to share their experience with current students. The afternoon began with a chance to network and enjoy the unlimited supply of doughnuts. Then the alumni answered a range of questions… Continue Reading →

Working Conditions in the Apparel Industry of Bangladesh: Role of the Major Stakeholders

I am currently working on the following paper which covers an important and interesting issue in the context of Bangladesh. The apparel industry is the most important contributors for the economy of Bangladesh in terms of export revenue, employment generation… Continue Reading →

Does Corporate Research and Development Investment Affect Firm Environmental Performance?

A new paper, recently published in Energy Economics, by Md. Samsul Alam (with his colleagues) provides novel insights on the relationship between corporate R&D and firm environmental performance Business enterprises play a significant role in increased carbon emissions due to… Continue Reading →

Big Data Research

Big Data analytics have been rapidly developing in numerous subjects over the past decades. It is inevitable that Big Data has become a phenomenon that significantly influences every aspect of the nowadays digital economy. As one of the research interests of… Continue Reading →

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