The latest news and upcoming events The latest news and upcoming events

MSc Postgraduate Prizes

Every year the School of Economics awards prizes for best performance in the final assessments for our MSc Degrees. This year we are pleased to congratulation Giang Nguyen for being awarded the School of Economics prize for the best performance in the final assessment, for the Degree of MSc  Academic and Professional. We also congratulate Fei Liu and Yunlong Wu for the joint best performance in the final assessment for the Degree of MSc  Academic and...

PhD Studentships in Economics

We at the School of Economics are pleased to announce that we have updated our PhD Studentship information for the upcoming academic year. We will be offering three schemes which will be available to applicants who, in their research proposal, are able to demonstrate academic excellence in areas relevant to the strategic interests of the School of Economics. Competition will be fierce, as such it is advisable that candidates apply as early as possible. See here for further details.

Eighth Annual Student Essay Competition 2016-17

The prize for each best essay is £1,000: 1. Best Essay of first year undergraduate students: £1,000 2. Best Essay of second year undergraduate students: £1,000 3. Best Essay of third year undergraduate students: £1,000 Prizes are also available for runners-up. Students are invited to submit an essay (1500-3000 words) based on one of the following topics: “A science that hesitates to forget its founders is lost” – Alfred Whitehead, 1916. What value does the study of the...

Refugee Crisis Discussion Panel

We are pleased to announce that the Politics Society, Debating Society, Economics Society, Model UN Society, and Discussion Forum, have collaborated to organise a Q&A Panel on the Refugee Crisis.  JSC 2.03 | 6pm | Tuesday 6th December Find out more on the Facebook Event Page .

Cultural Transmission and Social Norms Workshop

We are pleased to announce that the School of Economics, University of East Anglia, will be hosting the first workshop on Cultural Transmission and Social Norms .  Organised by David Hugh-Jones and Jinnie Ooi Ying Sze , this workshop brings together leading researchers from a range of disciplines, including economics, history and psychology, to share perspectives on how social norms are transmitted within societies, at both macro and micro levels.   

Dr Fabio Arico receives Excellence in Teaching Award

Congratulations to Dr Fabio Arico who has been successful in his application for one of three University Teaching Fellowships.  These Fellowships are awarded to those academics seeking to make an outstanding contribution to the Learning and Teaching reputation of UEA, and who have the potential to be nominated for the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme.  Fellowships promote and support those with a passion for innovation, enhancement and excellence in learning and...

Social Sciences Guest Lecture

SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals): The Tyranny of an Acronym By Jan Vandemoortele Independent researcher, formerly with UNICEF, UNDP and ILO, co-architect of the Millennium Development Goals. The formulation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was an ambitious endeavour but any irrational exuberance about the outcome would be misplaced. They are frequently described as transformative, universal and equity-focused, which is an incorrect description. The SDGs are not...

ECO Lecturer invited onto advisory board

School of Economics Lecturer Dr Antony Jackson has been invited onto the CFA Institute's Education Advisory Board Working Body. The Working Body makes up part of the Education Advisory Committee (EAC) . The EAC is responsible for providing oversight and guidance to the processes by which CFA Institute develops the Global Body of Investment Knowledge (GBIK), Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), and CFA Program curriculum materials.  Antony's work will involve reviewing curricula...

Seventh ECO Student Essay Competition results announced

The School of Economics is pleased to announce the results of the Seventh ECO Student Essay Competition. Entries from each of the UG year groups and the PG group were judged by the Editorial Board of the Norwich Economic Papers.  A selection of the winning essays will be published in Volume 11 of the Norwich Economic Papers.   Congratulations to all our winners:   Year 1   • First Place – Owen Calder (£1000 prize) • Second Place  –...

New members of staff to join ECO

The School of Economics is pleased to announce that Dr Mark Le Quement will be joining ECO as a Senior Lecturer in Economics on 1st September.  Mark was awarded his Phd in 2009 from the European University Institute, Florence and is currently working as a post-doc in the Department of Economics, Institute of Microeconomics and Haussdorff Center for Mathematics, University of Bonn. We are also delighted that Dr Amrish Patel and Dr Oana Borcan will be joining the School on 1st July as...