Social Sciences: Economics


Study shows African Americans discriminated against in access to US local public services

20 August 2015

Requests for information from local public services, like sheriffs’ offices, school districts and libraries, across the United States are less likely to receive a reply if signed by ‘black-sounding’ names, according to new research conducted by economists at IZA and the University of Southampton.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Grant

22 June 2015

Economics lecturer wins one of two national grants from the ODNB

ESRC grant for Economic History project

29 May 2015

Southampton Economics lecturer Helen Paul has won an ESRC grant for a project relating to historical financial scandals

Southampton Economics Lecturer on BBC Radio

23 March 2015

Economic Historian Helen Paul discusses on BBC Radio Scotland’s "Good Morning Scotland" programme the Chancellor’s decision to pay off the debts incurred during the South Sea Bubble.

1st Southampton Conference on the Credibility of Empirical Research (SCOCER)

16 March 2015

The Confidence Crisis in Science: can and should economics come to the rescue? A two-day event on July 3-4, 2015.

Study shows fitting meters has an immediate effect on consumers’ water saving habits

25 February 2015

Economics researchers have shown consumers reduce their water consumption by 16.5 per cent after they receive a metered connection – based on the study of a five-year programme to install nearly half a million water meters in the south-east of England. This reduction is far more than the national average of ten per cent and is mainly achieved very quickly after a meter is installed.

Southampton Economics Lecturer on BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time

24 February 2015

Economic Historian Helen Paul discusses Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations

Third Southampton Winter Workshop in Economic Theory

23 February 2015

Supported by the University along with the Faculty of Social, Human and Mathematical Sciences and the Royal Economic Society and organized by the Department of Economics for a third year in a row, this Workshop provides an interdisciplinary environment consisting of Economics and Computer Science researchers, from Europe and the US.

Workshop on Meaningful Consent in the Digital Economy 2015

23 February 2015

The Meaningful Consent in the Digital Economy project (MCDE) is hosting an interdisciplinary workshop on issues related to giving and obtaining user consent online, with special emphasis on privacy and data protection.

Corporate philanthropy increases workers’ productivity

7 January 2015

Working to benefit a good cause increases productivity by up to 30 per cent, according to the findings of a new study from Economics at the University of Southampton.