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Self-made billionaires more likely to give than inheritors

29 September 2014

A study by economists at the University of Southampton suggests that billionaires who have built their own fortunes are
more likely to pledge to donate a large portion of their wealth to charities, than those who are heirs to family fortunes.


Social enterprise summer school gives Southampton students experience of a lifetime

12 September 2014

Students from across the University of Southampton have had the experience of a lifetime this summer when they got the opportunity to take part in the University’s first social enterprise summer camp in India.


Taking the pulse of the markets. Students use latest Bloomberg terminals to understand finance

30 July 2014

Economics students and academic staff can now use 24 sophisticated real-time computer terminals installed at the University of Southampton linked to comprehensive Bloomberg financial data.


Mystery message found in First World War kilt

29 July 2014

A University of Southampton academic is hoping to trace the descendants of a seamstress or garment packer who left a note hidden in the folds of a kilt destined for a soldier heading to the Front in the First World War.


Workshop in Public Organisations

7 July 2014

University of Vienna, 8-9 September 2014


Developing your research project; free online course to support you

4 July 2014

A free, pioneering online initiative to help people develop basic research skills launches today at the University of Southampton.


Southampton-Surrey Econometrics Event

23 June 2014

One-day workshop on Econometrics and Applied Economics


Are government workers really more public-spirited than those in the private sector?

17 June 2014

Mirco Tonin and Michael Vlassopoulos discuss their
research findings on The Conversation.


Lucy Worsley’s ‘The First Georgians’ on BBC4

12 June 2014

Economics lecturer talks to Lucy Worsley as part of new BBC4 series ‘The First Georgians’.