Social Sciences: Economics


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.

First PhD Workshop on the Economics of Migration

1 December 2014

Tapping into our wealth of expertise on migration, the First PhD Workshop on the Economics of Migration is to be held next February

Radio programme about early financial crash

10 November 2014

Economist talks about the Mississippi Bubble

Lack of A level maths leading to fewer female economists

30 October 2014

A study by the University of Southampton's Economics department has found there are far fewer women studying economics than men, with women accounting for just 27 per cent of economics students, despite them making up 57 per cent of the undergraduate population in UK universities.

Student yachting team crowned World Champions

27 October 2014

The University of Southampton’s student yachting team, which includes an Economics graduate, have been crowned World Champions by winning the 34th Student Yachting World Cup.

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