Events

Upcoming events

Workshop on 'Migration and Mobility', June 2019

Workshop on “Migration and Mobility”, 10-12 June 2019
Summer Institute series on “Community and Change”

The Economics Department is organising two workshops on “Migration and Mobility: research findings, policy and impact” at the University of Glasgow in June 2019. The aim of the workshops is to bring together novel research on international and internal migration. The Research Workshop takes place on 10-11 June 2019, followed by a PhD Workshop on 12 June 2019. While participants may attend the individual workshops, we welcome anybody interested to stay for both events. This is the inaugural event of the annual University of Glasgow Summer Institute series on “Community and Change”, funded via the Principal’s Office and the “Behaviour, Structure & Interventions” interdisciplinary research network.

Keynote Speakers

  • Christian Dustmann (University College London)
  • Pia M. Orrenius (Vice President of Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas)

Registration
You can register for the event on our Eventbrite registration page.

Programme
The Migration and Mobility Workshop full programme is available to download.

Organisers
Michele Battisti, Sayantan Ghosal, Theodore Koutmeridis, Tanya Wilson. For any enquiries, please contact: michele.battisti@gla.ac.uk.


Youth Crime Workshop, 18 June 2019

Youth Crime Workshop

18 June 2019, 11.00am - 6.15pm
London School of Economics and Political Science, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

CEP, LSE and Glasgow University are co-hosting a workshop on Youth Crime held at the LSE's Centre for Economic Performance on 18 June 2019.

This workshop brings together early career scholars and law enforcement experts who explore the pressing issues of youth crime and violence from an economics perspective. Presentations will focus on illegal activity and cover various topics, such as new trends in knife crime, policing and labour markets in the context of both developing and developed countries.

The workshop's keynote lecture will be given by Randi Hjalmarsson (University of Gothenburg).

This joint CEP (LSE) and University of Glasgow event is organised by Dr Theodore Koutmeridis and Dr Matteo Sandi and it is funded via the “Behaviour, Structure and Interventions” research network.

Registration
You can register for the event on our Eventbrite registration page.

Programme
The Youth Crime Workshop programme  is available to download.

For more information, on attending, please contact cep.events@lse.ac.uk


 

Past events

BARSEA Workshop on the 'Economics of Crime and Policing'

15th and 16th November 2018

Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics

CEP, LSE and Glasgow University are co-hosting a workshop on the Economics of Crime and Policing.  The aim of the workshop is to bring people together that work empirically or theoretically on issues of crime and policing, or other issues relating to illegal behavior.

The workshop's keynote lecture will be given by:

Jeff Grogger (University of Chicago).

The Organizing Committee is: Theodore Koutmeridis (University of Glasgow), Tom Kirchmaier (CBS & CEP/LSE), Steve Machin (LSE & CEP), Rob Witt (University of Surrey & CEP/LSE). The event is funded by the British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award (BARSEA), awarded to Theodore Koutmeridis.

Register online at: https://lsecrime-policing.eventbrite.co.uk

For more information, on attending, please contact cep.events@lse.ac.uk

DOWNLOAD PROGRAMME.


BARSEA Workshop on 'Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Health Challenges'

4th and 5th June 2018

Fore Hall, Main Building, University of Glasgow

This workshop focuses on ‘Health Challenges’ from an interdisciplinary perspective and its links to RCUK ‘Global Challenges Research Fund’ priorities. Among others the workshop includes presentations on fraud, inequality, and policy interventions based on behavioural insights. The workshop would be of particular interest to PhD students and academics who focus not only on research but also on impact, policy and knowledge exchange.

The event is organized by Dr Theodore Koutmeridis and Iain MacMillan (NHS) and it is co-funded by the British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award (BARSEA) Dr Koutmeridis has been awarded. The event is associated with the 'Behaviour, Structure and Interventions' (BSI) research network, the BARSEA Early Career Network on 'Inequality Conflict and Violence', the Royal Society of Edinburgh and its Young Academy of Scotland.

Please register now - places are limited. For registration please visit the Eventbrite website.

Workshop Highlights

  • Keynote Speaker - Mr Craig McKinlay is the National Counter Fraud Manager at NHS Scotland.
  • Keynote Speaker - Professor Samuel Cohn is a Professor of Medieval History at the University of Glasgow and he is going to present his latest book "Epidemics: Hate and Compassion from the Plague of Athens to AIDS” published by Oxford University Press in April 2018".
  • Policy Panel - Royal Society of Edinburgh's / Young Academy of Scotland's Brexit Report on Health and Wellbeing.

You can download the full Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Health Challenges programme.


BARSEA Workshop on 'Disadvantage'

6th and 7th July 2017

Fore Hall, Main Building, University of Glasgow

This workshop focuses on ‘Disadvantage’ and its links to RCUK ‘Global Challenges Research Fund’ priorities. Among others the workshop includes presentations on inequality, crime and sustainability.

The event is organized by Dr Theodore Koutmeridis and it is co-funded by the British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award (BARSEA) he has been awarded. The event is associated with the ‘Behaviour, Structure and Interventions’ (BSI) research network, the BARSEA Early Career Network on ‘Inequality Conflict and Violence’, the Royal Society of Edinburgh and its Young Academy of Scotland.

The full ‌Workshop Programme is available to download.

Registrations are now open.  Please visit the Eventbrite site.


Sovereign Debt Restructuring Workshop

29th and 30th August

Yudowitz Lecture Theatre, Wolfson Medical School Building, University of Glasgow

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the Behaviour, Structure and Interventions Research Network and the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow co-hosted a conference on Sovereign Debt Restructuring on the 29th and 30th of August, 2016 at the University of Glasgow. The aim of the conference was to examine sovereign debt restructuring from a broader approach, focusing on market failures associated with the functioning of sovereign debt markets and with emphasis on second best solutions as the relevant benchmark for policy interventions. The Editors of Oxford Economic Papers have agreed to consider some of the papers selected for the conference for a Special Issue of the journal to be published in 2017-18.

The full programme is available to download.


BSI Summer Workshop 2016

9th and 10th June 2016

Yudowitz Lecture Theatre, Wolfson Medical School Building, University of Glasgow

This year the workshop focuses on "Inequality, Conflict and Violence". This workshop will span conventional disciplinary and methodological boundaries with presentations from economics, political science, law and sociology, among others, including papers with a theoretical, applied, quantitative or qualitative focus. 

Keynote Speaker: Professor Sharun Mukand is at Warwick University and recently he became a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. He is also Research Theme Leader at CAGE at the University of Warwick and a Fellow of CESifo. His research is on the political economy of policymaking and globalization, especially from the point of view of developing countries. He is also working on the role of 'ideas' in helping construct identities, shape views about policy and affect the adoption as well as diffusion of institutions such as liberal democracy. He has published in several journals including the American Economic Review and Journal of Development Economics.

Keynote Speaker: Dr Mirko Draca from Warwick University is a research associate of Warwick’s ESRC Centre on Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) and a Research Associate at the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) at the London School of Economics. Other affiliations have included the Edmond J Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. Most recently, he has published on topics including the economics of crime, the minimum wage, and the 'revolving door' in journals including the American Economic Review and the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.

This workshop is organised by Sarah Birch, Sayantan Ghosal and Theodore Koutmeridis as part of the activities of the Behaviour, Structure and Interventions (BSI) research network at the University of Glasgow.

The full Conference Programme is available to download.

Registrations are now open.  Please visit the Eventbrite site.


Interdisciplinary PhD Workshop

‌BSI held its inaugural PhD Interdisciplinary Workshop in the Gilchrist PG Club on Monday 21st March 2016.  The workshop was attended by PhD students from a wide range of disciplines.  Network convenor and CREATe Research Fellow, Theo Koutmeridis, delivered a mini-course, Identifying Causal Effects, which is available to download here.  Presentations were given by eight PhD students.

For full details, please visit the Workshop webpage.

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Persistent Deprivation and Internal Constraints: Analysis, Evidence and Policy

Friday 12th February 2016, 9.15am - 3.30pm

Top Floor Seminar Room, Sir Alwyn Williams Building, University of Glasgow

The workshop focussed on the economic and psychological dimensions of poverty and deprivation with a view to explore links and deepen academic engagement with the Scottish Government. Participants will be drawn from University of Glasgow, the Scottish government and the charity sector.  The presentations from the workshop are available to download on links below.


Marginalisation, Stigma and Choice?

Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd June 2015

Yudowitz Lecture Theatre, Wolfson Medical School Building, University of Glasgow

Co-hosted by Behaviour, Structure and Interventions (BSI) and Policy Scotland

This event is an opportunity for academics, policymakers and practitioners to come together and tease out how behavioural and other policy analytical frameworks can be applied to help understand the plight of the marginalised and stigmatised. In particular, how can can a rigorous approach to ideas like aspirations failure, poverty traps, empowerment, basic income, inequality and wage levels, and a systematic evidence-based policy framework help public, private and voluntary sector bodies decide which actions would most improve the choices and life chances open to the most disadvantaged, be they in Kolkata or Glasgow?

This event is multi-disciplinary and seeks to be accessible to  a wide range of academics and practitioners. It is also avowedly internationalist in ambition and seeks to share experiences across contexts and look for shared or otherwise applicable lessons across the diversity of human experiences.

The workshop will include a talk by the Principal of the University, Professor Anton Muscatelli.

The organisers acknowledge the support from the RSE's Young Academy of Scotland (YAS) and What Works Scotland.

You can download the full Workshop schedule 22-23 June 2015‌‌‌‌‌‌.

 


Multidisciplinary Workshop

The network's first multidisciplinary workshop was held on 6th and 7th February 2015.  A range of internal and external academics and practitioners participated in the event.

A number of workshop presentations are available to download.  Please visit the Workshop webpage.

 


Launch meeting

The network was formally launched at a meeting held on 29th September 2015 in the Kelvin Meeting Room, 11 The Square.  The meeting was attended by academics from a wide range of disciplines.  Presentations, some of which are available to download, included:

Music Education for Inclusion‌, Oscar Odena, School of Interdisciplinary Studies

Behaviours and Outcomes in Unauthorised Fan-made Video Game Production‌, Martin Kretschmer, CREATe

Poverty and Aspirations Failure‌, Sayantan Ghosal, Adam Smith Business School

Sovereign Debt Crises, Catherine Schenk, Economic and Social History

Global Health with an Emphasis on Neglected Tropical Diseases, Katie Hampson and Tiziana Lembo, Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine