The monthly Economics Network Email Newsletter
9 January 2006
Welcome to UPDATE, the Economics Network Email Newsletter. This
newsletter is intended to inform ECON-LTSN subscribers about our
activities and to provide other information that may be of interest.
Economics UPDATE will be distributed on the first Monday of each
1. WHAT'S NEW
Forthcoming National Workshops
Student Essay Competition
ESRC Society Today
3. AND FINALLY.....
Economic Costs of the War in Iraq
1. WHAT'S NEW
FORTHCOMING NATIONAL WORKSHOPS
Two workshops have been announced for this year, both taking place next
to Temple Meads train station in Bristol. Both are intended as
participatory workshops and are open to anyone teaching Economics in UK
A workshop on teaching Development Economics, exploring unique issues
surrounding this specialism, will be held on Wednesday 8 February.
The Heterodox Economics workshop on Wednesday 3 May will be an
opportunity to share ideas for the innovative teaching of heterodox
economics, as well as using a pluralist perspective in the teaching of
Another workshop on Maths in Economics will take place at the University
of Nottingham on 29 March. For further details, watch out for the next
issue of this newsletter.
STUDENT ESSAY COMPETITION
These is still time for students to enter this national competition in
which they can win a 250 pound prize for writing an essay about their
course. The deadline is Friday 17th February.
ESRC SOCIETY TODAY CELEBRATES SIX MONTH SUCCESS FOR ONLINE RESEARCH
"ESRC Society Today - the online research resource launched by the
Economic & Social Research Council - has attracted almost a quarter of a
million unique visitors in its first six months of life. ESRC Society
Today, which launched in May 2005, provides academics, students and
researchers with a valuable, free digest of economic and social sciences
research available, planned and in progress."
3. AND FINALLY..........
ECONOMIC COSTS OF THE WAR IN IRAQ
The true economic cost of war includes many components beyond the
headline military expenditure, such as health care for wounded troops
and reduced trade due to political instability. The question of the
economic cost of the current conflict has come back into the headlines
because of a conference paper presented last week by Linda Bilmes of
Harvard University and Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz of Columbia
See also "The Economics of the UK-Iraq conflict" by Keith Hartley of the
University of York, from June of last year:
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