Marco Manacorda keynote speaker for the Latin American and the Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA)
His talk was entitled: "Social Assistance and Labor Market Outcomes Lessons from the evaluation of the Uruguayan PANES".
Leading German business newspaper The Handelsblatt has published an article on Productivity, Wages, and Marriage: The Case of Major League Baseball, a paper written by Dr Francesca Cornaglia, from the School of Economics and Finance at Queen Mary and Dr Naomi Feldman of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
Marco Manacorda was interviewed by The Lancet for a piece on hazardous child labor entitled "Risky business: children at work".
The article is available to read online at http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2811%2961...
Is child labour the lesser of two evils?
Congratulations to our PhD students who have successfully completed their PhDs and have been offered academic positions to continue their research. We are sorry to see you go and wish you every success with your new jobs!
Martin Foureaux Koppensteiner: Lecturer (Assistant Professor), University of Leicester
Maria Chiara Iannino: Assistant Professor, University of Vienna
Congratulations to Nick Owen, who ran the Regent's Park 10k on Sunday 23rd March 2011 in a very good time of 45 minutes 22 seconds, raising money for the British Heart Foundation in the process. Nick will continue his running exploits on 2nd October, when he takes part in the Blenheim Palace Half Marathon. Good luck, Nick!
"A few green shoots, but it will continue to be a long hard winter for the British economy," notes Rachel Male, Lecturer, of the School of Economics and Finance, Queen Mary, University of London in her verdict on the Budget 2011.
"Certainly in the short-term the outlook is bleak, with growth forecasts downgraded, increasing unemployment and inflation fuelled in part by the VAT increase imposed in the last budget and the prolonged troubles in the Middle East.
In October 2010 Marco Manacorda participated in the second meeting of the Technical Advisory Group to the US Department of Labor on the impact evaluation of the Child Labor Education Initiative, in Washington DC.
In December 2010, he sat on a panel chaired by the Chief Economist to the UK Department for International Development, to discuss researchable issues on labor markets in developing countries.
Having successfully completed her PhD studies at Queen Mary, Maria Chiara Iannino, or better Dr Ianinno, is now heading to Vienna for a new exciting chapter of her life. She will start her promising academic career there in September.
I am sure you will all join us in congratulating Maria Chiara, well done!