The School's Annual Lecture was given by Lord Sebastian Coe KBE on Wednesday 26th October in the Octagon.
As I write this, we are 15 days away from the opening ceremony. Undoubtedly, studying or working in London during the Olympics is bound to be both an exciting and challenging time. Whether you have tickets and are looking forward to seeing events (like Guglielmo Volpe who is going to watch fencing and volleyball) or are just concerned about your journey in, it will affect everyone in one way or another.
This year's Peston Lecture, given by Dr Richard Lipsey in the College's new Arts 2 building, is now available to watch online at http://ess.q-review.qmul.ac.uk:8080/ess/echo/presentation/c2b327b2-ae02-4fc8-8864-eaad647a44b6
The topic of the lecture is 'Policy Implications of Alternative Economic Paradigms: Some Surprises from Endogenous Technological Changes'.
Professor Martin Weale, prominent member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee and Visiting Professor within the School has delivered two very interesting talks on the UK monetary policy and on quantitative easing to all our postgraduate and undergraduate students.
Students will have the opportunity of engaging again with Martin in the second semester when he will be moderating a students-led debate on the Euro crisis. More details of the event will be circulated soon. Keep checking your email!
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.
For the second year running the School of Economics and Finance has been awarded the prize for best student support. The School received the award at the Student Union annual Course Representative ceremony that was held at the Draper's Hall by the Draper's Company on Friday 25th March 2011 . The School was rewarded for its continuous, positive and supportive engagement with students and with the Course Rep System.
Last Thursday, Franklin Allen of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania gave the annual Showcase Lecture for the School of Economics and Finance. The event was well-attended and followed by a drinks reception.
The lecture is available to watch online at the following locations
The School of Economics and Finance is holding a trading tournament for postgraduate students, starting on Monday 7th February and finishing on Friday 18th March 2011.
Registration for the tournament is £10.00, with each participant receiving a simulated amount of money to invest; the winner will have the honour of being the ‘2011 Queen Mary Masters Trading Champion', as well as receiving a £1000 prize. The first runner up will receive a £200 prize and the third runner up will receive a £100 prize.
The staff versus students five a side championship kicked off to a great start.