RES Newsletter October 2015

Issue no. 171

This corresponds to RES Newsletter (Print Version) no. 171 (October 2015)

Correspondence

Letter from America — Horse, a hippo, and middle-aged angst
In his latest letter, Angus comments on the appeal of Donald Trump to the many voters disenchanted with the Washington political establishment as well as on a disturbing trend which sees legal opioids being marketed to a new class of addicts.

Features

Highs and Lows with the Women’s Committee Surveys
The following report on the 10th and most recent of the surveys carried out by the Society’s Committee on Women in the Economics Profession was prepared by Karen Mumford.

Money, Macro and Finance Research Group
The 47th Annual Conference of the MMFRG took place at Cardiff Business School on 9th-11th September. This report comes from Huw Dixon.

Monetary and Macro-Prudential Policy: What will be the ‘New Normal’?
A panel session organised and chaired by Andy Mullineux (University of Birmingham) on behalf of the UK’s Money Macro and Finance Research Group (MMF) took place on Friday 12 June 2015 at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis during the 32nd International Symposium on Money, Banking and Finance organised by the GdRE European Monnaie, Banque et Finance (EMBF).

British Science Association Festival of Science — Section F (Economics)
The British Science Association held its annual Festival of Science at Bradford University on 7-10 September 2015. This report comes from David Dickinson, the Recorder of the Economics section.

Obituaries

Aubrey Silberston
Keith Shaw
Ajit SIngh
Masahika Aoki

Comment

Letter to the editor - Is economics a vocational subject

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