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  • Maximum Wage: Right Strategy, Wrong Tactics

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    24 January 2017

    In an article in International Business Times, economics lecturer Alan Shipman suggests that Jeremy Corbyn is on dangerous ground in proposing a pay cap.

  • Global Challenges Research Fund Success

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    5 January 2017

    New OU-led project will establish an international network able to develop policy-relevant research on migration’s role in inclusive growth.


  • Could Education Help Combat Financial Exclusion?

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    15 December 2016

    OU academics invited to give evidence to Parliament on financial exclusion and gender implications of LISAs.

  • Time to Rethink Africa’s Role in International Relations

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    1 December 2016

    Will Brown gives concluding address at Paris colloquium focusing on African agency in international relations.

  • Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership: Applications Open

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    25 November 2016

    Applications are now open for studentships funded by the ESRC’s GUDTP, which unites the Open, Oxford and Brunel Universities.

  • High-Profile Role for Visiting Professor at EAEPE Conference

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    14 November 2016

    The conference considered the social and economic implications of industrialisation, deindustrialisation and transformation.

  • Economic Opportunities for a Better Future

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    8 November 2016

    Can industrial policy transform economies while also creating jobs? DEGRP / AERC conference presents evidence from the health sector.

  • Paul Anand Presents Guest Seminar at World Bank

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    4 November 2016

    Seminar explores how expanding scope of survey data would make it feasible to fully implement Sen's theory, providing a much richer account of wellbeing.

  • Health Systems Strengthening and the Role of Innovation

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    31 October 2016

    New framework offers fresh understanding of how health systems can lead to effective and inclusive health outcomes around the world.


  • Global Aspirations Must Be Targeted Locally

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    18 October 2016

    More than 170 people attended the OU's SDG roadshow, which highlighted the need for concerted local and international action.