Do Macro Production Functions Differ Across Countries?

Markus Eberhardt (University of Nottingham) and Francis Teal (Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford)

“We compare this [input] index with our output index and call any discrepancy ‘productivity’… It is a measure of our ignorance, of the unknown, and of the magnitude of the task that is still ahead of us.” Zvi Griliches (1961)

It is an unfortunate misconception that the canonical Solow-Swan growth model necessarily implies that all economies in the world, rich or poor, industrialised or agrarian, possess the same production technology.… read more ...

PhD in Economics – Melbourne, Australia

Application for PhD in Economics at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.

The Department of Economics at Deakin University, Australia <http://www.deakin.edu.au/business/economics> is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2020 PhD programme in Economics (starting March 2020), where a number of scholarships will be available to cover fees and living expenses. Key areas of research expertise of the Economics Department include Development Economics, Microeconomic and Macroeconomic Theory, Applied Economics and International Trade.read more ...

Should the WTO Require Free Trade Agreements to Eliminate Internal Tariffs?

By Kamal Saggi (Vanderbilt University), Woan Foong Wong (University of Oregon), and Halis M. Yildiz (Ryerson University)

At a time when multilateral trade liberalization at the World Trade Organization (WTO) seems to have come to a grinding halt, preferential trade agreements (PTAs) appear to be the only game in town for countries interested in undertaking international trade liberalization.… read more ...

Funding Opportunity: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

Value:

Researcher unit costs which covers 100% of eligible costs, for up to 24 months
Living allowance: €4,880
Mobility allowance: €600
Family Allowance: €500
Research, training and networking costs: €800
Management and indirect costs: €650

Eligibility: At the time of the proposal submission, eligible candidates hold a doctoral degree (PhD) or have carried out at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience.… read more ...

Funding Opportunity: Education Endowment Foundation (EEF)

Small Grants programme

Value: N/A (only Directly incurred costs and Directly Allocated costs for support and administrative staff)

Eligiblity:

  • Delivery must take place in English schools/settings
  • Project must be in state schools/colleges (a couple of exceptions: PVIs allowed for early years, training providers for post-16)
  • Approach must be focused on 3-16 year olds, or on English/Maths resits for 16-18 year-olds
  • Applicant must recognise the importance of the independent evaluation and be open to altering their project plan (e.g.
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