‌‌Dr. Francesco Bravo delivering a lecture

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‌‌‌Dr. Gulcin Ozkan delivering a lecture



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Professor Jo Swaffield
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Prestigious behavioural science conference in York this year

Posted on Wednesday 7 March 2018

The 2018 Foundations of Utility and Risk (FUR) Conference will take place in York from June 25, 2018 to June 28, 2018.

Jo Swaffield lecturing
Prof Jo Swaffield appointed to the Migration Advisory Committee

Posted on Friday 2 March 2018

Prof Jo Swaffield, Head of Economics at York, has been appointed as a member of the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) for a term of three years starting from 6 February 2018.

International Development Conference 2018

Posted on Monday 19 February 2018

York International Development Society presents their sixth annual conference taking place on the theme - 'War, famine and strife: humanitarian crises in the 21st century.'

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Human Capital Formation

The course will focus on the implementation and modelling of human capital formation, with a particular focus on early years and adolescence.

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