InstEAD research fellow Philip Powell has been made an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS). This title is awarded in recognition of several years’ experience and professional contribution to psychology. The AFBPsS is a mark of experience, competence and reputation of psychological knowledge within the field. It is the second-highest level of professional accreditation a Chartered Psychologist can achieve in the UK.


InstEAD researcher Muhammad Waqas presented work at the Inaugural Conference of the Asian and Australasian Society of Labour Economics, held at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 7-9th December 2017.  Muhammad presented the paper ‘Labour Market and Attitudes Towards Immigration’. 



Gurleen PopliInstEAD Director of Research Dr Gurleen Popli was a panel member at the Government Statistical Service Conference “Pioneers: on the forefront of statistics and data science” on the 22nd – 23rd November 2017. Gurleen participated in the panel discussion “Statistical Literacy” to an audience of statisticians from the Government Statistical Services, and stressed on the need to provide context to the statistics.


InstEAD Co-Director Professor Sarah Brown participated in the Centre for Economic Policy Research/Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Roundtable on Wednesday 29th November 2017.

Sarah participated in the session on ‘Weak Wage Growth and the Labour Market’ and discussed sectoral differences in wages and productivity as well as structural changes in the labour market affecting labour supply .


Ian Gregory-SmithInstEAD affiliate Dr Ian Gregory-Smith was invited to provide an overview of his work in the field of sports economics to the Economics society at Lancaster University Management School on 1st November 2017. Ian demonstrated a methodology which allows the inference of productivity in the National Football League (NFL) by analysing injuries to star players. Additionally, discussions were held over the extent and importance of competitive balance in sporting contests and the potential for biased decision making from sports officials.