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New gift to promote study of egalitarian capitalism

Gavin Oldham (Trinity 1968)

A gift from Gavin Oldham (Trinity 1968), Chair and CEO of Share PLC, will fund a new programme of research to study egalitarian capitalism at the University of Cambridge. The gift, which will benefit the Faculty of Economics and King’s College Cambridge, supports a Research Fellow at King’s College and a PhD student in the Faculty of Economics for four years.

Gavin Oldham has long been a proponent of egalitarian capitalism, which he defines as: “people from all walks of life having the opportunity to experience a genuine sense of ownership and to feel in control of their own destiny.”

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Oliver Linton elected Society for Financial Econometrics President

Professor Oliver Linton

Econometrician Professor Oliver Linton has been elected as President of the Society for Financial Econometrics for 2021-2023.

The Society is a global network of academics and practitioners dedicated to sharing research and ideas in the fast growing field of financial econometrics. It is an independent non-profit membership organisation currently housed at New York University.

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Peter Bossaerts awarded Leverhulme International Professorship

Professor Peter Bossaerts

Professor Peter Bossaerts has been awarded the Leverhulme International Professorship at the University of Cambridge Faculty of Economics.

Professor Bossaerts’ unique work has studied how the brain makes decisions, in part by using brain scanners to examine what is going through a person’s mind when they are presented with complex decisions, thereby helping establish the novel fields of neuroeconomics and decision neuroscience.

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New Keynes Fund PhD students small awards scheme

Keynes Fund small awards scheme - PhD students

The Keynes Fund at the Faculty of Economics has appended another funding stream for PhD students to apply for small grants outside the main funding process.

The Keynes Fund for Applied Economics promotes innovative and path breaking quality research in economics and finance. It now has an additional Small Awards Scheme to support PhD students in building networks and disseminating their research at conferences and workshops, giving a grant of up to £2000.



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