Arts & Humanities

Solidarity and the study of migrants and refugees

The study of 21st century migrants and refugees is leading academics to challenge historic assumptions about citizenship and nationalism. The increasing number of people taking perilous journeys across land and sea in search of better lives attracts global media coverage. Seen as “illegals” and rejected by some, they are helped by others, for example on transit routes in Europe and […]

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Splendid or melancholy isolation

With masterpieces guaranteed to pull in the crowds, museum curators pay close attention to how these works are displayed, whether grouped together or in isolation in a specially conceived room. In her research for the École du Louvre and the University of Neuchâtel, Professor Cecilia Hurley explores the notion of the masterpiece, the utility of museums and how this effects […]

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Institutional investors and information acquisition: Implications for asset prices and informational efficiency

The research of Dr Adrian Buss (INSEAD) and Matthijs Breugem (Collegio Carlo Alberto) explores how the growth of assets under management by institutional investors with relative performance concerns influences the efficiency of financial markets, asset prices and investors’ portfolio returns. The team have developed a theoretical framework which illustrates, among others, that ‘benchmarking’ distorts the informational efficiency of stock prices. […]

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‘Remembering the Ladies’: Gender and Comedy in the Age of the American Revolution

At the time of the American Revolution, women, along with African and Native Americans, were excluded from political participation. However, this did not prevent them from contributing outspokenly through other venues of communication. One such venue was the dramatic literary genre, whereby women articulated their political opinions in plays. Ralph J. Poole, a German-American researcher who teaches as Professor of […]

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The preference discovery process of creative goods

Creative goods are highly differentiated and require extensive learning. Growth of their consumption relies upon the ability of creators to surprise and seduce consumers into discovering new pleasures and adopting unfamiliar goods: novelty lies at the heart of the problem. Professor Louis Lévy-Garboua, from the Université Pantheon-Sorbonne (Paris 1) and Paris School of Economics, Centre d’économie de la Sorbonne (CES), […]

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