Month: October 2019

Towns and Town Centres in Scotland: reflections six years on from Fraser

Professor Leigh Sparks, Professor of Retail Studies, Institute for Retail Studies, Stirling Management School In 2007/8, the global crisis and recession began.  One consequence was the primacy of vacancy as a measure of success or failure.  High streets were in crisis.  The Scottish Government in 2009 responded by launching a £60m town centre regeneration fund. 

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The role of behavioural economics in driving policy innovation

Dr Conny Wollbrant, Associate Professor, Division of Economics and Director, Behavioural Science Centre, Stirling Management School Dr Mirko Moro, Associate Professor, Division of Economics, and Behavioural Science Centre, Stirling Management School This year’s Nobel Memorial Prize was awarded to Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer, for their work on reducing poverty in developing countries using field

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Poverty and psychological resilience

Dr Rachel Crockett, Lecturer in Psychology, Faculty of Natural Sciences We tend to think about poverty as a lack of the material resources that money can buy. As a psychologist, I see poverty as a lack of non-material resources which stems from the absence of the financial resources which make it easier to manage adverse

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Challenging poverty and challenging narratives of poverty

Dr Peter Matthews, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Social Sciences The week of 7 October was Challenge Poverty Week organised by The Poverty Alliance in Scotland. Events organised across Scotland during the week aimed to highlight the extent of poverty in Scotland and challenge the stigma towards people experiencing poverty. Due to lower housing costs, rates

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