Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, Faculty of Economics at the University of Cambridge

first_img Pocket November 6, 2012 Published by iwona +1 Reddit Share 0 Similar Stories Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, Faculty of Economics at the University of Cambridge Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. center_img Visiting Researcher Job with Bank of Estonia Tweet ← European Citizenship in Youth Work Training Course, Portugal Deadline: 15 November, 2012Open to: candidates who have recently been awarded a doctoral degreeScholarship: starting at £27,578 to £35,938 per annumDescriptionThe Faculty of Economics has four Postdoctoral Research Fellowships for candidates who have recently been awarded a doctoral degree (or will have by September 2013).  The Fellowships will be based at the Cambridge-INET Institute. The Institute has four themes of research:Networks, crowds and marketsTransmission mechanisms and economic policyInformation, uncertainty and incentivesEmpirical Analysis of Financial MarketsApplicants must indicate one or more themes for which they would like to be considered.Fellowships are tenable for a fixed term of two years from October 2013; longer appointments may be considered depending on personal circumstances.EligibilityThe fellowship is open to candidates who have recently been awarded a doctoral degree.SalaryThe salary will be at Grade 7 on the University scale, starting at £27,578 to £35,938 per annum. Fellows would also have the possibility of joining a college.How to apply?Applications should consist of:a completed and signed application cover sheet (CHRIS/6)a curriculum vitae;expression of interest cover letter  (please indicate if you will be attending the RES Job Market  Presentation in London on the 19-20 January 2013);the names and addresses of three referees;job market paper;supplementary material containing other available research papers.A CHRIS/6 application cover sheet can be downloaded hereComplete applications should be sent by email attachment, to Mrs. Ann Widdop, Faculty of Economics, Austin Robinson Building, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DD e-mail: [email protected]  to arrive no later than Thursday 15 November 2012.Official website LinkedIn 0 Getty Foundation Graduate Internships, California →last_img read more

Unlike boys, girls lose friends for having sex, gain friends for making out

first_imgShare Pinterest LinkedIn Share on Facebook Emailcenter_img Early adolescent girls lose friends for having sex and gain friends for “making out,” while their male peers lose friends for “making out” and gain friends for having sex, finds a new study that will be presented at the 110th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA).“In our sample of early adolescents, girls’ friendship networks shrink significantly after they have sex, whereas boys’ friendship networks expand significantly,” said Derek A. Kreager, the lead author of the study and an associate professor of sociology and criminology at Pennsylvania State University. “But what really surprised us was that ‘making out’ showed a pattern consistent with a strong reverse sexual double standard, such that girls who ‘make out’ without having sex see significant increases in friendships, and boys who engage in the same behavior see significant decreases in friendships.”The study relies on data from the PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience (PROSPER) longitudinal study, which tracked two cohorts of youth from 28 rural communities in Iowa and Pennsylvania from 2003 to 2007 when they were in sixth to ninth grade and 11 to 16-years-old. Students were surveyed in five waves: in the Fall of sixth grade and in the Spring of sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth grades. Kreager’s study focuses on 921 students in the second PROSPER cohort who completed in-home surveys that included measures of sexual behavior. Share on Twitter As part of the PROSPER study, students were asked to nominate their best or closest friends in the same grade. In order to identify changes in peer acceptance, Kreager and his colleagues considered how many friendship nominations participants received in each wave.According to Kreager, in waves where they reported having sex, on average, girls experienced a 45 percent decrease in peer acceptance and boys experienced an 88 percent increase. On the other hand, in waves where they reported “making out” without having sex, on average, girls experienced a 25 percent increase in peer acceptance, while boys experienced a 29 percent decrease in peer acceptance.“Our results are consistent with traditional gender scripts,” said Kreager. “Men and boys are expected to act on innate or strong sex drives to initiate heterosexual contacts for the purpose of sex rather than romance and pursue multiple sexual partnerships. In contrast, women and girls are expected to desire romance over sex, value monogamy, and ‘gatekeep’ male sexual advances within committed relationships. A sexual double standard then arises because women and girls who violate traditional sexual scripts and have casual and/or multiple sexual partnerships are socially stigmatized, whereas men and boys performing similar behaviors are rewarded for achieving masculine ideals.”Kreager found that girls, who defy traditional gender scripts by having sex, lose both male and female friendships. In contrast, boys who defy gender scripts by “making out” without having sex mainly lose male friends.“This pattern suggests that other boys are the peers that police social norms when it comes to masculinity, whereas girls receive strong messages about gender-appropriate sexual behavior from boys and girls,” Kreager explained. “It is not surprising that girls do not punish boys for ‘making out,’ as this behavior is rewarding for girls both socially and physically. However, there is somewhat of a paradox for boys stigmatizing girls who have sex because these boys are punishing girls for behavior that benefits boys both socially and sexually. We believe one reason for this is that only a small minority of boys have such sexual access, so those who do not have sex negatively define the girls who are having sex.”While recent research that shows men and women are held to different standards of sexual conduct largely focuses on college “hook-up culture,” by studying early adolescents, Kreager was able to show that sexual double standards also affect youth who have only just reached sexual maturity.“During early adolescence, peer evaluations of initial sexual behaviors and virginity loss are likely to have large and lasting impacts on later sexual adjustment,” Kreager noted.last_img read more

Qorvo Expands its Wireless Infrastructure Portfolio to Support All 5G Frequency Bands

first_imgQorvo has announced a line of small-signal products that support the 600 MHz/Band 71 spectrum recently auctioned in the U.S. This expansion of the company’s infrastructure portfolio makes them the only supplier to address all frequency bands for 5G communications, from sub-6 GHz through 39 GHz.The new products are linear driver amplifiers that support operation down to 600 MHz – the QPA9805, TQP7M9101, TQP7M9102, TQP7M9103 and TQP7M9105. They complement Qorvo’s already broad range of wireless infrastructure solutions, from linear driver amplifiers and variable gain amplifiers to low noise amplifiers, gain blocks, filters, attenuators, switches and integrated front-end modules.These modules are available off-the-shelf and can shorten customers’ time to market to meet consumers’ insatiable demand for more bandwidth and higher data speeds.The number of subscriptions for 5G technology is projected to accelerate over the next several years, reaching 89 million by 2022.By operating over broad frequency ranges or having pin-compatible product families, Qorvo’s products enable customers to save costs by eliminating the need to redesign PCBs or system lineups. The table below shows a partial list of Qorvo products targeted for wireless infrastructure, and the frequency bands they support.Click here to see the complete list of products for 5G Wireless Infrastructure Applications.last_img read more

OKC’s Westbrook not a factor as he falls well short of another triple-double in Jazz win

first_imgYou try to make sure you do as good a job as you can, not giving up offensive rebounds when he drives and try not to give him layups. – Quin SnyderSALT LAKE CITY — Russell Westbrook has been the rage of the NBA so far this year, putting up triple-doubles almost every night and actually averaging a triple- double through 26 games for Oklahoma City this season.For the third straight game, Westbrook fell short of the triple double and afterward while everyone wanted to talk triple double again he was only concerned about why the Thunder did not win the game Wednesday night at Vivint Arena.Westbrook came into the game averaging 30.7 points, 10.8 assists, 10.7 rebounds, on pace to become the first NBA player since Oscar Robertson in 1961-62 to achieve such a feat. On the season, he has 12 triple-doubles, while the rest of the league combined has just 15.But although Westbrook scored just under his scoring average with 27 points, he had only six rebounds and five assists and the 109-89 loss — coming on top of 114-95 defeat in Portland the night before — put Westbrook in a bad mood.“Honestly man, this triple-double thing is getting on my nerves,” he said. “People think if I don’t get it, it’s a big thing, if I do get it it’s a thing. Just let me play. If I get it I get it, if I don’t I don’t. I really don’t care — for the hundredth time. All I care about is winning, honestly. All the numbers don’t mean nothing to me.”Many of Westbrook’s points against the Jazz came on free throws (11) as he shot a miserable 7 for 25 from the field, his second-worst shooting night of the season. While both Dante Exum and Shelvin Mack did admirable jobs defending him, Jazz coach Quin Snyder said it had more to do with an off night for the dynamic guard.“He’s a great player . . . when he has an off-shooting night, you don’t take credit for it with your defense,” Snyder said. “You try to make sure you do as good a job as you can, not giving up offensive rebounds when he drives and try not to give him layups. Sometimes that’s hard to do.”Snyder did give credit to Mack and Exum, saying, “The guys that were guarding him worked hard and that’s all you can ask. He still ended up with 27 points.”Westbrook didn’t want to give the Jazz the credit for his off night.“We missed a lot of open shots, not only around the basket, but some threes and pullups that we usually make,” he said. “Any team you go down against, it’s tough to come back on especially on the road. Tonight was one of those nights.”Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan said Utah’s 58.3 shooting percentage and the Thunder’s 36.3 percentage had something to do with Westbrook falling short of a triple-double.”He had a hard time getting a triple-double tonight because of the shooting percentage that Utah shot and the fact that we didn’t shoot the ball well,” he said. “So there goes rebounds and assists off the board right there.” Hood-led Utah Jazz take emotionally charged blowout over OKC Jazz get a taste of wholeness Related Jazz notes: Snyder wants players to compete on their healthlast_img read more

Chelsea in an advantageous position after the stalemate against Manchester United at Old Trafford

first_imgAdvertisement 67oNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs790Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E0x( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 24aksWould you ever consider trying this?😱bt2sCan your students do this? 🌚1fz1e9Roller skating! Powered by Firework Chelsea are slightly in an advantageous position to finish in the top four this season after the 1-1 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford. After this result, the Blues are at the fourth position in the League Table with 68 points in 36 matches so far. Manchester United are still 3 points behind Chelsea with only 2 games left for the season in the Premier League.Advertisement The match has started in a brilliant way for the Red Devils as Juan Mata scored the first goal of the match for the home side. The ball was provided by Luke Shaw this time. However, the Blues equalised just at the half time mark. Marcos Alonso scored the goal for the Blues. It was against the run of play. Antonio Rudiger took a shot from outside the box. The shot was on target; but it should have been a routine save for David De Gea. However, the star Spanish Goalkeeper was unable to grab the ball properly. It bounced back towards Marcos Alonso and he made no mistake to put it into the Goal.Advertisement The first half ended with a scoreline of 1-1. In the second half of the match, both the sides got ample opportunities to take the lead. However, neither was successful to score the winning goal of the match. So, it ended with a stalemate at Old Trafford on Sunday.Manchester United’s last-ditch attempt to sign Van Dijk while he was already in Liverpool revealedAdvertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

New International Rally Event for Northern Ireland

first_imgWillis, the man who built the Circuit of Ireland into a top European event, reluctantly had to withdraw the rally from the 2017 European Rally Championship series when guarantees of funding could not be secured before the championship deadline. But rather than allow the momentum built up over the past eight years to diminish, Willis has stepped in with an innovative event to bridge the gap until the Circuit of Ireland can return in 2018.“It is regrettable that due to circumstances beyond our control we could not run a European Championship Circuit of Ireland this year however the intention is to be back in 2018,” said Willis.  It is important to keep the team together; to maintain the momentum and it’s always good to try something new. It was also imperative for us to retain the road closing order which enables the Circuit to take place.“The International Circuit Challenge will consist of two separate stages. Stage one will be tackled twice in the morning and twice again in the afternoon but in the reverse direction.  The format will be the same for day two using a different stage, making a total of eight stages and some 80 miles of competitive driving.“It promises to be a spectacular event and I’ve already had positive feedback from a number of our leading drivers including the likes of Marty McCormack, Desi Henry, Joe McGonigle and Jonny Greer who all figured strongly on last year’s Circuit of Ireland.  The five-time winner of the Circuit, Derek McGarrity, is also looking forward to the competition.“In addition, reaction from the British Rally Championship teams has been equally encouraging with Martin Wilkinson of the CA1 Sport team, which ran both the Swedish star Fredrik Ahlin and the former British Champion, David Bogie in the BRC last season, enthusiastically confirming both his star drivers will be entering.  With drivers from England, Scotland, the Republic of Ireland and Wales all showing a keen interest I think we can expect a very competitive international field.  Having the British Rally Championship within our entry list in 2016, was a major bonus for the event and we are looking forward to welcoming their drivers back, for this ‘head to head’ competition in 2017.”The rally will be based at Ballymena Showgrounds and the live TV streaming coverage will be hosted by former World production championship-winning co-driver Trevor Agnew who guided the ground-breaking internet coverage of last year’s Circuit of Ireland.It was watched in 130 countries from Australia to Azerbaijan, from Brazil to Bahrain, and viewed for just short of an incredible TWO MILLION minutes – that’s more than 33,000 hours.“Our camera crews have already been out recceing the stages with a view to providing the best possible coverage of the action,” said Willis. “We will also be using drones and in-car cameras as well as end-of-stage interviews with the drivers.“But all of this is just part of a bigger picture for the International Circuit Challenge and we will be revealing details shortly of the other innovations we have planned for the rally weekend,” he added.Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s Chief Executive, Anne Donaghy, said she is delighted to work with the International Circuit Challenge event organisers on what will be a new, innovative and exciting rallying event. Anne said it will not only be a spectacular rally but will be a showcase for Mid and East Antrim area on a global stage.Mid and East Antrim Borough Mayor, Councillor Audrey Wales MBE, said: “The International Circuit Challenge will find a welcome home in Ballymena Showgrounds, which is one of NI’s premier sporting and leisure complexes.“I am delighted that an international audience from 130 countries – such as watched live streaming of the event in 2016 – will get the opportunity to see our Borough and some of the many great people that live and work here.  I am excited about this new festival delivered in partnership with the International Circuit Challenge and Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.”print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email World Rally competitor Fredrik Ahlin from Sweden with co-driver Morten Erik Abrahamsen who will be competing in the new International Rally Event. The International Circuit Challenge, a new event to take place in Northern Ireland in April 2017, has been announced today (12th January) at the Autosport International Motor Racing Show in Birmingham.  Event Director Bobby Willis gave details of the plans speaking from the British Rally Championship stand in the NEC.center_img Based in Ballymena and taking place over two days, April 7 and 8, the Circuit Challenge will feature 30 invited drivers in internationally recognised R5 cars. They will tackle eight stages in the Mid and East Antrim areas with the whole event being streamed globally on the internet.last_img read more