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Keynes Fund 18th Call for Projects

Keynes Fund 18th Call for Projects 

The Keynes Fund has announced it's 19th Call for Projects. The deadline for project proposals is 30th September 2021. Please see the Keynes Fund site for the criteria and details of the project applications process.

Published on - Monday 19th April 2021

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Keynes

Applied Economics

Inefficiencies

Market Allocations


Bringing Production Back into Development - Launch Event

Bringing Production Back into Development - Launch Event 

Dr. Ha-Joon Chang is the co-editor for a special issue of the European Journal of Development Research journal. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 16th April 2021

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Development

Production

Innovation


How do Businesses Deal with Uncertainty Effectively?

How do Businesses Deal with Uncertainty Effectively? 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes has published an article for the Mastering Entrepreneurship Blog, which is run by the Judge Business School. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 15th April 2021

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Climate Change

Business

Uncertainty

Entrepreneurs


Has the Pandemic Changed Research Culture – and is it for the better?

Has the Pandemic Changed Research Culture – and is it for the better? 

Times Higher Education has quoted the research by Dr. Amano-Patiño, Dr. Faraglia, Dr. Giannitsarou and Zeina Hasna, into how the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the inequalities for women and junior academics. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 15th April 2021

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COVID-19

Gender

Inequalities

Women in Economics


The Effect of Climate Change on Sovereign Creditworthiness

The Effect of Climate Change on Sovereign Creditworthiness 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's paper on climate change and sovereign credit ratings, has been covered by New York Times in the article "How Debt and Climate Change Pose ‘Systemic Risk’ to World Economy". Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 8th April 2021

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Climate Change

Development

Credit Rating

Global Capital


Why Has It Taken So Long To Take Climate Change Seriously?

Why Has It Taken So Long To Take Climate Change Seriously? 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes took part in a Climate Change panel discussion event on 28th March 2021, as part of the University's Cambridge Festival. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 7th April 2021

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Climate Change

Policy

Technology

Tipping Point


Can You Predict the Risk of Armed Conflict in the World?

Can You Predict the Risk of Armed Conflict in the World? 

La Vanguardia newspaper has published an article that reports on Dr. Christopher Rauh's new model for forecasting conflict. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 26th March 2021

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Conflict

Prediction

Models

Risk Estimation


Rising Temperatures, Melting Ratings

Rising Temperatures, Melting Ratings 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes has published an article for VOXeu that looks at sovereign credit ratings and climate-driven downgrades. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 25th March 2021

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Climate Change

Development

Credit Rating

Global Capital


How Europe's Vaccine Wars Could Hinder the Fight Against COVID Variants

How Europe's Vaccine Wars Could Hinder the Fight Against COVID Variants 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was quoted in an article for NBC News, where he spoke about the effect possible trade restrictions could have on international distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and on new variants.

Published on - Thursday 25th March 2021

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COVID-19

EU

Vaccines

Epidemiology


Social Distancing and Supply Disruptions in a Pandemic

Social Distancing and Supply Disruptions in a Pandemic 

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti will give an online seminar, co-hosted by the CEPII and T3M on Thursday 8th April 2021, 2:30-4:00pm (Paris time). Read More>>

Published on - Monday 22nd March 2021

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COVID-19

Social Distancing

Supply Disruptions

Pandemic


Smart Sovereign Credit Ratings & Global Warming Downgrades

Smart Sovereign Credit Ratings & Global Warming Downgrades 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's paper "Rising Temperatures, Falling Ratings: The Effect of Climate Change on Sovereign Creditworthiness", has been quoted in various news outlets. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 19th March 2021

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Climate Change

Development

Credit Rating

Global Capital


Discussion of Dasgupta Review findings

Discussion of Dasgupta Review findings 

Sajid Javid MP and the Faculty’s Professor Sir Dasgupta will discuss the review, its key findings and next steps, in an event organised by the Harvard Kennedy School. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 15th March 2021

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Biodiversity

Climate Change

Environment

Policy


Making Economic Sense of Religion

Making Economic Sense of Religion 

Dr. Sriya Iyer was interviewed for The Review of Religions magazine, where they asked her about the economics of religion, why she thinks religion matters to economics, and if religion and happiness are correlated. Read More>>

Published on - Sunday 14th March 2021

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Religion

Health

Development

Women in Economics


Is There a More Climate-Friendly Way to Assess the State of Our Economies?

Is There a More Climate-Friendly Way to Assess the State of Our Economies? 

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta was interviewed by Channel 4 News about the findings of his independent report into the Economics of Biodiversity and if there is another way, other than GDP, to measure if economies are doing well. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 8th March 2021

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Biodiversity

Climate Change

Environment

Economic Growth


International Women's Day 2021 - Bridging the Gender Gap

International Women's Day 2021 - Bridging the Gender Gap 

As part of International Women's Day, Dr. Chryssi Giannitsarou will be a guest speaker at the University College Dublin (UCD) webinar, "Bridging the gender gap: Research and responses to COVID-19". Read More>>

Published on - Friday 5th March 2021

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COVID-19

Gender

Inequalities

Women in Economics


Tax Increases to Finance “Whatever the Cost”

Tax Increases to Finance “Whatever the Cost” 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes was interviewed by Le Figaro newspaper about his paper "Covid-19 Fiscal Support and its Effectiveness" (joint with Alexander Chudik and Mehdi Raissi) and the 2021 Budget. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 4th March 2021

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COVID-19

Fiscal Support

Households

Firms


The Shifting Fronts in the Battle Over EU Trade Policy

The Shifting Fronts in the Battle Over EU Trade Policy 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's paper "Covid-19 Fiscal Support and its Effectiveness" (joint with Alexander Chudik and Mehdi Raissi) was quoted by Martin Sandbu in his Financial Times column. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 4th March 2021

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COVID-19

Fiscal Support

Trade

Policy


Brexit, Covid-19, Business, and Economic Inequality

Brexit, Covid-19, Business, and Economic Inequality 

Dr. Meredith Crowley will be speaking at two panels as part of The UK in a Changing Europe's Spotlight series. The online events will take place on Tuesday 9th March 2021 and Friday 12th March 2021, from 12.00 – 1.15pm. Both are free to register and watch. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 3rd March 2021

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Brexit

COVID-19

Business

Inequality

Brexit Project Page >>


Easing Lockdown Restrictions

Easing Lockdown Restrictions 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed for BBC News Scotland, where he talked about the implications of easing the current lockdown restrictions and the differences in approach between the UK Government and Scottish Parliament, for the easing the restrictions.

Published on - Wednesday 3rd March 2021

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COVID-19

Lockdown

Social Distancing

Policy


NIESR Weekly Covid-19 Tracker Using Time Series Model

NIESR Weekly Covid-19 Tracker Using Time Series Model 

A new study co-authored by Emeritus Professor Andrew Harvey produces good forecasts of epidemics before new cases or deaths peak. Read More>>

Published on - Sunday 21st February 2021

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COVID-19

Time Series

Forecasting

Models


News from the Women’s Committee - A Growing Divide

News from the Women’s Committee - A Growing Divide 

Dr. Chryssi Giannitsarou and Sarah Smith (University of Bristol) have written an article for the Royal Economic Society, that says the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and intensified inequalities in many areas of our life, including academic life. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 18th February 2021

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COVID-19

Gender

Inequalities

Women in Economics


The Relationship Between a Smuggler and a Politician. How do Drugs Corrupt Governments?

The Relationship Between a Smuggler and a Politician. How do Drugs Corrupt Governments? 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's paper showing how illegal drugs foster public corruption (using data on crack cocaine and public corruption from U.S. states) will be covered in tomorrow's issue of Iran's major weekly magazine, Tejarat-e-Farda. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 11th February 2021

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Government

Drugs

Corruption

US


It’s All in the Mix: How Monetary and Fiscal Policies Can Work or Fail Together

It’s All in the Mix: How Monetary and Fiscal Policies Can Work or Fail Together 

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti is one of the speakers at the Presentation of the 23rd Geneva Report on the World Economy webinar, which is being held on 3rd March 2021, 1:00 - 2:30 PM (UK time). Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 10th February 2021

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COVID-19

Monetary Policy

Fiscal Policy

Global Economy


Full details of the Dasgupta Review

Full details of the Dasgupta Review 

Cambridge University News has detailed feature on the independent review on the economics of biodiversity, produced by Emeritus Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta from the Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 4th February 2021

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Biodiversity

Climate Change

Environment


When Flexible Exchange Rates Don’t Insulate Economies from External Shocks

When Flexible Exchange Rates Don’t Insulate Economies from External Shocks 

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti, Keith Kuester (University of Bonn), Gernot Müller (University of Tübingen) and and Sebastian Schmidt (European Central Bank) have published an article for VOXeu titled "When flexible exchange rates don’t insulate economies from external shocks". Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 3rd February 2021

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Exchange Rates

Economies

Shocks

Europe


The Effect of Trade Deals on UK Farming and Food Prices

The Effect of Trade Deals on UK Farming and Food Prices 

Dr. Meredith Crowley was interviewed for BBC1's Countryfile, where she talked about how future trade deals could affect the UK, especially UK farming and food prices. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 1st February 2021

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Brexit

Trade

Farming

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


Tensions Over EU Vaccine Distribution Threaten to Boil Over

Tensions Over EU Vaccine Distribution Threaten to Boil Over 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed for BBC World Service's Marketplace Morning Report programme, where he spoke about the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to the European Union. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 28th January 2021

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COVID-19

EU

Vaccines

Epidemiology


Policy Panel - The Monetary-Fiscal Policy Mix Strikes Back

Policy Panel - The Monetary-Fiscal Policy Mix Strikes Back 

Prof. Giancarlo Corsetti is to speak at a policy panel on the 2020 Geneva report. The panel will discuss the contribution of the mix policy mix to the stabilisation of tail events and disruptive crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 19th January 2021

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COVID-19

Monetary Policy

Fiscal Policy

Global Economy


Europe Walks a Tightrope as it Waits for Virus Immunity to Take Hold

Europe Walks a Tightrope as it Waits for Virus Immunity to Take Hold 

As many countries are starting to vacinate against Covid, Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd explains that it becomes all the more important for people to avoid contracting coronavirus as vaccination picks up. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 18th January 2021

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COVID-19

Europe

Immunity

Epidemiology


Launch of the Geneva Report on the World Economy

Launch of the Geneva Report on the World Economy 

Prof. Giancarlo Corsetti is one of the speakers at the launch of the Geneva Report on the World Economy, which he recently co-authored. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 12th January 2021

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COVID-19

Monetary Policy

Fiscal Policy

Global Economy


Social Distancing: Two Extensions of the Standard Model Research Seminar

Social Distancing: Two Extensions of the Standard Model Research Seminar 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd gave a talk about his research into "Social Distancing: Two Extensions of the Standard Model" as part of the Adam Smith's Panmure House research seminar series. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 12th January 2021

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COVID-19

Social Distancing

Epidemiology

Models


2020 Geneva Report Quoted

2020 Geneva Report Quoted 

A report co-authored by Prof. Giancarlo Corsetti from the Faculty of Economics has been mentioned by Reuters. The 2020 Geneva Report looks at macroeconomic and financial instability and disruptive crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 16th December 2020

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COVID-19

Monetary Policy

Fiscal Policy

Global Economy


Brexit - As Consumers, Britons have the Most to Lose

Brexit - As Consumers, Britons have the Most to Lose 

Dr. Meredith Crowley was interviewed about Brexit and it's effect on the UK economy, by the daily French newspaper La Croix. Dr Crowley answered questions on the proposed post-Brexit trade deals that Prime Minister Boris Johnson is negotiating with countries such as Japan, China and the US.

Published on - Tuesday 15th December 2020

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Brexit

Trade

UK

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


Global Perspectives: Challenges for the 21st Century Entrepreneur

Global Perspectives: Challenges for the 21st Century Entrepreneur 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes discussed the economic consequences of COVID-19 and the implications for entrepreneurs, at the King's College special ‘Global Perspectives’ webinar. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 15th December 2020

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COVID-19

Global Economics

Global Perspectives

Entrepreneurs


Biodiversity and Ecosystems

Biodiversity and Ecosystems 

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta gave an interview to the House of Commons, Environment Audit Committee about the findings of his forthcoming independent report into the Economics of Biodiversity. Professor Dasgupta's report will be published early in 2021. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 14th December 2020

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Biodiversity

Climate Change

Environment


Did the Office for National Statistics Really Produce ‘False Data’ on Coronavirus Infections?

Did the Office for National Statistics Really Produce ‘False Data’ on Coronavirus Infections? 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was quoted in The Independent newspaper. The article looks at the suggestion that data revisions on new coronavirus cases by the official statistics body indicate that the UK might have gone into lockdown in November unnecessarily.

Published on - Thursday 10th December 2020

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COVID-19

Lockdown

Policy

Public Health


Good Health Policy Is Good Economic Policy

Good Health Policy Is Good Economic Policy 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd has published a new blog for ProMarket (the online publication for The Stigler Center, University of Chicago Booth). Dr Toxvaerd's article "Managing the Covid-19 Pandemic: Good Health Policy Is Good Economic Policy" looks at the unavoidable link between health protection and wealth creation when choosing a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published on - Wednesday 9th December 2020

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COVID-19

Health

Economic Growth

Policy


How Do Countries Effectively Come Out of Lockdown?

How Do Countries Effectively Come Out of Lockdown? 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed by China Central Television where he spoke about the Chinese Health Codes and how other countries are realising that to effectively come out of lockdown, there must be an effective method of tracing contacts of the virus. Further more an electronic tracking method is a must-have for home isolation and travel.

Published on - Wednesday 9th December 2020

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COVID-19

China

Lockdown

Health Codes


Cost & Benefit of Buying COVID-19 Vaccine

Cost & Benefit of Buying COVID-19 Vaccine 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes was interviewed by Iranian newspaper, Donya-e Eqtesad, about the implications of COVID-19 for the Iranian economy and the difficulty for Iran to obtain a potential vaccine due to sanctions imposed on the country by US President Donald Trump. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 7th December 2020

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COVID-19

Vaccine

Iran

Global Economy


What COVID-19 Shows is That the Global Economy is Not Very Resilient

What COVID-19 Shows is That the Global Economy is Not Very Resilient 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes was interviewed by the Times of India about his recent study on the economic consequences of Covid-19. Dr Mohaddes spoke about the direct and indirect effects of this, within the interconnected global economy and how climate change could also be hit severely by it. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 4th December 2020

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COVID-19

Global Economy

Climate Change

India


No Country ‘immune’ to COVID-19 Economic Shock

No Country ‘immune’ to COVID-19 Economic Shock 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's research "A Counterfactual Economic Analysis of Covid-19 Using a Threshold Augmented Multi-Country Model" has been featured in an article for the University of Cambridge Research News. Dr Mohaddes suggests a lengthy global recession looms as a result of COVID-19, with no country "immune". However, economies such as China will fare better than much of the West. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 3rd December 2020

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COVID-19

Global Economy

Recession

China


Government Won’t Say How Much Tiered Restrictions Will Cost Economy

Government Won’t Say How Much Tiered Restrictions Will Cost Economy 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed for the Channel 4 News website, where he commented that the key difficulty in analysing the effects of the lockdown is to assess what would happen with the disease and the economy in the absence of restrictions.

Published on - Wednesday 2nd December 2020

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COVID-19

Economic Impact

Policy

Tier System


Government Paper Offers no Assessment of Economic Impact of Tier Restrictions

Government Paper Offers no Assessment of Economic Impact of Tier Restrictions 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was quoted in the Independent article "Government Paper Offers no Assessment of Economic Impact of Tier Restrictions". Dr Toxvaerd says the government's COVID analysis falls well short of a full impact study and will be of limited use to justify either lockdown2 or a return to a tiered system of regional restrictions.

Published on - Tuesday 1st December 2020

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COVID-19

Economic Impact

Policy

Tier System


Economics and the Epidemic: Models, Behaviour and Policy

Economics and the Epidemic: Models, Behaviour and Policy 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd gave a virtual talk for Clare College on Tuesday 24 November 2020. His talk was on "Economics and the Epidemic: Models, Behaviour and Policy", which looked at how economists think about disease control and contrast it with the traditional approach adopted in epidemiology and public health. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 26th November 2020

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COVID-19

Epidemiology

Policy

Public Health


The Global Economic Consequences of COVID-19: A Multi-Country Analysis

The Global Economic Consequences of COVID-19: A Multi-Country Analysis 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes was a panellists at the World Council of Credit Union's Global Financial Symposium on the The Economic Impacts of Covid-19 on Credit Unions. Dr Kamiar Mohaddes presented his recent study entitled "A Counterfactual Economic Analysis of COVID-19 Using a Threshold Augmented Multi-Country Model" (joint with Alexander Chudik, M. Hashem Pesaran, Mehdi Raissi, and Alessandro Rebucci). Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 26th November 2020

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COVID-19

Global Economy

Financial Economics


Managing COVID-19 Vaccines Rationally

Managing COVID-19 Vaccines Rationally 

Flavio Toxvaerd and Miltos Makris (University of Kent) have published an article for VOXeu titled "Vaccines against COVID-19 are on the horizon; now is the time to manage the transition rationally". This column examines how the prospect of a vaccine alters individuals’ incentives to self-protect and how the social planner would prefer the individual to behave, between now and the arrival of the vaccine.

Published on - Tuesday 24th November 2020

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COVID-19

Social Distancing

Policy

Vaccines


Economic Consequences of Covid-19 - Iran and Global

Economic Consequences of Covid-19 - Iran and Global 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes was interviewed for the Iranian newspaper, Donya-e-Eqtesad. The article looks at the impact of Covid-19 on the Iranian economy as well as the global economy. Dr Mohaddes's research into the economic consequences of Covid-19 (joint with Alexander Chudik (Dallas Fed), Hashem Pesaran (USC), Mehdi Raissi (International Monetary Fund), and Alessandro Rebucci (JHU)) was also featured as the front cover story on Iran's major weekly magazine, Tejarat-e-Farda. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 23rd November 2020

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COVID-19

Recession

Iran

Global Economy


Costs and Benefits of Circuit Breakers and Lockdowns

Costs and Benefits of Circuit Breakers and Lockdowns 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed on BBC Radio Ulster for their weekly business and economy round up. Dr. Toxvaerd discussed the costs and benefits on the economy, of using circuit breakers and lockdowns to combat the spread of COVID-19. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 16th November 2020

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COVID-19

Lockdown

Economic Cost

Infectious Disease


Climate Change and the Economics of Biodiversity

Climate Change and the Economics of Biodiversity 

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta was among the panel of leading scientists, academics, businesspeople and activists for the BBC World Service - World Questions programme. The panel discussed the environment and what we can do to help it. Professor Dasgupta's interim report of his independent global review on the Economics of Biodiversity was published by the HM Treasury in April 2020. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 16th November 2020

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Biodiversity

Climate Change

Environment


The Freeport Con

The Freeport Con 

Dr. Meredith Crowley was quoted in the New Statesman article "The Freeport Con", which looks at the setting up of freeports as a post-Brexit trade policy. The UK government is championing these free economic zones, but experts are not convinced they will work.

Published on - Thursday 12th November 2020

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Freeports

Brexit

Trade

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


Curbing the Covid-19 Pandemic to Save the Economy

Curbing the Covid-19 Pandemic to Save the Economy 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd is one of the economists featured in the Wall Street Journal article "Research Ties Curbing the Covid-19 Pandemic to Saving the Economy", which looks at the economists currently working on the economics of the pandemic and how the academic discipline combining economics and epidemiology is attracting new specialists.

Published on - Thursday 12th November 2020

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COVID-19

Epidemiology

Economic Impact

Infectious Disease


Costs and Benefits of Suppressing COVID-19

Costs and Benefits of Suppressing COVID-19 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed on BBC Scotland's Drivetime programme, where he talked about the costs and benefits of suppressing COVID-19 and made the point that perhaps rather than looking at the negative impact caused by the UK's second lockdown, we should be looking at it as an investment in the future. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 11th November 2020

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COVID-19

Lockdown

Economic Cost

Infectious Disease


How High is US-UK Trade on Joe Biden's Agenda?

How High is US-UK Trade on Joe Biden's Agenda? 

Dr. Meredith Crowley gave a pre-recorded interview to Victoria Craig for the Marketplace Morning Report podcast. In the interview, Dr. Crowley talks about what a Joe Biden administration means for future UK-US trade relations and for Brexit. The Marketplace Morning Report is a BBC programme that broadcasts in the US on National Public Radio. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 10th November 2020

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US Election

Trade

Brexit

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


Lockdowns Are Just One Tool

Lockdowns Are Just One Tool 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed on BBC Scotland's Drivetime programme, where he talked about the UK's second lockdown being just one of the tools available to control COVID-19. He added that it does have a significant economic impact and is one of the most extreme of so called non-pharmaceutical interventions. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 9th November 2020

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COVID-19

Lockdown

Economic Cost

Infectious Disease


Do Lockdowns Simply Postpone The Pain Of Covid-19?

Do Lockdowns Simply Postpone The Pain Of Covid-19? 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd and Dr. Chryssi Giannitsarou (with Ben Moll - LSE), have written a new entry for the Economics Observatory asking The Pound-of-Flesh Fallacy: Do Lockdowns Simply Postpone The Pain Of Covid-19?. This blog looks at the possibility that whatever measures are taken to reduce the spread of coronavirus, they are unlikely to reduce the ultimate death toll.

Published on - Monday 2nd November 2020

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COVID-19

Lockdown

Policy

Women in Economics


Economic Consequences of Covid-19

Economic Consequences of Covid-19 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes, with Alexander Chudik (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas), M. Hashem Pesaran (University of Southern California), Mehdi Raissi (IMF) and Alessandro Rebucci (Johns Hopkins Carey Business School) have published an article for VOXeu titled "Economic Consequences of Covid-19: A Counterfactual Multi-Country Analysis". Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 20th October 2020

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COVID-19

Global Economics

Recession

Policy


Effect on Global Economy of Reimposed EU Lockdowns

Effect on Global Economy of Reimposed EU Lockdowns 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed for Cheddar News Network on Friday 23rd October 2020, where he discussed the reimplementation of lockdowns across Europe, due to the rise in COVID-19 cases and the global economic impact of this. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 20th October 2020

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COVID-19

Lockdown

Policy

Social Distancing


China's Economic Recovery Gains Momentum

China's Economic Recovery Gains Momentum 

China's economy is picking up steam as the country continues to steadily recover from the economic turmoil caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The world's second largest economy expanded 4.9% in the July-to-September quarter compared to a year ago, according to new Chinese government statistics. It's a V shaped recovery, according to Dr. Meredith Crowley. She was interviewed on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, and said retails sales are up, but only by 3.2%. However, the worry is that the virus could come back, and that would slow down China's economy again.

Published on - Monday 19th October 2020

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China

COVID-19

Economic Growth

Recovery


What To Do If COVID-19 Is Here To Stay

What To Do If COVID-19 Is Here To Stay 

Dr. Chryssi Giannitsarou and Flavio Toxvaerd's VOXeu "What To Do If COVID-19 Is Here To Stay" was quoted in Jeffrey Sparshott's Wall Street Journal Economics Blog "Newsletter: Expiration Date".

Published on - Tuesday 6th October 2020

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COVID-19

Social Distancing

Lockdown

Women in Economics


Ideas of India Podcast

Ideas of India Podcast 

Dr Sriya Iyer was interviewed by Dr Shruti Rajagopalan for the Ideas of India podcast (Mercatus Center, Washington DC). They spoke about Dr Iyer's "The Economics of Religion" book and the links between economics and religion in India and the rise of Hindu nationalism. You can read and listen to the interview on the Mercatus Discourse website. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 1st October 2020

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Religion

India

Development

Women in Economics


The Economics of Infection

The Economics of Infection 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was quoted in the following news outlets; the New Scientist, Medscape, The Sun and the Huffington Post, about his ongoing research into "The Economics of Infection". Dr Toxvaerd has also published a new blog for Economics Observatory, "Externalities: Why Do We Need Coordinated Public Action In The Pandemic?". Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 29th September 2020

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COVID-19

Infectious Disease

Social Distancing

Externalities


Covid-19 Policy Response Open Letter

Covid-19 Policy Response Open Letter 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was asked by the Science Media Centre to comment on this open letter to the Prime Minister and his team from a group across medicine, academia and other areas "Covid-19 policy response Open Letter" and Dr. Toxvaerd’s responses were published on the "Science Media Centre site.

Published on - Friday 25th September 2020

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COVID-19

Health

Inequality

Economic Impact


Testing Meritocracy in University Admissions

Testing Meritocracy in University Admissions 

Dr. Debopam Bhattacharya and Renata Rabovic (former Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Economics) have published an article for VOXeu titled "Testing Meritocracy in University Admissions". This column uses a novel, outcome-based test of merit-based admissions at Cambridge University, to look at the controversial issue of the balance between merit and diversity in university admissions.

Published on - Monday 21st September 2020


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