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Integration and Diversity

Professor Sanjeev Goyal holds the Ganshof van der Meersch Chair for 2017-2018. He will deliver a series of public lectures in Brussels on April 23-26, 2018. The opening lecture will be "Integration and Diversity", on Monday 23 April at 6pm at Institute of European Studies (IEE), Brussels.

Published on: Wednesday 18th April 2018



Student Receives 'Best Negotiator' Prize at Model WTO

Peter Andreas Nielsen (MPhil in Economics Student) was awarded two prizes at the Model WTO at the University of St. Gallen and the WTO Headquarters in Geneva. Peter received the prize for being the best negotiator on the Special and Differential Treatment and Dispute Prevention Committee and another prize for the second best essay submitted during the application process.

Published on: Tuesday 17th April 2018



Post-Brexit UK-EU Relations

Dr. Meredith Crowley will give evidence to the House of Lords EU Committee on the future relationship between the UK and the EU. Dr. Crowley's testimony will be broadcast live from 15:00 on Tuesday 17 April.

Published on: Sunday 15th April 2018





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Coffee, Economics and Education

The Faculty's Athena SWAN members organised a coffee morning at Newnham College with Prof. Caroline Hoxby, the 2018 Marshall lecturer.

Published on: Saturday 14th April 2018

Athena SWAN



Good luck to our team for the 2018 Econometric Games

Good luck to Gustavo Nicolas Paez (Captain, PhD), Shuyi Ge (PhD), Martin Miklos (MPhil in Economics) and Daniel Mobayyen (MPhil in Economics) who will be competing in the Annual Econometric Games from 11 - 13 April in Amsterdam. They'll be hoping to unseat Harvard as last year's winners.

Published on: Wednesday 11th April 2018


Impact of US-China Trade War on UK Industry

Dr. Meredith Crowley discusses how a US-China trade war will impact UK industry as well as post-Brexit trade agreements, on BBC Radio Four, The Briefing Room - “Can you win a trade war?”, presented by David Aaronovitch.

Published on: Friday 6th April 2018





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When is Debt a Drag on Economic Growth?

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's column "When is debt a drag on economic growth?" was published on the ERF Policy Portal. Click through to read his column on the ERF forum.

Published on: Thursday 5th April 2018


Economic Growth

Peter Tinsley, 1939-2018

The Faculty is saddened to announce that Peter Ault Tinsley passed away on the 19th March 2018. Peter was with the Faculty of Economics from 1998-2003. The Washington Post have published an obituary of his life.

Published on: Tuesday 3rd April 2018

Dr. Crowley Quoted in the New York Times

Dr. Meredith Crowley was quoted by the New York Times in their article "Trump Says Getting Tough on Chinese Trade Will Empower U.S. He Risks the Opposite"

Published on: Tuesday 27th March 2018





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Dr. Crowley Discusses Research Findings on BBC World Service

Dr Meredith Crowley discussed the findings of the paper "Markups and Markets: A New Empirical Framework and Evidence on Exporters from China" (joint with Giancarlo Corsetti, Lu Han and Huasheng Song) in an interview with Fergus Nicoll of BBC World Service Business Matters. Dr. Crowley's interview discussing the research conducted at Cambridge starts at 09:30.

Published on: Monday 26th March 2018




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Prof. Corsetti Gives Deutsche Bundesbank and IMF Keynote Speeches

Prof. Giancarlo Corsetti has two Keynote Speeches this week. At the Deutsche Bundesbank's "Fiscal Policy in EMU – The Way Ahead", in Frankfurt and the IMF Conference "Many Objectives or Too Few Instruments?" in Washington DC.

Published on: Wednesday 21st March 2018

Fiscal Policy

Plenary Panel on Brexit

As part of the Royal Economics Society's Annual Conference in Brighton, there will be a Plenary Panel on Brexit - "The View on Brexit from Abroad: New Opportunities or Damage Control?". Dr Meredith Crowley will be speaking as part of the panel.

Published on: Tuesday 20th March 2018


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RES Annual Conference 2018 Brighton - Brexit Event

As part of the Royal Economics Society's Annual Conference in Brighton, the RES is holding a debate 'One year till Brexit: Are we nearly there yet?'. Dr Meredith Crowley will speak on the open-to-the-public panel debating Brexit. Titckets are available through EventBrite.

Published on: Wednesday 14th March 2018


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Dr. Crowley Discusses Trump's Trade Policy with the NY Times

Dr. Meredith Crowley spoke about the danger that Trump's steel tariff poses to the World Trade Organization system of trade.

Published on: Monday 12th March 2018




Dr. Geraats Keynote Speaker at the Dutch Central Bank Conference

Dr Petra Geraats was a keynote speaker at the Central Bank Communication and Transparency Conference at the Dutch central bank (De Nederlandsche Bank) in Amsterdam on Friday 16 February 2018.

Published on: Thursday 8th March 2018

Dr. Crowley Interviewed Live for BBC Radio 4 Today

Dr. Meredith Crowley was interviewed live for BBC Radio 4 Today programme about the US's Import Tariffs on Steel. You can listen to the programme on the BBC iplayer for the next 29 days.

Published on: Friday 9th March 2018




Dr. Mohaddes's Research Featured in the News

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's paper "Country-Specific Oil Supply Shocks and the Global Economy" (joint with Prof. Hashem Pesaran) was featured in the Albawaba News article "Reneging on the Nuclear Deal Will Isolate America, Empower China, and Distance Europe".

Published on: Thursday 1st March 2018




Dr. Bateman on BBC Radio 4

Dr Victoria Bateman spoke on a Radio 4 Money-Box special this Wednesday on the topic "what Britain sells". Available to listen here (Dr Bateman is in the latter half of the programme).

Published on: Friday 23rd February 2018


Financial Times Brexit Briefing

Dr Meredith Crowley's blog on 'Response to leaked government Brexit analysis' was included in the Financial Times Brexit briefing.

Published on: Monday 19th February 2018


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Prof. Chatterjee appointed to Government Remuneration Body

Professor Monojit Chatterjee has been appointed as a member of the Police Remuneration and Review Body and the National Crime Agency (NCA) Remuneration Review Body.

Published on: Tuesday 6th February 2018

Faculty Members to speak at CERF in The City 2018

Dr Elisa Faraglia and Dr Matt Elliott are to speak at the CERF in the City 2018 event on The Risks in Financial Markets.

Published on: Wednesday 31st January 2018

Financial Markets


Response to leaked Government Brexit analysis

The UK in a Changing Europe website have published a blog written by Dr Meredith Crowley, which is in response to a leaked Government Brexit report.

Published on: Thursday 1st February 2018


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Podcast of Professor Gareth Austin's inaugural lecture

In the lectures, Professor Austin describes three 'revolutions' in the study of economic history since 1950 and argues that Economic History needs to re-affirm its position as the intersection set of the disciplines of History and Economics. Podcast of lecture available here.

Published on: Monday 29th January 2018

Economic History

Dr. Crowley talks Brexit on BBC Radio 4

Dr. Meredith Crowley and Gerard Lyons debate Brexit on BBC Radio 4 The World at One Programme. The Brexit segment starts at 19:29.

Published on: Friday 26th January 2018


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Frank Hahn Memoir Published

Professor David Newbery has published his memoir of Frank Hahn (1925-2013) in the Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the British Academy.

Published on: Friday 26th January 2018

Prof. Goyal to give Keynote Lecture in Spain

Professor Sanjeev Goyal will deliver a Keynote Lecture at The Conference on Complexity, Networks, and Collective Behaviour in Zaragoza, Spain.

Published on: Tuesday 6th February 2018


BBC News - Dr. Crowley talks UK and the Customs Union

Dr Meredith Crowley was interviewed by Kamal Ahmed (Economics Editor) for BBC News at Six, explaining the value to the UK of participating in the Customs Union with the EU. Dr Crowley's interview starts at 06.10. Video no longer available.

Published on: Tuesday 6th February 2018


Customs Union


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Cambridge Big Data

Professor Vasco Carvalho is behind new Economic and Data Science Interest Group. This is part of the Cambridge Big Data Strategic Research Initiative (CBD).

Published on: Friday 12th January 2018

Big Data

Faculty Brexit Research featured on Trade Talks Podcast

Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and PIIE Senior Fellow Chad P. Bown spoke with Dr Meredith Crowley about her Brexit research on the Peterson Institute's Trade Talks Podcast.

Published on: Friday 12th January 2018



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Jane Humphries awarded a CBE

Jane Humphries, Professor of Economic History at the University of Oxford and former Reader at the Faculty of Economics has been awarded a CBE.

Published on: Thursday 4th January 2018

Economic History


Prof. Ogilvie BBC Radio 4 Interview on Guilds

Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie spoke to BBC Radio 4 about "Consumer protectors or greedy monopolists? A fresh look at what guilds really did for pre-modern trade".

Published on: Wednesday 3rd January 2018



Dr. Crowley to speak at Danish Institute for International Studies

Dr. Meredith Crowley is speaking on "Globalisation at a Crossroads" at the Danish Institute for International Studies in Copenhagen on 10 January 2018. Watch all the talks from the event on the DIIS website.

Published on: Wednesday 3rd January 2018


The Commons Library Blog Features Faculty's Brexit Research

The Commons Library have published a blog about the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology event that Dr. Meredith Crowley and the Faculty's Brexit research team spoke at in October.

Published on: Monday 18th December 2017


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Partha and Aisha Dasgupta in Conversation

How Many People Can Earth Support In Comfort? Partha Dasgupta and Aisha Dasgupta spoke at an 'in conversation' event organised by Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Scholarships and Leadership Programme in Oxford. You can read about the event and watch a video of their conversation on the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust website.

Published on: Friday 15th December 2017



Prof. Corsetti to Deliver the Keynote Lecture at ESCB Workshop

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti is to deliver the keynote lecture "Exchange Rate Misalignment, Capital Flows and Optimal Monetary Policy Trade-offs" at the First Annual Workshop of the ESCB Research Cluster. The event will be held at the Bank of Spain in Madrid on November 16th and 17th 2017.

Published on: Wednesday 13th December 2017

Exchange Rate

Capital Flows

Monetary Policy

Faculty's Brexit Research Group Publish 'No Deal' Article on VoxEU

As part of the Faculty's Brexit Research Group, Professor Giancarlo Corsetti, Dr Meredith Crowley, Oliver Exton and Lu Han, have written an article "A granular analysis of the exposure of UK exports to EU tariffs, quotas and antidumping under 'no deal'" for VoxEU.

Published on: Wednesday 13th December 2017


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Prof. Munshi to Deliver Three Invited Lectures

Professor Kaivan Munshi will deliver three invited lectures over December and January. The Infosys Prize Lecture at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore on 15th December 2017, the Infosys Prize Lecture at the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai on 4th January 2018 and 13th Annual Conference on Growth and Development, hosted by the Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi on the 19th December 2017.

Published on: Monday 11th December 2017

Prof. Goyal to talk at Delhi School of Economics

Professor Sanjeev Goyal has been invited to talk at the Delhi School of Economics Winter School 2017, which is being held between the 13th and 15th December 2017.

Published on: Monday 11th December 2017

Prof. Corsetti and Dr Crowley Publish Brexit Article on Project Syndicate.Org

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti and Dr Meredith Crowley have published an opinion editorial on the UK's post-Brexit trade strategy, "The UK's Multilateral Trade Future" on Project Syndicate.Org.

Published on: Thursday 7th December 2017


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Paul Johnson (IFS) to give CIPP Lecture

Paul Johnson (IFS) is to give the Cambridge Institute for Public Policy (CIPP) lecture at Jesus College on Monday December 4th 2017, 5.00pm - 6.30pm. Please register your interest.

Published on: Monday 13th November 2017

Running the British Economy - 2017

More than fifty Year 12 and Year 13 students from schools in Eastern England and greater London took part in this year's computer-based simulation game 'Running the British Economy'.

Published on: Thursday 9th November 2017

Dr Toxvaerd - Economics as an Art

In the first of a series of interviews exploring the work of Cambridge academics, Helena Coggan meets economist Dr Toxvaerd

Published on: Wednesday 8th November 2017

Prof. Munshi to Deliver Annual Indu Bhatt Lecture

Professor Kaivan Munshi will deliver this years Indu Bhatt Lecture at Yale University on 9th November 2017. The title of the talk is Missing Girls. This annual lecture is organized by the South Asian Studies Council and the MacMillan Center at Yale University and is open to the public.

Published on: Friday 3rd November 2017

Prof. Corsetti New Column in VOXeu

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti, Luca Dedola, Marek Jarocinski, Bartosz Mackowiak, Sebastian Schmidt have written a new joint column for VOXeu, on "Business cycle stabilisation in the Eurozone"

Published on: Monday 23rd October 2017

Dr. Faraglia to speak at Taking Fiscal Policy Seriously Workshop

Dr Elisa Faraglia will speak at the one-day Taking Fiscal Policy Seriously workshop. This event is hosted by The Nufffield Centre for Applied Macro Policy (NuCamp) in London on 9th November 2017.

Published on: Wednesday 25th October 2017

The Return of Alfred Marshall's Lost Book

The Marshall Library received a proof book of Alfred Marshall's First Edition of Principles of Economics as a donation earlier this year, from Prof. Uemiya from Kobe University in Japan.

Published on: Thursday 19th October 2017

Brexit and Trade Conference

Dr. Meredith Crowley is speaking at a Trade and Brexit event at the British Academy on 2nd November. To register for the conference Click Here.

Published on: Tuesday 17th October 2017


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Faculty Members to talk at the INET 'Reawakening' Conference

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti, Professor Sanjeev Goyal and Dr. Pontus Rendahl will all give talks on 'INET and economics in Cambridge' at the INET 'Reawakening' conference in Edinburgh, on Saturday October 21, 2017.

Published on: Monday 16th October 2017

Dr. Bateman spoke to the BBC about the Lack of Women in Economics

Dr Victoria Bateman and economics undergraduates Clara Starrsjo (Gonville and Caius College) and Paulin Nusser (Magdalene College) were featured on the BBC World Service programme - Business Daily. The subject of the programme was the lack of women in economics. Their discussion was also featured on the front page of the BBC news website.

Published on: Friday 13th October 2017

Assessing Gender Equality: Athena Swan

The Faculty of Economics Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Committee was formed in October 2017 and includes academics, administrators and students.

Published on: Wednesday 11th October 2017

Dr. Cavalcanti appointed to the Economic Journal's board as Associate Editor

Dr. Tiago Cavalcanti been invited to be an Associate Editor for the Economic Journal.

Published on: Wednesday 11th October 2017

The Tripos makes it to the top of two University Tables

The Faculty of Economics is delighted to announce that the Economics Tripos has been ranked top in both the Guardian and The Complete University Guide league tables.

Published on: Wednesday 4th October 2017

Prof. Goyal has been elected to the Ganshof Der Meersch Chair in Brussels

Prof Sanjeev Goyal is the holder of the next Ganshof van der Meersch Chair. In Spring 2018 he will deliver a cycle of lectures at the Université libre de Bruxelles, where he will be welcomed by Professors Anne Weyembergh (Institute for European Studies), Patrick Legros and André Sapir.

Published on: Tuesday 3rd October 2017

Kenneth Arrow Tribute by Partha Dasgupta

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta has written a tribute to Professor Kenneth Arrow for the Pontifical Academy of Sciences

Published on: Monday 2nd October 2017

Oliver Exton elected as UKDS Data Impact Fellow 2017

The Faculty is delighted to announce that PhD student Oliver Exton has been elected as one of the UK Data Service Data Impact Fellows for 2017.

Published on: Thursday 28th September 2017

Dr Anger-Kraavi appointed to International Advisory Positions

Annela Anger-Kraavi, who is a College Lecturer in Economics at Downing College in Cambridge and researcher at Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership as well as Chief Executive of the Cambridge Trust of New Thinking in Economics, has been appointed to two leading international positions, as special advisor to the European Council on international climate policy and as vice chair of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change's body for Scientific and Technological Advice.

Published on: Wednesday 27th September 2017

Prof Corsetti's Vox Article Published

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti, Gernot Müller and Keith Kuester's article "In a Great Recession, the case for flexible exchange rates is alive and well" has been published on the Vox website.

Published on: Wednesday 20th September 2017

1st Year Student wins an Undergraduate of the Year Award

The Faculty would like to congratulate first-year economics student, Ekaterina Christova who won The Future CFO of the Year Award at this years Undergraduate of the Year Awards.

Published on: Monday 14th August 2017

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