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US-China Trade War

US-China Trade War 

Dr. Meredith Crowley gave two interviews about the ongoing US-China trade war. The first was the lead story for the BBC World Service - World Update "Trump imposes tariffs on China" and the second for BBC World News - TV Impact, "Will the US and China reach a deal?". She was also quoted in the article "Who loses out in the US-China trade war?", featured on the BBC website.

Published on - Tuesday 14th May 2019

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Trade

US

China

Women in Economics


Long-Term Growth Effects of Climate Change

Long-Term Growth Effects of Climate Change 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes gave a presentation on the 10th May 2019 entitled "Long-Term Growth Effects of Climate Change" at the Climate Change and Central Banking Workshop in Ottawa, organized by the Bank of Canada.

Published on - Monday 13th May 2019

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Economic Growth

Climate Change

Long-Term Growth

Central Banks


Economic Case for Biodiversity

Economic Case for Biodiversity 

Professor Partha Dasgupta's research into biodiversity for the UN has been quoted by an article in the Guardian newspaper. The article title "UK urged to take lead on biodiversity as UN issues urgent warning" was published online on 6th May 2019 and in the print version on 7th May 2019.

Published on - Monday 13th May 2019

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Biodiversity

Economic Growth

UK Government

Climate Change


Centre for the Study of Governance and Society - Podcast and Book Event

Centre for the Study of Governance and Society - Podcast and Book Event 

The Centre for the Study of Governance and Society at King’s College London has organized a podcast and accompanying event on Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie’s book, The European Guilds: An Economic Analysis. The event takes place on 9 May 2019 in the Department of Political Economy, King's College London, Bush House. Register here to attend.

Published on - Tuesday 7th May 2019

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European Guilds

Economic History

Women in Economics


US-China Trade Dispute, Tariff Threats and Negotiations

US-China Trade Dispute, Tariff Threats and Negotiations 

Dr. Meredith Crowley gave four interviews about the US-China trade dispute and negotiations. BBC Radio 4 - Today Programme (starts 1h 51m), BBC World Service - World Update (starts 27m 30s) BBC World Service - Newshour (starts 31m 22s) and BBC World News - Impact.

Published on - Tuesday 7th May 2019

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Trade

US

China

Women in Economics


Volatility, Macroeconomic Policy and Institutions in Resource-Rich Economies

Volatility, Macroeconomic Policy and Institutions in Resource-Rich Economies 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes gave a presentation on the 16th April 2019 entitled "Volatility, Macroeconomic Policy and Institutions in Resource-Rich Economies" at the Workshop on Macroeconomic Stability & Diversification in Oil-based Economies in Riyadh (16th-17th April 2019), organized by King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC).

Published on - Wednesday 1st May 2019

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Iran

Economy

Oil

Macroeconomic Policy


Symposium on World Trade - Brexit Panel

Symposium on World Trade - Brexit Panel 

Dr. Meredith Crowley will be speaking on a panel at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute's (MSRI) Symposium on World Trade at the British Academy on 23rd May 2019. Dr. Crowley will be taking part in the "Brexit and the United Kingdom’s Future Trade Relationships in the Global Economy" panel discussion. The panel will also feature John Van Reenen (MIT), Jagjit Chadha (NIESR) and Thomas Sampson (LSE).

Published on - Wednesday 1st May 2019

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Brexit

Trade

Global Economy

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


How Women Made the West Rich

How Women Made the West Rich 

On 25 April, Heffers bookshop hosted a successful launch of Dr. Victoria Bateman's book, The Sex Factor - How Women Made the West Rich. In the book, Dr Bateman argues that women's freedom in the West boosted wages, skills, saving, entrepreneurial spirit and helped to produce a democratic and capable state. The book was the Guardian's 'Book of the day' last month. Here are some photos from the event.

Published on - Monday 29th April 2019

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Gender

Wages

Democracy

Women in Economics


Ancient History and Economics

Ancient History and Economics 

Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie is in dialogue with Professor Walter Scheidel (Stanford) on “What Have the Romans Ever Done for Us?” at the Newell Classics Event. This event is Cambridge’s most prestigious occasion for public-facing classical scholarship, and takes place on the 2nd May 2019 in the Palmerston Room, Fisher Building, St John’s College. More information can be found at https://www.joh.cam.ac.uk/newell-classics-event-2019.

Published on - Friday 26th April 2019

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Economic Growth

Great Divergence

Economic History

Women in Economics


Sticking Points in Brexit Talks

Sticking Points in Brexit Talks 

Dr. Meredith Crowley took part in a teleconference, "What's Next for Brexit?" hosted by the Pacific Council on International Policy, the leading think tank on international policy on the West Coast of the US. The Pacific Council have published an article about the discussion and you can listen to the audio of the teleconference on the article page.

Published on - Thursday 25th April 2019

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Brexit

Trade

UK

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


Guilds and Innovation

Guilds and Innovation 

Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie will give a Plenary Lecture on “Guilds and Innovation” at the CEPR / Danish Institute for Advanced Study Conference on “Accounting For The Wealth Of Nations: History And Theory”. This event is being hosted by the University of Southern Denmark in Odense on 25-26 April 2019. The full programme can be found here.

Published on - Tuesday 23rd April 2019

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Economic History

European Guilds

Wealth

Women in Economics


Brexit Uncertainty

Brexit Uncertainty 

Oliver Exton (PhD student) will present his research on "Brexit uncertainty", at the Royal Economic Society Annual Conference on Wednesday 17th April 2019. His talk will be based on the paper "Renegotiation of Trade Agreements and Firm Exporting Decisions: Evidence from the Impact of Brexit on UK Exports" (joint with Dr. Meredith Crowley and Lu Han). The Sunday Times also published an article that summarised this research, "The trade deficit soars in a terrible time for exporters (you will need a Times account to read the article)."

Published on - Monday 15th April 2019

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Brexit

Trade

UK

Exports

Brexit Project Page >>


Debt Sustainability and Debt Vulnerabilities

Debt Sustainability and Debt Vulnerabilities 

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti will give a talk on Debt Sustainability and Debt Vulnerabilities at the distinguished Third Interdisciplinary Sovereign Debt Research and Management Conference. This event is being hosted by the Georgetown’s Institute of International Economic Law, in Washington D.C., on 11th-12th April 2019.

Published on - Friday 12th April 2019

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Debt

Sustainability

Vulnerabilities

Sovereign Debt


Can a Free Port Rescue Teesside's Steel Community?

Can a Free Port Rescue Teesside's Steel Community? 

Post-Brexit, could the creation of a free port rescue Teesside's steel community? Dr. Meredith Crowley discussed her views on the plan in an interview with CNN TV. You can read the text article on the CNN Business site.

Published on - Monday 8th April 2019

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Brexit

Freeports

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


UK Government Review of the Economics of Biodiversity

UK Government Review of the Economics of Biodiversity 

Prof. Partha Dasgupta has been appointed to lead a UK government review into the link between biodiversity and economic growth. The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer's Spring Statement outlined the estimated £680 million value that 1,500 species of pollinators deliver to the UK economy, highlighting that climate change is not the only environmental challenge. Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta is an Emeritus Professor of Economics and Chair of the Management Board of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk.

Published on - Wednesday 3rd April 2019

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Population Overshoot

Biodiversity

Economic Growth

UK Government


The European Guilds Book Launch

The European Guilds Book Launch 

Princeton University Press, the Faculty of Economics and the Cambridge-INET Institute held an event to celebrate the publication of Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie's The European Guilds: An Economic Analysis book. The event took place on 14th March 2019 in the Old Combination Room, Trinity College. See a selection of photographs from the evening.

Published on - Thursday 28th March 2019

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Economic History

European Guilds

Women in Economics


Breaking the Brexit impasse with indicative votes in Parliament

Breaking the Brexit impasse with indicative votes in Parliament 

The House of Commons may be called upon to hold indicative votes on different Brexit options this week. How should this be organized to achieve a fair, legitimate and democratic outcome? Dr. Toke Aidt, Professor Hamid Sabourian and Professor Jagjit Chadha propose a way to break the impasse.

Published on - Monday 25th March 2019

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Brexit

EU

Voting

Democracy


ECP Conference - Call for Papers

ECP Conference - Call for Papers 

Paper proposals are invited for a conference to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of J. M. Keynes's The Economic Consequences of the Peace. The "Economic Consequences of the Peace Centenary Conference" will take place on 9th-10th September 2019, at King's College, Cambridge.

Published on - Friday 22nd March 2019

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Keynes

Post-war


Podcast on The European Guilds

Podcast on The European Guilds 

Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie has made a podcast on her book, The European Guilds, for the New Books Network, an initiative dedicated to raising the level of public discourse by introducing serious authors to a wide public. You can listen to Sheilagh’ podcast here

Published on - Thursday 21st March 2019

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Economic History

European Guilds

Women in Economics


How to Find Out What MPs Really Want

How to Find Out What MPs Really Want 

Dr. Toke Aidt, Professor Hamid Sabourian and Professor Jagjit Chadha have published an article for Prospect Magazine that looks into how a series of indicative votes could be used to break the Brexit deadlock in Parliament.

Published on - Tuesday 19th March 2019

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Brexit

EU

Voting

Deadlock


Is Britain Currently in an Economic Crisis?

Is Britain Currently in an Economic Crisis? 

Dr. Meredith Crowley took part in a Brexit discussion on the BBC news that looked into whether the UK is actually in a crisis over leaving the EU? You can listen to the programme on the BBC site.

Published on - Wednesday 13th March 2019

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Brexit

UK

EU

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


Keynes Fund Call for Proposals

Keynes Fund Call for Proposals 

The Keynes Fund have announced their fourteenth Call for Projects. Proposals of high-quality projects consistent with the objectives and themes of the Keynes fund are solicited. The deadline for submissions is 28th March 2019.

Published on - Tuesday 5th March 2019


The Way to Fix Bias in Economics is to Recruit More Women

The Way to Fix Bias in Economics is to Recruit More Women 

The Financial Times have published a opinion editorial "The way to fix bias is economics in to recruit more women", which is based on a study of biases among economists, conducted by Dr. Ha-Joon Chang and Mohsen Javdani (University of British Columbia). You will need an FT account to view this article.

Published on - Tuesday 26th February 2019

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Women in Economics

Fix Bias

Recruitment


Impact of Foreign Exchange Rate Changes on UK Economy

Impact of Foreign Exchange Rate Changes on UK Economy 

Dr. Meredith Crowley gave extended interview to BBC Radio 4's Analysis program on "Fair Exchange?", in which she discusses how a falling value of the British pound sterling could impact the British economy. The programme will be broadcast on the 18th February 2019 at 8.30pm and will be available to listen online after.

Published on - Sunday 17th February 2019

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UK Economy

UK

Brexit

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


The Euro Crisis in the Mirror of the European Monetary System

The Euro Crisis in the Mirror of the European Monetary System 

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti, Barry Eichengreen, Galina Hale and Eric Tallman have published an article for VOXeu titled "The euro crisis in the mirror of the European Monetary System", which looks at why the recovery from the euro area crisis was delayed for a decade and the role suitable backstops could have played in speeding up the recovery from the crisis.

Published on - Saturday 16th February 2019

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European Monetary System

Euro Crisis

EU

Backstop


US-China Trade War Negotiations

US-China Trade War Negotiations 

Dr. Meredith Crowley was interviewed on BBC Radio 4's Today programme about the ongoing Trade War negotiations between the US and China. Dr. Crowley's segment starts at 15:00 minutes into the broadcast.

Published on - Friday 15th February 2019

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Trade

US

China

Women in Economics


Official Lending and Debt Sustainability in the Euro Area

Official Lending and Debt Sustainability in the Euro Area 

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti, Aitor Erce and Timothy Uy have published an article for VOXeu titled "Official lending in the euro area: Lessons for debt sustainability", that looks at how lengthening loan maturities and managing debt repayment flows has substantial effects on sustainability.

Published on - Wednesday 13th February 2019

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EU

Debt

Sustainability

Global Crisis


IMF Antimicrobial Resistance and Pandemics Symposium

IMF Antimicrobial Resistance and Pandemics Symposium 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd will be acting as Facilitator at the The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Antimicrobial Resistance and Pandemics Symposium, held in Washington DC, on 12th February 2019.

Published on - Monday 11th February 2019

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IMF

Antimicrobial Resistance

Pandemics


How Do Bad Institutions Survive? - Public Lecture

How Do Bad Institutions Survive? - Public Lecture 

Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie will deliver a public lecture at the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy at the University of Warwick on 28 February 2019. Her lecture addresses a question of concern to economists, historians and legal scholars: “How Do Bad Institutions Survive?”, and presents findings from her new book, The European Guilds: An Economic Analysis, published on 14 Feb 2019.

Published on - Sunday 10th February 2019

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Economic History

European Guilds

Women in Economics


Is Japan's EU deal a threat to the UK industry?

Is Japan's EU deal a threat to the UK industry? 

Dr. Meredith Crowley discusses how the new free trade agreement between the EU and Japan could be a possible threat to the post-Brexit British industry, in both the Guardian Newspaper and Customs Today.

Published on - Wednesday 6th February 2019

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Trade

UK

Brexit

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


Trade and the Economy Panel

Trade and the Economy Panel 

Dr. Meredith Crowley has been appointment to the Trade and the Economy Panel. The TEP is part of the Department for International Trade and aims to raise the DIT’s analytical capacity and capability, while championing high-quality, robust analysis to help secure the best outcomes for UK trade policy.

Published on - Tuesday 5th February 2019

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Trade

UK Economy

Trade Policy

Women in Economics


Debt Sustainability Assessments

Debt Sustainability Assessments 

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti spoke at the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) on "Debt Sustainability Assessments: The state of the art". The seminar took place at the ESM premises, Luxembourg on January 25th 2019.

Published on - Tuesday 29th January 2019

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DSA

Debt

Sustainability

Global Crisis


Could a Free Port in Teesside be Feasible?

Could a Free Port in Teesside be Feasible? 

Dr. Meredith Crowley was quoted in The Economist article "Teesside bids to become Britain’s first free port", discussing the feasbility of a free port in Teesside.

Published on - Friday 25th January 2019

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Brexit

Freeports

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


Renegotiation of Trade Agreements and Firm Exporting Decisions

Renegotiation of Trade Agreements and Firm Exporting Decisions 

Dr. Meredith Crowley gave three interviews about her Cambridge Working Papers in Economics research paper "Renegotiation of Trade Agreements and Firm Exporting Decisions: Evidence form the Impact of Brexit on UK Exports" (joint with Oliver Exton and Lu Han). A live interview with the BBC News Channel (TV) "UK trade agreements after Brexit", presented by Martine Croxall, an interview on BBC World Service In the Balance "Brexit: Planning in Uncertain Times", presented by Ed Butler and an interview on Trade Talks from the Peterson Institute for International Economics "Trade Talks Episode 68: Brexit Votes for Uncertainty" presented by Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown.

Published on - Monday 21st January 2019

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Brexit

Trade

UK

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


Independent Evaluation of Central Bank of Chile

Independent Evaluation of Central Bank of Chile 

The Board of the Central Bank of Chile have appointed Dr Petra Geraats to an independent panel of experts to evaluate the Bank's performance in achieving its objectives of price and financial stability. The final evaluation report will be presented to the Chilean Senate in September 2019, marking the upcoming 30th anniversary of autonomy for the Central Bank of Chile.

Published on - Thursday 17th January 2019

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Central Banks

Monetary Policy

Financial Stability


Gamblers Predicted Brexit before Financial Traders

Gamblers Predicted Brexit before Financial Traders 

The University's Research site have published an article on a study authored by Tom Auld and Professor Oliver Linton that shows the betting market predicted the Brexit result an hour earlier than the foreign exchange market. A number of media outlets have also picked up the findings of their paper, including Sky News, Daily Mail, Hindustan Times, London Economic, Interesting Engineering, Belfast Telegraph and The Express.

Published on - Monday 14th January 2019

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Brexit

Risks

Betting Market

Foreign Exchange Market


How Economics is Trying to Fix its Gender Problem

How Economics is Trying to Fix its Gender Problem 

Professor Sanjeev Goyal's research (co-authored with Anja Prummer) into how risk aversion plays a role in female academic economists having smaller and more clustered networks of co-authors, has been quoted in an article by The Economist.

Published on - Friday 11th January 2019

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Gender

Risks

Women in Economics


Breaking the Brexit impasse

Breaking the Brexit impasse 

Dr. Toke Aidt, Professor Hamid Sabourian and Professor Jagjit Chadha have published an article for VOXeu titled "Breaking the Brexit impasse: Achieving a fair, legitimate and democratic outcome", that looks at using a sequential voting system to make the democratic process fair to all views.

Published on - Friday 11th January 2019

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Brexit

EU

Voting

Democracy


Keynote Speech at Ridge Conference

Keynote Speech at Ridge Conference 

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti's was the keynote speaker at the Ridge Conference in Montevideo, and debated "Capital flows, monetary and macroprudential policies, exchange rates, international reserve accumulation, sovereign debt and international spillovers" with the President of the Banco Central del Uruguay, Alberto Graña, Nicolas Ernesto Magud, International Monetary Fund, and Adrián Armas, Banco Central de Reserva del Perú, December 6 and 7 2018.

Published on - Wednesday 9th January 2019

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Capital Flows

Exchange Rate

Monetary Policy

Debt


Population Overshoot

Population Overshoot 

The recording of Professor Partha Dasgupta's keynote address to the Symposium on The New Malthusianism on December 12 2018 is now available to watch. There is also a write up of the two day event and a selection of photographs.

Published on - Tuesday 8th January 2019

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Malthus

Malthusian

Population Overshoot


How Did Pre-Modern Merchants Solve Conflicts?

How Did Pre-Modern Merchants Solve Conflicts? 

Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie will deliver a public lecture in Frankfurt at the Max-Planck-Institute for European Legal History on 30 January 2019. Her lecture addresses a question of concern to economists, historians and legal scholars: “How Did Pre-Modern Merchants Solve Conflicts? Public-Order versus Private-Order Institutions”. A one-day workshop on Sheilagh's forthcoming book, The European Guilds: An Economic Analysis, will take place at the University of Frankfurt on 31 January 2019.

Published on - Friday 4th January 2019

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Economic History

European History

Women in Economics


The Marketplace of Faith

The Marketplace of Faith 

Dr. Sriya Iyer looks at "Why are Americans so religious?" in an article published in the Wall Street Journal. This follows on from the recent publication of her book "The Economics of Religion in India". Which was one of the Times Literary Supplement's 'Books of the Year 2018'.

Published on - Thursday 3rd January 2019

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US

Religion

Women in Economics


The World Economic Outlook

The World Economic Outlook 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes gave a talk at a high-level symposium on "The World Economic Outlook, Implications for Kuwait and the Middle East and North Africa Region" on Monday November 12, 2018 at the IMF Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (CEF) and the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) in Kuwait.

Published on - Monday 17th December 2018

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Volatility

Macroeconomic Policy

Middle East

North Africa


The Design of Trade Agreements

The Design of Trade Agreements 

Dr. Meredith Crowley spoke at the World Trade Organization's 'Updating Trade Cooperation: An Economic View' event, in Geneva on the 11th of December 2018. Dr. Crowley gave her presentation on 'Updating Economic Cooperation: Rethinking exibility tools in light of modern evidence' and you can watch her remarks on the WTO website (starts at 2 hours 22 mins). In her remarks Dr. Crowley made reference to two of her Cambridge Working Papers in Economics papers, "Invoicing and Pricing-to-Market - A Study of Price and Markup Elasticities of UK Exporters" and "Markups and Markets: A New Empirical Framework and Evidence on Exporters from China".

Published on - Wednesday 12th December 2018

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Trade

WTO

Women in Economics


Cambridge Economics 2018

Cambridge Economics 2018 

The 2018 edition of Cambridge Economics features, amongst many other interesting articles, an interview with alumni Angus Deaton who was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, reflections by Professor Sanjeev Goyal on his time as chair of the Faculty, and a report by Dr Matt Elliott on his latest research on Systemic Risk-shifting in Financial Networks.

Published on - Monday 3rd December 2018


Are Freeports the Future?

Are Freeports the Future? 

Dr. Meredith Crowley discusses 'freeports' and the role they might play in a post-Brexit manufacturing boom on BBC Radio 4's In Business Programme (starts at 1m 47s).

Published on - Friday 30th November 2018

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Brexit

Freeports

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


Debt Sustainability: The State of the Art

Debt Sustainability: The State of the Art 

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti's debt sustainability report has been published by European Parliament. The landmark report highlights three critical areas limiting the effectiveness of current Debt Sustainability Assessments – liquidity risks, contagion risks and identification of debt limits – and sets out a plan for how the European assessment system can be reformed.

Published on - Monday 26th November 2018

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Debt

Sustainability

European Parliament


British Legislative Influence on Union Membership?

British Legislative Influence on Union Membership? 

Professor William Brown's research was mentioned in an Economist article. The paper argues that British legislative change has not exerted a major influence on union membership.

Published on - Friday 23rd November 2018

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UK

Legislation

Unions


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