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The Dollar and International Capital Flows in the COVID-19 Crisis

The Dollar and International Capital Flows in the COVID-19 Crisis 

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti, and Emile Marin have published an article for VOXeu titled "The dollar and international capital flows in the COVID-19 crisis". This column shows that in crises, the dollar tends to appreciate – especially against emerging market currencies – and dollar liquidity becomes scarce.

Published on - Friday 3rd April 2020

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COVID-19

Capital Flows

Markets

Currency


The Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Workers

The Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Workers 

Dr. Christopher Rauh (joint with former PhD student Teodora Boneva, Abi Adams-Prassl and Marta Golin) has just published two working papers looking at the economic impacts of COVID-19 on workers in the UK and US. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 2nd April 2020

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COVID-19

Global Economics

Employment

Workers


Covid Economics: A Real-Time Journal

Covid Economics: A Real-Time Journal 

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti joins the editorial board promoting, "Covid Economics: A Real-Time Journal (CEJ)". The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) has decided to launch this new online peer-reviewed review to disseminate emerging scholarly work on the Covid-19 epidemic. CEPR have just published Covid Economics: Vetted and Real-Time Papers Issue 1.

Published on - Saturday 28th March 2020

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COVID-19

Policy

Theoretical Research

Empirical


Is Panic Buying Irrational?

Is Panic Buying Irrational? 

Dr. Juan Block was interviewed by Lizzy Burden of The Telegraph, for the article "Is Panic Buying Irrational? Here's Why It Can Seem To Make Economic Sense", which discusses different theoretical rationale behind panic buying.

Published on - Monday 23rd March 2020

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Panic Buying

Global Economics

COVID-19


Iran Faces Fourth Crisis in Oil Crash

Iran Faces Fourth Crisis in Oil Crash 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes was interviewed by Newsweek in the article "Iran Faces Fourth Crisis in Oil Crash Amid U.S. Sanctions, Coronavirus and Protests", which looks at the role of the corona virus, U.S. sanctions, and the slow down in oil markets on the Iranian economy.

Published on - Thursday 12th March 2020

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Oil

Sanctions

Iran

US


Economics of Religion in India - DFID Video

Economics of Religion in India - DFID Video 

Dr. Sriya Iyer was invited by the Chief Economist's Office at the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to give a talk on her research on the economics of religion in India. The talk took place on the 9th March 2020 in London and before the talk Anna Rudge (a Senior Economic Adviser to the Chief Economist), conducted a 3-minute interview with Dr. Iyer on her main research findings. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 11th March 2020

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Religion

India

Development

Women in Economics


Brexit Breakdown - Podcast

Brexit Breakdown - Podcast 

Dr. Meredith Crowley and Raoul Ruparel (former special advisor to Theresa May) took part in a Brexit Breakdown podcast, for The UK in a Changing Europe. This episode looks at the UK-EU trade talks, the possibility of a deal by the end of December and the likelihood of a UK-US trade deal.

Published on - Friday 6th March 2020

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Brexit

Trade

EU

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


Women in Economics - CEPR eBook

Women in Economics - CEPR eBook 

Professor Sanjeev Goyal, Dr. Anja Prummer (former Cambridge-INET Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Queen Mary University of London) and Dr. Lorenzo Ductor (University of Granada) have written a chapter "Gender and Collaboration" for the new CEPR eBook Women in Economics. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 6th March 2020

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Women in Economics

Gender

Collaboration


Call for Papers - Deadline 15th May 2020

Call for Papers - Deadline 15th May 2020 

Paper proposals are invited for the 51st Annual Conference of the Money Macro and Finance Society, from academic, government and business economists in any area of monetary, macro and financial economics. The conference will be held at Clare College, Cambridge, on 1st-3rd September 2020. The deadline for this call is 15th May 2020.

Published on - Tuesday 25th February 2020

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Monetary

Macroeconomics

Financial Economics


Putting a Dollar Value on Biodiversity

Putting a Dollar Value on Biodiversity 

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta was interviewed by Radio New Zealand about his research into biodiversity, particularly his Review of the Economics of Biodiversity and his pioneering work into Inclusive Wealth Index, that aims to puts a monetary value on natural resources. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 18th February 2020

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Biodiversity

Development

Economic Growth

Climate Change


Royal Economic Society Annual Conference 2020

Royal Economic Society Annual Conference 2020 

Registration for the Royal Economic Society Annual Conference 2020 in Belfast from April 6th-8th is now open HERE. The Annual Conference brings together hundreds of academic and professional economists to present the latest developments in economics. Dr. Sriya Iyer is Deputy Chair for the RES Annual Conference 2020.

Published on - Tuesday 11th February 2020


Brexit Day - UK and EU Trade Deal

Brexit Day - UK and EU Trade Deal 

Dr. Meredith Crowley was interviewed by BBC World Service's World Update programme about the prospect for the UK and EU negotiating a trade deal modelled on the EU's deal with Canada. You can listen to the programme on the BBC website (story starts at 6mins).

Published on - Friday 31st January 2020

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Brexit

Trade

UK

EU

Brexit Project Page >>


Hopes for Economics in the 2020s – British Academy Blog

Hopes for Economics in the 2020s – British Academy Blog 

The British Academy blog has published an essay by nine Fellows of the Academy on how the humanities and social sciences could shape the 2020s. Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie writes of her hopes for economics and economic history.

Published on - Wednesday 29th January 2020

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Economics

Economic History

Women in Economics


The Value of International Electricity Trading

The Value of International Electricity Trading 

Professor David Newbery was the lead author on the Ofgem commissioned report "The Value of International Electricity Trading". The report written by researchers from University of Cambridge and University College London (UCL), looked into cross-border electricity trading between Great Britain and connected European Union markets, and is intended to inform Ofgem’s State of the Energy Market report. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 27th January 2020

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Energy

Trade

UK

EU


Is the UK headed for a trade war with the US?

Is the UK headed for a trade war with the US? 

Dr. Meredith Crowley was interviewed by BBC Radio Scotland about the UK's proposed digital sales tax and whether it will lead to a trade war with the US. You can listen to the programme on the BBC website (starts at 1h 06m).

Published on - Monday 27th January 2020

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US

UK

Tax

Trade


Growth: Cautionary Tales from History - Cabinet Office Blog

Growth: Cautionary Tales from History - Cabinet Office Blog 

The Cabinet Office blog has published an essay by Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie on her 2019 Thought Experiment Lecture at the Treasury. Prof. Ogilvie's Open Innovation essay presents highlights of her lecture, with accompanying video interview on working with policymakers, and a link to a full-length summary of her lecture.

Published on - Friday 24th January 2020

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Growth

Policy

Economic History

Women in Economics


UK and US Battle Over Digital Services Tax

UK and US Battle Over Digital Services Tax 

Dr. Meredith Crowley was interviewed on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme, discussing the US-UK spat over a proposed digital services tax on. You can listen to the programme on the BBC website (starts at 1h 25m).

Published on - Thursday 23rd January 2020

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US

UK

Tax

Trade


Keynes Fund 16th Call for Projects

Keynes Fund 16th Call for Projects 

The Keynes Fund has announced it's 16th Call for Projects. The deadline for project proposals is 27th March 2020. Please see the Keynes Fund site for the criteria and details of the project applications process.

Published on - Wednesday 15th January 2020

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Keynes

Applied Economics


Banks Do Not Create Money Out Of Thin Air

Banks Do Not Create Money Out Of Thin Air 

In recent years, some have claimed that banks create money ‘ex nihilo’. In the most read column this month for VoXEU "Banks Do Not Create Money Out Of Thin Air", Dr. Pontus Rendahl and (PhD Student) Lukas B. Freund explain that banks do not create money out of thin air, that there are no magic money trees.

Published on - Tuesday 7th January 2020

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Banks

Banking

Monetary


How Do Central Banks Communicate Effectively?

How Do Central Banks Communicate Effectively? 

Dr. Petra Geraats was a speaker at the High-Level Peer-to-Peer Forum "Central Bank Communications in ASEAN-5 Countries: From Principles to Practice" organized by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Singapore on 4th-5th December 2019. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 2nd January 2020

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Central Banks

Monetary Policy

Finance


CERF Fellowship 2020-2022

CERF Fellowship 2020-2022 

Applications for the Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance (CERF) Fellowship 2020-2022 are now open. The CERF fellowship scheme is open to lecturers and senior lecturers of the University of Cambridge who do research into some aspect of finance.

Published on - Monday 16th December 2019


Brexit - The New Trade Era

Brexit - The New Trade Era 

Dr. Meredith Crowley was quoted in the New York Times article "Brexit’s Advance Opens a New Trade Era" about the implications of the General Election result and the now inevitable Brexit for the system of global trade.

Published on - Monday 16th December 2019

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Brexit

Trade

Global Economics

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


Debt and Macroeconomic Stabilization

Debt and Macroeconomic Stabilization 

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti will deliver the 2019 Federico Caffè Lecture at Sapienza University of Rome on 18th and 19th December 2019. Prof Corsetti's lecture topic will be "Debt and Macroeconomic Stabilization". Read More>>

Published on - Monday 16th December 2019

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Debt

Macroeconomics

Stability


The Economics of Biodiversity

The Economics of Biodiversity 

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta gave the 2019 Martin Buber Memorial Lecture at the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, on the 26th November 2019, in Jerusalem. Prof. Dasgupta's talk was titled "The Economics of Biodiversity". Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 27th November 2019

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Biodiversity

Economic Growth

Climate Change


Ukraine’s Land Market Reform

Ukraine’s Land Market Reform 

Dr. Alex Rodnyansky was quoted in the Reuters article "Ukraine Adviser: Excluding Foreigners From Buying Land Will Hurt Growth", which looks at the Ukraine’s land market reform. Dr. Rodnyansky is the Chief Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister of Ukraine.

Published on - Tuesday 26th November 2019

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Policy

Reforms

Land Market

Ukraine


An Interview with Professor Paul Milgrom

An Interview with Professor Paul Milgrom 

Professor Paul Milgrom (Berkeley) was interviewed by PhD Candidate Alan Walsh about his the 2019-2020 Marshall Lecture on "Market Design When Resource Allocation is NP-Hard", and the role that market design can play in helping with some of the challenges currently facing the world.

Published on - Tuesday 26th November 2019

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Microeconomics

Market Design

Finance

Game Theory


EEA 2020 Scientific Programme Committee Chair

EEA 2020 Scientific Programme Committee Chair 

Professor Vasco M. Carvalho, has been appointed the EEA 2020 Scientific Programme Committee Chair, for the 35th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association, which will held at the ERASMUS University Rotterdam (The Netherlands), on the 24th - 27th August 2020.

Published on - Wednesday 13th November 2019


Ogilvie Public Lecture in Amsterdam

Ogilvie Public Lecture in Amsterdam 

Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie will give a public lecture on 19 November 2019 on “How Do Bad Institutions Survive? European Guilds, c. 1000 – c. 1880”. The lecture is hosted by the Amsterdam Centre for Urban History and will be held at Oost Indisch Huis, the seventeenth-century headquarters of the Dutch East India Company. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 12th November 2019

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European Guilds

Economic History

Institutions

Women in Economics


IMF High-Level Advisory Panel on Central Bank Transparency

IMF High-Level Advisory Panel on Central Bank Transparency 

Dr. Petra Geraats has been appointed to a High-Level Advisory Panel on Central Bank Transparency by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The advisory panel, which consists of prominent former central bankers and academics, will help guide the development of the IMF's new Central Bank Transparency (CBT) Code. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 11th November 2019

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Central Banks

Transparency

Monetary Policy

Finance


National Food Strategy Advisory Panel

National Food Strategy Advisory Panel 

Dr. Meredith Crowley has been appointed to the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs's (DEFRA) Advisory Panel for a National Food Strategy. This advisory panel of experts from across agriculture, retail, food manufacture, NGOs and academia has today been named to support the development of the National Food Strategy.

Published on - Thursday 7th November 2019

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UK

UK Government

Advisory Panel

Women in Economics


IMF Annual Research Conference

IMF Annual Research Conference 

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti will speak at The International Monetary Fund's Twentieth Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference, which is being held at the IMF headquarters in Washington DC on 7th-8th November 2019. Prof. Corsetti's talk will be on his paper "Debt Sustainability and the Terms of Official Support", joint with Aitor Erce (European Investment Bank) and Timothy Uy (Deloitte).

Published on - Wednesday 6th November 2019

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Debt

Sustainability

Euro Crisis

Sovereign Debt



Welcome to Professor Leonardo Felli

Welcome to Professor Leonardo Felli 

The Faculty of Economics is delighted to welcome Professor Leonardo Felli to his position as the Chair of the Faculty. Prof. Felli joins us from University of Edinburgh, where he was Professor of Economics and the Head of the School of Economics, and, before that, he was Professor of Economics and the Head of the Department of Economics at LSE. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 30th October 2019

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Contract Theory

Politics

Organisations


Video - What Should Policy Makers Take From Prof. Ogilvie’s Research?

Video - What Should Policy Makers Take From Prof. Ogilvie’s Research? 

In this video, Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie explains what she would like policy makers to take from her research. The video was recorded alongside the Thought Experiment Lecture that Professor Ogilvie delivered to officials from the Cabinet Office, HM Treasury, and other government departments on 18 October 2019. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 30th October 2019

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European Growth

Economic History

Institutions

Women in Economics


Chief Economic Adviser to Ukraine

Chief Economic Adviser to Ukraine 

Dr. Alex Rodnyansky has been appointed as Chief Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister of Ukraine from September 2019. Dr Rodnyansky is responsible for drafting and monitoring the overall economic reform agenda in Ukraine, devoting particular attention toward its internal consistency. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 29th October 2019

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Policy

Reforms

Growth

Ukraine


Teaching, Learning & Innovation Fund Award

Teaching, Learning & Innovation Fund Award 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd has been awarded a grant by the Teaching, Learning & Innovation Fund. Dr. Toxvaerd's project is "Understanding economic models through interactive graphs: a platform for visualisation and independent student experimentation using Mathematica".

Published on - Monday 28th October 2019

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Models

Modelling

Software


US-China Trade Relations: A Way Forward

US-China Trade Relations: A Way Forward 

Dr. Meredith Crowley is a member of the US-China Trade Policy Working Group. Bloomberg reported that this trans-national working group have just released a proposal "US-China Trade Relations: A Way Forward", which proposes a new way to negotiate an end to the US-China Trade War. The statement was co-signed by a number of prominent economists and legal scholars, including 5 Nobel Laureates in Economics. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 28th October 2019

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US

China

Trade

Women in Economics


The Price of Warming

The Price of Warming 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's paper "Long-Term Macroeconomic Effects of Climate Change: A Cross-Country Analysis" (joint with Kahn, M. E., Ng, R. N. C., Pesaran, M. H., Raissi, M. and Yang, J-C.) has been covered in Scientific American's November issue, "Warming Will Cost Rich and Poor Countries Alike".

Published on - Monday 28th October 2019

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Climate Change

Macroeconomics

Global Economy

Economy


Passing a Brexit Deal Could Still End in No Deal

Passing a Brexit Deal Could Still End in No Deal 

Dr. Meredith Crowley was quoted in The New York Times article "Getting Brexit Deal Over Finish Line Would Only Begin a Torturous New Race", which predicts that should Parliament pass the current Brexit deal, then this would only be the start of tough trade deal negotiations with the EU, that would more than likely end in a no deal outcome.

Published on - Sunday 27th October 2019

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Brexit

No Deal

Trade

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>



Video - What Policymakers Can Learn From Economic History

Video - What Policymakers Can Learn From Economic History 

Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie gave the Thought Experiment Lecture at the Cabinet Office on 18 October to officials from the Cabinet Office, HM Treasury, and other government departments. The lecture emphasized, on the basis of European economic history, that policymakers should regard institutions as an integrated system rather than a menu from which one or two items can be chosen. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 23rd October 2019

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Economic History

Policy

Women in Economics


An Interview with Professor Christina Romer

An Interview with Professor Christina Romer 

Professor Christina Romer (Berkeley) was interviewed by PhD Candidate Maarten de Ridder about her the 2019-2020 Keynes Lecture on "The Narrative Approach to Establishing Causation in Macroeconomics", as well as on fiscal policy in the Obama administration and the current state of the economy.

Published on - Monday 21st October 2019

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Macroeconomics

Fiscal Policy


UK Eyes Post-Brexit Trade Deal with Japan

UK Eyes Post-Brexit Trade Deal with Japan 

Dr. Meredith Crowley was quoted in the Japan Times article "As UK eyes post-Brexit trade deal with Japan, its hand may not be as strong as it thinks", discussing the prospects for a Japan-UK Free Trade Agreement post-Brexit.

Published on - Thursday 17th October 2019

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Brexit

Trade

Japan

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


Thought Experiment Lecture at the Cabinet Office

Thought Experiment Lecture at the Cabinet Office 

Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie will give the Thought Experiment Lecture at the Cabinet Office on Friday 18 October. Sheilagh will lecture to officials from Cabinet Office, HM Treasury, and Number 10 on the theme of “Institutions and Economic Growth: Cautionary Tales from History”. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 14th October 2019

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European Growth

Economic History

Institutions

Women in Economics


UK Tweaks Tariffs Amid No-Deal Brexit Countdown

UK Tweaks Tariffs Amid No-Deal Brexit Countdown 

Dr. Meredith Crowley was quoted in the Guardian newspaper article "UK tweaks tariffs amid no-deal Brexit countdown", which looks at the recent changes made to the temporary tariff schedule by Department for International Trade, in preparation for the UK leaving the EU.

Published on - Thursday 10th October 2019

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Brexit

Tariffs

No Deal

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


UK Revises No Deal Tariffs

UK Revises No Deal Tariffs 

Dr. Meredith Crowley was on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme discussing the government's new plan for tariffs under a no deal Brexit. You can listen to the programme on the BBC website (starts at 1h 46m).

Published on - Tuesday 8th October 2019

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Brexit

Tariffs

No Deal

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


Brexit and Global Trade

Brexit and Global Trade 

Dr. Meredith Crowley was quoted in The New York Times article "Global Trade is Deteriorating Fast and Sapping the World’s Economy", regarding the negative impact that Brexit is having on the growth of global trade.

Published on - Tuesday 1st October 2019

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Brexit

Trade

Global Economy

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


Market Power and Innovation in the Intangible Economy

Market Power and Innovation in the Intangible Economy 

A recent paper by PhD Candidate Maarten De Ridder of the Faculty of Economics was discussed in yesterday’s speech by ECB Vice-President Luis de Guindos. De Guindos summarized Market Power and Innovation in the Intangible Economy, which is Maarten’s Job Market Paper for the year 2019-2020.

Published on - Wednesday 25th September 2019

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Macroeconomics

Growth

Markets


Faculty Articles Recommended for Undergraduate Teaching

Faculty Articles Recommended for Undergraduate Teaching 

Professor Vasco M. Carvalho, Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie and Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta have all had papers submitted to the Journal of Economic Perspectives, by fellow Professor's, as articles that have found useful to support teaching.

Published on - Tuesday 24th September 2019

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Networks

Environment

Energy

Development


Council of the Game Theory Society

Council of the Game Theory Society 

Professor Sanjeev Goyal has been elected to the Council of the Game Theory Society. The Game Theory Society is an international society for the advancement of game theory and its applications and the Council acts as the governing board of the Society. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 23rd September 2019

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Game Theory


Victoria Bateman Interviewed by New York Times

Victoria Bateman Interviewed by New York Times 

Dr Victoria Bateman was interviewed by the New York Times about the gender gap in economics and her recent book: The Sex Factor - How Women Made the West Rich.

Published on - Friday 11th October 2019

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Wages

Gender Gap

Gender

Women in Economics


Guilds and Inclusiveness Keynote

Guilds and Inclusiveness Keynote  

Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie will give the opening keynote lecture on 19th September 2019 at the annual conference of the World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research (WINIR). The theme of the conference is "Institutions for Inclusive Societies". Sheilagh's lecture is on "Guilds and Inclusiveness", drawing on the findings of her recent book, The European Guilds: An Economic Analysis. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 18th September 2019

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European Guilds

Economic History

Women in Economics


What Does the Oil Price Surge Mean for the UK Economy?

What Does the Oil Price Surge Mean for the UK Economy? 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's paper "Country-Specific Oil Supply Shocks and the Global Economy: A Counterfactual Analysis" (joint with M. Hashem Pesaran, University of Southern California) has been covered in an article by the Telegraph, "What does the oil price surge mean for the UK economy?".

Published on - Tuesday 17th September 2019

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Oil

Supply

Shocks

Global Economy


The European Guilds - Tides of History Podcast

The European Guilds - Tides of History Podcast 

Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie has recorded a podcast on her book, The European Guilds, for Tides of History, an online documentary program dedicated to exploring how history helps us understand our world and how it got to be the way it is. You can listen to Sheilagh’s podcast here.

Published on - Monday 27th May 2019

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European Guilds

Economic History

Women in Economics


Review of World Economics Young Economist Prize

Review of World Economics Young Economist Prize 

Faculty of Economics Research Associate Dr. Lu Han has been awarded the Review of World Economics Young Economist Prize 2019 for his paper "The Mutable Geography of Firms' International Trade: Evidence and Macroeconomic Implications". Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 10th September 2019

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Trade

Firms

Macroeconomics


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