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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).

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


The European Guilds: An Economic Analysis

The European Guilds: An Economic Analysis

Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie gave the Faculty Research Seminar, presenting the research in her 2019 Princeton University Press book, where she uses economic methods to analyze an institution central to almost every economy in history – the occupational guild. Her talk was entitled ‘The European Guilds: An Economic Analysis’ and was delivered on 1 October 2018.

Published on - Monday 19th November 2018

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Economic History

European Guilds

Women in Economics


Major Policy Challenges Explored

Major Policy Challenges Explored

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd has been made a visiting fellow of the Bennett Institute for Public Policy. Along with two other visiting fellows, Dr. Toxvaerd will be exploring major policy changes over the next year.

Published on - Tuesday 20th November 2018

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Public Policy

Policy Changes


The Economics of Religion in India Launch

The Economics of Religion in India Launch

Harvard University Press, the Faculty of Economics and the Cambridge-INET Institute held an event to celebrate the publication of Dr. Sriya Iyer's The Economics of Religion in India book. The event took place on 31st October 2018 in the Senior Combination Room, St Catharine’s College. See a selection of photographs from the evening.

Published on - Tuesday 13th November 2018

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India

Religion

Women in Economics


National Institute for Economic and Social Research

National Institute for Economic and Social Research

Dr. Ha-Joon Chang and Dr. Sean Holly have both been appointed a Governors of the National Institute for Economic and Social Research for a five year term. The NIESR is Britain's longest established independent research institute, founded in 1938.

Published on - Friday 9th November 2018

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Social


Fellow of the Econometric Society

Fellow of the Econometric Society

The Faculty is delighted to announce that Professor Sanjeev Goyal has been elected a Fellow of the Econometric Society.

Published on - Monday 5th November 2018

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Econometrics


20 Years of the National Minimum Wage

20 Years of the National Minimum Wage

This year marks 20 years since the passage of the National Minimum Wage Act – a politically controversial intervention in the British labour market at the time. Professor William Brown was centrally involved as a member of the Low Pay Commission in designing and implementing the 'most successful policy of the past 30 years'.

Published on - Monday 29th October 2018

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Minimum Wage

UK

Impact


Democratic Purges in Post-World War II France Grant

Democratic Purges in Post-World War II France Grant

Dr. Toke Aidt in collaboration with colleagues at the Université libre de Bruxelles wins British Academy/ Leverhulme grant to study democratic purges in post-World War II France.

Published on - Wednesday 17th October 2018

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Economic History

EU

Post-war


The Economics of Religion in India

The Economics of Religion in India

Dr. Sriya Iyer was interviewed about her recently published book 'The Economics of Religion in India' by SheThePeople. The book was also featured in leading Indian business newspaper The Mint "Why Religion Steps In When the State Steps Back"

Published on - Friday 12th October 2018

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India

Religion

Women in Economics


U.S. Blocks Appointments of New Judges to World Trade Organization

U.S. Blocks Appointments of New Judges to World Trade Organization

Dr. Meredith Crowley was interviewed on the NPR Morning Edition programme about her research with Rob Howse on the Tuna-Dolphin II dispute, in relation to President Trump's attacks on the World Trade Organization.

Published on - Wednesday 3rd October 2018

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Trade

US

WTO

Women in Economics


North American Free Trade Agreement

North American Free Trade Agreement

Dr. Meredith Crowley was quoted in two BBC News articles about President Donald Trump's North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the US, Canada and Mexico. "Donald Trump says new trade deal is 'most important ever'" and "US and Canada reach new trade deal to replace Nafta".

Published on - Tuesday 2nd October 2018

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Trade

US

NAFTA

Women in Economics


Chair of the Faculty

Chair of the Faculty

Professor Sanjeev Goyal FBA will be stepping down as Chair of the Faculty on September 30, 2018, upon completion of his four year term. Professor Hamid Sabourian FBA will be succeeding him as Chair of the Faculty.

Published on - Monday 1st October 2018


UN Committee for Development Policy

UN Committee for Development Policy

Dr. Ha-Joon Chang has been appointed as a member of the Committee for Development Policy of the United Nations Economic and Social Council from 1st January 2019 to 31st December 2021.

Published on - Tuesday 25th September 2018

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UN

Development

Social


Economics at the Festival of Ideas

Economics at the Festival of Ideas

Three Faculty members will be running sessions at this years Festival of Ideas. Dr. Meredith Crowley will hold a panel discussion on "Trade Wars: Deal or No Deal", Dr. William Janeway will give a talk on "Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy" and Tony Cockerill will host the interactive "Running the British Economy" game.

Published on - Monday 24th September 2018

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Trade

Capitalism

British Economy

Women in Economics


European Leaders Talk Brexit In Austria

European Leaders Talk Brexit In Austria

Dr. Meredith Crowley was interviewed for NPR's Morning Edition on Brexit. "With just six months to go before Britain leaves the EU, European leaders are meeting in Austria to discuss progress". You can listen to the program on the NPR site.

Published on - Thursday 20th September 2018

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Brexit

EU

No Deal

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


A Warm Welcome to Our New Lecturers

A Warm Welcome to Our New Lecturers

As we embark on the new academic year, we’re pleased to introduce two new Lecturers in the Faculty of Economics - Dr Noriko Amano Patiño and Dr Weilong Zhang.

Published on - Wednesday 19th September 2018

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Labour Economics

Applied Econometrics

Women in Economics


The Economics of Religion in India

The Economics of Religion in India

Dr. Sriya Iyer's new book "The Economics of Religion in India", published by Harvard University Press, has much to teach us about India and other pluralistic societies the world over, and about the power of economics to illuminate some of societies’ deepest beliefs and dynamics.

Published on - Tuesday 18th September 2018

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India

Religion

Women in Economics


Economics with Subtitles - Government Debt

Economics with Subtitles - Government Debt

Dr. Victoria Bateman was featured on the BBC Radio 4 documentary "Economics with Subtitles". The programme explored Government Debt.

Published on - Thursday 13th September 2018

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Government Debt

Women in Economics


Counting the Costs of Brexit Uncertainty

Counting the Costs of Brexit Uncertainty

The Financial Times (subscription required) have quoted the report authored by Dr. Meredith Crowley, Oliver Exton and Lu Han in an article about the impact of Brexit on UK exports.

Published on - Monday 10th September 2018

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Brexit

Trade

No Deal

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


James Mirrlees 1936-2018

James Mirrlees 1936-2018

Tributes from members of the Faculty of Economics have been paid to Sir James Mirrlees who passed away on the 30th August 2018.

Published on - Thursday 30th August 2018


UK-Asia Trade in the Event of “no deal” Brexit

UK-Asia Trade in the Event of “no deal” Brexit

Dr. Meredith Crowley was interviewed on BBC World News TV's Impact program “The prospects for UK-Asia trade in the event of a “no deal” Brexit,” presented by Yalda Hakim and broadcast on 23 August 2018.

Published on - Thursday 23rd August 2018

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Brexit

Trade

No Deal

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


North American Free Trade Agreement

North American Free Trade Agreement

Dr. Meredith Crowley was interviewed on BBC Radio 4 Today program on "The Future of the NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement)." Her interview starts at 1:18.

Published on - Wednesday 29th August 2018

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Trade

US

Women in Economics


Double Honours for Emeritus Faculty Member

Double Honours for Emeritus Faculty Member

Professor Richard Smith has been appointed Honorary Professor at UCL and has had a Special Issue of the Econometric Theory journal published in honour of his 65th birthday.

Published on - Wednesday 15th August 2018

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Honours

Econometrics



International Economic History 
Association Dissertation Prize

International Economic History Association Dissertation Prize

Faculty supervisor and examiner, Charles Read has been awarded a prize by the International Economic History Association (IEHA) for the best dissertation in nineteenth-century economic history

Published on - Monday 6th August 2018

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Economic History


Rebuild Macroeconomics's Sustainability Research Hub

Rebuild Macroeconomics's Sustainability Research Hub

Dr. Tiago Cavalcanti, along with Prof. Michael Grubb have joined Rebuild Macroeconomics's Sustainability Research Hub as Co-Leaders. You can read their profiles and find out about the Sustainability Research Hub on the Rebuild Macro site.

Published on - Friday 3rd August 2018

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Macroeconomics

Sustainability


Trade Uncertainty

Trade Uncertainty

The Telegraph has quoted the research by Dr. Meredith Crowley, Oliver Exton and Lu Han in their article "Britain loses thousands of exporters on trade uncertainty".

Published on - Tuesday 31st July 2018

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Brexit

Trade

UK

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


MPhil Student Publishes Development Studies Book

MPhil Student Publishes Development Studies Book

Peter Andreas Nielsen (MPhil in Economics Student) and Georgios Marinos (MPhil in Development Studies) are set to publish the first textbook on Development Studies for high schools in Denmark. Faculty member, Dr. Ha-Joon Chang will write the foreword of the book.

Published on - Monday 30th July 2018


Cambridge Ranked Best for Economics for 4th Year Running

Cambridge Ranked Best for Economics for 4th Year Running

The Complete University Guide has recently ranked the University of Cambridge as the best UK University for Economics for the fourth year running.

Published on - Wednesday 25th July 2018


President Trump's Trade War

President Trump's Trade War

Dr. Meredith Crowley was interviewed by BloombergTV Bulgaria on 13th July 2018. She discussed President Trump's Trade War. Please note the article and video are in Bulgarian.

Published on - Thursday 19th July 2018

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Brexit

Trade

US

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


UK in a Changing Europe awarded Best Think Tank

UK in a Changing Europe awarded Best Think Tank

UK in a Changing Europe has been awarded Best Think Tank covering Global Affairs in the UK by Prospect Magazine. Dr. Meredith Crowley, a Research Leader for UK in a Changing Europe, and Prof. Giancarlo Corsetti along with their co-investigator from Law, Lorand Bartels, contributed a number of policy analysis pieces that were cited as one of UK in a Changing Europe's major successes.

Published on - Wednesday 18th July 2018

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Brexit

UK

EU

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


How the Brexit Vote Impacted Trade

How the Brexit Vote Impacted Trade

New research by Dr. Meredith Crowley, Oliver Exton and Lu Han examines how the Brexit vote impacted trade in 2016, "Renegotiation of Trade Agreements and Firm Exporting Decisions: Evidence from the Impact of Brexit on UK Exports".

Published on - Tuesday 17th July 2018

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Brexit

Trade

UK

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


Innovation, Productivity & Trade Negotiations

Innovation, Productivity & Trade Negotiations

Dr. Ha-Joon Chang discussed "innovation, productivity and trade negotiations" with both the Wall Street Journal and Financial Express.

Published on - Tuesday 17th July 2018

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Trade

China

US


United Nations High-Level Advisory Board

United Nations High-Level Advisory Board

Prof. Giancarlo Corsetti was invited to join the newly created United Nations High-Level Advisory Board on Economic Social Affairs. The board held its inaugural meeting on July 9th and 10th 2018.

Published on - Monday 16th July 2018

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UN


UK-EU Future Customs Relationship

UK-EU Future Customs Relationship

As part of the UK in a Changing Europe programme, Dr. Meredith Crowley and Oliver Exton have written a paper on the UK-EU Future Customs Relationship as part of a report on "What the government’s Brexit white paper must address".

Published on - Monday 9th July 2018

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Brexit

UK

EU

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


Research Horizons

Research Horizons

Prof. Sheilagh Ogilvie's research is featured in the latest University's Research Horizons magazine. Read the article "How 9,000 lists written over 300 years are helping to test theories of economic growth" or download the latest issue of Research Horizons.

Published on - Wednesday 4th July 2018

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Education

Economic History

Women in Economics

Human Capital


Appointment to Ofgem's Academic Panel

Appointment to Ofgem's Academic Panel

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Robert Ritz, Assistant Director of the Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG) at Cambridge, has been appointed as a member of the Academic Panel at Ofgem, the regulator for electricity and natural gas markets in Great Britain.

Published on - Tuesday 26th June 2018

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Energy Policy

Electricity


How does the US see Brexit?

How does the US see Brexit?

In this Royal Economic Society (RES) video Dr. Meredith Crowley looks at American attitudes, the potential for new trading partners and negative responses towards globalisation.

Published on - Tuesday 19th June 2018

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Brexit

US

Trade

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


Best Finance Student Paper Award

Best Finance Student Paper Award

Congratulations to Maarten De Ridder and Thomas Auld (Faculty PhD students) who have both won prizes at the CERF Cambridge Best Finance Student Paper Award.

Published on - Monday 18th June 2018

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Awards

Finance


Faculty Senior Academic Promotions

Faculty Senior Academic Promotions

Dr. Tiago Cavalcanti, Dr. Meredith Crowley and Dr. Matthew Elliott have all been successful in the Faculty's Senior Academic Promotions.

Published on - Thursday 14th June 2018


Tariff Scares Can Reduce Export Activity

Tariff Scares Can Reduce Export Activity

Dr. Meredith Crowley was quoted in the NBC News article "Tariffs on sugar, shoes, mean higher costs for consumers". "Even the threat of a tariff - that is never followed through and imposed - can reduce export activity".

Published on - Wednesday 13th June 2018

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Tariffs

Trade

US

Women in Economics


Queen's Birthday Honours

Queen's Birthday Honours

Emerirus Professor Geoffrey Harcourt, was made a Companion of the Order of Australia in General Division (AC), in the Queen's Birthday Honours. An AC is the highest order of the Orders of Australia.

Published on - Tuesday 12th June 2018

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Honours


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