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The Economics of Religion in India

Dr. Sriya Iyer's recently published book 'The Economics of Religion in India' was featured in leading Indian business newspaper The Mint in the article "Why Religion Steps In When the State Steps Back" and was also listed in Marginal Revolution's "What I’ve been reading" section.

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

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

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

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

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. The CDP advises the Council on a wide range of emerging economic, social and environmental issues

Published on: Tuesday 25th September 2018

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UN

Development

Social



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. You can book a place on any of these events through the Festival of Ideas site.

Published on: Monday 24th September 2018

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Trade

Capitalism

British Economy

Women in Economics



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Econometric





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 completed in 2015, 2016 or 2017 at any university in the world. He was awarded the prize at the 18th World Economic History Congress hosted in July at MIT in Boston. Previously his research his PhD has also won the Thirsk-Feinstein PhD Dissertation Prize, the T.S. Ashton Prize and the New Researcher Prize of the Economic History Society (EHS).

Published on: Monday 6th August 2018

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Economic History



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

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

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

The Complete University Guide has recently ranked the University of Cambridge as the best UK University for Economics for the fourth year running. An article from The Telegraph (registration required to read) suggested that the 'biggest advantage' to the Cambridge Economics course was graduate employability.

Click here for more information on how to apply for a BA in Economics. http://www.econ.cam.ac.uk/apply/ba-economics

Published on: Wednesday 25th July 2018



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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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. The Panel is set to enhance Ofgem's strategic thinking and early-stage policy development as well as enabling wider links to the academic community. Further details on the Panel, its aims and current members can be found on their here.

Published on: Tuesday 26th June 2018

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Energy Policy

Electricity



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

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. Maarten's was awarded the £500 prize for his paper "Investment in Productivity and the Long-Run Effect of Financial Crises on Output" and Tom the same for his paper "The behaviour of betting and currency markets on the night of the EU referendum".

Published on: Monday 18th June 2018

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Awards

Finance



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

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". The article also cited Dr. Crowley's "Tariff Scares: Trade policy uncertainty and foreign market entry by Chinese firms" 2018 paper (joint with Huasheng Song and Ning Meng), Journal of International Economics.

Published on: Wednesday 13th June 2018

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Tariffs

Trade

US

Women in Economics



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. The citation read "For eminent service to higher education as an academic economist and author, particularly in the fields of Post-Keynesian economics, capital theory and economic thought."

Published on: Tuesday 12th June 2018

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Honours



Injecting Chaos into Economic Policy Negotiations

Dr. Meredith Crowley was interviewed on BBC Radio 4 Today about the recent G7 meeting in Canada and President Trump's policy of injecting chaos into international economic policy negotiations. Starts at 15 minutes into programme.

Published on: Monday 11th June 2018

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Trade

US

G7

Women in Economics



The Empirical Landscape of Trade Policy

Dr. Meredith Crowley and Chad Bown's paper "The Empirical Landscape of Trade Policy" 2016, The Handbook of Commercial Policy was cited in the Washington Post article "There are 'nuggets of truth' to what Trump says about trade". Which looks at the President's trade policy.

Published on: Sunday 10th June 2018

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Trade

US

G7

Women in Economics



UK-EU relations after Brexit

Dr. Meredith Crowley was quoted in House of Lords EU Committee Report issued 8 June 2018 on on UK-EU relations after Brexit on p. 21 (para. 40 and 42) and p. 31 (para 83) the future trading relationship, prospects for FTAs with new partners, and regulatory divergence.

Published on: Friday 8th June 2018

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Brexit

UK

EU

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>



PhD Funding

The Faculty is delighted to announce that the four students, who were nominated by the Faculty for an ESRC DTP Studentship, were all successful.

Published on: Thursday 7th June 2018

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Funding

Women in Economics



US steel tariffs imposed on EU and UK

Dr. Meredith Crowley has given live interviews to AlJazeera TV and LBC Radio and been interviewed by The New York Times and BBC News regarding the US tariffs on steel and aluminium imported from the EU (including the UK)

Published on: Monday 4th June 2018

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Steel Tariffs

US

Brexit

Trade

Brexit Project Page >>



The Iranian Economy and Challenges Ahead

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes gave a talk entitled "The Iranian Economy and Challenges Ahead" in the session on "Reconsidering the Economic Model" at the Iran Financial Future Summit in Brussels, on 29th of May 2018.

Published on: Sunday 3rd June 2018

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Iran

Economy

Iranian Economy



Book Launch Photographs

William H. Janeway Launched the 2nd Edition of his 'Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy' book on Tuesday 29th May 2018 at Pembroke College, Cambridge. See photographs from the event.

Published on: Friday 1st June 2018

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Capitalism

Economy



Reassessing the Fiscal and Monetary Framework in EMU

Prof. Giancarlo Corsetti presented at the State of the Union conference, Solidarity and Union, in Florence. He spoke on Reassessing the Fiscal and Monetary Framework in the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). You can watch his talk on the Cambridge-INET site.

Published on: Wednesday 16th May 2018

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Fiscal

Monetary

EMU



Oleg Kitov receives CUSU Student-Led Teaching Award

Oleg Kitov (Selwyn and Robinson College) received the award for best undergraduate supervisor of the year. The awards are based on student nominations of teachers who have had a profound impact on their education in Cambridge. The Faculty would like to congratulate Oleg on this superb recognition of his innovative approach to teaching and to his dedication to his students.

Published on: Monday 14th May 2018



Moving away from Theoretical Models

Professor Vasco Carvalho discusses how new sources of large amounts of data are providing opportunities to test previously untestable things.

Published on: Tuesday 8th May 2018

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Theoretical Models

Big Data



Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy

William H. Janeway is holding a launch event for the 2nd Edition of his book, Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy: Reconfiguring the Three-Player Game between Markets, Speculators and the State. On Tuesday 29th May 2018, 6.30pm, at Pembroke College, Cambridge.

Published on: Friday 4th May 2018

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Capitalism

Economy



The Future UK-EU Trade Relationship

Dr. Meredith Crowley and Oliver Exton have written a blog for The UK in a Changing Europe website on "The Future UK-EU Trade Relationship".

Published on: Thursday 3rd May 2018

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Brexit

Trade

EU

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>



Gender and Collaboration in Economic Research

Professor Sanjeev Goyal contributed a recent VoxEU article (joint with Lorenzo Ductor and Anja Prummer) on gender and collaboration in economic research.

Published on: Wednesday 2nd May 2018

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Women in Economics



The Economics of Religion in India

Dr. Sriya Iyer recently gave the Faculty Research Seminar based on the research in her 2018 Harvard University Press book, where she uses economic methods to study religion. Her talk was titled 'The Economics of Religion in India' and delivered on 23 April 2018.

Published on: Tuesday 1st May 2018

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Women in Economics

Religion

India



Conflict in Networks: The Rise and Fall of Empires

Professor Sanjeev Goyal will give the MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS) Distinguished Seminar on Tuesday 1st May 2018, Cambridge, MA. See poster for details.

Published on: Thursday 26th April 2018

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