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Call for Papers

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


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

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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


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" 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

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. 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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