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Nobel Prize for Economist Who Gave Marshall Lecture 

Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson have been honoured with the Nobel prize for economics for their work on auction theory. Professor Milgrom visited the Faculty of Economics to give the Marshall Lecture in 2019, when he explained how the tools of game theory were applied to auctions. Dr Matthew Elliott looks at his work, that was instrumental in getting governments to use auctions instead of procurement, and how those auctions have enabled governments to raise revenue around the world.

Published on - Monday 19th October 2020

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Markets

Game Theory

Applied Economics

Technology



Deep Trade Agreements - World Bank Webinar 

Dr. Meredith Crowley will be presenting new research on trade agreements at the World Bank's "The Economics of Deep Trade Agreements Seminar Series". Dr. Crowley's new paper is "The Value of Deep Trade Agreements in the Presence of Pricing to Market", and is joint with Lu Han (Cambridge-INET affiliate and Lecturer at Liverpool University) and Thomas Prayer (Faculty of Economics, PhD student). Read More>>

Published on - Friday 16th October 2020

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Trade

World Bank

Markets

Women in Economics

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Amartya Sen Lecture, HDCA Conference - Video 

Dr. José Gabriel Palma, who retired from his Senior Lectureship in the Faculty in 2014, delivered the "Amartya Sen Lecture" at this years Human Development and Capability Association Conference in New Zealand (Online). The title of his lecture was "What Went Wrong With European Social Democracy: On Building a Debilitating Capitalism, Where Even the Welfare State Subsidises Greater Market Inequality". Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 30th June 2020

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Europe

Capitalism

Markets

Inequality



Emerging Market Currency Risk Around ‘Global Disasters’ 

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti has had a chapter published in CEPR's ebook "COVID-19 in Developing Economies". The chapter "Emerging Market Currency Risk Around ‘global disasters’: Evidence from the Global Financial Crisis and the COVID-19 Crisis" (joint with Simon Lloyd (Bank of England) and Emile Marin (PhD Candidate)) Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 24th June 2020

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COVID-19

Markets

Currency

Risks



CERF Best Student Paper Award 

The Faculty and Cambridge-INET Institute would like to congratulate PhD candidate and Cambridge Trust Cambridge-INET Scholarship student, Seung Hyun Maeng, who was one of just three students to win the CERF best student paper award for his paper "Debt Crises, Fast and Slow" (joint with Giancarlo Corsetti).

Published on - Friday 12th June 2020

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Debt Crises

Debt

Markets



Large Scale Experiments Webinar Series - Roberto Weber 

Cambridge-INET, Prof. Sanjeev Goyal and Dr. Frederic Moisan are hosting a series of webinars on "Large Scale Experiments". The first of these webinars will be given by Roberto Weber (University of Zurich) on "Public Discourse and Socially Responsible Market Behavior" (joint paper with Björn Bartling, Vanessa Valero and Lan Yao) and will take place on Thursday 18th June 2020, at 2.00pm.

Event Date - Thursday 18th June 2020

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Networks

Large Scale Experiments

Markets



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



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



Fast Trading and the Virtue of Entropy 

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti, Romain Lafarguette and Arnaud Mehl have published an article for VOXeu titled "Fast Trading and the Virtue of Entropy". This column argues that high-frequency trading can increase market efficiency and the quality of trade.

Published on - Wednesday 14th August 2019

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Trade

Markets

Financial Markets



Market Power and Innovation 

PhD candidate Maarten de Ridder has written a VoXEU column on the slowdown of productivity growth, the decline in business dynamism, and the rise of market power. He shows that these trends can be explained by the rising use of intangible inputs such as information technology and software.

Published on - Wednesday 3rd July 2019

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Firms

Markets

Growth



Masterclass with Alain Chaboud 

Cambridge-INET will be hosting a Masterclass with Alain Chaboud (Federal Reserve) at the Winstanley Theatre, Trinity College, Cambridge, on the 11th - 12th October 2017, from 11.00am - 5.00pm. Please register you interest.

Published on - Monday 2nd October 2017

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Global Economics

Markets

Sovereignty



Prof. Sanjeev Goyal Publishes Two New Papers 

Professor Sanjeev Goyal and Julien Gagnon's paper "Networks, Markets, and Inequality" is the lead article in the latest American Economic Review and his joint paper with Marcin Dziubinski "How to defend a network?" has also been published in the Theoretical Economics journal.

Published on - Tuesday 7th March 2017

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Networks

Markets

Inequality

Defence



Networks, Markets, and Inequality 

Professor Sanjeev Goyal and Julien Gagnon's paper on "Networks, Markets, and Inequality" has been published as the lead article in the American Economic Review. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 5th January 2017

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Networks

Markets

Inequality



Is Cheap Oil Really Good for the Global Economy? 

Professor Hashem Pesaran and Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes have published an article in the Finacial Times on "Is Cheap Oil Really Good for the Global Economy?".

Published on - Tuesday 19th July 2016

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Oil

Global Economy

Markets



Empirical Microstructure Workshop 

This workshop confronts recent empirical findings in market microstructure with methodological developments in high-frequency econometrics to shed new light on important aspects of contemporary financial markets.

Event Date - Friday 28th November 2014

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Microstructure

Empirical

Markets



Joel Mokyr (Northwestern University) "A Culture of Growth" 

Cambridge-INET is holding a talk by Professor Joel Mokyr (Northwestern University) on "A Culture of Growth", in the Meade Room, Faculty of Economics, on Tuesday, 23rd September 2014, at 2.00pm. Drawing on his latest book, Prof. Mokyr will analyze the 1500-1700 market for ideas and how it gave rise to the Industrial Revolution and the Modern Economy.

Event Date - Tuesday 23rd September 2014

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Growth

Markets

Industrial Revolution

Modern Economy



Skewness, Heavy Tails, Market Crashes, and Dynamics Workshop 

The Cambridge INET Institute are holding a Workshop on Skewness, Heavy Tails, Market Crashes, and Dynamics at Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College, 28th - 29th April 2014

Event Date - Monday 28th April 2014 - Tuesday 29th April 2014

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Heavy Tails

Markets

Dynamics




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