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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



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



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

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.

Published on: Wednesday 25th July 2018



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 >>



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.

Published on: Tuesday 26th June 2018

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Energy Policy

Electricity



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

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".

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.

Published on: Tuesday 12th June 2018

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Honours



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".

Published on: Sunday 10th June 2018

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Trade

US

G7

Women in Economics



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



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



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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Networks



Student Receives 'Best Negotiator' Prize at Model WTO

Peter Andreas Nielsen (MPhil in Economics Student) was awarded two prizes at the Model WTO at the University of St. Gallen and the WTO Headquarters in Geneva. Peter received the prize for being the best negotiator on the Special and Differential Treatment and Dispute Prevention Committee and another prize for the second best essay submitted during the application process.

Published on: Tuesday 17th April 2018

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WTO

Prize



US-China Trade War and Trade Deflection

Dr. Meredith Crowley gave an interview to Keri Philips of ABC's (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Rear Vision radio program examining trade wars of the past and how President Trump's trade war might unfold. The interview was broadcast on 22 April and is available now for download.

Published on: Sunday 22nd April 2018

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US

China

Trade

Women in Economics



Integration and Diversity

Professor Sanjeev Goyal holds the Ganshof van der Meersch Chair for 2017-2018. He will deliver a series of public lectures in Brussels on April 23-26, 2018. The opening lecture will be "Integration and Diversity", on Monday 23 April at 6pm at Institute of European Studies (IEE), Brussels.

Published on: Wednesday 18th April 2018

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Intergration

Diversity



Post-Brexit UK-EU Relations

Dr. Meredith Crowley will give evidence to the House of Lords EU Committee on the future relationship between the UK and the EU. Dr. Crowley's testimony will be broadcast live from 15:00 on Tuesday 17 April.

Published on: Sunday 15th April 2018

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Brexit

Trade

EU

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>



Coffee, Economics and Education

The Faculty's Athena SWAN members organised a coffee morning at Newnham College with Prof. Caroline Hoxby, the 2018 Marshall lecturer.

Published on: Saturday 14th April 2018

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Marshall

Education

Women in Economics



Good luck to our team for the 2018 Econometric Games

Good luck to Gustavo Nicolas Paez (Captain, PhD), Shuyi Ge (PhD), Martin Miklos (MPhil in Economics) and Daniel Mobayyen (MPhil in Economics) who will be competing in the Annual Econometric Games from 11 - 13 April in Amsterdam. They'll be hoping to unseat Harvard as last year's winners.

Published on: Wednesday 11th April 2018

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Econometric



Impact of US-China Trade War on UK Industry

Dr. Meredith Crowley discusses how a US-China trade war will impact UK industry as well as post-Brexit trade agreements, on BBC Radio Four, The Briefing Room - “Can you win a trade war?”, presented by David Aaronovitch.

Published on: Friday 6th April 2018

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Brexit

China

Trade

US

Brexit Project Page >>



When is Debt a Drag on Economic Growth?

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's column "When is debt a drag on economic growth?" was published on the ERF Policy Portal. Click through to read his column on the ERF forum.

Published on: Thursday 5th April 2018

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Debt

Economic Growth



Peter Tinsley, 1939-2018

The Faculty is saddened to announce that Peter Ault Tinsley passed away on the 19th March 2018. Peter was with the Faculty of Economics from 1998-2003. The Washington Post have published an obituary of his life.

Published on: Tuesday 3rd April 2018



Prof. Corsetti Gives Deutsche Bundesbank and IMF Keynote Speeches

Prof. Giancarlo Corsetti has two Keynote Speeches this week. At the Deutsche Bundesbank's "Fiscal Policy in EMU – The Way Ahead", in Frankfurt and the IMF Conference "Many Objectives or Too Few Instruments?" in Washington DC.

Published on: Wednesday 21st March 2018

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Fiscal Policy

Fiscal

EMU



Plenary Panel on Brexit

As part of the Royal Economics Society's Annual Conference in Brighton, there will be a Plenary Panel on Brexit - "The View on Brexit from Abroad: New Opportunities or Damage Control?". Dr. Meredith Crowley will be speaking as part of the panel.

Published on: Tuesday 20th March 2018

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Brexit

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>



RES Annual Conference 2018 Brighton - Brexit Event

As part of the Royal Economics Society's Annual Conference in Brighton, the RES is holding a debate 'One year till Brexit: Are we nearly there yet?'. Dr. Meredith Crowley will speak on the open-to-the-public panel debating Brexit. Titckets are available through EventBrite.

Published on: Wednesday 14th March 2018

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Brexit

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>



Dr. Crowley Discusses Trump's Trade Policy with the NY Times

Dr. Meredith Crowley spoke about the danger that Trump's steel tariff poses to the World Trade Organization system of trade.

Published on: Monday 12th March 2018

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Trade

US

Women in Economics



Dr. Geraats Keynote Speaker at the Dutch Central Bank Conference

Dr Petra Geraats was a keynote speaker at the Central Bank Communication and Transparency Conference at the Dutch central bank (De Nederlandsche Bank) in Amsterdam on Friday 16 February 2018.

Published on: Thursday 8th March 2018

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Women in Economics



Dr. Crowley Interviewed Live for BBC Radio 4 Today

Dr. Meredith Crowley was interviewed live for BBC Radio 4 Today programme about the US's Import Tariffs on Steel. You can listen to the programme on the BBC iplayer for the next 29 days.

Published on: Friday 9th March 2018

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Trade

US

Women in Economics



Dr. Mohaddes's Research Featured in the News

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's paper "Country-Specific Oil Supply Shocks and the Global Economy" (joint with Prof. Hashem Pesaran) was featured in the Albawaba News article "Reneging on the Nuclear Deal Will Isolate America, Empower China, and Distance Europe".

Published on: Thursday 1st March 2018

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US

China



Dr. Bateman on BBC Radio 4

Dr Victoria Bateman spoke on a Radio 4 Money-Box special this Wednesday on the topic "what Britain sells". Available to listen here (Dr Bateman is in the latter half of the programme).

Published on: Friday 23rd February 2018

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Trade

Women in Economics



Financial Times Brexit Briefing

Dr. Meredith Crowley's blog on 'Response to leaked government Brexit analysis' was included in the Financial Times Brexit briefing.

Published on: Monday 19th February 2018

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Brexit

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>



Prof. Chatterjee appointed to Government Remuneration Body

Professor Monojit Chatterjee has been appointed as a member of the Police Remuneration and Review Body and the National Crime Agency (NCA) Remuneration Review Body.

Published on: Tuesday 6th February 2018



Faculty Members to speak at CERF in The City 2018

Dr Elisa Faraglia and Dr Matt Elliott are to speak at the CERF in the City 2018 event on The Risks in Financial Markets.

Published on: Wednesday 31st January 2018

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Financial Markets

Risks

Women in Economics



Response to leaked Government Brexit analysis

The UK in a Changing Europe website have published a blog written by Dr Meredith Crowley, which is in response to a leaked Government Brexit report.

Published on: Thursday 1st February 2018

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Brexit

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>



Podcast of Professor Gareth Austin's inaugural lecture

In the lectures, Professor Austin describes three 'revolutions' in the study of economic history since 1950 and argues that Economic History needs to re-affirm its position as the intersection set of the disciplines of History and Economics. Podcast of lecture available here.

Published on: Monday 29th January 2018

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Economic History



Dr. Crowley talks Brexit on BBC Radio 4

Dr. Meredith Crowley and Gerard Lyons debate Brexit on BBC Radio 4 The World at One Programme. The Brexit segment starts at 19:29.

Published on: Friday 26th January 2018

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Brexit

Brexit Project Page >>



Frank Hahn Memoir Published

Professor David Newbery has published his memoir of Frank Hahn (1925-2013) in the Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the British Academy.

Published on: Friday 26th January 2018



Prof. Goyal to give Keynote Lecture in Spain

Professor Sanjeev Goyal will deliver a Keynote Lecture at The Conference on Complexity, Networks, and Collective Behaviour in Zaragoza, Spain.

Published on: Tuesday 6th February 2018

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Networks



BBC News - Dr. Crowley talks UK and the Customs Union

Dr. Meredith Crowley was interviewed by Kamal Ahmed (Economics Editor) for BBC News at Six, explaining the value to the UK of participating in the Customs Union with the EU. Dr Crowley's interview starts at 06.10. Video no longer available.

Published on: Tuesday 6th February 2018

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Brexit

Customs Union

Trade

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>



Cambridge Big Data

Professor Vasco Carvalho is behind new Economic and Data Science Interest Group. This is part of the Cambridge Big Data Strategic Research Initiative (CBD).

Published on: Friday 12th January 2018

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Big Data



Jane Humphries awarded a CBE

Jane Humphries, Professor of Economic History at the University of Oxford and former Reader at the Faculty of Economics has been awarded a CBE.

Published on: Thursday 4th January 2018

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Economic History

CBE

Women in Economics



Prof. Ogilvie BBC Radio 4 Interview on Guilds

Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie spoke to BBC Radio 4 about "Consumer protectors or greedy monopolists? A fresh look at what guilds really did for pre-modern trade".

Published on: Wednesday 3rd January 2018

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Consumers

Monopoly

Women in Economics

Economic History



Dr. Crowley to speak at Danish Institute for International Studies

Dr. Meredith Crowley is speaking on "Globalisation at a Crossroads" at the Danish Institute for International Studies in Copenhagen on 10 January 2018. Watch all the talks from the event on the DIIS website.

Published on: Wednesday 3rd January 2018

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Globalisation

Women in Economics



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