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CERF Fellowship 2020-2022

CERF Fellowship 2020-2022 

Applications for the Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance (CERF) Fellowship 2020-2022 are now open. The CERF fellowship scheme is open to lecturers and senior lecturers of the University of Cambridge who do research into some aspect of finance.

Published on - Monday 16th December 2019


Brexit - The New Trade Era

Brexit - The New Trade Era 

Dr. Meredith Crowley was quoted in the New York Times article "Brexit’s Advance Opens a New Trade Era" about the implications of the General Election result and the now inevitable Brexit for the system of global trade.

Published on - Monday 16th December 2019

Tags:

Brexit

Trade

Global Economics

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


Debt and Macroeconomic Stabilization

Debt and Macroeconomic Stabilization 

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti will deliver the 2019 Federico Caffè Lecture at Sapienza University of Rome on 18th and 19th December 2019. Prof Corsetti's lecture topic will be "Debt and Macroeconomic Stabilization".

Published on - Monday 16th December 2019

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Debt

Macroeconomics

Stability


The Economics of Biodiversity

The Economics of Biodiversity 

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta gave the 2019 Martin Buber Memorial Lecture at the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, on the 26th November 2019, in Jerusalem. Prof. Dasgupta's talk was titled "The Economics of Biodiversity".

Published on - Wednesday 27th November 2019

Tags:

Biodiversity

Economic Growth

Climate Change


Ukraine’s Land Market Reform

Ukraine’s Land Market Reform 

Dr. Alex Rodnyansky was quoted in the Reuters article "Ukraine Adviser: Excluding Foreigners From Buying Land Will Hurt Growth", which looks at the Ukraine’s land market reform. Dr. Rodnyansky is the Chief Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister of Ukraine.

Published on - Tuesday 26th November 2019

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Policy

Reforms

Land Market

Ukraine


An Interview with Professor Paul Milgrom

An Interview with Professor Paul Milgrom 

Professor Paul Milgrom (Berkeley) was interviewed by PhD Candidate Alan Walsh about his the 2019-2020 Marshall Lecture on "Market Design When Resource Allocation is NP-Hard", and the role that market design can play in helping with some of the challenges currently facing the world.

Published on - Tuesday 26th November 2019

Tags:

Microeconomics

Market Design

Finance

Game Theory


EEA 2020 Scientific Programme Committee Chair

EEA 2020 Scientific Programme Committee Chair 

Professor Vasco M. Carvalho, has been appointed the EEA 2020 Scientific Programme Committee Chair, for the 35th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association, which will held at the ERASMUS University Rotterdam (The Netherlands), on the 24th - 27th August 2020.

Published on - Wednesday 13th November 2019


Ogilvie Public Lecture in Amsterdam

Ogilvie Public Lecture in Amsterdam 

Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie will give a public lecture on 19 November 2019 on “How Do Bad Institutions Survive? European Guilds, c. 1000 – c. 1880”. The lecture is hosted by the Amsterdam Centre for Urban History and will be held at Oost Indisch Huis, the seventeenth-century headquarters of the Dutch East India Company.

Published on - Tuesday 12th November 2019

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European Guilds

Economic History

Institutions

Women in Economics


IMF High-Level Advisory Panel on Central Bank Transparency

IMF High-Level Advisory Panel on Central Bank Transparency 

Dr. Petra Geraats has been appointed to a High-Level Advisory Panel on Central Bank Transparency by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The advisory panel, which consists of prominent former central bankers and academics, will help guide the development of the IMF's new Central Bank Transparency (CBT) Code.

Published on - Monday 11th November 2019

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Central Banks

Transparency

Monetary Policy

Finance


National Food Strategy Advisory Panel

National Food Strategy Advisory Panel 

Dr. Meredith Crowley has been appointed to the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs's (DEFRA) Advisory Panel for a National Food Strategy. This advisory panel of experts from across agriculture, retail, food manufacture, NGOs and academia has today been named to support the development of the National Food Strategy.

Published on - Thursday 7th November 2019

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UK

UK Government

Advisory Panel

Women in Economics


IMF Annual Research Conference

IMF Annual Research Conference 

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti will speak at The International Monetary Fund's Twentieth Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference, which is being held at the IMF headquarters in Washington DC on 7th-8th November 2019. Prof. Corsetti's talk will be on his paper "Debt Sustainability and the Terms of Official Support", joint with Aitor Erce (European Investment Bank) and Timothy Uy (Deloitte).

Published on - Wednesday 6th November 2019

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Debt

Sustainability

Euro Crisis

Sovereign Debt



Welcome to Professor Leonardo Felli

Welcome to Professor Leonardo Felli 

The Faculty of Economics is delighted to welcome Professor Leonardo Felli to his position as the Chair of the Faculty. Prof. Felli joins us from University of Edinburgh, where he was Professor of Economics and the Head of the School of Economics, and, before that, he was Professor of Economics and the Head of the Department of Economics at LSE.

Published on - Wednesday 30th October 2019

Tags:

Contract Theory

Politics

Organisations


Video - What Should Policy Makers Take From Prof. Ogilvie’s Research?

Video - What Should Policy Makers Take From Prof. Ogilvie’s Research? 

In this video, Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie explains what she would like policy makers to take from her research. The video was recorded alongside the Thought Experiment Lecture that Professor Ogilvie delivered to officials from the Cabinet Office, HM Treasury, and other government departments on 18 October 2019.

Published on - Wednesday 30th October 2019

Tags:

European Growth

Economic History

Institutions

Women in Economics


Chief Economic Adviser to Ukraine

Chief Economic Adviser to Ukraine 

Dr. Alex Rodnyansky has been appointed as Chief Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister of Ukraine from September 2019. Dr Rodnyansky is responsible for drafting and monitoring the overall economic reform agenda in Ukraine, devoting particular attention toward its internal consistency.

Published on - Tuesday 29th October 2019

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Policy

Reforms

Growth

Ukraine


Teaching, Learning & Innovation Fund Award

Teaching, Learning & Innovation Fund Award 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd has been awarded a grant by the Teaching, Learning & Innovation Fund. Dr. Toxvaerd's project is "Understanding economic models through interactive graphs: a platform for visualisation and independent student experimentation using Mathematica".

Published on - Monday 28th October 2019

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Models

Modelling

Software


US-China Trade Relations: A Way Forward

US-China Trade Relations: A Way Forward 

Dr. Meredith Crowley is a member of the US-China Trade Policy Working Group. Bloomberg reported that this trans-national working group have just released a proposal "US-China Trade Relations: A Way Forward", which proposes a new way to negotiate an end to the US-China Trade War. The statement was co-signed by a number of prominent economists and legal scholars, including 5 Nobel Laureates in Economics.

Published on - Monday 28th October 2019

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US

China

Trade

Women in Economics


The Price of Warming

The Price of Warming 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's paper "Long-Term Macroeconomic Effects of Climate Change: A Cross-Country Analysis" (joint with Kahn, M. E., Ng, R. N. C., Pesaran, M. H., Raissi, M. and Yang, J-C.) has been covered in Scientific American's November issue, "Warming Will Cost Rich and Poor Countries Alike".

Published on - Monday 28th October 2019

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Climate Change

Macroeconomics

Global Economy

Economy


Passing a Brexit Deal Could Still End in No Deal

Passing a Brexit Deal Could Still End in No Deal 

Dr. Meredith Crowley was quoted in The New York Times article "Getting Brexit Deal Over Finish Line Would Only Begin a Torturous New Race", which predicts that should Parliament pass the current Brexit deal, then this would only be the start of tough trade deal negotiations with the EU, that would more than likely end in a no deal outcome.

Published on - Sunday 27th October 2019

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Brexit

No Deal

Trade

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>



Video - What Policymakers Can Learn From Economic History

Video - What Policymakers Can Learn From Economic History 

Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie gave the Thought Experiment Lecture at the Cabinet Office on 18 October to officials from the Cabinet Office, HM Treasury, and other government departments. The lecture emphasized, on the basis of European economic history, that policymakers should regard institutions as an integrated system rather than a menu from which one or two items can be chosen.

Published on - Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Tags:

Economic History

Policy

Women in Economics


An Interview with Professor Christina Romer

An Interview with Professor Christina Romer 

Professor Christina Romer (Berkeley) was interviewed by PhD Candidate Maarten de Ridder about her the 2019-2020 Keynes Lecture on "The Narrative Approach to Establishing Causation in Macroeconomics", as well as on fiscal policy in the Obama administration and the current state of the economy.

Published on - Monday 21st October 2019

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Macroeconomics

Fiscal Policy


UK Eyes Post-Brexit Trade Deal with Japan

UK Eyes Post-Brexit Trade Deal with Japan 

Dr. Meredith Crowley was quoted in the Japan Times article "As UK eyes post-Brexit trade deal with Japan, its hand may not be as strong as it thinks", discussing the prospects for a Japan-UK Free Trade Agreement post-Brexit.

Published on - Thursday 17th October 2019

Tags:

Brexit

Trade

Japan

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


Thought Experiment Lecture at the Cabinet Office

Thought Experiment Lecture at the Cabinet Office 

Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie will give the Thought Experiment Lecture at the Cabinet Office on Friday 18 October. Sheilagh will lecture to officials from Cabinet Office, HM Treasury, and Number 10 on the theme of “Institutions and Economic Growth: Cautionary Tales from History”.

Published on - Monday 14th October 2019

Tags:

European Growth

Economic History

Institutions

Women in Economics


UK Tweaks Tariffs Amid No-Deal Brexit Countdown

UK Tweaks Tariffs Amid No-Deal Brexit Countdown 

Dr. Meredith Crowley was quoted in the Guardian newspaper article "UK tweaks tariffs amid no-deal Brexit countdown", which looks at the recent changes made to the temporary tariff schedule by Department for International Trade, in preparation for the UK leaving the EU.

Published on - Thursday 10th October 2019

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Brexit

Tariffs

No Deal

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


UK Revises No Deal Tariffs

UK Revises No Deal Tariffs 

Dr. Meredith Crowley was on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme discussing the government's new plan for tariffs under a no deal Brexit. You can listen to the programme on the BBC website (starts at 1h 46m).

Published on - Tuesday 8th October 2019

Tags:

Brexit

Tariffs

No Deal

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


Brexit and Global Trade

Brexit and Global Trade 

Dr. Meredith Crowley was quoted in The New York Times article "Global Trade is Deteriorating Fast and Sapping the World’s Economy", regarding the negative impact that Brexit is having on the growth of global trade.

Published on - Tuesday 1st October 2019

Tags:

Brexit

Trade

Global Economy

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


Market Power and Innovation in the Intangible Economy

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


Faculty Articles Recommended for Undergraduate Teaching

Faculty Articles Recommended for Undergraduate Teaching 

Professor Vasco M. Carvalho, Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie and Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta have all had papers submitted to the Journal of Economic Perspectives, by fellow Professor's, as articles that have found useful to support teaching.

Published on - Tuesday 24th September 2019

Tags:

Networks

Environment

Energy

Development


Council of the Game Theory Society

Council of the Game Theory Society 

Professor Sanjeev Goyal has been elected to the Council of the Game Theory Society. The Game Theory Society is an international society for the advancement of game theory and its applications and the Council acts as the governing board of the Society.

Published on - Monday 23rd September 2019

Tags:

Game Theory


Victoria Bateman Interviewed by New York Times

Victoria Bateman Interviewed by New York Times 

Dr Victoria Bateman was interviewed by the New York Times about the gender gap in economics and her recent book: The Sex Factor - How Women Made the West Rich.

Published on - Friday 11th October 2019

Tags:

Wages

Gender Gap

Gender

Women in Economics


Guilds and Inclusiveness Keynote

Guilds and Inclusiveness Keynote  

Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie will give the opening keynote lecture on 19th September 2019 at the annual conference of the World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research (WINIR). The theme of the conference is "Institutions for Inclusive Societies". Sheilagh's lecture is on "Guilds and Inclusiveness", drawing on the findings of her recent book, The European Guilds: An Economic Analysis.

Published on - Wednesday 18th September 2019

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European Guilds

Economic History

Women in Economics


What Does the Oil Price Surge Mean for the UK Economy?

What Does the Oil Price Surge Mean for the UK Economy? 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's paper "Country-Specific Oil Supply Shocks and the Global Economy: A Counterfactual Analysis" (joint with M. Hashem Pesaran, University of Southern California) has been covered in an article by the Telegraph, "What does the oil price surge mean for the UK economy?".

Published on - Tuesday 17th September 2019

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Oil

Supply

Shocks

Global Economy


The European Guilds - Tides of History Podcast

The European Guilds - Tides of History Podcast 

Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie has recorded a podcast on her book, The European Guilds, for Tides of History, an online documentary program dedicated to exploring how history helps us understand our world and how it got to be the way it is. You can listen to Sheilagh’s podcast here.

Published on - Monday 27th May 2019

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European Guilds

Economic History

Women in Economics


Review of World Economics Young Economist Prize

Review of World Economics Young Economist Prize 

Faculty of Economics Research Associate Dr. Lu Han has been awarded the Review of World Economics Young Economist Prize 2019 for his paper "The Mutable Geography of Firms' International Trade: Evidence and Macroeconomic Implications".

Published on - Tuesday 10th September 2019

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Trade

Firms

Macroeconomics


Biological Extinction

Biological Extinction 

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta has edited a new book "Biological Extinction". The book was edited jointly with Peter Raven (Missouri Botanical Garden) & Anna McIvor (University of Cambridge), and was published in August 2019 by the Cambridge University Press.

Published on - Friday 6th September 2019

Tags:

Biological Extinction

Biodiversity

Population Overshoot


The Economic Consequences of the Peace Blog

The Economic Consequences of the Peace Blog 

To celebrate the centenary of "The Economic Consequences of the Peace" by John Maynard Keynes, the Marshall Library has been publishing a series of blogs about the publication, reception and reaction to Keynes's famous book. The latest post "Standing Room Only" discusses how Keynes gave themed lectures on the topic of the Peace shortly after writing the book.

Published on - Wednesday 4th September 2019

Tags:

Keynes

Post-war

Economic History

Economy


Dollars and sense: The sterling depreciation and UK price competitiveness

Dollars and sense: The sterling depreciation and UK price competitiveness  

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti, Dr. Meredith Crowley, and Lu Han have published an article for VOXeu titled "Dollars and sense: The sterling depreciation and UK price competitiveness". This column shows that UK export price response to depreciation depends on the currency in which UK firms invoice their cross-border transactions.

Published on - Wednesday 28th August 2019

Tags:

Brexit

Trade

Exports

Prices


The chilling economic effects of Brexit uncertainty are intensifying

The chilling economic effects of Brexit uncertainty are intensifying 

Dr. Meredith Crowley, Oliver Exton, and Lu Han's paper "Renegotiation of Trade Agreements and Firm Exporting Decisions: Evidence from the Impact of Brexit on UK Exports", which looks into the effect of Brexit on exports, has been quoted by the Economist.

Published on - Tuesday 27th August 2019

Tags:

Brexit

Trade

Exports

Brexit Project Page >>


Climate Change Could Shrink the Economies of Virtually all Countries

Climate Change Could Shrink the Economies of Virtually all Countries 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's paper "Long-Term Macroeconomic Effects of Climate Change: A Cross-Country Analysis" (joint with Matthew E. Kahn, Ryan N.C. Ng, M. Hashem Pesaran, Mehdi Raissi, and Jui-Chung Yang) has been highlighted in an article by the University of Cambridge's Research News.

Published on - Tuesday 20th August 2019

Tags:

Climate Change

Macroeconomics

Global Economy

Economy


Fast Trading and the Virtue of Entropy

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

Tags:

Trade

Markets

Financial Markets


What Free Ports Can and Can’t Achieve

What Free Ports Can and Can’t Achieve 

Dr. Meredith Crowley was quoted in The Economist article "What free ports can and can’t achieve", regarding the government's new policy to create free ports or free trade zones. It is proposed there will be ten of the new tariff-free zones around the UK, post-Brexit.

Published on - Friday 9th August 2019

Tags:

Brexit

Trade

Freeports

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


Professor Willy Brown 1945-2019

Professor Willy Brown 1945-2019 

The Faculty of Economics is saddened to announce the sudden and unexpected death of Professor William (Willy) Brown on 1st August 2019. Professor Brown held the position of Professor of Industrial Relations from 1985 (Emeritus from 2013) at the Faculty of Economics.

Published on - Tuesday 6th August 2019


Freeports Advisory Panel

Freeports Advisory Panel 

Dr. Meredith Crowley has been appointed to serve on the Freeports Advisory Panel at the Department for International Trade under Secretary of State Liz Truss. This Panel has been set up to ensure the UK is ready to trade post-Brexit.

Published on - Monday 5th August 2019

Tags:

Brexit

Trade

Freeports

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


Fast Trading and the Virtue of Entropy

Fast Trading and the Virtue of Entropy 

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti has just published a paper in the European Central Bank's (ECB) Working Paper Series. The paper "Fast Trading and the Virtue of Entropy: Evidence from the Foreign Exchange Market" is joint with Romain Lafarguette and Arnaud Mehl.

Published on - Wednesday 31st July 2019

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Foreign Exchange Market

Financial Markets

Trade

Macroeconomics


Advances in the Economics of Religion

Advances in the Economics of Religion 

Dr. Sriya Iyer's co-edited volume "Advances in the Economics of Religion" is the featured publication on the International Economic Association (IEA) home page. This book is the outcome of the IEA Roundtable on The Economics of Religion which was hosted at St Catharine's College, Cambridge in 2017 and co-sponsored by Cambridge-INET.

Published on - Monday 29th July 2019

Tags:

Economics

Religion

Women in Economics


Dr. Matt Elliott joins Cambridge-INET as a Coordinator

Dr. Matt Elliott joins Cambridge-INET as a Coordinator 

Cambridge-INET is delighted to announce that Dr. Matt Elliott will be joining as a Coordinator for the Networks, Crowds and Markets research theme, on the 1st August 2019.

Published on - Thursday 18th July 2019

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Networks


Symposium on Competition Policy

Symposium on Competition Policy 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd organised a Symposium on Competition Policy at Clare College Cambridge, on the 17th of May 2019. The Bennett Institute have added videos of the days presentations to their website.

Published on - Thursday 18th July 2019

Tags:

Competition Policy

Industrial Organisation


Debt Sustainability Assessments - The State of the Art

Debt Sustainability Assessments - The State of the Art 

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti was invited to discuss "Debt Sustainability Assessments - The State of the Art" at the International Monetary Fund, by the IMF Strategy and Policy Review Department, on July 15th 2019.

Published on - Wednesday 17th July 2019

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Debt

Sustainability

European Parliament


Plan to Make a Step Change in UK Economic Growth

Plan to Make a Step Change in UK Economic Growth 

The Faculty is delighted to announce that Rhys Williams, Nick Robin and Dano Meiske (formerly BA, MPhil in Economics and MPhil in Economic Research students) have won a joint first prize for their part in the public policy paper Decentralising Britain: The 'big push' towards inclusive prosperity" (joint with Romain Esteve, Martin Kabrt, Agata Makowska and Farooq Sabri), from Institute for Public Policy: The Progressive Policy Think Tank.

Published on - Thursday 11th July 2019

Tags:

Economic Growth

Step Change

UK


Advances in the Economics of Religion

Advances in the Economics of Religion 

Dr. Sriya Iyer is the co-editor (with Jean-Paul Carvalho and Jared Rubin) of a new volume title "Advances in the Economics of Religion". This new book is the outcome of the International Economic Association Roundtable on The Economics of Religion which was hosted at St Catharine's College, Cambridge in 2017.

Published on - Wednesday 10th July 2019

Tags:

Economics

Religion

Women in Economics


RES 2020 Conference - Call for Papers

RES 2020 Conference - Call for Papers 

The Royal Economic Society's 2020 Annual Conference will be hosted by Queen's University Belfast on 6-8 April 2020. Submissions of papers are invited for the General Sessions. The closing date for submitting papers is Monday 30th September 2019.

Published on - Wednesday 10th July 2019

Tags:

Economics

Econometrics


Production Networks in Macroeconomics

Production Networks in Macroeconomics 

Professor Vasco Carvalho was asked to give a keynote address at the 2019 ESCoE Conference on Economic Measurement. The series of ESCoE Conferences on Economic Measurement aim to promote research on economic measurement and increase dialogue between academic economists, national statisticians and statistics users to improve economic measurement.

Published on - Wednesday 10th July 2019

Tags:

Macroeconomics

Networks

Economic Measurement


Market Power and Innovation

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

Tags:

Firms

Markets

Growth


Impacts of Brexit Report

Impacts of Brexit Report 

Dr. Meredith Crowley was involved in writing a new academic report that evaluates the impacts of Brexit so far. The Brexit Scorecard report has been conducted by the academic think tank The UK in a Changing Europe, and rates impact in four areas: the economy and public finances, fairness, openness and control.

Published on - Monday 24th June 2019

Tags:

Brexit

Impact

UK

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


Oil Revenue Volatility, Sanctions and Mismanagement

Oil Revenue Volatility, Sanctions and Mismanagement 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes gave a presentation on the 21st of June 2019 entitled “Oil Revenue Volatility, Sanctions and Mismanagement: Lessons from Iran” at Panel on the "Impact of 'Maximum Pressure' Sanctions on Iran" at the London School of Economics.

Published on - Monday 24th June 2019

Tags:

Oil

Sanctions

Iran


Is the U.S. Still Driving Globalization?

Is the U.S. Still Driving Globalization? 

Dr. Meredith Crowley was quoted in an article by the New York Times which discusses the changing position of the U.S. in globalization and the world order, particularly in light of President Trump's current China U.S. trade war and the tariffs imposed on Mexico.

Published on - Thursday 20th June 2019

Tags:

Trade

US

Globalisation

World Order


Firms and Growth

Firms and Growth 

Professor Pete Klenow gave this years Sir Richard Stone Lecture on "Firms and Growth". While Professor Klenow was in Cambridge he also took the time to discuss his "Firms and Growth" research with PhD student Oliver Exton. The video of his Stone Lecture, the question and answer session held after, and his discussion with Oliver are all available on the Stone Lectures site.

Published on - Thursday 20th June 2019

Tags:

Firms

Growth

Macroeconomics


UK in a Changing Europe

UK in a Changing Europe 

Dr. Meredith Crowley has been made one of nine Senior Fellows by the ESRC for her research into "UK Trade Policy post-Brexit". The UK in a Changing Europe Hub has been given an additional £3.19 million, which will enable the hub to run for a further three years.

Published on - Wednesday 19th June 2019

Tags:

Brexit

Trade

UK

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


Cambridge Finance Best Student Paper Award 2019

Cambridge Finance Best Student Paper Award 2019 

The Faculty is delighted to announce that Margit Reischer (PhD student) is one of the two winners of this year's Cambridge Finance Best Student Paper Award 2019 for her "Finance-Thy-Neighbor. Trade Credit Origins of Aggregate Fluctuations" working paper. The award was presented by Prof. Bart Lambrecht (Director of both Cambridge Centre for Finance (CCFin) and Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance (CERF)) on 14th June 2019.

Published on - Monday 17th June 2019

Tags:

Finance

Trade

Credit


Keynes Fund 15th Call for Projects

Keynes Fund 15th Call for Projects 

The Keynes Fund has announced it's 15th Call for Projects. The deadline for project proposals is 20th September 2019. Please see the Keynes Fund site for the criteria and details of the project applications process.

Published on - Friday 14th June 2019

Tags:

Keynes

Applied Economics


Faculty Academic Promotions and Appointments 2019

Faculty Academic Promotions and Appointments 2019 

The Faculty is very pleased to announce that Dr Chryssi Giannitsarou and Dr Donald Robertson have been promoted to University Readerships and that Dr Sriya Iyer has been appointed to University Readership and will join the Faculty in that capacity in September.

Published on - Thursday 13th June 2019


The Nature of Social Reality: Issues in Social Ontology

The Nature of Social Reality: Issues in Social Ontology 

Professor Tony Lawson's new book "The Nature of Social Reality: Issues in Social Ontology" has been published by Routledge. It is part of their Economics as Social Theory series.

Published on - Wednesday 12th June 2019

Tags:

Social Ontology

Social Reality

Social Theory


How Women Made the West Rich

How Women Made the West Rich 

Dr Victoria Bateman gave a talk and participated in a panel conversation at this years Hay Festival. Both were about her new book: The Sex Factor - How Women Made the West Rich.

Published on - Friday 7th June 2019

Tags:

Gender

Wages

Democracy

Women in Economics


How to Change Your Mind?

How to Change Your Mind? 

Dr. Julia Shvets took part in a Freakonomics podcast that posed the question "How to change your mind?". Dr. Shvets discussed her research on overconfidence (joint with David Huffman and Collin Raymond), which was funded by the Faculty of Economics's Keynes Fund.

Published on - Thursday 6th June 2019

Tags:

Overconfidence

Managment

Biased Memory


What would a US-UK trade deal look like?

What would a US-UK trade deal look like? 

Dr. Meredith Crowley spoke to BBC News about a potential US-UK trade deal, along with David Henig (UK Director of European Centre For International Political Economy). You can watch the discussion on BBC presenter Christian Fraser's Twitter feed.

Published on - Wednesday 5th June 2019

Tags:

Trade

UK

US


Institutions and Macroeconomic Policies in Resource-Rich Arab Economies

Institutions and Macroeconomic Policies in Resource-Rich Arab Economies 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's edited volume "Institutions and Macroeconomic Policies in Resource-Rich Arab Economies", joint with Jeffrey B. Nugent (University of Southern California) and Hoda Selim (International Monetary Fund), has just been published by Oxford University Press.

Published on - Friday 31st May 2019

Tags:

Institutions

Macroeconomics

Policy

Resource-Rich


Trade War: The Clash of Economic Systems Threatening Global Prosperity

Trade War: The Clash of Economic Systems Threatening Global Prosperity 

Dr. Meredith Crowley is the editor of a new CEPR Vox eBook, "Trade War: The Clash of Economic Systems Threatening Global Prosperity". The eBook was launched today via the CEPR website and is acompanied by a VoxEU column introduction, written by Dr. Crowley.

Published on - Thursday 30th May 2019

Tags:

Trade

US

China

Women in Economics


Optimal 
Monetary Stabilization in Response to Inefficient Capital Flows

Optimal Monetary Stabilization in Response to Inefficient Capital Flows 

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti has been invited to the Bank of Japan-IMES 2019 conference in Tokyo, to speak on "Optimal Monetary Stabilization in Response to Inefficient Capital Flows". The conference runs from 29th - 30th May 2019.

Published on - Wednesday 29th May 2019

Tags:

Central Banks

Monetary

Capital Flows


Posthumus Annual Conference - Ogilvie Keynote lecture

Posthumus Annual Conference - Ogilvie Keynote lecture 

Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie gives the keynote lecture to launch the Annual N. W. Posthumus Conference in Ghent on 28 May 2019. The theme of this year’s conference is “Institutions and Innovation”.

Published on - Monday 27th May 2019

Tags:

European Guilds

Economic History

Women in Economics


US-China Trade War

US-China Trade War 

Dr. Meredith Crowley gave two interviews about the ongoing US-China trade war. The first was the lead story for the BBC World Service - World Update "Trump imposes tariffs on China" and the second for BBC World News - TV Impact, "Will the US and China reach a deal?". She was also quoted in the article "Who loses out in the US-China trade war?", featured on the BBC website.

Published on - Tuesday 14th May 2019

Tags:

Trade

US

China

Women in Economics


Long-Term Growth Effects of Climate Change

Long-Term Growth Effects of Climate Change 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes gave a presentation on the 10th May 2019 entitled "Long-Term Growth Effects of Climate Change" at the Climate Change and Central Banking Workshop in Ottawa, organized by the Bank of Canada.

Published on - Monday 13th May 2019

Tags:

Economic Growth

Climate Change

Long-Term Growth

Central Banks


Economic Case for Biodiversity

Economic Case for Biodiversity 

Professor Partha Dasgupta's research into biodiversity for the UN has been quoted by an article in the Guardian newspaper. The article title "UK urged to take lead on biodiversity as UN issues urgent warning" was published online on 6th May 2019 and in the print version on 7th May 2019.

Published on - Monday 13th May 2019

Tags:

Biodiversity

Economic Growth

UK Government

Climate Change


Centre for the Study of Governance and Society - Podcast and Book Event

Centre for the Study of Governance and Society - Podcast and Book Event 

The Centre for the Study of Governance and Society at King’s College London has organized a podcast and accompanying event on Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie’s book, The European Guilds: An Economic Analysis. The event takes place on 9 May 2019 in the Department of Political Economy, King's College London, Bush House. Register here to attend.

Published on - Tuesday 7th May 2019

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European Guilds

Economic History

Women in Economics


US-China Trade Dispute, Tariff Threats and Negotiations

US-China Trade Dispute, Tariff Threats and Negotiations 

Dr. Meredith Crowley gave four interviews about the US-China trade dispute and negotiations. BBC Radio 4 - Today Programme (starts 1h 51m), BBC World Service - World Update (starts 27m 30s) BBC World Service - Newshour (starts 31m 22s) and BBC World News - Impact.

Published on - Tuesday 7th May 2019

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Trade

US

China

Women in Economics


Volatility, Macroeconomic Policy and Institutions in Resource-Rich Economies

Volatility, Macroeconomic Policy and Institutions in Resource-Rich Economies 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes gave a presentation on the 16th April 2019 entitled "Volatility, Macroeconomic Policy and Institutions in Resource-Rich Economies" at the Workshop on Macroeconomic Stability & Diversification in Oil-based Economies in Riyadh (16th-17th April 2019), organized by King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC).

Published on - Wednesday 1st May 2019

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Iran

Economy

Oil

Macroeconomic Policy


Symposium on World Trade - Brexit Panel

Symposium on World Trade - Brexit Panel 

Dr. Meredith Crowley will be speaking on a panel at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute's (MSRI) Symposium on World Trade at the British Academy on 23rd May 2019. Dr. Crowley will be taking part in the "Brexit and the United Kingdom’s Future Trade Relationships in the Global Economy" panel discussion.

Published on - Wednesday 1st May 2019

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Brexit

Trade

Global Economy

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


How Women Made the West Rich

How Women Made the West Rich 

On 25 April, Heffers bookshop hosted a successful launch of Dr. Victoria Bateman's book, The Sex Factor - How Women Made the West Rich. In the book, Dr Bateman argues that women's freedom in the West boosted wages, skills, saving, entrepreneurial spirit and helped to produce a democratic and capable state. The book was the Guardian's 'Book of the day' last month. Here are some photos from the event.

Published on - Monday 29th April 2019

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Gender

Wages

Democracy

Women in Economics


Ancient History and Economics

Ancient History and Economics 

Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie is in dialogue with Professor Walter Scheidel (Stanford) on “What Have the Romans Ever Done for Us?” at the Newell Classics Event. This event is Cambridge’s most prestigious occasion for public-facing classical scholarship, and takes place on the 2nd May 2019 in the Palmerston Room, Fisher Building, St John’s College.

Published on - Friday 26th April 2019

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Economic Growth

Great Divergence

Economic History

Women in Economics


Sticking Points in Brexit Talks

Sticking Points in Brexit Talks 

Dr. Meredith Crowley took part in a teleconference, "What's Next for Brexit?" hosted by the Pacific Council on International Policy, the leading think tank on international policy on the West Coast of the US.

Published on - Thursday 25th April 2019

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Brexit

Trade

UK

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


Guilds and Innovation

Guilds and Innovation 

Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie will give a Plenary Lecture on “Guilds and Innovation” at the CEPR / Danish Institute for Advanced Study Conference on “Accounting For The Wealth Of Nations: History And Theory”. This event is being hosted by the University of Southern Denmark in Odense on 25-26 April 2019. The full programme can be found here.

Published on - Tuesday 23rd April 2019

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Economic History

European Guilds

Wealth

Women in Economics


Brexit Uncertainty

Brexit Uncertainty 

Oliver Exton (PhD student) will present his research on "Brexit uncertainty", at the Royal Economic Society Annual Conference on Wednesday 17th April 2019. His talk will be based on the paper "Renegotiation of Trade Agreements and Firm Exporting Decisions: Evidence from the Impact of Brexit on UK Exports" (joint with Dr. Meredith Crowley and Lu Han).

Published on - Monday 15th April 2019

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Brexit

Trade

UK

Exports

Brexit Project Page >>


Debt Sustainability and Debt Vulnerabilities

Debt Sustainability and Debt Vulnerabilities 

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti will give a talk on Debt Sustainability and Debt Vulnerabilities at the distinguished Third Interdisciplinary Sovereign Debt Research and Management Conference. This event is being hosted by the Georgetown’s Institute of International Economic Law, in Washington D.C., on 11th-12th April 2019.

Published on - Friday 12th April 2019

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Debt

Sustainability

Vulnerabilities

Sovereign Debt


Can a Free Port Rescue Teesside's Steel Community?

Can a Free Port Rescue Teesside's Steel Community? 

Post-Brexit, could the creation of a free port rescue Teesside's steel community? Dr. Meredith Crowley discussed her views on the plan in an interview with CNN TV. You can read the text article on the CNN Business site.

Published on - Monday 8th April 2019

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Brexit

Freeports

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


UK Government Review of the Economics of Biodiversity

UK Government Review of the Economics of Biodiversity 

Prof. Partha Dasgupta has been appointed to lead a UK government review into the link between biodiversity and economic growth. The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer's Spring Statement outlined the estimated £680 million value that 1,500 species of pollinators deliver to the UK economy, highlighting that climate change is not the only environmental challenge.

Published on - Wednesday 3rd April 2019

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Population Overshoot

Biodiversity

Economic Growth

UK Government


The European Guilds Book Launch

The European Guilds Book Launch 

Princeton University Press, the Faculty of Economics and the Cambridge-INET Institute held an event to celebrate the publication of Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie's The European Guilds: An Economic Analysis book. The event took place on 14th March 2019 in the Old Combination Room, Trinity College. See a selection of photographs from the evening.

Published on - Thursday 28th March 2019

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Economic History

European Guilds

Women in Economics


Breaking the Brexit impasse with indicative votes in Parliament

Breaking the Brexit impasse with indicative votes in Parliament 

The House of Commons may be called upon to hold indicative votes on different Brexit options this week. How should this be organized to achieve a fair, legitimate and democratic outcome? Dr. Toke Aidt, Professor Hamid Sabourian and Professor Jagjit Chadha propose a way to break the impasse.

Published on - Monday 25th March 2019

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Brexit

EU

Voting

Democracy


ECP Conference - Call for Papers

ECP Conference - 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

Post-war


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

Brexit Project Page >>


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 >>



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.

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.

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"

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”.

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


Economic Journal Editorial Board

Economic Journal Editorial Board 

Dr. Christopher Rauh has been appointed to the Economic Journal's board as Associate Editor.

Published on - Tuesday 1st January 2019


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