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Evidence of the pandemic on healthcare

Evidence of the pandemic on healthcare

The faculty’s Dr Christopher Rauh has jointly published new evidence of the long and short term impacts of the pandemic on non-Covid-related healthcare.


Professor Geoff Harcourt 1931-2021

Professor Geoff Harcourt 1931-2021

The Faculty of Economics is saddened to announce world renown economist Geoff Harcourt has passed away at the age of 90.


Where now for Economics?

Where now for Economics?

A fascinating debate to celebrate the launch of the Janeway Institute discussed the future heading of research into economics, and examined the link between financial markets and the real economy.


New £12m research centre for inclusive trade policy

A major new research centre on inclusive trade policy is to launch in early 2022. The Centre for Inclusive Trade Policy aims to be a centre of excellence for innovative trade policy research.


Drastic changes in daily routines during UK lockdowns

A new study co-authored by Dr Ines Lee indicates that some people spent more time on chores and childcare during lockdowns, while others got an added leisure time.


New Faculty visiting professor

Wei Xiong is now a Visiting Professor and Director of Research in Faculty of Economics at the University of Cambridge.



Recent publications


Targeting Interventions in Networks

"Targeting Interventions in Networks"
Galeotti, A., Golub, B. and Goyal, S.
Econometrica [2020]


Spurious Factor Analysis

"Spurious Factor Analysis"
Onatski, A. and Wang, C.
Econometrica [2021]


Foreign Influence and Domestic Policy

"Foreign Influence and Domestic Policy"
Aidt, T. S., Albornoz, F. and Hauk, E.
Journal of Economic Literature [2021]


A Simple Joint Model for Returns, Volatility and Volatility of Volatility

"A Simple Joint Model for Returns, Volatility and Volatility of Volatility"
Ding, Y.
Journal of Econometrics, forthcoming [2022]


Systemic Risk Shifting in Financial Networks

"Systemic Risk Shifting in Financial Networks"
Elliott, M., Georg, C-P. and Hazell, J.
Journal of Economic Theory [2021]




Spotlight



COVID-19 Economic Research

COVID-19 Economic Research, led by Cambridge-INET



Find out about The Faculty's Brexit Research

Find out about The Faculty's Brexit Research




Media mentions & appearances


Strain on health services led to extra non-covid deaths

Strain on health services led to extra non-covid deaths

Dr. Christopher Rauh and Thiemo Fetzer's (University of Warwick) research into the pressures put on public health care during the COVID-19 pandemic, has been picked up by a range of media sources.


Tackling Covid by talking to each other

Tackling Covid by talking to each other

In the Financial Times Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd argues that we can’t tackle Covid unless economists and epidemiologists talk to each other.


FT: Kamiar Mohaddes paper runner-up in FT awards


FT: Impact of Omicron on UK economy expected to be modest


Izvestia: Tougher measures against COVID-19 predicted for Europe


Economics Observatory: How do antivirals affect the risks we face and the way we behave?



Videos


Cambridge Economics Alumni Webinar Series

In this webinar, Professor Eric French (Montague Burton Professor of Industrial Relations and Labour Economics) explored the persistence of income inequality across generations. He was joined by Dr Toke Aidt (Reader in Economics and Director of the Keynes Fund) who examined the remarkable increase in the fraction of people in England feeling affiliated to ‘no party’.

 



Faculty Events


28 Jan

Networks Webinar Series - Carolina Mattsson
Zoom Meeting

04 Feb

Networks Webinar Series - Pau Milán
Zoom Meeting




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Job Market and Placements


Job Market and Placements


2021-2022 Job Market Candidates



Student & Staff Behaviour


Athena Swan - Student and Staff Behaviour


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Women in Economics


This video highlights why women should study economics at Cambridge


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