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Economics News | Published on Monday, 13 March, 2023

“Funnily enough, it all began in the autumn last year, with an unexpected phone call while I was sitting down to have my lunch, when a BBC researcher asked if I could explain how bonds worked,” explains Victoria Bateman, who specialises in economi

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Monday, 6 February, 2023

Charles Read,an affiliated lecturer for the economics faculty, has been quoted in an article about Liz Truss’ mini budget, saying he warned about the dangers of a policy that would quickly raise interest rates.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Thursday, 24 November, 2022

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd has published an article in the Economics Observatory. With the worst of the pandemic now behind us, it is time to take stock of how the government dealt with the crisis and to learn important lessons for the future

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Friday, 21 October, 2022

VoxTalks have released a podcast based on Dr Flavio Toxvaerd's recent paper, "Epidemics in Space: Control, Targeting and Delegation".

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Wednesday, 12 October, 2022

Dr Flavio Toxvaerd and Darren Hoover (Faculty of Economics, PhD student) have published an article for VOXeu that considers whether countries coordinate control measures during pandemics and should policies be locally targeted?

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Tuesday, 11 October, 2022

Director of the Keynes Fund, Dr Toke Aidt congratulates Ben Bernanke, Douglas Diamond and Philip Dybvig, for winning the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences 2022. The Keynes Fund provides generous grants for work in the subject area of policies that prevent financial crises.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Thursday, 22 September, 2022

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed for The Deepness, an online dive deep into the world of science.

“Our work clarifies why a more expansive definition of herd immunity is necessary and that focusing on the threshold property is misleading”. Read the full interview with Dr Flavio Toxvaerd on The Deepness site.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Tuesday, 16 August, 2022

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's research into long-term macroeconomic effects of climate change, has been featured in an article on the University of Cambridge news site.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed by Comedian Sammy Obeid, for his "Explain it to a comedian" video series.

Dr. Toxvaerd talked to Sammy about his economic epidemiology work, and spoke about the impact of lockdowns and how to deal with the next pandemic.

Economics News | Published on Thursday, 12 May, 2022

62% of the University of Cambridge’s overall submissions have been rated as ‘world leading’, to which our Faculty made a significant contribution, and 93% of Cambridge’s overall submissions were rated 3* and above, demonstrating the major impact t

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Friday, 4 March, 2022

Watch videos from the Behaviour and Policy During Pandemics: Models and Methods Workshop, hosted by Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd and the Isaac Newton Institute.

This online event took place on Tuesday 22nd February 2022 and consisted of talks from experts at the forefront of behavioural science, mathematical modelling and economics.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Monday, 14 February, 2022

Dr Carolina Alves will be editing a series of articles for the Economics Observatory (ECO) on decolonisation and economics along with Dr Ingrid Kvangraven (King's College London, D-Econ) and editorial managers Ashley Lait and Charlie Meyrick.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Wednesday, 22 December, 2021

The data on the number of detected cases of the Omicron strain are not encouraging. Many European governments will need to resort to new measures against the spread of the new strain.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Wednesday, 22 December, 2021

Dr Kamiar Mohaddes's work on climate mitigation is quoted in the Boston Globe, as climate experts warn that failure to address the climate crisis will come at an even higher price.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Friday, 17 December, 2021

Following the announcement that antiviral treatments for Covid-19 will soon be available, will this reduce people’s incentives to avoid becoming infected, lessen their readiness to practice social distancing or even discourage them from getting vaccinated.

Economics News | Published on Monday, 6 December, 2021
Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Monday, 6 December, 2021

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta gave The Bennett Institute for Public Policy's Annual Public Policy Lecture.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Wednesday, 24 November, 2021

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd participated in a panel event for the Economics Observatory, "A one-two punch: health and economics".

Dr. Toxvaerd, along with Melanie Cockroft (Intensive Care Senior Clinical Fellow), Paula Lorgelly (UCL) and Ben Moll (LSE) were in conversation with Chris Giles (Financial Times).

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Wednesday, 10 November, 2021

Watch videos from the Modelling Behaviour to Inform Policy for Pandemics event, that Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd and Newton Gateway to Mathematics organised.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Thursday, 28 October, 2021

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd chaired The Great Vaccine Rollout: Covid-19, Cooperation & Global Public Goods webinar, organised by The Bennett Institute for Public Policy.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Monday, 4 October, 2021

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd explains how economics can be used to inform public health policy in a new podcast recorded by the London School of Economics.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Friday, 1 October, 2021

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd has written an introduction for a special edition of National Institute Economic Review, dedicated to Economic Contributions to Infection Control.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Thursday, 23 September, 2021

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's paper on climate change and sovereign credit ratings, has been quoted in an article for Bloomberg News.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Friday, 20 August, 2021

In this Economics Observatory article, Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd explains that international cooperation of vaccine rollout is crucial, and asks how well are we doing?

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Wednesday, 7 April, 2021

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes took part in a Climate Change panel discussion event on 28th March 2021, as part of the University's Cambridge Festival. The online discussion looked at questions such as, Is there a human tipping point to Climate Change?, And how can we reimagine a more positive future?

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Monday, 15 March, 2021

Sajid Javid MP and the Faculty’s Professor Sir Dasgupta will discuss the review, its key findings and next steps, in an event organised by the Harvard Kennedy School.

Economics News | Published on Monday, 8 March, 2021
Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Thursday, 4 March, 2021

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's paper "Covid-19 Fiscal Support and its Effectiveness" (joint with Alexander Chudik and Mehdi Raissi) was quoted by Martin Sandbu in his Financial Times column.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Wednesday, 3 March, 2021

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed for BBC News Scotland, where he talked about the implications of easing the current lockdown restrictions and the differences in approach between the UK Government and Scottish Parliament, for the easing the restrictions.

Economics News | Published on Friday, 22 January, 2021