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Keynes Fund 21st Call for Projects

Keynes Fund 21st Call for Projects 

The Keynes Fund has announced it's 21st Call for Projects. The deadline for project proposals is 30th September 2022. Please see the Keynes Fund site for the criteria and details of the project applications process.

Published on - Wednesday 25th May 2022

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Keynes

Applied Economics

Inefficiencies

Market Allocations


COVID and Economics, Explain it to a Comedian - Video

COVID and Economics, Explain it to a Comedian - Video 

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

Published on - Tuesday 24th May 2022

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COVID-19

Economics

Epidemiology

Policy


Predicting Conflict - Sustainable Development Talks

Predicting Conflict - Sustainable Development Talks 

Dr. Christopher Rauh spoke to the NOVAFRICA Sustainable Development Talks series about his research into conflict prediction. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 23rd May 2022

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Conflict

Forecasting

Models

Risk Estimation


Monetary Policy in a High Inflation and Volatile Environment - Video

Monetary Policy in a High Inflation and Volatile Environment - Video 

Dr Petra Geraats gave a presentation on "Taking the Right Path: Monetary Policy in a High Inflation and Volatile Environment" at an event organised by the Resolution Foundation and the Money, Macro and Finance Society. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 10th May 2022

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Monetary Policy

High Inflation

Volatile Environment

Women in Economics


Weak links in supply chains are weaponised

Weak links in supply chains are weaponised 

An article in Nature magazine this week notes that weak links in finance and supply chains can be easily weaponised. It quotes the paper Prof. Vasco Carvalho, Prof. Matthew Elliot & John Spray, Supply Chain Bottlenecks in a Pandemic.

Published on - Tuesday 10th May 2022

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Attacks

Networks

Shocks

Supply Chains


How would an energy embargo affect Germany’s economy?

How would an energy embargo affect Germany’s economy? 

Professor Vasco Carvalho's research on Production Networks and Professor Matthew Elliott's research into Supply Network Formation and Fragility has been quoted in The Economist. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 29th April 2022

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Energy

Production Networks

Supply Chains

Supply Networks


Building resilient supply chains

Building resilient supply chains 

Professor Vasco Carvalho's research on Production Networks, has been extensively quoted in the 2022 Economic Report of the US President, on 'Building Resilient Supply Chains'. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 28th April 2022

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Firms

Markets

Production Networks

Supply Chains


Conversations with Sebastian Galiani: Episode XLV - Video

Conversations with Sebastian Galiani: Episode XLV - Video 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed by Sebastian Galiani, for his 'Conversations' video series (in Spanish). Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 7th April 2022

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Economy

COVID-19

Epidemiology

Vaccines


National Poetry Competition has its youngest ever winner

National Poetry Competition has its youngest ever winner 

Faculty of Economics student, Eric Yip’s National Poetry Competition win, has been featured in the Guardian. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 31st March 2022

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Economics

Language

Colonialism

Migration


The Ukraine conflict is an economic catastrophe

The Ukraine conflict is an economic catastrophe 

Dr Alexander Rodnyansky, who is currently an economic adviser to President Zelenskyy, has been speaking to news outlets about the effect of the current conflict on the Ukrainian economy and people. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 4th March 2022

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Ukraine

Conflict

Economic Growth

Economy


Behaviour and Policy During Pandemics Workshop - Videos

Behaviour and Policy During Pandemics Workshop - Videos 

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

Published on - Thursday 3rd March 2022

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Behaviour

COVID-19

Models

Policy


Better UK sick pay will help us live with Covid

Better UK sick pay will help us live with Covid 

Dr. Christopher Rauh's research into the value of sick pay, has been mentioned in a Financial Times article. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 1st March 2022

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COVID-19

Inequalities

Public Finances

Sick Pay


What is ‘the Cambridge difference’ in teaching economics?

What is ‘the Cambridge difference’ in teaching economics? 

Professor Tiago Cavalcanti explains what matters is studying economic problems and their issues, plus additional training in political philosophy. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 10th February 2022

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Education

Philosophy

Politics

Teaching


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. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 26th January 2022

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COVID-19

Health

NHS

Public Health


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. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 26th January 2022

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Behaviour

COVID-19

Epidemiology

Public Policy


Kamiar Mohaddes paper runner-up in FT awards

Kamiar Mohaddes paper runner-up in FT awards 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's paper, "Rising Temperatures, Falling Ratings: The Effect of Climate Change on Sovereign Creditworthiness", was named runner-up in the Financial Times Responsible Business Education Awards. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 20th January 2022

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Awards

Climate Change

Climate Finance

Environment


Impact of Omicron on UK economy expected to be modest

Impact of Omicron on UK economy expected to be modest 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was quoted in the Financial Times newspaper's article on the economic impact of the Omicron variant. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 14th January 2022

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COVID-19

Omicron

UK Economy

Variants


Invest more money in climate mitigation today

Invest more money in climate mitigation today 

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. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 22nd December 2021

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Climate Change

Climate Mitigation

Fiscal

Policy


Tougher measures against COVID-19 predicted for Europe

Tougher measures against COVID-19 predicted for Europe 

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. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 22nd December 2021

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COVID-19

Policy

Restrictions

Variants


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

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

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. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 17th December 2021

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Antivirals

Behaviour

COVID-19

Policy


COVID vaccine passports 'increase jab uptake' in countries with lower coverage

COVID vaccine passports 'increase jab uptake' in countries with lower coverage 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd has commented on Sky News about a study which shows COVID certification led more people to get vaccinated. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 15th December 2021

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COVID-19

Vaccine Passports

Vaccines


Lin Peng's research on Lottery Stocks quoted in the FT

Lin Peng's research on Lottery Stocks quoted in the FT 

Research by Visiting Professor Lin Peng, Director of Research at the Faculty of Economics, and Fellow at Darwin College, has been quoted in the Financial Times. She and her co-authors analysed a vast digital database about stock trading flows and social media networks to study the phenomena of so-called “lottery stocks”.

Published on - Friday 10th December 2021


Bracken Bower Prize 2021 Winners

Bracken Bower Prize 2021 Winners 

Ines Lee and Eileen Tipoe have won the £15,000 Bracken Bower Prize with their proposal for a book about the future of higher education, Failing the Class. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 8th December 2021

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Prize

Education

Politics

Women in Economics


Population: The Missing Factor in Climate and Biodiversity Policy - Video

Population: The Missing Factor in Climate and Biodiversity Policy - Video 

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

Published on - Monday 6th December 2021

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Climate Change

Biodiversity

Policy

Population


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