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What has the last year taught us about the Policy & Economics of COVID-19?

What has the last year taught us about the Policy & Economics of COVID-19? 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd's recent panel discussion on COVID policy, with Dr Abi Adams-Prassl and Dr Kate Fleming, has been featured in the July issue of the RES Newsletter. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 28th July 2021

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COVID-19

Policy

Pandemics

Economic Impact


Is The UK's 'Freedom Day' Too Soon?

Is The UK's 'Freedom Day' Too Soon? 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed on Danish National Television's DR2 Deadline programme about the UK's lifting of COVID-19 restrictions. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 23rd July 2021

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COVID-19

Restrictions

UK

Restriction Lifting


Academic Gender Gap Widens During Pandemic

Academic Gender Gap Widens During Pandemic 

In the first weeks of the pandemic, the submission of articles to journals by women, fell dramatically more than their male counterparts. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 21st July 2021

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COVID-19

Gender

Inequalities

Women in Economics


European Union Politics Publish MPhil Paper

European Union Politics Publish MPhil Paper 

Eddy Yeung, a former University of Cambridge MPhil student, has been published in the academic journal, European Union Politics.

Published on - Monday 19th July 2021

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Euroscepticism

Immigration

Brexit

Political Economics


Racism in Football

Racism in Football 

Dr. Edoardo Gallo was interviewed by Weekendavisen to discuss racism in football and his research on implicit discrimination. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 16th July 2021

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Implicit Discrimination

Inequality

Italy


The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review Launch Speech

The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review Launch Speech 

Read the expanded version of the speech delivered by Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta at the launch of his independent global Review, commissioned by HM Treasury. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 13th July 2021

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Biodiversity

Climate Change

Environment

Natural Assets


Southern India Leads the Way to Tolerance

Southern India Leads the Way to Tolerance 

The Wall Street Journal has picked up on the latest report from the Pew Research Center, which features expert advice from Dr. Sriya Iyer. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 12th July 2021

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Religion

India

Diversity

Women in Economics


NHS Staff Deleting Covid App as Calls Grow for Doctors to be Exempt from Self-Isolation

NHS Staff Deleting Covid App as Calls Grow for Doctors to be Exempt from Self-Isolation 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd's research into Government policy and public behaviour towards COVID-19 restrictions and the vaccine roll out, was quoted in the Telegraph. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 9th July 2021

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COVID-19

Self-Isolation

Restrictions

UK


The Case for ‘Truly-Long-Term’ Debt Ratings

The Case for ‘Truly-Long-Term’ Debt Ratings 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's paper on climate change and sovereign credit ratings, has been quoted in the Financial Times. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 8th July 2021

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Climate Change

Credit Rating

Investors

Credit Risk


California's Heat Dome Poses Unprecedented Challenge for World's Fifth-Biggest Economy

California's Heat Dome Poses Unprecedented Challenge for World's Fifth-Biggest Economy 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's paper on Long-Term Macroeconomic Effects of Climate Change, has been quoted in the Telegraph. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 6th July 2021

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Climate Change

Macroeconomics

Economic Growth


Religion in India: Tolerance and Segregation

Religion in India: Tolerance and Segregation 

A new report from the Pew Research Center analyses religious change and its impact on societies around the world. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 30th June 2021

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Religion

India

Development

Women in Economics


Winner of the Best Student Paper Award

Winner of the Best Student Paper Award 

Faculty of Economics PhD student, Daniel Ostry has won the Cambridge Finance Best Student Paper Award 2020-2021. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 21st June 2021

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Awards

Finance

Exchange Rates

Dollar Liquidity


Can Incentives Encourage People to get Vaccinated?

Can Incentives Encourage People to get Vaccinated? 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd spoke to the BBC World Service about vaccine apathy and the hesitation amongst some members of the public to get vaccinated. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 16th June 2021

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COVID-19

Vaccines

Incentives

Vaccine Hesitancy


Sustainable Earth

Sustainable Earth 

Further coverage of Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta discussing the need for new economic approaches to preserving the biosphere. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 15th June 2021

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Biodiversity

Climate Change

Environment

Agriculture


Competition or Cooperation?

Competition or Cooperation? 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd has contributed to a piece on vaccines for the first edition of the Economics Observatory's ECO Magazine. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 14th June 2021

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COVID-19

Vaccines

Nationalism

Epidemiology


Planet Needs a World Bank for Natural Assets

Planet Needs a World Bank for Natural Assets 

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta is calling for a body to protect shared resources such as oceans and air. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 10th June 2021

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Biodiversity

Climate Change

Environment

Natural Assets


Naming Corona Variants after the Greek Alphabet

Naming Corona Variants after the Greek Alphabet 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed for National Danish Radio’s Orientation programme about the stigma of naming COVID-19 variants after specific countries. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 8th June 2021

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COVID-19

Variants

Stigma

Epidemiology


Should the Government still Ease Restrictions?

Should the Government still Ease Restrictions? 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed for the BBC News on the proposed easing of UK restrictions in June. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 7th June 2021

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COVID-19

Vaccines

Restrictions

UK


Britain Fears a 3rd COVID-19 Wave

Britain Fears a 3rd COVID-19 Wave 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed for National Danish Radio’s Orientation programme about the impending easing of restrictions in the U.K. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 4th June 2021

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COVID-19

Vaccines

Recovery

UK


Rational Epidemic Theory and Game Theoretic Models

Rational Epidemic Theory and Game Theoretic Models 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd gave a plenary talk at The Bridging Disciplinary Divides for Behaviorally Modulated Mathematical Models in Human Epidemiology workshop. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 27th May 2021

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COVID-19

Epidemic Theory

Game Theory

Models


‘Optimistic’ Public More Likely to Shun Surge Testing, Despite Indian Variant Growth

‘Optimistic’ Public More Likely to Shun Surge Testing, Despite Indian Variant Growth 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed by The Telegraph about public confidence in the vaccine roll out and the use of PCR test kits. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 25th May 2021

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COVID-19

Vaccines

Testing

Public


Vaccine Roll Out and Post-Covid-19 Recovery

Vaccine Roll Out and Post-Covid-19 Recovery 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed by BBC Scotland News for their COVID-19 Special. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 24th May 2021

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COVID-19

Vaccines

Recovery

Epidemiology


Should Patents on Covid-19 Vaccines be Waived?

Should Patents on Covid-19 Vaccines be Waived? 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd has written a new article for the Economics Observatory that looks at whether the patents on Covid-19 vaccines should be waived to allow low-income countries to produce their own doses. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 14th May 2021

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COVID-19

Vaccines

Patents

Inequalities


How Does the Market for Vaccines Work?

How Does the Market for Vaccines Work? 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd and Anthony McDonnell (Center for Global Development), have written a new article for the Economics Observatory that discusses the inequalities of vaccine development. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 13th May 2021

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COVID-19

Vaccines

Inequalities

Development


Will Free Access to Vaccine IP Increase Supply?

Will Free Access to Vaccine IP Increase Supply? 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed for the At The Margin Podcast about The Economics of Vaccines. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 11th May 2021

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COVID-19

Vaccines

Social Distancing

Nationalism


Why China Has More To Gain From Fighting Climate Change Than Other Countries

Why China Has More To Gain From Fighting Climate Change Than Other Countries 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's paper on climate change and sovereign credit ratings, has been quoted in the South China Morning Post. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 11th May 2021

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Climate Change

Credit Rating

China


Vaccine Nationalism: Why do some countries cooperate and others go it alone?

Vaccine Nationalism: Why do some countries cooperate and others go it alone? 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd and Tony Yates (independent economist), have written a new article for the Economics Observatory that discusses ‘vaccine nationalism’. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 4th May 2021

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COVID-19

Vaccines

Nationalism

Pandemic


The Trouble Does Not Come To One: What the Tragedy in India Teaches Other Countries

The Trouble Does Not Come To One: What the Tragedy in India Teaches Other Countries 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed for the Russian newspaper Izvestia about the increase in world wide COVID-19 cases. Read More>>

Published on - Sunday 2nd May 2021

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COVID-19

Vaccines

India

Pandemic


Lockdowns Widen the Gender Gap in Mental Health

Lockdowns Widen the Gender Gap in Mental Health 

Dr. Christopher Rauh has published an article for VOXeu that looks at how women have suffered far more from social distancing measures than men in terms of their mental health. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 27th April 2021

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COVID-19

Lockdown

Gender Gap

Mental Health


Mini-Conference for Early Years Researchers in Networks - Call for Papers Extended

Mini-Conference for Early Years Researchers in Networks - Call for Papers Extended 

Cambridge-INET will be running an online mini-conference for early years researchers in networks on 1st - 2nd June 2021. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 21st April 2021

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Networks


Keynes Fund 19th Call for Projects

Keynes Fund 19th Call for Projects 

The Keynes Fund has announced it's 19th Call for Projects. The deadline for project proposals is 30th September 2021. Please see the Keynes Fund site for the criteria and details of the project applications process.

Published on - Monday 19th April 2021

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Keynes

Applied Economics

Inefficiencies

Market Allocations


Bringing Production Back into Development - Launch Event

Bringing Production Back into Development - Launch Event 

Dr. Ha-Joon Chang is the co-editor for a special issue of the European Journal of Development Research journal. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 16th April 2021

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Development

Production

Innovation


How do Businesses Deal with Uncertainty Effectively?

How do Businesses Deal with Uncertainty Effectively? 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes has published an article for the Mastering Entrepreneurship Blog, which is run by the Judge Business School. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 15th April 2021

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Climate Change

Business

Uncertainty

Entrepreneurs


Has the Pandemic Changed Research Culture – and is it for the better?

Has the Pandemic Changed Research Culture – and is it for the better? 

Times Higher Education has quoted the research by Dr. Amano-Patiño, Dr. Faraglia, Dr. Giannitsarou and Zeina Hasna, into how the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the inequalities for women and junior academics. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 15th April 2021

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COVID-19

Gender

Inequalities

Women in Economics


The Effect of Climate Change on Sovereign Creditworthiness

The Effect of Climate Change on Sovereign Creditworthiness 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's paper on climate change and sovereign credit ratings, has been covered by New York Times in the article "How Debt and Climate Change Pose ‘Systemic Risk’ to World Economy". Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 8th April 2021

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Climate Change

Development

Credit Rating

Global Capital


Why Has It Taken So Long To Take Climate Change Seriously?

Why Has It Taken So Long To Take Climate Change Seriously? 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes took part in a Climate Change panel discussion event on 28th March 2021, as part of the University's Cambridge Festival. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 7th April 2021

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Climate Change

Policy

Technology

Tipping Point


Can You Predict the Risk of Armed Conflict in the World?

Can You Predict the Risk of Armed Conflict in the World? 

La Vanguardia newspaper has published an article that reports on Dr. Christopher Rauh's new model for forecasting conflict. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 26th March 2021

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Conflict

Prediction

Models

Risk Estimation


Rising Temperatures, Melting Ratings

Rising Temperatures, Melting Ratings 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes has published an article for VOXeu that looks at sovereign credit ratings and climate-driven downgrades. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 25th March 2021

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Climate Change

Development

Credit Rating

Global Capital


How Europe's Vaccine Wars Could Hinder the Fight Against COVID Variants

How Europe's Vaccine Wars Could Hinder the Fight Against COVID Variants 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was quoted in an article for NBC News, where he spoke about the effect possible trade restrictions could have on international distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and on new variants.

Published on - Thursday 25th March 2021

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COVID-19

EU

Vaccines

Epidemiology


Social Distancing and Supply Disruptions in a Pandemic

Social Distancing and Supply Disruptions in a Pandemic 

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti will give an online seminar, co-hosted by the CEPII and T3M on Thursday 8th April 2021, 2:30-4:00pm (Paris time). Read More>>

Published on - Monday 22nd March 2021

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COVID-19

Social Distancing

Supply Disruptions

Pandemic


Smart Sovereign Credit Ratings & Global Warming Downgrades

Smart Sovereign Credit Ratings & Global Warming Downgrades 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's paper "Rising Temperatures, Falling Ratings: The Effect of Climate Change on Sovereign Creditworthiness", has been quoted in various news outlets. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 19th March 2021

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Climate Change

Development

Credit Rating

Global Capital


Discussion of Dasgupta Review findings

Discussion of Dasgupta Review findings 

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. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 15th March 2021

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Biodiversity

Climate Change

Environment

Policy


Making Economic Sense of Religion

Making Economic Sense of Religion 

Dr. Sriya Iyer was interviewed for The Review of Religions magazine, where they asked her about the economics of religion, why she thinks religion matters to economics, and if religion and happiness are correlated. Read More>>

Published on - Sunday 14th March 2021

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Religion

Health

Development

Women in Economics


Is There a More Climate-Friendly Way to Assess the State of Our Economies?

Is There a More Climate-Friendly Way to Assess the State of Our Economies? 

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta was interviewed by Channel 4 News about the findings of his independent report into the Economics of Biodiversity and if there is another way, other than GDP, to measure if economies are doing well. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 8th March 2021

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Biodiversity

Climate Change

Environment

Economic Growth


International Women's Day 2021 - Bridging the Gender Gap

International Women's Day 2021 - Bridging the Gender Gap 

As part of International Women's Day, Dr. Chryssi Giannitsarou will be a guest speaker at the University College Dublin (UCD) webinar, "Bridging the gender gap: Research and responses to COVID-19". Read More>>

Published on - Friday 5th March 2021

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COVID-19

Gender

Inequalities

Women in Economics


Tax Increases to Finance “Whatever the Cost”

Tax Increases to Finance “Whatever the Cost” 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes was interviewed by Le Figaro newspaper about his paper "Covid-19 Fiscal Support and its Effectiveness" (joint with Alexander Chudik and Mehdi Raissi) and the 2021 Budget. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 4th March 2021

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COVID-19

Fiscal Support

Households

Firms


The Shifting Fronts in the Battle Over EU Trade Policy

The Shifting Fronts in the Battle Over EU Trade Policy 

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. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 4th March 2021

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COVID-19

Fiscal Support

Trade

Policy


Brexit, Covid-19, Business, and Economic Inequality

Brexit, Covid-19, Business, and Economic Inequality 

Dr. Meredith Crowley will be speaking at two panels as part of The UK in a Changing Europe's Spotlight series. The online events will take place on Tuesday 9th March 2021 and Friday 12th March 2021, from 12.00 – 1.15pm. Both are free to register and watch. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 3rd March 2021

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Brexit

COVID-19

Business

Inequality

Brexit Project Page >>


Easing Lockdown Restrictions

Easing Lockdown Restrictions 

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.

Published on - Wednesday 3rd March 2021

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COVID-19

Lockdown

Social Distancing

Policy


NIESR Weekly Covid-19 Tracker Using Time Series Model

NIESR Weekly Covid-19 Tracker Using Time Series Model 

A new study co-authored by Emeritus Professor Andrew Harvey produces good forecasts of epidemics before new cases or deaths peak. Read More>>

Published on - Sunday 21st February 2021

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COVID-19

Time Series

Forecasting

Models


News from the Women’s Committee - A Growing Divide

News from the Women’s Committee - A Growing Divide 

Dr. Chryssi Giannitsarou and Sarah Smith (University of Bristol) have written an article for the Royal Economic Society, that says the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and intensified inequalities in many areas of our life, including academic life. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 18th February 2021

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COVID-19

Gender

Inequalities

Women in Economics


The Relationship Between a Smuggler and a Politician. How do Drugs Corrupt Governments?

The Relationship Between a Smuggler and a Politician. How do Drugs Corrupt Governments? 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's paper showing how illegal drugs foster public corruption (using data on crack cocaine and public corruption from U.S. states) will be covered in tomorrow's issue of Iran's major weekly magazine, Tejarat-e-Farda. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 11th February 2021

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Government

Drugs

Corruption

US


It’s All in the Mix: How Monetary and Fiscal Policies Can Work or Fail Together

It’s All in the Mix: How Monetary and Fiscal Policies Can Work or Fail Together 

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti is one of the speakers at the Presentation of the 23rd Geneva Report on the World Economy webinar, which is being held on 3rd March 2021, 1:00 - 2:30 PM (UK time). Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 10th February 2021

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COVID-19

Monetary Policy

Fiscal Policy

Global Economy


Full details of the Dasgupta Review

Full details of the Dasgupta Review 

Cambridge University News has detailed feature on the independent review on the economics of biodiversity, produced by Emeritus Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta from the Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 4th February 2021

Tags:

Biodiversity

Climate Change

Environment


When Flexible Exchange Rates Don’t Insulate Economies from External Shocks

When Flexible Exchange Rates Don’t Insulate Economies from External Shocks 

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti, Keith Kuester (University of Bonn), Gernot Müller (University of Tübingen) and and Sebastian Schmidt (European Central Bank) have published an article for VOXeu titled "When flexible exchange rates don’t insulate economies from external shocks". Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 3rd February 2021

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Exchange Rates

Economies

Shocks

Europe


The Effect of Trade Deals on UK Farming and Food Prices

The Effect of Trade Deals on UK Farming and Food Prices 

Dr. Meredith Crowley was interviewed for BBC1's Countryfile, where she talked about how future trade deals could affect the UK, especially UK farming and food prices. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 1st February 2021

Tags:

Brexit

Trade

Farming

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


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