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Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Monday, 16 December, 2019

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

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Monday, 16 December, 2019

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.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Wednesday, 27 November, 2019

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".

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Tuesday, 26 November, 2019

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.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Tuesday, 26 November, 2019

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.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Wednesday, 13 November, 2019

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.

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Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Monday, 11 November, 2019

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.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Thursday, 7 November, 2019

Dr. Meredith Crowley has been appointed to the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs's (DEFRA) Advisory Panel for a National Food Strategy.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Wednesday, 6 November, 2019

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.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Tuesday, 5 November, 2019
Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Wednesday, 30 October, 2019

In this video, Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie explains what she would like policy makers to take from her research.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Wednesday, 30 October, 2019

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.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Monday, 28 October, 2019

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.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Monday, 28 October, 2019

Dr. Meredith Crowley is a member of the US-China Trade Policy Working Group.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Monday, 28 October, 2019

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd has been awarded a grant by the Teaching, Learning & Innovation Fund. Dr.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Sunday, 27 October, 2019

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, th

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Saturday, 26 October, 2019
Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Monday, 21 October, 2019

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.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Thursday, 17 October, 2019

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.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Monday, 14 October, 2019

Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie will give the Thought Experiment Lecture at the Cabinet Office on Friday 18 October.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Friday, 11 October, 2019

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.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Thursday, 10 October, 2019

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 leavin

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Tuesday, 8 October, 2019

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).

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Tuesday, 1 October, 2019

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.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Tuesday, 24 September, 2019

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.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Monday, 23 September, 2019

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.

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Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Tuesday, 10 September, 2019

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".

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Wednesday, 4 September, 2019

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.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Tuesday, 27 August, 2019

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.

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Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Wednesday, 14 August, 2019

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.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Friday, 9 August, 2019

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.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Thursday, 11 July, 2019

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

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Monday, 24 June, 2019

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 "

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Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Thursday, 20 June, 2019

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.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Wednesday, 19 June, 2019

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.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Monday, 17 June, 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.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Thursday, 6 June, 2019

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.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Wednesday, 5 June, 2019

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.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Wednesday, 29 May, 2019

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.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Monday, 27 May, 2019

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".

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Monday, 27 May, 2019

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.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Tuesday, 14 May, 2019

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?".

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Monday, 13 May, 2019

Professor Partha Dasgupta's research into biodiversity for the UN has been quoted by an article in the Guardian newspaper.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Monday, 13 May, 2019

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.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Tuesday, 7 May, 2019

Dr. Meredith Crowley gave four interviews about the US-China trade dispute and negotiations.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Tuesday, 7 May, 2019

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.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Wednesday, 1 May, 2019

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.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Thursday, 25 April, 2019

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.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Tuesday, 23 April, 2019

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.

See the link below for the full programme.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Monday, 15 April, 2019

Oliver Exton (PhD student) will present his research on "Brexit uncertainty", at the Royal Economic Society Annual Conference on Wednesday 17th April 2019.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Friday, 12 April, 2019

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.

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Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Monday, 8 April, 2019

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.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Thursday, 21 March, 2019

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.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Tuesday, 19 March, 2019

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.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Wednesday, 13 March, 2019

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.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Tuesday, 26 February, 2019

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.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Sunday, 17 February, 2019

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.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Saturday, 16 February, 2019

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.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Friday, 15 February, 2019

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.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Wednesday, 13 February, 2019

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.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Monday, 11 February, 2019

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.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Wednesday, 6 February, 2019

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

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Tuesday, 29 January, 2019

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.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Friday, 25 January, 2019

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.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Monday, 21 January, 2019

Dr. Meredith Crowley gave three interviews about her Cambridge Working Papers in Economics research paper "Renegotiation of Trade Agreements and Firm Exporting Decisions: Evidence form the Impact of Brexit on UK Exports" (joint with Oliver Exton and Lu Han).

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Monday, 14 January, 2019

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.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Friday, 11 January, 2019

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.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Friday, 11 January, 2019

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.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Wednesday, 9 January, 2019

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"

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Friday, 4 January, 2019

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?

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Thursday, 3 January, 2019

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'.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Tuesday, 1 January, 2019

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

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