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Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Thursday, 1 December, 2022

Congratulations to distinguished alumna Simona Paravani-Mellinghoff who has received an award from Investment Week magazine, which was delighted to honour the winners of the Women in Investment Awards 2022.

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, 18 November, 2022

The Faculty’s Assistant Professor Alexander Rodnyansky has recently been interviewed on CNN from Kyiv, on the economics of electricity generation.

He has explained that Ukraine went from exporting electricity to the EU prior to the war, to not being able to supply enough of it to their own people now.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Monday, 7 November, 2022

The Faculty's Victoria Bateman takes part in a new BBC Radio 4 economics series on “Understand: the economy”, presented by Tim Harford.

She details the history of everything from inflation, to interest and mortgage rates, plus economic growth and GDP.

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 Friday, 7 October, 2022

One of our most famous alumni was Sylvia Ostry (Girton College). She earned a PhD in economics from the University of Cambridge and was appointed Canada's first and only female chief statistician in 1972.

Statistics Canada celebrates the 50th anniversary of Sylvia Ostry's appointment as chief statistician with a podcast about her life.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Tuesday, 4 October, 2022

Dr Alexander Rodnyansky from the Faculty of Economics has been extensively quoted in the UK’s Guardian Newspaper about the cost of rebuilding Ukraine.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Monday, 3 October, 2022

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's Entrepreneurship Lab has been awarded a generous gift of £1.5 million from David Sainsbury and the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, to expand their activities.

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 Monday, 8 August, 2022

Gabriella Santangelo, a Lecturer at the Faculty of Economics and Fellow of St John's College, has had a human capital paper published in the American Economic Review, on the Human Side of Structural Transformation. It notes that nearly half of the global decline in agricultural employment was driven by new cohorts entering the labour market.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Wednesday, 13 July, 2022

The e-book, “The Economics of Brexit: What Have We Learned?”, which Prof. Meredith Crowley provided a chapter for, has been quoted in a New York Times article about Boris Johnson's prime ministerial legacy.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Monday, 11 July, 2022

Dr. Christopher Rauh and Laëtitia Renée (Université de Montréal) have published an article for VOXeu that uses unsupervised machine learning to measure parenting styles applied to a panel of Canadian children from age five months to just over two years.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Wednesday, 8 June, 2022

The Faculty's Prof. Chryssi Giannitsarou has sent out a survey in Qualtrics Cambridge for her ongoing research project on Covid-19 and academic productivity in economics research. Please do respond if you receive an invite.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Tuesday, 7 June, 2022

Watch the video of the "Decentralized Finance and ESG: Better or Worse?" Panel event, featuring Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., Annette L. Nazareth, Lin Peng and Wei Xiong.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Monday, 6 June, 2022

Professor Meredith Crowley discusses US tariffs on UK steel replaced by quotas on the BBC TV News World Business Outlook.

She says it is a "welcome sign that the relationship is warming" but not a first step towards a UK-US trade agreement. Prof Crowley's interview starts at 4min15.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Wednesday, 25 May, 2022

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.

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.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Monday, 23 May, 2022

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

In this project they propose a framework to tackle conflict prevention. A key challenge of conflict forecasting for prevention is that outbreaks of conflict in previously peaceful countries are rare events and therefore hard to predict.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Tuesday, 10 May, 2022

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.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Tuesday, 10 May, 2022

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 and John Spray, Supply Chain Bottlenecks in a Pandemic. Which uses economic models to test networks’ robustness to external shocks or attacks

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Friday, 29 April, 2022

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.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Thursday, 28 April, 2022

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'.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Thursday, 7 April, 2022

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

In the Conversations with Sebastian Galiani: Episode XLV, Dr Toxvaerd spoke about his research into Economy and Epidemiology, Vaccine markets and contagious diseases.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Thursday, 31 March, 2022

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

The article says that the 19-year-old economics student from the has become the youngest person to ever win the National Poetry Competition.

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

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.

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 Tuesday, 1 March, 2022

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

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 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 Thursday, 10 February, 2022

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

Prof. Cavalcanti is quoted in an article by the Chile newspaper Diario Financiero about ‘the Cambridge difference’ in teaching economics. 

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Wednesday, 26 January, 2022

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

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Wednesday, 26 January, 2022

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.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Thursday, 20 January, 2022

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. The paper, joint with Patrycja Klusak, Matthew Agarwala, Matt Burke, and Moritz Kraemer, uses AI to put science, economics, and materiality at the heart of climate finance.

Media Mentions & Appearances | Published on Friday, 14 January, 2022

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

The article looks at how Boris Johnson’s decision to ride out the Omicron wave of Covid-19 is effecting the UK business and the economy and how both are recovering post-pandemic.

Keywords: COVID-19UK Economy