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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


Optimistic job applicants driven by pay, not WFH, post-pandemic

Optimistic job applicants driven by pay, not WFH, post-pandemic 

Research by Assistant Professor Christopher Rauh, indicates job seekers are more hopeful than they should be, and are wrong in believing there’s not much to be gained from spending more time hunting for a job.

Published on - Monday 23rd May 2022

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COVID-19

Job Search

Unemployment

Workers


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


Cambridge’s Economics and Econometrics recognised in REF 2021

Cambridge’s Economics and Econometrics recognised in REF 2021 

The results from the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) have highlighted the global impact of the University of Cambridge’s research in the field of economics, with an acknowledgement of the world leading quality of our overall research submission marked by both an increase in GPA, and an increase in the percentage of the submission scored as ‘world leading’.

Published on - Thursday 12th May 2022

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Central Banks

Debt Crises

Environment

Post-Brexit


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


Predicting when and where conflict breaks out

Predicting when and where conflict breaks out 

Funding by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office has allowed development of a new model for forecasting conflict, led by Assistant Professor Christopher Rauh.

Published on - Thursday 5th May 2022

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Conflict

Models

Prediction

Risk Estimation


Economics student wins national poetry competition

Economics student wins national poetry competition 

A University of Cambridge student at the Faculty of Economics has become the youngest person to ever win the National Poetry Competition, organised by The Poetry Society.

Published on - Wednesday 4th May 2022

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Economics

Language

Colonialism

Migration


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


Face Value: the importance for financial analysts

Face Value: the importance for financial analysts 

Professor Peng has applied social psychology and machine learning techniques to study the importance of first impressions about Financial Analysts, and found perceived trustworthiness and dominance improve forecast accuracy.

Published on - Thursday 21st April 2022

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Financial Analysts

Machine Learning

Social Psychology

Forecasting


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


Keynes Lecture 2022 - Is this Time Different? Financial Follies across Centuries

Keynes Lecture 2022 - Is this Time Different? Financial Follies across Centuries 

Professor Hélène Rey (Lord Bagri Professor of Economics at the London Business School) delivered the annual Faculty of Economics Keynes Lecture, focusing on whether it is possible to predict a macroeconomic financial crisis.

Published on - Tuesday 22nd March 2022

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Macroeconomics

Keynes

Economic History

Financial Crisis


The Ukrainian economy: where now for the future?

The Ukrainian economy: where now for the future? 

A University of Cambridge academic at the Faculty of Economics has warned that the impact of the war will be disastrous for the Ukrainian economy, regardless of the outcome.

Published on - Monday 14th March 2022

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Ukraine

Conflict

Economic Growth

Economy


How Indians view gender roles

How Indians view gender roles 

The latest report from the Pew Research Center features expert advice from the Faculty’s Professor Sriya Iyer. It has found traditional gender norms are still prevalent.

Published on - Monday 7th March 2022

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COVID-19

Family

Gender

India


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


Economics Observatory (ECO) – Special Issue on Decolonisation and Economics

Economics Observatory (ECO) – Special Issue on Decolonisation and Economics 

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. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 14th February 2022

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Decolonising Economics

Policy

Public

Women in Economics


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


The value of Universal Basic Income: worth the cost to the economy?

The value of Universal Basic Income: worth the cost to the economy? 

A majority of people would be better off by replacing means-tested transfer programs to aid the poor with a Universal Basic Income, according to the Faculty’s Chris Rauh.

Published on - Monday 31st January 2022

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Basic Income

Employment

Inequalities

Labour Market


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


Evidence of the pandemic on healthcare

Evidence of the pandemic on healthcare 

The faculty’s Dr Christopher Rauh has jointly published new evidence of the long and short term impacts of the pandemic on non-Covid-related healthcare.

Published on - Tuesday 25th January 2022

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COVID-19

Health

NHS

Public Health


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


Professor Geoff Harcourt 1931-2021

Professor Geoff Harcourt 1931-2021 

The Faculty of Economics is saddened to announce world renown economist Geoff Harcourt has passed away at the age of 90.

Published on - Tuesday 7th December 2021


Where now for Economics?

Where now for Economics? 

A fascinating debate to celebrate the launch of the Janeway Institute discussed the future heading of research into economics, and examined the link between financial markets and the real economy.

Published on - Monday 6th December 2021

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Behaviour Economics

Climate Finance

Financial Markets

Policy


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


New £12m research centre for inclusive trade policy

New £12m research centre for inclusive trade policy 

A major new research centre on inclusive trade policy is to launch in early 2022. The Centre for Inclusive Trade Policy aims to be a centre of excellence for innovative trade policy research. It will include Co-Investigator Professor Meredith Crowley from the University of Cambridge Faculty of Economics and Janeway Institute.

Published on - Tuesday 30th November 2021

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COVID-19

Trade

Trade Policy

Trade Wars


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