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Peter Bossaerts Awarded Leverhulme International Professorship

Peter Bossaerts Awarded Leverhulme International Professorship  

Professor Peter Bossaerts has been awarded the Leverhulme International Professorship at the University of Cambridge Faculty of Economics.

Published on - Monday 17th May 2021

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Neuroeconomics

Decision Neuroscience

Financial Markets

Computer Science


University Admissions could do with a Matchmaker

University Admissions could do with a Matchmaker 

Dr Aytek Erdil has proposed a major shake-up of the university admissions system in the UK. The key to his Post-Qualification Admissions model is to have UCAS act as a ‘matchmaker’, using the Gale-Shapley algorithm.

Published on - Friday 14th May 2021

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Admissions

University

Student Admissions

Teaching


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


New Keynes Fund PhD Students Small Awards Scheme

New Keynes Fund PhD Students Small Awards Scheme 

The Keynes Fund at the Faculty of Economics has appended another funding stream for PhD students to apply for small grants outside the main funding process.

Published on - Wednesday 12th May 2021

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Keynes

Applied Economics

Awards

PhD


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


The Gender Gap in Mental Health Widened by Lockdowns

The Gender Gap in Mental Health Widened by Lockdowns 

Women, the young, and the less educated have borne the brunt of mental health issues resulting from lockdowns, which has often exacerbated job and earnings losses, according to research by Dr Christopher Rauh

Published on - Friday 30th April 2021

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COVID-19

Lockdown

Gender Gap

Mental Health


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


Behavioural Responses to the Vaccine Rollout

Behavioural Responses to the Vaccine Rollout 

Now that the Covid vaccine rollout is in full swing, changes to our behaviour are starting to emerge. New research by Dr Toxvaerd shows how these changes are impacting how many people act in public.

Published on - Tuesday 27th April 2021

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COVID-19

Vaccines

Behavioral Responses

Policy Responses


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


Oliver Linton Elected Society for Financial Econometrics President

Oliver Linton Elected Society for Financial Econometrics President 

The Society for Financial Econometrics is a global network of academics and practitioners dedicated to sharing research and ideas in the fast growing field of financial econometrics.

Published on - Tuesday 6th April 2021

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Finance

Econometrics

Models

Methods


New Gift to Promote Study of Egalitarian Capitalism

New Gift to Promote Study of Egalitarian Capitalism 

A gift from Gavin Oldham (Trinity 1968), Chair and CEO of Share PLC, will fund a new programme of research to study egalitarian capitalism at the University of Cambridge.

Published on - Monday 29th March 2021

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Capitalism

Inequality

Economic Theory


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


Predicting When Conflict Breaks Out: A Hard Problem

Predicting When Conflict Breaks Out: A Hard Problem 

Dr Christopher Rauh is proposing a new model for forecasting conflict, which could predict when outbreaks of violence might escalate and spill into armed conflict.

Published on - Thursday 25th March 2021

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Conflict

Prediction

Models

Risk Estimation


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


The Keynes Fund: Research into an Inefficient Market

The Keynes Fund: Research into an Inefficient Market 

Dr Toke Aidt explains how the Keynes Fund operates. It has been responsible for supporting many researchers who have provided fascinating insights into economics and the way markets work.

Published on - Wednesday 24th March 2021

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Keynes

Applied Economics

Market Allocations

Inefficiencies


Why Communications Should be Transparent

Why Communications Should be Transparent 

Dr Petra Geraats outlines her work on a new code for transparency, in a call for openness published by the International Monetary Fund.

Published on - Tuesday 23rd March 2021

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Central Banks

Transparency

Monetary Policy

Women in Economics


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


Smart Sovereign Credit Ratings Suggest Global Warming Downgrades

Smart Sovereign Credit Ratings Suggest Global Warming Downgrades 

The first sovereign credit rating to directly include climate science shows that many national economies can expect downgrades to occur within a decade unless action is taken to reduce emissions.

Published on - Thursday 18th 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


How Supply Chain Disruptions Led to a Wide Economic Impact of 2011 Japan Earthquake

How Supply Chain Disruptions Led to a Wide Economic Impact of 2011 Japan Earthquake  

Supply chains can render localized environmental disasters into a much larger economy-wide downturn, according to Professor Carvalho at the Faculty of Economics.

Published on - Monday 15th March 2021

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Supply Chains

Environment

Economic Downturn

Natural Disasters


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


Professor Lucia Reisch appointed to El-Erian Professorship

Professor Lucia Reisch appointed to El-Erian Professorship 

The Faculty of Economics is delighted to announce that Professor Lucia A. Reisch, Dr. oec., has been appointed to the El Erian Professor of Behavioural Economics and Policy.

Published on - Monday 8th March 2021

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Appointments

El Erian Professor

Behavioural Economics

Policy


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


Social Distancing: Does Voluntary or Mandated Distancing have more Economic Impact?

Social Distancing: Does Voluntary or Mandated Distancing have more Economic Impact? 

New research by Professor Giancarlo Corsetti questions the assumption that voluntary social distancing has less economic impact than mandated social distancing in the current pandemic.

Published on - Monday 1st March 2021

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COVID-19

Social Distancing

Recession

Infectious Diseases


Complex Interactions Between Parents and Children Summarised

Complex Interactions Between Parents and Children Summarised 

Whether a child is brought up by active or laid back parents can have a significant impact on their personality in later life, according to new research by Dr Christopher Rauh.

Published on - Monday 22nd February 2021

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Parenting

Human Capital

Inequalities

Machine Learning


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


Venture Capital in the 21st Century

Venture Capital in the 21st Century 

Dr William H Janeway, an affiliated member of the Faculty of Economics, has launched a new video series that explores economic growth and development through technological innovation.

Published on - Monday 15th February 2021

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Capitalism

Economic Growth

Technology

Venture Capital


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


Gendered Economic Impact of Coronavirus

Gendered Economic Impact of Coronavirus 

A new report on the gendered economic impact of the current coronvirus pandemic features Dr Christopher Rauh. It says the government risks turning the clock back on gender equality.

Published on - Tuesday 9th February 2021

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COVID-19

Gender

Inequalities

Labour Market


Dr Sriya Iyer Appointed Keynes Fund Deputy Director

Dr Sriya Iyer Appointed Keynes Fund Deputy Director 

Dr Sriya Iyer has been appointed Deputy Director of the Keynes Fund, which promotes quality research in economics and finance at the University of Cambridge.

Published on - Monday 8th February 2021

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Keynes

Appointments

Market Allocations

Inefficiencies


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

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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


Call to Transform Economics to Halt Natural World Destruction

Call to Transform Economics to Halt Natural World Destruction 

Nations will have to rethink economic growth as a measure of success if they want to make good on pledges to halt the destruction of the natural world, according to a report co-authored by Prof Dasgupta.

Published on - Tuesday 2nd February 2021

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Biodiversity

Climate Change

Environment

Economic Growth


Eurozone Shocks Impact Outside the Eurozone

Eurozone Shocks Impact Outside the Eurozone 

New research by Professor Giancarlo Corsetti suggests that monetary and economic shocks in the Eurozone have a significant impact in neighbouring countries outside the zone. But this impact is no different in countries which peg their currency to the euro, than in countries with a flexible exchange rate, such as the UK.

Published on - Monday 1st February 2021

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Eurozone

Exchange Rates

Shocks

Monetary


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

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Brexit

Trade

Farming

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


Keynes Fund 18th Call for Projects

Keynes Fund 18th Call for Projects 

The Keynes Fund has announced it's 18th Call for Projects. The deadline for project proposals is 26th March 2021. Please see the Keynes Fund site for the criteria and details of the project applications process.

Published on - Monday 1st February 2021

Tags:

Keynes

Applied Economics

Inefficiencies

Market Allocations


Tensions Over EU Vaccine Distribution Threaten to Boil Over

Tensions Over EU Vaccine Distribution Threaten to Boil Over 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed for BBC World Service's Marketplace Morning Report programme, where he spoke about the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to the European Union. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 28th January 2021

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COVID-19

EU

Vaccines

Epidemiology


Rebuilding a Resilient Britain: Trade and Aid

Rebuilding a Resilient Britain: Trade and Aid 

Dr Meredith Crowley has contributed to a report for the Government Office for Science on Rebuilding a Resilient Britain: Trade and Aid. Dr Crowley was part of a working group which produced the report, identifying existing evidence, and gaps in the evidence base.

Published on - Tuesday 26th January 2021

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COVID-19

Trade

UK

Women in Economics


US GDP Drop Following Paris Accord is at Most 0.6%

US GDP Drop Following Paris Accord is at Most 0.6% 

The United States plans to rejoin the Paris climate accord. Faculty academics have examined what this means for the US economy & GDP. They suggest a carbon tax of 32.3% is needed for US to achieve its original Paris pledge, which might cause US GDP to fall up to 0.6%.

Published on - Friday 22nd January 2021

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Climate Change

US

Policy

GDP


Policy Panel - The Monetary-Fiscal Policy Mix Strikes Back

Policy Panel - The Monetary-Fiscal Policy Mix Strikes Back 

Prof. Giancarlo Corsetti is to speak at a policy panel on the 2020 Geneva report. The panel will discuss the contribution of the mix policy mix to the stabilisation of tail events and disruptive crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 19th January 2021

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COVID-19

Monetary Policy

Fiscal Policy

Global Economy


Europe Walks a Tightrope as it Waits for Virus Immunity to Take Hold

Europe Walks a Tightrope as it Waits for Virus Immunity to Take Hold 

As many countries are starting to vacinate against Covid, Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd explains that it becomes all the more important for people to avoid contracting coronavirus as vaccination picks up. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 18th January 2021

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COVID-19

Europe

Immunity

Epidemiology


Launch of the Geneva Report on the World Economy

Launch of the Geneva Report on the World Economy 

Prof. Giancarlo Corsetti is one of the speakers at the launch of the Geneva Report on the World Economy, which he recently co-authored. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 12th January 2021

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COVID-19

Monetary Policy

Fiscal Policy

Global Economy


Social Distancing: Two Extensions of the Standard Model Research Seminar

Social Distancing: Two Extensions of the Standard Model Research Seminar 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd gave a talk about his research into "Social Distancing: Two Extensions of the Standard Model" as part of the Adam Smith's Panmure House research seminar series. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 12th January 2021

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COVID-19

Social Distancing

Epidemiology

Models


Report: Contribution to Strategy Review of European Central Bank

Report: Contribution to Strategy Review of European Central Bank 

Dr. Petra Geraats's contribution to the strategy review of the European Central Bank (ECB) has been published in a report by the Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability (IMFS) in Frankfurt. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 6th January 2021

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Central Banks

Transparency

Monetary Policy

Women in Economics


2020 Geneva Report Quoted

2020 Geneva Report Quoted 

A report co-authored by Prof. Giancarlo Corsetti from the Faculty of Economics has been mentioned by Reuters. The 2020 Geneva Report looks at macroeconomic and financial instability and disruptive crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 16th December 2020

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COVID-19

Monetary Policy

Fiscal Policy

Global Economy


Brexit - As Consumers, Britons have the Most to Lose

Brexit - As Consumers, Britons have the Most to Lose 

Dr. Meredith Crowley was interviewed about Brexit and it's effect on the UK economy, by the daily French newspaper La Croix. Dr Crowley answered questions on the proposed post-Brexit trade deals that Prime Minister Boris Johnson is negotiating with countries such as Japan, China and the US.

Published on - Tuesday 15th December 2020

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Brexit

Trade

UK

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


Geneva Report: Fiscal Policies Must Work Together

Geneva Report: Fiscal Policies Must Work Together 

The 2020 Geneva Report has been published. Co-authored by Professor Giancarlo Corsetti from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Cambridge, the 23rd report looks at macroeconomic and financial instability and disruptive crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published on - Tuesday 15th December 2020

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COVID-19

Monetary Policy

Fiscal Policy

Global Economy


Global Perspectives: Challenges for the 21st Century Entrepreneur

Global Perspectives: Challenges for the 21st Century Entrepreneur 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes discussed the economic consequences of COVID-19 and the implications for entrepreneurs, at the King's College special ‘Global Perspectives’ webinar. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 15th December 2020

Tags:

COVID-19

Global Economics

Global Perspectives

Entrepreneurs


The Faculty Addresses Brexit, post-COVID Challenges and Diversity

The Faculty Addresses Brexit, post-COVID Challenges and Diversity 

As incoming chair of the Faculty of Economics Professor Leonardo Felli has faced unprecedented challenges, and his first year would be unusual year in every possible way.

Published on - Monday 14th December 2020

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COVID-19

Brexit

Diversity

Social Distancing


Testing Times: Assessments and Teaching in the Time of COVID-19

Testing Times: Assessments and Teaching in the Time of COVID-19  

2020 has been a year like no other. Lectures are being delivered remotely, Zoom has become a familiar fixture in supervisions, and the most recent round of gruelling Economics Tripos examinations was held online. Dr. Aytek Erdil, Director of Teaching, looks back on tough calls and thoughtful adaptations made by the Faculty as the Covid-19 crisis unfolded.

Published on - Monday 14th December 2020

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COVID-19

Teaching

Assessment


Biodiversity and Ecosystems

Biodiversity and Ecosystems 

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta gave an interview to the House of Commons, Environment Audit Committee about the findings of his forthcoming independent report into the Economics of Biodiversity. Professor Dasgupta's report will be published early in 2021. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 14th December 2020

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Biodiversity

Climate Change

Environment


Professor Carvalho Awarded European Research Council Funding

Professor Carvalho Awarded European Research Council Funding  

Professor Vasco Carvalho has won a consolidator grant from the European Research Council, Europe’s premiere funding organisation for frontier research.

Published on - Monday 14th December 2020

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Macronets

Supply Chain

Macroeconomics

Macroeconomics


Did the Office for National Statistics Really Produce ‘False Data’ on Coronavirus Infections?

Did the Office for National Statistics Really Produce ‘False Data’ on Coronavirus Infections? 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was quoted in The Independent newspaper. The article looks at the suggestion that data revisions on new coronavirus cases by the official statistics body indicate that the UK might have gone into lockdown in November unnecessarily.

Published on - Thursday 10th December 2020

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COVID-19

Lockdown

Policy

Public Health


Good Health Policy Is Good Economic Policy

Good Health Policy Is Good Economic Policy 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd has published a new blog for ProMarket (the online publication for The Stigler Center, University of Chicago Booth). Dr Toxvaerd's article "Managing the Covid-19 Pandemic: Good Health Policy Is Good Economic Policy" looks at the unavoidable link between health protection and wealth creation when choosing a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published on - Wednesday 9th December 2020

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COVID-19

Health

Economic Growth

Policy


How Do Countries Effectively Come Out of Lockdown?

How Do Countries Effectively Come Out of Lockdown? 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed by China Central Television where he spoke about the Chinese Health Codes and how other countries are realising that to effectively come out of lockdown, there must be an effective method of tracing contacts of the virus. Further more an electronic tracking method is a must-have for home isolation and travel.

Published on - Wednesday 9th December 2020

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COVID-19

China

Lockdown

Health Codes


Cost & Benefit of Buying COVID-19 Vaccine

Cost & Benefit of Buying COVID-19 Vaccine 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes was interviewed by Iranian newspaper, Donya-e Eqtesad, about the implications of COVID-19 for the Iranian economy and the difficulty for Iran to obtain a potential vaccine due to sanctions imposed on the country by US President Donald Trump. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 7th December 2020

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COVID-19

Vaccine

Iran

Global Economy


What COVID-19 Shows is That the Global Economy is Not Very Resilient

What COVID-19 Shows is That the Global Economy is Not Very Resilient 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes was interviewed by the Times of India about his recent study on the economic consequences of Covid-19. Dr Mohaddes spoke about the direct and indirect effects of this, within the interconnected global economy and how climate change could also be hit severely by it. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 4th December 2020

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COVID-19

Global Economy

Climate Change

India


No Country ‘immune’ to COVID-19 Economic Shock

No Country ‘immune’ to COVID-19 Economic Shock 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's research "A Counterfactual Economic Analysis of Covid-19 Using a Threshold Augmented Multi-Country Model" has been featured in an article for the University of Cambridge Research News. Dr Mohaddes suggests a lengthy global recession looms as a result of COVID-19, with no country "immune". However, economies such as China will fare better than much of the West. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 3rd December 2020

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COVID-19

Global Economy

Recession

China


Government Won’t Say How Much Tiered Restrictions Will Cost Economy

Government Won’t Say How Much Tiered Restrictions Will Cost Economy 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed for the Channel 4 News website, where he commented that the key difficulty in analysing the effects of the lockdown is to assess what would happen with the disease and the economy in the absence of restrictions.

Published on - Wednesday 2nd December 2020

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COVID-19

Economic Impact

Policy

Tier System


Government Paper Offers no Assessment of Economic Impact of Tier Restrictions

Government Paper Offers no Assessment of Economic Impact of Tier Restrictions 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was quoted in the Independent article "Government Paper Offers no Assessment of Economic Impact of Tier Restrictions". Dr Toxvaerd says the government's COVID analysis falls well short of a full impact study and will be of limited use to justify either lockdown2 or a return to a tiered system of regional restrictions.

Published on - Tuesday 1st December 2020

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COVID-19

Economic Impact

Policy

Tier System


European Economic Review Editorial Board

European Economic Review Editorial Board 

Dr. Chryssi Giannitsarou has joined the European Economic Review Journal Editorial Board. Dr Giannitsarou has agreed to be an Associate Editor for the journal, with immediate effect.

Published on - Friday 27th November 2020

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Europe

Journal

Editorial Board

Women in Economics


Economics and the Epidemic: Models, Behaviour and Policy

Economics and the Epidemic: Models, Behaviour and Policy 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd gave a virtual talk for Clare College on Tuesday 24 November 2020. His talk was on "Economics and the Epidemic: Models, Behaviour and Policy", which looked at how economists think about disease control and contrast it with the traditional approach adopted in epidemiology and public health. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 26th November 2020

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COVID-19

Epidemiology

Policy

Public Health


The Global Economic Consequences of COVID-19: A Multi-Country Analysis

The Global Economic Consequences of COVID-19: A Multi-Country Analysis 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes was a panellists at the World Council of Credit Union's Global Financial Symposium on the The Economic Impacts of Covid-19 on Credit Unions. Dr Kamiar Mohaddes presented his recent study entitled "A Counterfactual Economic Analysis of COVID-19 Using a Threshold Augmented Multi-Country Model" (joint with Alexander Chudik, M. Hashem Pesaran, Mehdi Raissi, and Alessandro Rebucci). Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 26th November 2020

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COVID-19

Global Economy

Financial Economics


Managing COVID-19 Vaccines Rationally

Managing COVID-19 Vaccines Rationally 

Flavio Toxvaerd and Miltos Makris (University of Kent) have published an article for VOXeu titled "Vaccines against COVID-19 are on the horizon; now is the time to manage the transition rationally". This column examines how the prospect of a vaccine alters individuals’ incentives to self-protect and how the social planner would prefer the individual to behave, between now and the arrival of the vaccine.

Published on - Tuesday 24th November 2020

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COVID-19

Social Distancing

Policy

Vaccines


Impact of a COVID Vaccine: Why we can’t cash in early

Impact of a COVID Vaccine: Why we can’t cash in early 

New research by Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd indicates when a Covid vaccine starts to become available to the public, it will change our behaviour, and people may have a strong incentives to increase social distancing.

Published on - Tuesday 24th November 2020


Economic Consequences of Covid-19 - Iran and Global

Economic Consequences of Covid-19 - Iran and Global 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes was interviewed for the Iranian newspaper, Donya-e-Eqtesad. The article looks at the impact of Covid-19 on the Iranian economy as well as the global economy. Dr Mohaddes's research into the economic consequences of Covid-19 (joint with Alexander Chudik (Dallas Fed), Hashem Pesaran (USC), Mehdi Raissi (International Monetary Fund), and Alessandro Rebucci (JHU)) was also featured as the front cover story on Iran's major weekly magazine, Tejarat-e-Farda. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 23rd November 2020

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COVID-19

Recession

Iran

Global Economy


Economics and the Epidemic

Economics and the Epidemic 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd will give a virtual talk for Clare College about "Economics and the Epidemic: Models, Behaviour and Policy", on Tuesday 24 November 2020 at 6.00pm. His talk will look at how economists think about disease control and contrast it with the traditional approach adopted in epidemiology and public health. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 19th November 2020

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COVID-19

Epidemiology

Policy

Public Health


Costs and Benefits of Circuit Breakers and Lockdowns

Costs and Benefits of Circuit Breakers and Lockdowns 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed on BBC Radio Ulster for their weekly business and economy round up. Dr. Toxvaerd discussed the costs and benefits on the economy, of using circuit breakers and lockdowns to combat the spread of COVID-19. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 16th November 2020

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COVID-19

Lockdown

Economic Cost

Infectious Disease


Climate Change and the Economics of Biodiversity

Climate Change and the Economics of Biodiversity 

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta was among the panel of leading scientists, academics, businesspeople and activists for the BBC World Service - World Questions programme. The panel discussed the environment and what we can do to help it. Professor Dasgupta's interim report of his independent global review on the Economics of Biodiversity was published by the HM Treasury in April 2020. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 16th November 2020

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Biodiversity

Climate Change

Environment


Bristol Festival of Economics Ideas - Why Diversifying and Decolonising Economics Matters to Everyone

Bristol Festival of Economics Ideas - Why Diversifying and Decolonising Economics Matters to Everyone 

Dr Carolina Alves is curating two panels at the Bristol Festival of Economics Ideas. One on how the discipline of economics has been challenged about its Eurocentric nature. And a second on the extent to which the project of economic development has its basis in colonial power structures. See the event pages "Why Diversifying and Decolonising Economics Matters to Everyone" and "Decolonising Economics: What does it mean and how is it done?" for details.

Published on - Monday 16th November 2020

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Decolonising Economics

Economic Development

Women in Economics


The Freeport Con

The Freeport Con 

Dr. Meredith Crowley was quoted in the New Statesman article "The Freeport Con", which looks at the setting up of freeports as a post-Brexit trade policy. The UK government is championing these free economic zones, but experts are not convinced they will work.

Published on - Thursday 12th November 2020

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Freeports

Brexit

Trade

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


Curbing the Covid-19 Pandemic to Save the Economy

Curbing the Covid-19 Pandemic to Save the Economy 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd is one of the economists featured in the Wall Street Journal article "Research Ties Curbing the Covid-19 Pandemic to Saving the Economy", which looks at the economists currently working on the economics of the pandemic and how the academic discipline combining economics and epidemiology is attracting new specialists.

Published on - Thursday 12th November 2020

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COVID-19

Epidemiology

Economic Impact

Infectious Disease


Costs and Benefits of Suppressing COVID-19

Costs and Benefits of Suppressing COVID-19 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed on BBC Scotland's Drivetime programme, where he talked about the costs and benefits of suppressing COVID-19 and made the point that perhaps rather than looking at the negative impact caused by the UK's second lockdown, we should be looking at it as an investment in the future. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 11th November 2020

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COVID-19

Lockdown

Economic Cost

Infectious Disease


How High is US-UK Trade on Joe Biden's Agenda?

How High is US-UK Trade on Joe Biden's Agenda? 

Dr. Meredith Crowley gave a pre-recorded interview to Victoria Craig for the Marketplace Morning Report podcast. In the interview, Dr. Crowley talks about what a Joe Biden administration means for future UK-US trade relations and for Brexit. The Marketplace Morning Report is a BBC programme that broadcasts in the US on National Public Radio. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 10th November 2020

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US Election

Trade

Brexit

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


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