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The costs of climate change are getting lost on Capitol Hill

The costs of climate change are getting lost on Capitol Hill 

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

Published on - Wednesday 20th October 2021

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Climate Change

Economic Growth

Macroeconomics


New Faculty Director of Research

New Faculty Director of Research 

Professor Peng’s diverse research interest covers the area of social networks, behavioural finance, ESG, and corporate governance. Her research has been published in leading economics and finance journals. Currently she is the Krell Chair Professor in Finance at Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, City University of New York.

Published on - Monday 18th October 2021

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Social Networks

Behavioural Finance

ESG

Corporate Governance


New Janeway Institute to transform economic research

New Janeway Institute to transform economic research 

Disseminating research at the frontier of economics is just one of the roles of a new research institute which will shape young minds and transform economic research. The new Weslie and William Janeway Institute for Economics is to launch on October the 19th.

Published on - Wednesday 13th October 2021

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Climate Change

Digital Economy

Epidemics

Gender


Dispersion in Financing Costs and Development

Dispersion in Financing Costs and Development 

Professor Tiago Cavalcanti was a plenary speaker for the IV Workshop of the Spanish Macroeconomics Network, in Alicante (Spain). Read More>>

Published on - Monday 11th October 2021

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Macroeconomics

Financing Costs

Development


Cambridge Journal of Economics - Call for Papers

Cambridge Journal of Economics - Call for Papers 

Dr Carolina Alves will be editing a special issue in the in the Cambridge Journal of Economics along with Jan Toporowski (SOAS, University of London) and internal editors Sue Konzelmann (Birkbeck, University of London) and Alan Shipman (The Open University). The special issue aims to discuss how Joan Robinson’s writings have influenced economics and continued to advance it in the 21st Century. Deadline for submitting papers via CJE refereeing process is 30 April 2022.

Published on - Monday 11th October 2021

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Joan Robinson

Imperfect Competition

Theory of Employment

Employment


New podcast with Dr Toxvaerd on economics and public health

New podcast with Dr Toxvaerd on economics and public health 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd explains how economics can be used to inform public health policy in a new podcast recorded by the London School of Economics. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 4th October 2021

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Epidemiology

Policy

Vaccines


Economic Contributions to Infection Control

Economic Contributions to Infection Control 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd has written an introduction for a special edition of National Institute Economic Review, dedicated to Economic Contributions to Infection Control. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 1st October 2021

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Economic Impact

Infection Control

Policy


Stranger danger: are we more Covid-safe around friends and family?

Stranger danger: are we more Covid-safe around friends and family? 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd has published a new Economics Observatory article which looks at, post COVID-19, how our attitudes have changed towards spending time with people we don't know as opposed to our close family and friends. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 29th September 2021

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Family

Safety

Vaccines


A Climate Reckoning Is Coming for the World’s Government Debt

A Climate Reckoning Is Coming for the World’s Government Debt 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's paper on climate change and sovereign credit ratings, has been quoted in an article for Bloomberg News. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 23rd September 2021

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Climate Change

Credit Rating

Credit Risk

Policy


Why rich countries are reluctant to part with surplus vaccine in favour of the poor

Why rich countries are reluctant to part with surplus vaccine in favour of the poor 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was quoted in an article for the daily Russian newspaper Izvestia, that looks at the inequality of the worldwide distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 23rd September 2021

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Surplus

Vaccines


Religious Composition of India

Religious Composition of India 

Dr. Sriya Iyer has given expert advice to a new Pew Research Center report saying all religious groups in India show major declines in fertility rates, limiting change in the country’s religious composition over time. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 22nd September 2021

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Fertility

India

Religion

Women in Economics


Covid-19 Vaccinations Boost the Global Economy, but May Not Cure It Alone

Covid-19 Vaccinations Boost the Global Economy, but May Not Cure It Alone 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed for The Wall Street Journal on how the vaccine roll out and Delta variant are effecting the global recovery. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 20th September 2021

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Delta

Growth

Vaccines


The value of sick pay: older workers & women often get less

The value of sick pay: older workers & women often get less 

Women and older workers are less likely to have access to employer-provided sick pay, according to Dr Christopher Rauh, from the Covid Inequality Project. The research has also found that workers in jobs that cannot be done from home are particularly unlikely to have sick pay.

Published on - Thursday 9th September 2021

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Age

Gender

Workers


Sir Partha Dasgupta awarded Kew International Medal

Sir Partha Dasgupta awarded Kew International Medal 

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta awarded Kew International Medal for work to protect nature and stop biodiversity loss. The Economist was selected by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to receive the prestigious award following his ground-breaking report The Economics of Biodiversity.

Published on - Wednesday 8th September 2021

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Biodiversity

Climate Change

Environment

Awards


UK’s cut to overseas family planning aid ‘very disappointing’

UK’s cut to overseas family planning aid ‘very disappointing’ 

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta is quoted regarding his review into the “economics of biodiversity”. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 7th September 2021

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Biodiversity

Climate Change

Environment

Aid


Is marriage for white people? The US racial marriage divide

Is marriage for white people? The US racial marriage divide 

Are higher rates of incarceration and unemployment responsible for lower marriage rates among the black population in the US? Christopher Rauh has highlighted the difference in the marriage rates between black and white people in the US.

Published on - Monday 6th September 2021

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Ethnicity

US


Redesigning the UK’s university admissions system

Redesigning the UK’s university admissions system 

In the Economics Observatory, Dr Aytek Erdil argues for a post-qualification admissions system that includes a matching mechanism, with students receiving university offers after they have received their A-levels. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 23rd August 2021

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Admissions

Assessment

Teaching

University


How important is international cooperation in the vaccine rollout?

How important is international cooperation in the vaccine rollout? 

In this Economics Observatory article, Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd explains that international cooperation of vaccine rollout is crucial, and asks how well are we doing? Read More>>

Published on - Friday 20th August 2021

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COVID-19

Policy

Vaccines

International


Does COVID-19 change the value of vaccines?

Does COVID-19 change the value of vaccines? 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd explains in the Economics Observatory, vaccines should be valued higher than treatments, because with communicable diseases they reduce the likelihood of people becoming seriously ill. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 17th August 2021

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Film Dynamics


Effective COVID-19 policy is not only about public health, but also about economics

Effective COVID-19 policy is not only about public health, but also about economics 

The COVID-19 crisis has ostensibly been seen as relating to public health. However, it has also proved to be intertwined with economic and social behaviour, public health policy and economic policy. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 16th August 2021

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COVID-19

Policy

Health

Behaviour


Is gold or green open access the right way forward?

Is gold or green open access the right way forward? 

Publishers have long claimed that gold open access is the only sustainable route for research publishing. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 12th August 2021

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Open Access

Research

Publishers


How do vaccines affect the risks we face and the way we behave?

How do vaccines affect the risks we face and the way we behave? 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd has written a new article for the Economics Observatory that discusses how vaccines affect the way we behave. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 3rd August 2021

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COVID-19

Policy

Vaccines

Behaviour


Professor Jayasri Dutta Obituary

Professor Jayasri Dutta Obituary 

The Faculty of Economics and the University of Cambridge is saddened to announce that a former member of the Faculty, Professor Jayasri Dutta, has passed away at the age of 68.

Published on - Tuesday 3rd August 2021

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Corruption

Keynes

Euro

Public Goods


Will Vaccine Passports Encourage the Young to get Vaccinated?

Will Vaccine Passports Encourage the Young to get Vaccinated? 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was quoted in an article for the i Newspaper, on the effectiveness of giving young people incentives to vaccinate. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 2nd August 2021

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COVID-19

Policy

Vaccines

Pandemics


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

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

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

Published on - Wednesday 28th July 2021

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COVID-19

Policy

Pandemics

Economic Impact


Tracking the Mutant Strain: Forecasting Covid in the UK

Tracking the Mutant Strain: Forecasting Covid in the UK 

Andrew Harvey's main research is on time series, focusing on financial time series and climate change. In March 2020 the first UK lockdown diverted his attention to modelling the spread of epidemics. He began work on COVID-19 with his Corpus Christi colleague, Paul Kattuman. This has resulted in four publications; the most recent came out in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface and the National Institute Economic Review.

Published on - Monday 26th July 2021

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COVID-19

Forecasting

Time Series

Models


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

Is The UK's 'Freedom Day' Too Soon? 

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

Published on - Friday 23rd July 2021

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COVID-19

Restrictions

UK

Restriction Lifting


Economics Undergraduate Wins the Ellen McArthur Prize

Economics Undergraduate Wins the Ellen McArthur Prize 

Natasha May from Emmanuel College has won the prize for best dissertation in Economic History. The selectors judged Natasha’s dissertation on ‘Investment and the Nazi economic recovery’ to be the best contribution to economic history submitted this year.

Published on - Thursday 22nd July 2021

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Awards

Investment

Economic Recovery

Economic History


Academic Gender Gap Widens During Pandemic

Academic Gender Gap Widens During Pandemic 

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

Published on - Wednesday 21st July 2021

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COVID-19

Gender

Inequalities

Women in Economics


European Union Politics Publish MPhil Paper

European Union Politics Publish MPhil Paper 

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

Published on - Monday 19th July 2021

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Euroscepticism

Immigration

Brexit

Political Economics


Racism in Football

Racism in Football 

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

Published on - Friday 16th July 2021

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Implicit Discrimination

Inequality

Italy


Women Economists Under-Represented in UK Academia

Women Economists Under-Represented in UK Academia 

Women are underrepresented at almost every level within the discipline of economics in UK academia, according to a report by the Royal Economics Society co-authored by Dr Victoria Bateman.

Published on - Tuesday 13th July 2021

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Gender

Gender Gap

Inequality

Women in Economics


The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review Launch Speech

The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review Launch Speech 

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

Published on - Tuesday 13th July 2021

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Biodiversity

Climate Change

Environment

Natural Assets


Southern India Leads the Way to Tolerance

Southern India Leads the Way to Tolerance 

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

Published on - Monday 12th July 2021

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Religion

India

Diversity

Women in Economics


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

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

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

Published on - Friday 9th July 2021

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COVID-19

Self-Isolation

Restrictions

UK


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

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

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

Published on - Thursday 8th July 2021

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Climate Change

Credit Rating

Investors

Credit Risk


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

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

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

Published on - Tuesday 6th July 2021

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Climate Change

Macroeconomics

Economic Growth


The VC Effect: The Right Tech at the Right Time?

The VC Effect: The Right Tech at the Right Time? 

William Janeway researches the relationship between venture capital booms and startups. He examines the way they are related to but also distinct from macroeconomic business cycles and stock market fluctuations.

Published on - Monday 5th July 2021

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Venture Capital

Innovation

Startups

Technology


Undergraduate Achievements Topped with Adam Smith Prizes

Undergraduate Achievements Topped with Adam Smith Prizes 

Three Undergraduate students in the Faculty of Economics have been awarded prizes following a superlative exam performance.

Published on - Thursday 1st July 2021

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Awards

Microeconomics

Development

Climate Change


Religion in India: Tolerance and Segregation

Religion in India: Tolerance and Segregation 

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

Published on - Wednesday 30th June 2021

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Religion

India

Development

Women in Economics


The Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning Technology-enabled Learning Prize

The Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning Technology-enabled Learning Prize 

The Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning Technology-enabled Learning Prize has awarded a high commendation to Dr. Toke Aidt, Mr. Oleg Kitov and Dr. Vasileios Kotsidis for mastery-oriented active learning methods to complement traditional lectures. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 30th June 2021

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Awards

Teaching

Learning

Technology


Celebrated Economist Geoff Harcourt at 90

Celebrated Economist Geoff Harcourt at 90 

The famous Cambridge economist & author of Some Cambridge Controversies in the Theory of Capital Professor Geoff Harcourt, is celebrating his 90th Birthday.

Published on - Monday 28th June 2021

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Keynes

Theory of Capital

post-Keynesian

post-Kaleckian


Winner of the Best Student Paper Award

Winner of the Best Student Paper Award 

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

Published on - Monday 21st June 2021

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Awards

Finance

Exchange Rates

Dollar Liquidity


Vasco Carvalho Reflects on the Success of Cambridge-INET

Vasco Carvalho Reflects on the Success of Cambridge-INET 

The Cambridge-INET Institute was created in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis and advances innovative approaches in economics.

Published on - Friday 18th June 2021

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Networks

Transmission Mechanisms

Financial Markets

Information


COVID-19: How the Faculty Researched the Pandemic in Real Time

COVID-19: How the Faculty Researched the Pandemic in Real Time 

Dr Flavio Toxvaerd talks about the importance of the Faculty’s research into the current and future pandemics.

Published on - Thursday 17th June 2021

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COVID-19

Vaccines

Lockdown

Social Distancing


Can Incentives Encourage People to get Vaccinated?

Can Incentives Encourage People to get Vaccinated? 

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

Published on - Wednesday 16th June 2021

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COVID-19

Vaccines

Incentives

Vaccine Hesitancy


Sustainable Earth

Sustainable Earth 

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

Published on - Tuesday 15th June 2021

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Biodiversity

Climate Change

Environment

Agriculture


Competition or Cooperation?

Competition or Cooperation? 

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

Published on - Monday 14th June 2021

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COVID-19

Vaccines

Nationalism

Epidemiology


Planet Needs a World Bank for Natural Assets

Planet Needs a World Bank for Natural Assets 

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

Published on - Thursday 10th June 2021

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Biodiversity

Climate Change

Environment

Natural Assets


Naming Corona Variants after the Greek Alphabet

Naming Corona Variants after the Greek Alphabet 

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

Published on - Tuesday 8th June 2021

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COVID-19

Variants

Stigma

Epidemiology


Should the Government still Ease Restrictions?

Should the Government still Ease Restrictions? 

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

Published on - Monday 7th June 2021

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COVID-19

Vaccines

Restrictions

UK


Britain Fears a 3rd COVID-19 Wave

Britain Fears a 3rd COVID-19 Wave 

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

Published on - Friday 4th June 2021

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COVID-19

Vaccines

Recovery

UK


Rational Epidemic Theory and Game Theoretic Models

Rational Epidemic Theory and Game Theoretic Models 

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

Published on - Thursday 27th May 2021

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COVID-19

Epidemic Theory

Game Theory

Models


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

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

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

Published on - Tuesday 25th May 2021

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COVID-19

Vaccines

Testing

Public


Vaccine Roll Out and Post-Covid-19 Recovery

Vaccine Roll Out and Post-Covid-19 Recovery 

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

Published on - Monday 24th May 2021

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COVID-19

Vaccines

Recovery

Epidemiology


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


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