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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


Cambridge-INET Becomes the Janeway Institute

Cambridge-INET Becomes the Janeway Institute 

The new Janeway Institute at the Faculty of Economics will come into effect from 1st August 2021, and will be funded primarily by a generous gift from Weslie and William Janeway, along with a substantial award from The Keynes Fund. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 27th July 2021


Tracking the Mutant Strain: Forecasting Covid in the UK

Tracking the Mutant Strain: Forecasting Covid in the UK 

A new study co-authored by Andrew Harvey, and published in the National Institute Economic Review, focuses on the growth rate of the daily number of cases, and the new mutant variants of COVID.

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


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


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

Tags:

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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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

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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

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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

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Keynes

Applied Economics

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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

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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

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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

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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


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