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Ukraine ‘must revamp labour laws and step up privatisation to fix economy’

Ukraine ‘must revamp labour laws and step up privatisation to fix economy’ 

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

Published on - Tuesday 4th October 2022

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Ukraine

Conflict

Economic Growth

Reforms


Economics Student wins 2022 Edgeworth prize

Economics Student wins 2022 Edgeworth prize 

A student at the Faculty of Economics has been awarded the 2022 Edgeworth prize for the outstanding DPhil thesis in Economics for his thesis titled “Cointegration without unit roots.”

Published on - Tuesday 4th October 2022

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Awards

Cointegration

Time Series

Unit Root


Gift set to expand Entrepreneurship Lab

Gift set to expand Entrepreneurship Lab 

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

Published on - Monday 3rd October 2022

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Awards

Entrepreneurs

Innovation

Business


Faculty student wins Young Economist Award

Faculty student wins Young Economist Award 

Faculty of Economics student, Alastair Langtry, has been awarded the 2022 EEA Young Economist Award, for his paper “Keeping up with ‘The Joneses’: reference dependent choice with social comparisons”.

Published on - Friday 30th September 2022

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Awards

Skilled Workers

Models

Social Comparisons


Economics Student Wins Gladstone Memorial Prize

Economics Student Wins Gladstone Memorial Prize 

Faculty of Economics Undergraduate student, Eu-Wayne Mok (Christ’s College) has been jointly awarded the Gladstone Memorial Prize for his dissertation.

Published on - Monday 26th September 2022

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Awards

Immigration

US

Justice System


A more expansive definition of herd immunity

A more expansive definition of herd immunity 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed for The Deepness, an online dive deep into the world of science. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 22nd September 2022

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COVID-19

Epidemiology

Herd Immunity

Policy


Fighting climate change will help economic growth

Fighting climate change will help economic growth 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's research into long-term macroeconomic effects of climate change, has been featured in an article on the University of Cambridge news site. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 16th August 2022

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Climate Change

Climate Finance

Macroeconomics

Policy


PhD student wins three awards

PhD student wins three awards 

The Faculty's Niklas Schmitz has been commended for his paper that looked at why stock markets react to monetary policy decisions.

Published on - Tuesday 2nd August 2022

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Awards

Recession

Monetary Policy

Macroeconomics


Boris Johnson leaves a mixed legacy with his Brexit gambit

Boris Johnson leaves a mixed legacy with his Brexit gambit 

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

Published on - Wednesday 13th July 2022

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Brexit

Price Impacts

Trade

UK


Using machine learning to study parenting styles

Using machine learning to study parenting styles 

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

Published on - Monday 11th July 2022

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Children

Machine Learning

Models

Parenting


Economics without prices and without games: The Marshall Lecture

Economics without prices and without games: The Marshall Lecture 

Professor Ariel Rubinstein was invited to give the Marshall Lecture for 2022, and brought insights into Game Theory, Experimental Economics and Choice Theory.

Published on - Wednesday 22nd June 2022

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Game Theory

Experimental Economics

Choice Theory

Models


Trickle-down economics: Phillips Machine shows how macroeconomy flows

Trickle-down economics: Phillips Machine shows how macroeconomy flows 

A rare demonstration of the Faculty's Phillips Hydraulic Computer has shown how the analogue computer uses fluidic logic to model the workings of the United Kingdom economy.

Published on - Wednesday 22nd June 2022

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Phillips

Hydraulic Computer

Analogue

Macroeconomics


Dynamic early warning of conflict

Dynamic early warning of conflict 

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office now has access to a forecast and costing model which uses machine learning and newspaper text to predict outbreaks and intensity of internal armed conflict.

Published on - Monday 20th June 2022

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Conflict

Models

Risk Estimation


Four new professors in Economics faculty

Four new professors in Economics faculty 

Four academics at the Faculty of Economics have been promoted to Professor grades at the University of Cambridge.

Published on - Thursday 16th June 2022

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Networks

Promotions


Productivity survey for Project CAPER

Productivity survey for Project CAPER 

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

Published on - Wednesday 8th June 2022

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COVID-19

Gender

Inequalities

Women in Economics


Decentralized Finance and ESG Panel - Video

Decentralized Finance and ESG Panel - Video 

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

Published on - Tuesday 7th June 2022

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ESG

Finance

Capital Markets

Environment


Freedom of City of London for Professor Dasgupta

Freedom of City of London for Professor Dasgupta 

The Faculty's Sir Partha Dasgupta, was commended for his economic research, including the Dasgupta report, at the ceremony held in the Guildhall of the City of London

Published on - Monday 6th June 2022

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Awards

Biodiversity

Climate Change

Environment


Is a UK-US trade agreement getting closer?

Is a UK-US trade agreement getting closer? 

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

Published on - Monday 6th June 2022

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Trade Deal

UK

US

Women in Economics


Professor Sriya Iyer elected to RES Council

Professor Sriya Iyer elected to RES Council 

Professor Sriya Iyer at the Faculty of Economics has been elected to the Council of The Royal Economic Society, following ratification at the Society's Annual General Meeting.

Published on - Monday 30th May 2022

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Awards


Keynes Fund 21st Call for Projects

Keynes Fund 21st Call for Projects 

The Keynes Fund has announced it's 21st Call for Projects. The deadline for project proposals is 30th September 2022. Please see the Keynes Fund site for the criteria and details of the project applications process.

Published on - Wednesday 25th May 2022

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Keynes

Applied Economics

Inefficiencies

Market Allocations


COVID and Economics, Explain it to a Comedian - Video

COVID and Economics, Explain it to a Comedian - Video 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed by Comedian Sammy Obeid, for his "Explain it to a comedian" video series. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 24th May 2022

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COVID-19

Economics

Epidemiology

Policy


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

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

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

Published on - Monday 23rd May 2022

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COVID-19

Job Search

Unemployment

Workers


Predicting Conflict - Sustainable Development Talks

Predicting Conflict - Sustainable Development Talks 

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

Published on - Monday 23rd May 2022

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Conflict

Forecasting

Models

Risk Estimation


Cambridge’s Economics and Econometrics recognised in REF 2021

Cambridge’s Economics and Econometrics recognised in REF 2021 

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

Published on - Thursday 12th May 2022

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Central Banks

Debt Crises

Environment

Post-Brexit


Monetary Policy in a High Inflation and Volatile Environment - Video

Monetary Policy in a High Inflation and Volatile Environment - Video 

Dr Petra Geraats gave a presentation on "Taking the Right Path: Monetary Policy in a High Inflation and Volatile Environment" at an event organised by the Resolution Foundation and the Money, Macro and Finance Society. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 10th May 2022

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Monetary Policy

High Inflation

Volatile Environment

Women in Economics


Weak links in supply chains are weaponised

Weak links in supply chains are weaponised 

An article in Nature magazine this week notes that weak links in finance and supply chains can be easily weaponised. It quotes the paper Prof. Vasco Carvalho, Prof. Matthew Elliot & John Spray, Supply Chain Bottlenecks in a Pandemic.

Published on - Tuesday 10th May 2022

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Attacks

Networks

Shocks

Supply Chains


Predicting when and where conflict breaks out

Predicting when and where conflict breaks out 

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

Published on - Thursday 5th May 2022

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Conflict

Models

Prediction

Risk Estimation


Economics student wins national poetry competition

Economics student wins national poetry competition 

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

Published on - Wednesday 4th May 2022

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Economics

Language

Colonialism

Migration


How would an energy embargo affect Germany’s economy?

How would an energy embargo affect Germany’s economy? 

Professor Vasco Carvalho's research on Production Networks and Professor Matthew Elliott's research into Supply Network Formation and Fragility has been quoted in The Economist. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 29th April 2022

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Energy

Production Networks

Supply Chains

Supply Networks


Building resilient supply chains

Building resilient supply chains 

Professor Vasco Carvalho's research on Production Networks, has been extensively quoted in the 2022 Economic Report of the US President, on 'Building Resilient Supply Chains'. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 28th April 2022

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Firms

Markets

Production Networks

Supply Chains


Face Value: the importance for financial analysts

Face Value: the importance for financial analysts 

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

Published on - Thursday 21st April 2022

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Financial Analysts

Machine Learning

Social Psychology

Forecasting


Conversations with Sebastian Galiani: Episode XLV - Video

Conversations with Sebastian Galiani: Episode XLV - Video 

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

Published on - Thursday 7th April 2022

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Economy

COVID-19

Epidemiology

Vaccines


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