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Drastic changes in daily routines during UK lockdowns 

A new study co-authored by Dr Ines Lee indicates that some people spent an extra hour a day on chores and childcare during lockdowns, while others got an added daily hour of solo leisure time – and most of us reduced time spent on paid work by around half an hour a day.

Published on - Thursday 4th November 2021

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Women in Economics



Cambridge Economics Alumni Webinar Series: Exploring the Impact of Income and Political Inequality 

In this webinar, Professor Eric French (Montague Burton Professor of Industrial Relations and Labour Economics) explored the persistence of income inequality across generations. He was joined by Dr Toke Aidt (Reader in Economics and Director of the Keynes Fund) who examined the remarkable increase in the fraction of people in England feeling affiliated to ‘no party’. Read More>>

Event Date - Thursday 4th November 2021

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Income

Politics

Inequality



WFH gives half an hour less each day 

The Telegraph covers research in the Faculty showing people spent less time on employment-related activities, while spending more time on housework. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 4th November 2021

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COVID-19

Lockdown

Inequality

Women in Economics



Newnham's 150th Anniversary Lecture Series - Prof Jane Humphries 

Professor Jane Humphries CBE (NC 1967) will deliver the third of Newnham's four special 150th Anniversary Lectures, examining women’s unpaid work and the cost of living in England 1260-1860. In today’s age of rising living costs and scrutiny of gender parity, divisions of labour and the burden of caring and domestic work, much of it done by women without remuneration, looking to the past can help us begin to calculate the value of unpaid labour and radically reinvigorate historical estimates of women’s contributions to economic growth and human wellbeing. See the Newnham event page for further information and booking.

Event Date - Friday 22nd October 2021

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Gender

Inequality

Workers

Economic History



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



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



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



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

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Free School Meal Vouchers: An Opportunity to Level Nutritional Inequality? 

In her recent working paper "Nutritional Inequality: The Role of Prices, Income, and Preferences", Dr Noriko Amano-Patiño suggests that the Government should look at the options for free school meals for children in the holidays, as an initiative to level nutritional inequalities.

Published on - Thursday 29th October 2020

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Inequality

Health

Policy

Women in Economics



Covid-19 Policy Response Open Letter 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was asked by the Science Media Centre to comment on this open letter to the Prime Minister and his team from a group across medicine, academia and other areas "Covid-19 policy response Open Letter" and Dr. Toxvaerd’s responses were published on the "Science Media Centre site.

Published on - Friday 25th September 2020

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COVID-19

Health

Inequality

Economic Impact



Amartya Sen Lecture, HDCA Conference - Video 

Dr. José Gabriel Palma, who retired from his Senior Lectureship in the Faculty in 2014, delivered the "Amartya Sen Lecture" at this years Human Development and Capability Association Conference in New Zealand (Online). The title of his lecture was "What Went Wrong With European Social Democracy: On Building a Debilitating Capitalism, Where Even the Welfare State Subsidises Greater Market Inequality". Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 30th June 2020

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Europe

Capitalism

Markets

Inequality



Prof. Sanjeev Goyal Publishes Two New Papers 

Professor Sanjeev Goyal and Julien Gagnon's paper "Networks, Markets, and Inequality" is the lead article in the latest American Economic Review and his joint paper with Marcin Dziubinski "How to defend a network?" has also been published in the Theoretical Economics journal.

Published on - Tuesday 7th March 2017

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Networks

Markets

Inequality

Defence



Networks, Markets, and Inequality 

Professor Sanjeev Goyal and Julien Gagnon's paper on "Networks, Markets, and Inequality" has been published as the lead article in the American Economic Review. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 5th January 2017

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Networks

Markets

Inequality



Dr. Jane Cooley-Fruehwirth awarded Philip Leverhulme Prize 

Dr Jane Cooley-Fruehwirth has been awarded one of the prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prizes by the Leverhulme Trust Board. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 20th November 2013

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Social

Inequality

Social Economics




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