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Invest more money in climate mitigation today

Invest more money in climate mitigation today 

Dr Kamiar Mohaddes's work on climate mitigation is quoted in the Boston Globe, as climate experts warn that failure to address the climate crisis will come at an even higher price.

Published on - Wednesday 22nd December 2021

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Climate Change

Climate Mitigation

Fiscal

Policy


Tougher measures against COVID-19 predicted for Europe

Tougher measures against COVID-19 predicted for Europe 

The data on the number of detected cases of the Omicron strain are not encouraging. Many European governments will need to resort to new measures against the spread of the new strain.

Published on - Wednesday 22nd December 2021

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COVID-19

Policy

Restrictions

Variants


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

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

Following the announcement that antiviral treatments for Covid-19 will soon be available, will this reduce people’s incentives to avoid becoming infected, lessen their readiness to practice social distancing or even discourage them from getting vaccinated.

Published on - Friday 17th December 2021

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Antivirals

Behaviour

COVID-19

Policy


COVID vaccine passports 'increase jab uptake' in countries with lower coverage

COVID vaccine passports 'increase jab uptake' in countries with lower coverage 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd has commented on Sky News about a study which shows COVID certification led more people to get vaccinated.

Published on - Wednesday 15th December 2021

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COVID-19

Vaccine Passports

Vaccines


Professor Geoff Harcourt 1931-2021

Professor Geoff Harcourt 1931-2021 

The Faculty of Economics is saddened to announce world renown economist Geoff Harcourt has passed away at the age of 90.

Published on - Tuesday 7th December 2021


Lin Peng's research on Lottery Stocks quoted in the FT

Lin Peng's research on Lottery Stocks quoted in the FT 

Research by Visiting Professor Lin Peng, Director of Research at the Faculty of Economics, and Fellow at Darwin College, has been quoted in the Financial Times. She and her co-authors analysed a vast digital database about stock trading flows and social media networks to study the phenomena of so-called “lottery stocks”.

Published on - Friday 10th December 2021


Bracken Bower Prize 2021 Winners

Bracken Bower Prize 2021 Winners 

Ines Lee and Eileen Tipoe have won the £15,000 Bracken Bower Prize with their proposal for a book about the future of higher education, Failing the Class.

Published on - Wednesday 8th December 2021

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Prize

Education

Politics

Women in Economics


Where now for Economics?

Where now for Economics? 

A fascinating debate to celebrate the launch of the Janeway Institute discussed the future heading of research into economics, and examined the link between financial markets and the real economy.

Published on - Monday 6th December 2021

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Behaviour Economics

Climate Finance

Financial Markets

Policy


New £12m research centre for inclusive trade policy

New £12m research centre for inclusive trade policy 

A major new research centre on inclusive trade policy is to launch in early 2022. The Centre for Inclusive Trade Policy aims to be a centre of excellence for innovative trade policy research. It will include Co-Investigator Professor Meredith Crowley from the University of Cambridge Faculty of Economics and Janeway Institute.

Published on - Tuesday 30th November 2021

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COVID-19

Trade

Trade Policy

Trade Wars


Population: The Missing Factor in Climate and Biodiversity Policy - Video

Population: The Missing Factor in Climate and Biodiversity Policy - Video 

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta gave The Bennett Institute for Public Policy's Annual Public Policy Lecture.

Published on - Monday 6th December 2021

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Climate Change

Biodiversity

Policy

Population


Reassessing the EU Fiscal and Monetary Framework after COVID-19 Workshop

Reassessing the EU Fiscal and Monetary Framework after COVID-19 Workshop 

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti gave a talk at CEPR-Research and Policy Network on European Economic Architecture Workshop, on Wednesday 1st December 3.00-5.00pm, in Luxembourg.

Published on - Thursday 25th November 2021

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COVID-19

EU

Fiscal

Monetary


Talking Economics. A one-two punch: health and economics - video

Talking Economics. A one-two punch: health and economics - video 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd participated in a panel event for the Economics Observatory, "A one-two punch: health and economics".

Published on - Wednesday 24th November 2021

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COVID-19

Epidemiology

Policy

Vaccines


Long-Term Macroeconomic Effects of Climate Change

Long-Term Macroeconomic Effects of Climate Change 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's joint paper on the long-term macroeconomic effects of climate change has been quoted in a letter to the Chair of the US Federal Reserve.

Published on - Monday 22nd November 2021

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Climate Change

Economic Growth

Macroeconomics


The impact of philanthropy

The impact of philanthropy 

The Janeway Institute for Economics is profiled in this month's University of Cambridge, Alumni Newsletter. The item Features quotes from William Janeway and Vasco Carvalho on their ambitions for the new Institute.

Published on - Thursday 18th November 2021

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Economic Research

Frontier of Economics

Philanthropy


Monetary Dialogue Preparatory Meeting - Video

Monetary Dialogue Preparatory Meeting - Video 

Dr. Petra Geraats gave an invited presentation on the ECB's revised inflation target and strategy at the meeting of the European Parliament Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON).

Published on - Friday 12th November 2021

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Europe

Monetary Policy

Housing

Inflation


Debt Crises, Fast and Slow

Debt Crises, Fast and Slow 

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti will give an online seminar, as part of the Office of the Chief Economist - Middle East & North Africa's Chief Economist Seminar series, on Thursday 18th November 10.00-11.00am.

Published on - Friday 12th November 2021

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Debt Crises

GDP

Macroeconomics

Public Debt


Modelling Behaviour to Inform Policy for Pandemics - Videos

Modelling Behaviour to Inform Policy for Pandemics - Videos 

Watch videos from the Modelling Behaviour to Inform Policy for Pandemics event, that Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd and Newton Gateway to Mathematics organised.

Published on - Wednesday 10th November 2021

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COVID-19

Epidemiology

Policy

Vaccines


Climate finance: it’ll be cheaper in the long run if poorer countries receive it as a matter of urgency

Climate finance: it’ll be cheaper in the long run if poorer countries receive it as a matter of urgency 

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes has written a joint article for The Conversation, that says climate change will shrink the economies of rich, poor, hot and cold countries alike.

Published on - Tuesday 9th November 2021

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Climate Change

Climate Finance

Environment

Global Economy


Putting the Environment at the Heart of Economic Decision-Making

Putting the Environment at the Heart of Economic Decision-Making 

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta and Nicholas Stern took part in a panel discussion on why it's crucial for us to embed the environment into economic and finance decision-making.

Published on - Tuesday 9th November 2021

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Climate Change

Biodiversity

Global Economy

Climate Finance


Monetary Policy in Times of Crisis – A Tale of Two Decades of the European Central Bank

Monetary Policy in Times of Crisis – A Tale of Two Decades of the European Central Bank 

Dr. Petra Geraats was a discussant at the online event "European monetary policy: lessons from the past two decades", organised by the independent European think tank Bruegel.

Published on - Monday 8th November 2021

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Europe

Monetary Policy

Euro Crisis

Crisis


Drastic changes in daily routines during UK lockdowns

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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COVID-19

Lockdown

Inequality

Women in Economics


New Faculty visiting professor

New Faculty visiting professor 

Wei Xiong is now a Visiting Professor and Director of Research in Faculty of Economics at the University of Cambridge. His research interests centre on capital market imperfections and behavioural finance.

Published on - Wednesday 3rd November 2021

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Finance

Markets

China

Financial Crisis


Project Syndicate: Supply-Shock Therapy

Project Syndicate: Supply-Shock Therapy 

Research by Professors Matt Elliott and Vasco Carvalho into supply chain issues has been quoted in a timely feature on supply chain disruption and published by Project Syndicate.

Published on - Thursday 28th October 2021

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Firms

Natural Disasters

Networks

Supply Chains


WFH gives half an hour less each day

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.

Published on - Thursday 4th November 2021

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COVID-19

Lockdown

Inequality

Women in Economics


Greenovate for a better environment and economy

Greenovate for a better environment and economy 

Dr. Kamiar MohaddesZeina Hasna and Henry-James Hatton are co-authors of a report on the impact of innovation in green-related activities to the broader economy.

Published on - Thursday 4th November 2021

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Climate Change

GDP

Greenovate

Women in Economics


It’s not a giant step to introduce nature into economics

It’s not a giant step to introduce nature into economics 

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta was interviewed by Leslie Hook as part of the Financial Times's ‘Economists Exchange’ series.

Published on - Thursday 4th November 2021

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Climate Change

Biodiversity

Natural Capital

Economic Modelling


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 will be primarily funded by Weslie and William Janeway.

Published on - Wednesday 13th October 2021

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Climate Change

Digital Economy

Epidemics

Gender


Covid Impact on Working Women - Video

Covid Impact on Working Women - Video 

Dr. Christopher Rauh and Karin Kimbrough (Chief Economist, LinkedIn) discuss women’s exodus from the workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic with Bloomberg’s Lizzy Burden at the Bloomberg Equality Summit.

Published on - Monday 1st November 2021

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COVID-19

Gender

Inequalities

Workers


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


Strengthening the Credibility of Public Finances

Strengthening the Credibility of Public Finances 

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti will give an online seminar, as part of the IMF's latest Fiscal Monitor series, on Thursday 28th October 14.00-15.00pm (BST).

Published on - Monday 25th October 2021

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COVID-19

Fiscal Policy

Fiscal Support

Public Finances


The Great Vaccine Rollout - Video

The Great Vaccine Rollout - Video 

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd chaired The Great Vaccine Rollout: Covid-19, Cooperation & Global Public Goods webinar, organised by The Bennett Institute for Public Policy.

Published on - Thursday 28th October 2021

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COVID-19

International

Policy

Vaccines


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.

Published on - Wednesday 20th October 2021

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Climate Change

Economic Growth

Macroeconomics


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).

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.

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.

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.

Published on - Wednesday 29th September 2021

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Family

Safety

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


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.

Published on - Thursday 23rd September 2021

Tags:

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.

Published on - Thursday 23rd September 2021

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Surplus

Vaccines


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


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.

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.

Published on - Monday 20th September 2021

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Delta

Growth

Vaccines


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”.

Published on - Tuesday 7th September 2021

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Biodiversity

Climate Change

Environment

Aid


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.

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?

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.

Published on - Tuesday 17th August 2021

Tags:

COVID-19

Epidemiology

Film Dynamics

Vaccines


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.

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.

Published on - Thursday 12th August 2021

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Open Access

Research

Publishers


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

Tags:

Corruption

Keynes

Euro

Public Goods


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


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


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

Tags:

Gender

Gender Gap

Inequality

Women in Economics


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.

Published on - Tuesday 3rd August 2021

Tags:

COVID-19

Policy

Vaccines

Behaviour


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


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.

Published on - Monday 2nd August 2021

Tags:

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.

Published on - Wednesday 28th July 2021

Tags:

COVID-19

Policy

Pandemics

Economic Impact


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.

Published on - Friday 23rd July 2021

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COVID-19

Restrictions

UK

Restriction Lifting


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.

Published on - Wednesday 21st July 2021

Tags:

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

Tags:

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.

Published on - Friday 16th July 2021

Tags:

Implicit Discrimination

Inequality

Italy


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.

Published on - Tuesday 13th July 2021

Tags:

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.

Published on - Monday 12th July 2021

Tags:

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.

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.

Published on - Thursday 8th July 2021

Tags:

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.

Published on - Tuesday 6th July 2021

Tags:

Climate Change

Macroeconomics

Economic Growth


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

Tags:

Keynes

Theory of Capital

post-Keynesian

post-Kaleckian


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

Tags:

Awards

Microeconomics

Development

Climate Change


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

Tags:

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

Tags:

COVID-19

Vaccines

Lockdown

Social Distancing


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.

Published on - Wednesday 30th June 2021

Tags:

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.

Published on - Wednesday 30th June 2021

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Awards

Teaching

Learning

Technology


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.

Published on - Monday 21st June 2021

Tags:

Awards

Finance

Exchange Rates

Dollar Liquidity


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.

Published on - Wednesday 16th June 2021

Tags:

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.

Published on - Tuesday 15th June 2021

Tags:

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.

Published on - Monday 14th June 2021

Tags:

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.

Published on - Thursday 10th June 2021

Tags:

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.

Published on - Tuesday 8th June 2021

Tags:

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.

Published on - Monday 7th June 2021

Tags:

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.

Published on - Friday 4th June 2021

Tags:

COVID-19

Vaccines

Recovery

UK


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

Tags:

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


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


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


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.

Published on - Thursday 27th May 2021

Tags:

COVID-19

Epidemic Theory

Game Theory

Models


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

Tags:

COVID-19

Vaccines

Behavioral Responses

Policy Responses


‘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.

Published on - Tuesday 25th May 2021

Tags:

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.

Published on - Monday 24th May 2021

Tags:

COVID-19

Vaccines

Recovery

Epidemiology


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.

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.

Published on - Thursday 13th May 2021

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COVID-19

Vaccines

Inequalities

Development


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.

Published on - Tuesday 11th May 2021

Tags:

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.

Published on - Tuesday 11th May 2021

Tags:

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’.

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.

Published on - Sunday 2nd May 2021

Tags:

COVID-19

Vaccines

India

Pandemic


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.

Published on - Tuesday 27th April 2021

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COVID-19

Lockdown

Gender Gap

Mental Health


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.

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

Tags:

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.

Published on - Friday 16th April 2021

Tags:

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.

Published on - Thursday 15th April 2021

Tags:

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.

Published on - Thursday 15th April 2021

Tags:

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".

Published on - Thursday 8th April 2021

Tags:

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.

Published on - Wednesday 7th April 2021

Tags:

Climate Change

Policy

Technology

Tipping Point


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

Tags:

Capitalism

Inequality

Economic Theory


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

Tags:

Keynes

Applied Economics

Market Allocations

Inefficiencies


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

Tags:

Finance

Econometrics

Models

Methods


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

Tags:

Conflict

Prediction

Models

Risk Estimation


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

Tags:

Central Banks

Transparency

Monetary Policy

Women in Economics


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

Tags:

Economic Downturn

Environment

Natural Disasters

Supply Chains


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.

Published on - Friday 26th March 2021

Tags:

Conflict

Prediction

Models

Risk Estimation


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

Tags:

Appointments

El Erian Professor

Behavioural Economics

Policy


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.

Published on - Thursday 25th March 2021

Tags:

Climate Change

Development

Credit Rating

Global Capital


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

Tags:

COVID-19

EU

Vaccines

Epidemiology


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

Tags:

Parenting

Human Capital

Inequalities

Machine Learning


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

Tags:

COVID-19

Social Distancing

Recession

Infectious Diseases


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

Tags:

Capitalism

Economic Growth

Technology

Venture Capital


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

Tags:

COVID-19

Gender

Inequalities

Labour Market


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).

Published on - Monday 22nd March 2021

Tags:

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.

Published on - Friday 19th March 2021

Tags:

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

Tags:

Climate Change

Development

Credit Rating

Global Capital


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.

Published on - Sunday 14th March 2021

Tags:

Religion

Health

Development

Women in Economics


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.

Published on - Monday 15th March 2021

Tags:

Biodiversity

Climate Change

Environment

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.

Published on - Monday 8th March 2021

Tags:

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".

Published on - Friday 5th March 2021

Tags:

COVID-19

Gender

Inequalities

Women in Economics


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.

Published on - Thursday 4th March 2021

Tags:

COVID-19

Fiscal Support

Trade

Policy


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.

Published on - Thursday 4th March 2021

Tags:

COVID-19

Fiscal Support

Households

Firms


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


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.

Published on - Wednesday 3rd March 2021

Tags:

Brexit

COVID-19

Business

Inequality

Brexit Project Page >>


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.

Published on - Sunday 21st February 2021

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COVID-19

Time Series

Forecasting

Models


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


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


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


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


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.

Published on - Monday 1st February 2021

Tags:

Brexit

Trade

Farming

Women in Economics

Brexit Project Page >>


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.

Published on - Thursday 18th February 2021

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COVID-19

Gender

Inequalities

Women in Economics


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.

Published on - Thursday 11th February 2021

Tags:

Government

Drugs

Corruption

US


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.

Published on - Thursday 4th February 2021

Tags:

Biodiversity

Climate Change

Environment


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).

Published on - Wednesday 10th February 2021

Tags:

COVID-19

Monetary Policy

Fiscal Policy

Global Economy


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".

Published on - Wednesday 3rd February 2021

Tags:

Exchange Rates

Economies

Shocks

Europe


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.

Published on - Thursday 28th January 2021

Tags:

COVID-19

EU

Vaccines

Epidemiology


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.

Published on - Tuesday 19th January 2021

Tags:

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.

Published on - Monday 18th January 2021

Tags:

COVID-19

Europe

Immunity

Epidemiology


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.

Published on - Tuesday 12th January 2021

Tags:

COVID-19

Social Distancing

Epidemiology

Models


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.

Published on - Tuesday 12th January 2021

Tags:

COVID-19

Monetary Policy

Fiscal Policy

Global Economy


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.

Published on - Wednesday 6th January 2021

Tags:

Central Banks

Transparency

Monetary Policy

Women in Economics


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