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Latest research from May edition of the Economic Journal

  • Published Date: 18 May 2016

LIMITED HUMAN ATTENTION DRIVES RISKIER BEHAVIOUR: Evidence from World Cup alpine skiing
People typically focus on the left-most digit of a number and pay only partial attention to other digits – and in World Cup alpine ski events, this makes them liable to take far more risks... More

LOW-SKILLED WORKERS COULD BENEFIT FROM EXCHANGE RATE DEPRECIATION: Evidence from Swiss manufacturing firms
Low-skilled workers can profit from a fall in the exchange rate, according to research by Boris Kaiser and Michael Siegenthaler  More

PERSONALITY TRAITS AND WORKPLACE PRODUCTIVITY: Evidence from a laboratory experiment
Personality traits such as conscientiousness and neuroticism are significantly related to workers’ productivity, according to research published in the May 2016 issue of the Economic Journal. More

FINANCIAL MARKETS ARE MORE FORWARD-LOOKING THAN WE THOUGHT: New evidence from their behaviour around Fed policy decisions
Financial markets use Federal Reserve communications and macroeconomic indicators to adjust their behaviour much further in advance of the Fed’s interest rate decisions than is widely understood... More

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Source: Romesh Vaitilingam-Amanda Wilman

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