2010 Conference Press Centre

Media briefings on research reports presented at the conference are now available, see below.

For more information, please contact the Royal Economic Society's media consultant, Romesh Vaitilingam.

THE ECONOMICS OF HEALTH AND EDUCATION

JAMIE OLIVER’S SCHOOL DINNERS IMPROVE TEST SCORES

IMPROVING CHILD HEALTH REDUCES DISABILITY AND HEALTH INEQUALITIES AMONG ADULTS: EVIDENCE FROM IRELAND

SPECIAL ACCESS SCHEMES HELP DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS TO SUCCEED AT UNIVERSITY

IRAQ WAR STUNTS CHILDREN’S GROWTH

BETTER EDUCATION HELPED REGIONS ‘CATCH UP’ DURING THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

HIGHER LIFE EXPECTANCY LEADS TO HIGHER GDP

FOOD FOR THOUGHT IN INDIA: THE IMPACT OF NUTRITION AND PARENTAL CARE ON CHILDREN’S CONGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT

SPECIALIST SCHOOLS HAVE A MODEST POSITIVE EFFECT ON EXAM RESULTS

SMOKERS AND PEOPLE WITH UNHEALTHY DIETS ARE MORE IMPATIENT

THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF BEING IN A COUPLE

HIGH RETURNS TO ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS IN INDIA

THE ECONOMICS OF CRIME AND WELLBEING

LOTTERY WINNERS ARE HAPPIER BUT SMOKE AND DRINK MORE

FEMALE POLITICAL LEADERSHIP INCREASES THE REPORTING OF CRIMES AGAINST WOMEN

RISING HOUSE PRICES ASSOCIATED WITH GREATER WELLBEING

DISASTER APPEALS CAN REDUCE PEOPLE’S FUTURE CHARITABLE DONATIONS

UK SHOPPERS ARE MORE PRICE CONSCIOUS THAN ITALIANS

BUILT-IN HOME SECURITY SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCES BURGLARY

THE ECONOMICS OF DEVELOPMENT AND THE ENVIRONMENT

NATURAL RESOURCES CAN BENEFIT POOR COUNTRIES IF FIRMS BUY LOCAL

GLOBALISATION INCREASES PUBLIC SPENDING ON SCHOOLS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES BUT REDUCES SPENDING ON UNIVERSITIES

BROADBAND INTERNET DRAMATICALLY INCREASES ECONOMIC GROWTH

ECONOMIC GROWTH CAN INCREASE CHILD LABOUR

MEASURING VULNERABILITY TO POVERTY: CURRENT LIVING STANDARDS AND FUTURE INCOME ARE KEY

CAP-AND-TRADE SCHEMES WILL HASTEN THE ADOPTION OF CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES

REDUCING POVERTY IS KEY TO REDUCING INEQUALITY OF EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES IN INDIA

IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF EDUCATION WILL SPUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

POLICY CHOICES FOR AID: MATCHING WHAT RECIPIENTS NEED WITH WHAT DONORS THINK THEY SHOULD HAVE

MORE OFTEN THAN NOT, AID IS DAMAGING FOR DEVELOPING ECONOMIES

ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES DO NOT INCREASE ECONOMIC GROWTH

‘CARBON LEAKAGE’ THREATENS TO UNDERMINE EFFECTIVENESS OF EU EMISSIONS REDUCTION SCHEME

THE ECONOMICS OF FINANCIAL MARKETS AND THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

GREEK AND PORTUGUESE BUSINESS CYCLES LEAST SYNCHRONISED WITH THE EURO AREA

HOW US HOUSEHOLDS SPENT FUNDS BORROWED AGAINST THEIR HOMES DURING THE BOOM YEARS

FISCAL POLICY COORDINATION VITAL FOR CREDIBILITY OF A MONETARY UNION

HOW TO DEAL WITH INCREASED PUBLIC DEBT

DON’T GO SOFT ON BAILED-OUT BANKS

THE FED WORKS TOWARDS THE GREATER GOOD

DEVELOPING COUNTRIES’ CHOICE OF EXCHANGE RATE REGIME SHOULD DEPEND ON THEIR IMPORT STRUCTURE

NEW EVIDENCE THAT OPENNESS TO TRADE INCREASES COMPETITION AND LOWERS PRICES

LOOSE US MONETARY POLICY NOT TO BLAME FOR THE CRISIS

OVERCONFIDENCE AMONG FINANCE PROFESSIONALS

KEY DRIVERS OF MORTGAGE WRITE-DOWNS

INFLATION TARGETING DOESN’T MATTER FOR EMERGING MARKETS

IF TURKEY JOINS THE EUROPEAN UNION, ALL EUROPEANS WILL BE BETTER OFF

THE ECONOMICS OF JOBS AND BUSINESS

‘EXPLODING OFFERS’ ARE BAD NEWS FOR CONSUMERS

IMPROVED ‘EMPLOYABILITY’ REDUCES THE NEGATIVE IMPACT OF UNEMPLOYMENT ON NATIONAL WELLBEING

UNIVERSITY BUSINESS INCUBATORS INCREASE ANTI-COMPETITIVE PATENTING BY THREATENED INCUMBENTS

ASYLUM-SEEKERS IN THE UK EARN FAR LESS THAN ECONOMIC MIGRANTS

BUYING CAR INSURANCE ON THE INTERNET: OLDER DRIVERS AND MEN FACE MUCH GREATER VARIATION IN QUOTES

UNIVERSITY BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITIONS PROVIDE A VALUABLE MEETING PLACE FOR INVESTORS AND START-UPS

GRANDPARENTS COMBINE CHILDCARE AND EMPLOYMENT BENEFIT SANCTIONS

SHORTEN THE TIME THAT UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE SPEND OUT OF WORK AND RAISE THEIR CHANCES OF FINDING A NEW JOB

FLEXIBLE WORKERS WHO LOSE THEIR JOBS ARE LESS UNHAPPY THAN THOSE WHO LOSE PERMANENT JOBS

OFGEM MAY INADVERTENTLY RAISE ENERGY BILLS

REGULATORS’ DECISIONS ON MERGERS SHAPED BY THE ‘STANDARDS OF PROOF’ IN THEIR JURISDICTION

BIGGER FIRMS CUT MORE JOBS DURING RECESSIONS

WOMEN ARE MORE MOTIVATED BY THE GREATER GOOD

Page Options