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Low-skilled workers can profit from a fall in the exchange rate, according to research by Boris Kaiser and Michael Siegenthaler, published in the May... More
Personality traits such as conscientiousness and neuroticism are significantly related to workers’ productivity, according to research by Ana... More
PRIMARY EDUCATION IN ENGLAND: New evidence that many schools could make much more effective use of their resources There is considerable scope for... More
Developers of mobile applications use trivial updates to bring more attention to their products. That is the main finding of research by Stefano... More
Gender stereotypes can influence men and women’s behaviour to be more competitive or empathic. That is the central finding of experimental research by... More
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... More
Financial markets use Federal Reserve communications and macroeconomic indicators to adjust their behaviour much further in advance of the Fed’s... More
How does labour supply respond to changes in wages and taxation? In his Sargan lecture to the Royal Economic Society, which is now published in the... More
What is family economics and how is it useful? Professor Pierre-Andre Chiappori gives his answer in this Royal Economic Society (RES) short film... More
The introduction of free part-time pre-school places for three year olds in England in the early 2000s led to small improvements in the children’s... More
Interest rates are at historic lows in advanced nations around the world and markets expect them to stay low for years. In his presidential address to... More
Eliminating the gender gap in wages would lead to married women doing much less housework. That is one of the findings of research by Alexandros... More
Roughly a quarter of the difference between Germany and Spain’s employment rates is the result of different preferences for working in the two... More
Involuntary job separations (firings or redundancies) can explain more than a quarter of the UK's productivity puzzle, according to research by... More
Increased alcohol availability in England has led to increased heavy drinking and, as a consequence, poorer physical and mental health outcomes for... More
Firstborns do better at school than their younger siblings but are less healthy when they are born. That is the central finding of research by Ramona... More
Eastern neighbourhoods of old cities in North America and Western Europe – New York, London and Paris, for example – are notably poorer than Western... More
Being exposed to severe air pollution in utero not only causes childhood ill health but also means people are less likely to have A levels or a degree... More
Exempting men from military service takes away an incentive for them to continue their studies. This is the main finding of research by Huzeyfe Torun... More
Education policies, such as the Easter Leaving Rule or the expansion in post-compulsory schooling do not lead to a reduction in the probability of... More
The music industry is becoming more and more concentrated on a few ‘superstar’ songs, which in turn get far more of the advertising budget. That is... More
Being unable to get business loans is a big barrier to women in Britain becoming entrepreneurs. Single women, in particular, struggle to access funds... More
Don’t worry if it’s raining, you’re at home and you want a pizza delivered: no matter how many orders pizza vendors have accepted during the day, you... More
Last-minute electoral announcements promising tax breaks can successfully alter the voting behaviour of those who would benefit from the policy... More
New research presents a novel measure of financial fragmentation along national borders for the euro area’s corporate bond market. The study by Andrea... More