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The chances of a company being found guilty of abuse of a monopoly position by the UK’s Competition Commission increase enormously if the chair of the... More
The stock market and the unemployment rate are like two drunks walking down the street tied together with a rope, according to Professor Roger Farmer,... More
Governments and central banks should think twice before designing policies aimed at the housing market in an effort to stimulate household demand and... More
Markets could be used to predict climate change and other long-term events, according to research by Dr Lionel Page and Professor Robert Clemen,... More
Periods of high economic uncertainty like the current one are particularly favourable for the adoption of long-term policies, such as fiscal... More
Evidence from Denmark’s ‘flexicurity’ system Unemployment insurance has a significant impact on how people’s wages change over time, according to... More
Raising the compulsory school leaving age in the UK is likely to reduce the rate of teenage pregnancy, currently among the highest in Europe. That is... More
Rising inequality in the US since the 1970s can be explained by the rising equality of opportunity in education, according to analysis... More
For every $120 million seized by pirates operating off the coast of Somalia, the cost to the shipping industry and their customers is as high as $3.3... More
Research by Fabrice Defever and Alejandro Riaño, presented at the Royal Economic Society’s 2013 annual conference claims that if China removed its... More
GDP per hour – labour productivity – in the UK remains lower than at the beginning of the recession in 2008. A special session at the Royal... More
A temporary policy of removing penalties for possessing cannabis in the London borough of Lambeth increased the number of admissions to hospital for... More
Retirement doesn’t mean the end of paid work, according to a study by Ricky Kanabar, presented at the Royal Economics Society’s 2013 annual... More
A drop in wages caused by government spending cuts leads to an increase in the probability of stress-induced miscarriages – but the children who are... More
Children born to parents in the former East Germany between 1991 and 1993 are at least 50% more likely to be criminals than children... More
Gross inflows of capital are a good leading indicator of credit booms, particularly those that end up in financial crisis. That is... More
Children in northern Italy whose first language is German are more patient than their Italian-speaking peer group, according... More
Children who are given pocket money are much less likely to save than those who have part-time work such as a paper... More
Extending the opening hours of bars and pubs in England and Wales has led to a rise in workplace absenteeism of 1.7%. In Spain, a reduction in... More
France’s education system and its cultural ‘mentality’ are to blame for the French being less happy than their wealth and lifestyle would suggest.... More
The value of stronger global protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) – for example, through the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of... More
A scarcity of men relative to women can lead to an increase in the proportion of children born to unmarried mothers. That is the central finding of... More
People in the UK who buy their own private health insurance are more likely to use healthcare services – visiting their GP or going to hospital – than... More