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People who were impatient during their adolescence do less well at school and in the labour market; they are also more likely to suffer from ill... More
CENTRAL BANKS’ REPORTS AND SPEECHES ON FINANCIAL STABILITY: New evidence of the impact on markets Central banks’ communications about financial... More
THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF CULTURAL CLOSENESS: Evidence from cross-border banking in Europe Cultural closeness between Austria and its East European... More
AUDIT THREAT IMPROVES PERFORMANCE OF PUBLICLY FUNDED ORGANISATIONS: Evidence from Sweden’s foreign aid agency Non-profit organisations that manage... More
POTENTIAL ECONOMIC GAINS FROM MAKING IT EASIER TO START A BUSINESS: New evidence from Portugal Reforms in Portugal a decade ago that made it much... More
PRICE DISCRIMINATION BY BIG MANUFACTURERS: New analysis supports its prohibition by European competition law The European Union’s (EU) prohibition of... More
WATER AND SEWERAGE OPERATORS IN ENGLAND AND WALES: Internal competition hampers efficiency An unbundling of the water and sewerage divisions of water... More
What made the recent ‘great’ recession so damaging to living standards was an ‘unholy alliance’ of adverse shocks to people’s savings and to their... More
DRINKING DURING PREGNANCY: New genetics-based evidence of the damage to children’s educational outcomes Being exposed to alcohol during pregnancy... More
Rioters convicted after the London riots of 2011 were given much harsher sentences than were previously standard for such crimes. According to... More
BENEFITS GIVE THE UNEMPLOYED TIME TO FIND THE MOST SUITABLE JOBS: Evidence from Norway Unemployment benefits can address the failures of credit... More
Unemployment typically rises when national output falls – so why has the UK’s labour market held up better than before following the most recent... More
UK monetary policy has become more effective since the Bank of England was given its inflation targeting mandate, according to research by Colin... More
New Bank of England research adds further weight to the view that central bank asset purchases (‘quantitative easing’ or QE) can affect government and... More
ANALYSING TAXES AND PUBLIC SPENDING: Time for economists to abandon their pejorative language The anti-tax rhetoric evident in much lay discussion of... More
Large trade surpluses in developing countries lead to higher wage inequality in both poor and rich countries, which suggests that the way to alleviate... More
ATTITUDES TO RISK: Experimental evidence that we’re not easily divided into risk-takers and risk-averse Any of us may be risk-taking in some... More
ECONOMIC DECISION-MAKING BY POOR HOUSEHOLDS: Evidence from Nicaragua of how choices are strongly influenced by interactions with local leaders Social... More
The dissolution of a local government in Italy due to mafia infiltration is followed by a significant upward shift in the educational level of local... More
Aid initiatives intended to raise the participation of developing countries in world trade do little for the recipients that need the most help.... More
Firms that benefitted from a UK tax relief scheme introduced in 2002 increased their spending on research and development (R&D) by 20%. That is... More
Changing the name of the Winter Fuel Payment (WFP) would make recipient households more likely to invest in renewable energy technologies while still... More
The possibility of gaining legal status through an immigration amnesty may considerably speed up the labour market integration of newly arrived... More
DEEP POCKETS, EXTREME PREFERENCES: Why some interest groups donate more than others to political parties The less mainstream the views of a special... More
PRODUCTIVITY DYNAMICS IN THE GREAT STAGNATION: New evidence from UK businesses The major part of the decline in UK productivity growth following the... More