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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
House prices fall when Housing Benefit is cut. That is the central finding of research by Nils Braakmann and Stephen McDonald, to be presented at the... More
Simply appointing women to the board of a top company in response to regulatory pressure has, at best, a limited effect on firm performance. What... 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
Income inequality makes people less happy across society. That is the central finding of research by Johannes Eigner, to be presented at the Royal... More
Women work less and do more childcare when divorce would mean that the family’s assets are split equally. That is the central finding of research by... More
Scrappage schemes to support the German car industry during the Great Recession successfully boosted sales of new cars but at the expense of... More
High capital gains taxation prevents mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity that would benefit the shareholders of the companies involved. That... More
Requests for public information in the United States are less likely to receive responses if they come from a ‘black-sounding’ name. That is the... More
National leaders across the world are guilty of ‘ethnic favouritism’ – channelling public resources to their own homelands. That is the central... More