Media Briefings

The RES distributes Media Briefings summarising new economic research findings presented at its annual conference and published in each issue of The Economic Journal. Media briefings are also distributed in connection with other RES events and activities, such as the Annual Public Lecture and the Policy Lecture series.

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Annual Conference Reports/Overviews produced by conference rapporteurs, leading economics journalists attending conference, are also available.

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Featured Media Briefings

CURBING IMMIGRATION HARMS THE UK ECONOMY

Reducing the level of net migration to the UK from ‘hundreds of thousands to tens of thousands’ would have a strong negative impact on the UK economy.... More

HOW PARENTING STYLE INFLUENCES CHILDREN’S WELLBEING: New economic evidence

  Shouting at children when they misbehave, rather than reasoning with them, is more harmful to their overall behaviour. That is the one of the... More

EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT RYANAIR PRICING BUT NEVER DARED TO TEST

Fares offered by the Irish airline Ryanair on their website typically start moderately high and tend to decrease over time up to about 10 days before... More

ACTIVITIES AND ARTS HELP TODDLERS’ DEVELOPMENT

  Parents who take part in interactive and arts-related activities with their two and three year old children help to promote their happiness and... More

ECONOMIC BENEFITS FROM MEMBERSHIP OF THE EUROPEAN UNION: New estimates

Membership of the European Union (EU) has had a big positive effect on average incomes in all but one of its member countries. That is the central... More

April 2014

MAFIA PRESENCE REDUCES THE QUALITY OF LOCAL POLITICIANS: Evidence from Italy

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-FOR-TRADE’ DOES LITTLE TO HELP THE POOREST COUNTRIES

Aid initiatives intended to raise the participation of developing countries in world trade do little for the recipients that need the most help.... More

TAX INCENTIVES BOOST R&D SPENDING BY MEDIUM-SIZED UK FIRMS

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

THE WINTER FUEL PAYMENT: A simple name change would encourage recipients to save energy

Changing the name of the Winter Fuel Payment (WFP) would make recipient households more likely to invest in renewable energy technologies while still... More

AMNESTIES FOR UNDOCUMENTED MIGRANTS speeds up their integration into the labour market

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

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

PRODUCTIVITY DYNAMICS IN THE GREAT STAGNATION: New evidence from UK businesses The major part of the decline in UK productivity growth following the... More

TRILLIONS GAINED AND LOST

TRILLIONS GAINED AND LOST: New evidence of the enormous impact of growth accelerations, decelerations and collapses on people’s lives Massive changes... More

UK IMMIGRANTS AND NATIVE WORKERS: New evidence on comparative earnings

Most immigrants to the UK earn about the same as similarly skilled native workers – some might even earn more. These are among the findings of... More

POSITIVE EFFECTS OF IMMIGRATION ON NATIVES’ HEALTH: Evidence from Germany

Immigrants typically arrive at their destination countries healthier than natives, but their health advantage erodes over time due to entering more... More

THE BENEFITS OF A WELL-RUN SCHOOL

THE BENEFITS OF A WELL-RUN SCHOOL: Cross-country evidence of the link between management practices and pupil achievement Better school management is... More

INHERITANCE PLANS: More than a third of American parents treat their children unequally

American parents are dividing their estates up increasingly unequally between their children – with step-children and children with whom they have... More

UK IMMIGRANTS FROM EASTERN EUROPE

UK IMMIGRANTS FROM EASTERN EUROPE: Lower paid and in worse jobs than their skills justify Immigrants to the UK from the eight East European countries... More

HOW SHOPPING HABITS VARY AMONG DIFFERENT AGE GROUPS IN THE UK

People in their fifties and above go shopping more often and end up paying slightly higher prices than their younger counterparts. These are among the... More

RAISING THE SCHOOL LEAVING AGE DOES NOT INCREASE SOCIAL MOBILITY

UK education reforms implemented in 1972, which raised the minimum school leaving age from 15 to 16, failed to improve intergenerational social... More

TACKLING GENDER INEQUALITY WILL BOOST ECONOMIC GROWTH

Removing the barriers to labour market participation that women face in many parts of the world will lead to substantial... More

VOLUNTEERING BOOSTS YOUR FUTURE PAY – BUT MEN BENEFIT MORE THAN WOMEN

Working for free to help others substantially increases an individual’s future earnings – but men benefit up to 22% more from having... More

WHY DIGITAL PIRACY FEELS MORE ACCEPTABLE THAN PHYSICAL THEFT

WHY DIGITAL PIRACY FEELS MORE ACCEPTABLE THAN PHYSICAL THEFT: New experimental evidence People feel more... More

US CATHOLIC SCHOOLS DO NOT PROVIDE BETTER QUALITY EDUCATION

The positive relationship between Catholic schooling in the United States and better pupil outcomes is entirely driven... More

THE IMPACT OF ANGER ON ECONOMIC WELLBEING: Experimental evidence

Anger has a negative impact on people’s short-term economic behaviour, according to experimental research by Michalis... More

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