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Children who grow up around books do better in later life. That is the central finding of research by Giorgio Brunello, Guglielmo Weber and Christoph... More
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
Children can benefit from being in classrooms that mix pupils from different age groups, but it depends crucially on the balance of lower and higher... More
Living in parts of the UK where crime is rising causes considerable mental distress for residents, leading to anxiety and depression. A 20% increase... More
Car theft rates have declined spectacularly as a result of the electronic engine immobiliser, an anti-theft device that the European Union (EU) made... More
History is littered with politicians elected ‘to get the job done’ who are then removed from office once they have delivered: think of Britain’s... More
A fourteenth century educational revolution in the Netherlands gave a great boost to the early development of the Dutch economy, according to a study... More
There are certain circumstances in which an incumbent political party can increase its chances of re-election by implementing policies that harm its... More
Because high-income consumers spend a relatively larger share of their income on services and manufactured goods, they benefit more from international... More
Girls shy away from courses in advanced mathematics at school – and this explains a substantial part of the underrepresentation of women in... More
Communities that enjoy well-paid jobs and low unemployment during a natural resources boom need to plan carefully for the serious economic hardships... More
A high level of income inequality potentially makes a country a more attractive destination for high-skilled workers migrating from other countries,... More
Because parents can’t legally impose any debt obligations on their children for their upbringing, fertility rates are significantly lower than their... More
Experiencing disadvantage can make escaping disadvantage less likely because it leads people to believe that they are of lower relative ability and... More
Polluters should be taxed for the impact of their pollution on society; and the victims of pollution should be fully compensated for the damages it... More
Large, corrupt and ineffective welfare states can survive in OECD countries, thanks to the support of a majority of people who are not civic-minded.... More
Parents with limited resources are more likely to invest in children who show signs of higher cognitive function early in life. That is the central... More
BOOKS ARE FOREVER: New cross-European evidence of the impact of childhood conditions on education and lifetime earnings Children who grow up around... 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