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While pre-teen girls and boys are equally willing to take risks in high-stakes situations, adult women have less of an appetite for risk than men. But... More
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People’s ability to focus on long-term goals is stronger in later adulthood than earlier in their lives. Moreover, this improvement in ‘self-control’... More
Children who start school at a younger age are more likely to commit crimes before they reach their early twenties. Parents who enrol their offspring... More
When an economic downturn is driven by tightening financial conditions, the typical boost to overall productivity that comes from weaker firms closing... More
Constituencies in India where parliamentary elections have been closely fought have lower income inequality and a bigger middle class. That is the... More
A simple programme of meetings facilitated by school principals and targeted at low-achieving 15 year olds can help them to identify educational... More
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Research by Dr Sarah Burns and Professor James Ziliak provides new evidence that how personal incomes respond to changes in tax policy is much larger... More
A natural resource boom in a country can have positive effects on non-resource industries, according to research by Hilde C. Bjørnland and Leif Anders... More
Workers’ wages are three times more responsive to changes in productivity shared across the industry in which their employer operates than to... More
Legislation aimed at protecting employees can have a damaging impact on firms’ productivity, according to research by Giovanni Pica and colleagues,... More
Nearly a third of people have a stringent notion of what constitutes cheating, which can reduce trust since they are more likely to expect to be... More
Analysing why some of America’s founding fathers opposed the inclusion of the Bill of Rights in the Constitution helps to explain why many modern-day... More
The use of industrial policies to support a country’s steel sector has damaging effects on the export competitiveness of downstream manufacturing... More
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FINANCIAL LITERACY DOES NOT SPREAD EASILY: Evidence from rural Rwanda Training people in financial literacy can have a positive impact on their... More