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ONLINE SHOPPERS FAVOUR WHITE SELLERS: Experimental evidence from the United States An economic experiment that advertised iPods online from black and... More
New research finds robust evidence of discrimination against Arab buyers and sellers in the online market for used cars in Israel. The study by Dr... More
PENALTY POLICIES FOR BREACHES OF COMPETITION LAW: The damaging effects of fines based on corporate revenues Fines on companies for anti-competitive... More
FINES FOR CORPORATE CRIMES: Regulators should impose penalties on profits not company revenues When companies are found guilty of such crimes as... More
COMPETITION POLICY FOR MEDIA INDUSTRIES: How to evaluate the ‘upward pricing pressure’ of mergers in ‘two-sided markets’ In media markets, such as the... More
Manufacturers reported to the UK’s Office of Fair Trading (OFT) for imposing a minimum resale price on their products are more likely to become... More
EUROPEAN MERGER POLICY: Progress but more work needed, especially to prevent anti-competitive mergers. European policy on mergers is on the right... More
Price fixing and bid rigging by groups of firms in Europe are not solely the preserve of highly concentrated industries. According to research by... More
There are substantial costs associated with the greater disclosure of information by central banks, which may outweigh the benefits. That is the... More
Teenage mothers in the United States face less desirable outcomes in later life than their peers. But the adverse causal effects of teen motherhood... More
HOW FINANCIAL MARKETS AFFECT THE REAL ECONOMY – AND HOW MONETARY POLICY SHOULD REACT: New analysis by ECB economists An adverse shock to financial... More
PERSONAL FINANCIAL ADVICE: New study proposes ‘optimal rules of thumb’ for household saving and investment decisions Complicated academic models of... More
MORE GENEROUS PENSIONS REDUCE INCENTIVES TO STAY IN WORK, ESPECIALLY FOR THE LESS EDUCATED: Evidence from Ukraine Workers in emerging economies who... More
Self-employed men in Denmark who are covered by unemployment insurance are more likely to become unemployed than those who are not covered. But any... More
The displacement of millions of ethnic Germans from Eastern Europe to West Germany during and after World War II had significant and mostly negative... More
With more than five billion pounds of taxpayers’ money due to be doled out to UK universities next year, two economists suggest that the government... More
The average number of citations by other scholars that each paper in an economic journal attracts is an incomplete measure of the quality of a newly... More
Issues such as climate change, innovation, health and good governance would all benefit from more input from economics. Yet the incentives in the... More
The educational achievement of native children is almost completely unaffected by the presence of immigrant children, according to research by Dr... More
We should not be concerned about the growing proportion of children in England’s primary schools for whom languages other than English are their... More
The introduction of bilingual teaching in Catalonia’s education system in the early 1980s had a big positive effect on Catalan identity, according to... More
The loss of a loved one, being promoted at work or becoming ill have little effect on people’s beliefs about cause and effect in life events. That is... More
Women are no less competitive than men in the workplace, according to experimental research with teachers in Israel by Professor Victor Lavy. His... More
The value of assessing how well a project is going before it is completed depends on whether the intention is to continue whatever the results of the... More