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Jobseekers who go online to find work experience 25% shorter unemployment spells than people who do not use the internet. That is one of the... More
Inefficiencies in the process by which unemployed workers were matched to open positions were the main causes of rigidities in Germany’s labour market... More
China’s renminbi has become a key driver of currency movements in Asia since the mid-2000s and especially since the global financial crisis. For... More
Large cities are more unequal than the nations that host them, according to research by Kristian Behrens and Frederic Robert-Nicoud, published in the... More
The term spread – an important component of the difference between short- and long-term interest rates – is strongly influenced by banks’ expectations... More
Business policies that encourage firms to invest more in research and development (R&D) are likely to boost growth, according to research by... More
The impact of government spending on output is smaller when firms are experiencing financial distress. That is the central finding of a study by... More
Research published in the November 2014 issue of the Economic Journal challenges the basic assumption of educational policy – that academic... More
European immigrants to the UK have paid more in taxes than they received in benefits, helping to relieve the fiscal burden on UK-born workers and... More
The children of 1970s immigrants from Pakistan and Turkey have assimilated well into Norwegian society, achieving educational and labour market... More
People who were impatient during their adolescence do less well at school and in the labour market; they are also more likely to suffer from ill... More
Data on social attitudes show that the perceived burden of immigration on a nation’s public finances is one of the strongest economic concerns... More
Since the turn of the millennium, highly educated women in the United States have had higher fertility rates than women with intermediate levels of... More
When a firm relocates, employees who face longer commuting times are more likely to receive a wage increase. That is the central finding of research... More
University students who go to many of the same classes will help each other when one of them is off sick or otherwise distracted from their studies.... More
Governments in rich countries should worry less about immigration and more about the potential consequences for job creation and less-skilled workers... More
European telecoms regulations to reduce the cost of calls on mobile networks have improved both industry efficiency and consumer wellbeing. But while... More
An unregulated TV industry is not a threat to cultural diversity as long as there are plenty of competing channels and programme-makers. That is the... More
How should researchers investigate the true role of people’s self-reported social links in getting a job, getting a favour or simply getting... More
Average prices for electricity are higher when there are ‘pivotal suppliers’, whose control of significant shares of overall capacity gives them... More
Unions have only a moderate impact on aggregate unemployment, according to research by Christian Bauer and Joerg Lingens, published in the September... More
Much of modern economic theory is concerned with generating insightful analogies about the way the world works rather than accurate rules. That is the... More
‘Low emission zones’ (LEZs) in major cities like London and Berlin can reduce life-threatening air pollution dramatically by encouraging drivers to... More
There are big differences in management practices in UK universities, notably in how well they manage the recruitment, retention and promotion of... More
An environmental policy in Sweden aimed at buyers and manufacturers of new cars reduced the market share of Swedish and German firms producing... More