Media Briefings

RSS feed

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.

To display media briefings for the current and past years, please click on the year selectors above.

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

If you would like to receive these briefings via email, please contact RES Media Consultant, Romesh Vaitilingam, on +44-7768-661095 (email: romesh@vaitilingam.com).

Featured Media Briefings

COMPETITION PROTECTS NEW PARENTS FROM RIP-OFF PHARMACIES: Italian evidence

Pharmacists in small Italian cities where they are effectively monopolies will jack up the prices of products desperately needed by hard-pressed... More

‘HARMLESS’ CHEATING IN THE LAB LINKED TO MISBEHAVIOUR IN REAL LIFE

Breaking the rules. Almost daily we hear about someone who has cheated to get ahead – students using a study app to get answers for a final exam; two... More

SOCIAL DIVISIONS: India’s caste system as an exemplar of why members of different groups refuse to interact

Social divisions – such as the divisions between ‘tribes’ or ‘clans’ in developing countries, or the divisions between racial or religious groups in... More

EFFECTS OF COAL-BASED AIR POLLUTION ON MORTALITY RATES: New evidence from nineteenth century Britain

Industrialised cities in mid-nineteenth century Britain probably suffered from similar levels of air pollution as urban centres in China and India do... More

HOW CIVIL CONFLICT DISRUPTS THE ECONOMY: New evidence from the West Bank and Gaza

Conflict in Palestine in the early 2000s had a devastating effect on the economy, largely because local manufacturing firms were unable to get access... More

March 2018

DUTCH COFFEE SHOPS REDUCE LOCAL HOUSE PRICES

Dutch coffee shops selling cannabis have a negative effect on house prices in the surrounding neighbourhoods that is equivalent to a financial loss of... More

QUANTITATIVE EASING AND THE ‘NEW NORMAL’ IN MONETARY POLICY

Periods during which short-term nominal interest rates are stuck at their effective lower bound may be more frequent and costly in the future, as... More

DIVERSIFICATION INCREASES FIRMS’ RESILIENCE TO SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUPTION: Evidence from the SARS epidemic in China

The experience of Chinese importers during the SARS epidemic indicates the value of having suppliers from a wide range of places. New research by... More

LOSS OF BARGAINING POWER EXPLAINS DECLINE OF WAGE SHARE RELATIVE TO PROFITS

Changes in bargaining power – in particular the fall in union density and welfare state retrenchment – lie at the core of rising income inequality... More

A POSTGRADUATE DEGREE PROTECTS YOU AGAINST THE BUSINESS CYCLE: US evidence

People in the United States with postgraduate degrees experience smaller shocks to their pay over the business cycle than those who only have bachelor... More

CHEAP AIR TRAVEL SPURS SCIENTIFIC COLLABORATION

The availability of cheap air flight increases collaborations between scientists, according to research by Christian Catalini, Christian Fons-Rosen... More

WORLD WAR II PROMOTED RACIAL INTEGRATION IN AMERICA’S SOUTH

During the Second World War, the share of black workers in semi-skilled occupations in the American South increased as they filled vacancies created... More

SOCIAL INTEGRATION CUTS INEQUALITY: Evidence from conscription in Finland

Moving from a segregated society towards one that is more integrated reduces wage and earnings inequality. That is the central finding of research by... More

A RAT RACE OF UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE: Korean evidence on private tutoring

High school students in South Korea spend large amounts of money on private tutoring although its impact on university entrance is negligible and... More

THE MONEY MULTIPLIER IN THE FINANCIAL CRISIS: A quantitative evaluation

Without the extraordinary interventions of the Federal Reserve in the immediate aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008, the US economy would have a... More

UK CONSUMER PRICES: New evidence of their vulnerability to exchange rate fluctuations

Following the depreciation of sterling after the Brexit referendum, UK inflation rose by 2.3 percentage points when taking account of so-called... More

EUROPE’S PRODUCTIVITY SHORTFALL LIES IN THE SERVICE SECTOR

Poor productivity in Europe’s growing service sector is the main reason for the recent reversal of economic ‘catch-up’ with the United States. Three... More

MIXING KIDS BY RACE IN SCHOOL LEADS TO MORE INTERRACIAL RELATIONSHIPS

White Americans who had more black contemporaries when they were at school are more likely to date and marry black people as adults. That is the... More

CENTRAL BANK ANNOUNCEMENTS REACH ORDINARY PEOPLE: UK and US evidence

Surveys reveal that despite all the efforts of central bankers, only 36% of the US population report hearing any news about the Fed in the past few... More

THE NEXT SERENA WILLIAMS? Choice of career in winner-take-all markets

The tiny chance of making huge amounts of money in the music industry or professional sport entices more young people to enter an occupation than... More

OVEROPTIMISTIC ENTREPRENEURS: Self-employed expect greater happiness

People who choose to leave regular employment for self-employment tend to overestimate how satisfied with life they will be in the future. This is the... More

THE BREXIT HIT TO FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN THE UK: New evidence

The UK’s departure from the EU single market may reduce the stock of foreign direct investment from Germany, France and the Netherlands by as much as... More

STARTING UNIVERSITY IN A RECESSION MEANS YOU EARN MORE

Students who start university when the economy is in bad shape end up with higher pay than other cohorts – on average, an additional £1,200 per every... More

FAMILY, FIRMS AND THE GENDER WAGE GAP IN FRANCE

New research reveals the impact of motherhood and the firms that women choose to work for on the large gender pay gap in France. Among the findings of... More

EFFECTS OF SERVICES OFFSHORING ON LOCAL LABOUR MARKETS: UK evidence

Importing services from abroad rather than producing them domestically – what's known as ‘services offshoring’ – has a positive impact on employment... More

Page:   Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Next