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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.

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

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Featured Media Briefings

The deep roots of Rebellion: Evidence from the Irish Revolution

Census records from 1911 show that 19th-century famine might have inspired descendants to rebel The Great Irish Famine of 1845-1850 may have... More

SOCIAL NETWORKING: More time spent online makes children less happy with their lives

Children who spend more time social networking online feel less happy with a number of different aspects of their lives. That is the key finding of... More

ON THE CAUSES OF BREXIT: How migration from Eastern Europe contributed to the rise of UK Euroscepticism

Migration from Eastern Europe contributed to the growth of UK scepticism about the European Union (EU) as measured by electoral support for the UK... More

UNDERSTANDING THE NEXT HOUSING CRISIS: Housing risk will stabilise affordability if supply cannot, but it might take a price crash

High UK house prices increase the probability of a crash – and it's this factor which may make houses more affordable in the long run, according to... More

CLOSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP FOR IMMIGRANT CHILDREN IN ITALY

Smart kids from outside Italy more likely to be held back at school and pushed into vocational education than natives – but this can be... More

February 2015

INTERGENERATIONAL WEALTH MOBILITY IN ENGLAND, 1858-2012: New evidence based on rare surnames

Descendants of the wealthy people of England in 1850 are still wealthy. They also have longer life spans than the average person; they are much more... More

WOMEN PREFER COOPERATION AT WORK; MEN LIKE COMPETITION

Women are more comfortable than men in a working environment that involves teamwork, according to a new experimental study by Peter Kuhn and Marie... More

WHY FIRMS PREFER NOT TO DISCLOSE THE QUALITY OF THEIR PRODUCTS – AND HOW REGULATORS MIGHT RESPOND

Rather than explicitly revealing information about the quality of their products and services, many firms prefer to signal quality through the prices... More

HIV TESTING AND RISKY SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR: The ‘nothing to lose’ effect

People surprised by HIV-positive test results increase their risky sexual behaviour, exposing their partners to HIV infection and experiencing a more... More

OBESITY LINKED TO IMPATIENCE: New US evidence

People with low levels of patience have a greater chance of becoming obese, particularly at a time when meat and high-calorie foods are relatively... More

ASSET PRICE BUBBLES: New research on the tough choices facing central bankers

Central bankers face a trade-off in the face of high and rising asset prices, according to research by John Conlon, published in the February 2015... More

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