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

EXPERT EVALUATORS FAVOURING THEIR COMPATRIOTS: Evidence from dressage competitions

The equestrian sport of dressage is the only Olympic competition in which men and women compete as equals with the outcomes determined by subjective... More

PEOPLE MAY BE OVERPAYING FOR LEASE EXTENSIONS IN THE UK: Evidence from London

People may be paying too high a price to extend the leases on their homes according to new research from the London School of Economics and Political... More

THE ‘WITCH CRAZE’ OF 16th & 17th CENTURY EUROPE: Economists uncover religious competition as driving force of witch hunts

Economists Peter Leeson and Jacob Russ of George Mason University have uncovered new evidence to resolve the longstanding puzzle posed by the ‘witch... More

LABOUR MARKET EFFECTS OF INTERNAL MIGRATION: Evidence from Indonesia

People who relocate within Indonesia are typically more educated and more likely to be employed in higher-paid and secure jobs than those who stay... More

MARRIAGE AS INSURANCE: How our degree of risk aversion influences whom we marry

New research uses the economics of insurance to help understand who marries whom. The study by Johannes Gierlinger and Sarolta Laczó, published in the... More

December 2015

DOVES VERSUS HAWKS: New analysis of the fundamentals of conflict behaviour

DOVES VERSUS HAWKS: New analysis of the fundamentals of conflict behaviour Conflicts might be less intense in societies that are more heterogeneous... More

FOR LOVE OR REWARD? Experimental evidence on the economics of gift-giving to parents by their adult children

FOR LOVE OR REWARD? Experimental evidence on the economics of gift-giving to parents by their adult children Gifts to elderly parents from their adult... More

MORTGAGE DEFAULTS: Evidence from Florida on the benefits for all of mandatory mediation between borrowers and lenders

MORTGAGE DEFAULTS: Evidence from Florida on the benefits for all of mandatory mediation between borrowers and lenders Mandatory mediation between... More

‘TRUTH SERUMS’: New research on how to get people to respond truthfully to economic surveys

‘TRUTH SERUMS’: New research on how to get people to respond truthfully to economic surveys When collecting survey data on consumers’ beliefs about... More

PRICE RIGIDITY: New evidence that dominant firms are slow to adjust their prices (even upwards!) when costs change

PRICE RIGIDITY: New evidence that dominant firms are slow to adjust their prices (even upwards!) when costs change Firms with market power delay... More

LONG WORKING HOURS TAKE THEIR TOLL ON PEOPLE’S HEALTH AND JOB PERFORMANCE: Evidence from First World War munition workers

LONG WORKING HOURS TAKE THEIR TOLL ON PEOPLE’S HEALTH AND JOB PERFORMANCE: Evidence from First World War munition workers Cutting back on excessive... More

PREFERENTIAL TRADE AGREEMENTS HARM EXCLUDED COUNTRIES

PREFERENTIAL TRADE AGREEMENTS HARM EXCLUDED COUNTRIES Agreements to liberalise trade between groups of countries will boost wages in the partner... More

INCOME AND DEMOCRACY IN BRAZIL: The richer you are, the more likely you are to prefer parliamentary government to a presidential system

INCOME AND DEMOCRACY IN BRAZIL: The richer you are, the more likely you are to prefer parliamentary government to a presidential system The poorer... More

CENTRAL BANKS’ BALANCE SHEET POLICIES: Effective in a crisis but with limitations

CENTRAL BANKS’ BALANCE SHEET POLICIES: Effective in a crisis but with limitations Balance sheet policies, such as quantitative easing, can be an... More

TRADE AGREEMENTS: Why some are ‘fixed-term’ while others are ‘evergreen’

TRADE AGREEMENTS: Why some are ‘fixed-term’ while others are ‘evergreen’ Regional trade agreements are more likely to be of fixed duration if they... More

THE IMPACT OF TAX REFORM ON CORPORATE BEHAVIOUR: Evidence from a 2009 UK reform

THE IMPACT OF TAX REFORM ON CORPORATE BEHAVIOUR: Evidence from a 2009 UK reform A 2009 change in the taxation of foreign earnings of UK multinationals... More

JOBS FOR YOUNG AND OLD: New US evidence on unemployment, labour market participation and worker flows over the lifecycle

JOBS FOR YOUNG AND OLD: New US evidence on unemployment, labour market participation and worker flows over the lifecycle Finding a job is not... More

THE BUYING POWER OF LARGE RETAILERS: New analysis supports concerns for consumers expressed in European Commission guidelines

THE BUYING POWER OF LARGE RETAILERS: New analysis supports concerns for consumers expressed in European Commission guidelines When large retailers... More

POPULATIONS GROW AS COUNTRIES GET RICHER: New evidence from both the industrialised and developing worlds

POPULATIONS GROW AS COUNTRIES GET RICHER: New evidence from both the industrialised and developing worlds Higher national income growth leads to... More

TRADE UNIONS IN FRANCE: Despite appearance of strength, most have minimal impact on their members’ earnings

TRADE UNIONS IN FRANCE: Despite appearance of strength, most have minimal impact on their members’ earnings Workers in French firms that recognise a... More

IMMIGRATION TO RESOURCE-RICH ECONOMIES: Evidence from Canadian provinces of migrant workers mitigating the effects of ‘Dutch disease’

IMMIGRATION TO RESOURCE-RICH ECONOMIES: Evidence from Canadian provinces of migrant workers mitigating the effects of ‘Dutch disease’ The negative... More

November 2015

POST-9/11 BACKLASH AGAINST MUSLIMS REDUCED ASSIMILATION

POST-9/11 BACKLASH AGAINST MUSLIMS REDUCED ASSIMILATION The increase in hate crimes against Muslim immigrants after the 9/11 terrorist attacks led to... More

MIDLIFE CRISIS: Evidence that human wellbeing hits a low point in our early 40s

MIDLIFE CRISIS: Evidence that human wellbeing hits a low point in our early 40s People’s life satisfaction follows a U-shape through the life cycle,... More

HOW PARENTS ALLOCATE FAMILY RESOURCES BETWEEN HEALTHY AND SICK CHILDREN: Evidence from twins in China

Parents tend to share family resources equally among their children – for example, by allocating more money towards sick children’s health problems... More

HUNGER IN CHILDHOOD CAN LEAD TO ADULT OBESITY: Evidence from post-war Germany

We can never fully escape our childhood experiences, both good and bad. This old axiom receives dramatic new confirmation in research published in the... More

Page:   1 2 3 4 5 6 Next