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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

May 2014

ANALYSING TAXES AND PUBLIC SPENDING

ANALYSING TAXES AND PUBLIC SPENDING: Time for economists to abandon their pejorative language The anti-tax rhetoric evident in much lay discussion of... More

REDUCING GLOBAL WAGE INEQUALITY: Rebalancing world trade is key

Large trade surpluses in developing countries lead to higher wage inequality in both poor and rich countries, which suggests that the way to alleviate... More

ATTITUDES TO RISK

ATTITUDES TO RISK: Experimental evidence that we’re not easily divided into risk-takers and risk-averse Any of us may be risk-taking in some... More

ECONOMIC DECISION-MAKING BY POOR HOUSEHOLDS

ECONOMIC DECISION-MAKING BY POOR HOUSEHOLDS: Evidence from Nicaragua of how choices are strongly influenced by interactions with local leaders Social... More

April 2014

MAFIA PRESENCE REDUCES THE QUALITY OF LOCAL POLITICIANS: Evidence from Italy

The dissolution of a local government in Italy due to mafia infiltration is followed by a significant upward shift in the educational level of local... More

‘AID-FOR-TRADE’ DOES LITTLE TO HELP THE POOREST COUNTRIES

Aid initiatives intended to raise the participation of developing countries in world trade do little for the recipients that need the most help.... More

TAX INCENTIVES BOOST R&D SPENDING BY MEDIUM-SIZED UK FIRMS

Firms that benefitted from a UK tax relief scheme introduced in 2002 increased their spending on research and development (R&D) by 20%. That is... More

THE WINTER FUEL PAYMENT: A simple name change would encourage recipients to save energy

Changing the name of the Winter Fuel Payment (WFP) would make recipient households more likely to invest in renewable energy technologies while still... More

AMNESTIES FOR UNDOCUMENTED MIGRANTS speeds up their integration into the labour market

The possibility of gaining legal status through an immigration amnesty may considerably speed up the labour market integration of newly arrived... More

DEEP POCKETS, EXTREME PREFERENCES

DEEP POCKETS, EXTREME PREFERENCES: Why some interest groups donate more than others to political parties The less mainstream the views of a special... More

PRODUCTIVITY DYNAMICS IN THE GREAT STAGNATION

PRODUCTIVITY DYNAMICS IN THE GREAT STAGNATION: New evidence from UK businesses The major part of the decline in UK productivity growth following the... More

TRILLIONS GAINED AND LOST

TRILLIONS GAINED AND LOST: New evidence of the enormous impact of growth accelerations, decelerations and collapses on people’s lives Massive changes... More

UK IMMIGRANTS AND NATIVE WORKERS: New evidence on comparative earnings

Most immigrants to the UK earn about the same as similarly skilled native workers – some might even earn more. These are among the findings of... More

POSITIVE EFFECTS OF IMMIGRATION ON NATIVES’ HEALTH: Evidence from Germany

Immigrants typically arrive at their destination countries healthier than natives, but their health advantage erodes over time due to entering more... More

THE BENEFITS OF A WELL-RUN SCHOOL

THE BENEFITS OF A WELL-RUN SCHOOL: Cross-country evidence of the link between management practices and pupil achievement Better school management is... More

INHERITANCE PLANS: More than a third of American parents treat their children unequally

American parents are dividing their estates up increasingly unequally between their children – with step-children and children with whom they have... More

UK IMMIGRANTS FROM EASTERN EUROPE

UK IMMIGRANTS FROM EASTERN EUROPE: Lower paid and in worse jobs than their skills justify Immigrants to the UK from the eight East European countries... More

HOW SHOPPING HABITS VARY AMONG DIFFERENT AGE GROUPS IN THE UK

People in their fifties and above go shopping more often and end up paying slightly higher prices than their younger counterparts. These are among the... More

RAISING THE SCHOOL LEAVING AGE DOES NOT INCREASE SOCIAL MOBILITY

UK education reforms implemented in 1972, which raised the minimum school leaving age from 15 to 16, failed to improve intergenerational social... More

TACKLING GENDER INEQUALITY WILL BOOST ECONOMIC GROWTH

Removing the barriers to labour market participation that women face in many parts of the world will lead to substantial... More

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