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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.

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

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

December 2012

VISA RESTRICTIONS ON STUDENTS HOLD BACK INNOVATION

Any visa policies that restrict entry by highly productive foreign students are a significant barrier to science and ultimately to innovation and... More

EXPORT MARKETS: TOP FIRMS TARGET THE RICHEST

The most innovative and productive firms send their exports to the world’s richest countries. That is the central finding of research by Rosario Crinò... More

THE IMPACT OF IMMIGRATION ON WAGES AND PRICES: EVIDENCE FROM THE NORWEGIAN CONSTRUCTION SECTOR

Immigration lowers the wages of relatively low-skilled native employees in sectors of the service economy that hire bigger shares of foreign workers.... More

COMPETITION AMONG BANKS: A POTENTIAL THREAT TO MACROECONOMIC STABILITY

Fierce competition among banks in the mortgage market may not always be desirable, according to research by Javier Andres and Oscar Arce, published in... More

BOOST GROWTH BY CUTTING INCOME TAX AND RAISING INHERITANCE TAX

Reducing the income tax rate and increasing the inheritance tax rate could induce a huge increase in UK GDP, according to research by Professors... More

November 2012

Unemployment in Recession

UNEMPLOYMENT IN RECESSION: Nobel prize-winning economist explains why active labour market policies are essential to help our jobless youth Youth... More

THE POSITIVE IMPACT OF UNCONVENTIONAL MONETARY POLICY

Central banks’ asset purchase programmes introduced in the wake of the financial crisis seem to have been effective in lowering government bond yields... More

MODERATE EFFECTS OF CENTRAL BANKS’ ASSET PURCHASE PROGRAMMES

The large-scale asset purchase programmes (LSAPs) that several central banks have implemented to deal with the aftermath of the financial crisis are... More

THE ECONOMY-WIDE EFFECTS OF QUANTITATIVE EASING IN THE UK

Without the asset purchases undertaken between March 2009 and January 2010 in the first phase of the Bank of England’s ‘quantitative easing’ (QE)... More

THE IMPACT OF QUANTITATIVE EASING ON THE UK GILT MARKET

The asset purchases undertaken between March 2009 and January 2010 in the first phase of the Bank of England’s ‘quantitative easing’ (QE) policy had a... More

EFFECTIVE PROGRAMMES OF ‘QUANTITATIVE EASING’: THE IMPORTANCE OF DURATION AND FORWARD GUIDANCE

The length of central banks’ ‘quantitative easing’ (QE) programmes and how they are communicated to the markets could be at least as important for... More

HOW THE FED’S ASSET PURCHASE PROGRAMMES REDUCE YIELDS AND SUPPORT ITS OBJECTIVES FOR JOBS AND PRICES

The beneficial impact of the Federal Reserve’s programmes of purchasing longer-term assets on longer-term US Treasury yields has largely happened... More

SHORT-LIVED EFFECTS OF UNCONVENTIONAL MONETARY POLICIES

Unconventional monetary policies – such as large-scale asset purchases and signalling that the central bank will keep its policy interest rates low –... More

ECB INTERVENTIONS IN THE INTERBANK MARKET AVERTED POST-LEHMAN CATASTROPHE

By arresting the potential collapse of transactions between banks and thus of financial intermediation more generally, the ‘non-standard’ monetary... More

October 2012

RES Public Policy Lecture - RETURNING TO GROWTH Economic Policy Lessons from the 1930s and 1980s

RETURNING TO GROWTH  Economic policy lessons from the 1930s and 1980s Now available: Slides of Nick Crafts’ RES Policy Lecture. If fiscal... More

September 2012

FIRMS IN CLUSTERED INDUSTRIES ARE PREPARED TO PAY HIGHER TAXES

It is in their profit-maximising nature that firms seek out low-tax locations, but this natural urge is not equally strong for all firms. According to... More

CONFLICT RESOLUTION: New experimental evidence sheds light on the eurozone negotiations

In seeking to resolve a conflict between two parties – say, the ‘core’ and ‘periphery’ countries in the eurozone – it would be useful to have a... More

WHICH WAY TO COOPERATE: EXPERIMENTAL EVIDENCE ON THE BEST STRATEGY

Social and business dilemmas of how to cooperate are everywhere. Experimental research by Professors Todd Kaplan and Bradley Ruffle, published in the... More

THE HIERARCHY OF CITIES: A new explanation for the human landscape

Stock exchanges and symphony orchestras are found only in the biggest cities of the world while petrol stations and convenience stores are found... More

CHANGING CHANNELS: NEW EVIDENCE OF PEOPLE’S INERTIA WHEN WATCHING TV

Despite the ease with which TV viewers can change channels, their choice of programme is heavily influenced by whether they watched the previous... More

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