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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

HIGH-SPEED RAIL BOOSTS CORPORATE PROFITS BUT CENTRALISES JOBS IN BIG CITIES: Evidence from France

The improvement in communications made possible by high-speed rail in France has slightly increased the profit margins of big firms with many sites... More

ACADEMIC PAPERS LOST IN THE STORM: How Hurricane Isaac led to reduced research collaboration and hence poorer science

When economists and other scientists attend conferences like the annual gathering of the Royal Economic Society, they are more likely to create... More

BIG SUPERMARKETS CAN’T ALWAYS SQUEEZE SMALL SUPPLIERS: Evidence from Chilean coffee suppliers

Small suppliers bargaining with large supermarket chains are not necessarily doomed to earn meagre profits. That is the central finding of research by... More

A POSSIBLE DOWNSIDE OF ‘NUDGE’ POLICIES: People may come to rely on default options too much

The popularity of ‘nudge’ policies, which use people’s psychological biases to steer them towards better choice, has a potential side... More

ECONOMICS OF MELTING ICECAPS: Big shift in world trade patterns expected as the Northern Sea Route becomes commercially viable

The opening of the Northern Sea Route for high volume commercial traffic through the Arctic Ocean, which is becoming possible as a consequence of... More

March 2011

How Developing Countries Rich In Natural Resources Should Harness The Revenues For Growth

Developing countries that are well endowed with natural resources should use the revenues to increase wages and employment, boost private... More

Household Wealth: First Estimates For The Whole World

Research published in the March 2011 Economic Journal provides the first comprehensive estimates of the level and distribution of global ... More

Inequality In Pre-Industrial Societies - And Lessons For Today

Pre-industrial societies had about the same level of measured inequality as rich, modern societies, but their elites extracted a much greater... More

Over-Sixties Pushed Into Early Retirement By New Technology

Technical change, which benefits many in the economy by increasing their productivity and incomes, also causes losses to some older workers, who... More

Studying Abroad Makes Graduates More Likely To Work Abroad

Attracting overseas students can serve as a policy to increase the future inflow of highly talented workers. That is the implication of research ... More

Barriers To New Retailers Raise Prices And Reduce Jobs

Regulations that prevent new retail outlets being set up have a series of damaging consequences, including reducing local employment and... More

February 2011

The Positive Impact Of Fiscal Stimulus In Europe

The European Union’s co-ordinated fiscal expansion plan launched in November 2008 was the right response to the rapid economic slowdown that was... More

Fiscal Policy: New Cross-Country Evidence Of The Impact On Short- And Long-Run Growth

Getting a fiscal stimulus package ‘wrong’ could mean that any short-run gains in economic growth are achieved at a cost of lower, perhaps... More

Tax Policy For Economic Recovery And Growth

When the economy is in recession, the best taxes to cut early on are income taxes for people on low incomes. When, as now, the economy is in... More

The Damaging Impact Of 9/11 On Happiness In The UK

The 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States had directly detrimental consequences for the wellbeing of UK citizens, according to new... More

January 2011

THE DAMAGING IMPACT OF 9/11 ON HAPPINESS IN THE UK

The 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States had directly detrimental consequences for the wellbeing of UK citizens, according to new research by... More

TAX POLICY FOR ECONOMIC RECOVERY AND GROWTH

When the economy is in recession, the best taxes to cut early on are income taxes for people on low incomes. When, as now, the economy is in recovery... More

FISCAL POLICY: NEW CROSS-COUNTRY EVIDENCE OF THE IMPACT ON SHORT- AND LONG-RUN GROWTH

Getting a fiscal stimulus package ‘wrong’ could mean that any short-run gains in economic growth are achieved at a cost of lower, perhaps... More

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