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FINDING WORK ON THE INTERNET: New evidence of the growing effectiveness of online job search

Jobseekers who go online to find work experience 25% shorter unemployment spells than people who do not use the internet. That is one of the... More

GERMANY’S LABOUR MARKET: The key reform was not benefit cuts but improving the way unemployed workers are matched to job vacancies

Inefficiencies in the process by which unemployed workers were matched to open positions were the main causes of rigidities in Germany’s labour market... More

CHINA’S RENMINBI IS ALREADY A DOMINANT GLOBAL CURRENCY: New evidence of the emerging ‘tripolar’ monetary system

China’s renminbi has become a key driver of currency movements in Asia since the mid-2000s and especially since the global financial crisis. For... More

BUSINESS INVESTMENT IN R&D: More likely to be a shortfall than an excess

Business policies that encourage firms to invest more in research and development (R&D) are likely to boost growth, according to research by... More

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Media Briefings

The RES distributes media briefings summarising new economic research findings presented at its annual conference and published in each issue of The Economic Journal. Annual Conference Reports/Overviews produced by conference rapporteurs, leading economics journalists attending conference, are also available.

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Policy Lectures

In 2011, the Society initiated a Policy Lecture series. The inaugural lecture in this series was given by David Miles, External Member of the Monetary Policy Committee. Whereas the Annual Public Lecture series, which has run since 2001, is aimed largely at a sixth form secondary school audience, the Policy Lecture series is an opportunity for leading economists to speak both to academics and to policy-makers and to others interested in the development of economic policy.

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Romesh Vaitilingam
RES Media Consultant