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CURBING THE CREDIT CYCLE THAT LEADS TO FINANCIAL CRISIS: New evidence to underpin macroprudential policy

Credit cycles are distinct from the business cycle in their frequency and amplitude. One of their central features is a tendency for banks... More

HOW TRADE LIBERALISATION BOOSTS GROWTH IN CHINA: New evidence of the impact of tariff reductions on assembly firms’ productivity

Reductions in input and output tariffs for firms engaged in ‘processing trade’ contributed at least one percentage point per year of China’s growth... More

THE ‘IRON LAW OF CONVERGENCE’: New evidence on how fast poor countries can catch up with the advanced economies

Analysis of two long-run cross-country data sets on economic growth lends support to the idea that there is a robust empirical regularity in the rate... More

INCREASING RETURNS TO SCALE: Why banking is dominated by a few big and highly leveraged firms

The domination of the banking industry by a handful of ‘too-big-to-fail’ and highly leveraged banks is driven by two forces at the heart of modern... More

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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. 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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