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CLASSROOMS THAT MIX AGE GROUPS HAVE MIXED RESULTS: Evidence from Norway of pupil achievement in ‘combination classes’

Children can benefit from being in classrooms that mix pupils from different age groups, but it depends crucially on the balance of lower and higher... More


Living in parts of the UK where crime is rising causes considerable mental distress for residents, leading to anxiety and depression. A 20% increase... More

THE CAR ENGINE IMMOBILISER: Benefits of mandatory anti-theft device greatly exceed costs

Car theft rates have declined spectacularly as a result of the electronic engine immobiliser, an anti-theft device that the European Union (EU) made... More

THE NEED FOR ENEMIES: Why politicians seeking re-election might never quite complete their key task

History is littered with politicians elected ‘to get the job done’ who are then removed from office once they have delivered: think of Britain’s... More

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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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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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RES Media Consultant