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Read the latest news and features from the RES, including The Economic Journal and The Econometrics Journal.

APP-TENTION SEEKING: Trivial updates can boost downloads

  • Published Date: 23 March 2016

 Developers of mobile applications use trivial updates to bring more attention to their products. That is the main finding of research by Stefano... Read more

WOMEN, WAGES AND HOUSEWORK: How closing the gender pay gap splits chores more evenly

  • Published Date: 23 March 2016

Eliminating the gender gap in wages would lead to married women doing much less housework. That is one of the findings of research by Alexandros... Read more

CUTTING HOUSING BENEFIT REDUCES PROPERTY PRICES

  • Published Date: 23 March 2016

 House prices fall when Housing Benefit is cut. That is the central finding of research by Nils Braakmann and Stephen McDonald, to be presented... Read more

WOMEN ON CORPORATE BOARDS: To make a difference to firm performance, they need to be on key governance committees

  • Published Date: 22 March 2016

  Simply appointing women to the board of a top company in response to regulatory pressure has, at best, a limited effect on firm performance.... Read more

TIMING TRADE DISPUTES TO WIN VOTES: Evidence that US Presidents focus on key industries in swing states

  • Published Date: 22 March 2016

 American presidents strategically delay their reaction to violations of international trade rules so as to maximise their chances of remaining... Read more

NHS WALK-IN CENTRES DO LITTLE TO EASE PRESSURE ON A&E

  • Published Date: 22 March 2016

 Although walk-in NHS centres are popular, they are an expensive way and largely ineffective of taking the pressure off busy casualty... Read more

How British ‘cafe culture’ drinks revolution ended in failure

  • Published Date: 21 March 2016

The extension of licensing hours in England and Wales has triggered a rise in binge drinking and an associated increase in mental and physical health... Read more

BETTER TEACHERS MEAN HAPPIER AND HIGHER-ACHIEVING PUPILS: Evidence from UK primary schools

  • Published Date: 21 March 2016

 Good teachers don’t just help children learn more: they also help them to become happier. That is one of the findings of research by Sarah... Read more

REFUGEES IN THE UK MUCH MORE LIKELY TO SEE THEMSELVES AS BRITISH THAN ECONOMIC MIGRANTS

  • Published Date: 21 March 2016

 The further a country’s development falls behind the richest countries, the more likely it is to see protests and even revolutions. That is the... Read more

AIR POLLUTION HARMS FOOTBALLERS’ PERFORMANCE: Evidence from Germany’s Bundesliga

  • Published Date: 18 March 2016

Air pollution is responsible for harming footballers’ performance. That is the main finding of research by Andreas Lichter, Nico Pestel and Eric... Read more

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