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

Why the minimum wage worked - Alan Krueger at the RES Conference

  • Published Date: 31 March 2016

 Why the minimum wage worked – Alan Krueger interviewed – plus discussion of the RES special session in a Vox column. Watch Alan Krueger's... Read more

Thank you Karen Mumford and Welcome Silvana Tenreyro to the RES Womens Committee

  • Published Date: 30 March 2016

The new Chair of Women's Committee, Silvana Tenreyro (LSE) takes over from Karen Mumford (York) this week. The 10th Gender Survey of Academic... Read more

The Economic Journal 2016 Prize Winners

  • Published Date: 24 March 2016

We are delighted to announce this year’s prize winners. Austin Robinson Memorial Prize Awarded to the best paper published in The Economic Journal in... Read more

UK PRODUCTIVITY: The impact of lost jobs

  • Published Date: 23 March 2016

Involuntary job separations (firings or redundancies) can explain more than a quarter of the UK's productivity puzzle, according to research by... Read more

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


  • 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


  • 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

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