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

Do Taxes Affect How Much We Work?

  • Published Date: 21 May 2015

 How does labour supply respond to changes in wages and taxation? Delivering the 2015 Sargan lecture, Michael Keane discussed the role of human... Read more

The Legacy of a 26-year-old Economist

  • Published Date: 20 May 2015

Frank Ramsey was an economist who died in 1930 aged just 26. But his remarkable research lives on: in the 125th anniversary edition of the Economic... Read more

Keynes and The Economic Journal

  • Published Date: 20 May 2015

 John Maynard Keynes is one of the best known and most influential economists of all time. Less well known is that he was editor of the EJ, which... Read more

Interest Rates, Inflation and Clear Communication

  • Published Date: 20 May 2015

 Interest rates are near zero and inflation is even lower. Professor Sir Charles Bean, former Deputy Governor at the Bank of England and RES... Read more

What is family economics and how is it useful?

  • Published Date: 19 May 2015

 Pierre-Andre Chiappori, who delivered this year’s Hahn lecture on ‘Equivalence scales versus indifference scales’, gives his answer. Watch the... Read more

If we don't do something about climate change, we are all toasted!

  • Published Date: 19 May 2015

 Listen to Rick van der Ploeg's argument on why economists have a vital role to play in doing something about climate change in our video... Read more

Economics of the family

  • Published Date: 19 May 2015

 Fifty years ago, Gary Becker published ‘A theory of the allocation of time’ in the EJ, a paper that has nearly 10,000 citations in Google... Read more

'The father' of growth theory on the links between innovation, growth and social mobility

  • Published Date: 18 May 2015

Philippe Aghion of Harvard University - 'the father' of growth theory - speaks with John Van Reenen of the LSE's Centre for Economic Performance about... Read more

Inequality - What to do about it?

  • Published Date: 18 May 2015

 Inspired by Hugh Dalton’s 1920 study of how to measure inequality, an EJ special anniversary session discussed frontier research on income... Read more

Inequality and Innovation: The Balancing Act

  • Published Date: 18 May 2015

Fixing inequality should not come at the expense of innovation - as innovation is essential for growth and social mobility, argues Philippe Aghion.... Read more

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