Newsletter Online July 2006

Issue no. 134

This provides links to selected items from issue no.134, July 2006. It is part of a continuing project to make available selected material from issues before no.156, January 2012.

Features

Annual Conference Report
The Society's Annual Conference took place this year at the University of Nottingham, 18th to 20th of April. This report on the event is written by Chris Giles of the Financial Times.

German-speaking Economists in British Exile 1933-1945
Readers of the Newsletter will appreciate better than most that the generation of economists now coming sadly to the end of its natural life includes a very large number who were born in Eastern Europe before 1939. Professor Harald Hagemann of the University of Hohenheim has researched and published a number of papers on this diaspora. This is a distillation.

Correspondence

Letter from Germany —Where have all the babies gone?
In Germany, the problems posed by low fertility have become more pressing than in most other European countries. In this essay Ray Rees, Professor of Economics at the University of Munich, discusses a number of policy innovations which might encourage both an increase in female participation in the labour market as well as an increase in fertility.

Comment

The cost of hip ops, from Donald Roy
Nicholas Stern's Immaculate Conception, from Tim Curtin

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