Media briefings

We produce media briefings summarising the latest economic research findings presented at our Annual Conference and published in each issue of The Economic Journal.  If you have any queries about any of our media briefings please contact our Media Officer Bradley Davies on 02031376306.

Bradley Davies

Digital and Media Officer | media@res.org.uk

Bradley joined the Royal Economic Society in March 2019. He studied at King’s College London and has a background in digital media, having previously worked for the World Health Organisation in Paris and Age UK in digital communication and marketing roles. He has also written for The Independent, the i, The Daily Telegraph, Culture Trip and others.

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03 Mar 2020

RURAL CREDIT AND DEFORESTATION: Evidence from the Brazilian Amazon

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03 Mar 2020

UNCERTAINTY AND POLICYMAKING: Evidence from COP21

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27 Feb 2020

SALMON WARS: rethinking the Pacific Salmon Treaty

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13 Feb 2020

SCHOOL EXCLUSIONS: evidence from England

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12 Feb 2020

DEBT AND FINANCIAL TROUBLE: evidence from Denmark

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12 Feb 2020

IDENTITY AND BIAS: evidence from Israel

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09 Dec 2019

EMPIRE-BUILDING: countering inefficient business expansion

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04 Dec 2019

THE IMPACT OF CHINA’S POLLUTION ON MORTALITY IN SOUTH KOREA

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04 Dec 2019

ECONOMICS OF HOT HAND: evidence from tennis

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04 Dec 2019

THE IMPACT OF WAGE ADJUSTMENTS: Evidence from Italy

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04 Dec 2019

INCENTIVISING PUBLIC SERVANTS: Evidence from the UK’s welfare reforms

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04 Dec 2019

MARRIAGE MARKETS: birth cohorts, age gaps and the position of women

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29 Nov 2019

PRODUCTIVITY AND INVESTMENT IN MANUFACTURING MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES: evidence from China

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21 Oct 2019

EFFECT OF FINANCIAL INCENTIVES ON REPARTNERING: evidence from Australia

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21 Oct 2019

THE IMPACT OF OIL WEALTH ON ACCOUNTABILITY AND LONG-TERM ECONOMIC GROWTH

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21 Oct 2019

TARGETED SCHOOL VOUCHER PROGRAM INEFFECTIVE: evidence from Chile

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21 Oct 2019

GREAT RECESSION: how was the financial crisis of 2007-09 transmitted?

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21 Oct 2019

MODERN ECONOMIC GROWTH STARTED 200 YEARS EARLIER: evidence from England

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21 Oct 2019

HIGH STAKES: how different demographic groups respond to incentives

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12 Aug 2019

TESTING THE MODEL ON EXPECTATIONS-BASED REFERENCE POINTS

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12 Aug 2019

CHARITY DONATIONS: why having high core costs can discourage donors

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12 Aug 2019

MILITARY CONSCRIPTION AND INCREASED CRIME: evidence from Sweden

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12 Aug 2019

ETHNIC DIVERSITY DISCOURAGES TEENS FROM ‘HANGING AROUND’: evidence from England

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12 Aug 2019

HISTORICAL PRODUCTIVITY GROWTH FROM RUN OF THE MILL INDUSTRIES: evidence from the United States

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12 Aug 2019

DEMAND FOR INSURANCE: evidence from Guatemalan coffee farmers

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12 Aug 2019

Study finds that female leadership affects wage-gap and firm performance

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12 Aug 2019

PROMOTIONS AND BONUSES: theory and evidence from Finland and US

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12 Aug 2019

HOW HOUSEHOLDS RESPOND TO ECONOMIC SHOCK: evidence from the Netherlands

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01 Jul 2019

FOSTERING COOPERATION: how to prompt individuals to act for the public good

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01 Jul 2019

TASTE-BASED DISCRIMINATION: evidence from the Netherlands

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01 Jul 2019

DISCRIMINATION BY ASSOCIATION: How employers and landlords discriminate against applicant groups

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01 Jul 2019

SHORT TERM CONSEQUENCES OF BINGE DRINKING: evidence from England

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01 Jul 2019

CARTEL BEHAVIOUR: evidence from Finland

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01 Jul 2019

EFFECTIVE PUBLIC HEALTH RESPONSE BOOSTS TRUST AND STATE LEGITIMACY: evidence from the 2014 Ebola epidemic

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01 Jul 2019

CENTRAL BANK OBJECTIVES: stabilising economic fluctuations is as important as stabilising inflation

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01 Jul 2019

TACKLING SLUM FORMATION: new study

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03 May 2019

GOLD MINING REDUCES INFANT MORTALITY RATES: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa

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03 May 2019

GENDER DIFFERENCES IN COMPETITIVENESS: evidence from Spain

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03 May 2019

LOTTERIES AS EFFECTIVE DECISION-MAKING PROCEDURE: application of Ancient Athenian sortition

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03 May 2019

FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: a new policy blueprint

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03 May 2019

TAX EXEMPTIONS AND FITNESS CENTRES: Evidence from the United States

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03 May 2019

HOLDING POLITICIANS TO ACCOUNT: new research

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03 May 2019

IMPACT OF FIXED-TERM CONTRACTS ON YOUTH EMPLOYMENT: evidence from Spain

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03 May 2019

REDUCING BIRTH RATES THROUGH INTERNAL MIGRATION: Evidence from 19th Century France

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03 May 2019

THE EFFECTS OF EXPOSURE TO AIR PARTICLE POLLUTION: Evidence from volcanic activity in Hawaii

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16 Apr 2019

RADICAL COMPLEXITY: A new view on the instability of network economies

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16 Apr 2019

THE LONG-TERM DAMAGE FROM BEING BULLIED IN SECONDARY SCHOOL: New evidence from England

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16 Apr 2019

‘MULTIDIMENSIONAL SLANT’: Complementarities in news reporting by US newspapers

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16 Apr 2019

SANCTIONS STRENGHTHEN THE TARGETED REGIME: evidence from the 2014 sanctions imposition on Russia

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16 Apr 2019

CHILDREN RAISED BY SAME-SEX FAMILIES EXCEL IN SCHOOL: Evidence from the Netherlands

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16 Apr 2019

TRAINS OF THOUGHT: Evidence from Sweden on how railways helped ideas to travel

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16 Apr 2019

THE IMPACT OF LOCAL CRIME ON CHILDREN: Evidence from pupils’ achievements in London

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16 Apr 2019

ETHNIC NETWORKS BOOST TRADE BETWEEN COUNTRIES: Evidence from Africa

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16 Apr 2019

THE IMPACT OF POLICE ON CRIME: Evidence from the first professional forces

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16 Apr 2019

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE: US legalisation has boosted employment of both partners in same-sex couples, as discrimination against sexual minorities falls

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16 Apr 2019

MEASURING ECONOMIC PROGRESS: Towards an alternative framework that combines wellbeing, time use and the impact of the digital economy

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16 Apr 2019

ECONOMICS OF SOCIAL MEDIA STARS: New evidence on what drives popularity and success on YouTube

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16 Apr 2019

RATIONAL CRIMINALS: When the price of gold rises, burglars target UK neighbourhoods with more Asian families

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16 Apr 2019

DELAYING SCHOOL TRACKING CAN HAVE IMPLICATIONS FOR MENTAL HEALTH: evidence from Finland

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16 Apr 2019

IMPROVING PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAMMES: through complementary micro-credit

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16 Apr 2019

ECONOMIC BENEFITS FROM RESHAPING TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE: Evidence from the division of Germany

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16 Apr 2019

EFFECTS OF DEREGULATING TEACHERS’ PAY: Evidence for England

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16 Apr 2019

REDUCING MENTAL HEALTH INEQUALITY: Dutch evidence of effective interventions in support of disadvantaged students

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16 Apr 2019

UNIVERSITY GROWTH STIMULATES LOCAL BUSINESSES IN HIGH-TECH SECTORS: New evidence to underpin the UK’s industrial strategy

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16 Apr 2019

FANNING THE FLAMES OF HATE: Social Media and Hate Crime

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15 Apr 2019

COMPETITION IN HEALTHCARE NOT A ‘MAGIC BULLET’: New research finds mixed effects of patient choice on hospital quality for elective patients in England

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15 Apr 2019

ECONOMIC COSTS OF POPULAR BELIEFS: Experimental evidence from pregnant women in Israel

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15 Apr 2019

SPOUSES WHO WORK TOGETHER: Evidence on relative income within households

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15 Apr 2019

UK EXPORTERS: New evidence of the hit from Brexit-induced uncertainty about trade policy

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15 Apr 2019

ROBOTS LEAD TO ‘RESHORING’ – But low-skilled workers do not benefit

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15 Apr 2019

VEHICLE ROADWORTHINESS: Your car is less likely to fail its MOT on a Friday than a Monday

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15 Apr 2019

TEACHING COSTS OF DIFFERENT SUBJECTS IN HIGHER EDUCATION: US evidence

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15 Apr 2019

BETTER MANAGED UK FIRMS SAVE MORE PRUDENTLY AND INVEST MORE EFFICIENTLY: Evidence from the World Management Survey

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15 Apr 2019

ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY NEWS IN BUSINESS CYCLES: evidence from patent applications

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15 Apr 2019

RISING UK HOUSE PRICES BOOST SUPPORT FOR CONSERVATIVES: New evidence on wealth inequality and political preferences

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15 Apr 2019

LEISURE-ENHANCING TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE: New insights into innovation, the productivity puzzle, GDP measurement and how we spend our time

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15 Apr 2019

EDUCATION REDUCES THE RATES OF EARLY MARRIAGE: evidence from rural India

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15 Apr 2019

ILLEGAL DRUGS AND PUBLIC CORRUPTION: Evidence from the emergence of crack cocaine in California in the 1980s

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15 Apr 2019

CHANGING JOBS IN A RECESSION: UK evidence on the task and skill content of work transitions over the business cycle

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15 Apr 2019

IMPACT OF IMPORT SHOCKS ON THE LABOUR MARKET: evidence from Great Britain

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15 Apr 2019

HOW TO REDUCE RISKY SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR IN YOUNG PEOPLE: Invite them to attend vocational training and inspirational talks

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15 Apr 2019

WHEN UNEMPLOYMENT LEADS TO MALTREATMENT OF CHILDREN: New evidence from the United States

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15 Apr 2019

BANKING BONUS AND EXCESSIVE RISK

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15 Apr 2019

HOW COHABITING AND MARRIED COUPLES SHARE THE HOUSEWORK: New UK evidence

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15 Apr 2019

COUPLES’ DECISIONS ABOUT WORK: Evidence from the British Household Panel Survey

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15 Apr 2019

FURTHER EDUCATION COLLEGES IN ENGLAND: New evidence of their value-added and returns to subjects studied for young and adult learners

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15 Apr 2019

HOW CRIMINALS RESPOND TO ECONOMIC INCENTIVES: Evidence from the 1995 earthquake in Kobe, Japan

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15 Apr 2019

THE IMPACT OF A GRAMMAR SCHOOL EDUCATION ON LATER LIFE OUTCOMES: Evidence from the generation who took the 11-plus in 1969

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15 Apr 2019

PARENTS' RESPONSES TO CHILDREN’S BEHAVIOURS: Evidence from time use diaries

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15 Apr 2019

TACKLING AMERICA’S OPIOID EPIDEMIC: Effects of restricting availability of prescription opioids on drug usage and crime

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15 Apr 2019

HIGH-PERFORMANCE WORK SYSTEMS: New evidence that public sector employers benefit but not their employees

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15 Apr 2019

SEX RATIOS, SEXUAL INFIDELITY AND SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS: New UK evidence

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15 Apr 2019

WORKING AT HOME CAN BE COSTLY FOR MOTHERS: US evidence

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15 Apr 2019

TACKLING SKILL SHORTAGES AHEAD OF BREXIT: Nesta launches comprehensive map of national skills

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15 Apr 2019

RISING INTEREST RATES BOOST THE WAGE SHARE OF INCOME AT THE EXPENSE OF PROFITS: New evidence of the link between monetary policy and labour’s share of output

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15 Apr 2019

APPRENTICESHIPS IN ENGLAND: The earnings boost is much bigger for men

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15 Apr 2019

EXPLAINING NEGATIVE INTEREST RATE POLICY: A new signalling theory

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12 Apr 2019

AFTERMATH OF AUSTERITY: The UK tax and benefit system is less good at protecting households from income volatility

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12 Apr 2019

SAVINGS BY COUPLES AND SINGLES AFTER RETIREMENT: evidence from the United States

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