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 Communications and Engagement Manager Barry Watts on 07977837804.

Barry Watts

Communications and Engagement Manager | bwatts@res.org.uk

Barry manages all our communication and engagement activities and is the main point of contact for the media and other organisations. He has a background in working in politics and with the press. Please contact him if you want to receive our media briefings covering articles from The Economic Journal.

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Latest media briefings

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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12 Apr 2019

HOW PRESCHOOL CHANGED THE FAMILY: Evidence from the United States

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12 Apr 2019

BEHAVIOURAL PROBLEMS IN YOUNG CHILDREN: New evidence on the influence of parents

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12 Apr 2019

THE RISE OF CLOUD COMPUTING: Implications for economic statistics, measurement and policy-making

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12 Apr 2019

HEALTH BENEFITS OF CLEAN ENERGY: evidence from Indonesia

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12 Apr 2019

CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND FINANCIAL REGULATION: evidence from the United States

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12 Apr 2019

LOCAL UNEMPLOYMENT IN THE UK: The impact on inward and outward migration

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12 Apr 2019

INEQUALITY AND REDISTRIBUTION IN FRANCE, 1990-2018: New evidence and a comparison with the United States

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12 Apr 2019

GENERATION GAP: Evidence that young Brits are now less likely to ‘do better’ than their parents

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12 Apr 2019

WHY THE ‘WAR ON DRUGS’ HAS HAD MIXED RESULTS: New analysis of the interactions and growth effects of drug control policies

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01 Apr 2019

WOMEN’S RIGHTS, STATE PROTECTION AND FERTILITY: Evidence from Nigeria

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01 Apr 2019

THE LEGACY OF COLONIAL RULE ON BUILDING MODERN STATES: evidence from Africa

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01 Apr 2019

IMPATIENT CHILDREN ARE LESS LIKELY TO GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL: evidence from US

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01 Apr 2019

INCENTIVISING LOW SKILLED HOUSEHOLDS THROUGH NEGATIVE INCOME TAX SYSTEMS

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01 Apr 2019

SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS HELP EXPLAIN DIFFERENCES IN OPINIONS

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01 Apr 2019

NO ONE LIKES TO BE SECOND CHOICE

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01 Apr 2019

DOES OIL INCREASE THE RISKS OF COUPS: Evidence from a global data set

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01 Apr 2019

EFFECTS OF INCOME FALLS ON SOCIAL TRUST: Evidence from the 2009 economic crisis in Russia

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01 Apr 2019

LONGER PAID MATERNITY LEAVE BENEFITS BOTH KIDS AND MUMS: Evidence from Chile

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01 Apr 2019

REDISTRIBUTING ACCESS TO UNIVERSITY EDUCATION: Evidence from a Brazilian admissions policy

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06 Feb 2019

MORE SIBLINGS LEADS TO LESS EDUCATED CHILDREN: evidence from the industrial revolution

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06 Feb 2019

THE IMPACT OF SHIFTS IN MARKET SENTIMENTS ON ECONOMIC FLUCTUATIONS: Evidence for the United States economy 1960-2016

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06 Feb 2019

BENEFITS OF BANKING COMPETITION: Evidence from the UK’s 1971 reform

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06 Feb 2019

FIRM GROWTH CUTS CORRUPTION: Evidence from Vietnam

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06 Feb 2019

CONSUMER SENTIMENT AND ECONOMIC ACTIVITY: Evidence from US states on the impact of ‘animal spirits’

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06 Feb 2019

COMMUNICATION AMONG VOTERS BENEFITS THE MAJORITY PARTY: New evidence from controlled laboratory experiments

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06 Feb 2019

GENDER DIFFERENCES IN COMPETITIVENESS: Evidence from China

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06 Feb 2019

THE IMPACT OF THE FIRST WOMEN JURORS ON COURTROOM DECISIONS

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06 Feb 2019

LINKS BETWEEN CHINA’S SKEWED SEX RATIO AND RISING CRIME

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06 Feb 2019

CHOICE OF UNIVERSITY SUBJECT & LATER LIFE OUTCOMES: Italian evidence

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07 Jan 2019

THE LOSS OF TALENT THROUGH EMIGRATION: a study of Denmark

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07 Jan 2019

INCENTIVE PAY: Helping to equalise access to information in rural India

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07 Jan 2019

REDUCING VIOLENT CRIME LINKED TO DRUGS: New evidence of the powerful impact of US medical marijuana laws

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07 Jan 2019

TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE AND THE LABOUR MARKET: Higher pay encourages automation of low-wage jobs – but new employment opportunities emerge for those workers

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