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

Latest media briefings

14 Apr 2021

REGIONAL ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE AND LOCATION CHOICES OF PLANTS: Evidence from Germany

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14 Apr 2021

FIRMS THAT AUTOMATE: Theory and evidence

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14 Apr 2021

A LISBON STORY: Short-term rental platforms and the housing market

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14 Apr 2021

THE URBAN WAGE PREMIUM IS GREATER FOR WOMEN: New UK evidence and an explanation

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14 Apr 2021

EQUITABLE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THE UK: A purple green red new deal

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14 Apr 2021

SPECIALISTS OR ALL-ROUNDERS? New analysis of how best to select university students

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13 Apr 2021

MENTAL HEALTH CONSEQUENCES OF PARENTAL DEATH: Evidence from Finland

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13 Apr 2021

MACROECONOMIC DAMAGE FROM GENDER DISCRIMINATION

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13 Apr 2021

PREFERENCE FOR SONS INCREASES HIV INFECTIONS: Evidence from sub-Saharan Africa

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13 Apr 2021

FAITH AND FAITH SCHOOLS: New evidence of the impact on life outcomes

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13 Apr 2021

TOGETHERNESS IN THE HOUSEHOLD: Evidence on how couples value time spent together

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13 Apr 2021

BROADBAND INTERNET REDUCES THE MENTAL HEALTH OF WOMEN AND WIDENS THE GENDER GAP

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13 Apr 2021

PRESENTING RESEARCH AT A CONFERENCE: The gendered impact on getting published in a top journal

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13 Apr 2021

MIXING YEARS GROUPS AT SCHOOL: New research shows that ‘composite classes’ can boost pupil attainment

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13 Apr 2021

GENDER AND QUALITY AT TOP ECONOMICS JOURNALS

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12 Apr 2021

TRIGGERS FOR MIGRANTS TO ATTEMPT HAZARDOUS BORDER CROSSINGS: Evidence from the Mexico-US crossings

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12 Apr 2021

MOTIVATED BY MONEY: New evidence on the personalities of people who choose to work in finance

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12 Apr 2021

STRANGER DANGER: US evidence of how a child kidnapping affects parental attitudes and children’s development in the local community

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12 Apr 2021

SUPPORT FOR SMALL BUSINESSES DURING THE PANDEMIC: New analysis of the trade-off between jobs and future productivity

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12 Apr 2021

VICTIMS OF CRIME FACE REDUCED EARNINGS AND LONGER PERIODS ON BENEFITS: Evidence from the Netherlands

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12 Apr 2021

BOOSTING PRODUCTION OF RENEWABLES WOULD SIGNIFICANTLY DROP PRICE OF CLEAN ENERGY: Lessons from the Second World War’s military equipment economy

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12 Apr 2021

REMOVING LEADERSHIP OF CRIMINAL ORGANISATIONS CAN HURT LOCAL LABOUR MARKETS: Evidence from México

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12 Apr 2021

PEOPLE WHO’VE BEEN VACCINATED MAY TAKE MORE HEALTH RISKS: Evidence from a flu vaccination campaign

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12 Apr 2021

BLACK WOMEN IN AMERICA WORST HIT BY PANDEMIC FATALITIES: New evidence on Covid-19, race, gender and ‘redlining’

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12 Apr 2021

MEDIA SLANT IS CONTAGIOUS: Evidence of high Fox News exposure in US counties influencing local newspaper content

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12 Apr 2021

FINDING MEANING IN LIFE AND WORK: UK and US evidence on the activities and jobs that we find most meaningful

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12 Apr 2021

THE EFFECTS OF PANDEMICS ON INEQUALITY: Evidence from the Spanish flu

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12 Apr 2021

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE LAWS AND COMING OUT IN AMERICA: Evidence from the Catholic priesthood

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12 Apr 2021

PREDICTING BANK DISTRESS IN THE UK WITH MACHINE LEARNING: New evidence of the effectiveness of new early warning systems

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12 Apr 2021

Past President’s Address, 12 April 2021 – Nicholas Stern A time for action on climate change and a time for economics to change

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12 Apr 2021

PARENTS KNOW BETTER: Evidence from London of the benefits of school choice for pupil achievement

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12 Apr 2021

CORONA POLITICS: New evidence of the political costs of mismanaging pandemics

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12 Apr 2021

INNOVATION POLICY: UK evidence of ineffectiveness of public support in boosting private R&D investment

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12 Apr 2021

FORECASTING UK INFLATION BOTTOM UP

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12 Apr 2021

REDDIT’S SELF-ORGANISED BULL RUNS: New analysis of the potential of retail investor herding to destabilise financial markets

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12 Apr 2021

DOWNSIDES OF POSTPONED RETIREMENT: UK evidence of reduced informal care support for parents and greater pressures on the NHS

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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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