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Brexit - As Consumers, Britons have the Most to Lose

Brexit - As Consumers, Britons have the Most to Lose

Dr. Meredith Crowley was interviewed about Brexit and it's effect on the UK economy, by the daily French newspaper La Croix. Dr Crowley answered questions on the proposed post-Brexit trade deals that Prime Minister Boris Johnson is negotiating with countries such as Japan, China and the US.

Published on - Tuesday 15th December 2020


What COVID-19 Shows is That the Global Economy is Not Very Resilient

What COVID-19 Shows is That the Global Economy is Not Very Resilient

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes was interviewed by the Times of India about his recent study on the economic consequences of Covid-19. Dr Mohaddes spoke about the direct and indirect effects of this, within the interconnected global economy and how climate change could also be hit severely by it. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 4th December 2020


No Country ‘immune’ to COVID-19 Economic Shock

No Country ‘immune’ to COVID-19 Economic Shock

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's research "A Counterfactual Economic Analysis of Covid-19 Using a Threshold Augmented Multi-Country Model" has been featured in an article for the University of Cambridge Research News. Dr Mohaddes suggests a lengthy global recession looms as a result of COVID-19, with no country "immune". However, economies such as China will fare better than much of the West. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 3rd December 2020


Government Won’t Say How Much Tiered Restrictions Will Cost Economy

Government Won’t Say How Much Tiered Restrictions Will Cost Economy

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed for the Channel 4 News website, where he commented that the key difficulty in analysing the effects of the lockdown is to assess what would happen with the disease and the economy in the absence of restrictions.

Published on - Wednesday 2nd December 2020


Government Paper Offers no Assessment of Economic Impact of Tier Restrictions

Government Paper Offers no Assessment of Economic Impact of Tier Restrictions

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was quoted in the Independent article "Government Paper Offers no Assessment of Economic Impact of Tier Restrictions". Dr Toxvaerd says the government's COVID analysis falls well short of a full impact study and will be of limited use to justify either lockdown2 or a return to a tiered system of regional restrictions.

Published on - Tuesday 1st December 2020


The Global Economic Consequences of COVID-19: A Multi-Country Analysis

The Global Economic Consequences of COVID-19: A Multi-Country Analysis

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes was a panellists at the World Council of Credit Union's Global Financial Symposium on the The Economic Impacts of Covid-19 on Credit Unions. Dr Kamiar Mohaddes presented his recent study entitled "A Counterfactual Economic Analysis of COVID-19 Using a Threshold Augmented Multi-Country Model" (joint with Alexander Chudik, M. Hashem Pesaran, Mehdi Raissi, and Alessandro Rebucci). Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 26th November 2020


Economics and the Epidemic: Models, Behaviour and Policy

Economics and the Epidemic: Models, Behaviour and Policy

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd gave a virtual talk for Clare College on Tuesday 24 November 2020. His talk was on "Economics and the Epidemic: Models, Behaviour and Policy", which looked at how economists think about disease control and contrast it with the traditional approach adopted in epidemiology and public health. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 26th November 2020


Managing COVID-19 Vaccines Rationally

Managing COVID-19 Vaccines Rationally

Flavio Toxvaerd and Miltos Makris (University of Kent) have published an article for VOXeu titled "Vaccines against COVID-19 are on the horizon; now is the time to manage the transition rationally". This column examines how the prospect of a vaccine alters individuals’ incentives to self-protect and how the social planner would prefer the individual to behave, between now and the arrival of the vaccine.

Published on - Tuesday 24th November 2020


Economic Consequences of Covid-19 - Iran and Global

Economic Consequences of Covid-19 - Iran and Global

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes was interviewed for the Iranian newspaper, Donya-e-Eqtesad. The article looks at the impact of Covid-19 on the Iranian economy as well as the global economy. Dr Mohaddes's research into the economic consequences of Covid-19 (joint with Alexander Chudik (Dallas Fed), Hashem Pesaran (USC), Mehdi Raissi (International Monetary Fund), and Alessandro Rebucci (JHU)) was also featured as the front cover story on Iran's major weekly magazine, Tejarat-e-Farda. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 23rd November 2020


Economics and the Epidemic

Economics and the Epidemic

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd will give a virtual talk for Clare College about "Economics and the Epidemic: Models, Behaviour and Policy", on Tuesday 24 November 2020 at 6.00pm. His talk will look at how economists think about disease control and contrast it with the traditional approach adopted in epidemiology and public health. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 19th November 2020


Costs and Benefits of Circuit Breakers and Lockdowns

Costs and Benefits of Circuit Breakers and Lockdowns

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed on BBC Radio Ulster for their weekly business and economy round up. Dr. Toxvaerd discussed the costs and benefits on the economy, of using circuit breakers and lockdowns to combat the spread of COVID-19. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 16th November 2020


Impact of a COVID Vaccine: Why we can’t cash in early

Impact of a COVID Vaccine: Why we can’t cash in early

New research by Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd indicates when a Covid vaccine starts to become available to the public, it will change our behaviour, and people may have a strong incentives to increase social distancing.

Published on - Tuesday 24th November 2020


Curbing the Covid-19 Pandemic to Save the Economy

Curbing the Covid-19 Pandemic to Save the Economy

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd is one of the economists featured in the Wall Street Journal article "Research Ties Curbing the Covid-19 Pandemic to Saving the Economy", which looks at the economists currently working on the economics of the pandemic and how the academic discipline combining economics and epidemiology is attracting new specialists.

Published on - Thursday 12th November 2020


The Freeport Con

The Freeport Con

Dr. Meredith Crowley was quoted in the New Statesman article "The Freeport Con", which looks at the setting up of freeports as a post-Brexit trade policy. The UK government is championing these free economic zones, but experts are not convinced they will work.

Published on - Thursday 12th November 2020


Costs and Benefits of Suppressing COVID-19

Costs and Benefits of Suppressing COVID-19

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed on BBC Scotland's Drivetime programme, where he talked about the costs and benefits of suppressing COVID-19 and made the point that perhaps rather than looking at the negative impact caused by the UK's second lockdown, we should be looking at it as an investment in the future. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 11th November 2020


How High is US-UK Trade on Joe Biden's Agenda?

How High is US-UK Trade on Joe Biden's Agenda?

Dr. Meredith Crowley gave a pre-recorded interview to Victoria Craig for the Marketplace Morning Report podcast. In the interview, Dr. Crowley talks about what a Joe Biden administration means for future UK-US trade relations and for Brexit. The Marketplace Morning Report is a BBC programme that broadcasts in the US on National Public Radio. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 10th November 2020


Lives Vs Livelihoods? The Economics of Controlling COVID-19

Lives Vs Livelihoods? The Economics of Controlling COVID-19

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd took part in a roundtable discussion "The Economics of Covid-19 Suppression Measures", which looked at the economic costs and benefits of the UK's second nation lockdown. This online event was organised by the Tony Blair Institute For Global Change and took place on Friday 6th November 2020. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 10th November 2020


Lockdowns Are Just One Tool

Lockdowns Are Just One Tool

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed on BBC Scotland's Drivetime programme, where he talked about the UK's second lockdown being just one of the tools available to control COVID-19. He added that it does have a significant economic impact and is one of the most extreme of so called non-pharmaceutical interventions. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 9th November 2020


Keynote: 2nd European Commission-JEDC Conference

Keynote: 2nd European Commission-JEDC Conference

TODAY Prof. Giancarlo Corsetti is delivering the keynote speech on "The exchange rate insulation puzzle" at the 2nd European Commission-JEDC conference entitled ‘Secular Stagnation, Low Interest Rates and Low Inflation: Causes and Implications for Policy’. It is being held online from 5-6 November 2020. More information here: Event details

Published on - Thursday 5th November 2020


Do Lockdowns Simply Postpone The Pain Of Covid-19?

Do Lockdowns Simply Postpone The Pain Of Covid-19?

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd and Dr. Chryssi Giannitsarou (with Ben Moll - LSE), have written a new entry for the Economics Observatory asking The Pound-of-Flesh Fallacy: Do Lockdowns Simply Postpone The Pain Of Covid-19?. This blog looks at the possibility that whatever measures are taken to reduce the spread of coronavirus, they are unlikely to reduce the ultimate death toll.

Published on - Monday 2nd November 2020


Indirect Costs of the UK’s Furlough Scheme

Indirect Costs of the UK’s Furlough Scheme

Dr. Christopher Rauh was interviewed on "Wake up to Money" on "BBC Radio 5 Live" where he discussed the indirect costs to the economy of the furlough scheme from people staying at home and preventing the economy from adapting to the new normal. He also compared job retention schemes in other countries to the UK's furlough scheme. Starts at 42.20.

Published on - Thursday 29th October 2020


European Economic Review Special Section

European Economic Review Special Section

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd will guest edit (co-edited with Cecile Aubert, University of Bordeaux and TSE) the European Economic Review Journal's Special Section on economics of infectious diseases and epidemics. This Section will collect accepted articles at the European Economic Review that pertain to Covid-19 and similar epidemics, and will allow for a faster average handling of submissions on this topic. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 28th October 2020


Professor Chris Abell FRS, FMedSci (1957 – 2020)

Professor Chris Abell FRS, FMedSci (1957 – 2020)

The Faculty of Economics and the University of Cambridge are saddened to announce that Professor Chris Abell, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, one of the Managers of the Keynes Fund, Professor of Biological Chemistry and Todd-Hamied Fellow of Christ’s College, has died suddenly at the age of 62.

Published on - Wednesday 28th October 2020


US Elections - How a Biden Win Could Impact Brexit

US Elections - How a Biden Win Could Impact Brexit

Dr. Meredith Crowley was quoted the Le Soir newspaper article, "Brexit: does a “no deal” depend on the American election?", which looks at how a Joe Biden victory in the US Election could impact Brexit. The article is in Belgian.

Published on - Wednesday 28th October 2020


European Commission and De Nederlandsche Bank Conference Keynotes

European Commission and De Nederlandsche Bank Conference Keynotes

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti has been invited to give two keynote speeches. The first is at the 23rd Annual Research Conference of De Nederlandsche Bank, "Monetary Non-Neutrality: The Real Effects of Monetary Policy in the Short and Long Run", on the 29th October 2020 and the second is the 2nd European Commission-JEDC conference "Secular Stagnation, Low Interest Rates and Low Inflation: Causes and Implications for Policy", on the 5th-6th November 2020. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 27th October 2020


Effect on Global Economy of Reimposed EU Lockdowns

Effect on Global Economy of Reimposed EU Lockdowns

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed for Cheddar News Network on Friday 23rd October 2020, where he discussed the reimplementation of lockdowns across Europe, due to the rise in COVID-19 cases and the global economic impact of this. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 20th October 2020


Economic Consequences of Covid-19

Economic Consequences of Covid-19

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes, with Alexander Chudik (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas), M. Hashem Pesaran (University of Southern California), Mehdi Raissi (IMF) and Alessandro Rebucci (Johns Hopkins Carey Business School) have published an article for VOXeu titled "Economic Consequences of Covid-19: A Counterfactual Multi-Country Analysis". Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 20th October 2020


Economic Impact From Covid

Economic Impact From Covid

New research appears to indicate women on average have taken a larger economic impact than men as a result of Covid. Dr Christopher Rauh has examined the characteristics of workers furloughed in the UK during the coronavirus pandemic, and has found that women were much more likely to be furloughed. The prohibition on working whilst furloughed has also been routinely ignored, especially by men.

Published on - Tuesday 13th October 2020


China's Economic Recovery Gains Momentum

China's Economic Recovery Gains Momentum

China's economy is picking up steam as the country continues to steadily recover from the economic turmoil caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The world's second largest economy expanded 4.9% in the July-to-September quarter compared to a year ago, according to new Chinese government statistics. It's a V shaped recovery, according to Dr. Meredith Crowley. She was interviewed on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, and said retails sales are up, but only by 3.2%. However, the worry is that the virus could come back, and that would slow down China's economy again.

Published on - Monday 19th October 2020


Public Investment for the Recovery Seminar

Public Investment for the Recovery Seminar

The Centre for Economic Policy Research, the Graduate Institute, Geneva and the International Monetary Fund are hosting an online seminar with Professor Giancarlo Corsetti Raphael Espinoza (IMF) and Beatrice Weder di Mauro (CEPR) on Wendesday 21st October 2020, from 1.30pm. The panel will be discussing the October 2020 chapter of the IMF's Fiscal Monitor Report. Register your interest on CEPR event page.

Published on - Wednesday 14th October 2020


Deep Trade Agreements - World Bank Webinar

Deep Trade Agreements - World Bank Webinar

Dr. Meredith Crowley will be presenting new research on trade agreements at the World Bank's "The Economics of Deep Trade Agreements Seminar Series". Dr. Crowley's new paper is "The Value of Deep Trade Agreements in the Presence of Pricing to Market", and is joint with Lu Han (Cambridge-INET affiliate and Lecturer at Liverpool University) and Thomas Prayer (Faculty of Economics, PhD student). Read More>>

Published on - Friday 16th October 2020


Economics of Covid-19 and Brexit

Economics of Covid-19 and Brexit

Dr. Meredith Crowley was a panelist at the UK in a Changing Europe Isolation Insight Webinar, "Economics of Covid-19 and Brexit, revisited", where the panelists discussed the economics of the Covid-19 pandemic and the UK's exit from the EU. This online event took place on 15th October 2020. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 16th October 2020


Pandemic Fears and Reactions

Pandemic Fears and Reactions

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was quoted in The Telegraph article "Fears Wet Weather Could Fuel Covid 19 Spread." and also commented on a recent No. 10 briefing where Boris Johnson shifted emphasis from blanket lockdowns to the use of regional and local measures for Science Media Centre "Expert Reaction to No. 10 Press Briefing on 30th September " Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 6th October 2020


Election Shock: Social Networks and Confirmation Bias

Election Shock: Social Networks and Confirmation Bias

The prominent role of social media in elections exacerbates the tendency of voters to disregard information contrary to their beliefs, according to two University of Cambridge researchers. Dr Edoardo Gallo and Alastair Langtry in the new working paper 'Social networks, Confirmation Bias and Shock Elections' suggest this behaviour risks shock election outcomes, and pushes fringe media organisations to take even more extreme standpoints.

Published on - Monday 2nd November 2020


What To Do If COVID-19 Is Here To Stay

What To Do If COVID-19 Is Here To Stay

Dr. Chryssi Giannitsarou and Flavio Toxvaerd's VOXeu "What To Do If COVID-19 Is Here To Stay" was quoted in Jeffrey Sparshott's Wall Street Journal Economics Blog "Newsletter: Expiration Date".

Published on - Tuesday 6th October 2020


Ideas of India Podcast

Ideas of India Podcast

Dr Sriya Iyer was interviewed by Dr Shruti Rajagopalan for the Ideas of India podcast (Mercatus Center, Washington DC). They spoke about Dr Iyer's "The Economics of Religion" book and the links between economics and religion in India and the rise of Hindu nationalism. You can read and listen to the interview on the Mercatus Discourse website. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 1st October 2020


The Economics of Infection

The Economics of Infection

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was quoted in the following news outlets; the New Scientist, Medscape, The Sun and the Huffington Post, about his ongoing research into "The Economics of Infection". Dr Toxvaerd has also published a new blog for Economics Observatory, "Externalities: Why Do We Need Coordinated Public Action In The Pandemic?". Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 29th September 2020


Covid-19 Policy Response Open Letter

Covid-19 Policy Response Open Letter

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was asked by the Science Media Centre to comment on this open letter to the Prime Minister and his team from a group across medicine, academia and other areas "Covid-19 policy response Open Letter" and Dr. Toxvaerd’s responses were published on the "Science Media Centre site.

Published on - Friday 25th September 2020


What Data is Driving the UK’s New COVID-19 Restrictions?

What Data is Driving the UK’s New COVID-19 Restrictions?

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was quoted in the Independant "What is the Data Driving the UK’s New Coronavirus Restrictions?" and Daily Mail "Projection versus Reality – Experts say Britain Falls Short." in which Dr Toxvaerd claims that projections often rely ‘on behavioural assumptions that are unlikely to be borne out in practice and so the projections often look too gloomy in retrospect'. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 23rd September 2020


Female Researchers and Publications During COVID-19 Podcast

Female Researchers and Publications During COVID-19 Podcast

Dr Noriko Amano Patino was interviewed for the Cambridge Centre for International Research’s Ideas & Innovation Talk Series about her joint paper with Elisa Faraglia, Chryssi Giannitsarou and Zeina Hasna titled "The Unequal Effects of Covid-19 on Economists' Research Productivity" which looks at the unequal effects of COVID-19 on research productivity. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 18th September 2020


Post-Pandemic Debt Sustainability in the EU/Euro Area

Post-Pandemic Debt Sustainability in the EU/Euro Area

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti and Lorenzo Codogno (Visiting Professor in Practice, LSE) have published an article for VOXeu titled "Post-Pandemic Debt Sustainability in the EU/Euro Area: This Time May (and should) Be Different". This column suggests that the implementation of The EU Recovery Plan could give a substantial boost to the economy and fiscal revenues under very conservative assumptions on multipliers. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 18th September 2020


Working From Home: The Polarising Workplace

Working From Home: The Polarising Workplace

Dr Christopher Rauh, with Abi Adams-Prassl (University of Oxford), Teodora Boneva (University of Zurich) and Marta Golin (University of Oxford) have published an article for VOXeu titled "Working From Home: The Polarising Workplace". This column uses survey data from the US and the UK to demonstrate systematic variation in individuals’ ability to work from home both across and within occupations and industries.

Published on - Wednesday 9th September 2020


COVID-19 Symposium of the EEA

COVID-19 Symposium of the EEA

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd spoke recently about ‘Future Challenges for Economic Epidemiology’ at the COVID-19 Symposium of the European Economic Association. A video of Dr. Toxvaerd's talk is available to watch on the EEA youtube channel. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 7th September 2020


D-DebtCon Webinar

D-DebtCon Webinar

Prof. Giancarlo Corsetti will be speaking at the D-DebtCon Webinar entitled ‘Sovereign Debt in the European Union’ on 8 September 2020 at 3.30PM CEST on ‘Debt Crises Fast and Slow’. See the Programme and Registration details.

Published on - Tuesday 1st September 2020


Behaviour and Mandatory Face Masks

Behaviour and Mandatory Face Masks

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd has written a new entry for the Economics Observatory asking Do people change their behaviour when face masks are mandatory?

Published on - Tuesday 1st September 2020


European Parliament and Future EU-UK Trade Relations Webinar

European Parliament and Future EU-UK Trade Relations Webinar

Dr. Meredith Crowley will be a panellist on the live webinar "The European Parliament and Future EU-UK Trade Relations", organised by the European Parliament Liaison Office in the United Kingdom. The webinar will take place on Thursday 3rd September 2020, between 12:30-2:00pm. It is open to all and registration is free.

Published on - Thursday 23rd July 2020


EEA Congress Covid 19 Symposium

EEA Congress Covid 19 Symposium

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd will be speaking at the Covid 19 Symposium on August 28th 2020 at 15.30 CEST organised by the EEA Congress and will look at future challenges for the epi-economics literature. Prof. Oriana Bandiera Prof. Oriana Bandiera will discuss the impact on lower-income countries and appropriate policy responses while Prof. Daron Acemoglu Prof. Daron Acemoglu looks at the political ramifications of the crisis.

Published on - Friday 28th August 2020


Production Network Analysis and COVID-19 Policy

Production Network Analysis and COVID-19 Policy

Professor Vasco Carvalho and Professor Andrea Galeotti (London Business School) have published an article for Economics Observatory on "How Can Production Network Analysis Inform Policy on COVID-19?". This article looks at how production network analysis can provide insights into the effects of imposing and lifting lockdowns, which in turn can lead to policies to support recovery.

Published on - Tuesday 25th August 2020


Herd Immunity – Crucial Yet Irrelevant

Herd Immunity – Crucial Yet Irrelevant

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd has published a new Bennett Institute for Public Policy blog "Herd Immunity – Crucial Yet Irrelevant" and working paper "On the Management of Population Immunity" (joint with Prof. Robert Rowthorn). Both the paper and blog look at the use of costly treatments or vaccinations on infectious diseases and the idea that once immune, individuals indirectly protect the remaining susceptibles, who benefit from a measure of herd immunity.

Published on - Tuesday 18th August 2020


Economic Aspects of the COVID-19 Crisis in the UK

Economic Aspects of the COVID-19 Crisis in the UK

Professor Vasco Carvalho and Dr Flavio Toxvaerd are among the authors of a Royal Society DELVE Initiative Report which looks at the new challenges for the economy and public health that the COVID-19 Pandemic will bring over the coming years. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 14th August 2020


The Heterogeneous Transmission of ECB Policies in a Post-COVID Europe

The Heterogeneous Transmission of ECB Policies in a Post-COVID Europe

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti, Joao B. Duarte (Nova School of Business and Economics) and Samuel Mann (IMF) have published an article for VOXeu titled "The Heterogeneous Transmission of ECB Policies: Lessons for a Post-COVID Europe". This column suggests that the disruption to market integration brought about by the COVID-19 crisis may create further challenges to conducting monetary policy in the euro area.

Published on - Friday 7th August 2020


Can Social Distancing Improve the Trade-off Between Health and the Economy?

Can Social Distancing Improve the Trade-off Between Health and the Economy?

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti will give the Cambridge Institute of Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Disease's COVID-19 Weekly Webinar on "Can Social Distancing Improve the Trade-off Between Health and the Economy?". The webinar will take place online on Thursday 6th August 2020 at 2.00pm and will be hosted by Dr. Nicholas Matheson (CITIID PI and consultant in Infectious Diseases).

Published on - Wednesday 5th August 2020


Fellowship of the British Academy

Fellowship of the British Academy

Cambridge-INET would like to congratulate Professor Giancarlo Corsetti, who has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy. A Fellowship of the British Academy (FBA) is an award granted by the British Academy to leading academics for their distinction in the humanities and social sciences. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 24th July 2020


What to do if COVID-19 is Here to Stay

What to do if COVID-19 is Here to Stay

Dr. Chryssi Giannitsarou and Flavio Toxvaerd have published an article for VOXeu titled "What To Do If COVID-19 Is Here To Stay". This column considers the possibility that immunity is only temporary, which in practice, means that partial lockdowns and social distancing measures may be the norm for years to come.

Published on - Monday 20th July 2020


Emerging Market Currency Risk Around ‘Global Disasters’

Emerging Market Currency Risk Around ‘Global Disasters’

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti has had a chapter published in CEPR's ebook "COVID-19 in Developing Economies". The chapter "Emerging Market Currency Risk Around ‘global disasters’: Evidence from the Global Financial Crisis and the COVID-19 Crisis" (joint with Simon Lloyd (Bank of England) and Emile Marin (PhD Candidate)) Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 24th June 2020


UK-US Trade Deal Negotiations

UK-US Trade Deal Negotiations

Dr. Meredith Crowley gave testimony to the House of Commons International Trade Committee, via Zoom, on the 17th June 2020. You can watch a video of the meeting on the parliamentlive.tv website.

Published on - Monday 22nd June 2020


The Brexit Negotiations: A Stocktake

The Brexit Negotiations: A Stocktake

Dr. Meredith Crowley is one of the authors of a new report called "The Brexit Negotiations: A Stocktake", published by academic think tank UK in a Changing Europe. This report finds that it is hard to see how the sort of comprehensive deal the UK and EU say they want can be agreed without an extension. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 18th June 2020


CERF Best Student Paper Award

CERF Best Student Paper Award

The Faculty and Cambridge-INET Institute would like to congratulate PhD candidate and Cambridge Trust Cambridge-INET Scholarship student, Seung Hyun Maeng, who was one of just three students to win the CERF best student paper award for his paper "Debt Crises, Fast and Slow" (joint with Giancarlo Corsetti).

Published on - Friday 12th June 2020


Can Social Distancing Improve the Trade Off between Health and Economy?

Can Social Distancing Improve the Trade Off between Health and Economy?

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti's article entitled "Can Social Distancing Improve the Trade Off between Health and Economy?", which discusses how public health measures such as social distancing can reduce deaths by keeping the number of infected individuals from exceeding the capacity of the health care system has been featured by CNN and Trends (in Dutch).

Published on - Thursday 4th June 2020


Will ‘level playing field’ Issues Derail the UK-EU Negotiations?

Will ‘level playing field’ Issues Derail the UK-EU Negotiations?

UK in a Changing Europe have published a blog by Dr. Meredith Crowley and Dr. Lu Han on "Will ‘level playing field’ Issues Derail the UK-EU Negotiations?" The blog poses that key question now is whether the two sides will be able to bridge the gap in a way that facilitates continued negotiation and, ultimately, a free trade deal.

Published on - Tuesday 2nd June 2020


Are Women Publishing Less During the Pandemic?

Are Women Publishing Less During the Pandemic?

Dr Noriko Amano Patino's VOXeu article and paper (joint with Elisa Faraglia, Chryssi Giannitsarou and Zeina Hasna), entitled "Who is doing new research in the time of COVID-19? Not the female economists" was quoted in the Nature article "Are Women Publishing Less During the Pandemic?" which looks at the unequal effects of COVID-19 on research productivity. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 29th May 2020


Perpetual Bonds are not the Best Way to Finance the European Recovery Fund

Perpetual Bonds are not the Best Way to Finance the European Recovery Fund

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti, Aitor Erce and Antonio Garcia Pascual's article "Perpetual bonds are not the best way to finance the European Recovery Fund" has been featured by VoxEU CEPR Policy Portal. This column looks at the potential gains of using European borrowing and lending as two separate policy levers, instead of financing the ERF using joint perpetual debt.

Published on - Monday 18th May 2020


Will the UK’s Free Ports Project Survive Covid-19?

Will the UK’s Free Ports Project Survive Covid-19?

Dr. Meredith Crowley was quoted in the New Statesman article "Will the UK’s free ports project survive Covid-19?" which looks at the delays and possible cancellation of UK free ports project after the COVID-19 crisis.

Published on - Wednesday 13th May 2020


Transatlantic Trade and Economic Cooperation through the Pandemic

Transatlantic Trade and Economic Cooperation through the Pandemic

Dr. Meredith Crowley will join Ed Balls, Nick Macpherson, and George Osbourne to discuss Covid-19 and the next round of the UK-US Free Trade Agreement at a webinar organised by The Strand Group. Please register to watch the webinar.

Published on - Tuesday 5th May 2020


Who is Doing New Research in the Time of COVID-19?

Who is Doing New Research in the Time of COVID-19?

Dr. Noriko Amano-Patiño, Dr. Elisa Faraglia, Dr. Chryssi Giannitsarou and PhD candidate Zeina Hasna have published an article for VOXeu titled "Who is doing new research in the time of COVID-19? Not the female economists". This column suggests that the effects of lockdowns on the division of labour at home have been particularly detrimental to the research activity of women.

Published on - Monday 4th May 2020


Can Social Distancing Improve Trade Between Health And Economy?

Can Social Distancing Improve Trade Between Health And Economy?

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti's research entitled "Can Social Distancing Improve Trade Between Health And Economy?" has been featured by CNBC and University of Cambridge Research News. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 1st May 2020


COVID-19: Beyond the Virus

COVID-19: Beyond the Virus

Dr. Christopher Rauh has been interviewed about his research in a Naked Scientists podcast entitled "COVID-19: Beyond the Virus" which looks at the impacts of coronavirus beyond the virus: how is it hitting economies, universities and our mental wellbeing plus, researchers come up with a way out of the lockdown.

Published on - Thursday 30th April 2020


Is The ESM’s Pandemic Crisis Support Fit For Purpose?

Is The ESM’s Pandemic Crisis Support Fit For Purpose?

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti, and Aitor Erce have published an article for VOXeu titled "Maturity, Seniority and Size: Make sure the ESM’s pandemic crisis support is fit for purpose!". This column looks at the discussions around the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) credit line and if the ESM should consider waiving its seniority and engaging with countries using longer maturity structures.

Published on - Wednesday 29th April 2020


COVID-19 is Not World  War II - William H. Janeway

COVID-19 is Not World War II - William H. Janeway

Dr. William H. Janeway's article titled "Covid 19 is not World War II" which discusses how the COVID-19 era has little in common with the US mobilization for war in the 1940s has appeared in Project Syndicate. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 28th April 2020


Are COVID-19 Lockdowns Distorting Inflation?

Are COVID-19 Lockdowns Distorting Inflation?

Professor Vasco Carvalho's research on the “real time evolution” of economic activity during the COVID-19 pandemic has been featured in The Economist. His research has also appeared in the University of Cambridge Research News, the El Pais Newspaper and a number of other Spanish media outlets, Read More>>

Published on - Friday 24th April 2020


COVID-19 and the Effect on Workers

COVID-19 and the Effect on Workers

Dr. Christopher Rauh's research into The Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Workers has been featured in by number of media outlets, including The Economist, The Telegraph, The Independent, The Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, Wired, Vice, Mirage News, BBC Newsnight and University of Cambridge Research News.

Published on - Thursday 23rd April 2020


The COVID-19 Crisis Through the Lens of 1.4 Billion Transactions

The COVID-19 Crisis Through the Lens of 1.4 Billion Transactions

Professor Vasco Carvalho working with economists at University of Edinburgh, Imperial College and at the Spanish bank BBVA, one of the largest financial institutions in the world, studies the “real time evolution” of economic activity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 15th April 2020


The Dollar and International Capital Flows in the COVID-19 Crisis

The Dollar and International Capital Flows in the COVID-19 Crisis

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti, and Emile Marin have published an article for VOXeu titled "The dollar and international capital flows in the COVID-19 crisis". This column shows that in crises, the dollar tends to appreciate – especially against emerging market currencies – and dollar liquidity becomes scarce.

Published on - Friday 3rd April 2020


The Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Workers

The Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Workers

Dr. Christopher Rauh (joint with former PhD student Teodora Boneva, Abi Adams-Prassl and Marta Golin) has just published two working papers looking at the economic impacts of COVID-19 on workers in the UK and US. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 2nd April 2020


Covid Economics: A Real-Time Journal

Covid Economics: A Real-Time Journal

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti joins the editorial board promoting, "Covid Economics: A Real-Time Journal (CEJ)". The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) has decided to launch this new online peer-reviewed review to disseminate emerging scholarly work on the Covid-19 epidemic. CEPR have just published Covid Economics: Vetted and Real-Time Papers Issue 1.

Published on - Saturday 28th March 2020


Is Panic Buying Irrational?

Is Panic Buying Irrational?

Dr. Juan Block was interviewed by Lizzy Burden of The Telegraph, for the article "Is Panic Buying Irrational? Here's Why It Can Seem To Make Economic Sense", which discusses different theoretical rationale behind panic buying.

Published on - Monday 23rd March 2020


Economics of Religion in India - DFID Video

Economics of Religion in India - DFID Video

Dr. Sriya Iyer was invited by the Chief Economist's Office at the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to give a talk on her research on the economics of religion in India. The talk took place on the 9th March 2020 in London and before the talk Anna Rudge (a Senior Economic Adviser to the Chief Economist), conducted a 3-minute interview with Dr. Iyer on her main research findings. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 11th March 2020


Brexit Breakdown - Podcast

Brexit Breakdown - Podcast

Dr. Meredith Crowley and Raoul Ruparel (former special advisor to Theresa May) took part in a Brexit Breakdown podcast, for The UK in a Changing Europe. This episode looks at the UK-EU trade talks, the possibility of a deal by the end of December and the likelihood of a UK-US trade deal.

Published on - Friday 6th March 2020


Women in Economics - CEPR eBook

Women in Economics - CEPR eBook

Professor Sanjeev Goyal, Dr. Anja Prummer (former Cambridge-INET Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Queen Mary University of London) and Dr. Lorenzo Ductor (University of Granada) have written a chapter "Gender and Collaboration" for the new CEPR eBook Women in Economics. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 6th March 2020


Brexit Day - UK and EU Trade Deal

Brexit Day - UK and EU Trade Deal

Dr. Meredith Crowley was interviewed by BBC World Service's World Update programme about the prospect for the UK and EU negotiating a trade deal modelled on the EU's deal with Canada. You can listen to the programme on the BBC website (story starts at 6mins).

Published on - Friday 31st January 2020


Is the UK headed for a trade war with the US?

Is the UK headed for a trade war with the US?

Dr. Meredith Crowley was interviewed by BBC Radio Scotland about the UK's proposed digital sales tax and whether it will lead to a trade war with the US. You can listen to the programme on the BBC website (starts at 1h 06m).

Published on - Monday 27th January 2020