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Keynes Fund 19th Call for Projects

Keynes Fund 19th Call for Projects

The Keynes Fund has announced it's 19th Call for Projects. The deadline for project proposals is 30th September 2021. Please see the Keynes Fund site for the criteria and details of the project applications process.

Published on - Monday 19th April 2021


The Gender Gap in Mental Health Widened by Lockdowns

The Gender Gap in Mental Health Widened by Lockdowns

Women, the young, and the less educated have borne the brunt of mental health issues resulting from lockdowns, which has often exacerbated job and earnings losses, according to research by Dr Christopher Rauh

Published on - Friday 30th April 2021


Behavioural Responses to the Vaccine Rollout

Behavioural Responses to the Vaccine Rollout

Now that the Covid vaccine rollout is in full swing, changes to our behaviour are starting to emerge. New research by Dr Toxvaerd shows how these changes are impacting how many people act in public.

Published on - Tuesday 27th April 2021


Vaccine Nationalism: Why do some countries cooperate and others go it alone?

Vaccine Nationalism: Why do some countries cooperate and others go it alone?

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd and Tony Yates (independent economist), have written a new article for the Economics Observatory that discusses ‘vaccine nationalism’. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 4th May 2021


The Trouble Does Not Come To One: What the Tragedy in India Teaches Other Countries

The Trouble Does Not Come To One: What the Tragedy in India Teaches Other Countries

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed for the Russian newspaper Izvestia about the increase in world wide COVID-19 cases. Read More>>

Published on - Sunday 2nd May 2021


Lockdowns Widen the Gender Gap in Mental Health

Lockdowns Widen the Gender Gap in Mental Health

Dr. Christopher Rauh has published an article for VOXeu that looks at how women have suffered far more from social distancing measures than men in terms of their mental health. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 27th April 2021


Mini-Conference for Early Years Researchers in Networks - Call for Papers Extended

Mini-Conference for Early Years Researchers in Networks - Call for Papers Extended

Cambridge-INET will be running an online mini-conference for early years researchers in networks on 1st - 2nd June 2021. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 21st April 2021


How do Businesses Deal with Uncertainty Effectively?

How do Businesses Deal with Uncertainty Effectively?

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes has published an article for the Mastering Entrepreneurship Blog, which is run by the Judge Business School. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 15th April 2021


Has the Pandemic Changed Research Culture – and is it for the better?

Has the Pandemic Changed Research Culture – and is it for the better?

Times Higher Education has quoted the research by Dr. Amano-Patiño, Dr. Faraglia, Dr. Giannitsarou and Zeina Hasna, into how the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the inequalities for women and junior academics. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 15th April 2021


The Effect of Climate Change on Sovereign Creditworthiness

The Effect of Climate Change on Sovereign Creditworthiness

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's paper on climate change and sovereign credit ratings, has been covered by New York Times in the article "How Debt and Climate Change Pose ‘Systemic Risk’ to World Economy". Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 8th April 2021


Why Has It Taken So Long To Take Climate Change Seriously?

Why Has It Taken So Long To Take Climate Change Seriously?

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes took part in a Climate Change panel discussion event on 28th March 2021, as part of the University's Cambridge Festival. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 7th April 2021


The Keynes Fund: Research into an Inefficient Market

The Keynes Fund: Research into an Inefficient Market

Dr Toke Aidt explains how the Keynes Fund operates. It has been responsible for supporting many researchers who have provided fascinating insights into economics and the way markets work.

Published on - Wednesday 24th March 2021


Oliver Linton Elected Society for Financial Econometrics President

Oliver Linton Elected Society for Financial Econometrics President

The Society for Financial Econometrics is a global network of academics and practitioners dedicated to sharing research and ideas in the fast growing field of financial econometrics.

Published on - Tuesday 6th April 2021


Predicting When Conflict Breaks Out: A Hard Problem

Predicting When Conflict Breaks Out: A Hard Problem

Dr Christopher Rauh is proposing a new model for forecasting conflict, which could predict when outbreaks of violence might escalate and spill into armed conflict.

Published on - Thursday 25th March 2021


How Supply Chain Disruptions Led to a Wide Economic Impact of 2011 Japan Earthquake

How Supply Chain Disruptions Led to a Wide Economic Impact of 2011 Japan Earthquake

Supply chains can render localized environmental disasters into a much larger economy-wide downturn, according to Professor Carvalho at the Faculty of Economics.

Published on - Monday 15th March 2021


Can You Predict the Risk of Armed Conflict in the World?

Can You Predict the Risk of Armed Conflict in the World?

La Vanguardia newspaper has published an article that reports on Dr. Christopher Rauh's new model for forecasting conflict. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 26th March 2021


Rising Temperatures, Melting Ratings

Rising Temperatures, Melting Ratings

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes has published an article for VOXeu that looks at sovereign credit ratings and climate-driven downgrades. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 25th March 2021


How Europe's Vaccine Wars Could Hinder the Fight Against COVID Variants

How Europe's Vaccine Wars Could Hinder the Fight Against COVID Variants

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was quoted in an article for NBC News, where he spoke about the effect possible trade restrictions could have on international distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and on new variants.

Published on - Thursday 25th March 2021


Complex Interactions Between Parents and Children Summarised

Complex Interactions Between Parents and Children Summarised

Whether a child is brought up by active or laid back parents can have a significant impact on their personality in later life, according to new research by Dr Christopher Rauh.

Published on - Monday 22nd February 2021


Social Distancing: Does Voluntary or Mandated Distancing have more Economic Impact?

Social Distancing: Does Voluntary or Mandated Distancing have more Economic Impact?

New research by Professor Giancarlo Corsetti questions the assumption that voluntary social distancing has less economic impact than mandated social distancing in the current pandemic.

Published on - Monday 1st March 2021


Venture Capital in the 21st Century

Venture Capital in the 21st Century

Dr William H Janeway, an affiliated member of the Faculty of Economics, has launched a new video series that explores economic growth and development through technological innovation.

Published on - Monday 15th February 2021


Gendered Economic Impact of Coronavirus

Gendered Economic Impact of Coronavirus

A new report on the gendered economic impact of the current coronvirus pandemic features Dr Christopher Rauh. It says the government risks turning the clock back on gender equality.

Published on - Tuesday 9th February 2021


Social Distancing and Supply Disruptions in a Pandemic

Social Distancing and Supply Disruptions in a Pandemic

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti will give an online seminar, co-hosted by the CEPII and T3M on Thursday 8th April 2021, 2:30-4:00pm (Paris time). Read More>>

Published on - Monday 22nd March 2021


Smart Sovereign Credit Ratings & Global Warming Downgrades

Smart Sovereign Credit Ratings & Global Warming Downgrades

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's paper "Rising Temperatures, Falling Ratings: The Effect of Climate Change on Sovereign Creditworthiness", has been quoted in various news outlets. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 19th March 2021


International Women's Day 2021 - Bridging the Gender Gap

International Women's Day 2021 - Bridging the Gender Gap

As part of International Women's Day, Dr. Chryssi Giannitsarou will be a guest speaker at the University College Dublin (UCD) webinar, "Bridging the gender gap: Research and responses to COVID-19". Read More>>

Published on - Friday 5th March 2021


The Shifting Fronts in the Battle Over EU Trade Policy

The Shifting Fronts in the Battle Over EU Trade Policy

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's paper "Covid-19 Fiscal Support and its Effectiveness" (joint with Alexander Chudik and Mehdi Raissi) was quoted by Martin Sandbu in his Financial Times column. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 4th March 2021


Tax Increases to Finance “Whatever the Cost”

Tax Increases to Finance “Whatever the Cost”

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes was interviewed by Le Figaro newspaper about his paper "Covid-19 Fiscal Support and its Effectiveness" (joint with Alexander Chudik and Mehdi Raissi) and the 2021 Budget. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 4th March 2021


Easing Lockdown Restrictions

Easing Lockdown Restrictions

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed for BBC News Scotland, where he talked about the implications of easing the current lockdown restrictions and the differences in approach between the UK Government and Scottish Parliament, for the easing the restrictions.

Published on - Wednesday 3rd March 2021


Brexit, Covid-19, Business, and Economic Inequality

Brexit, Covid-19, Business, and Economic Inequality

Dr. Meredith Crowley will be speaking at two panels as part of The UK in a Changing Europe's Spotlight series. The online events will take place on Tuesday 9th March 2021 and Friday 12th March 2021, from 12.00 – 1.15pm. Both are free to register and watch. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 3rd March 2021


NIESR Weekly Covid-19 Tracker Using Time Series Model

NIESR Weekly Covid-19 Tracker Using Time Series Model

A new study co-authored by Emeritus Professor Andrew Harvey produces good forecasts of epidemics before new cases or deaths peak. Read More>>

Published on - Sunday 21st February 2021


Dr Sriya Iyer Appointed Keynes Fund Deputy Director

Dr Sriya Iyer Appointed Keynes Fund Deputy Director

Dr Sriya Iyer has been appointed Deputy Director of the Keynes Fund, which promotes quality research in economics and finance at the University of Cambridge.

Published on - Monday 8th February 2021


Eurozone Shocks Impact Outside the Eurozone

Eurozone Shocks Impact Outside the Eurozone

New research by Professor Giancarlo Corsetti suggests that monetary and economic shocks in the Eurozone have a significant impact in neighbouring countries outside the zone. But this impact is no different in countries which peg their currency to the euro, than in countries with a flexible exchange rate, such as the UK.

Published on - Monday 1st February 2021


Rebuilding a Resilient Britain: Trade and Aid

Rebuilding a Resilient Britain: Trade and Aid

Dr Meredith Crowley has contributed to a report for the Government Office for Science on Rebuilding a Resilient Britain: Trade and Aid. Dr Crowley was part of a working group which produced the report, identifying existing evidence, and gaps in the evidence base.

Published on - Tuesday 26th January 2021


The Effect of Trade Deals on UK Farming and Food Prices

The Effect of Trade Deals on UK Farming and Food Prices

Dr. Meredith Crowley was interviewed for BBC1's Countryfile, where she talked about how future trade deals could affect the UK, especially UK farming and food prices. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 1st February 2021


News from the Women’s Committee - A Growing Divide

News from the Women’s Committee - A Growing Divide

Dr. Chryssi Giannitsarou and Sarah Smith (University of Bristol) have written an article for the Royal Economic Society, that says the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and intensified inequalities in many areas of our life, including academic life. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 18th February 2021


Geneva Report: Fiscal Policies Must Work Together

Geneva Report: Fiscal Policies Must Work Together

The 2020 Geneva Report has been published. Co-authored by Professor Giancarlo Corsetti from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Cambridge, the 23rd report looks at macroeconomic and financial instability and disruptive crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published on - Tuesday 15th December 2020


The Relationship Between a Smuggler and a Politician. How do Drugs Corrupt Governments?

The Relationship Between a Smuggler and a Politician. How do Drugs Corrupt Governments?

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's paper showing how illegal drugs foster public corruption (using data on crack cocaine and public corruption from U.S. states) will be covered in tomorrow's issue of Iran's major weekly magazine, Tejarat-e-Farda. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 11th February 2021


It’s All in the Mix: How Monetary and Fiscal Policies Can Work or Fail Together

It’s All in the Mix: How Monetary and Fiscal Policies Can Work or Fail Together

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti is one of the speakers at the Presentation of the 23rd Geneva Report on the World Economy webinar, which is being held on 3rd March 2021, 1:00 - 2:30 PM (UK time). Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 10th February 2021


Professor Carvalho Awarded European Research Council Funding

Professor Carvalho Awarded European Research Council Funding

Professor Vasco Carvalho has won a consolidator grant from the European Research Council, Europe’s premiere funding organisation for frontier research.

Published on - Monday 14th December 2020


When Flexible Exchange Rates Don’t Insulate Economies from External Shocks

When Flexible Exchange Rates Don’t Insulate Economies from External Shocks

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti, Keith Kuester (University of Bonn), Gernot Müller (University of Tübingen) and and Sebastian Schmidt (European Central Bank) have published an article for VOXeu titled "When flexible exchange rates don’t insulate economies from external shocks". Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 3rd February 2021


Tensions Over EU Vaccine Distribution Threaten to Boil Over

Tensions Over EU Vaccine Distribution Threaten to Boil Over

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed for BBC World Service's Marketplace Morning Report programme, where he spoke about the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to the European Union. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 28th January 2021


Policy Panel - The Monetary-Fiscal Policy Mix Strikes Back

Policy Panel - The Monetary-Fiscal Policy Mix Strikes Back

Prof. Giancarlo Corsetti is to speak at a policy panel on the 2020 Geneva report. The panel will discuss the contribution of the mix policy mix to the stabilisation of tail events and disruptive crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 19th January 2021


Europe Walks a Tightrope as it Waits for Virus Immunity to Take Hold

Europe Walks a Tightrope as it Waits for Virus Immunity to Take Hold

As many countries are starting to vacinate against Covid, Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd explains that it becomes all the more important for people to avoid contracting coronavirus as vaccination picks up. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 18th January 2021


Social Distancing: Two Extensions of the Standard Model Research Seminar

Social Distancing: Two Extensions of the Standard Model Research Seminar

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd gave a talk about his research into "Social Distancing: Two Extensions of the Standard Model" as part of the Adam Smith's Panmure House research seminar series. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 12th January 2021


Launch of the Geneva Report on the World Economy

Launch of the Geneva Report on the World Economy

Prof. Giancarlo Corsetti is one of the speakers at the launch of the Geneva Report on the World Economy, which he recently co-authored. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 12th January 2021


2020 Geneva Report Quoted

2020 Geneva Report Quoted

A report co-authored by Prof. Giancarlo Corsetti from the Faculty of Economics has been mentioned by Reuters. The 2020 Geneva Report looks at macroeconomic and financial instability and disruptive crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 16th December 2020


Global Perspectives: Challenges for the 21st Century Entrepreneur

Global Perspectives: Challenges for the 21st Century Entrepreneur

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes discussed the economic consequences of COVID-19 and the implications for entrepreneurs, at the King's College special ‘Global Perspectives’ webinar. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 15th December 2020


Did the Office for National Statistics Really Produce ‘False Data’ on Coronavirus Infections?

Did the Office for National Statistics Really Produce ‘False Data’ on Coronavirus Infections?

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was quoted in The Independent newspaper. The article looks at the suggestion that data revisions on new coronavirus cases by the official statistics body indicate that the UK might have gone into lockdown in November unnecessarily.

Published on - Thursday 10th December 2020


How Do Countries Effectively Come Out of Lockdown?

How Do Countries Effectively Come Out of Lockdown?

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed by China Central Television where he spoke about the Chinese Health Codes and how other countries are realising that to effectively come out of lockdown, there must be an effective method of tracing contacts of the virus. Further more an electronic tracking method is a must-have for home isolation and travel.

Published on - Wednesday 9th December 2020


Good Health Policy Is Good Economic Policy

Good Health Policy Is Good Economic Policy

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd has published a new blog for ProMarket (the online publication for The Stigler Center, University of Chicago Booth). Dr Toxvaerd's article "Managing the Covid-19 Pandemic: Good Health Policy Is Good Economic Policy" looks at the unavoidable link between health protection and wealth creation when choosing a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published on - Wednesday 9th December 2020


Cost & Benefit of Buying COVID-19 Vaccine

Cost & Benefit of Buying COVID-19 Vaccine

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes was interviewed by Iranian newspaper, Donya-e Eqtesad, about the implications of COVID-19 for the Iranian economy and the difficulty for Iran to obtain a potential vaccine due to sanctions imposed on the country by US President Donald Trump. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 7th December 2020