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Invest more money in climate mitigation today

Invest more money in climate mitigation today

Dr Kamiar Mohaddes's work on climate mitigation is quoted in the Boston Globe, as climate experts warn that failure to address the climate crisis will come at an even higher price. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 22nd December 2021


Tougher measures against COVID-19 predicted for Europe

Tougher measures against COVID-19 predicted for Europe

The data on the number of detected cases of the Omicron strain are not encouraging. Many European governments will need to resort to new measures against the spread of the new strain. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 22nd December 2021


How do antivirals affect the risks we face and the way we behave?

How do antivirals affect the risks we face and the way we behave?

Following the announcement that antiviral treatments for Covid-19 will soon be available, will this reduce people’s incentives to avoid becoming infected, lessen their readiness to practice social distancing or even discourage them from getting vaccinated. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 17th December 2021


COVID vaccine passports 'increase jab uptake' in countries with lower coverage

COVID vaccine passports 'increase jab uptake' in countries with lower coverage

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd has commented on Sky News about a study which shows COVID certification led more people to get vaccinated. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 15th December 2021


Where now for Economics?

Where now for Economics?

A fascinating debate to celebrate the launch of the Janeway Institute discussed the future heading of research into economics, and examined the link between financial markets and the real economy.

Published on - Monday 6th December 2021


New £12m research centre for inclusive trade policy

New £12m research centre for inclusive trade policy

A major new research centre on inclusive trade policy is to launch in early 2022. The Centre for Inclusive Trade Policy aims to be a centre of excellence for innovative trade policy research. It will include Co-Investigator Professor Meredith Crowley from the University of Cambridge Faculty of Economics and Janeway Institute.

Published on - Tuesday 30th November 2021


Reassessing the EU Fiscal and Monetary Framework after COVID-19 Workshop

Reassessing the EU Fiscal and Monetary Framework after COVID-19 Workshop

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti gave a talk at CEPR-Research and Policy Network on European Economic Architecture Workshop, on Wednesday 1st December 3.00-5.00pm, in Luxembourg. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 25th November 2021


Talking Economics. A one-two punch: health and economics - video

Talking Economics. A one-two punch: health and economics - video

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd participated in a panel event for the Economics Observatory, "A one-two punch: health and economics". Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 24th November 2021


Long-Term Macroeconomic Effects of Climate Change

Long-Term Macroeconomic Effects of Climate Change

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's joint paper on the long-term macroeconomic effects of climate change has been quoted in a letter to the Chair of the US Federal Reserve. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 22nd November 2021


The impact of philanthropy

The impact of philanthropy

The Janeway Institute for Economics is profiled in this month's University of Cambridge, Alumni Newsletter. The item Features quotes from William Janeway and Vasco Carvalho on their ambitions for the new Institute.

Published on - Thursday 18th November 2021


Debt Crises, Fast and Slow

Debt Crises, Fast and Slow

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti will give an online seminar, as part of the Office of the Chief Economist - Middle East & North Africa's Chief Economist Seminar series, on Thursday 18th November 10.00-11.00am. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 12th November 2021


Modelling Behaviour to Inform Policy for Pandemics - Videos

Modelling Behaviour to Inform Policy for Pandemics - Videos

Watch videos from the Modelling Behaviour to Inform Policy for Pandemics event, that Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd and Newton Gateway to Mathematics organised. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 10th November 2021


Climate finance: it’ll be cheaper in the long run if poorer countries receive it as a matter of urgency

Climate finance: it’ll be cheaper in the long run if poorer countries receive it as a matter of urgency

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes has written a joint article for The Conversation, that says climate change will shrink the economies of rich, poor, hot and cold countries alike. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 9th November 2021


Project Syndicate: Supply-Shock Therapy

Project Syndicate: Supply-Shock Therapy

Research by Professors Matt Elliott and Vasco Carvalho into supply chain issues has been quoted in a timely feature on supply chain disruption and published by Project Syndicate.

Published on - Thursday 28th October 2021


Greenovate for a better environment and economy

Greenovate for a better environment and economy

Dr. Kamiar MohaddesZeina Hasna and Henry-James Hatton are co-authors of a report on the impact of innovation in green-related activities to the broader economy. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 4th November 2021


New Janeway Institute to transform economic research

New Janeway Institute to transform economic research

Disseminating research at the frontier of economics is just one of the roles of a new research institute which will shape young minds and transform economic research. The new Weslie and William Janeway Institute for Economics will be primarily funded by Weslie and William Janeway.

Published on - Wednesday 13th October 2021


Covid Impact on Working Women - Video

Covid Impact on Working Women - Video

Dr. Christopher Rauh and Karin Kimbrough (Chief Economist, LinkedIn) discuss women’s exodus from the workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic with Bloomberg’s Lizzy Burden at the Bloomberg Equality Summit. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 1st November 2021


Strengthening the Credibility of Public Finances

Strengthening the Credibility of Public Finances

Professor Giancarlo Corsetti will give an online seminar, as part of the IMF's latest Fiscal Monitor series, on Thursday 28th October 14.00-15.00pm (BST). Read More>>

Published on - Monday 25th October 2021


The Great Vaccine Rollout - Video

The Great Vaccine Rollout - Video

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd chaired The Great Vaccine Rollout: Covid-19, Cooperation & Global Public Goods webinar, organised by The Bennett Institute for Public Policy. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 28th October 2021


The costs of climate change are getting lost on Capitol Hill

The costs of climate change are getting lost on Capitol Hill

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's paper on Long-Term Macroeconomic Effects of Climate Change, has been quoted in the Washington Post. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 20th October 2021


New podcast with Dr Toxvaerd on economics and public health

New podcast with Dr Toxvaerd on economics and public health

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd explains how economics can be used to inform public health policy in a new podcast recorded by the London School of Economics. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 4th October 2021


Economic Contributions to Infection Control

Economic Contributions to Infection Control

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd has written an introduction for a special edition of National Institute Economic Review, dedicated to Economic Contributions to Infection Control. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 1st October 2021


Stranger danger: are we more Covid-safe around friends and family?

Stranger danger: are we more Covid-safe around friends and family?

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd has published a new Economics Observatory article which looks at, post COVID-19, how our attitudes have changed towards spending time with people we don't know as opposed to our close family and friends. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 29th September 2021


The value of sick pay: older workers & women often get less

The value of sick pay: older workers & women often get less

Women and older workers are less likely to have access to employer-provided sick pay, according to Dr Christopher Rauh, from the Covid Inequality Project. The research has also found that workers in jobs that cannot be done from home are particularly unlikely to have sick pay.

Published on - Thursday 9th September 2021


A Climate Reckoning Is Coming for the World’s Government Debt

A Climate Reckoning Is Coming for the World’s Government Debt

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's paper on climate change and sovereign credit ratings, has been quoted in an article for Bloomberg News. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 23rd September 2021


Why rich countries are reluctant to part with surplus vaccine in favour of the poor

Why rich countries are reluctant to part with surplus vaccine in favour of the poor

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was quoted in an article for the daily Russian newspaper Izvestia, that looks at the inequality of the worldwide distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 23rd September 2021


Is marriage for white people? The US racial marriage divide

Is marriage for white people? The US racial marriage divide

Are higher rates of incarceration and unemployment responsible for lower marriage rates among the black population in the US? Christopher Rauh has highlighted the difference in the marriage rates between black and white people in the US.

Published on - Monday 6th September 2021


Religious Composition of India

Religious Composition of India

Dr. Sriya Iyer has given expert advice to a new Pew Research Center report saying all religious groups in India show major declines in fertility rates, limiting change in the country’s religious composition over time. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 22nd September 2021


Covid-19 Vaccinations Boost the Global Economy, but May Not Cure It Alone

Covid-19 Vaccinations Boost the Global Economy, but May Not Cure It Alone

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed for The Wall Street Journal on how the vaccine roll out and Delta variant are effecting the global recovery. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 20th September 2021


How important is international cooperation in the vaccine rollout?

How important is international cooperation in the vaccine rollout?

In this Economics Observatory article, Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd explains that international cooperation of vaccine rollout is crucial, and asks how well are we doing? Read More>>

Published on - Friday 20th August 2021


Does COVID-19 change the value of vaccines?

Does COVID-19 change the value of vaccines?

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd explains in the Economics Observatory, vaccines should be valued higher than treatments, because with communicable diseases they reduce the likelihood of people becoming seriously ill. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 17th August 2021


Effective COVID-19 policy is not only about public health, but also about economics

Effective COVID-19 policy is not only about public health, but also about economics

The COVID-19 crisis has ostensibly been seen as relating to public health. However, it has also proved to be intertwined with economic and social behaviour, public health policy and economic policy. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 16th August 2021


Tracking the Mutant Strain: Forecasting Covid in the UK

Tracking the Mutant Strain: Forecasting Covid in the UK

Andrew Harvey's main research is on time series, focusing on financial time series and climate change. In March 2020 the first UK lockdown diverted his attention to modelling the spread of epidemics. He began work on COVID-19 with his Corpus Christi colleague, Paul Kattuman. This has resulted in four publications; the most recent came out in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface and the National Institute Economic Review.

Published on - Monday 26th July 2021


How do vaccines affect the risks we face and the way we behave?

How do vaccines affect the risks we face and the way we behave?

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd has written a new article for the Economics Observatory that discusses how vaccines affect the way we behave. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 3rd August 2021


The VC Effect: The Right Tech at the Right Time?

The VC Effect: The Right Tech at the Right Time?

William Janeway researches the relationship between venture capital booms and startups. He examines the way they are related to but also distinct from macroeconomic business cycles and stock market fluctuations.

Published on - Monday 5th July 2021


Will Vaccine Passports Encourage the Young to get Vaccinated?

Will Vaccine Passports Encourage the Young to get Vaccinated?

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was quoted in an article for the i Newspaper, on the effectiveness of giving young people incentives to vaccinate. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 2nd August 2021


What has the last year taught us about the Policy & Economics of COVID-19?

What has the last year taught us about the Policy & Economics of COVID-19?

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd's recent panel discussion on COVID policy, with Dr Abi Adams-Prassl and Dr Kate Fleming, has been featured in the July issue of the RES Newsletter. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 28th July 2021


Is The UK's 'Freedom Day' Too Soon?

Is The UK's 'Freedom Day' Too Soon?

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed on Danish National Television's DR2 Deadline programme about the UK's lifting of COVID-19 restrictions. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 23rd July 2021


Academic Gender Gap Widens During Pandemic

Academic Gender Gap Widens During Pandemic

In the first weeks of the pandemic, the submission of articles to journals by women, fell dramatically more than their male counterparts. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 21st July 2021


Southern India Leads the Way to Tolerance

Southern India Leads the Way to Tolerance

The Wall Street Journal has picked up on the latest report from the Pew Research Center, which features expert advice from Dr. Sriya Iyer. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 12th July 2021


NHS Staff Deleting Covid App as Calls Grow for Doctors to be Exempt from Self-Isolation

NHS Staff Deleting Covid App as Calls Grow for Doctors to be Exempt from Self-Isolation

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd's research into Government policy and public behaviour towards COVID-19 restrictions and the vaccine roll out, was quoted in the Telegraph. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 9th July 2021


The Case for ‘Truly-Long-Term’ Debt Ratings

The Case for ‘Truly-Long-Term’ Debt Ratings

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's paper on climate change and sovereign credit ratings, has been quoted in the Financial Times. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 8th July 2021


California's Heat Dome Poses Unprecedented Challenge for World's Fifth-Biggest Economy

California's Heat Dome Poses Unprecedented Challenge for World's Fifth-Biggest Economy

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's paper on Long-Term Macroeconomic Effects of Climate Change, has been quoted in the Telegraph. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 6th July 2021


Vasco Carvalho Reflects on the Success of Cambridge-INET

Vasco Carvalho Reflects on the Success of Cambridge-INET

The Cambridge-INET Institute was created in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis and advances innovative approaches in economics.

Published on - Friday 18th June 2021


COVID-19: How the Faculty Researched the Pandemic in Real Time

COVID-19: How the Faculty Researched the Pandemic in Real Time

Dr Flavio Toxvaerd talks about the importance of the Faculty’s research into the current and future pandemics.

Published on - Thursday 17th June 2021


Religion in India: Tolerance and Segregation

Religion in India: Tolerance and Segregation

A new report from the Pew Research Center analyses religious change and its impact on societies around the world. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 30th June 2021


Winner of the Best Student Paper Award

Winner of the Best Student Paper Award

Faculty of Economics PhD student, Daniel Ostry has won the Cambridge Finance Best Student Paper Award 2020-2021. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 21st June 2021


Can Incentives Encourage People to get Vaccinated?

Can Incentives Encourage People to get Vaccinated?

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd spoke to the BBC World Service about vaccine apathy and the hesitation amongst some members of the public to get vaccinated. Read More>>

Published on - Wednesday 16th June 2021


Competition or Cooperation?

Competition or Cooperation?

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd has contributed to a piece on vaccines for the first edition of the Economics Observatory's ECO Magazine. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 14th June 2021


Naming Corona Variants after the Greek Alphabet

Naming Corona Variants after the Greek Alphabet

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed for National Danish Radio’s Orientation programme about the stigma of naming COVID-19 variants after specific countries. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 8th June 2021


Should the Government still Ease Restrictions?

Should the Government still Ease Restrictions?

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed for the BBC News on the proposed easing of UK restrictions in June. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 7th June 2021


Britain Fears a 3rd COVID-19 Wave

Britain Fears a 3rd COVID-19 Wave

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed for National Danish Radio’s Orientation programme about the impending easing of restrictions in the U.K. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 4th June 2021


New Keynes Fund PhD Students Small Awards Scheme

New Keynes Fund PhD Students Small Awards Scheme

The Keynes Fund at the Faculty of Economics has appended another funding stream for PhD students to apply for small grants outside the main funding process.

Published on - Wednesday 12th May 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


Rational Epidemic Theory and Game Theoretic Models

Rational Epidemic Theory and Game Theoretic Models

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd gave a plenary talk at The Bridging Disciplinary Divides for Behaviorally Modulated Mathematical Models in Human Epidemiology workshop. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 27th May 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


‘Optimistic’ Public More Likely to Shun Surge Testing, Despite Indian Variant Growth

‘Optimistic’ Public More Likely to Shun Surge Testing, Despite Indian Variant Growth

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed by The Telegraph about public confidence in the vaccine roll out and the use of PCR test kits. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 25th May 2021


Vaccine Roll Out and Post-Covid-19 Recovery

Vaccine Roll Out and Post-Covid-19 Recovery

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed by BBC Scotland News for their COVID-19 Special. Read More>>

Published on - Monday 24th May 2021


Should Patents on Covid-19 Vaccines be Waived?

Should Patents on Covid-19 Vaccines be Waived?

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd has written a new article for the Economics Observatory that looks at whether the patents on Covid-19 vaccines should be waived to allow low-income countries to produce their own doses. Read More>>

Published on - Friday 14th May 2021


How Does the Market for Vaccines Work?

How Does the Market for Vaccines Work?

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd and Anthony McDonnell (Center for Global Development), have written a new article for the Economics Observatory that discusses the inequalities of vaccine development. Read More>>

Published on - Thursday 13th May 2021


Will Free Access to Vaccine IP Increase Supply?

Will Free Access to Vaccine IP Increase Supply?

Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd was interviewed for the At The Margin Podcast about The Economics of Vaccines. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 11th May 2021


Why China Has More To Gain From Fighting Climate Change Than Other Countries

Why China Has More To Gain From Fighting Climate Change Than Other Countries

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes's paper on climate change and sovereign credit ratings, has been quoted in the South China Morning Post. Read More>>

Published on - Tuesday 11th May 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


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


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