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3rd February 2018

Plastic - A Dirty Business

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Sky News is certainly making an effective contribution to the debate over plastic packaging. There is no such thing as the throwaway society - because plastic waste doesn't go away.

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Plastic - A Dirty Business

There is some really, really good stuff scheduled in this festival "Rethinking Beveridge for the 21st Century" Most of it takes place in the week 19-24 February, with a number...

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LSE Festival - Beveridge and the Welfare State

I blogged about the Economic Research Council's annual competition 'Clash of the Titans' back in November.  If you haven't seen the competition yet, then I would highly recommend having a...

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Clash of the Titans - National competition for students of economics

This collection of 12 example essays explores how to answer synoptic essay questions in linear A Level Economics exams.

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Synoptic Example Essays (Volume 1) for A Level Economics
5th January 2018

The Case against GDP

David Pilling has a new book out called the Growth Delusion which chronicles his research into how we have measured and mis-measured the wealth of nations. GDP in particular takes...

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The Case against GDP

New research on the rate of return on different asset classes over the last 150 years published here finds that total returns on residential real estate are on a par with...

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The rate of return on everything

A Nobel Prize-winning economist thinks we’re asking all the wrong questions about inequality. A great read from Professor Angus Deaton of Princeton.

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Are we asking the wrong questions about inequality?
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The former Labour Secretary Robert Reich has a conversation with Professor Joe Stiglitz about the rules of the game for the global economy.

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In Conversation: Robert Reich and Joseph Stiglitz

A sublime selection of some fascinating economics research papers published during 2017. The chosen studies capture many key concerns of 2017, with subjects ranging from opioids to gender discrimination to globalization.

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The Best 15 Economics Research Papers of 2017

A lovely idea from the Marshall Economics Library at Cambridge University - an advent calendar of famous economists!

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Marshall (Economics) Library Advent Calendar 2017
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Our friends at Marginal Revolution have a new video looking at four different theories of business cycles and what they might say about the Global Financial Crisis and the Great...

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Game of Theories: The Great Recession

Sunday evening for many of us is reserved for last minute lesson prep and homework. If so you may be missing out on some brilliant Economics lessons wrapped up in...

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Sunday evening TV and Victorian Economics

The RES has announced the results of the 2017 Economics Essay Competition.

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RES Economics Essay Competition 2017 - Results

In this special edition of More or Less, Tim Harford explores the ways in which Professor Richard Thaler has changed the subject of Economics.

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How Richard Thaler Changed Economics
12th October 2017

RIP Monty Hall

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The game show host famous for the (counter-intuitive) Monty Hall Problem passed away recently at the ripe old age of 96. Here are some resources on a problem beloved of many...

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RIP Monty Hall

A red-hot topic in economics is randomised controlled trials (RCT).  Esther Duflo, who has really driven this idea, has surely put herself in pole position for a Nobel Prize at...

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Capitalism versus socialism - how random experiments can help the debate
5th October 2017

Try the Uber game!

Can you make a living as an Uber driver? Try this new Uber-game from the FT!

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Try the Uber game!

Here are some notes and related links from a stunning talk given tonight by Dieter Helm, Professor of Energy Policy at New College, Oxford.

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The End Game for Fossil Fuels

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