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Fake news, real economy: Can stories drive economic events?

Tuesday 3 September 2019

Public Finances and the Economy

The world is awash with viral stories – some of which are more evidence-based than others. There’s been a lot of controversy about their ability to shape elections, but can they shape economics too? In a ground-breaking new book, Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller shows how popular stories can shape individual and collective behaviour, and … Continued

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Ready for the next recession? Assessing the UK’s macroeconomic framework

Monday 9 September 2019

Public Finances and the Economy

The UK economy is facing its highest risk of recession since 2007, as Brexit uncertainty and global instability loom large. When the next downturn will arrive is impossible to say, but now is a good time to ensure that we are ready to respond. Crucially the world has moved on since we last prepared our … Continued

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Tough enough? Enforcing Britain’s labour market rules

Monday 16 September 2019

Jobs, Skills and Pay

Workers across Britain have a multitude of rights at work – from the minimum wage to maximum hours. But, despite receiving far too little attention, it is labour market enforcement that is essential to turn those rights into a reality. How effective is Britain’s labour market enforcement regime? What breaches of labour standards are most common? Does … Continued

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Structurally unsound: Tackling embedded social inequality in the UK

Tuesday 8 October 2019

Incomes and Inequality

While modern Britain is a more inclusive and open society than once it was, a myriad of structural inequalities persist. These inequalities – covering race, gender, class, sexuality and health – are not always obvious, but they are embedded in our society and in our institutions in a way that fundamentally tilts the balance against … Continued

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Tackling Britain’s care crisis: What would a cross-party, long-term plan look like?

Thursday 11 July 2019

Intergenerational Centre

Thursday 11 July, 9.30-10.45am, Resolution Foundation offices, Westminster There is now clear cross-party consensus that social care provision across Britain needs urgent reform. But a cross-party consensus on what that reform might look like, let alone how it would be funded, remains frustratingly out from reach. With numerous reviews of social care having been delayed … Continued

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The Technology trap: Capital, labour and power in the age of automation

Monday 24 June 2019

Book launch for ‘The Technology Trap’ by Carl Frey, with response from Diane Coyle Monday 24 June, 6-7.15pm, Resolution Foundation offices, Westminster   In the long run, rising living standards are driven by productivity improvements. But people don’t live in the long run. While technological innovations can boost output and living standards, they can also … Continued

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The ‘Transatlantic jobs miracle’: What lies behind and beneath it?  

Wednesday 12 June 2019

Jobs, Skills and Pay

Book launch for ‘Not Working’ by David Blanchflower Wednesday 12 June, 6-7.15pm, Resolution Foundation offices, Westminster   In the US, unemployment has fallen to a five decade low, while in the UK it is at its lowest level since 1974. These headline figures suggest that both countries are close to full employment – and that … Continued

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