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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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