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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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Spring in our step or long winter ahead? The UK economy on Brexit eve

Monday 4 March 2019

Public Finances and the Economy

Coming a fortnight before Britain is scheduled to leave the EU, the upcoming Spring Statement will provide an important health check on the UK economy as we prepare to depart. But looking into the future poses challenges for any forecaster wrestling with the recent growth slowdown and the uncertainty of what form Brexit will eventually … Continued

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The Economic Outlook: Speech by MPC member Gertjan Vlieghe

Thursday 14 February 2019

Public Finances and the Economy

Predicting the future is an impossible task during the most stable economic climates, let alone amid the uncertainty currently facing the UK economy. But a clear understanding of the UK’s economic outlook, and how this fits with wider global trends, is essential for sound policy making. At an event at its Westminster headquarters, the Resolution … Continued

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British politics beyond Brexit: Where are Labour heading?

Monday 11 February 2019

Public Finances and the Economy

Brexit is dominating our politics, but there will be politics beyond Brexit. New domestic policy issues will force their way back onto the agenda, and old ones – including those driving aspects of the Brexit vote – will return to national debates. Our biggest political parties will shape – and be shaped by– these debates … Continued

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British politics beyond Brexit: Where are the Conservatives heading?

Thursday 7 February 2019

Public Finances and the Economy

Brexit is dominating our politics, but there will be politics beyond Brexit. New domestic policy issues will force their way back onto the agenda, and old ones – including those driving aspects of the Brexit vote – will return to national debates. Our biggest political parties will shape – and be shaped by – these … Continued

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Back to the future on Brexit: Digging deep into how Britain came to leave

Wednesday 6 February 2019

Public Finances and the Economy

Book launch for ‘A Short History of Brexit’ by Kevin O’ Rourke The UK’s decision to leave the European Union may have come as a surprise to some, but it certainly didn’t come out of nowhere. Our relationship with Europe, and the nature of the EU itself, are both products of a history built up … Continued

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Light at the end of the tunnel? Will it be an ‘end of austerity’ Budget

Wednesday 24 October 2018

Public Finances and the Economy

With just a few weeks to go until Budget 2018, the Chancellor faces a tough balancing act of managing high expectations following promises of an end to austerity, and even higher uncertainty as Britain prepares to leave the European Union next Spring. Faced with such uncertainty, how can the Chancellor find the extra £20bn promised … Continued

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