Post category: Regions, cities and local areas

What if China said ‘no’ to new coal?

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Head of Modelling, Hector Pollitt, sends us a report from the United Nations climate change talks (COP24) in Katowice, Poland.

The mood going into COP24 has not been overly positive. Yes, there are record numbers of renewables installations, but global emissions are still incr…

The impact of technological change on skills

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Terence Hogarth is Senior Advisor at Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini and has over 30 years’ experience of carrying out research on vocational education and training in the UK and the EU. 

Terence is this month’s guest blogger:

Reflecting upon the employment impacts of rap…

The multiple dimensions of inequality

Inequality

In this blog our Director, Anthony Barker, takes a look at inequality – What does it mean?  Why is it important to understand the wider policy impact?

For many, ‘inequality’ is synonymous with issues of living standards, income and poverty.

Indeed, there has been a r…

Austerity and the relative success of English football teams

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The impact of changes to the TV industry, the financial crisis and subsequent period of austerity appear to impact on the relative success of English football teams.  

Here, our Director Hector Pollitt combines two of his passions: football and economics and puts forwards so…

Spotlight on economist Sachin Babbar

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This month’s spotlight blog features our Economist Sachin Babbar, based at our Brussels office.

Sachin tells us why he feels particularly nerdy at the moment, how he was inspired by Tim Harford’s ‘The Undercover Economist’ and why he’s so passionate about GDP!
Tell us about …