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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 ren…

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 some sur…

Spotlight on economist Sachin Babbar

economist

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 y…

International trade – is more, better? Why economists need to take a new look at the role of international trade in the modern economy

international trade is more better

Outdated theories, unrealistic assumptions… our understanding of international trade is skewed.
This latest blog by Hector Pollitt suggests that the ‘more is better’ assumption is too simplistic. In fact, he argues, the benefits of international trade are overplayed and it’s t…

Estimating the global value of stranded fossil fuel assets

the global value of stranded fossil fuel assetsassets

The momentum behind technological change in the global power and transportation sectors is overwhelming.
Our analysis, published in Nature Climate Change, suggests that between $1tn and $4tn could be wiped off the value of global fossil fuel assets by 2035.

This dramatic dec…

The end of energy as we know it

fossil fuels stranded assets

Jean-Francois is lead author of  Macroeconomic impact of stranded fossil fuel assets, published in Nature Climate Change last week.
The report highlights the significant macroeconomic and geopolitical consequences of continued investment in fossil fuels.  He is our guest blogg…

Spotlight on economist Dr Dora Fazekas

Hungarian Economist Dr Dora Fazekas

Dora has recently been appointed Managing Director, Hungary.
Here she tells us what it’s like opening a new office, what she loves about her particular field of economics and reveals that she’s something of an entrepreneur …

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