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Globalisation doesn’t automatically make countries better off

Only a small number of countries benefited from the first wave of globalisation around 150 years ago, while the majority of nations ended up worse-off, a new study by the University of Warwick has revealed.

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The article cites research by Professor Luigi Pascali from the ESRC-funded Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE).

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Study finds Facebook popularity hampers fundraising efforts

People with fewer friends on Facebook raise more money for charity than those with lots of connections, research by an economist at the University of Warwick has found.

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The article cites Professor Kimberley Scharf, a Research Director at the ESRC-funded Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) at the University of Warwick.

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Economist finds formula for the "perfect ask" in online fundraising

Economist finds formula for the "perfect ask" in online fundraising | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Going it alone and setting targets are part of the "perfect ask" fundraising formula to generate the most online donations for charity events, according to research. Are there business lessons to be drawn from this?

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Article discusses research from CAGE at the University of Warwick.

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Secular stagnation: Facts, causes, and cures

Secular stagnation: Facts, causes, and cures | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Six years after the Crisis and the recovery is still anaemic despite years of zero interest rates. Is ‘secular stagnation’ to blame?

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Professor Nicholas Crafts, Director of the ESRC Research Centre CAGE: Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (hosted by the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick) features in a chapter of an eBook, originally launched by VoxEU.org on 15 August 2014, that gathers the views of leading economists. 

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Why Is Denmark So Happy? Genes, Study Says

Why Is Denmark So Happy? Genes, Study Says | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A new study out of the U.K. claims genetics might determine a country’s collective happiness.

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Article cites research from the ESRC-funded Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE)

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Want To Be Happy? Get Some Danish DNA

Want To Be Happy? Get Some Danish DNA | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"Some people seem to be happy no matter what. If you visit many places in Africa, even when the existence may seem hard to Europeans or Americans, a lot of people are quite happy."

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The article features findings from economists at the ESRC-funded Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy.

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Facebook popularity hampers fundraising efforts, says Warwick study

Facebook popularity hampers fundraising efforts, says Warwick study | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

People with fewer friends on Facebook raise more money for charity than those with a greater number of connections, revealed a study by a Warwick professor.

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Article cites the ESRC Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE)

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Economist Finds Formula for the 'Perfect Ask' in Online Fundraising

Going it alone and setting targets are part of the ‘perfect ask’ fundraising formula to generate the most online donations for charity events, according to research.


Economist Professor Kimberley Scharf, from the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) at the University of Warwick, led a team who analysed data from the online fundraising site JustGiving to discover what determines fundraising success.

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The article references research from the ESRC-funded CAGE at the University of Warwick

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Economist finds formula for the ‘perfect ask’ in online fundraising

Going it alone and setting targets are part of the 'perfect ask' fundraising formula to generate the most online donations for charity events, according to research.

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This article cites research by the ESRC-funded Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy at the University of Warwick.

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Warwick economic centre awarded £3.5 million

Warwick economic centre awarded £3.5 million | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Warwick's Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy has been awarded £3.5 million to continue its research programme
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This article discusses an ESRC grant that has been awarded to Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE).

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DNA key to Danish happiness: study

They are officially the happiest people on Earth and now scientists think they know why life is such a dream for the Danes.
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The article features findings from economists at the ESRC-funded Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy.

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Queen's birthday honours list 2014: GCB, DBE and CBE

The full list of recipients of the Order of the British Empire, Civil: Dame Commander, Commander
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CBE for ESRC-funded academics:

Professor Nicholas Francis Robert Crafts, Professor of Economic History University of Warwick and director, ESRC Research Centre on Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy. For services to Economics.

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Professor Alan Walker, Professor of Social Policy and Social Gerontology and New Dynamics of Ageing director University of Sheffield. For services to Social Science. 

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