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If Greece melts down, who really cares? By Anand Menon

If Greece melts down, who really cares? By Anand Menon | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

As the hours tick down to the latest deadline for Athens to repay outstanding debts, what could the impact mean for the rest of the EU and world.

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Article written by Anand Menon, DIrector of the ESRC project The UK in a Changing Europe based at King's College London

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Why regulation — on yogurt and more — is blocking Greece’s recovery

Why regulation — on yogurt and more — is blocking Greece’s recovery | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

In Greece and other European nations, a patchwork of rules limit competition, protect existing monopolies or otherwise restrict businesses for sometimes archaic reasons. John Van Reenan, director of the London School of Economics’ Centre for Economic Performance, says this sort of overregulation holds back innovation and economic growth and explains, in part, the gap in material wealth between Europe and the United States.

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Article quotes professor John Van Reenan, director of the ESRC funded Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) 

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The Guardian view on Syriza’s Essex connection

The Guardian view on Syriza’s Essex connection | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Oxbridge graduates may rule in Britain. But a different British university is making the running in Greece.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded British Election Study

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