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Low income, high prices and wars: So why is Israel one of the happiest countries in the world? - Israel News - Haaretz.com

Low income, high prices and wars: So why is Israel one of the happiest countries in the world? - Israel News - Haaretz.com | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Israel has achieved a consistently high ranking in the world happiness report since it began, says Richard Layard, one of the three professors of economics who are the editors-in-chief of the report.

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Professor Richard Layard works at LSE as part of the ESRC-funded Centre for Economic Performance. 

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The London problem: has the capital become too dominant?

The London problem: has the capital become too dominant? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The dominance of the capital threatens to choke the life from the rest  of the United Kingdom. We must act before it is too late
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The article cites research by the ESRC-funded Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC).

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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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The ECB Should Do QE

As banks repay their loans from the Long-Term Refinancing Operation, the ECB’s balance sheet is shrinking..."

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The article references the work of the ESRC-funded Centre for Macroeconomics

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Lifetime Achievement Award for Prof. Sir David Hendry

One of the world's leading economists, INET Oxford's Prof. Sir David Hendry received a unique award from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
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The Lifetime Achievement Award was part of the ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize.

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Econometrics Beat: Dave Giles' Blog: New Award for David Hendry

"It's difficult to imagine what our modern econometrics world would be like if it weren't for the numerous, seminal, contributions that Sir David Hendry has made over the course of his distinguished career."

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The article references Professor Sir David Hendry's award at the ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize.

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Inequality and the Piketty debate - Economics in business

Thomas Piketty is the French “rock star” economist whose magnum opus, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, has become a surprise bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic and one of the most talked about books on economics in recent times.

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The Institute for Fiscal Studies, referenced in the article, receives funding from the ESRC.

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Next week's economics: April 7 - 11

The UK, US and euro area economies are growing nicely but there are two reasons for concern, next week’s figures could show.

On Tuesday, UK industrial and manufacturing output could show small rises in February, which would put output on course to match Q4’s growth rate. This should be corroborated by NIESR's estimate of GDP later that day, which is likely to show that the economy grew by around 0.7 per cent in Q1, the same rate as in Q4.

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NIESR receives funding from the ESRC.

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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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'No deal' Brexit: A political mess, a legal morass and an economic disaster

'No deal' Brexit: A political mess, a legal morass and an economic disaster | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A “no deal” Brexit would be “a political mess, a legal morass and an economic disaster” leading UK academics have warned. In a new report the non-partisan “UK in a Changing Europe” group set out in detail the chaos that would be created if Britain crashed out of the EU in 2019 without a deal.
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UK in a Changing Europe is funded by ESRC.

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