30 June 2015: Imran Rasul appointed to Cross-Government Trial Advice Panel
Imran Rasul has been appointed to the Cross-Government Trial Advice Panel. This group brings together top trialing and experimentation experts from across Government and academia to provide Whitehall civil servants a free service offering technical support in designing and implementing controlled experiments.
23 June 2015: Ran Spiegler appointed co-editor for Theoretical Economics Journal from 1 July
As of the 1st July 2015, Ran Spiegler will be one of the co-editors for the Theoretical Economics Journal. This publication specialises in leading research in economic theory and is published by the Econometric Society three times a year.
Stephen Smith's new book on taxation, published by Oxford University Press (OUP), is now available. It is the second book that he has written for the OUP "Very Short Introduction" series with the first, "Environmental Economics", being published in 2011. The "Very Short Introduction" series are a highly regarded selection of introductory texts written to familiarise readers with highly challenging topics in a brief yet comprehensive manner.
In this publication Stephen Smith explains the balance that tax policy makers have to strike between the effects on citizens and those on the economy. He argues that a more comprehensive understanding of the nature of tax policy, and the role and effects of different taxes, would aid public decisions on these issues.