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Professor Sir Richard Blundell (UCL Economics), feted economist and possible future Nobel prize winner, talks Brexit, the minimum wage and why economists really do care about inequality. Read: The Independent

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New clue into the mysterious origin of metal

Professor Thilo Rehren (UCL Institute of Archaeology) co-authored a study which found that traces of copper at what was thought to be the birthplace of metal, was burnt accidentally and not in an attempt to make metal. Read: Yahoo News

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Competitive gender quotas

Visiting Professor Paul Omerod (UCL Economics) writes about gender quotas and how they have been proven to drive out mediocracy of male politicians. Read: City AM

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Oysters thrive with traditional fishing

PhD student Stephen Long (UCL Geography) is lead author of a new study which finds that the “inherent inefficiency” of methods used to harvest oysters is the crucial feature in preventing overfishing. Read: The Times (£)

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