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Read the latest expert comment and analysis from UCL Economics researchers in the national and international media.

 

 


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‘Always hungry to do better’: how UCL rose up the rankings

UCL Department of Economics was recognised by The Guardian as "...the main driver of UCL’s improvement this year, climbing from 25th to 8th place in a subject with a large student intake, high entry standards and very good career prospects..."

Read: The Guardian

11 September 2021



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Why are there so few female economists?

This Financial Times article, by Tim Hartford, suggests that CORE, by addressing real-world, relevant questions, can make economics as appealing to high-school girls as to boys, helping to solve the gender imbalance in economics.

Read: Financial Times

27 August 2021


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Smarter public spending is key to COVID-19 recovery

Rebuilding the economy and reducing inequality post-Covid will require a massive reorganisation of public spending on work, education and skills issues, according to Professor Sir Richard Blundell.

Read: Mail OnlineMore: Evening StandardMSN NewsNew ScientistUCL News

23 March 2021


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Efforts to modernise economics teaching are gathering steam

Economics education is beginning to modernise according to The Economist, which highlights the revolutionary CORE textbook which "starts with inequality, rather than presenting it as an afterthought". The textbook is produced by CORE, a charity run a by a team of academics from across the world, including UCL Professor Wendy Carlin.

Read: The Economist (£)

20 March 2021


 

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Abruptly ending Universal Credit uplift is ‘remarkable’

Visiting Professor and Director of the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) Paul Johnson says that the decision to abruptly end a £20 a week increase in Universal Credit payments is “remarkable” and will be a cliff-edge for many poorer families.

Read: BBC News, More: GuardianEvening StandardLBC

4 March 2021


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Rethinking Economics

"The fallout from the pandemic will alter how we think about the economy and public policy" writes Wendy Carlin and Samuel Bowles

Read: International Monetary Fund (IMF) 

March 2021



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A whimper not a bang: Britain’s immediate economic prospects are grim

While Thatcherism is credited with changing Britain’s economic trajectory in the 1980s, research by Professor Nauro Campos argues UK's entry into the EEC (now the EU) in 1973 was at least as important.

Read: The Economist (£)

16 January 2021