Hester Peirce 10 April 2017

If the financial system doesn’t work, the rest of the economy doesn’t work. In this video, Hester Peirce discusses how the regulators’ role needs to be adjusted. This video was recorded at the American Economic Association in Chicago in January 2017.

07 April 2017

The UK started the process of leaving the EU on March 29 2017. Economists from the UK Trade Policy Observatory (UKTPO) based at the University of Sussex looked at the impact of trade deals on different sectors of the economy, and on different regions of the UK.

Robert Shiller 03 April 2017

The word post-truth is a new addition to the English language in 2016. In this video, Robert Shiller advocates narrative economics: economics that respect the importance of changing narratives.

Antony Chapoto 31 March 2017

Agricultural policies can move people out of poverty. In this video, Antony Chapoto discusses the need for inclusive agricultural policies. This video was recorded at the UNU-WIDER Conference in Pretoria in December 2016.

Ian Wooton 29 March 2017

Given that a soft Brexit is no longer an option, what are the implications for Scotland? In this video, Ian Wooton discusses possible scenarios for Scotland. This video is part of the “Econ after Brexit” series organised by CEPR and was recorded on 14 July 2016.

Murray Leibbrandt 29 March 2017

Are tax incentives effective in increasing youth employment? In this video, Murray Leibbrandt discusses how this policy works in South Africa. This video was recorded at the UNU-WIDER Conference in Pretoria in December 2016.

Edward Glaeser 24 March 2017

Megacities offer at the same time opportunities and challenges. In this video, Edward Glaeser outlines five lessons for policy makers to implement effective urban policies. This video was recorded at the International Growth Centre in March 2017.

Lawrence Edwards 22 March 2017

There is a concern that international competition hurts local firms. Lawrence Edwards presents his findings on the relationship between intermediate inputs and productivity. This video was recorded at the UNU-WIDER Conference in Pretoria in December 2016.

James Galbraith 20 March 2017

Has the global financial system an effect on the movement of inequality? In this video, James Galbraith discusses his research on developing tools to compare inequality across the globe. This video was recorded at the American Economic Association in Chicago in January 2017.

Itumeleng Makgetla 17 March 2017

Youth unemployment in South Africa is around 44%. In this video, Itumeleng Makgetla discusses the outcome of policies incentivising firms to hire more young workers. This video was recorded at the UNU-WIDER Conference in Pretoria in December 2016.