Kate Smith 24 April 2017

Alcohol consumption can have negative externalities. In this video, Kate Smith discusses how to design taxes when costs associated with drinking vary across people. This video was recorded at the Royal Economic Society Annual Conference in April 2017.

Martin O'Connell 21 April 2017

How to tackle rising obesity? In this video, Martin O’Connell referring to the crisps market discusses how restrictions on advertisement could influence consumption. This video was recorded at the Royal Economic Society Annual Conference in April 2017.

Natalie Chen 18 April 2017

Currency unions eliminate exchange rate fluctuations and transaction costs. In this video, Natalie Chen discusses why currency unions can be more beneficial to smaller countries. This video was recorded at the Royal Economic Society Annual Conference in April 2017.

Amanda Agan 12 April 2017

Ban the box is a policy that prohibits employers from asking about criminal records. In this video, Amanda Agan discusses whether these policies affect racial disparities in the chance of getting a job interview.  This video was recorded at the American Economic Association in Chicago in January 2017.

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.

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