Deirdre McCloskey 05 May 2017

Communication and persuasion are important elements of economists’ jobs. In this video, Deirdre McCloskey discusses effective ways to communicate economic concepts and facts.

Charles Bean 03 May 2017

Financial services account for 10% of the UK’s GDP. In this video, Charles Bean discusses possible options to keep the access to the EU after Brexit. This video was recorded at the LSE Growth Commission in December 2016.

Cities are key drivers of economic growth. In this video Paul Collier and Anthony Venables discuss how public policy should create effective cities that work. This video was recorded at the International Growth Centre in March 2017.

Thiemo Fetzer 26 April 2017

Contributions to the EU budget and migration were the two main issues of the referendum. In this video, Thiemo Fetzer discusses how much these issues explain the voting pattern across the UK. This video was recorded at the Royal Economic Society Annual Conference in April 2017.

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.

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