Marina Della Giusta, 13 September 2018

Dr Marina Della Giusta, Associate Professor in Economics at the University of Reading, discusses how economists can use social media to get the public more involved in economics.

Sarah Smith, 28 June 2018

Like in other fields, women are significantly underrepresented in economics at all levels. Sarah Smith explains how the Royal Economic Society is addressing this through its Women's Committee, by promoting the role of women in the UK economics profession. This video was recorded at the 2018 RES Conference.

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The Mobility in a Globalised World (MIGW) conference is a scientific and interdisciplinary conference which brings together economics, information technology and engineering. The aim of this year‘s conference is to highlight and discuss the effects of the digital transformation.

Submissions of abstracts (300 to 500 words) are welcome until July 31th, 2018, [email protected]

Acceptance for presentation: August 15th, 2018

Call of papers: http://www.migw.info/2018/call-for-papers-2018.pdf

Contact and further information: www.migw.info or [email protected]

Location 2018: University of Applied Sciences Ruhr-West in Muelheim. Muelheim is part of the Ruhr, the most important industrial region of Germany. Next airport is Duesseldorf.

Roger Farmer, 29 May 2018

Ashoka Mody, 01 April 2018

Richard Tol, 29 April 2018

The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences remains the most prestigious award in the field. This column uses novel data to map the academic genealogy of laureates in economics. Results show that Nobelists are connected, falling into four disjoint graphs, with new winners often being closely related to previous winners. Among a pool of likely candidates for future prizes, more than half trained under a laureate.

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Entirely run in English, the 2018 PSE Summer School proposes ten one-week programs from June 18 to June 29. Each program offers a full-time mix of lectures, tutorials and workshops, taught by PSE professors and other invited leading researchers. It will take place in Paris, on the new Campus Jourdan.

Paul Krugman, 15 January 2018

How important are titles when it comes to communicating economics? In this video, Paul Krugman underlines the importance of arguing in a way that the largest audience possible can understand. This video was recorded at the "Ten year after the crisis" conference in September 2017 for Communicating Economics.

Jean Tirole, 29 September 2017

Why do we behave differently from our self-interests? In this video, Jean Tirole talks about the economics of ethics, and the drivers of human behavior. This video was recorded at the 6th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences in September 2017.

Giovanni Nicolò, 25 September 2017

How does psychology determine economic outcomes? In this video, Giovanni Nicolò explains how pessimistic beliefs can have negative impacts on economic outcomes. This video was recorded in July 2017 at a macroeconomics conference organised by the Bank of England.

Diane Coyle, Jagjit Chadha, Paul Johnson, Simon Wren-Lewis, Angus Armstrong, 04 September 2017

Good examples are key for communicating economic results. In this video, various economists underline the importance of having relevant examples, as well as using the appropriate language for communicating with the public. This video was recorded for Communicating Economics.

Roger Farmer, 18 August 2017

How do psychology and economics interact? In this video, Roger Farmer discusses how bringing academics from these two fields could help avoid secular stagnation. This video was recorded in July 2017 at a macroeconomics conference organised by the Bank of England.

Christopher Snyder, 12 August 2017

With the press continuing to cast economics in a negative light, it is worth rethinking how our field is described to a lay audience. This column argues that even elementary principles can surprise non-economists with their power to explain a broader set of questions than most would think possible.

Soumaya Keynes, 03 July 2017

What can economists learn from journalists' experiences? In this video, Soumaya Keynes talks about three key aspects economists should keep in mind when communicating their research to the public. This video was recorded in April 2017 for Communicating Economics.

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Leading economists, managers, research scientists, experts from industry as well as venture capitalists will determine the state of the art in the field of economic theory of innovation and stimulate further work to better understand the innovation process.
The conference will host 21 plenary lectures with outstanding speakers from various prestigious institutions such as Prof. Venki Ramakrishnan, 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Group Leader of the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge and President of the Royal Society, UK or Prof. Maria Leptin, EMBO Director, Prof. Dietmar Harhoff, Director Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and Prof. Marie Thursby, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Wouter den Haan, Martin Ellison, Ethan Ilzetzki, Michael McMahon, Ricardo Reis, 12 August 2016

The outcome of the UK’s referendum on EU membership has prompted much soul-searching in the economics profession, which was nearly unanimous in anticipating negative economic consequences from a vote for Brexit. This column presents the July 2016 Centre for Macroeconomics survey of experts, which asked for views on the role played by economic arguments in the referendum outcome, and whether institutional change is needed in the way that the findings of academic economic research – and the views of the profession as a whole – are communicated. While opinions are divided, many of the respondents who do not advocate institutional change still see considerable problems in the relationship of the academic macroeconomic community with policymakers and the public at large.

Ali Önder, Hakan Yilmazkuday, 04 June 2016

North American economics departments produce a substantial amount of economics PhDs, and these PhDs are responsible for a disproportionately large share of research published in top academic journals. This column provides an overview of 35 years of peer-reviewed publications by North American economics PhDs. Since 1980, the size of author teams grown and female representation steadily improved. The shares of the major research fields show relatively little variation, though international economics, development economics, and finance are exceptions to this.

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Nobel Prizes in Economics Joseph Stiglitz, Angus Deaton and Michael Spence will lecture at the I.S.E.O International Summer School 2016 focused on "Looking forward: new challenges and opportunities for the World Economy”. The course takes place in a wonderful location in northern Italy and it's promoted by I.S.E.O Institute chaired by Robert Solow. Post graduate students, young economists and researchers are eligible. Partial scholarships available. Info www.istiseo.org or [email protected].

Co-Pierre Georg, Michael E. Rose, 16 January 2016

Informal collaboration is an integral part of academia. Studies of academic collaboration have mostly focused on formal collaboration, as measured by co-authorships. This column instead constructs a network of informal collaboration in financial economics, exploiting acknowledgements of assistance appearing in published papers. Three rankings of financial economists are constructed based on acknowledgement occurrence and centrality. Being helpful is not found to predict centrality in the informal collaboration network.

Wendy Carlin, David Soskice, 25 October 2012

Is economic teaching keeping up with the changing economy? This column presents a new way of teaching economics in light of the continuing crises. It argues that if we are to create a better-informed public debate we must begin by improving the economics curriculum and our students’ ability and their willingness to communicate about economic ideas and issues.

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