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Richard Baldwin, Jonathan Dingel 09 November 2021

In the Covid epidemic, millions of knowledge workers discovered that they could do their jobs from home. So why not go further, and employ low-wage workers in the global south to do these jobs instead? Jonathan Dingel and Richard Baldwin have estimated how many services jobs can be offshored today, and the economic impact for developing countries.

Download the Discussion Paper behind this video:
Baldwin, R and Dingel, J. 2021. 'Telemigration and development: On the offshorability of teleworkable jobs'. London, Centre for Economic Policy Research.

Hans Gersbach 02 November 2021

For the first time in a generation, economists are worried about inflation risks in advanced economies. Hans Gersbach argues that the risk to price stability is higher than we assume. The reason: end of tightening bank regulation and massively increased central bank reserves.

Read more about the research discussed: 

Hans Gersbach, The fragile triangle: Price stability, bank regulation and central bank reserves, CEPR Policy Insight No 112

Sascha O. Becker 01 November 2021

Education is one of the few valuable assets that cannot easily be removed from you and that can travel with you if you are a victim of forced migration.
In a video recorded at 2020's AEA conference, Sascha Becker (Warwick University & CEPR) explains how data around the changes to Polish borders following WWII confirms a hypothesis that people who have suddenly lost everything through forced migration place a higher value on education for them and their children, once relocated. The policy implications are clear: governments should ensure that migrants who arrive following forced relocation are given quick and effective access to education for their children as this will benefit both them and their host country.

Alexander Ludwig 26 October 2021

A new CEPR ebook focuses on climate policies that it calls "no-brainers” and  "low-hanging fruit”. How far do they get us towards net zero and why, if they really are so obvious, are they not being enacted?

Mario Monti 19 October 2021

In a video recorded in 2017, Mario Monti looks back at the challenges posed by the Global Crisis, 10 years earlier, and asks how well prepared for the next crisis the world is.

Post-Covid, his words regarding growing differences in ideological viewpoints between the EU and the US, as well as the possible effects on the unity of any EU response likely to be posed by Brexit seem prophetic.

Beatrice Weder di Mauro 12 October 2021

Governments will need to impose more carbon taxes, but central banks need to deliver price stability. So what is the effect of these taxes on inflation and economic activity? New research examines three decades of data from Canada and Europe.

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Patrick Bolton 05 October 2021

Do financial markets penalise firms that emit a lot of carbon, and is this an incentive for them to reduce emissions? Patrick Bolton of Columbia Business School has analysed the financial returns to estimate how carbon risk is priced.

Christian Gollier, Maureen Cropper 27 September 2021

The Fourth CEPR/EAERE Webinar on Climate Policy takes place on 30 September 2021. The subject is carbon pricing, and to preview the session Maureen Cropper of the University of Maryland and Christian Gollier Toulouse School of Economics and RPN director talk to Tim Phillips about the issues for economists – and how COP26 can help. Register for the webinar:

Jean Pisani-Ferry 21 September 2021

Questions over the way that Europe is constructed economically have never been more important or urgent. Jean Pisani-Ferry of Sciences Po tells Tim Phillips what issues the CEPR research policy network dedicated to Europe’s Economic Architecture will be focusing on, and how it can influence discussions among policymakers.

Dirk Niepelt 07 September 2021

The research policy network on Fintech and Digital Currencies has an ever-expanding list of issues for its researchers. Dirk Niepelt of the University of Bern, RPN director, explains what's top of the agenda for central banks and policymakers, and how the RPN can influence their decisions.



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