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François Bourguignon 26 March 2019

Francois Bourguignon of the Paris School of Economics explores the divide between the economists and statisticians who study inequality and the general population who experience it.

Richard Blundell 22 March 2019

Richard Blundell of University College London discusses the use of microdata to inform policy.

Stefanie Stantcheva 19 March 2019

Stefanie Stantcheva of Harvard University discusses how interaction with 'better' inventors increases knowledge and improves inventions.

Michaela Pagel 15 March 2019

Michaela Pagel of Columbia University uses data on credit card debt from a popular Icelandic financial aggregation app to examine whether people borrow more in bad times.

Robert Shiller 12 March 2019

Jobs help to define a person's relationship to society and to self; with the threat that AI poses to jobs comes a fear of losing one's identity. Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller of Yale University argues that economists should focus more on the 'meaning of life' and look beyond the figures on the page.

Philippe Aghion 08 March 2019

Philippe Aghion, of the College de France and LSE, discusses work on merged datasets from the UK – one detailing occupation & wages, the other looking at R&D and investment.

Michael Woodford 01 March 2019

Michael Woodford of Columbia University discusses how limitations to the accuracy of memory are likely to be a very significant source of bias which affects the way people's beliefs and behaviour respond to changes in their cirumstances.

Linda Goldberg 26 February 2019

Linda Goldberg of the Federal Reserve of New York talks about her work with Signe Krogstrup on a combined exchange market pressure index, which they use to look at the importance of the global factor in international flows.

Marco di Cataldo, Riccardo Crescenzi and Mara Giua from the Global Investment - Local Development research team at LSE explore the various policy tools available to local decision-makers to attract foreign investments, and most importantly, to make the most of them.

Judith A. Chevalier 18 February 2019

Judy Chevalier from Yale School of Management asks whether flexibility provides benefits to gig workers, based on data collected from 200,000 Uber drivers over a 9-month period.

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