Long-run trends in house prices are inextricably linked to growing inequality and other macroeconomic policy challenges. In this special edition of Vox Talks, Tim Phillips speaks to participants of the CEPR-Imperial College Business School conference, 'Housing – Learning from the past and looking to the future', which took place at Imperial College on 19th January 2018.

Daron Acemoğlu, 12 January 2018

Concerns that industrial robots will replace human labour are widespread. Daron Acemoglu discusses how automation creates a displacement and a productivity effect. Furthermore, the effect of automation on employment heavily depends on the sector it is used in.

Thomas Sampson, Dennis Novy, 08 January 2018

The average British household is already worse off than it was before the Brexit vote. Dennis Novy and Thomas Sampson discuss how much of the rise in inflation is due to Brexit. Higher prices are costing the average household £404 a year. Click for full study.

Fabio Ghironi, 07 December 2017

Most macroeconomists have accepted that their tools need to incorporate more real world phenomena, such as financial intermediation and labor market frictions. Fabio Ghironi discusses the need to incorporate more microeconomics to macroeconomics.

Diane Coyle, Jonathan Haskel, 21 November 2017

GDP is the default indicator we use to measure how well or bad a country is doing. Diane Coyle and Jonathan Haskel discuss how factors such as technological change, skills, or the economic structure should be taken into account. They jointly won the first Indigo Prize in October 2017, a competition asking participants to think about a new GDP measure.

Interviewer: Tim Phillips

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