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Raquel Fernández, Sahar Parsa, 26 November 2021

Two new papers pinpoint the election of 1992 as a turning point in the attitudes of Americans to same-sex relationships, and ask, what has caused this change? Raquel Fernandez and Sahar Parsa of NYU tell Tim Phillips about the complex relationship between political and social attitudes.

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Fernández, R and Parsa, S. 2021. 'Gay Politics Goes Mainstream: Democrats, Republicans, and Same-Sex Relationships'. CEPR

Pauline Rossi, 19 November 2021

Do we have children to provide for us in our old age? Pauline Rossi tells Tim Phillips about the impact on the size of families in Namibia after the government granted a state pension – research that might have important implications for economic development in Africa.

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Godard, M and Rossi, P. 2021. 'The Old-Age Security Motive for Fertility: Evidence from the Extension of Social Pensions in Namibia'. CEPR

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Florian Englmaier, 12 November 2021

Tournaments are increasingly being used in business to solve non-routine problems. Florian Englmaier tells Tim Phillips about new research into what gives these teams the will to win. Do they respond to having a common sense of identity, do they want kudos and status from other people, or are they just looking for a cash prize?

Read more about the research presented and download the free discussion paper:
Englmaier, F, Grimm, S, Grothe, D, Schindler, D and Schudy, S. 2021. 'The Efficacy of Tournaments for Non-Routine Team Tasks'.CEPR

Markus K Brunnermeier, 05 November 2021

Repeated environmental and economic crises in recent years are encouraging many people to ask, is this really the best way to run a planet? Markus Brunnermeier tells Tim Phillips how we can do a better job of coping with shocks.

Ulrike Malmendier, 29 October 2021

When we live through a financial crisis, many of us think differently about money afterwards. Neuroscientists can show that the experience changes the physical structure of our brains, and Ulrike Malmendier tells Tim Phillips how this should also change the way that economists think about preferences for risk.

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Malmendier, U. 2021. 'Experience Effects in Finance: Foundations, Applications, and Future Directions'.

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