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Exuberance caused the UK house price boom, according to Dr Alisa Yusupova 20/04/17

Exuberance caused the UK house price boom, according to Dr Alisa Yusupova

Dr Alisa Yusupova presented a research paper at the annual conference of the Royal Economics Society, exploring the cause of increasing house prices in England since the late 1980's.

BT has made a huge gamble on sport – but will it win? 21/03/17

BT has made a huge gamble on sport – but will it win?

How to get the best result from a £1.1 billion bet on football.

The US has gone from trailblazer to straggler in promoting transparency 21/03/17

The US has gone from trailblazer to straggler in promoting transparency

LUMS's Marwan Izzeldin and Heba Abou-El-Sood from Cairo University Faculty of Commerce discuss what new US legislation could mean for the oil market.

View the article on the Global Banking and Finance website
FCO leverages UK HE soft power 15/03/17

FCO leverages UK HE soft power

Dr Kim Kaivanto discusses how the FCO is using "the ground game" to open up new markets for UK industry. 

Is the WTO one of Trump’s ‘big quagmire deals’? Here’s what’s at stake. 28/02/17

Is the WTO one of Trump’s ‘big quagmire deals’? Here’s what’s at stake.

Research by Maurizio Zanardi, Paola Conconi and colleagues is cited in this article in the Washington Post.

View the article on the Washington Post
House prices set to grow by 3.5% in the UK in 2017 09/02/17

House prices set to grow by 3.5% in the UK in 2017

The Housing Market Observatory predicts that UK house price rises will slow, but a crash is highly unlikely due to a sound economic outlook.

View the article on the Property Wire website
Why attacking free trade is great politics and bad economics 23/01/17

Why attacking free trade is great politics and bad economics

Research on Protectionism in American politics, by Paola Conconi, Giovanni Facchini and Maurizio Zanardi, is examined in Fortune.

View the article on the Fortune website
Female Directors, Board Committees and Firm Performance 03/01/17

Female Directors, Board Committees and Firm Performance

Colin Green and Swarnodeep Homroy argue that "economically meaningful effects of board gender diversity stems not from female board representation, but assignment to important roles".

View the article on the Harvard Law School webpage
Where is humanity headed? 09/12/16

Where is humanity headed?

Economics and Human Geography student Ben Koh writes for the Huffington Post.

View the blogpost on the Huffington Post website