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.
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
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
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
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
Professor Maurizio Zanardi on the 2016 international trade deals that affect all of us
Professor Maurizio Zanardi discusses international trade deals and why more people should learn about Economics in this short video for invstr.Watch the video on YouTube
Academic positions in the Department of Economics
The Department of Economics is currently seeking academics with research interests in industrial economics, macroeconomics and financial economics.
Why Britain should play the long game with its Brexit strategy
With patience and a degree of moral ambivalence, the UK may find an EU that is increasingly open to the idea of free trade without free movement of people says Kim Kaivanto.