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The latest news, expert comment and analysis from the Department of Economics.
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.

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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.

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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.

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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".

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Where is humanity headed? 09/12/16

Where is humanity headed?

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

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Professor Maurizio Zanardi on the 2016 international trade deals that affect all of us 28/11/16

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.

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Academic positions in the Department of Economics 17/10/16

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 21/09/16

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.

Professor Balasubramanyam Prize awarded to two recent BSc Economics graduates 22/07/16

Professor Balasubramanyam Prize awarded to two recent BSc Economics graduates

James Western and Gerda Buchmüller have received the Professor Balasubramanyam Prize for achievements in their studies of Development Economics at Lancaster University.