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Budget 2016: experts respond 16/03/16

Budget 2016: experts respond

Chancellor George Osborne has delivered his eighth budget. Here, Economist Geraint Johnes and other panellists give The Conversation their take on what it means for the economy, business, healthcare and education.

Dr Maurizio Zanardi on the latest UK overseas trade figures
11/03/16

Dr Maurizio Zanardi on the latest UK overseas trade figures

Maurizio Zanardi, from the Department of Economics, explains why the latest figures are nothing to worry about.

Is scrapping the €500 note more about interest rates than counter-terrorism? 10/03/16

Is scrapping the €500 note more about interest rates than counter-terrorism?

Scrapping €500 notes would inconvenience money launderers; it would also help the European Central Bank to make interest rates more negative, says John Whittaker.

The way schools are funded in England is ripe for reform – here’s why 08/03/16

The way schools are funded in England is ripe for reform – here’s why

Geraint Johnes discusses the government's proposals for a new schools funding formula.

The European refugee crisis: What we can learn from refugees in Sub-Saharan Africa 17/02/16

The European refugee crisis: What we can learn from refugees in Sub-Saharan Africa

A blog post co-authored by economist Jean-Francois Maystadt examines the economic impact refugees have had in Africa.

View the blog post on the World Bank website
Financial services facing upheaval prior to IFRS 9 implementation 04/02/16

Financial services facing upheaval prior to IFRS 9 implementation

Marwan Izzeldin and Newcastle University's Dr Marwa Elnahas discuss in an article on the ACCA website.

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The human cost of Zika is clear, but will Brazil’s economy suffer too? 02/02/16

The human cost of Zika is clear, but will Brazil’s economy suffer too?

Economist Geraint Johnes reflects on other outbreaks to get to grips with the likely impacts of Zika.

Market economy status for China after 2016? 02/02/16

Market economy status for China after 2016?

LUMS economist Dr Maurizio Zanardi was an expert speaker at a meeting of the European Parliament's Committee on International Trade, which took place on 28 January. Dr Zanardi discussed the economic implications of granting market economy status to China.