Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE)

Lead Research Organisation: University of Warwick
Department Name: Economics

Abstract

CAGE will aim to build on initial success while offering some important innovations. The overarching theme will continue to be 'succeeding in the global economy' and the Centre will be organised into research themes each with an 'organizing question': Theme 1: What Explains Comparative Long-Run Growth Performance?; Theme 2: How do Culture and Institutions Help to Explain Development and Divergence in a Globalizing World?; Theme 3: How Can the Measurement of Wellbeing be Improved and What are the Implications for Policy?; Theme 4: What are the Implications of Globalization and Global Crises for Policymaking and for Economic and Political Outcomes in Western Democracies?
During phase 1, research in Theme 1 made excellent progress in establishing a detailed quantitative picture of the dimensions of long-run economic growth over the last 800 years in Europe and Asia and the analysis will now be extended to cover Africa, and move from measuring real GDP per capita to accounting for the sources of growth in terms of factor inputs and their productivity. Research will also analyse the reasons for success and failure over the long-run at a more fundamental level with investigations covering pre-industrial to post-industrial times looking at the roles of geography, institutions, trade costs, and human capital and knowledge as well as economic policy. Some of this will be forward-looking considering reforms that may be need to sustain catch-up growth in the BRICs and in post-crisis Europe. Theme 2 will continue to examine the political economy of institutional change and to investigate other aspects of supply-side policy relevant to enterprise performance in developing countries. Research will now be expanded and slightly re-orientated to address the role of trust and, in particular, to consider how trust can be nurtured. This will enable further investigation into why reform programmes such as those based on Washington-Consensus principles have not worked well besides permitting insights into the roots of underdevelopment. Theme 3 will further develop the evidence base for its innovative approach to the analysis of poverty with a programme of field experiments and will continue to augment the evidence base on the determinants of wellbeing and the policy implications thereof. It will elaborate the ways in which poverty via cognitive impairment leads to unfortunate decision-making, to examining implications of adaptation to well-being shocks and to the role that cognitive biases and genetics play in wellbeing outcomes. Theme 4 will build on the work begun after the appointment of a Professor of Quantitative Political Science as a key investment to further the work of CAGE. This research has examined the implications of tax competition for capital mobility and viability of welfare state policies in OECD countries as globalization has intensified. The research highlights differing exposure to globalization threats. During phase 2, research on these issues will be deepened and extended using formal analysis and econometrics to investigate issues which are deeply political in that they involve contentious policy choices and are conditioned by political institutions. The topics to be studied include the implications of globalization and economic crises for voter preferences and for redistribution and welfare spending in different types of advanced economy, and much more detailed investigation of the dimensions of the responses available to co-ordinated and liberal market economies.
In conclusion, the distinctive feature of CAGE is that it crosses divides within economics broadly defined and explores issues traditionally regarded as at the boundaries of economics. CAGE research and policy advice is sensitive to context and based on an empirical approach that does not arbitrarily impose the priors of neoclassical economics. Finally, CAGE is able to bring an informed historical perspective to current policy issues.

Planned Impact

CAGE research is intended to benefit society through deeper knowledge and understanding of the complex causal chains that contribute to economic growth and performance in different contexts. Because policy interventions can change economic outcomes, contributors to national and international policy are important beneficiaries of our work including the UK executive (e.g. Treasury, BIS, and DFID) and legislature (esp. parliamentary committees), the European Commission and Parliament, and international organizations (e.g. World Bank). CAGE will seek to raise public awareness of its research, recognising that public opinion informs policy and that aspects of CAGE's research relate to everyday life.
Future CAGE research is structured around four themes and potential benefits are inherent in the questions that organize each theme.
Theme 1 focuses on measurement and determinants of long-run comparative performance. In every country policymakers have faced specific natural and institutional constraints. CAGE's research will offer new insight into the historical conditions and policies under which sustainable growth has emerged. History suggests that not all growth is sustainable. Unsustainable growth spurts sometimes resulted from policy interventions that failed to manage underlying constraints. A potential impact of CAGE research will be new explanations of success or failure of past policy interventions. An aspect of CAGE research with potential for immediate impact relates to the sustainability and regulation of financial sector development.
Theme 2 examines the role of culture and institutions in explaining development and divergence across the world. At the boundary between economics and politics, trust and ideas will be a specific focus. The research can inform policymakers about how interventions may affect trade and cooperation, not only directly, but by enhancing or damaging trust in society. Good ideas relax constraints and move the political transformation frontier outward, just as technological innovations relax resource constraints. CAGE aims to achieve immediate impact by contributing to good ideas; relevant projects include incentive schemes in firms and climate change policy design. There is potential long-range impact from understanding the role of ideas in decisions that decide how societies evolve (such as how trust affects ethnic integration, trade, and international policy coordination).
Theme 3 focuses on wellbeing and its implications for policy. Economic policy interventions are founded on outcomes which can be measured. CAGE research will look for empirical validation of wellbeing measures that have the potential to influence economic policy. When policy makers set goals they must also consider voter beliefs on interventions that affect personal and social wellbeing. Here CAGE research can influence public policy directly, by informing policy makers, and at a distance by informing public opinion. Other possible impacts arise from research on how subjective well-being affects productivity in work settings, and whether financial aid in anti-poverty programmes is complemented by raising aspirations.
Theme 4 looks at the implications of globalization for policy in western democracies. Public policy is heavily influenced by policymakers' beliefs on how policies affect fairness in society, interacting with their perceptions of what voters want. While globalization is sometimes seen as a "golden straitjacket" on politics, CAGE research aims to identify the policy space available to governments in globalized (but otherwise different) countries. To what extent are policy makers free to choose among good and bad policies for welfare and trade? CAGE research can directly improve policy makers' understanding of the games they play with voters and the economy. A long range impact will arise if voter opinion can also become better informed.

Publications

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Adhvaryu A (2019) Early Life Circumstance and Adult Mental Health in Journal of Political Economy

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Aeberhardt R (2016) The heterogeneity of ethnic employment gaps in Journal of Population Economics

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Akerlof R (2017) Value Formation: The Role of Esteem in Games and Economic Behavior

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Akerlof R (2016) The Importance of Legitimacy in The World Bank Economic Review

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Alabrese E (2019) Who voted for Brexit? Individual and regional data combined in European Journal of Political Economy

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Alabrese E And Fetzer T (2018) Who is NOT voting for Brexit anymore?

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Alesina A (2016) Ethnic Inequality. in The journal of political economy

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Almunia M (2015) Under the Radar: The Effects of Monitoring Firms on Tax Compliance in SSRN Electronic Journal

 
Description CAGE has produced a large volume of research. Here we highlight four examples of work that we consider has not only produced important findings but has also used innovative methods. These outputs also emphasize that CAGE is an economics research centre which works much of the time at the interface of other social science disciplines including economic history, political science and psychology. The first particularly noteworthy project was carried out by Arthur Blouin and Sharun Mukand. This investigated the use of radio propaganda by the Rwandan government to promote 'nation building'. It exploited differences in exposure to these messages due to topography and employed a salience of identity test developed in cognitive psychology as well as surveys and field experiments in an integrated research design. The results show considerable success for the government approach in reducing salience of identity and in increasing inter-ethnic trust. These are novel findings with rich implications. A second path-breaking study has been completed by Thomas Hills, Eugenio Proto and Daniel Sgroi drawing on psychology as well as economics. This has investigated historical trends in happiness over the past 200 years or so in six countries. The method is very novel and involves the use of a digitized corpus of books, a psychological valence score to codify the happiness reflected by the incidence of words and the computer power to analyse hundreds of billions of words used by authors. The results of this pioneering project show that there are big fluctuations but no long-run trend in happiness - Britons were as happy in the mid-19th century as they are today. The third contribution by Sascha Becker, Thiemo Fetzer and Dennis Novy has already received a great deal of attention since it first appeared as a working paper. This was part of a significant research effort by CAGE into the reasons for and effects of Brexit and it produced the first systematic and comprehensive analysis of voting patterns by district in the 2016 EU referendum. The results were obtained using a machine-learning method and showed that the best predictors of voting to leave were not exposure to trade and immigration but education, income and unemployment levels whose effects were exacerbated by exposure to fiscal austerity and poor quality public services. Further research by Fetzer has shown that, had austerity been less severe at the local level, Remain would have won the referendum. The fourth major output to note is a new book by Nicholas Crafts. This adds to conventional quantitative economic history with an interpretation of British economic growth performance since the industrial revolution based on an analytic-narrative approach. This allows a new long-run perspective on the relatively recent past and provides for the first time good reasons to believe that the phase of acute relative economic decline after World War II was closely linked to Britain's early start in industrialization. The analysis stresses the interaction between institutional legacies relating to corporate governance and industrial relations with an erosion of competition together with major constraints on the scope of policy responses.
Exploitation Route We see our most important academic impacts resulting from innovative work which will facilitate and stimulate further research. For example, work by Stephen Broadberry and several co-authors who have produced new estimates of national income for a number of European and Asian countries over the very long run. These are available on the web as an open-access resource for researchers requiring data relevant to very long-run growth performance. Linked to evidence on institutions and policies this will allow much better insights from economic history related to understanding and designing policy interventions in the context of today's low income economies. An important aspect of our research relates to the determinants and implications of subjective happiness and wellbeing. Over time this has produced a large volume of findings which have been published in major journals and presented to policymakers on many occasions. A particularly important new result in a paper by Andrew Oswald, Eugenio Proto and Daniel Sgroi is that happiness has a causal effect on the productivity of workers. This can inform the design of the work environment and management practices in ways which might improve productivity performance. This is already being explored by both private and public sector employers.
Sectors Government, Democracy and Justice,Other

 
Description CAGE has faced a number of challenges in establishing pathways to impact. As a new research centre at a regional university we have had to build a profile with the London policy making community. We have done that in four ways. First, we produced policy briefing papers which were launched in London with partner organizations, initially Chatham House and then the Social Market Foundation who were instrumental in providing audiences. Second, we established very close contacts with the Government Economic Service including having a number of their economists visit as CAGE Policy Fellows. Third, we produced a substantial number of columns for the VoxEU website most of which have received at last 10,000 hits. Fourth, although we had some research economists who were already well known in policy making circles, others who were younger or recent arrivals from abroad were not. We worked hard to build up the reputations of this latter group by getting them opportunities to make presentations in forums where they would be noticed. Our research has societal impact as an input to policymakers and to discussions of economic policy among think tanks, opinion-formers etc. Four important examples are chosen to illustrate this impact. A major aspect of our research led by Professor Andrew Oswald relates to subjective evaluation of well-being and its relevance for happiness as a policy aim. This entails deciding what data should be collected and how it should be used to inform policy interventions to augment or even replace conventional cost-benefit analysis. This includes considering evidence on the relative importance of different aspects of well-being. A non-technical review of the key findings was made available in a widely-circulated CAGE Policy Report following earlier publication in a refereed journal. Professor Oswald has also presented a seminar to HM Treasury officials on implications for their policy evaluation procedures. Research led by Professors Andrew Oswald, Eugenio Proto and Daniel Sgroi in the early years of CAGE produced important new evidence that established a causal link from happiness to the productivity of workers. The results were widely disseminated to government and business audiences and had a great deal of press coverage. In the second phase of CAGE the study has been published in an academic journal and there has been take-up by potential users. The team has been working with large employers (a city council and a large private-sector company) to devise productivity boosting interventions and requests for consultancy advice have come from as far afield as Kazakhstan. CAGE researchers have been actively involved in pursuing research relevant to the related topics of Brexit and industrial strategy including in particular productivity-related issues. We have organized two workshops and written a number of papers with the policymaking community in mind. Research by Professor Nick Crafts has produced valuable insights into the design of industrial policy in the context of Brexit based partly on lessons from entry to the EEC in the 1970s. Some of this work, published as academic papers and in a book chapter, has focused on issues related to state aid. This has led to requests for advice from BEIS and HMT as well as several presentations to private sector organizations. Professor Sascha Becker produced significant research on the economic impact of regional policy during the first phase of CAGE. In the context of Brexit and the focus of the new industrial strategy this has achieved greater salience. He has been advising HMT on regional policy. In this context, he has done further research on the correlates of voting for Brexit with Professors Thiemo Fetzer and Dennis Novy. This has achieved very wide circulation as well as publication in a top economics journal. The results help explain what underpinned the vote to Leave and what governments might seek to do to address the concerns of those voters.
First Year Of Impact 2015
Sector Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Government, Democracy and Justice
Impact Types Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description Advani: IPPR
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Advice on productivity research being conducted by Banque de France
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Crafts: HMT meeting re infrastructure
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Crafts: Lecture on Role of Cities in the British Economy over time and the policy implications
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL http://www.centreforcities.org/event/city-horizons-a-century-of-cities/
 
Description Crafts: National Infrastructure Commission Meeting
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Crafts: Prime Minister's Policy Unit
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Crafts: Resolution Foundation Roundtable
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Crafts: Steering Group to appoint Parliamentary Co-Chair to lead inquiry on future of British manufacturing (report to be launched Oct 15): Nick Crafts Steering committee member
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Novy : Citation in HM Treasury document on analysis on the long-term economic impact of EU membership
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/517415/treasury_analysis_e...
 
Description Novy: IMF citation in World Economic Outlook report
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2016/02/
 
Description Oswald Treasury
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description The Economic Impact of ICT: an Historical Perspective
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description The External Affairs and Additional Legislation on future of regional policy in Wales. Becker gave written submission to Welsh Assembly
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL http://senedd.assembly.wales/mgIssueHistoryHome.aspx?IId=17267
 
Description IAS Vacation school application 2016
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Warwick 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2016 
End 07/2016
 
Description IAS Vacation school application 2017
Amount £8,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Warwick 
Department Institute of Advanced Study
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2017 
End 07/2017
 
Description UK after Brexit
Amount £18,208 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/L011719/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2017 
End 03/2017
 
Description UK in a Changing Europe
Amount £98,612 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 03/2017
 
Title Absorptive Capacity and the Growth and Investment Effects of Regional Transfers: A Regression Discontinuity Design with Heterogeneous Treatment Effects 
Description Ffocusing on the Average Treatment Effect (ATE) for a given intervention conceals important information to both the econometrician and the policy maker, due the heterogeneity of units and their responsiveness. This paper is devoted to a quantitative analysis of the heterogeneity of the treatment effect of the EU's main regional transfer program: Objective 1) Structural Funds transfers of the European Commission, whose goal is to provide transfers to the poorest regions of the EU to foster their catch-up towards the EU average. Eligibility for Objective 1 transfers is associated with a discontinuity about GDP per-capita: only regions whose per-capita income (in purchasing power parity) falls short of 75% of the EU average prior to a programming (or budgetary) period are eligible for such transfers during that period (NUTS2 regions). The goal of this study is to identify the magnitude at which the effect of Objective 1 treatment on investment and economic growth varies with the quality of institutions and the level of education across regions by using the discontinuity in per-capita income for treatment eligibility as an identification strategy in a regression discontinuity design (RDD). They use data on NUTS2 regions for the last three completed EU programming periods: 1989-93, 1994-99, and 2000-06. Due to enlargements of the EU during the observation period, the number of NUTS2 regions covered varies between 186 and 251 per period. To calculate the level of regional average per-capita income in the years specified by the European Commission prior to each programming period - the forcing variable for Objective 1 treatment eligibility, they use data from NUTS2 regional per-capita GDP at purchasing power parity. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2012 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This paper was published in the American Economic Journal and has been cited by 229 (accessed on 04/03/2020) 
 
Title Bargaining over Maternity Pay: Evidence from UK Universities 
Description We analyze 214 maternity schemes across 160 Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the UK. We collected data on occupational maternity provisions for 214 different packages across 160 different UK Higher Education Institutions. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This paper was published in the Journal of Public Policy and has been cited by 1 (accessed on 04/03/2020) 
 
Title Business Practices in Small Firms in Developing Countries 
Description Management has a large effect on the productivity of large firms. But does management matter in micro and small firms, where the majority of the labor force in developing countries works? This study developed 26 questions that measure business practices in marketing, stock-keeping, record-keeping, and financial planning. These questions were administered in surveys in Bangladesh, Chile, Ghana, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, and Sri Lanka. This data helps to show that variation in business practices explains as much of the variation in outcomes-sales, profits, and labor productivity and total factor productivity-in microenterprises as in larger enterprises. These questions were included in surveys of micro and small enterprises conducted in seven countries between 2008 and 2014. These samples vary in their representativeness and size, since they were in most cases conducted as part of impact evaluations of particular programs. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This paper has been cited by 143 (accessed on 04/03/2020) 
 
Title Does Parental Education Affect Fertility? Evidence from Pre-Demographic Transition Prussia 
Description The authors combine Prussian county data from three censuses-1816, 1849, and 1867-to estimate the relationship between women's education and their fertility before the demographic transition. The 1816 county data provides information on the number of public elementary schools, and the number of students therein. The female enrolment rate is constructed as the number of girls enrolled in primary school in 1816 over the total number of girls aged 614. As fertility measure they use the child woma 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2011 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This paper was published in SSRN and has been cited by 35 (accessed on 04/03/2020) 
 
Title Does the Unemployment Benefit Institution affect the Productivity of Workers? Evidence from a Field Experiment 
Description Dataset is comprised of experimental outcomes and observational data. The project investigates whether and how the type of unemployment benefit institution affects productivity. We designed a field experiment to compare workers' productivity under a welfare system, where the unemployed receive an unconditional monetary transfer, with their productivity under a workfare system, where the transfer is received conditional on the unemployed spending some time on ancillary activities. Over 300 subjects signed up for the experiment and were employed as research assistants to code newspapers. They remained employed based on their subsequent productivity. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2013 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This paper was published in the Journal of Development Economics and has been cited by 175 (accessed on 04/03/2020) 
 
Title Empowering Women: Inheritance Rights and Female Education in India 
Description I use the 1999 wave of the Rural Economic and Demographic Survey (REDS), which is a representative survey of rural households in the 17 major states of India.18,19 The REDS 99 contains detailed retrospective information on individual characteristics of all members of the household, including daughters who have married and left the household, provided by the household head. I focus on women who are daughters of the head of the household and at least 22 years of age at the time of survey (this ensures that women in the sample have completed their education). In addition, I restrict the sample to Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh and Jain women (i.e. those who were governed by the original HSA 1956 and thereby were affected by the reform), since almost 92% of the women in this dataset belong to these religions. I also restrict the sample to only landed households, since land is the most commonly held form of joint family/ancestral property in India. Finally, some of the mothers of these women may themselves have been young enough to have been exposed to the reform. To avoid any confounding impact on outcomes of daughters through their mothers, I restrict the sample to only those mothers who were unexposed to the reform i.e. were 44 years or older at the time of survey.20 Hence my sample comprises of daughters who were at least 22 years old at survey and whose mothers were at least 44 years old at survey in landed, Hindu households. This leaves me with a sample size of 4207 women. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2011 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This paper has been cited by 34 (accessed on 04/03/2020) 
 
Title Estimating Bayesian Decision Problems with Heterogeneous Priors 
Description The project considers the novel two-step estimator of Iaryczower and Shum (2012), who analyze voting decisions of US Supreme Court justices. Motivated by the underlying theoretical voting model, it suggests that where the data under consideration displays variation in the common prior, estimates of the structural parameters based on their methodology should generally benefit from including interaction terms between individual and time covariates in the first stage whenever there is individual heterogeneity in expertise. It shows numerically, via simulation and re-estimation of the US Supreme Court data, that the first order interaction effects that appear in the theoretical model can have an important empirical implication. The files included in this project are therefore the US Supreme court data that is obtained from Iaryczower and Shum (2012). It contains the vote of every justice (31 in total) on every case from 1953-2008. The files also include the R code that is used to Simulate the re-estimate the court data 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2013 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This paper was published in SSRN and has been cited by 2 (accessed on 04/03/2020) 
 
Title Ethnic Inequality 
Description This project explores the consequences and origins of between-ethnicity inequality for a large sample of countries. First, combining satellite images of nighttime luminosity with the homelands of ethnolinguistic groups, we construct measures of ethnic inequality. To construct proxies of ethnic inequality for the largest set of countries, we combine information from ethnographic-linguistic maps on the location of groups with satellite images of light density at night that are available at a fine grid. We also construct alternative measures of spatial inequality. Second, we assess the relationship between ethnic inequality and contemporary development above and beyond its relationship with cross-region and cross-administrative unit inequality. The dataset hence also includes some contemporary measures of development such as luminosity and population densities. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2013 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact CAGE 
 
Title Forging Success: Soviet Managers and Accounting Fraud, 1943 to 1962 
Description The paper seeks to study accounting fraud in Soviet Russia, in target-given sectors. To this end the author uses a new data set from the Hoover Archives. The data set consists of two broad sections. The first one is obtained as follows. During 1946-1947 the Soviet government issued a decree which outlines about the definition and calls for "resolute struggle" against offenders. They take 9 from the 15 ministries of the Soviet Union who reported to Moscow monthly reports about the implementation of the decree (accounting for 90% of the population enumerated in the 1959 Soviet census). From these reports, 59 were selected for summary. The 59 summaries of these reports form the first section. As for the second section of the database, since party members could not go to court before being expelled from the party, and such expulsion required an investigation, the central government received more that 10,000 (according to the Hoover records) petitions from party members about injustices done to themselves. Of these, 1,000 were selected for investigation, and only 101 were about fraud for the period 1942-1962. Investigators rejected 13, leaving 88 as considered to be sustained. The production sectors of agriculture, forestry, transport, industry, and construction accounted for all the cases. The database contains information about the production branch, geographical spread, the numbers and positions of offenders, and the value of public losses and private gains, in addition to simple enumeration. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2010 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This paper was published in the Journal of Comparative Economics and has been cited by 35 (accessed on 04/03/2020) 
 
Title Genetic Diversity and the Origins of Cultural Fragmentation 
Description This project is aimed at empirically demonstrating that genetic diversity, predominantly determined during the prehistoric "out of Africa" migration of humans, is an underlying cause of various existing manifestations of ethnolinguistic heterogeneity which in turn are related to the stability and prosperity of nations. A wide range of measures of contemporary ethnolinguistic heterogeneity at the country level are considered. These include (i) the log number of ethnic groups (EG), compiled by Fearon (2003); (ii) two distinct measures of ethnic fractionalization (EF-F and EF-A), constructed by Fearon (2003) and Alesina et al. (2003), respectively; (iii) indices of ethnolinguistic fractionalization (ELFD) and polarization (POL-D), based on deeply-rooted ancestral cleavages among linguistic groups in the population (i.e., level 1), developed by Desmet, OrtuÒo-OrtÌn and Wacziarg (2012); and (iv) measures of ethnolinguistic polarization, based on the methodologies of Esteban-Ray (POL-ER) and Reynal-Querol (POL-RQ), constructed by Esteban, Mayoral and Ray (2012). The analysis also accounts for a large vector of geographical covariates. The data consists a sample of 143 countries for which data on all employed variables are available. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2013 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This paper was published in the American Economic Review and has been cited by 126 (accessed on 04/03/2020) 
 
Title Knowledge Capital and Aggregate Income Differences: Development Accounting for U.S. States 
Description The authors develop detailed measures of skills of workers in each US state based on school attainment from census micro data and on cognitive skills from state- and country-of-origin achievement tests, in order to study there causality of increased human capital on economic development. The new measures of worker skills, or knowledge capital, are designed to incorporate both quantity and quality of skill investments. Then they investigate the extent to which difference in knowledge capital can explain variations in income across U.S. states. Deviating from the common practise of associating years of schooling as measures of human capital, they consider investments in both a quantity dimension and a quality dimension. For the quality measures, they focus on the cognitive skills of each state's working-age population. To control for migration, they use the migration history of current workers - including international migrants - in order to construct a state by state-plus-country matrix that maps the current residence of the workforce of each state to the appropriate location of schooling 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This paper was published in The American Economic Journal and has been cited by 51 (accessed on 04/03/2020) 
 
Title Motivating knowledge Agents: Can Incentive Pay Overcome Social Distance? 
Description This article studies the interaction of incentive pay with intrinsic motivation and social distance. It analyse theoretically as well as empirically the effect of incentive pay when agents have not only pro-social objectives but also preferences over dealing with one social group relative to another. In a randomised field experiment undertaken across 151 villages in South India, local agents were hired to spread information about a public health insurance programme. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This paper was published in The Economic Journal and has been cited by 30 (accessed on 04/03/2020) 
 
Title National Happiness and Genetic Distance: A Cautious Exploration 
Description This paper examines a famous puzzle in social science. Why do some nations report such high happiness? Denmark, for instance, regularly tops the league table of rich nations' wellbeing; Great Britain and the US enter further down; France and Italy do relatively poorly. Yet the explanation for this ranking - one that holds even after adjustment for GDP and socioeconomic and cultural variables - remains unknown. The paper explores a new avenue. Using data on 131 countries, it documents a range of evidence consistent with the hypothesis that certain nations may have a genetic advantage in well-being. This dataset consists of two datasets in that merge different data available in the public domain. The data consists of measures of well being for a cross- section of countries which are the dependent variables. The main explanatory variables are different measures of allele frequencies representing genetic differences. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This paper was published in The Economic Journal and has been cited by 38 (accessed on 04/03/2020) 
 
Title National Institutions and Subnational Development in Africa 
Description To assess the role of institutions on subnational development the project uses different secondary data sources to meet the obligations of its empirical strategy. The objective of the paper was to show that differences in countrywide institutional structures across the national border do not explain within-ethnicity differences in economic performance, as captured by satellite images of light density. The dataset thus includes 1). Murdock's map portraying the spatial distribution of ethnicities across Africa in the mid- to late nineteenth century; it depicts 826 ethnic areas inhabited upon colonization (in total there are 834 polygons, but 8 regions are classified as "uninhabited"). 2) Data on economic development at the country-ethnic homeland level using satellite images on light density as proxy for local economic activity. 3) Ameasure national institutions using data from World Bank's Governance Matters Database ( Kaufmann, Kraay, and Mastruzzi 2008 ). The surveys cover a representative sample of either 1400 or 2, 400 respondents in 17 SubSaharan countries ( Benin, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe) 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2013 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This paper was published in The Quarterly Journal of Economics and has been cited by 405 (accessed on 04/03/2020) 
 
Title Not the Opium of the People: Income and Secularization in a Panel of Prussian Counties 
Description The authors construct a unique panel of income and Protestant church attendance for six waves of up to 175 Prussian counties spanning 1886-1911; to study the interplay between religion and the economy. In particular income levels and religious participation. Their unique database on historical church attendance stems from the practice of the Protestant Church in Germany to count the number of participations in Holy Communion every year, which Hölscher (2001) gathered at the church-district (Kirchenkreis) level from regional archives covering modern Germany. The Sacrament Statistics (Abendmahlsstatistik) stem from a uniform annual survey organized by the Statistical Central Office at the Protestant Higher Church Council in Berlin from 1880 (with precursors) to World War II. Data collection was done by the parish priests on a preprinted form following uniform surveying directives. Regional Consistories combined these parish data into registers at the level of church districts, which usually comprised 10-20 adjacent parishes. Their main indicator of church attendance is the number of participations in Holy Communion divided by the number of Protestants in a district. Our income data refer to the average annual income of male elementary-school teachers, available every five years from 1886 to 1911 for all Prussian counties (Kreise) from Education Censuses (Galloway (2007)). Their dataset covers an unbalanced panel of 175 territorial entities ("counties") in 1886-1911. This sample of Prussian counties constitutes the intersection between end-of-19 -century Prussia (for which income data are available) and modern Germany (for which church attendance data are available) and is thus not necessarily representative of Prussia or of Germany. To this dataset, we merge cross-sectional data for Prussian counties used in Becker and Woessmann (2009). 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2013 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This paper is published in The American Economic Review and has been cited by 42 (accessed on 04/03/2020) 
 
Title Pre-Reformation Roots of the Protestant Ethic 
Description This collection consists of a mixture of historical and survey-based datasets which enabled the testing of the Protestant work ethic having a pre-reformation origin in the Catholic Order of Cistercians in the paper (https://doi.org/10.1111/ecoj.12367). The first group of datasets (in "england.zip") relate to the first empirical exercise of the paper which shows that the presence of Cistercian monasteries in England (founded between 1128 and 1437) are correlated with productivity growth between 1377 and 1600/1801 after taking into account various controls and potential endogeneity in the location of the monasteries. The county-level data (obtained from various sources mentioned in the paper) includes: historical information on the presence of Cistercian monasteries; estimates of population density (as a Malthusian proxy for productivity); access to water, coal, land quality, literacy rates, roman roads, suitability of the land for pasture (as controls); the location of Royal forests (as an instrument to account for endogeneity). The second group of datasets (in "europe.zip") relate to the second empirical exercise of the paper which demonstrates that the productivity effects of Cistercian monasteries has persisted to the present day across European regions (NUTS-2), particularly Catholic regions (where the effect of Cistercian monasteries is less likely to be confounded with the effect of the Reformation). Productivity is measured by two relevant items from the European Values survey (2008-10 wave): (1) do you think valuing 'hard work' is an important trait for children to learn at home; (2) do you think 'thrift, saving money and things' is an important trait for children to learn at home. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2013 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This paper is published in The Economic Journal and has been cited by 53 (accessed on 04/03/2020) 
 
Title Pre-Reformation Roots of the Protestant Ethic Database 
Description The data in this collection consists of a mixture of historical and survey-based datasets which enabled the testing of the Protestant work ethic having a pre-reformation origin in the Catholic Order of Cistercians in the paper (https://doi.org/10.1111/ecoj.12367). The first group of datasets (in "england.zip") relate to the first empirical exercise of the paper which shows that the presence of Cistercian monasteries in England (founded between 1128 and 1437) are correlated with productivity growth between 1377 and 1600/1801 after taking into account various controls and potential endogeneity in the location of the monasteries. The county-level data (obtained from various sources mentioned in the paper) includes: historical estimates of population density (as a Malthusian proxy for productivity); access to water, coal, land quality, literacy rates, roman roads, suitability of the land for pasture (as controls); the location of Royal forests (as an instrument to account for endogeneity). The second group of datasets (in "europe.zip") relate to the second empirical exercise of the paper which demonstrates that the productivity effects of Cistercian monasteries has persisted to the present day across European regions (NUTS-2), particularly Catholic regions (where the effect of Cistercian monasteries is less likely to be confounded with the effect of the Reformation). Productivity is measured by two relevant items from the European Values survey (2008-10 wave): (1) do you think valuing 'hard work' is an important trait for children to learn at home; (2) do you think 'thrift, saving money and things' is an important trait for children to learn at home. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Published Article Prereformation Roots of the Protestant Ethic Thomas Barnebeck Andersen Jeanet Bentzen CarlJohan Dalgaard Paul Sharp (2017) Economic Journal. 124 (604) 
 
Title Railroads and Micro-regional Growth in Prussia 
Description This paper analyzes the micro-regional effect of railroad access on economic growth at the city level within the German state of Prussia. Comprehensive and systematic population accounts were published by the Prussian Statistical Office starting in 1816. Urban population was counted on a triennial basis. Only places that held city rights in the year of the census were included. The dataset has data for all the 978 Prussian cities. Making use of the legal definition of township, the dataset consists of all Prussian cities during the nineteenth century. From these data the author calculates the dependent variable for the cross-sectional analysis, the annual growth rate of the civilian population for the periods between the censuses. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2012 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This paper was published in ECONSTOR and has been cited by 24 (accessed on 04/03/2020) 
 
Title Take what you can: property rights, contestability and conflict 
Description The project exploits spatial and temporal variation in the availability of land with title that is contestable by private actors to explore the relationship between (in)secure property rights and civil conflict in the Brazilian Amazon. We therefore construct a data set containing the share of land under protection for the 792 municipalities in the Amazon states for each year between 1997 and 2010. During this period, the share of Amazon land under some sort of protection increased markedly, from 16% to 44%, providing substantial crosssectional and timeseries variation in the availability of contestable land. We also use high resolution land cover data to estimate forest cover and estimate the relationship between contestability of land, forest cover and conflict. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This paper has been published in The Economic Journal and has been cited by 14 (accessed on 04/03/2020) 
 
Title Tax Me, But Spend Wisely? Sources of Public Finance and Government Accountability 
Description This paper considers a program that invests in the tax capacity of Brazilian municipalities to assess whether better tax infrastructure has an effect on public service provision relative to grants. It Compares how municipalities allocate increases in funds from the tax capacity program to increases in funds from tax and transfer revenues from the central government. The dataset therefore comprises of 14 years panel dataset on municipal revenues and expenditure outcomes, primarily the quality and quantity of locally funded public education infrastructure. The main measure of public expenditure outcomes considered is municipal education infrastructure. This data is available in the annual school census conducted by the Ministry of education. Other expenditure outcomes that complement the results on education in the data are health infrastructure and corruption. Corruption data is obtained from the random audits for corruption in Brazil by an independent audit agency. The data on municipal health units comes from a census of health facilities conducted in 1999, 2002, 2005 and 2009. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This paper was published in the Amercan Economic Journal and has been cited by 86 (accessed on 04/03/2020) 
 
Title The Economic and Demographic Transition 
Description The authors propose a unified growth theory to explain demographic empirical regularities. They calibrate the model to match data moments for Sweden in 2000 and around 1800. The simulated data generated by the calibrated model are then compared to the historical time series for Sweden over the period 1750-2000 in order to investigate the fit of longterm development dynamics, as well as to cross-country panel data for the period 1960-2000 to analyze the relevance for cross-sectional patterns of comparative development. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2013 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This paper was published in The American Economic Association and has been cited by 75 (accessed on 04/03/2020) 
 
Title The Electoral Consequences of Offshoring 
Description How does offshoring affect individual party preferences in multiparty systems? We argue that exposure to offshoring influences individual preferences for those political parties with clear policy positions on issues relevant for individuals with offshorable jobs (left, liberal, and center-right parties) but does not affect voting decisions for parties concentrating on other issues (green or populist right parties). To answer these questions, the project Examines individual-level data from five waves of the European Social Survey for 18 advanced democracies. The data has information on individual skill levels and exposures to offshoring for which we assess the variant effect on the outcome; Preference for Policy Position and Party Family. Some controls also in the dataset include income, gender, age, unemployment, rural/urban status, and cultural attitudes toward immigration. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This paper was published in the Comparative Political Studies and has been cited by 21 (accessed on 04/03/2020) 
 
Title The Empire Is Dead, Long Live the Empire! Long-Run Persistence of Trust and Corruption in the Bureaucracy 
Description This paper seeks to study the long lasting effects of the Habsburg Empire's institutions on current trust on government entities, on the same territory. Towards this end, the authors use a micro dataset of the 2006 Life in Transition Survey (LiTS), collected by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in 29 countries between August and October 2006, that provides measures of trust and corruption in Eastern European countries. In each country, 1,000 households were surveyed, with 20 households coming from 50 different locations. They restrict the analysis to countries that are either successor states of the Habsburg Empire or neighboring countries thereof: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Hungary, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Ukraine. Drawing on a variety of historical sources, they coded the location of each observation in the LiTS dataset in terms of its affiliation with the Habsburg Empire. A notable characteristic of the LiTS is that it requires respondents to declare the degree of intensity when answering questions. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2011 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This paper was published in The Economic Journal and has been cited by 345 (accessed on 04/03/2020) 
 
Title The Frequency of Wars 
Description In this paper the authors consider how to evaluate, explain and respond to the fact that the frequency of bilateral militarized conflicts among independent states has been rising steadily over 130 years. Even though many indicators of wars have been declining over time (the number of wars in each year since 1826 (Kristian Gleditsch 2004, p. 243); the number of military fatalities in each year since 1946 (Joseph 2008, p. 114); and the annual probability of bilateral interstate conflict, which was trending upwards between 1870 and 1914, has been in decline since 1950 (Martin, Mayer, and Thoenig 2008, p. 866)), Joseph (2008) finds that the number of countries are at war at any given time has been increasing. More precisely, there has been upward trends in the annual percentage shares of all countries in the world that are at war, and of all possible country-days at war, over the postwar period. He does so by exploiting the Uppsala dataset on armed conflicts, backdated to 1946 (Nils Gleditsch, Wallensteen, Eriksson, Sollenberg, and Strand 2002) and updated to 2005. Using the Correlates of War dataset, updated in 2007, the authors trace the origin of the upward trend in the frequency of bilateral conflicts as far back as1870. They shows that it has proceeded with surprisingly little interruption through two World Wars nearly to the present day. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2011 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This paper was published in The Economic History Review and has been cited by 73 (accessed on 04/03/2020) 
 
Title The Importance of School Systems: Evidence from International Differences in Student Achievement 
Description This paper argues that differences in features of countries' school systems, and in particular their institutional structures, account for a substantial part of the cross-country variation in student achievement. The author explores to what extent factors apart from socio economic and cultural backgrounds, such as school organization and governance of the school system, can explain differences in international achievement tests. In particular, the author describes the size and crosstest consistency of international differences in student achievement. He then uses the framework of an education production function to provide descriptive analysis of the extent to which different factors of the school system, as well as factors beyond the school system, are associated with cross-country achievement differences. In the final part, it focuses on research that attempts to go beyond conditional correlations by addressing some sources of potential bias in crosscountry analysis. Since 1995, the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) has tested math and science achievement mostly in fourth and eighth grade every four years in between 38 and 52 voluntarily participating countries. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This paper was published in the Journal of Economic Perspectives and has been cited by 128 (accessed on 04/03/2020) 
 
Title The Long-Run Effects of the Scramble for Africa 
Description Starting with the Berlin Conference of 1884 - 1885 and completed by the turn of the 20th century, during the "Scramble for Africa" Europeans partitioned Africa into spheres of influence, protectorates, colonies, and free-trade areas. The borders were designed in European capitals at a time when Europeans had barely settled in Africa and had little -if anyknowledge of local conditions. Despite their arbitrariness these boundaries endured after African independence in the 1960s. As a result in many African countries a significant fraction of the population belongs to ethnic groups that are partitioned by the national border. The authors contribute to the empirical literature on exploring the consequences of ethnic partitioning for groups in Africa where the idiosyncratic border design offers the opportunity to identify causal effects. The paper focuses on two main issues. First, utilising information on the spatial distribution of African ethnicities before colonization, they show that apart from the land mass and water area of an ethnicity's historical homeland, no other geographic, economic, and historical trait, including proxies of pre-colonial conflict, predicts partitioning by the national borders. Second, they exploit a detailed geo-referenced database that records various types of conflict across African regions and show that civil conflict is concentrated in the historical homeland of partitioned ethnicities. The authors identify partitioned groups projecting contemporary national borders, as portrayed in the 2000 Digital Chart of the World on George Peter Murdock's Ethnolinguistic Map (1959) that depicts the spatial distribution of African ethnicities at the time of European colonization in the mid/late 19th century. The map divides Africa into 843 ethnic regions. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2013 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This paper was published in The American Economic Review and has been cited by 317 (accessed on 04/03/2020) 
 
Title The Power of Political Voice: Women's Political Representation and Crime in India 
Description The project uses variation in the timing of political reforms in India to compile some evidence of the effect of increased representation of women in local government on socio-political issues such as crime. Different forms of political representation are examined and reported in the data as well as in the main findings of the project. The data consists of records of reported number of crimes at the district and state level from various issues of the "Crime in India" publications of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) at the Ministry of Home Affairs, for the period 1985-2007. It also consists of annual data on the number of arrests made for each crime category. Data on the representation of women in legislature and local government is compiled from different sources including the electoral commission of India. The ReadMe files have a detailed report on the data sources. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2011 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This paper was published in the American Economic Journal and has been cited by 248 (accessed on 04/03/2020) 
 
Title The Wind of Change: Maritime Technology, Trade and Economic Development 
Description The data in this collection consists of historical data relating to trade patterns and development indicators which enabled the testing of, firstly, the role of a reduction in shipping times (brought about through steam technology) in the expansion of world trade in the 19th Century and, secondly, the impact of these changing trade patterns on economic development. Five datasets are included: 1) information on shipping times for different sailing technologies (sail/steam) across roughly 16,000 country pairs; 2) 23,000 bilateral trade observations for nearly 1,000 distinct country pairs (1850-1900); 3) data on the duration of voyages of sailing ships from 1750-1854; 4) country-level data on per-capita GDP, population, exports, urban population; 5) data on freight rates for shipping materials and coal from the ports of Cardiff and Newcastle (1855-1900). 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This paper was published in The American Economic Review and has been cited by 112 (accessed on 04/03/2020) 
 
Title Under the Radar: The Effects of Monitoring Firms on Tax Compliance 
Description The project analyses the effects of size-dependent tax enforcement on firm's tax compliance. The empirical analysis, uses data from financial statements that Spanish firms must submit by law to the Commercial Registry ("Registro Mercantil"). The Banco de España compiles and digitalizes this information since 1995, creating a confidential administrative dataset. This dataset contains firm-level information on annual net operating revenue, input expenditures, number of employees, payroll taxes, total value added, and the tax base and liability in the corporate income tax, making it possible to analyze multiple margins of firms' responses to the tax enforcement threshold. The dataset covers more than 80% of registered businesses in Spain with operating revenue between 3 and 9 million euros (the relevant range in our analysis) for the period 1995-2007, during which the LTU threshold remained constant at 6 million. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This paper was published in the American Economic Journal and has been cited by 87 (accessed on 04/03/2020) 
 
Title War and Relatedness 
Description The authors examine the empirical relationship between the occurrence of inter-state conflicts and the degree of relatedness between countries, measured by genetic distance. The author present new empirical findings in favour of the hypothesis that populations that are more closely related are significantly more likely to engage in international conflict, even after controlling for a variety of measures of geographic proximity and other factors that affect conflict, including measures of trade and democracy. They explain this surprising result with an economic model of relatedness and conflict. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2013 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This paper was published in The Review of Economics and Statistics and has been cited by 105 (accessed on 04/03/2020) 
 
Title What Happens When a Woman Wins an Election? Evidence from Close Races in Brazil 
Description The project assesses the role of women as policymakers in Brazil by analysing mayoral elections. The project focuses on two municipal administration mandates in municipalities below 200,000 voters: 2001-2004 and 2005-2008. Electoral data comes from 'Tribunal Superior Eleitoral' (Superior Electoral Court), which is the highest judicial body of the Brazilian Electoral Justice. Data on mayoral characteristics, including gender, education, political affiliation, and political experience also come from Tribunal Superior Eleitoral. For our analyses, we focus on races with two candidates where one candidate is a woman and the other is a man, which gives us a sample of 723 races. The project further assesses corruption differentials between male and female candidates in Elections. Data on corruption come from random audits of municipal governments since 2003. For each municipality, the auditors collect documents and information starting in 2001 and prepare an audit report. Over 2,000 municipalities were audited at the time of this project. Corruption data are available for 161 races in the sample. The dataset also 1) data on the number of public employees in municipalities obtained from National statistics office, 2) data on electoral campaign contributions from the electoral tribunal, and data on public expenditure in the municipalities. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2013 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This paper was published in the Journal of Development Economics and has been cited by 175 (accessed on 04/03/2020) 
 
Title When is capital enough to get female microenterprises growing? Evidence from a randomized experiment in Ghana 
Description Standard models of investment predict that credit-constrained firms should grow rapidly when given additional capital, and that how this capital is provided should not affect decisions to invest in the business or consume the capital. In this project, we randomly gave cash and in-kind grants to male- and female-owned micro-enterprises in urban Ghana for women running subsistence enterprises to assess the differences in profit gains from either treatments. The data collected from the experiment consists of variations in sizes of businesses owned by women and men. It also consists of the profits from their respective businesses following the type of capital injection. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2011 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This paper was published in the Journal of Development Economics and has been cited by 195 (accessed on 04/03/2020) 
 
Description HKUST MOU 
Organisation Hong Kong University of Science and Tech
Country Hong Kong 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborative activity: Annual workshop and academic exchange
Collaborator Contribution Collaborative Activity: Annual workshop and academic exchange
Impact Anticipated outputs are workshops and academic exchange
Start Year 2014
 
Description NYUAD 
Organisation New York University
Department Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution CAGE is contributing £5000 towards the NYU/CAGE/CEPR Economic History conference to be held at NYUAD. This will be used to pay the travel costs of participants to attend this pretigious conference
Collaborator Contribution NYUAD is hosting the conference which involves 19 papers by a distinguished international group of economic historians and a keynote lecture by Branko Milanovich - former head of economic research at the World Bank
Impact outputs will be in the form of conference papers
Start Year 2016
 
Description SMF 
Organisation Social Market Foundation
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution host visits from SMF personnel
Collaborator Contribution Perform impact activities - hosting policy briefings, publish briefing papers
Impact Policy Briefing Paper: 23 October 2014 Dr Mirko Draca, 'Institutional Corruption? The revolving door in American and British Politics'. - See more at: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/news/09-10-14-new_policy_briefing_launch_event/#sthash.Ub0nUNB3.dpuf Policy Briefing Paper Thursday 29 April Professor Cormac O'Grada on Antimicrobial Resistance See more at: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/29-04-15-cage_smf_policy_discussion/#sthash.5coOMnYI.dpuf Policy Briefing paper Wednesday 15 July Dr Tirthankar Roy: 'Can India grow faster? Answers from history.' - See more at: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/15-07-15-can_india_grow_faster_answers_from_history_a_cage_smf_policy_discussion/#sthash.gqcMqAq8.dpuf
Start Year 2015
 
Description University of oxford 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Broadberry has a 16% buyout on CAGE and has access to facilities and data at Warwick
Collaborator Contribution Prof Stephen Broadberry is CAGE theme 1 leader which addresses the question "What Explains Comparative Long-run Growth Performance?" It is concerned with explaining comparative long run growth performance. This involves the analysis of long run shifts of competitive advantage, such as the growing importance of China in the world economy, and also coping with short run shocks such as the 2008 economic crisis. Shifts of economic leadership have been relatively rare over the last thousand years, and have been drawn out over longer periods of time than most policy makers normally take into consideration. Economic history is therefore an essential part of this theme, which seeks to draw lessons from the success stories of economic development in the past for developing countries today. Building on and extending existing datasets constructed by CAGE researchers, Theme 1's research agenda focuses on competing explanations of the underlying or fundamental sources of growth performance, including geography, institutions and schooling. Historical analysis can also be used to inform debates over relevant policies for dealing with the 2008 crisis. Theme 1 research will draw on analysis of the crisis of the 1930s to consider reforms that may be needed to restore growth in the western world and sustain catch-up growth in developing countries.
Impact All Outputs have been recorded in the relevant sections of researchfish. These include 17 working papers, 4 CAGE Background briefing papers; 1 edited collection and 1 1 policy report
Start Year 2015
 
Description SMF # 5 : Van Rens 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Thijs Van Rens presented a paper entitled "The Skills gap: is it a myth?" to an audience of policy makers/practitioners at the Social Market Foundation. The paper discussed the fact that wages do not reflect skills shortages and fail to go up for skills that are scarce and fail to fall for skills that are abundant.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/onlinepublications/global-perspect...
 
Description 13th CAGE research day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The aim of this half-day event is for our faculty and associated academics to present recent work related to CAGE's themes, in an informal setting allowing for feedback and discussion. This event is organised by the CAGE Post Doc researchers Ali Moghaddasi Kelishomi and Mariaelisa Epifanio. Papers presented were by Prof Sascha Becker (CAGE deputy director) "Censorship during the reformation and counter reformation" (with Pino and Vidal Robert); Dr Aditi Dimri (CAGE post doc fellow) "Patrilocality in India: Beyond the Mother-inlaw, Daughter-in-law drama?; and Mirko Draca (CAGE Associate Fellow) How polarised are citizens? measuring ideology from the ground up (with Schwarz). 20 people attended and there was informed discussion after each paper.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/28-06-17-13th_cage_research...
 
Description 2015 CAGE summer school 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This year the topic of the School was: "Personal Data Economy and New Business Models". Thought leaders from a variety of sciences including Marketing, Service Systems, Computer Science, Economics, and Business Administration shared their opinions with the post graduate students about the impact of technology on the way businesses operate, with particular reference to personal data economy and connected data.

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/28-05-15-cade_2015_summer_s...
 
Description Advani: British High Commission India 27/3/19 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Arun Advani had a discussion on research to improve tax compliance in low income countries with Dom O'Connell, Revenue Advisor, UK dept for International Development based at the British High Commission, New Delhi. India.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Advani: DFiD talk 25/2/19 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Arun Advani gave a presentation at Dfid entitled "Informal Insurance and Poverty Traps. Rachel Glennerster, Chief economist Dfid attended along with 25 Dfid analysts and 5 attending via a videolink. the presentation was followed by a useful discussion of policy implications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Advani: HMRC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Arun Advani presented "Characteristics and Behaviours on Non-Domiciled Tazpayers" to HMRC on 5th Dec 2019. 7 HMRC staff, inlcuding Sam Cuthbertson (Head of specialised Personal Taxes Analysis) attended
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Advani: Public finance Kolcata talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Arun Advani gave a research presentation on "Dynamic Effects of Tax Audits". It was followed by a discussion of experience in collaboration between researchers and policymakers. One of the key attendees was the Head of Revenue Authority in Wet Bengal. Other attendees included 25 tax commissioners from the Ministry of Finance across five Indian states.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Advani: Tax Audits at National Audit Office 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Arun Advani presented his work on the dynamic effect of tax audits to four members of the National Audit Office including Andy Morrison (Director of Value for Money for HMRC at NAO) at the National Audit office on 28/11/2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Advani: meeting with Tim Leunig 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Arun Advani had a one to one meeting with Tim Leunig (Economic Advisory to the Chancellor) on 4 Dec 2019 to discuss tax audit policy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Arulampalam: Guest Lectures University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact The invitation to deliver two guest lectures. The request was to deliver one lecture on one of my research papers and the other lecture to talk about the role of econometrics on the ug economics degree program. As I am a native of Sri Lanka and speak 'Tamil', the view in Jaffna was that I would be a good role model for the students, to show them what can be achieved and how it can be achieved.

As a result of my contact with Dr Sarvananthan, I have now submitted a funding application to the British Academy, with Dr Sarvananthan as a co-investigator. The other co-investigator is an early career researcher, Dr Sudipa Sarkar, from the Institute for Employment Research, at Warwick. The application was submitted on the 4th of December, and we are expecting to hear about the outcome by end of February 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description BEIS policy exchange workshop Broadberry 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Developing a modern Industrial Strategy is a key pillar of the Government's agenda to make an economy that works for everyone. The newly formed Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy published a green paper in January arguing that a modern Industrial Strategy must build on our strengths, make the UK one of the competitive places in the world, and "close the gap between the UK's most productive companies, industries, places and people and the rest." The green paper identifies ten pillars of the new Industrial Strategy - many of which align with themes identified in a recent Policy Exchange report, The New Industrial Strategy, published in December last year.
This major conference gathered together leaders from the fields of politics, academia and business to debate the shape of the emerging Industrial Strategy. This conference addressed a number of questions, including:
What are the UK's most important economic challenges and opportunities?How can we ensure a new Industrial Strategy doesn't hurt competition?How can we catalyse growth at city and regional level? How could we turn Britain into the most innovative economy in the world? Is there a skills gap? Which skills matter and why? How can we ensure that the industrial strategy is 'green'?
Speakers and panelists included: The Rt. Hon. Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; Sir Geoffrey Owen, Head of Industrial Policy at Policy Exchange; Author; Visiting Professor of Practice, LSE & Former Editor, the Financial Times; Baroness Wolf of Dulwich CBE, Professor of Public Sector Management, King's College London; Duncan Clark, Programme Director, DONG Energy; Martin Reeves, Chief Executive of Coventry City Council, and Interim Chief Executive of the West Midlands Combined Authority; Michael Liebreich, Founder & Chairman of the Advisory Board, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Professor Steve Broadberry, Professor of Economic History, University of Oxford CAGE Theme Leader; Alan Mak MP, Member of Parliament for Havant; Chris Hulatt, Founder, Octopus Investments; Liz Stevenson, Group Head of Government Relations, London Stock Exchange Group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://policyexchange.org.uk/event/developing-a-modern-industrial-strategy/
 
Description Bagues: speaker at British Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Manual Bagues was a speaker in a session organised by the Economics Scientific Section of the British Science Festival with Barbara Petrongolo (current President of the Economics Scientific Section) and Ghazala Azmat. The paper was entitled Mind the gender gap, and was presented in the Scientific Section Presidential Address on Fri 14 Sep • 17:00 - 18:00. The paper revealed that recent revelations about the disparity between women and men's pay packages were shocking. it then went on to explore the idea of 'femininity', and whether or not gender quotas are the best way to empower women in the workplace and improve equality.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.britishsciencefestival.org/event/mind-the-gender-gap/
 
Description Banque de France Secular Stagnation conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Crafts presented a paper entitled "Secular Stagnation in the United States in the 1930s: Why Alvin Hansen was wrong?" at the "Secular Stagnation and Growth Measurement Conference" on Monday January 16, 2017 at the Banque de France Conference Center). The final session was a useful policy discussion : How to Deal with Potential secular stagnation? attended by Moderator: Anne Le Lorier, Banque de France; Claudio Borio, BIS; Catherine L. Mann, OECD; Fabrice Lenglart, France Stratégie; Peter Praet, ECB.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.banque-france.fr/sites/default/files/media/2017/05/11/agenda_secular_stagnation_and_grow...
 
Description Becker: Brexit Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Becker organised a BREXIT related event: CAGE/Warwick Manufacturing Group event on "Post-Brexit Industrial Strategy:fuel for the Midlands Engine held on 24 May 2017. This event brought together academic researchers, industrial and city government experts from across Midlands and beyond, and encouraged discussion on future industrial strategy for the Midlands and fostered opportunities for further collaboration. The event featured 4 interventions from distinguished speakers and was followed by an evening reception.
The Chair was Nigel Driffield Professor of International Business at Warwick Business School and Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor for Regional Engagement, University of Warwick
and the Speakers were Jonathan Haskel, Professor of Economics at Imperial College Business School, Imperial College London who spoke on "Innovation Policy", Matthew Rhodes, Managing Director of Encraft, Director of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership, and Chair of WM Energy Capital Initiative who spoke on "Opportunities and Challenges for the West Midlands Energy Sector in the Post-Brexit Industrial Strategy", Gunwant Dhadyalla, Principal Engineer at the Energy and Electrical Systems Group, WMG, University of Warwick who spoke on "Towards Driverless Cars: The Midlands Opportunity" and Ganna Pogrebna, Associate Professor of Decision Science and Service Systems and Fellow at the Warwick Institute for the Science of Cities, WMG, University of Warwick who spoke on "Post-Brexit Cities and Smart City Strategy: The Midlands Perspective
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/24-05-17-cagewmg_post_brexit_in...
 
Description Becker: Bruegel talk -The Future of the EU Budget 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Sascha Becker was a invited speaker at an event entitled The Future of the EU Budget hosted by Bruegel. Bruegel is a independent European think tank (established in 2005) that specialises in economics. It's mission is to improve the quality of economic policy with open and fact-based research, analysis and debate. It's membership includes EU Member State governments, international corporations and institutions.

The event considered the questions; What do we want to achieve with the EU budget? Is the current composition of expenditures appropriate? How can we assess the effectiveness of EU spending?; Currently, the EU budget is less than 1% of EU GDP and it is expected to shrink even more due to Brexit. However, this could offer an opportunity to reassess it and reform the budget. "Cohesion funds" and "natural resources" still represent more than 70% of the funds allocated, while only 8% goes to research, innovation, infrastructures, etc.

Becker's talk was entitled Effects of EU Regional Policy, 1989-2013 and A Few Thoughts on Reform Options;
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://bruegel.org/events/the-future-of-the-eu-budget/
 
Description Becker: DEGIT XX1 conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote lecture at 21st Dynamics; Economic Growth and International Trade conference in Nottingham. 90 academics attended and their was an informed discussion afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/gep/news-events/conferences/2015-16/degit21.aspx
 
Description Becker: Ex-post evaluation of Cohesion Policy 2006-2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference on the Ex-post evaluation of Cohesion Policy 2006-2013, which took place in Sofia, Bulgaria on 16-17 June 2016 in presence of EU Commissioner Corina Cretu. The workshop focused on the discussion of the overall effectiveness of Cohesion Policy in attaining economic and social cohesion. Andre Novakov offered an introductory address. Max Von Erhlich (CAGE Assoicate Fellow) presented the Becker, Egger and Von Ehrlich paper on Economics Effects of EU Regional Policy 1989 - 2013
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDq1taJPzR0
 
Description Becker: First Owl Workshop in Economic History 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Oxford, Warwick London event. informed discussion

None yet
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Becker: Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Ispra/Italy talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Becker gave a talk at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Ispra/Italy on "Effects of EU Regional Policy 1989-2013" . Talk was followed by an informed discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Becker: World Economic History Congress - Kyoto, Japan (August 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Becker: invited session keynote speaker in "Numeracy, Human Capital and its Determinants" session. talk entitled "Human Capital, Division of Labour and Conflict"


None yet
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.wehc2015.org/pdf/allprogramme.pdf
 
Description Becker: keynote at IOS/APB/EACES Summer Academy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prof Sascha Becker presented the keynote lecture "The Economics of Hatred: Religion, Division of Labor, and Anti-Semitism over 6 Centuries of
German History" at the 8th Joint IOS/APB/EACES Summer Academy on Central and Eastern Europe 15-17th June 2016 entitled "Path Dependencies in Economic and Social Development: Institutions, Behavior, and Outcomes". It was organized by the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS Regensburg) in cooperation with the Akademie für Politische Bildung Tutzing (APB) and the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES) . The Location was the Akademie für Politische Bildung Tutzing on Lake Starnberg near Munich. The event generated much interested discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.ios-regensburg.de/veranstaltungen/summer-academy.html
 
Description Becker:Methods to Identify Causal Effects - Master Class 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Professor Sascha O. Becker, organised by the ADRC-Scotland, held a 1-day workshop the main aim of which was to provide an introduction to, and review of, the fundamental theoretical concepts and applications of modern techniques for estimating causal effects in the empirical social sciences. The workshop covered conventional methods to estimate causal effects, treatment effects approaches, matching techniques and
regression discontinuity designs.


participants has a better understanding of this area of research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://adrn.ac.uk/news-events/events-archive/identify-causal-effects
 
Description Book Launch - Harrison 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Book Launch held at the British Academy for Mark Harrison's book to publicize book "One Day We Will Live Without Fear: Everyday Lives Under the Soviet Police State". Discussion relating to the book followed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/17-03-16-one_day_we_will_li...
 
Description Broadberry: British Academy - CAGE Seminar on British Economic Growth 1270-1870 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Book Launch of British Economic Growth 1270-1870 by Broadberry, Campbell, Klein, Overton and van Leeuwen, an important new book on economic history and a definitive new account of Britain's economic evolution from a backwater of Europe in 1270 to the hub of the global economy in 1870. The team reconstruct Britain's national accounts for the first time right back into the thirteenth century to show what really happened quantitatively during the centuries leading up to the Industrial Revolution. Contrary to traditional views of the earlier period as one of Malthusian stagnation, they reveal how the transition to modern economic growth built on the earlier foundations of a persistent upward trend in GDP per capita which doubled between 1270 and 1700. Featuring comprehensive estimates of population, land use, agricultural production, industrial and service-sector production and GDP per capita, as well as analysis of their implications, this will be an essential reference for anyone interested in British economic history and the origins of modern economic growth more generally. Talks promoted much discussion.

Non at present
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/15-05-15-british_economic_g...
 
Description Broadberry: CAGE/HEGE workshop on "Recent Developments in Historical National Accounting" at Southern Denmark University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact informed discussion amongst international audience

None yet
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.sdu.dk/en/Om_SDU/Institutter_centre/Ivoe_virksomhedsledelse_og_oekonomi/Arrangementer/HED...
 
Description Broadberry: Press article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 8 April 2017, The Economist: "Shrink Wrap" in the Finance and Economics section summarised "Growing, Shrinking and Long Run Economic Performance: Historical Perspectives on Economic Development" and "Shrink Theory: The Nature of Long Run and Short Run Economic Performance", by Broadberry and Wallis,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21720311-faster-growth-not-due-bigger-booms-les...
 
Description Broadberry; CEPR/NYU Abu Dhabi conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Stephen Broadberry was a member of the scientific committee for the CEPR-NYUAD workshop on "Drivers of Economic Divergence: Institutions, Geography and Technology". The workshop examined the long-run determinants of incomes in developing world regions, especially in Asia or Africa and featured presentations in political economy, economic history, and development economics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/news-events/conferences/cepr-nyuad-drivers-of-economic-divergence.html
 
Description CAGE Understanding Happiness Policy Report launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CAGE launched it's policy report "Understanding Happiness", which is intended to enhance understanding of how the well-being of individuals and societies is affected by myriad forces. The report considers ways to rethink traditional aims and definitions of socioeconomic progress. Speakers at the event hosted by the British Academy were Daniel Sgroi and Andrew Oswald (Warwick), Sir Dave Ramsden HMT and Chair Diane Coyle (University of Manchester). There was a very involved Q&A session after the event and a networking reception
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/23-01-17-cage_policy_report...
 
Description CAGE summer school 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 30 post grad students attended the CAGE 2017 residential summer school on "Geography, Institution and Economic Growth in History" from 11-15th July 2017. Nick Crafts gave the keynote lecture and other invited lectures were given by academics from LSE, Kent, UC Irvine, UCLA, Cambridge and Oxford. all the student participants gave presentations. It was a good networking opportunity for all delegates/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/11-07-17-cage_summer_school...
 
Description Can Workfare Programs Moderate Violence? Evidence from India (Press Activity) Fetzer 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Broader coverage: The World Bank, Feature Story, International Growth Centre, Ideas for India, India at LSE
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.trfetzer.com/research/
 
Description Centre for Economic Reform: Discussion on Hall of Mirrors: the Great Depression, The Great Recession and the uses and misuses of History : Barry Eichengreen 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Book dissemination, question and answers.

Networking opportunity
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Chen (CAGE Associate Fellow) RES conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Natalie Chen (CAGE associate fellow) was an invited presenter at the Royal Economic Society Conference held at University of Sussex in march 2016. She presented her paper Quality and the Great Trade Collapse; (CAGE w/p 249) which generated a useful discussion afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://editorialexpress.com/conference/RESConf2016/program/RESConf2016.html#64
 
Description Chen (CAGE associate Fellow) IMF research visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Natalie Chen (CAGE associate fellow) was a visiting scholar at the International Monetary Fund for two week long periods during February and April 2016. She worked with collaborating author Luciana Juvenal and published a working paper IMF WP16/30
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498347587.001
 
Description Cormac O Grada "Cast Back into the Dark Ages of Medicine? the Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public talk followed by informed discussion

Non yet
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/28-04-15-cormac_o_grada_pub...
 
Description Craft: Chalke Valley Historical Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Crafts delivered talk at this history festival entited " Capitalism in Crisis: What Next? which generated discussion afterwards

Not aware of any yet
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=chalke+valley+history+festival&meta=&gws_rd=ssl#hl=en&q=chal...
 
Description Crafts, Becker Troeger: UK in a changing Europe 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The purpose of the conference entitled The Economics of the UK's EU membership was to bring together leading economists working on the questions related to UK and European relations to present their latest findings on the costs and benefits of membership. The aim is to present the findings of up to date and rigorous economic assessments to an audience of key non-academic stakeholders and opinion formers. The conference took place two working days after the key European Council meeting which considered the UK's proposals for reform of the EU.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://ukandeu.ac.uk/event/the-economics-of-the-uks-eu-membership/
 
Description Crafts/Troeger/Crawford/Draca/Mcmahon: Cabinet Office 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact CAGE Personnel: Crafts, Troeger, McMahon, Crawford and Draca took part in an event Organised by the Cabinet Office's Open Innovation Team entitled "Outside view: Boosting productivity with the University of Warwick". Outside view is a series of free half day policy conferences inviting academics form leading research units to explain their work and discuss its policy implications. CAGE personnel were invited to explain their research on productivity and how it might be increased.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Crafts: AEA meeting 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact panel discussion

Paper for the panel "The Rise and Fall of American Growth: Exploring the numbers" will be published in AER papers and Proceedings may 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.aeaweb.org/aea/2016conference/program/preliminary.php?search_string=crafts&search_type=l...
 
Description Crafts: Absolute Strategy Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Crafts presented a talk entitled "Brexit and industrial Strategy" to Absolute Strategy Research at the Royal Exchange Building in the City of London on 4th October 2017.
Absolute Strategy Research is the top ranked independent macro research provider, placing first in the Extel survey for each of the last nine years, and the top rated independent provider across all research for the last three years. Research coverage extends across three global macro pillars: Equity Strategy, Multi-Asset Strategy, and Economics. The firm also conducts quantitative analysis, technical strategy and political research; and has also developed a wide suite of proprietary tools.
the presentation consisted of 20 slides then a very informed discussion afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Crafts: Absolute Strategy Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Crafts presented talk "Is Seculare Stagnation a Real Threat?"

Non yet
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Crafts: Absolute Strategy Research presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Absolute Strategy Research is an independent Macro research provider and 20 of their personnel attended this presentation entitled "Is Secular Stagnation a Real Theat" and generated a very active discussion afterwards

generated active discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Crafts: Arkwright Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Crafts was a key note speaker at the Industry, Society, Social Change and Pollution - The Derwent Valley and beyond during British Industrialisation conference held at the Derwent Valley Mills World heritage siteon 1st oct 2016. His presentation will be published in an edited conference volume in 2017. The audience was very informed and initiated a lively debate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Crafts: BBC World Service 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Nick Crafts took part in a programme called "World Questions" which was broadcast on 21st may 2016. The panel comprised Chris Patten, David Owen Ruth Lea and Nick Crafts and was chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby. It debated Britain's EU referendum and took questions from a worldwide and domestic audience with a focus on elucidating and clarifying the issues around Britain's relationship with the EU. The estimated audience (by the BBC) for this programme is 10 million people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0380grh
 
Description Crafts: BEIS Industrial Strategy Market Efficiency Roundtable 11 July 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Nick Crafts took part in a Industrial Strategy Market Efficiency Roundtable on 11th July at BEIS, 1 Victoria Room, London. Also present were Jessica Barnaby (Chief Analysts Office); Andy Jones, (Analysis Directorate); Alison Kilburn, (Analysis Directorate); Michael Keoghan, (Analysis Directorate); Katherine Collyer, (Analysis Directorate); Amelia Fletcher (NBS - Staff)
The purpose of the round table was to test the role of markets and the efficiency in which the foundations are contributing to growth and productivity. It followed on from an internal review of the foundations analysis underpinning the Industrial Strategy.

it is expected that the Department will commission some follow-on research. The round table was to be used as an opportunity to test findings and the potential for further research;
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Crafts: BEIS State Aid Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Following the "UK in a Changing Europe" Brexit event, Crafts was invited by an economist at BEIS to meet with the State Aid Team and give insights on the economic impacts of state interventions which would assist the team in understanding the effectiveness of state aid interventions and thus inform policy development on state aid going forward.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Crafts: BEIS/HMT conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Nick Crafts was invited to a day long ESRC/Number 10/BEIS/HMT conference "Addressing the Long Tail: Small Firms, Productivity and Public Policy" on 16 Feb 2018 in London. He presented a paper entitled "Productivity and Productivity Convergence: The Big Picture". 30 delegates attended from BEIS, HMT, No 10, ESRC and academia. The conference provided an opportunity for policy makers to engage with leading international academic researchers and combined formal presentations of the latest evidence with break-out discussions where questions were explored in more depth. Topics covered included an introduction to the productivity challenge in cross-national and historical perspectives, contextual factors related to management, taxation and governance; and evidence from economic evaluation about the effectiveness of public policy and what future policy interventions might be explored.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Crafts: Banco de Espana 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Crafts presented a talk entitled "the Great Depression: lessons for policy today" at the 11 Seminar in Economic History financed by Bank of Spain, to a group of about 80 people mainly comprising banking personnel around Europe and academics. The talk was followed by an informed discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bde.es/bde/en/secciones/sobreelbanco/Conferencias/II_Jornada_de_H_b35faaf14484751.html
 
Description Crafts: Bank of England Roundtable on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Financial Services & Central Banking 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Crafts was invited to take part in a round table on artificial intelligence and machine learning for financial services & central banking on 1 December 2017. The round table aims to address some of the unique challenges machine learning might pose to central banking the medium to long term. The Bank of England is responsible for maintaining monetary and financial stability and as these technologies develop and become widely used, there are a number of implications for the bank and its mission. Crafts took part in the structured discussion giving an invited response to the question "what are the key questions for the real economy?" drawing on historical experiences of economic growth.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Crafts: Banque de France 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Crafts gave an invited talk at the Secular Stagnation and Growth Measurement Conference at Banque de France on 16 Jan 2017. His talk was entitled Secular Stagnation in the United States in the 1930s: Why Alvin Hansen was wrong? The purpose of the conference was to make available to a large audience of policymakers and practitioners findings of recent research relating to future long-term growth prospects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2016
URL https://www.banque-france.fr/sites/default/files/media/2017/01/12/agenda-secular-stagnation-and-grow...
 
Description Crafts: Book launch - Bretton woods 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Crafts gave a presentation entitled "The Economic Benefits from the European Integration: Lessons from the UK's EU Sojourn" on 18th June at the ebook launch event of "Bretton Woods, Brussels and Beyond: Redesigning the Institutions of Europe" by Nauro campos and Jan-Egbert Sturm and published by CEPR. Other speakers were Nauro Campos and Paul de Grauwe. Crafts presentation was based on his chapter 4 of the book
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://voxeu.org/content/bretton-woods-brussels-and-beyond
 
Description Crafts: Bristol Festival of Ideas 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact talk generated a good number of questions from an informed audience

ESRC Festival of Social Science event. Prof Crafts presented talk entitled "Future of the Public Sector" in the "Honey I Shrank the State: Is there a future for the public Sector" session on Sat 14th Nov. No impacts yet.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.ideasfestival.co.uk/
 
Description Crafts: Britain in Europe: Cambridge British Academy event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Crafts presented a paper in Panel 1 Crisis in the Eurozone: Does it matter for Britain? at the Britain and Europe: Political and Economic Repercussions of the Crisis held at the British Academy on 23rd June 2015. The conference organised by the Cambridge based collaborative network on Britain in Europe examined and debated the crisis in the eurozone, Europe's Changing Institutional Landscape and the Politics of crisis. Each panel generated a lively discussion

None yet
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://uaces.org/events/calendar/event.php?id=1586
 
Description Crafts: British Academy - The Future of Fiscal Squeeze 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Roundtable academic-practitioner discussion event with mix of senior practitioners and academics with the aim of drawing on past experience to promote a future - orientated exchange between academics and senior public service practitioners. Invitation only - Chaired by Lord Stern

Round table discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Crafts: British Academy - third Economics Forum: Reflections on the State of Economics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This forum is the third in a series of interlinked events examining the evolution of the discipline of economics from a number of different perspectives. This forum addressed the question of growth with speakers including Lords Stern and O'Donnell, Sir Charles Bean

British Academy will be producing a short publication entitled Reflections on Economics which will capture the main themes from the discussions that have occurred.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Crafts: Cambridge Society for Economic pluralism 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Crafts presented a talk "Economic History for Economists: Why" which resulted in interesting discussion

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Crafts: Central Bank of Ireland - Economic History Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Crafts presented paper in the one day Economic History Workshop 2015 entitled Reducing High Public Debt Ratios: Lessons from UK Experience. The discussion afterwards was led by Patrick Honahan from the Central Bank of Ireland.

not known at present
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Crafts: Centre for Central Banking Studies 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Crafts was an invited keynote speaker at the Centre for Central Banking Studies, Bank of England "Chief Economists Workshop: the impact of technology on the world of work" held at the Bank of England on 22nd May 2018. The event was aimed at experienced central bank personnel from around the world. Craft's talk was on "How does technological progress impact work - some lessons from history" and was followed by a question and answer session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Crafts: DCLG seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Crafts presented a lunchtime seminar to the economists and social researchers at the DCLG and other departments across Whitehall. The half hour talk was followed by questions and discussion. Talk was entitled Improving UK Competitiveness

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Crafts: Danish consultancy meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting was initiated by Danish Innovation System (business promotion officers) who wished to strengthen the productivity, innovation and competition of local manufacturing businesses. This group was inspired by the UK's work on the future of British manufacturing (Prof Crafts was part of the foresight group who produced this report)

Very positive feedback from the Danish group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Crafts: Dept of Trade 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Nick Crafts gave an invited presentation at the inaugural lecture of the Economic History lecture series at the DIT.entitled "Protectionism or Free Trade: Implications for UK Economic Growth during the 20th Century" on 1 Feb 2019. Approximately 100 government economists attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Crafts: Ditchley Park 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Crafts was invited to attend an event organised by the Centre for European Reform entitled "How to save the EU" and held at Ditchley Park, Oxfordshire on 3-4 Nov 2017. The sessions covered topics ranging from "Who is opposed to the EU and why", "Is the EU still the answer to globalisation", What does the illiberal backlash in its newer members mean for the EU?; "Can the euro still be a force for EU integration?" and Can European identity be reconciled with large-scale migration?". Each session generated much discussion from the highly informed audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.cer.eu/events/conference-how-save-eu
 
Description Crafts: Ditchley Park 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Crafts was invited to attend a Centre for European Report workshop on "Brexit and the Economics of Populism" at Ditchley park on 4-5th Nov.The workshop considered a variety of BREXIT related topics. Crafts spoke in Session 1 "Was Brexit a rebellion against globalisation". This was an invitation only event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.cer.org.uk/events/conference-germany-source-economic-stability
 
Description Crafts: Ditchley Park (Centre for European Reform) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Crafts took part in a discussion "Has the Euro been a failure" with a invited paper in the session "the economic consequences of dismantling the Euro" Good discussion with academics and others including Ed Balls, former Shadow chancellor of Exchequer.

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.cer.org.uk/events/conference-has-euro-been-failure
 
Description Crafts: Economic Consequences of Brexit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Crafts was an invited speaker at the Economic consequences of Brexit conference organised by the Oxford Review of Economic Policy and the British Academy. Over 100 people attended and there was a very lively discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Crafts: Economics of UK-EU relationship : Brunel conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Crafts gave a presentation entitled "UK Economics Growth Performance in a European context: has EU Membership made Much Difference" to a group of academics/policy makers. In the press release on Friday 3rd June Crafts summarised by saying "With regard to the future growth on the British economy, it is hard to see a problem to which Brexit is the solution"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.naurocampos.net/UKEUJune32016/UKEUJune3.html
 
Description Crafts: Fringe events 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Nick Crafts took part in a fringe event at the Labour party conference on 25 Sept 2017 in Brighton and at the Conservative party conference on 3rd October 2017 in Manchester talking on Industrial strategy. Other members of the panel were CAGE fellows Dennis Novy, Thijs Van Reenen, Anandi Mani, Michael McMahon and CAGE Theme 4 leader Vera Troeger. The events were hosted by the Social Marketing Foundation. Each session was followed by a detailed question and answer discussion period,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.smf.co.uk/events/smf-party-conferences-2017/
 
Description Crafts: Glasgow Economic Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Crafts gave an invited Keynote presentation to the Glasgow Economic Forum entitled "Economic Growth in Advanced Economies: Lessons from the 20th Century" and took part in the panel discussion on the "Value of Economic History in Economics". The forum was well attended and provoked many interested questions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.glasgoweconomicforum.org/conference-2017/
 
Description Crafts: Groningen conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Groningen Growth and Development Centre (GGDC) celebrated its 25th anniversary with a conference that was held on 28-30 June, 2017. The themes of the conference were those that have been central to GGDC research in the past and the present: "Long-run growth", "Productivity" and "Global value chains". Crafts presented a keynote talk entitled "Then and Noe: what a difference 25 years makes!
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.rug.nl/ggdc/events/conference2017/
 
Description Crafts: HMT analysts event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Crafts was an invited discussant (along with Rebecca Riley) at an HMT event for their analysts on 12 Dec 2017. The new book "Capitalism without the Capital" by Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake was discussed. Crafts gave some reflections on the book and then there was an informed Q&A.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Crafts: HMT meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Nick Crafts gave 2 hours of advice on the proposed productivity framework at the invitation of Phil Lachowycz, Head of Growth Economis Branch in the Enterprise and Growth unit at HM Treasury.
HMT is in the proces of developing a productivity framework which aims to identify the channels that drive growth and seeks to hellp with policy prioritisation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Crafts: HMT seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Crafts presented seminar entitled "The Economic Impact of ICT: an Historical Perspective" in the HMT seminar series on "Innovation and Productivity Performance". The seminar reviewed estimates of the impact of ICT on productivity and economic welfare in the light of historical experience of the impact of general purpose technologies. The presentation will focus both on what we have learnt from growth accounting estimates and on the need to supplement these estimates with other evidence. Good question and answer session afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Crafts: HMT seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Seminar organised by four national academies to engage with HMT officials to illustrate the role that research and innovation can plan in the challenges that face the government in advance of the spending review. Four invited speakers comprising panel of experts. Crafts talk entitled "R&D Innovation and Productivity"

informed HMT officials
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Crafts: HMT seminar; Industrial Policy: Potential and Pitfalls 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact invited talk for HMT economists on "industrial strategy" looking at pitfalls and possibilities which generated a good general discussion afterwards. In particular, 30 minutes discussion with a member of Housing Planning and Cities Team who had been briefed with writing a note to the Prime Minister explaining why firms locate where they do.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Crafts: Highgate School 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Aim of talk was to develop a genuine enthusiasm for economics outside the classroom and raise the profile of the subject amongst younger students in Highgate school

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Crafts: Hoover Institution, Stanford University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited presentation on the future of European Economic Growth. Publicized volume to be produced in Summer 2017. Useful discussion followed presentation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Crafts: Legatum Institute 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Seminar entitled "The British Economy during the Great Depresssion" to assess the impact of British economic policy on domestic and international economic conditions during the 1930s. Seminar is part of a series of lectures which forms part of the Legatum institute's "The Culture of Prosperity Programme"

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.li.com/events/happy-days-britain-s-'great'-depression
 
Description Crafts: Mallowstreet talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Crafts was invited to take part in Mallowstreet DB Indaba in March 2018. Mallowstreet was established in 2009 and is the community for the pensions industry. Their aim is to work to solve the pensions and savings crisis by creating a centre of excellence for education and collaboration. The community has over 3,000 members who control over £2 trillion of pension fund assets. Membership includes: Chief Investment Officers, Chair of Trustees, Investment Committee Members, Plan Managers, Scheme Secretaries, Member Nominated Trustees, Investment Consultants, Lawyers, Actuaries, Accountants, Specialist Advisors, Academics, Investment Bankers, Asset Managers, Hedge Fund Manager and Buy-Out Providers. Crafts spoke on Brexit and the UK Economy and his session reviewed a wide range of possible implications of Brexit for the UK economy considering the possible condequences for both manufacturing and services as well as some aspects of economic policy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Crafts: Mallowstreet talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Crafts was invited to take part in Mallowstreet The London Defined Contribution Indaba in June 2018. Mallowstreet was established in 2009 and is the community for the pensions industry. Their aim is to work to solve the pensions and savings crisis by creating a centre of excellence for education and collaboration. The community has over 3,000 members who control over £2 trillion of pension fund assets. Membership includes: Chief Investment Officers, Chair of Trustees, Investment Committee Members, Plan Managers, Scheme Secretaries, Member Nominated Trustees, Investment Consultants, Lawyers, Actuaries, Accountants, Specialist Advisors, Academics, Investment Bankers, Asset Managers, Hedge Fund Manager and Buy-Out Providers. Crafts spoke on Brexit and the UK Economy and his session reviewed a wide range of possible implications of Brexit for the UK economy considering the possible consequences for both manufacturing and services as well as some aspects of economic policy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Crafts: Mallowstreet talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Crafts was invited to take part in Mallowstreet The London Defined Contribution Indaba in September 2018. Mallowstreet was established in 2009 and is the community for the pensions industry. Their aim is to work to solve the pensions and savings crisis by creating a centre of excellence for education and collaboration. The community has over 3,000 members who control over £2 trillion of pension fund assets. Membership includes: Chief Investment Officers, Chair of Trustees, Investment Committee Members, Plan Managers, Scheme Secretaries, Member Nominated Trustees, Investment Consultants, Lawyers, Actuaries, Accountants, Specialist Advisors, Academics, Investment Bankers, Asset Managers, Hedge Fund Manager and Buy-Out Providers. Crafts spoke on UK Macroeconomic Prospects and his session focussed on the related topics of future productivity performance, unemployment and inflation together with the implications of these variable for interest rates. His approach was based on a review of the key concepts which inform the Bank of England's approach to setting interest rates and will investigate whether permanently low interest rates are the "new normal".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.mallowstreet.com/event/12297/DC-Indaba
 
Description Crafts: Marshall Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Crafts was an invited speaker to the Marshall Society of Economics, University of Cambridge conference entitled "The Evolution of Economic Thought" and presented a talk entitled "Productivity Growth during the British Industrial Revolution: Revisionism Revisited" on 30th jan 2016. Aim of the conference was to provide a platform for subject specialists to discuss a broad range of issues and general innovative and thoughtful views on how economic thinking has evolved.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Crafts: Newton Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Crafts presented session on secular stagnation on 20th Sept 2016 to portfolio managers, research analysts and members of the investment team of the Newton group. This was a follow up from a similar invitation the previous year. There was a useful discussion after the talk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Crafts: Newton Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Crafts presented talk entitled UK Public Dept and Growth: an Historical perspective. Newton Group use these seminars to train staff

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Crafts: ONB 43rd Economic conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference aims to reexamine conventional policy drivers of economic growth and innovative policy measures. Participants from economic policy institutions, academia and the private sector will sketch an appropriate policy mix for tackling the current low growth and high unemployment environment particularly in the EU. Crafts presented a paper entitled " "The Threat of Secular Stagnation in Europe: A Historical Perspective" in Session 6 entitled "The Threat of Secular Stagnation and how to avoid it"

good general discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.oenb.at/en/Calendar/2015/2015/43rd-economics-conference.html
 
Description Crafts: Oesterreichische Nationalbank;Long Term perspectives for Economic Growth& 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The 43rd Economics Conference (Long Term Perspectives for Economic growth) hosted by the OeNB is an international platform for exchanging views on monetary and economic policy as well as financial market issues. Central bank representatives, economic policy decision makers, financial market players, academics and researchers all take part.

A conference proceedings comprising all papers is published by Oesterreichische Nationalbank
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.oenb.at/en/Publications/Economics/Economics-Conference.html
 
Description Crafts: Oxford Review of Economic Policy - invited academic workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Crafts was invited by the Oxford Review of Economic Policy to submit a paper for publication in Vol 34 on "Technology and the Labour Market" of the Oxford Review of Economic Policy. The proposed paper was presented to other authors and the editorial board. An informed discussion led by discussant Cameron Hepburn of New College Oxford followed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Crafts: Policy Excellence Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Panel discussion on productivity for an audience of senior civil servants from across Whitehall on the theme of Policy challenges flowing from the spending review. Nick Crafts was an invited panellist in front of an audience of senior civil servants from across Whitehall. This presented an opportunity of contribute towards the thinking of top officials and to shape the debate on productivity policy. Crafts spoke about UK historic trends of relative economic decline and what lessons policymakers can infer as the seek to boost productivity today
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Crafts: Prime Ministers Policy Unit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Crafts attended meeting at Prime Minister's Policy Unit at 10 Downing Street giving advice on history of innovation policy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Crafts: Society of Business Economists/GES 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Crafts spoke at a joint evening meeting (with Tim Besley) at the Society of Business Economists and the Government Economic Service on Britain's long-term growth. His talk evaluated bob Gordon's controversial claims of an inverted-U shape for american growth in which the past was better and the future will be worse than most people think. The talk generated much interested discussion afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.sbe.co.uk/whats-on/past-events/4643/britains-long-term-growth
 
Description Crafts: UK after Brexit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Becker and Crafts took part in the UK after BREXIT conference organised by CAGE and NIESR designed to coincide with the UK triggering Article 50. The aim was to look in greater detail at some of the critical issues that will follow. Becker chaired the session on "What are UK Free Trade Agreements likely to contain" and Crafts spoke in the session "Why do we need an industrial strategy and what should it look like". The conference ended with a panel session on how economists can most effectively communicate with the public over this period. This event was very will supported and resulted in lively and informed discussion after each session. Crafts was subsequently invited by one of the delegates to talk to the State Aid team at Dept for Business, Energy and Industry (BEIS) to give insight on the economic impacts of state interventions with the aim of giving the team an understanding of the effectiveness of state aid interventions and to inform policy development on state aid going forward,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.niesr.ac.uk/events/uk-after-brexit#.WNFC4m-eaUk
 
Description Crafts: UK in a changing Europe (Kings College) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Crafts presented a paper entitled "The Impact of EU Membership on UK Economic Performance" to an audience bringing together political and legal academics involved in The Political Quarterly Special issue on Britain the the EU. The special issue is intended for publication in 2016 in advance of the UK's referendum. Throughout the workshop, contributors will present and discuss each individual article benefiting from interventions from discussants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Crafts: UKCES/LLAKES masterclass 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact This Masterclass placed recent UK productivity performance in the context of the experience of earlier decades. It examined UK strengths and weaknesses in the context of international comparisons and suggested areas where policy reforms may be appropriate.

It generated a good general discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ukcesllakes-masterclass-uk-productivity-performance-some-lessons-from...
 
Description Crafts: Warwick in Brussels Series #1 : Is secular stagnation the Future of the Eurozone; 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Opportunity for CAGE to inform to the European community - usual discussion afterwards. Paper was subsequently cited in European parliamentary research service briefing (Feb 2016) .
Following on from this presentation, In Sept 2016 Crafts received invitation from President of the Economic and Financial Committee (EFC) to join the Heads of Delegations for a discussion on 24/5 Oct 2016 as a special external guest and deliver a presentation on secular stagnation to the committee. (The EFC reviews the economic and financial situation of the member states and of the community and contributes to the preparation of the work of the ECOFIN council. Members are from the Ministries of Finance, Deputy Governors of national central bank, DG of the EC ECFIN and a member of executive board of the European Central Bank. The EFC has focused on important aspects of crisis management and contributed strongly to the shaping and implementation of the reinforced economic governance. 49 people attended

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/onlinepublications/brussels/
 
Description Crafts: World Economic History Congress - Kyoto, Japan (August 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Crafts: Plenary session "Diversity and Economic Development: Geography matters".

Session considered questions such as: Are there new approaches that will help us better understand diversity in economic development? How might economic historians and development economists interact and collaborate in fruitful ways to advance research in this field? How can we write a diverse and complex history of global economic development with theoretical consistency and rigor?


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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.wehc2015.org/pdf/allprogramme.pdf
 
Description Crafts: seminar with HMT civil servants 18 Jan 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Nick Crafts was invited by the British Academy to speak at a workshop for members of HMT's strategic Projects team on the topic of AI and future of work, and the industrial strategy. In particular he was invited to share his view on the measures contained in November's White paper, including the NPIF, Industrial strategy challenge funds and further funding for R&D, STEM subjects and sector deals. He was invited to share his reflections on working with governments in the past as an economic historian - what lessons could be learnt from this and how could they best engage academics to help inform policy making.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Crafts@ 83rd International Atlantic conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Crafts was invited to present the 2017 Robert A Mundell Distinquished Address at the 83rd International Atlantic conference in Berlin 22-25th March2017; his talk was entitled "Is Slow Economic Growth the 'New Normal' for Europe? and was presented on Thurday 23rd March. The session was followed by informed questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.iaes.org/berlin/
 
Description Crafts@ Irish Fiscal Advisory Council 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Crafts gave the keynote presentation "The Future Growth Path for Europe & Ireland" at the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council's Path for the Public Finances Conference 2019 entitled "Long-Term Riscal Sustainability: Winter is Coming!"
This conference took place on 22nd February 2019 and explored: long-run growth prospects; demographic changes; and future health and pensions costs. International experts and key players in Ireland discussed how they are trying to address these issues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.fiscalcouncil.ie/path-for-the-public-finances-2019-long-term-fiscal-sustainability-winte...
 
Description Daniel Sgroi Press Activity 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Press Activity:
December 2019

Media citations for my work on "Happiness & Productivity":
Boursorama, 6th December (in French)
November 2019

Media citations for my work on "Happiness & Productivity":
Projeto Draft, 29th November (in Spanish)
Creative Review, 23rd November
Media citations for my work on "Historical Happiness":
BBC Science Focus Magazine, 26th November
Science Focus, 19th November
Cotswold Life, 17th November
Forbes 6th November
Forbes 8th November
Cumberland & Westmorland Herald 6th November
Hxen.com 2nd November
Sun 3rd November
Sustainable Brands 2nd November
October 2019

Publication: "Historical analysis of national subjective wellbeing using millions of digitized books" by Thomas Hills, Eugenio Proto, Daniel Sgroi and Chanuki Seresinhe, in Nature Human Behaviour, 14 October 2019.
A summary of the work in our own words in The Conversation - What makes us happy? We analysed 200 years of written text to find the answer.
The historical happiness paper was covered on TV news shows in the UK (BBC2) and Italy (RAI.IT) on the popular UK TV show "Have I got news for you".
The work also received a very large amount of newspaper and online media coverage including a front page of the Times (15 October), and in many other major national newspapers and media outlets. There is a full list below, but here is a sample of some of the very first coverage in the press:
The Times (front page) The Telegraph Newsweek The Economist The Guardian Sunday Times Washington Times The Independent Le Monde
There was also coverage and interviews on numerous national and local radio stations including:
BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 5
BBC World Service
BBC Derby
BBC Berkshire
BBC Leicester
BBC Coventry and Warwickshire
BBC Tees
BBC Scotland
BBC Orkney
BBC Highlands and Islands
BBC Shetland
BBC Kent
Classic FM
Talk Radio (Independent Republic of Mike Graham)
Talk Radio (Overnights with Martin Kellner)
Radio 24
DLF Nova (Germany)
KL.FM 96.7
Panda Radio
Pirate FM,
Smooth Radio
Spire FM
Spirit FM
Wessex FM
Here is a full list of the online and newspaper coverage for October:
American Spectator 25th October
Archynewsy 19th October
Big Picture 22nd October
Business Mayor 21st October
Cato Institute 25th October
Conservative Home 31st October
Economist 19th October
Express 21st October
Express and Star 20th October
Flowee 23rd October
Focus.it 19th October
Glasgow Herald 20th October
GQ Italia 23rd October
The Guardian 19th October
Hardware Upgrade 21st October
JDSupra 30th October
Mail on Sunday 20th October
Money Week 28th October
Naked Scientists 26th October
Nexo Jornal 29th October
NotizieOra.it 29th October
People Management 30th October
Smithsonian 19th October
Spbvedomosti.ru 25th October
Sunday Times 20th October
This Day 30th October
This is Money 20th October
Us Posts 21st October
Neuroscience from Technology Networks
ScienceDaily
Waitrose Weekend 25th October
Washington Times 21st October
World Economic Forum 30th October
Yahoo 19th October
ABC, 18th October.
About Manchester, 16th October.
Aleteia, 17th October.
Alternet, 17th October.
Avvenire.it, 15th October.
Business Mayor, 15th October.
Business Mayor, 16th October.
Capital, 16th October.
The Conversation, 16th October
Daily Express, 15th October
Daily Mail, 15th October
Daily Mail, 17th October (print)
Daily Mail, 17th October
Daily Telegraph, 16th October
Dzwww.com, 18th October
Eagle Radio, 16th October
Época Negócios, 18th October
ForeignAffairs, 17th October
Galileonet.it, 18th October
Global Advisors, 15th October
Gold, 16th October
The Guardian, 15th October
Have I Got News For You (BBC TV), 18th October
Heart, 16th October
Hipertexual, 15th October
The i, 15th October
Il Fatto Quotidiano, 15th October
The Independent, 15th October
Indicator, 18th October
KrankenPflege, Journal 15th October
LBC, 16th October
Lenta.ua, 18th October
Medical Xpress, 15th October
Minster FM, 16th October
MIT Technology Review, 15th October
Mix 96, 16th October
MSN, 15th October
News 24, 15th October
Newscabal, 15th October
Newsweek, 15th October
Quartz, 15th October
ScienceDaily, 15th October
Sky News, 16th October
Smooth Radio, 16th October
Spire FM, 16th October
Spirit FM, 16th October
The Sun, 15th October
TalkRadio, 15th October
TalkRadio, 16th October
TalkRadio, 21st October
Technology Networks, 16th October
Times, 15th October (front page)
Times, 15th October
Vox, 15th October
WIRED.it, 18th October
Yahoo, 16th October
Yorkshire Coast Radio, 16th October
Classic FM, 16th October.
KL.FM 96.7, 16th October 2019
Panda Radio, 15th October 2019
Pirate FM, 15th October 2019
Le Monde
A short non-technical piece on my work with Eugenio Proto and Mahnaz Nazneen on happiness and cooperation, Are happy people more cooperative? Understanding how good mood affects productivity in the workplace, is now out in Advantage magazine.
September 2019

The paper Happiness and Cooperation (by Eugenio Proto, Daniel Sgroi and Mahnaz Nazneen) has been accepted for publication by the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. The link is to the earlier working paper version (which has a different title).
August 2019

Media citations for my work on "Happiness & Productivity":
World Finance, 29th August.
Portafolio, 28th August.
Diario do Comercio, 28th August.
Jolie.de, 27th August.
TAG24,25th August.
CNBC, 21st August.
Stocks News Feed, 21st August.
IT Forum 365, 15th August.
Terra, 15th August.
Novo Momento, 15th August.
Estado de Minas, 15th August.
ACR Latinoamérica, 13th August.
Game of Gold in Life, 11th August.
World Finance, 10th August.
Bienvenido a mi Blog, 10th August.
Brink News, 7th August.
El Peruano, 5th August.
Human Resources Director, 2nd August.
Inc.com, 1st August.
July 2019

I featured in this year's professorial promotion celebration at Warwick.
Media citations to my work on "Happiness & Productivity":
People Matters, 28th July.
Inside Higher Ed, 25th July.
Takis Athanassiou, 23rd July.
Forbes, 19th July.
Forbes, 18th July.
Business Weekly, 17th July.
StartUpValley.news, 16th July.
IP Mittelstand, 15th July.
Silicon Republic, 11th July.
HR Daily Advisor, 10th July
Thrive Global, 10th July.
Yanko Design, 9th July.
Concrete, 6th July.
June 2019

The paper Historical Analysis of National Subjective Wellbeing using Millions of Digitized Books (by Thomas Hills, Eugenio Proto Daniel Sgroi and Chanuki Seresinhe) has been accepted for publication by Nature: Human Behaviour. The link is to the earlier working paper version.
A CAGE Conference marking the ten year anniversary of the centre was held this month. As part of this:
I organised a Workshop on the Use of Language in Economics and the Social Sciences from 26th-27th June.
I presented a paper on Measuring Happiness in the Past using Text as part of the workshop on 26th June.
I also talked about Theme 3 of CAGE as part of the Policy Day on 27th June.
Presentation (followed by panel discussion): A New Way to Measure Happiness at the Warwick Behavioural Science Summit on 20th June.
Media citations to my work on "Happiness & Productivity":
Verdict, 21st June.
HR News, 20th June.
Business Leader, 19th June.
Next Web, 18th June.
Business Link, 16th June.
Association for Project Management, 7th June.
Tecnológico de Monterrey, 5th June.
Total News, 5th June.
Tokyo Daily News, 1st June.
Entrepreneur, 1st June.
Uncova, 1st June.
May 2019

Presentation: Theory of Mind and Strategic Decision-Making at Warwick, 14th May.
Media citations to my work on "Happiness & Productivity":
Bristol Business Post, 17th May.
Real Business, 15th May.
iProUP, 14th May.
Suara, 12th May.
April 2019

I have become Co-ordinator of the new Experimental and Behavioural Economics Research Group in the Economics Department at Warwick.
Presentation: Ignoring Good Advice at the Royal Economic Society Conference at Warwick on 16th April.
New working paper: Theory of Mind and Strategic Decision-Making, CAGE Working Paper 409, 2019, with Neha Bose.
Paper presented at the DR@W Forum in Warwick on 25th April.
New working paper (new version): Historical Analysis of National Subjective Wellbeing using Millions of Digitized Books, Warwick Economic Working Paper Series 1186, 2019, with Thomas Hills, Eugenio Proto and Chanuki Seresinhe.
There is a nice piece on the paper in Le Monde written by Paul Seabright, here (in French).
Presentation: Historical Analysis of National Wellbeing using Digitized Text, at LSE on 2nd April.
I was promoted to the post of Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick on 1st April.
Media citations to my work on "Happiness & Productivity":
Elite Learning, 25th April.
CorpComms, 24th April.
RRHH Digital, 4th April.
March 2019

Media citations to my work on "Happiness & Productivity":
Good to SEO, 31st March.
Bloglikes, 30th March.
Small Business Trends, 30th March.
ECN Magazine, 29th March.
Engineer News Network, 27th March.
IT Business Net, 26th March.
Automation.com, 26th March.
Reno Gazette Journal, 26th March.
Charity Digital News, 22nd March.
Merca20, 22nd March.
Donut, 21st March.
O Debate,14th March.
Uncova, 13th March.
Voice, 12th march.
Entrepreneur, 12th March.
Cosmopolitan, 7th March.
People Development Magazine, 7th March.
Readmoo News, 7th March.
Venue Finder, 6th March.
Invest More, 3rd March.
Good to SEO, 3rd March.
February 2019

Media citations to my work on "Happiness & Productivity":
Business News Wales, 20th February.
FMLink,17th February.
Blue and Green Tomorrow, 14th February.
HRD Connect, 14th February.
Joelson Law, 14th February,
Wired, 9th February.
Wired UK, 7th February.
Workplace and Facilities Management Magazine, 6th February.
January 2019

My PhD students (Anthony Tuckwell and Shi Zhuo), co-author (Elliot Ash) and I have just won a Mind & Life European Varela Award of 17,500 euros to fund our new project seeking to investigate the behavioural impact of mindfulness.
Media citations to my work on "Happiness & Productivity":
Enterprise Risk, 23rd January.
Weekend Post, 22nd January.
Verdict, 22nd January.
South Sound Business, 10th January.
Risk UK, 9th January.
Uzone, 9th January.
December 2018

Presentation: Theory of Mind and Strategic Decision-Making at the School of Economics, University of East Anglia on 11th December.
Media citations to my work on "Happiness & Productivity":
Enterprise Risk, 29th December.
Birmingham Business Post, 25th December.
Business Achievers, 21st December.
Catering Today, 21st December.
Gretchen Rubin, 21st December.
Yahoo, 16th December.
AOL, 16th December.
Investors Chronicle, 15th December.
People Management, 15th December.
Forbes, 13th December.
Forbes, 12th December.
Cosmopolitan (Polish edition), 8th December.
Employee Benefits, 4th December.
Entrepreneurship in a Box, 3rd December.
November 2018

I was part of a panel discussing the ramifications of extended lifespans in the future on 27th November. The event was organized by the School of Life Sciences at Warwick and intended for the general public.
Summary of the event here.
Some feedback here.
Interviewed by Melanie Abbott for BBC Radio 4's "You and Yours" consumer affairs programme on the topic of nudge theory. The full programme is available here.
Interviewed by my own department (!) here.
Media citations to my work on "Happiness & Productivity":
Metro, 22nd November.
Forbes, 22nd November.
Britsol Business Post, 21st, November.
Born2Invest, 17th November.
Forbes, 16th November.
SFGate, 9th November.
MSN, 8th November.
Entrepreneur, 8th November.
Khaleej Times, 8th November.
24 Emirates, 8th November.
HR Technologist, 8th November.
Uncova, 8th November.
October 2018

Media citations to my work on "Happiness & Productivity":
EXAME, 26th October
Forbes, 25th October.
HRZone, 25th October.
WIRED UK, 24th October.
Born2Invest, 22nd October.
Stile.it, 22nd October.
Daily Mail, 20th October.
This is Money, 20th October.
Kompas.com, 18th October.
Business Insider, 17th October.
Nigeria Daily News, 17th October.
Pulse.ng, 17th October.
Uncova, 17th October.
Administradores, 16th October.
Entrepreneur Magazine, 10th October.
Equities.com, 6th October.
September 2018

Media citations to my work on "Happiness & Productivity":
Business Insider, 20th September 2018.
Redion Trader, 20th September 2018.
Forbes, 19th September 2018".
Entrepreneur, 19th September 2018.
Uncova, 19th September 2018.
Startups, 18th September 2018.
Tech Jollof, 7th September 2018.
Ground Report, 6th September 2018.
NZ Herald, 4th September 2018.
Business Scoop, 4th September.
Newstalk ZB, 4th September 2018.
Voxy, 4th September 2018.
Coach Magazine, 2nd September 2018.
Daily Business Group, 1st September 2018.
August 2018

Presentations in August:
Happiness & Cooperation at the European Economic Association Conference, University of Cologne, Germany, 29th August 2018.
Measuring Happiness in the Past at the Econometric Society European Meeting, University of Cologne, Germany, 29th August 2018.
Media citations to my work on "Happiness & Productivity" in August:
Developpez, 16th August 2018.
Fortune, 11th August 2018.
Yahoo, 8th August 2018.
Real Business, 8th August 2018.
Delivered, 3rd August 2018.
Automotive Management, 1st August 2018.
July 2018

Presentation: What is Economics Really About? Guest Lecturer at the Warwick Summer School, 30th July 2018.
Media citations to my work on "Happiness & Productivity":
Morning Star, 17th July.
FNTalk, 17th July 2018.
Open Air Business, 17th July 2018.
Rix & Kay Solicitors LLP, 13th July.
Wilson County News, 12th July 2018.
TLNT, 10th July 2018.
Metro, 9th July 2018.
CMS Wire, 7th July 2018.
Delivered, 3rd July 2018.
June 2018

Presentation: Happiness & Cooperation, Social Preference Workshop, University of Birmingham, 1st June 2018.
Media citations to my work on "Happiness & Productivity":
Citywire Wealth Manager, 30th June 2018.
TrainingZone, 6th June 2018.
May 2018

I have been invited to become a research fellow of the leading economic research institute, the IZA Institue of Labor Economics in Bonn.
My paper (joint with Andrew Oswald and Eugenio Proto), entitled Happiness and Productivity which was published in the Journal of Labor Economics in 2015, remains in the top 3 most read papers in the Journal of Labor Economics despite now being 3 years old (and was the most cited paper in the journal in 2015, with over 500 cites on Google scholar).
Media citations to my work on "Happiness & Productivity":
Dental Review News, 31st May 2018.
Business 2 Community, 30th May 2018.
Metro News, 29th May 2018.
Incentive & Motivation, 26th May 2018.
Pymempresario, 19th May 2018.
March 2018

Presentation: The Effect of Positive Mood on Cooperation in the Repeated Prisoners' Dilemma, Royal Economic Society Annual Conference 2018, University of Sussex.
The answers to last month's World Wellbeing Panel survey have been posted online. The questions concern gender and wellbeing and the panel's answers can be found here: WWP survey. Here are my responses:
Question 1: Do you agree that on balance, clear and distinct gender roles (whatever they are) decrease the average wellbeing of the population?
Response: Agree. I am not aware of a huge amount of work in this area, but recent research by Heather Brown and Jennifer Roberts at Sheffield based on data from the British Household Panel Survey may provide some relevant guidance. For example, if women earn more than their husbands but still do more housework (perhaps because of the pressure on them to also act as homemakers) their wellbeing suffers. Similarly, males who see themselves as breadwinners have lower wellbeing when their wives earn more than they do. This suggests that gender biases based on traditional roles are persistent and damaging to wellbeing, especially in the face of welcome increases in equality in the workplace.
Question 2: Do you agree that an active policy that discourages any particular gender role narrative is likely to increase the average wellbeing of the population?
Response: Agree. Following on from my earlier answer, while there is not an overwhelming amount of research in this area (which suggests that we need more), what there is does seem consistent with common sense: it appears that gender role stereotyping puts pressure on both males and females and policy designed to overcome this is likely to help wellbeing.
February 2018

I have become a member of the World Wellbeing Panel: a panel of some of the biggest names in subjective wellbeing in the world. The panel is based at LSE and each month addresses questions relating to wellbeing chosen from a list provided by journalists, policy-makers and academics.
Media: Managers: Avoid a 'Jekyll and Hyde' Relationship with Employees, Dice
January 2018

Working paper: When Good Advice is Ignored: The Role of Envy and Stubbornness (with David Ronayne) published in the CAGE, CRETA, Warwick Economics and Nuffield College working paper series.
Media citations:
Five Surprising Ways to Increase Employee Satisfaction, Capterra.
More Happy, More Productive, Business Lounge Journal.
December 2017

Media citations:
The weekly roundup of events "on the national scene" in the Jersey Evening Post includes a discussion of my work (with Thomas Hill and Eugenio Proto) on historical happiness.
Was 1957 Really So Great? Shropshire Star.
November 2017

Working paper: The Effect of Positive Mood on Cooperation in Repeated Interaction (with Eugenio Proto and Mahnaz Nazneen) published in the CAGE, Warwick Economics and IZA working paper series.
Interviewed on BBC Radio Scotland on the topic of historical happiness.
Media citations:
The Best Year of All, Glossop Chronicle.
Sunday Memories, Liverpool Echo.
Happy Year of Jiving, Juke Boxes and Teddy Boys, Nottingham Post.
The Best Year of All, Oldham Reporter.
September 2017

Media citation: Why Happiness at Work is So Important, Peak Conflict Solutions.
August 2017

Publication: On the motivations for the Dual-Use of Electronic and Traditional Cigarettes (with David Ronayne) published in Applied Economics Letters.
Working paper: On the Motivations for the Dual-Use of Electronic and Traditional Cigarettes (with David Ronayne) published in the Oxford Economics Working Paper Series.
July 2017

The LSE Business Review features a blog entry written by me entitled Measuring Happiness across the Ages.
American Economic Association RCT registry entry for Understanding the Motivation of Organ Donors in the Iranian Organ Market, with Ali Kelishomi Moghaddasi. Two year field study launched this month.
I have become an Associate Member of Nuffield College at the University of Oxford.
June 2017

American Economic Association RCT registry entry for When Good Advice is Ignored: The Role of Adviser Remuneration, with David Ronayne.
May 2017

Presentations:
Cooperation and Positive Mood in the Repeated Prisoners' Dilemma, School of Economics, University of East Anglia.
Historical Analysis of National Subjective Wellbeing using Millions of Digitized Books, Wellbeing Seminar, Centre for Economic Policy Research, London School of Economics.
April 2017

A short documentary on YouTube entitled The Science of Happiness references my work with Andrew Oswald and Eugenio Proto on happiness and productivity.
Publication: Biased Beliefs and Imperfect Information published in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (volume 136, pages 186-202, with Eugenio Proto).
March 2017

The ESRC website features a written by me about measuring happiness entitled How happy are we? Measuring happiness through the ages.
February 2017

Plenary speaker (talking on the topic of historical wellbeing) at the ONS (Office of National Statistics) annual RAS conference, Newport, Wales. Here are my slides.
Panel member and speaker at the CAGE policy launch on Understanding Happiness at the University of Warwick. YouTube video here.
Radio interviews:
Talk Radio Europe by Giles Brown on The Daily programme.
BBC Radio Wiltshire.
Media citations to my work in measuring happiness in the past in February:
Britain was at its happiest in 1957, Epoch Times.
Ninteen Fifties Heaven, The War Cry.
Media citation to my work on "Happiness & Productivity": Is Elon Musk the World's Best Boss? The Daily Mail.
January 2017

Policy launch: Joint CAGE/SMF Understanding Happiness policy document released.
Lanch event for the Understanding Happiness policy report at the British Academy in London, some slides.
Press release on the Understanding Happiness policy launch.
Radio interviews:
BBC Radio Five Live
talkRADIO.
Radio Scotland.
BBC Radio West Midlands.
BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire. More details on the CAGE page.
BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester.
Newspaper interviews:
The Daily Mail, and reported as Britain's Happiest Year.
The Telegraph, and reported as Harold Macmillan was Right.
Media citations to my work on measuring happiness in the past:
We've Never Had it so Good, The Times.
1957 was the Happiest Year, Daily Express.
Back to the Future, The Guardian.
1957 Declared as Britain's Happiest Year, Eastern Daily.
1957 was the Happiest Year in the Twentieth Century, WB News.
Happiness in Britain Peaked in 1957, Metro.
1957 Really Was the Happiest Year Ever, Scottish Daily Mail.
Love, Marriage...1957 Truely Was a Diamond Year, Scottish Daily Mail (print version).
A Word in Favour of Books, Northern Echo.
Warwick Research Shows 1957 was the Happiest Year in Britain, The Tab.
1957 was Britain's Happiest Year in the Last Century, Red.
1957 was the Happiest Year of the last Century, Nederlands Dagblad (in Dutch).
1957 Happiest Year of the Twentieth Century, LocalGov.
Victorians were Happier than we are Today, The Week.
Why 1957 was Britain's Happiest Year, Mogaz News.
Britain has never been Happier than it was in 1957, YahooNews.
M1957 was the Happiest Year of the Twentieth Century, Report UK.
That Was the Year That Was, Norwich Evening News.
Blog coverage:
Happiness in Britain Peaked in 1957, Ooyuz.
Britain Never Happier than 1957, Acken Blog.
November 2016

Presentation: Historical Analysis of National Subjective Wellbeing using Millions of Digitized Books, Centre for Experimental Social Science, Nuffield College, University of Oxford.
October 2016

Media citations to my work on "Happiness & Productivity" in October:
Work Happy, The City Magazine.
Google's mantra to keep employees happy and productive, The Economic Times.
Blog coverage of my work
Why work culture directly impacts empoyee productivity, [Engage] The Employee Engagement Blog.
7 reasons why fun in the office is the future of work, CIPHR All About People.
Tricks for a happier day at work, CareerBuilder.
I have started my sabbatical and will be based at the Centre for Experimental Social Science, Nuffield College in the University of Oxford for the 2016/17 academic year.
September 2016

The Economics Department at Warwick produced a piece summarizing my historical happiness research entitled Two centuries of data reveal that health not wealth has always been the key to wellbeing.
Media coverage of my work on "Happiness & Productivity": Happiness myth of the swinging sixties, PressReader.com.
Blog coverage:
Proven productivity boosters based on research, B2C (Business 2 Community).
Being happy at work improves productivity, Grid Work.
August 2016

Presentation: Historical Analysis of Wellbeing at the European Economic Association Conference in Geneva.
Interviewed on BBC Radio 4 (the PM programme) and on BBC Radio Wales about historical happiness levels. You can hear me talk about happiness from 51:40 to 57:20 on the PM programme (24/08/16) here or via a direct link to the mini-documentary on happiness here.
Interviewed by the The Daily Mail on measuring happiness over time, reported as Forget the age of plenty, we were happier in the 1700s!
Interviewed by John Bingham, Social Affairs Editor of the Telegraph newspaper on the topic of twentieth century hapiness in the UK, resulting in the online piece in The Telegraph How the Sexual Revolution and Money in the Pocket didn't make Britain Happy and the print version in The Daily Telegraph Not so Swinging Sixties: proof that sex and money doesn't make us happy.
Media coverage of my work on measuring happiness in the past:
You've never had it so good, BT.com.
Forget the age of plenty, Mogaznews En.
Happier in the era of workhouses, The Sun.
Blog coverage of my work on "Happiness & Productivity":
Improve Productivity by Investing in your Employees, Aepiphanni.com
Recognizing Passion Means Creating Happiness, Indopositive (in Indonesian).
Raj at Work, Harvard Business Review Polska (in Polish).
Happiness Makes us More Productive...and vice versa, Life in the Balance (www.wholehealth.today)
Why, beyond Middle Age, People get Happier as they get Older, Dem Alter begegnen
July 2016

Media of my work on "Happiness & Productivity":
Creating A Happier Workforce for Higher Productivity in Afghanistan, Daily Outlook Afghanistan.
How CEOs Can Help Improve Productivity by Keeping Employees Happy, Chief Executive Magazine.
Creating a happier workforce for higher productivity in Myanmar, The Global New Light of Myanmar.
Blog coverage:
How to Nurture: 7 Key Elements of Employee Engagement, CIPHR Blog
Employee Productivity, Happiness and Success, HR.com.
Happy Employees are 12% more Productive at Work, Fastcompany.com.
Employee Productivity, Happiness and Success, Survale
June 2016

Awarded the overall Teaching Excellence Award and special recognition in the Student Experience Award in the annual Senior Managment Team prize-giving in the Economics Department at Warwick.
Appointed to a visiting professorship at the Centre for Experimental Social Science, Nuffield College, University of Oxford, 2016-17.
Appointed External Examiner for Part One of the Economics Tripos at the Faculty of Economics & Politics, University of Cambridge, 2016-17.
Media citations to my work on "Happiness & Productivity":
Happier Workers Could be more Productive, Shanghai Daily.
Unhappy Workers Produce Less, Business Day.
Creating a Happier Workfroce for Higher Productivity in Japan, Japan Today.
Training - an Employee or Corporate Benefit? Enterprise Times
Happier Workers Could Be More Productive, China.org.cn.
Happy Working Boosts Productivity, Hong Kong Commerical Daily (in Chinese).
Five Ways to a Happier Workforce, The Economic Times (India).
What Makes for Happy Employees (Without a Raise): Secrets Revealed, HR in Asia.
Creating Happier Workforce, The Korea Times.
Why Employers Should Pay Attention to the Financial Wellness of their Employees, Corporate Wellness Magazine.
Blog coverage:
Happy Employees Work Harder, Sizous (in Dutch).
5 Simple Steps to Skyrocket your Career, CEO Stars (in Indonesian).
Happiness Makes People More Productive at Work, Prevencion Integral (in Spanish).
May 2016

An article entitled "Happiness and Productivity" summarising my work appeared in ForumEPFL.
Media citation of my work on "Happiness & Productivity": Why Chocoholics are More Productive, The Business Desk.
Blog coverage:
Greater Happiness Leads to Greater Productivity, Business 2 Community.
10 Things to Keep Company Culture Cool, Calm and Cohesive, Iris.
Safeguarding Mobile Security while Keeping Employees Happy, dotnet.
Happy People are Productive People, eChangeGroup.com
Corporate Wellbeing, Grow Your Own Happiness.
Safeguarding Mobile Security while Keeping Employees Happy, cloudstanding.co.uk
Congratulations to Mihaly Abel, one of my RAE students for winning the "outstanding contribution" prize at the Carroll Round.
April 2016

The Journal of Dental Technology has summarised and discussed my research on happiness and productivity in an article Happy Technicians.
Blog coverage of my work on "Happiness & Productivity":
How to be Happier at Work, Quality Progress.
Measuring the Quality of Jobs in OECD Countries, by Stefano Scarpetta, Sandrine Cazes, Andrea Garnero, VoxEU.
How to Kill Happiness at Work, Globoforce.
March 2016

Presentations:
Historical Analysis of Wellbeing at the Royal Economic Society Conference at the University of Sussex (Brighton).
How Happy were your Great Grandparents? Measuring Happiness in the Past using Google Books to a group of artists and playwrights at Warwick as part of the "This is Tomorrow" programme.
Event: Nominated and shortlisted for a University of Warwick staff award (for Economics Marketing with Jo Hart).
Interviewed by the Charted Managment Institute (CMI) on the topic of "happiness and productivity".
Interviewed by the University of Warwick about my teaching advice after being commended for teaching.
February 2016

Keynote lecture: How Happy were your Great Grandparents? Measuring Happiness in the Past using Google Books at the Warwick Economics Summit.
The Business in the Community/Mind report "Leading on Wellbeing: Transforming the Role of Line Managers" uses my research to suport a new blueprint for "unlocking employee mental wellbeing and productivity".
Newspaper interviews:
How to be a better co-worker, Reader's Digest Canada.
Warwick event aims to learn lessons of history, Times Higher Education.
Blog coverage:
3 effective ways to boost company morale, Inc.
Why businesses should seriously consider offering financial education to their staff, Training Zone.
January 2016

Appointed to the editorial advisory board of the Review of Economics and Political Science based in the University of Cairo.
Blog coverage of my work on e-cigarettes:
Why e-cigarettes could be holding back your plans to quit smoking, Ethics and Health Law News.
Why e-cigarettes could be holding back your plans to quit smoking, Recovery Resources.
Media citations to my work on e-cigarettes:
Vaping: how e-cigarettes could be holding you back from quitting smoking, The Independent.
How e-cigarettes could be stopping you from quitting, The Daily Mail
Why e-cigarettes could be holding back your plans to quit smoking, The Conversation. 65,760 reads in January, the highest of any Conversation article (more than twice the reads of the second highest).
Non-technical research summaryof my work on "Happiness & Productivity": The Happy-Productive Worker, IPA Bulletin.
Blog coverage of my owrk on "Happiness & Productivity": Happiness: Why it's your key to career success, Cheat Sheet.
December 2015

New Working Paper: When Herding and Contrarianism Foster Market Efficiency: A Financial Trading Experiment with Andreas Park.
Interviewed by Reader's Digest Canada on the topic of "happiness and productivity" (article coming out in February).
Blog coverage of my owrk on "Happiness & Productivity":
Happy Workers are Productive Workers, 20 Something Finance.
Three BIG Scientifically Proven Ways Corporate Team Building Promotes Employee Happiness and Business Success, Terrapin Adventures.
5 Ways to Stay Productive During the Holidays, Cheat Sheet.
The Heirarchy of Workplace Wellbeing, AXA.
November 2015

This month I received a commendation by the University of Warwick at the Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence awards ceremony.
Presentation: Historical Analysis of Wellbeing to "Stan's Cafe" theatre company.
Media coverage of my work on "Happiness & Productivity": Il Denario Puo Comparae La Felicita, Insider Pro (in Italian).
Blog coverage of my owrk on "Happiness & Productivity":
What Makes a Happy Employee, Workplace Focus.
Enfocarse en Fortalezas, Positive Pscyhology News Daily in Espaniol (in Spanish).
Congratulations to my PhD students:
David Ronayne for passing his PhD viva and winning a Research Fellowship at Nuffield College (University of Oxford).
Thanos Athanasopoulos for getting a tenure-track Lectureship (Assistant Professorship) at Leicester Business School.
October 2015

New Publication: Happiness and Productivity, Journal of Labor Economics 33(4): 789-822, with Oswald & Proto.
New Working Paper: E-Cigarettes: The Extent and Impact of Dual Use, Warwick Economic Research Paper 1064, with Doyle & Ronayne.
Presentations:
Happiness & Productivity, presented to a Treasury delegation at Warwick.
Historical Analysis of National Subjective Wellbeing, presented to the Government Economic Service at the Treasury.
Happiness & Productivity Policy Briefing, Social Market Foundation, London.
Media coverage of my work:
Being happy at work really makes you more productive, Fortune.
Keeping up with the Karumes, The Economist.
Half of SMEs expect productivity to increase, HR Magazine (based on an interview).
Financial Education for Employees: The Business Benefits of Good Citizenship, HR Magazine.
Happy People Earn More, Genius Beauty (Womens Magazine).
Blog coverage:
Financial Education for Employees? Open University Business School.
Enfocarse en Fortalezas, Positive Pscyhology News Daily (in Spanish).
Happy People Make More Money, Daily as Fresh.
Cleanliness is next to Happiness and Productivity, First Impressions Janitorial.
Happy Staff, A Pitch for Common Sense.
September 2015

New Working Paper: Historical Analysis of National Subjective Wellbeing using Millions of Digitized Books, IZA DP 9195 and CAGE WP 236-2015, with Hills & Proto.
Non-technical research summaries of my work:
Historical analysis of national subjective wellbeing using millions of digitised books: Introducing the HPS Index, Vox EU.
Measuring historical happiness through digitized books, IZA Newsroom.
Media citations to my work:
Happy People Work Harder, Epoch Times.
L'indice di Felicita' e' nella Lingua, Rai News (in Italian).
Come Funziona l'Indice di Felicita, Rai News (in Italian).
Economistas intrépidos detrás de la contabilidad de largo plazo, La Nacion (in Spanish).
Blog coverage:
Before 1980s Americans were as unhappy as they had been since before the civil war then something happened, American Enterprise Forum.
The Key to Happiness, Productivity and National Income, The Market Mogul.
The Chartered Management Institute summarised my research in an article How being happy can make you better at your job
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Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press activity:
Broader coverage: 20Minutes, Apache, AlJazeera, Alternatives Economiques, Atlantico, Bloomberg, Barrons, Brookings, BoingBoing, Canary, City AM, De Groene Amsterdammer, De Morgen, De Standard, ElDiario, ElDiario Sur, Expansion, Express (1), Express (2), Financial Times, L'Adige, Merkur, The Guardian (1), The Guardian (2), The Guardian (3), The Herald, The London Economic, The National, Holyrood, Huffington Post, Independent, iNews, Le Monde, New York Times (1), New York Times (2), Pacific Standard Magazine, Spiegel Online, TAZ.de, The Conversation, The New European, The Times (1), The Times (2), The Week Magazine, Wall Street Journal. Zeit Online.

Non-technical summaries: LSE Brexit, VoxEU, INET, Social Market Foundation, UK in a Changing Europe, The Conversation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.trfetzer.com/research/
 
Description Draca and Fetzer: FCO talk 19/9/19 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Mirko Draca and Thiemo Fetzer gave Research Presentations entitled : "On Target? The Incidence of Sanctions Across Listed Firms in Iran" (Draca) & "Tarriffs and Politics: Evidence from Trump's Trade Wars" (Fetzer) at the Foreigh and Commonwealth Office to 30 FCO analysists. Each presentation resulted in informed discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Draca: Home office research seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Mirko Draca presented a research seminar entitled "How Globalised is the market for illegal drugs? Evidence from the Darknet". He was thanks in an email from the Chief Economist. "Hi Mirko, Thanks again for coming to speak to Home Office analysts and policy officials today. Your seminar on the international illicit drugs trade was really interesting and we look forward to seeing how the research develops. The talk was particularly timely given the recent commitment the Home Office made in our Serious and Organised Crime Strategy to better understand the workings of illicit markets. There's certainly a lot of interest in the department on these topics at the moment, which was demonstrated in the turnout!"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Draca: SMF 18/9/2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Mirko Draca gave a presentation at SMF, chaired by James Kirkup, SMF Director entitled "Anarchy in the UK (and Everywhere Else): Hard evidence on the deep roots of Populism" on Wednesday, 18th September 2019. It was followed by a debate about how politicians and other political actors can respond to populist challenges to the institutions and conventions that underpin representative democracy and the market economy.

He presented new research that uses hard data to explain the deep roots of populist politics and identifies a significant common theme: distrust in institutions such as parliament, the media and big business. In the recent years, populism has been pivotal in polarising politics in western democracies, by bringing turmoil and awakening anti-establishment sentiment.

This work suggests that traditional ideas of Left and Right should give way to a new dividing line, between anarchy and a centrist respect for rules and institutions.

There were related publications 1) "MPs Turned Out Politics into Cage-fighting" in a Colum by James Kirkup in the Times (which mentions the research), 29/8/19; https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/mps-turned-our-politics-into-cage-fighting-5v55gtm7s 2/. Buzzfeed : "Boris Johnson Heads To Tory Conference With His Brexit Policy "Melting Down Like A Scene From 'Chernobyl'" https://www.buzzfeed.com/alexwickham/boris-johnson-brexit-strategy-chernobyl-meltdown
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/manage/news/final_report_.pdf
 
Description ESRC Festival of Social Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact 90 people (including 30 members of the general public) attended at public lecture by CAGE Research Fellow Professor Mark Harrison entitled "The Soviet Economy, 1917-1991: Its Life and Afterlife". The lecture discussed the question that the Soviet economy was designed for the age of mass production and mass armies. That age has gone, but the idea of the Soviet economy lives on, fed by nostalgia and nationalism. The audience was engaged throughout and there were many informed questions and a networking reception afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/07-11-17-the_soviet_econom...
 
Description Eichengreen public lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact The lecture was followed by a lively Q&A and a book signing

Not aware of any impact
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/26-01-15-barry_eichengreen_...
 
Description Erasmus Forum (Crafts) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Nick Crafts gave a presentation at the "1967: Productivity and the summer of Love" inauguration event of the Erasmus Historical and Cultural Research Forum on 18th May 2017. This is an independent research and publishing organisation, with global reach. The Erasmus Forum believes that history, culture, and politics are interconnected. Inspired by the legacy of Erasmian humanism and its emphasis on synoptic thinking, their research focuses on the intersection of history, culture and politics - bringing together experts from different disciplines to offer unique insights into contemporary political issues and attempts to bridge the gap between the academic world and the public. Nick's presentation was on "The Post-War British Productivity Failure"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Festival of Social Science event ; Advani 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Dr Arun Advani gave a public lecture as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science entitled "Cracking down on tax evasion and avoidance". Dr Advani reported that last year, £35 billion of UK tax wasn't collected. That is more than the government spends on police, old age social care, nursery places and buses combined. It amounts to almost 6% of all tax due to the government and it's been about 6% a year for the last decade.

He looked at who isn't paying their tax. And what can be done about it? He revealed who is underpaying or avoiding tax in the UK, and uncovered the policies that can be used to tackle this problem.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/05-11-19-cracking_down_on_tax_e...
 
Description GCR Live London 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Nick Crafts was invited to take part in the inaugural Global Competition Review (GCR) Live London event. These events feature opinions of the leading players (regulators, lawyers, academics, economists and practitioners) in today's competition community community. Crafts was part of the invited panel which considered the questions "State aid- a different policy future for the UK?" which considered such questions as "Will the EU require continuing state aid control as a condition for access to the single market? if not, might the UK choose to maintain some form of state aid control going beyond its commitments under WTO rules on subsidies? How will that affect competition in practice for companies? The session generated informed discussion afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://gcr.live/london2017
 
Description Gadenne (CAGE Associate Fellow): RES Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Lucie Gadenne (CAGE associate fellow) was invited to present a paper entitled Non-linear commodity taxation in developing countries: theory and an application to India; in Session 97 of the Royal Economics Society conference: Public Economics: Taxation 2 on March 23, 2016 at the University of Sussex. The talk was followed by a useful discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://editorialexpress.com/conference/RESConf2016/program/RESConf2016.html#46
 
Description Gupta: Institutions and Social Norms in Economic Development (joint with Delhi School of Economics and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation workshop facilitator
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Series of academic papers which resulted in an interesting discussion

None yet
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/10-07-15-institutions_and_s...
 
Description Hammond (CAGE Associate Fellow): RES conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Peter Hammond (CAGE Associate Fellow) was invited to present a paper entitled The Kyoto Protocol and Beyond: Pareto Gains from International Emissions Trading and Clean Development on 22nd March 2016 at the Royal Economics Society conference. A useful discussion followed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://editorialexpress.com/conference/RESConf2016/program/RESConf2016.html#36
 
Description How Uncollected Tax Revenue - who is underpaying and what should we do about it? (Press Activity) Advani 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SMF Press Release and video from the launch event.
Media coverage
My Times Red Box article on this topic, coverage in the Financial Times, Moneywise, the Belfast Telegraph, MoneyAge and Mirage News.
In context of 2019 Tax Gap release: Financial Times, Independent, and Tax Notes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.arunadvani.com/
 
Description Invited Seminar (2018-19): Bonn, Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, Hitotsubashi and Gakushuin University (Gupta) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited Seminar, Gupta, B
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Jake Wood Visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Jake Wood is a professional micro economist specialising in economic regulation of utilities for around a decade and visited CAGE on 29th April 2019.

He currently works for Ofwat, the water and sewerage regulator for England and Walesand has spent the last few years focusing on the design and implementation of the latest price control for the monopoly water companies, in particular looking at incentive design and the potential role for markets in his role of design director. He also spent a spell working on market design for the water and wastewater business retail market opening, and was heavily involved in the design of the first water retail price controls in England and Wales. He is also actively involved in the professional development of our economists, and teach courses in Ofwat and for the Government Economics Service.

His interests included industrial organisation, market design, the practical application of game theory and behavioural economics.

He met and talked with a number of CAGE researchers on his visit and as a result of his visit Pedro de Souza (CAGE research fellow) has been invited to give a hour and a half workshop (including disucssion time) in London at the Ofwat offices on 31 Octobe, on how they could better use the data they have available. This presentation will also be video linked to their Birmingham offices
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description John Wallis "Leviathan Denied: Rules organisation, government and Social Dynamics" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact informed discussion afterwards

None yet
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Kelishomi CAGE post doc: visit to CSEF University of Naples 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presented paper entitled "Inequality, sorting and Property Price" to lunchtime seminar group. Good discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.csef.it/Titolo-seminario-507?annee=2016&mois_da=1&mois_a=6
 
Description Mani: Festival of Social Science event : 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Dr Anandi Mani gave a talk on her research entitled "Does money make you smarter? The effects of extreme poverty on economic decisions" which generated a large number of questions and discussions

no impacts yet - students now interested in behavioural economics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/12-11-15-anandi_mani_public...
 
Description Mcmahon: Barcelona GSE summer forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact McMahon (with Hansen and Ruge-Murcia) organised theis workshop to bring together academics and policymakers from central banks to promote the sharing of ideas across ares of exertis

none yet
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.barcelonagse.eu/summer-forum
 
Description Moav: Warwick Summer Workshop on Economic Growth 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact inform academic discussion

None yet
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/events/2015/7/economic_growth_summer_workshop/
 
Description Mukand: CAGE Public Lecture ESRC festival of social science 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Professor Sharun Mukand, CAGE theme 2 leader, gave a public lecture to an audience of 140 people entitled In the Company of Strangers: Nationbuilding Across the World. There was half an hour of interested discussion following this event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/08-11-16-fss_event_sharun_m...
 
Description NIESR: Economic Record of the Coalition Government 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 2 panel discussions on 1) economic policy and growth and 2) social policy. Policy makers, academics and journalists in attendance. Good discussion generated.

Special issue of NIESR national Institute Economic Review examining the economic record of the 2010-15 government
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Novy Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 18 October 2019: Dennis Novy gave a seminar at the UK Trade Remedies Investigations Directorate in Reading, presenting his research on "Vehicle Currency Pricing and Exchange Rate Pass-Through". He also met various officials throughout the afternoon. The visit was initiated by Geoffrey Chapman, Economic Adviser.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Novy: Brexit events 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dennis Novy (CAGE research fellow) presented research on the Brexit referendum at the event "Quo Vadis? Identity, Policy and the Future of the European Union" at CASS Business School on March 20, 2017, organised by CEPR. The event launched a CEPR VoxEU e-book on the state of the European Union. Dennis Novy contributed a chapter to that book (with Sascha Becker and Thiemo Fetzer) on the determinants behind the 2016 UK Brexit referendum. Dennis participated in similar events in Brussels on 03 April 2017 and in Paris on 13 April 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.cass.city.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/345876/Invite-Post-Crisis-Identity.pdf
 
Description Novy: CAGE International Trade Research Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participants from the UK, China and Canada discussed their latest research on international trade and related fields at conference in The Shard.

None at present
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/22-05-15-cage_international...
 
Description Novy: Parliamentary talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dennis Novy gave a talk in Parliament on "Fake Economics" in the context of Brexit in cooperation with the Industry and Parliament Trust (IPT) on 13 march, 2017. The topic of the talk was "UK's International Trade: The EU and Beyond. The event was chaired by Cathering McKinnel MP. The other speaker was Ian Howells, Senior vice President, Honda. 15 MPs attended and 3 members of the House of Lords plus various representative from industry .
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Novy: bbc radio interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dennis Novy gave a live radio interview on 24 January 2017 from 8.35-8.40am on BBC Radio Scotland on Donald Trump and his withdrawal from the Transpacific Partnership (TPP, the trade deal previously negotiated by Barack Obama with Asian/Australian partner countries). How does the withdrawal from TPP affect global trade policy and the chances of a British trade with the U.S.?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b088fwpw#play
 
Description Novy: invited speaker at Bingham Centre for the Rule of law 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dennis Novy was an invited speaker at the at Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law in London Oct 13 2015 to talk about the economic effects of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) a trade agreement that is currently being negotiated between the EU and USA. The audience consisted mainly of lawyers and legal professionals that work in the field of international investment arbitration. Dennis provided the economic background given his work as a specialist Advisor to the house of Lords on RRIP in 2013/14

None yet
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.biicl.org/event/1128
 
Description O grada: Social Marketing Foundation - The Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance: Lessons from the Past for the Present and the Future 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk at discussed that AMR poses a major challenge to both policy-makers and to scientists and resulted in good discussion. Talks held at SMF and also a public lecture at University of Warwick

None at present
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/28-04-15-cormac_o_grada_pub...
 
Description OWL conference #2 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact This one-day workshop takes place twice a year and brings together top scholars in economic history from Oxford University, the University of Warwick and the London School of Economics. It is an opportunity for economic historians, historians and economists to get an insight into the latest research in economic history. In addition, at each workshop an external speaker, usually from outside Britain, is invited to give a Keynote Address. Professor William Collins (Vanderbilt University) delivered this address at the May workshop.
The workshop generated much discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/13-05-16-owl_conference_oxf...
 
Description OWL workshop (Oxford) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dupraz (CAGE Post Doc) presented paper "Decompressing French and British Colonial Legacies in Education and Sgroi (CAGE theme 3) presented paper entitled Historical Analysis of National Subjective Well being using Millions of Google Books" at OWL workshop on 13th Jan 2017. Crafts, Becker and Harrison also attended. This one-day workshop takes place twice a year and brings together top scholars in economic history from Oxford University, the University of Warwick and the London School of Economics. It is an opportunity for economic historians, historians and economists to get an insight into the latest research in economic history. In addition, at each workshop an external speaker, usually from outside Britain, is invited to give a Keynote Address
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Post doc CAGE Research Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Capacity building workshop organised by the post docs to inform about current CAGE research: Keynote Speaker Debraj Ray

None at present
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/08-06-15-8th_cage_research_...
 
Description Rathelot (CAGE Associate Fellow) Society of Labour Economists 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Roland Rathelot (CAGE Associate Fellow) was invited to present his paper Ethnic Discrimination on an Online Marketplace of Vacation Rentals at the SOLE conference (Society of labour Economists) in Seattle, Washington May 6-7th 2016. The talk was followed by a useful discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.sole-jole.org/2016ProgramOutline.html
 
Description Rathelot (CAGE Associate Fellow): external member of Cross-Government Trial Advice Panel 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Roland Rathelot, CAGE Associate Fellow, is an external expert within the Gross-Governmental Trial Advice panel co-ordinated by the Cabinet office
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cross-government-trial-advice-panel-role-and-membership
 
Description Roy: SMF policy paper #3 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Tirthanka Roy presented "Can India Grow Faster; answers from history" SMF policy paper #3 on 15th July to a group (including MP) gathered by SMF. Alot of interaction between group members

none yet
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.smf.co.uk/events/can-india-grow-faster-answers-from-history/
 
Description Royal Society/British Academy: Crafts AI and Future of Work 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nick Crafts chaired a session at the Royal Society/British Academy workshop on "Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work: is this a time different?" held on 15 March . The workshop was convened to review evidence from across disciplines about the impact of AI on work. The workshop aimed to establish areas of uncertainty and consider how evidence from across disciplines can best inform policymaking. 62 people attended. Crafts chaired a session entitled "Understanding the impact of technological change: lessons from history and economics".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description SMF # 11 Mcmahon 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Michael McMahon presented a SMF/CAGE briefing paper entitled "The Bank of England, Interest Rates and the UK Economy". He discussed how the Bank of England raised interest rates for the first time in over 10 years on 2 November. The decision was signalled well in advance and also launched a new broader interest version of its quarterly inflation report aimed at speaking to a less-specialist audience. He discussed reasons for broadening the audience for key messages. The paper generated a good discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/manage/publications/final-the-bank-of-...
 
Description SMF # 12 Mani 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Anandi Mani presented a CAGE-SMF briefing paper on : "Poor Choices? The link between Poverty and Cognition" at the social marketing foundation on 12 December
In this joint briefing she discussed the link between poverty, cognition and decision-making. Poverty brings financial anxiety and uncertainty. It is also often associated with the making of bad choices - both financially and in terms of wider behaviour that is not in the best interests of the person making the decision. But could it be that poverty causes people to make worse choices? If so, why? How should policymakers respond to that? And what changes might the UK government make to Universal Credit and other welfare policies given these findings? Mani offered a new perspective on how we view poverty and makes a case for why public policy should adapt to mitigate its material as well as mental burden. The talk was well attended and gave rise to a good discussion afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/12-12-17-cage_smf_briefing_poor...
 
Description SMF # 13 Troeger 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Vera Troeger gave a CAGE-SMF Briefing: "Productivity takes Leave? Examining the Causes and Impact of Maternity Leave Policies on Academic Careers" at the Social Marketing Foundation on 17th April 2018.She looked at whether different maternity leave provisions across UK higher education institutions exacerbate differences in the productivity, career paths and job satisfaction of female academics and describe how outcomes for female academics vary, potentially as a result both of changes in UK law, and the wide variation in maternity leave benefits across the sector. She also discussed why universities across the UK have implemented occupational maternity policies that vary largely with respect to their generosity.Motherhood and professional advancements often conflict. Studies of female academics highlight gender disparities in senior ranks. One explanation for this inequality is unequal caregiving responsibilities borne by women, particularly early in their children's lives. The research has generated much press interest.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/17-04-18-productivity_takes_lea...
 
Description SMF # 6: Draca 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Mirko Draca presented a policy briefing paper to an audience of policy makers at the Social Market foundation. The paper concluded that the evidence for London data indicates that a strong relationship between prices and crime exists across a full range of goods. Furthermore, this
relationship is pervasive enough to affect aggregate trends. Falls in the value of key, commonly stolen goods appear to have driven down the return to property crime over this period. Insofar that similar price trends were evident in earlier decades, this could help explain the long-term drop in crime. A specific direction seems clear. Specifically, there is a need to examine similar 'stolen goods price indices' across
countries and establish a correlation with crime patterns in other settings. If that analysis proves that stolen goods price indices are also correlated across countries then a significant part of the international puzzle about the drop in crime could be solved. In turn, the simple policy implication of this would be to focus on efforts to force down the return to crime and respond to variations in returns. For example, investments in goods security are one way to lower returns and the booms in crime after prices rise for goods such as metals and jewellery suggest price data could be used as part of pre-emptive or 'predictive' campaigns to combat crime more quickly.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/onlinepublications/
 
Description SMF # 9 Rathelot, Laouenan 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Roland Rathelot (CAGE Fellow) presented his briefing paper "Let's stay together: combating discrimination on Airbnb". He explained that Airbnb was founded in 2008 and is now a major actor in the accommodation industry. Valued at more than $30bn after the last funding round, the company faces increasing criticism about the existence of ethnic discrimination, both on the host and guest sides.This report drew on recent findings detailed in Laouénan and Rathelot (2016) and looks at nineteen cities in North America and Europe with the largest number of listings to examine the existence of discrimination on Airbnb. The research finds that hosts from ethnic minorities have prices which are on average 3.5% lower, after we account for very detailed characteristics and location. It also shows that the 'ethnic price gap' decreases starkly with an increased number of reviews. Among listings with more than twenty reviews, ethnic price gaps are smaller and statistically insignificant. These findings, combined with additional evidence using a longitudinal sample, suggest that most of the 'ethnic price gap' is due to statistical discrimination which could be best solved by improving the amount of information about listings and the reviewing process. The report generated much interested discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/manage/publications/social-market-foun...
 
Description SMF #10 Proto Happy Voters (or why it's not always the economy, stupid) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This research explores the link between how happy you feel - your subjective well-being - and how you vote. The research by Federica Liberini, Michela Redoano and Eugenio Proto challenges the notion, made famous by Democratic party strategist James Carville, that when it comes to voting intention, 'it's the economy, stupid'.
At this event Eugenio Proto, Associate Professor of Economics at CAGE, presented the findings, including how UK life satisfaction in different regions of the UK has changed since 2011. The event was well attended and an informed debate followed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/31-05-17-smf_briefing_happy...
 
Description SMF #2 - O grada 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Cormac O Grada presented a paper entitled "The Challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance: Lessons from the Past, for the Present and the Future" . Talk generated informed discussion

This paper is part of a series of talks designed to meet the impact brief
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.smf.co.uk/publications/the-challenge-of-antimicrobial-resistance-lessons-from-the-past-fo...
 
Description SMF#4 : Sgroi 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Sgroi and Proto presented a policy briefing paper "Happiness and productivity: Understanding the happy-productive worker" to an invited audience at the Social Market foundation. Happiness is now an accepted and important policy objective for governments alongside big aggregate targets such as economic growth or unemployment. However, there is surprisingly little work on the importance of happiness as an input to economic processes or measures such as productivity; usually it is considered only as an output or consequence of higher growth or income and not just an output. The paper raised the issue If happiness in the workplace brings increased returns to productivity, then human resource departments, business managers and the architects of progression policies will want to consider the implications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/onlinepublications/global-perspect...
 
Description SMF#7 - Novy -Brexit: What are the economic consequences? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The lunchtime discussion considered what EU membership has meant for UK economic performance and what might change in the case of Brexit. Dennis Novy discussed what we know about trade costs and what we can guess about alternative trade agreements that might be available to Britain in the event of Brexit.

Crafts paper available entitled The Growth Effects of EU Membership for the UK: Review of the evidence which reviewed the literature on the implications of EU membership for the UK. It concluded that membership has raised UK income levels appreciably and by much more than 1970s' proponents of EU entry predicted. These positive effects stem from the EU's success in increasing trade and the impact of stronger competition on UK productivity. The economic benefits of EU membership for the UK have far exceeded the costs of budgetary transfers and regulation. Brexit is risky and its impact would depend heavily on the terms negotiated and the use made of the policy space that it freed up.
Generated much discussion from attending audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/manage/publications/smf-cage-the-g...
 
Description SMF#8 Lavy The long term economic consequences of having a bad day: How high - stakes exams mismeasure potential 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Victor Lavy presented a policy paper to an audience of policy makers at the Social Marketing Foundation. This paper examines the potential long term effect of random transitory disturbances to cognitive performance during high stakes exit exams in Israeli high schools by examining the relationship between pollution exposure during Israeli matriculation exams, student exam performance, and long run academic and economic outcomes. They find that pollution exposure during the exams leads to significant declines in post secondary education and earnings, indicating that even random variation in test scores can influence a student's academic path and earnings potential.
Our results demonstrate that short term cognitive function may be affected by pollution exposure and that in the context of high stakes exams, this may have significant long term consequences on test takers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/manage/publications/smf-cage-how-h...
 
Description SMF: Advani 11 June 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Arun Advani (University of Warwick) launched a new research paper on audits and tax revenue, as part of the SMF's partnership with the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE).

How can HMRC address the critical problem of non-compliers?

Dr Advani's latest research provides a thorough analysis of HMRC's audit performance, and the potential scope and reward of policy change in relation to non-compliance. As part of his presentation, Dr Advani launched the report and discussed its conclusions. There was opportunity to engage with Dr Advani about his research in a Q&A session as part of the seminar. The SMF believes that Dr Advani's work is a significant milestone in analysing HMRC's audit performance and his conclusions merit real consideration amongst those shaping policy in this area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/manage/calendar/events/smfbriefing_adv...
 
Description SMF: Ash 7/06/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In this joint briefing by Social Market Foundation and the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE), CAGE Research Associate Elliot Ash discussed the way technology is changing the future of legal decision-making.


Developments in technology mean we are moving apace toward the automation of legal services, including contract reading and drafting, legal research, and even the ability to predict the decisions of judges and juries. Meanwhile, criminal justice agencies in both the United States and China have begun experimenting with automated decision-making, for example for choosing whether to release defendants on bail.

These are extraordinary trends, presenting both promise and pitfall. In this presentation, Professor Elliott Ash will discuss active research on models for judges and prosecutors which can predict decisions, and describe how they might be used to detect and reduce bias in legal decision-making. He will also discuss the substantial risks for these models, including the risk of replicating existing biases, or creating new ones. Join us for this timely and interactive discussion during which Professor Ash will outline the way technology is changing the future of legal decision-making, and share his view on the implications for the justice sector in the UK and further afield.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/cage-final-elliot_ash.pdf
 
Description SMF: Crawford 24/10/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Read Dr Crawford's Report:
The UK's 'productivity crisis': Why weakening the link between education and family background could help solve it

Watch the talk again here and view the slides here

Updated labour market statistics released later this month are likely to once again highlight the large earnings disparities apparent in the UK.

In this joint briefing by the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) and the Social Market Foundation, Dr Claire Crawford focused on one important determinant of these disparities - the socio-economic status of an individual's parents - and how education and skills policy should be used to weaken these relationships and hence drive social mobility. She explored several issues including:

The stark disparities in access to our most selective education institutions and what we know about how to 'widen' access;
The importance of looking beyond these selective institutions to ensure we deliver high quality education and skills for individuals throughout the system;
How to ensure that the generation now entering the labour market has the skills necessary to succeed in their careers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/manage/publications/smf-cage-access-to...
 
Description SMF: Fetzer 27/11/18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conventional wisdom says that the vote for Brexit was a response to migration. New evidence suggests that is not true.

In this joint briefing by the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) and the Social Market Foundation, Thiemo Fetzer, Associate Professor in Economics at the University of Warwick, showed that austerity was the salient factor that activated existing social and economic grievances, which significantly bolstered the Leave vote. In the week that new immigration statistics were published, he examined the factors that drove the Leave vote, discussing how far the vote was an act of protest against globalisation and to what extent Brexit can be seen as an "informed choice". Thiemo argued that the economic grievances that were born out markedly in the EU referendum are likely to persist well-beyond the UK exiting the EU.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/manage/publications/smf_paper_austerit...
 
Description SMF: Waterson 3/12/19 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Mike Waterson presented a SMF/CAGE briefing paper entitled: "Driving change in the bus market: lessons from London".
Description of event:
The number of people taking the bus in the UK is declining almost universally. London is no exception, though its franchise system sees significantly more bus travel per person than any other area - over 250 journeys per year.

There are a host of reasons why policymakers should be getting on board with investing across the UK's bus networks. Bus travel remains essential to preserving free movement throughout the UK and investment in bus infrastructure can ease congestion in cities and contribute to the transition to net-zero.

The government has recently announced the first steps in its 'bus revolution'. Plans include offering support to local authorities and metropolitan mayors who want to create London-style franchised services. In October 2019, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority began its journey towards a franchised system.

But can this work for the rest of the UK? And what considerations are needed to make bus franchising a success outside the capital? Prof Mike Waterson launched a Social Market Foundation - CAGE briefing paper on what the rest of the UK can learn from London's franchised bus system.

Mike also was asked to write a blog for Transport Knowledge Hub as a result of the paper.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/manage/publications/driving-change-in-...
 
Description Schools event: Economics in the real world: Part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact This event, designed specifically for A Level Economics students showcased research being carried out by economists at the University of Warwick and demonstrated how Economic research addresses real world issues. The aim of the event is not only to help pupils appreciate the importance of Economics, but also to arouse interest in studying the Social Sciences at University. The series of talks generated much discussion from the 6th formers

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/10-11-15-economics_in_the_r...
 
Description Sgroi: Press activity relating to 1957 Britain's Happiest Year 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Following the CAGE policy report on "Understanding Happiness" there was numerous newspaper and blog activity (eg The Times, Daily Mail, Daily Express, the Telegraph) relating to the historical happiness work of Hills Proto and Sgroi in January - February 2017. This also included talks on local radio (BBC radio Wiltshire, Talk Radio Europe, BBC Radio Five Live, Radio Scotland, BBC WEst midlands, BBC Coventry and Warwickshire and others)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Sheilagh Ogilvie public lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact CAGE External Associate Professor Ogilvie explores the lives of ordinary people in the past and tries to explain how poor economies get richer and improve human well-being. She has written books about German proto-industry, women's work, long-distance trade, and European guilds. Her articles and essays range widely across guilds, consumption, retailing, demography, serfdom, gender, micro-finance, moral regulation, and social capital. Her work on German and Czech economic history has been recognized by the Gyorgy Ranki Prize (1999), the Anton Gindeley Prize (2004), the René Kuczynski Prize (2004), and the Stanley Z. Pech Prize (2008). She is currently investigating the economics of serfdom and the role of human capital in European economic growth between 1600 and 1900.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/28-02-19-public_lecture_sheilag...
 
Description Talk by Craft at Great Britain China Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Great Britain China Centre (GBCC) is a non-departmental public body established in 1974 by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to strengthen the UK-China relationship. It held a two week China Innovatin and Leadership Training Programme for 18 emerging Chinese leaders from the All-china youth Federation and Communist youth League. the programme focussed on youth development, Connectivity , trade and investment and a broad survey of the UK. Crafts was invited to give a talk under the broad survey of the UK remit on exploring the UK's historical development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Talk by crafts to Exploring Economics 4 June 1919 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Nick Crafts gave a presentation entitled "The Post War British Productivity Failure" to the Exploring Economics "Britain in 2030" conference on June 4th 2019. Exploring Economics is a cross-government network open to all civil servants, both economists and non-economists; the key airms of which are to promote a critical understanding of economic concepts amongst all civil servants and to encourage the use of a range of economics theories and methods in government. Approximately 200 civil servants attended with approximately 45 attending Nick's session
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Tariffs and Politics: Evidence from Trump's Trade Wars (Press Activity) Fetzer and Schwarz 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Broader Coverage: Alternatives Economiques, Alternatives Economiques (2), AmericaEconomia, El Comercio, El Mundo, Financial Post, Financial Times (Chinese), Frankfurter Allgemeine, Handelsblatt, iconomix, La Repubblica, The Economist, The Economist Films, World Economic Forum, Forbes, Seeking Alpha.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.trfetzer.com/research/
 
Description Tax Justice UK / Meeting (Advani) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact One to one meeting with Robert Palmer, Director of Tax Justice UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description The Dynamic Effects of Tax Audits (Press Activity) Advani 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Dynamic Effects of Tax Audits
A. Advani, W. Elming, and J. Shaw (2019), CAGE Working Paper 414 (earlier version appeared as IFS Working Paper W17/24)
Article has an altmetric score of 341
Explainer video.
Briefing Note drawing out some of the key points. IFS Press Release and Warwick news story.
Media coverage
In context of 2017 Tax Gap release: Financial Times, Times, Guardian, Sun, Mirror, Daily Express, City AM, Accountancy Live, economia (ICAEW magazine), The Week, Your Money, Business Advice, Business Matters, The Caterer, NewsR, Phys.org.
In context of Paradise Papers: Huffington Post, cross-posted at MSN Money and Yahoo News.
In context of 2018 Tax Gap release: The Times.
In context of 2019 Tax Gap release: Financial Times, Independent, and Tax Notes.
Other mentions: The Economist.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL http://www.arunadvani.com/
 
Description Troeger LBC interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Vera Troeger was invited to give an interview to LBC (Leading Britain's Conversation) Radio on 7/3/18 at 9.05 and was interviewed by Nick Ferrari. She discussed her recent research on the gender pay gap and maternity leave
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Troeger: Invited speaker Visions in Methodology conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Vera Troeger was a discussant and also gave the senior scholar presentation entitled "Bridging the Gap between Strength and Validity: How to increase the efficiency of weak continuous instruments" at conference hosted by UC Davis and UC Merced 16-18 May
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://visionsinmethodology.org/conferences/2016-conference/
 
Description Troeger: Westminster Briefing 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Vera Troeger was invited to chair the Westminster Briefing event on "Supporting Maternity & Pregnancy in the Workplace: Policy and Practice" held on 29th March 2018. Speakers included Fiona Martin, Director & Head of Employment Law, Martin Searle solicitors; Annabel Berdy, Senior Policy officer, maternity Action; Sarah Jackson, CEO Working Families; Janu Ayaduray UK head of Diversity and Inclusion, BNP Paribus and Debbie Epstein, Senior Inclusion Diversity Consultant, inclusive Employers. Delegates attending from various business, police forces and councils and all reported increased awareness of the problem of discrimination against pregnant women in the workplace.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Troeger: interview with BBC Radio 4 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Vera Troeger was interviewed on BBC Radio 4, Women's Hour on 26 Jan 2018 on her research regarding more generous maternity pay boosting productivity. This invitation was as a result of an article in the CAGE magazine, Advantage, Winter 2018 issue 4 on "How much do Children really Cost? Maternity benefits and career opportunities of women in academia" which found that the generosity of maternity pay can positively impact the career path of female academics and help close the gender pay gap. The research was also picked up in the Guardian 21/1/2018, Workingmums.co.uk 10/1/2018, Times Higher Education 8/2/2018. BBC Warwickshire and Coventry 7/02/2018 and Al Jazeera TV 7/02/2018. Other Universities have also been in contact with Prof Troeger regarding their maternity pay arrangements. Troeger has also been invited to attend a briefing session at the cabinet office on 12/2/2018. She will also attend a policy forum event in Whitehall with civil servants from across departments. on March 21 from 2-5pm and maybe present this work in a Social Marketing Foundation briefing policy event late March
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Understanding Happiness Warwick policy report launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CAGE launched its policy report 'Understanding Happiness' on 7th February at University Warwick. This is a new report on well-being and the economy. Discussion took place on the findings of the report, which features new research on ways of measuring well-being, how well-being varies across countries and the reasons for those variations, and the ways in which the relationship between wealth and wellbeing has changed over time. the Panel was chaired by Emran Mian Director, Social Market Foundation (Chair) and included Sir Dave Ramsden, Chief Economic Adviser to HM Treasury, Lord Gus O'Donnell, Former Cabinet Secretary (2005-2011), Chair of Frontier Economics,
Eugenio Proto, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Warwick and Daniel Sgroi, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Warwick. There was a Q&A session afterwards. Lord O'Donnell has requested copies of the report to take to the Global Government Summit in Singapore in 10th - 11th February, 2017. The Summit is invitation only and brings together the heads of civil service from central or federal governments from around the world to share information and best practice on both their domestic, and global, government issues. Discussions cover a range of issues such as global challenges and trends, governance challenges and positioning of public services for the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/07-02-17-understanding_happ...
 
Description Venice conference "Education, Innovation and Growth" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This CAGE workshop brings together experts on education and labour economics from North America and Europe to discuss their latest research findings on Education, Innovation and Growth
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/14-05-16-cage_conference_ed...
 
Description Warwick in Brussels: Argentina, Debt Relief and Vultures: What are the lessons for Europe? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Marcus Miller (CAGE research associate) discussed the issue of Sovereign debt. Sovereign debt continues to hang over the Eurozone. Debt burdens have limited the fiscal options of member states. Debt and default, actual and feared, have embittered the relations among them. The legacy of Argentina's 2001 default provides a cautionary tale for the Eurozone. In a final settlement, Argentina's long-term holdout creditors - so called vulture funds - have secured full compensation for the bonds they acquired for a fraction of their face value and more in other charges and penalties. Miller discussed the implications for Europe. he proposed a reform in the way sovereigh debt is issued, replacing standard debt contract with state-contingent debt so-called GDP bonds. Talk was followed by a policy dialogue moderated by Richard Tuffs (Director of the European Regions Research and Innovations Network ( ERRIN) including Ernest Urtasun MEP Vice president of the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly European Parliament and Christian Engelen - Team leader for Stability mechanisms in the Directorate Treasury and Financial Operations DG ECFIN - European Commission
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/26-05-16-brussels_briefing/
 
Description Warwick in Brussels: Brexit? Economic Perspectives on Britain's EU Membership 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The discussion evolved around three axes:
• What has EU membership meant for UK economic performance?
• The UK outside the Economic and Monetary Union: monetary policy links between the European Central Bank and the Bank of England
• EU regional policy: A critical appraisal and a view from the UK
There was a very informed discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/02-03-16-brexit_economic_pe...
 
Description Woodruff: IGC Growth week 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Woodruff gave the Keynote address - What is holding firms back? at Growth Week 2016, the International Growth Centre's annual conference, took place from 1-3 June 2016 at the London School of Economics and Political Science (London, UK).

This three-day event brought together the IGC's international network of world-leading researchers, institutional partners and policymakers from partner countries in Africa and South Asia, and featured a series of presentations on top level economic growth research, regional policy sessions and public lectures.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.theigc.org/event/growth-week-2016/