Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE)

Lead Research Organisation: University of Warwick
Department Name: Economics

Abstract

The transition period will see a strong focus on further impact activities and capacity building, alongside the pursuit of new research opportunities that naturally follow from CAGE1 and CAGE2. CAGE is keen to apply for fully-fledged centre funding in a future ESRC centres call. During the transition period, the overarching theme will continue to be 'succeeding in the global economy' and the Centre will be organised into research themes each with an 'organising 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 Globalising 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 Globalisation and Global Crises for Policymaking and for Economic and Political Outcomes?
During CAGE 1 and 2, research in Theme 1 made excellent progress in establishing a detailed quantitative picture of the dimensions of long-run economic growth over the past 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. Theme 2 highlights the local cultural and institutional context of economic development, including identity. Many of our lessons on identity politics and propaganda are of relevance to not just Brexit in the UK, but also the rise of illiberal politics and populism across the world. Future work will focus on the role of illiberal ideas in the form of lack of tolerance of ethnic, linguistic and religious minorities, and immigrants. A third area of interest will be culture, religion and the rule of law. The enforcement of rules is central to the operation of all societies and organisations. A lot of the ongoing and planned research in theme 2 connects with Economic History and uses historic data. Theme 3 will continue to focus on deepening our understanding of the interactions between wellbeing and behaviour and developing new ways to measure wellbeing at the national level. This goes beyond happiness and into moods in general, personality, psychological traits, cognitive skills, belief-formation, and decision-making. Also Theme 3 links to Economic History with its interest in reconstruction of wellbeing measures from historic books. Theme 4 was added to CAGE during phase 2 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 globalisation has intensified. The research highlights differing exposure to globalisation threats. Research in these areas will continue and expand into developing countries as well. Furthermore, the ongoing research agenda on maternity leave policy in understanding gender equality will continue to be a key area during transition, as it has received immense interest in government (Cabinet Office) and private industry and the university sector.
In conclusion, the distinctive feature of CAGE is that it crosses divides within economics, and explores issues traditionally regarded as at the boundaries of the discipline. 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 brings an informed historical perspective to current policy issues.

Planned Impact

CAGE research is intended to benefit society through deeper understanding of the complex causal chains that contribute to economic growth and performance. The impact will stem from a focus on fundamental global economic challenges for the present and for future generations. This is a broad and ambitious aim for a rich, integrated programme of work. We have sought, therefore, to organise our strategy for realising potential impact through six main pathways, as detailed in the Pathways to Impact.

The intended beneficiaries of CAGE research are UK executive (Government departments: Treasury, Cabinet office, BEIS, DFID), UK Parliament, European Commission and MEPs, International organisations (World Bank) and the general public. The way we achieve this is to go beyond writing papers and instead keep direct contacts with representatives of these organisations and to explain research using best practice of knowledge exchange. Doing this, we build capacity for academic excellence in government.

The Centre will undertake a wide range of knowledge transfer activities to ensure effective engagement with users.

These include

1. Policy papers - Warwick and SMF will produce an appropriate number of policy papers for each of the themes throughout the project. Each paper will be launched at a public meeting to be hosted at SMF. Key public figures will be invited to comment on the paper and to engage in debate. The papers may also be discussed at Brussels policy meetings.
2. Lunchtime policy/user meetings - in London and Brussels.
3. Major Policy Report - we plan major Policy Reports towards the end of the project.
4. Policy Fellowships - we will run a programme of secondments for key user stakeholders (policy and NGO) to work in the Centre for short periods.
5. User Training Workshops - CAGE will run a regular series of training workshops each year.
6. Op-Ed pieces - capitalising on opportunities arising from current events, for papers such as the Financial Times.
7.Twice-yearly magazine "Advantage".
8. Website - the Centre devotes significant time and effort to developing a useful and interactive website. This hosts the CAGE working paper series, along with the Background Briefing paper series, and the Global Perspective Series
9. CAGE has forged links with BEIS, DFID and other Government Departments which will ensure that our research is quickly disseminated to policymakers in those departments and will also enable them to help shape the evolution of the research programme.
 
Title Clean water programmes can improve cognitive development 
Description This video short, by young filmmaker Sameera Bhalotra Bowers, summarises recent research by Sonia Bhalotra, Theme Leader, Gender, Health and Wellbeing, and colleagues which shows that infants born into an environment with clean water exhibit stronger cognitive performance in adolescence and earn more as adults. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Raises awareness of CAGE research and reputation 
URL https://youtu.be/kP374sjvEFM
 
Title Do gender attitudes influence the judicial system? 
Description Gender attitudes can affect the choices people make, even in high-stakes decision-making roles. CAGE Associate, Arianna Ornaghi explains how attitudes about gender can affect the decisions, reversals and citations made by judges in US circuit courts. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Raises awareness of CAGE Research and reputation 
URL https://youtu.be/jsuwjeynWuM
 
Title How working women have changed the US labour market 
Description Between 1960 and 2000 the proportion of women wanting to work in the US doubled. This had all kinds of positive impacts for women and wages, but there may be an unanticipated negative impact on the economy. Christine Braun, Assistant Professor at the University of Warwick, explains. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Raised awareness of CAGE Research. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VBYqdryu08&list=PLfPTDT3LA43raKfEMmFIlYl2jCTYYJ8WZ&index=2&t=1s
 
Title How working women have changed the US labour market (subtitled) 
Description Between 1960 and 2000 the proportion of women wanting to work in the US doubled. This had all kinds of positive impacts for women and wages, but there may be an unanticipated negative impact on the economy. Christine Braun, CAGE Associate, explains. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Raises awareness of CAGE research and reputation 
URL https://youtu.be/8VBYqdryu08
 
Title Investigating inequality 
Description How has inequality changed in the UK, and why is it changing? Arun Advani, CAGE Impact Director, has been studying HMRC data to find answers to these questions. He explains some surprising findings: when you order people by income and look at the top 1% of people, 1 in 4 of these are migrants. And these migrants aren't bringing income with them, they are working and earning in the UK. The share of income going to the top 1% has been rising. But if you remove the income going to migrants within this group, it drops by 90%. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Raises profile of CAGE research and reputation in a new format. 
URL https://youtu.be/hMlscNn-hKM
 
Title Measuring happiness 
Description How do we measure happiness? Daniel Sgroi describes the cutting edge methods CAGE researchers have used to measure national happiness over the last 200 years. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact Raised awareness of CAGE Research. 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a91o2HQBB8&list=PLfPTDT3LA43raKfEMmFIlYl2jCTYYJ8WZ&index=3&t=66s
 
Title The art of the Trade War 
Description Are Trump's tariffs backfiring on his own base? Turns out trade wars are not so 'easy to win': Not when China and the EU can hit Republicans where it hurts - right in the cranberries and bourbon. Presented by Thiemo Fetzer, CAGE Theme Leader for Political Economy. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact Raised awareness of CAGE Research 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLvB2BrF8vc&list=PLfPTDT3LA43raKfEMmFIlYl2jCTYYJ8WZ&index=4&t=3s
 
Title UK Transport Infrastructure: How to get it right?" 
Description Managing infrastructure strategy in the wake of Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic will be challenging. How can the government get it right? Marta Santamaria, CAGE Associate, takes lessons from the division of Germany in 1945. Original transport infrastructure plans made in the 1930s had taken into account the whole country. The West German government had to alter these plans and reallocate funds in order to create an infrastructure that would work within new geographical boundaries. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Raises awareness of CAGE Research and reputation 
URL https://youtu.be/Lgv2ocLMEkA
 
Description The CAGE Transition funding is designed to facilitate the dissemination of work from previous rounds of funding and undertake small-scale further original research.
In 2020, CAGE was able to move quickly to produce innovative and impactful research that drew on the base that we have built up over 10 years. We highlight three areas of our work in 2020.

1/. A leading new project was Dr Advani's "Wealth Tax Commission": an academic and policy research project that has looked into the potential design of a UK wealth tax. The review considered four issues central to the design of a wealth tax: (a) the tax should raise substantial revenue; (b) it should do so efficiently; (c) it should also be fair and (d) he tax should be difficult to avoid. A further important test was that a wealth tax should achieve these objectives and better than the likely alternatives. The commission evaluated the feasibility of both a possible one-off and annual wealth tax according to these objectives, including calculations of the projected revenue that could be raised. The work produced by the commission has been at the centre of UK and international public finance debates, with over a 100 citations in the media and over 20 meetings with policy-makers at the highest level.

2/. A further, high profile 2020 project was Associate Professor Thiemo Fetzer's evaluation of the economic and health trade-offs inherent to the UK's 'Eat Out to Help Out' (EOHO) policy in the summer. This work demonstrated the ability of CAGE researchers to implement rigorous, data-intensive research quickly and also stimulated debate on the issue of trade-offs (with over 40,000 working paper downloads). A core feature of the work was the integration of data on Covid cases, weather patterns, personal mobility and restaurant location. The work found that the activity generated EOHO did contribute to an increase in Covid cases during the relevant period. Crucially, this work was framed in terms of the inherent trade-offs that occur between mobility and Covid case development and we see it as an important example of how empirical work on this issue can be conducted going into the later parts of 2021.

3/ Global Economic History Database: We begun compiling economic history data generated over the first 10 years of CAGE for inclusion in our forthcoming Global Economic History website. The website is planned for launch in 2022 and will represent a major online library of economic history data covering all major continents. The website will also covers issues to do with the collection and digitization of economic history data.

Overall, 2020 was highly productive for CAGE. We produced 96 working papers across Economic History (34), Culture (27), Political Economy (25) and our new theme, Policy and Data (10). Further to this there were 12 Policy Briefings, including two that were downloaded more than 10,000 times. The "Policy and Data" theme was launched to bring together CAGE's developing strength in applying 'data science' statistical methods to rich new datasets.
Exploitation Route The Wealth Tax Commission work has been disseminated widely within UK government circles, particularly the Treasury. We expect it to feed into discussions regarding the financing of pandemic-induced public expenditure in the long-run.

The work on 'Eat Out to Help Out' was widely discussed, including interactions across epidemiology and economics. We expect it to inform decisions about running similar schemes in the future, particularly given that a second iteration of the policy has been floated. The main conclusion of the work would be that, while the effects in terms of generating Covid cases are modest, it is better to direct expenditure to other areas with fewer risks of a trade-off.
Sectors Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice,Other

URL https://www.wealthandpolicy.com/wp/WealthTaxFinalReport_ExecSummary.pdf
 
Description CAGE has faced a number of challenges in establishing pathways to impact. As a new research centre at a regional university, we had to build a profile with the London policy making community. The section below outlines the way that findings from CAGE I and II were conceived and used. Our section under "Key Findings" relates specifically to new initiative we took in 2021 on wealth tax design and the evaluation of the economy-health trade off using the example of the "Eat Out to Help Out" (EOHO) policy . In the sections below we first describe out CAGE I and II consolidation activities and then describe our new communications strategy for enhancing impact in transition and beyond. 1. CAGE I and II Consolidation. Our impact and dissemination strategy for CAGE I and II was conceived as taking four main parts. 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. 2. New Communications Strategy Communications Strategy 2.1 Global Economic History Database A new area of our website to house data collected as part of our economic history research. The site will provide: - free download and use of all datasets - data in simplified formats (excel) so they can be used by non-specialists (e.g., schools) - interactive visualisations - blog-style articles about the data and the research - an introductory video to the database by Bishnupriya Gupta Launch: - The site will be launched at a special economic history workshop on 5 May 2022 - The Crafts Lecture, this year presented by Claudia Goldin, will form part of the event. - The economics MSc students working on the website visualisations will present their work to attendees. - A special issue of Advantage which celebrates the CAGE Economic History research theme will be published and circulated at the event. 2.2 CAGE Video shorts Following the success of our CAGE video shorts, we are working with the Economics Department to develop six new videos that showcase the research and impact of CAGE researchers. Three of the videos will focus on the impact case studies submitted to REF2021. These will form part of the Department's celebration of its REF achievement (REF results will be published in early May). All REF Impact case studies submitted by the department were written by CAGE associates, so we intend to celebrate the part the Centre has played in underpinning the impact activity of the department. Three videos will showcase the exciting work being undertaken by some of our CAGE associates. Sonia Bhalotra, who will take up a role as Theme Leader in the CAGE rebid, will present a video on her work in mental health. Ludovica Gazze, Deputy Theme Leader (Policy and Data), will present on the widespread societal costs of lead poisoning. We hope this will feed into the upcoming UK review of lead-poisoning screening. Omer Moav will present on his ground-breaking paper on economics of agricultural settlement, which offers a new perspective on how civilisations developed. 2.3 CAGE Video competition (capacity building) Marking a change from our annual essay competition, this year, CAGE launched a video competition. We invited Warwick Economics students to create a three-minute animated video on one of our research papers. The winner will receive £500. We had a good amount of interest in the competition, and the quality of the submissions is excellent. Winners will be announced at the start of April. Next year we will extend the competition by hosting a workshop on video journalism. Attendees will be given the opportunity to speak with professionals about how to translate complex research themes and how to represent these themes visually. At the end of the workshop attendees will be encouraged to enter the CAGE video competition. Winning entrants will receive the offer of a paid internship at CAGE working on video and visualisation projects. 2.4 Policy Fellows Scheme We are in the process of revamping this scheme with the GES. Taking on board comments from previous fellows, fellowships will now be advertised under a research theme. Fellows will be met by a CAGE host, whose research will be the main purpose of the visit. They will also be invited to meet with other associates working in a similar research area. Fellows will also be asked to contribute to a Q&A event in the department to talk about their policy interests, how they work and how they make use of academic research and data. 2.5 Media Fellows Scheme This scheme has also been revised. As well as meeting researchers within the Centre, Media Fellows will be asked to take part in an informal Q&A event for staff and students to discuss their work and how they make use of research and data. Fellows will be offered an honorarium for their participation.
First Year Of Impact 2010
Sector Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Government, Democracy and Justice
Impact Types Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description Brexit research cited at Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Covid-19: Support for Business debated on 21 July 2020 MP Allan Dorans / Fetzer
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
URL https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2020-07-21/debates/308183f3-c6c4-4a11-8c38-f2c89a5081e2/Common...
 
Description COVID work cited in the DELVE Report: Economic Aspects of the COVID-19 Crisis in the UK / 14 Aug 2020 Fetzer
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
URL https://rs-delve.github.io/reports/2020/08/14/economic-aspects-of-the-covid19-crisis-in-the-uk.html
 
Description Citation in J-Pal Report: Increasing accountability and reducing corruption through government audits / Advani
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
URL https://www.povertyactionlab.org/policy-insight/increasing-accountability-and-reducing-corruption-th...
 
Description Citation in Migration Advisory Committee: annual report, 2020 / Advani
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/migration-advisory-committee-annual-report-2020
 
Description Citation in The Fraser of Allander Institute Report: Does the case for reform of wealth taxation outweigh the practical challenges? / Advani
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://fraserofallander.org/does-the-case-for-reform-of-wealth-taxation-outweigh-the-practical-chal...
 
Description Citation in The Office of Tax Simplification - Capital Gains Tax Review: Simplifying by design / Advani
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ots-capital-gains-tax-review-simplifying-by-design
 
Description Citation in a competition call for Foreign, Commonwealth & Development office (FCDO) Next Generation Economics Competition / Advani
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fcdo-next-generation-economics-competition-diversity-in-e...
 
Description Evidence given to National Audit Office Report: Environmental tax measures / Advani
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://www.nao.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Environmental-Tax-Measures.pdf
 
Description Evidence given to National Audit Office Report: Tackling the tax gap / Advani
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://www.nao.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Tackling-the-tax-gap.pdf
 
Description Letter of support from ONS for new HMRC project to Improve Measurement of Wealth in the UK / Arun Advani 8 Feb 2021
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Oral evidence given at the Transport Committee "Reforming public transport after the pandemic" inquiry / Mike Waterson 10Feb 2021
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/fa04e2eb-248a-4221-a885-1c26fd66b530
 
Description Participation at Treasury Select Committee "Tax after COVID" inquiry / Arun Advani 18 Nov 2020
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/16a7c02d-4118-4a88-9674-c35a57eb18b1
 
Description Wealth Tax research cited at Coronavirus: Job-Support Schemes Volume 678: debated on Tuesday 7 July 2020 MP Dan Carden / Advani
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
URL https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2020-07-07/debates/90C7CE09-75C5-403E-956A-74CFA7B3F73A/Corona...
 
Description ERC Starting Grant: Media, Economics and Geopolitics (MEGEO) Thiemo Fetzer
Amount £1,247,361 (GBP)
Organisation European Research Council (ERC) 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 04/2022 
End 04/2027
 
Description ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) Warwick - Arun Advani
Amount £40,000 (GBP)
Funding ID G.ECAA.0706.EXP 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2020 
End 12/2021
 
Description ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) Warwick - Arun Advani
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Funding ID G.ECAA.0705.EXP 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2020 
End 10/2021
 
Description IAS Vacation school application 2019 (Gupta, Broadberry and Fenske) Summer School 2020 Postponed (COVID) now taking place July 2021
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Funding ID IAS/ 26064/19 
Organisation University of Warwick 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2021 
End 10/2021
 
Description Mapping the production, diffusion and drivers of future technologies
Amount £502,185 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/T002506/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 09/2021
 
Description Political Risk and Industrial Investment in Colonial India (Gupta, BA Grant)
Amount £9,999 (GBP)
Funding ID SRG20\201444 
Organisation The British Academy 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Quantifying and Simulating the Impact of Social Distancing Policies on Firm-Level Productivity
Amount £107,967 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/V012754/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2020 
End 08/2021
 
Description Rescuing a `Sick' Labour Market: Using Online Vacancy Data to Track COVID-19's Economic Impact.
Amount £84,826 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/V008072/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2020 
End 06/2021
 
Description The fiscal response to Covid-19: 'Thinking big' on tax policy after the crisis
Amount £106,881 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/V012657/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2020 
End 03/2021
 
Description Development and Economic History Research Group 
Organisation University of Warwick
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Co-ordinator: Sharun Mukand (Theme Leader, Culture, Behaviour and Development) Deputy Co-ordinator: Clement Imbert (CAGE Associate) Members of the Development and Economic History Research Group combine archival data, lab-in-the-field experiments, randomized controlled trials, text analysis, survey and secondary data along with theoretical tools to study issues in development and economic history. Faculty and students work in the field in South Asia, China and Africa as well as doing archival work in libraries across Europe and Asia. Almost all faculty are members of CAGE and some are also members of Warwick Interdisciplinary Centre for International Development (WICID). There is a regular weekly external seminar, two weekly internal workshops, and high quality PhD students. We also organise international conferences on campus, or in Venice.
Collaborator Contribution As above.
Impact 27 April 20: "The economic consequence of large-scale pandemics: lessons from the history of plague in Europe and the Mediterranean" Hosted by CAGE and Economic History Group with Guido Alfani (CAGE Associate). Peak concurrent attendees: 45 21 May 20: "Economics of the Second World War: Seventy-Five Years on - A Panel Discussion" Hosted by CAGE and Economic History Group with Bishnupriya Gupta (Chair), Pauline Grosjean, Mark Harrison, Cormac Ó Gráda and Joachim Voth
Start Year 2015
 
Description Economic History of Developing Regions Virtual Seminar Series 
Organisation University of Stellenbosch
Department Department of Economics
Country South Africa 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution James Fenske, Deputy Theme Leader for Economic History, is one of the organisers and the main contact for this series of seminars.
Collaborator Contribution The Economic History Society of Southern Africa hosts and promotes this virtual seminar series.
Impact CAGE Associates and members of the Warwick Economics Department are able to attend the seminars.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Government Economic Service (GES) 
Organisation Government of the UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution CAGE is re-configuring the CAGE Policy Fellow program and organising events with GES.
Collaborator Contribution Government network of specialists
Impact Events Meetings Visits
Start Year 2021
 
Description IFS / Arun Advani 
Organisation Institute for Fiscal Studies
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution 1. providing leadership on what the project would look like, detailed comments and review on the paper produced, organisation of a workshop at which they were presented 2. providing the idea for the project, and cowriting"
Collaborator Contribution 1. Produced an evidence paper and hosted the project launch event. 2. led on the datawork for the papers
Impact 1. https://dx.doi.org/10.47445/103 2. https://www.ifs.org.uk/publications/15133 , https://www.ifs.org.uk/publications/15261 3. Launch event 4. Press release
Start Year 2020
 
Description LSE (Wealth Tax Commission) Arun Advani 
Organisation London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Administrative support, and Working papers copy-edited to professional standard, producing the graphics/front covers, managing the DOI registrations
Collaborator Contribution Developed and produced the working papers
Impact tbc
Start Year 2020
 
Description OWL Workshops (Oxford, Warwick, LSE) 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution One-day workshops take place regularly and brings together scholars in economic history from the University of Oxford, the University of Warwick, and the London School of Economics.
Collaborator Contribution The workshop held in October 2022 was hosted by CAGE and organised by James Fenske, Deputy Theme Leader, Economic History.
Impact It is an opportunity for economic historians, historians, and economists to get insights into the latest research in economic history. In addition, at each workshop an external speaker is invited to give a Keynote Address.
Start Year 2020
 
Description OWL Workshops (Oxford, Warwick, LSE) 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution One-day workshops take place regularly and brings together scholars in economic history from the University of Oxford, the University of Warwick, and the London School of Economics.
Collaborator Contribution The workshop held in October 2022 was hosted by CAGE and organised by James Fenske, Deputy Theme Leader, Economic History.
Impact It is an opportunity for economic historians, historians, and economists to get insights into the latest research in economic history. In addition, at each workshop an external speaker is invited to give a Keynote Address.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Oxford University / Stephen Broadberry 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Stephen Broadberry is the Economic History Theme Leader since 2010. Prof Stephen Broadberry is CAGE Economic History theme 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.
Collaborator Contribution Collaboration agreement for time buy out (in kind contribution)
Impact All Outputs have been recorded in the relevant sections of Researchfish.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Resolution Foundation / Arun Advani 
Organisation Resolution Foundation
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution TBC
Collaborator Contribution TBC
Impact TBC
Start Year 2020
 
Title Wealth Tax Commission Tax Simulator 
Description Calculate your own tax liability This tool enables you to calculate your own tax liability under the wealth tax you have designed, by entering the value of assets you own. The tax liability calculated is an approximation based on the details you enter. This is likely to differ from the amount you would actually be asked to pay under the proposed tax. In the event of a wealth tax being introduced in the UK, you would not be required to provide all of the information asked for in these pages. Some of this information, such as the value of pension savings, could be provided by pension providers rather than taxpayers. The information you provide here is not collected or stored, and will disappear as soon as the webpage is closed or refreshed. It will not be shared if you use the "create shareable link" tool. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact This tool enables users to design a wealth tax and calculate their own tax liability by entering the value of assets they own. They can also share their tax design, including via social media. Briefly describe any notable impacts resulting from the development of this software or technical product. * Since it has been live (Dec 2020), the website containing the simulator was accessed by 32,000 unique visitors (March 2021). 70.7% of these visitors were from the UK and the rest were international. 
URL http://taxsimulator.ukwealth.tax/#/
 
Description "Knowledge Exchange" session presenting wealth tax work to practitioners from various accountancies, law firms, etc to get input for research / Arun Advani / 11 Aug 20 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact "Knowledge Exchange" session presenting wealth tax work to practitioners from various accountancies, law firms, etc to get input for research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description 'Eat Out to Help Out' scheme drove new COVID-19 infections up by between 8 and 17%, new research finds. 
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 Other audiences
Results and Impact This press release showcased new research from one of our Research Theme Leaders. The research has been widely cited in the local, national and international press since its publication. It appeared in all the major broadsheet newspapers. The press release sparked a direct response to the findings from the UK treasury, and continued to be discussed in the news several months after its release. As of February 2021, this press release has been shared 3600 times and has been viewed 31,211 times on our website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/news/30-10-20-eat_out_to_help_out_sche...
 
Description 2011 housing benefit reform was a false economy 
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 Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact We send out press releases to showcase our flagship research to journalists and policymakers. Our press releases commonly result in citations in top broadsheet newspapers and significant numbers of citations on online media platforms. Our releases often lead to an increase in social media followers, newsletter signups and event participants. They also draw new audiences to our website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/news/27-02-20-2011_housing_benefit_ref...
 
Description Advani: Party Conferences 2021 (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 Arun Advani took part in the 2021: Party conference (Fringe events)
Labour party conference on the 29th September 2021
Conservative party conference on the 3-6 October 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Advantage Magazine: Austerity 10th Anniversary Special 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Our bi-annual advantage magazine translates complex economics research for a general audience. The purpose of the activity is to showcase our research to non-academics, including policymakers and journalists. Journalists often pick up some of our articles for discussion in the broadsheet newspapers. Our magazine has also brought about new collaborations and requests participation in new activities.

This issue focused on the impact of Austerity, 10 years after it was introduced.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/manage/publications/uw_cage_mag_sum_20...
 
Description Advantage Magazine: Autumn 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Our bi-annual advantage magazine translates complex economics research for a general audience. The purpose of the activity is to showcase our research to non-academics, including policymakers and journalists. Journalists often pick up some of our articles for discussion in the broadsheet newspapers. Our magazine has also brought about new collaborations and requests participation in new activities.

This issue focused on our new Theme: Public Policy and Data
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/manage/publications/advantage_aut_20_w...
 
Description Advantage magazine: Climate Change and Pollution, Autumn 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Our bi-annual advantage magazine translates complex economics research for a general audience. The purpose of the activity is to showcase our research to non-academics, including policymakers and journalists. Journalists often pick up some of our articles for discussion in the broadsheet newspapers. Our magazine has also brought about new collaborations and requests for participation in new activities.

This issue was launched the week before COP 26 for an Environment Conference CAGE hosted.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/manage/publications/uw_cage_mag_aut_21...
 
Description Advantage magazine: Spring 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Our bi-annual advantage magazine translates complex economics research for a general audience. The purpose of the activity is to showcase our research to non-academics, including policymakers and journalists. Journalists often pick up some of our articles for discussion in the broadsheet newspapers. Our magazine has also brought about new collaborations and requests for participation in new activities.

This issue launched our new Public Policy and Data Theme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/manage/publications/advantage_spr_21_w...
 
Description Advantage: Austerity Special Edition / In responding to this crisis, we must heed the lessons of austerity / Times article 17 Jun 20 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Warwick Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy will hold a webinar on the tenth anniversary of the June 2010 budget. One participant, Dr Thiemo Fetzer - also of the Department of Economics, has researched the impact of austerity on the Brexit vote. His research demonstrates that while austerity was one of many factors, it was a swing factor in a close vote.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/in-responding-to-this-crisis-we-must-heed-the-lessons-of-austerit...
 
Description Appeared on CoronaNomics / Arun Advani 30 Jul 2020 
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 Appeared on @CoronaNomics [asked by econfilms
https://twitter.com/CoronaNomicsTV/status/1288894917775953922 to talk about Discover Econ and research on what can economics do for racial justice
https://www.youtube.com/c/CoronaNomics/videos
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/c/CoronaNomics/videos
 
Description Article for Times Higher Education: We can make economic research more ethical without compromising its quality 
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 debate on the ethics of randomised control trials isn't getting us anywhere - it's time for solutions, says Stefano Caria, CAGE Associate.

Randomised control trials are one of the most widely used methods for the evaluation of social policies. Yet the ethics of RCTs are coming under increasing scrutiny. In this article for Times Higher Education, Stefano Caria argues that rather than giving up on RCTs altogether, we need to focus on developing this powerful research method to address the ethical controversies that surround it.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/news/28-09-21-we_can_make_economic_res...
 
Description Article in Financial Times: "Brexit has become an exercise in quiet damage limitation" 
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 Chris Giles links to research by CAGE Associate, Dennis Novy and others published in the International Economic Review. Title of the paper: "The Brexit Vote, Inflation and UK Living Standards"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ft.com/content/55d33996-fef4-4aaa-8f8c-644a20ddf5a5
 
Description Article in Financial Times: "UK Labour party plans crackdown on private equity tax loophole 
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 Just over 2,000 people received £2.3bn in carried interest in 2017, equivalent to more than £1m each, according to research by the University of Warwick and the London School of Economics which used the most recent data available. (research by CAGE Associates Arun Advani and Andy Summers)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ft.com/content/16c17bf6-95eb-449c-91ce-c71bbc806f8c
 
Description Article in Guardian by Arun Advani: "Why capital gains tax reform should be top of Rishi Sunak's list" 
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 Article by Arun Advani (CAGE Associate): Chancellor could go down in history as a great reformer if he fixes the disparity with income tax in Wednesday's budget.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/oct/26/why-capital-gains-tax-reform-should-be-top-of-rishi-...
 
Description Article in Independent: The real "Brexit dividend" ? Minus £800m a week - and counting 
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 Article by Ben Chu (CAGE Media Fellow) citing research by Thiemo Fetzer, CAGE Theme Leader, Political Economy, about the regional cost of Brexit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-vote-cost-trade-eu-b1843018.html
 
Description Article in International Tax Review referring to Arun Advani's research on carbon taxes 
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 "If the EU CBAM happens and doesn't exclude low-income countries, African governments will have a choice between taxing carbon and raising revenue themselves, or having the carbon taxed by the EU," said Arun Advani (CAGE Associate), assistant professor in the department of economics at Warwick University.
"This will be an additional push towards taxing carbon domestically themselves," added Advani.
An EU carbon border is looking increasingly likely as carbon prices climb and industry support for the CBAM grows. In March, the steel and mining company ArcelorMittal called for a CBAM amid concerns from industry that climbing prices in the EU's emissions trading scheme (ETS) are putting European businesses at a disadvantage against international competitors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.internationaltaxreview.com/article/b1rqp7jwn504jz/this-week-in-tax-amazons-tax-filings-r...
 
Description Article in The Economist: Botched COVID-l19 test results in Britain led to thousands for extra cases" 
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 An article was written in The Economist about Thiemo Fetzer's, CAGE Political Economy Theme Leader, research into measuring the epidemiological impact of a false negative. It is called "Botched COVID-19 test results in Britain led to thousands of extra cases".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/news/19-11-21-botched_covid_19_test_re...
 
Description Article in the Economist by Nicholas Crafts: Britiain's immediate economic prospects are grim 
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 Nicholas Crafts (CAGE Associate, and former CAGE Director), a leading historian of Britain's economy, argues that the real cause of the British disease was a lack of competition in the domestic economy, which was widely cartelised in the interwar years and sheltered from international competition in the post-war decades. Thatcher, by his reckoning, deserves credit for liberalising markets and deregulating industries but was aided by the wider exposure of firms to international competitive pressure from entry into the EEC and the creation of the European Single Market in the mid-1980s. He reckons that Britain's failure to join the EEC at its creation in 1957 had a substantial cost in terms of lost productivity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.economist.com/britain/2021/01/14/britains-immediate-economic-prospects-are-grim
 
Description Article in the Financial Times citing Thiemo Fetzer's research into whether an Excel error caused an increase in COVID infections 
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 Two economists, Thiemo Fetzer and Thomas Graeber, did just that. They decided that no catastrophe should be allowed to occur without trying to learn some lessons. They combed through the evidence from Public Health England's mishap. And by comparing the experiences of different regions, they concluded that the error had led to 125,000 additional infections.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ft.com/content/18db20d8-7726-43e2-87f1-c5861ad3dff5
 
Description Article in the Financial Times citing Thiemo Fetzer's research into whether an Excel error caused an increase in COVID infections 
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 Article by Tim Harford. Back in October, almost 16,000 positive Covid-19 cases disappeared somewhere between testing labs and England's contact-tracing system. An outdated Excel file format had been used which simply didn't have enough rows.
The effects of this absurd Excel lapse have been fatal. One estimate, by the economists Thiemo Fetzer (CAGE Theme Leader, Political Economy) and Thomas Graeber, is that it led to 125,000 further cases and 1,500 deaths.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ft.com/content/78e42963-8a40-4d13-87f3-9625a6872228
 
Description Article in the Financial Times: "The future of UK inheritance tax - lessons from other countries" 
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 Arun Advani (CAGE Associate) and a member of an independent wealth tax commission that reported last year, says a lifetime gift tax on recipients is "in principle, the way to go".
However, he warns it would involve more administration for both HMRC and taxpayers. He says there are other ways to "raise more money for less political pain. I'd be surprised if [reforming IHT] is really where politicians go first."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ft.com/content/c52faece-2e07-4ae3-912d-83cae264093e
 
Description Article in the Guardian: "Biden's corporate tax plan is simple, yet revolutionary. Will the UK sign up?" 
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 Article written by CAGE Associates, Arun Advani and Lucie Gadenne
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/apr/15/biden-corporate-tax-uk-economic-covid
 
Description Article in the Guardian: "Clamour for wealth tax grows after revelations about super-rich's affairs" 
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 "It may sound shocking," says Arun Advani (CAGE Associate) - assistant professor at the University of Warwick's economics department and a member of the Wealth Tax Commission, which recommends the UK bring in a one-off wealth tax - "but all of this is perfectly legal, and not surprising to anyone who has spent any time thinking about the wealthy and tax."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/jun/12/clamour-for-wealth-tax-grows-after-revelations-abou...
 
Description Article in the Guardian: "The G7 corporate tax plan could make the world a fairer place to do business" 
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 Article written by CAGE Associates Arun Advani and Lucie Gadenne
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jun/10/g7-corporate-tax-plan-fairer-business
 
Description Article in the Guardian: "Want to feel at home? Move to a place where people share your political views" 
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 Research by Vincenzo Bove (CAGE Associate) funded by CAGE cited in a Guardian article in December 2021: ". for those moving house because it appears our political views don't just drive how we vote, but also where we move. So concludes new research published by Warwick University that examined population movements between 346 local authorities from 2002-2015. It turns out there are significantly more moves between areas with similar political preferences".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/dec/19/ant-to-feel-at-home-move-to-a-place-where-peop...
 
Description Article in the Guardian: Capital gains tax reform: If the Chancellor wants to go down in history as a great reformer, there are some big tax changes he could make, says Arun 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 Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Today's budget will not be a big revenue raiser. Rishi Sunak has already raised £40 billion in tax this year. A combination of freezing the income tax thresholds while inflation is roaring, and expanding national insurance contributions, mean that he has raised tax as a share of the economy to the highest level in history. But if the Chancellor wants to go down in history as a great reformer, rather than merely a revenue raiser, there are some big tax changes he could make.

Arun Advani, CAGE Associate, comments on Capital Gains Tax Reform.

This article was first published in The Guardian: Why capital gains tax reform should be top of Rishi Sunak's list, 26 October 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/news/27-10-21-if_the_chancellor_wants_...
 
Description Article in the Independent: "Is a solidarity tax on the economic winners of the pandemic a good idea?" 
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 An independent Wealth Tax Commission, made up of respected academics and tax experts, last year recommended a one-off post-pandemic wealth tax for the UK, which it estimated could raise £260 bn through an annual 1 percent tax on millionaire couples over 5 years.
Arun Advani of Warwick University (CAGE Associate) who helped lead the Commission, says the IMF's ideas are firmly in line with its own proposals. "It is great to see the IMF both highlighting the need to tax wealth better and proposing a one-off wealth tax where COVID has created a need for additional tax revenue," he says. "I expect the governments around the world will be studying this carefully."
(Article by Ben Chu, CAGE Media Fellow).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Article in the New Statesman: Fix the taxation of capital gains 
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 Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Reforming capital gains taxation is an efficient and fair way for the government to raise substantial revenue, says Arun Advani, CAGE Associate.

In an article for the New Statesman, Arun Advani assesses the Labour and Conservative approach to tax reform, and argues that capital gains tax reform would improve efficiency, make the tax system fairer and substantially increase revenue.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/news/28-09-21-fix_the_taxation_of_capi...
 
Description Article in the Sunday Times: "How could a wealth tax work in the UK?" 
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 However, last year the idea was given serious thought by the Wealth Tax Commission, a group of academics from the London School of Economics. In December they published a report suggesting a 1 per cent tax on individual wealth over £500,000 for five years could raise a staggering £260 billion.
Dr Arun Advani (CAGE Associate), one of the report's authors, says it came from an awareness that the rich were able to ride out the past year: "If you had a low income it became clear you'd be really badly impacted, but if you had wealth you could sit and live off it. Wealth was clearly helping people in the pandemic."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/how-wealth-tax-work-uk-xlq5v7qcm
 
Description Article in the Washington Post citing Thiemo Fetzer's research into previous withdrawals from Afghanistan: What are the Taliban's next moves? 
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 This article cites research by Thiemo Fetzer (CAGE Theme Leader, Political Economy) and Pedro Souza (CAGE Associate) into earlier withdrawals from Afghanistan and what that may mean for now.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/08/10/what-are-talibans-next-moves/
 
Description Arun Advani interviewed on BBC 5 Live about the effect of National Insurance rise on poorer households 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Arun Advani interviewed about the effect of National Insurance rise on poorer households (related to CAGE Policy Briefing 33: Fixing National Insurance: A better way to fund social care
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Arun Advani interviewed on BBC Radio "Wake up to money" about inflation 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Arun Advani, CAGE Associate, interviewed about inflation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Arun Advani's research into the National Insurance levy cited in an article in the Times 
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 "After this dog's dinner, can we sustain record taxes?" David Smith
Even if NI was your chosen tax, there were better ways of doing it, as a useful London School of Economics/Warwick University report pointed out. It estimated that removing existing NI exemptions and earnings limits could raise considerably more than £12 billion a year, making room for a cut rather than an increase in the NI rate. As it is, last week's announcement has further complicated our ludicrously complex tax system and introduced a bigger discrepancy into the tax treatment of the employed and self-employed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/after-this-dogs-dinner-can-we-sustain-record-taxes-qhz8pvpws
 
Description Arun Advani's research into wealth inequality cited in the Financial Times: "Wealth inequality rises in Britain after decade of stability" 
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 These are "striking findings" said Arun Advani (CAGE Associate), assistant professor at the University of Warwick, adding the wealth gap had likely been underestimated as "the wealthiest are less likely to respond to the survey".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.ft.com/content/d52743ca-c669-4c71-941f-8281230a21b5?FTCamp=engage/CAPI/webapp/Channel_Mo...
 
Description Arun Advani's research into wealth inequality cited in the Independent: "Wealth of the richest 1% in the UK more than 230 times that of the poorest 10%, ONS says" 
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 Researchers at the London School of Economics, Arun Advani (CAGE Associate) and Hannah Tarrant, argued that the ONS figures had underestimated the share of wealth going to the richest households and that the analysis failed to account for business wealth.
They also highlighted that in the ONS data the "wealth differences between households from different ethnic groups are stark". "Households whose 'household reference person' [main respondent to the survey] is of white ethnicity are four times more likely to have wealth in excess of £500,000 than households with a black African reference person," they wrote. "Pakistani and Indian households are less likely to hold pension wealth, with home ownership being more important in their asset holdings."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/wealth-richest-one-percent-uk-115422377.html?guccounter=1&guce_ref...
 
Description Arun Advani's research on a National Insurance levy mentioned in Hansard (14 September 2021) 
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 Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact James Murray (Shadow Financial Secretary): Our new clause 3 would require the Government to report to the House of Commons on the impact that the Bill will have on tax revenue derived from different sources of income. On the one hand, there is income from employment and self-employment, which the Government have chosen to tax hard. On the other hand, as new clause 3 mentions, there is income from dividends, rental properties and other sources of wealth, which the Government have left untouched. We know that the Government have chosen not to raise taxes for those with large portfolios of stocks and shares, and for landlords renting out multiple properties, but the Bill even lacks any mention of taxes on dividends, despite the Prime Minister saying that they would be taxed more. Perhaps when the Financial Secretary to the Treasury responds, he could explain why the Government have chosen to delay implementing a tax rise in dividends until the next Finance Bill or beyond. Will he give us his word that the increase in tax on dividends will definitely go ahead?
Dame Margaret Hodge: Or, as suggested by academics Advani, Summers and others, plug the unfair gaps in national insurance by extending it in full-not just the levy, but all of it-to all investment income and working pensioners: £12 billion. If we scrapped the upper earnings limit and equalised the rates of NICs paid between high and low earners, we would not just raise enough to meet roughly the same amount as the Government propose; we could cut the main rate of NICs by 1.25 percentage points.
Rachael Maskell (Shadow Minister for the Voluntary Sector and Charities): Take the London School of Economics wealth tax commission, which reported last December. It found that a tax on assets worth over £500,000 at 5% would draw a pot of £260 billion, which would pay for health and social care and that much-needed pay rise. The tax would be assessed on individuals rather than households, with the rate of tax being 5%, albeit with a standard payment period of five years, allowing a tax rate of 1% to be paid for each of those five years. The amount raised is the equivalent of income tax at 9%. Alternatively, if the threshold was £2 million, £80 billion would still be raised.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Arun Advani's research on wealth inequality cited in an article in the Guardian: "Richest 1% of UK households are worth at least £3.6m each" 
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 Arun Advani (CAGE Associate), an assistant professor at the University of Warwick's economics department, said the data revealed "stark" differences between different ethnic groups. "Households whose 'household reference person' is of white ethnicity are four times more likely to have wealth in excess of £500,000 than households with a black African HRP," he said.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/jan/07/richest-uk-households-worth-at-least-36m-each
 
Description Arun Advani: Interview on Uncommons by Nate Erskine-Smith about a one off wealth tax 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Arun Advani (CAGE Associate) is professor of economics and a commissioner of the UK's Wealth Tax Commission, and he joins Nate on this episode to discuss the Commission's call for a one-off wealth tax, and what he thinks of the wealth tax motion Nate has proposed in Parliament.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://uncommons.ca/2021/02/21/one-off-wealth-taxation-with-arun-advani-s2-e9/
 
Description Attended a policy conference on the Multilateral Trading System organised by the Foreign Office in April 2021. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dennis Novy, CAGE Associate, attended a policy conference "Wilton Park Conference on the Multilateral Trading System" organized by the Foreign Office in April 2021. About 100 experts on international trade policy attended. Spoke on the behaviour of UK international trade flows since the Brexit referendum and interacted with various policy officials from multiple countries, including international organizations such as the World Bank and the World Trade Organization.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Attended a roundtable discussion about VAT at the National Audit Office (NAO) 
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, CAGE Impact Director, attended a roundtable discussion about VAT at the National Audit Office (NAO), led by the Director of the HMRC Value for Money at the NAO.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Bishnu Gupta (CAGE Research Director) invited to participate in the Economics Society event at North Collegiate School. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Bishnu Priya, CAGE Research Director, invited to participate in the Economics Society event at North London Collegiate School. Topic: Gender pay gap. Two panellists: Bishnu Gupta and Emily Carver
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Bishnu Gupta interviewed on Radio 4: BBC Open Country: A Fabric Landscape 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact BBC Open Country explores the rich history of the cotton trade in Blackburn and the surrounding area, and discusses the complicated relationship it made between Imperial Britain and India. With CAGE Research Director Bishnupriya Gupta.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000ytzz
 
Description Blog: Rebuilding government finances after COVID: Is a wealth tax part of the answer? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact https://campaignforsocialscience.org.uk/
https://campaignforsocialscience.org.uk/news/bringing-together-the-social-science-response-to-covid-19/
By Arun Advani (Assistant Professor of Economics and Impact Director of the CAGE Research Centre at the University of Warwick)

Four hundred thousand million pounds. That looks set to be the additional borrowing by government this financial year. It is eight times the pre-pandemic borrowing predictions, and comparable only to the world wars in terms of borrowing as a share of national income.

Unlike previous recessions, these numbers are in large part the result of active policy decisions, such as the introduction of the furlough and self-employment income support schemes. And as we (one day) come out of the health crisis, further spending is likely to be necessary, if "levelling up" and "building back better" are to be more than warm words.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://campaignforsocialscience.org.uk/news/rebuilding-government-finances-after-covid-is-a-wealth-...
 
Description CAGE Associate Event: Economic History 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 An online workshop arranged for CAGE associates only. An opportunity to share latest research with fellow academics with a Q&A session after each presentation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/05-05-21-cage_economic_history_...
 
Description CAGE Newsletter (June 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CAGE newsletters provide an update of current research, activities and events organised by the Centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://us20.admin.mailchimp.com/campaigns/show?id=12538988
 
Description CAGE Summer School 2021: Economic growth and development 
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 CAGE holds an annual Summer School. The summer school is intended mainly for PhD students and early postdoctoral researchers. Lectures are held in the morning sessions and invited students and postdocs have the opportunity to present their research in the afternoon, with feedback from lecturers and participants.

The theme of the summer school in 2021 is understanding long-run patterns of growth and development in different parts of the world, and the enduring effects of history on economic development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/11-07-21-cage__summer__school__...
 
Description CAGE Winter Newsletter (December 2020) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CAGE newsletters provide subscribers with an update about current CAGE research, activities and upcoming events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://us20.admin.mailchimp.com/campaigns/show?id=12961171
 
Description CAGE Winter/Spring Newsletter (March 2021) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CAGE newsletters provide subscribers with an update about current CAGE research, activities and upcoming events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://us20.admin.mailchimp.com/campaigns/show?id=13213955
 
Description CAGE and Economic History Group online webinar: The economic consequence of large-scale pandemics: lessons from the history of plague in Europe and the Mediterranean 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation of research by Guido Alfani (Bocconi University) on the economic consequences of large-scale pandemics like the Plague, to academics interested in Economic History. There was an opportunity for Q&A after the presentation. This stimulated discussion and the online format allowed academics from Europe and the United Kingdom to engage with CAGE research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/27-04-20-cage_and_economic_hist...
 
Description CAGE and Economic History online webinar: Economics of the Second World War: Seventy-Five Years on - A Panel Discussion 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A Panel of four speakers presented their research into the economic impact of World War Two to an audience of academics mainly from Europe and the United Kingdom with an interest in Economic History. There was an opportunity for Q&A and discussion after each presentation. This promoted engagement with CAGE Research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/21-05-20-economics_of_the_secon...
 
Description CAGE celebrates International Women's Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact "Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn't be that women are the exception" (Ruth Bader Ginsburg)

Academic economics remains a male-dominated profession, particularly at the professorial level. But at CAGE we are lucky to host some of the brightest and best women economists, and to be supported by talented women higher-education professionals.

On International Women's day, we're celebrating some of the diverse work of these women, which sits at the cutting edge of economics, policy and history and contributes so much to making CAGE a success.

Below we have taken a snapshot of just some of the brilliant work that our women economists are working on right now. You can also take a look at the features on our website homepage and follow us on twitter to find out more about some of our women economists' fascinating research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/news/07-03-22-cage_celebrates_internat...
 
Description CAGE explores the impact of austerity on the UK 
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 Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact We send out press releases to showcase our flagship research to journalists and policymakers. Our press releases commonly result in citations in top broadsheet newspapers and significant numbers of citations on online media platforms. Our releases often lead to an increase in social media followers, newsletter signups and event participants. They also draw new audiences to our website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/news/22-06-20-press_release/
 
Description CAGE lunchtime seminar: Untangling the Budget 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CAGE hosted a lunchtime seminar, "Untangling the Budget" to explain and discuss the personal tax implications of the March 2021 Budget. CAGE Associates, Arun Advani and Dennis Novy were the speakers, with CAGE Research Director, Bishnu Gupta, as Chair.

The purpose of the event was to explain the budget to non-economists and post-graduate students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description CAGE releases special series on race and economics 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The special series demonstrates how economics can inform debate on racial inequality and shape the development of new policy. But there is still a long way to go to achieve equality and diversity of representation within the discipline.

This week, in a special web edit, CAGE has released a series of articles on race and diversity in economics. Last year, the murder of George Floyd in Minnesota sparked protests across the globe. Institutions, disciplines and individuals questioned how they could improve equality and diversity for the long-term. One year on, we're exploring the important role economics can play in highlighting and shaping race-related debate and policy. We also take a look at diversity within our own discipline. In a subject that lags behind many others, both in the diversity of its personnel and in the amount of race-related research undertaken, the road towards equality is likely to be long.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/news/21-05-21-cage_releases_special_se...
 
Description COVID recovery: What can we learn from post-World War II economic history? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This online event was part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences.

In this online discussion, economic historian Nicholas Crafts and journalist and author Duncan Weldon will remove the rose-tinted glasses and explore both the positive and negative effects of post-war reform. Offering critical insights, the panel will investigate how lessons from history can help us build new economic policies for our post-pandemic future.

Chair: Bishnu Gupta, CAGE Research Director
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/24-11-21-covid_recovery_what_ca...
 
Description Call with Gurpreet Narwan, Times Economics Editor, to discuss work on capital gains tax and behavioural responsiveness of individuals to taxes (February 2021) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Telephone call with Gurpreet Narwan, Times Economics Editor, to discuss Arun Advani's, CAGE Impact Director, work on Capital Gains Tax and individuals' behavioural responsiveness to taxes. (11.02.21).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Channel 4 Dispatches (24.02.2021): Britain's £400bn COVID Bill - Who will pay? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Liam Halligan investigates the financial cost of the COVID-19 pandemic. He discusses tax options and recent recommendations from the Wealth Tax Commission with Arun Advani.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.channel4.com/programmes/britains-400bn-covid-bill-dispatches?fbclid=IwAR2waDcORHt6f95j9J...
 
Description Christopher Roth presented at ASSA Annual Meeting 2022 on "Popular rationales as excuses for intolerant expression". 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Chris Roth, CAGE Deputy Theme Leader, Political Economy, presented at ASSA Annual Meeting 2022 on "Popular rationales as excuses for intolerant expression".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.aeaweb.org/conference/2022/aea-session-recordings
 
Description Cities still matter: the role of urban centres in tackling regional inequality 
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 Online event to mark the launch of a new Policy Report by the CAGE Research Centre 'Economic challenges and success in the post-covid era' which includes new research on the impact of COVID on regional structure.
Panellists: Mirko Draca, CAGE Director, Rebecca Riley (WMCA), Paul Swinney (Centre for Cities)
Chair: Gemma Tetlow (Institute for Government)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/18-11-21-cities_still_matter_th...
 
Description Commentary by Polly Toynbee in the Guardian: Research by Arun Advani cited 
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 Undertaxed, unearned wealth is soaring, but Sunak's preferred choice is to raise National Insurance from everyone else. Capital gains trebled to £63bn in the eight years before the pandemic: Arun Advani (CAGE Associate) of Warwick University reports the rise of "super gainers" who declare more than £1m a year of their income as a capital gain.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/dec/07/levelling-up-chancellor-rishi-sunak-tax-injust...
 
Description Consultation meetings with the Office for Tax Simplification (OTS) to review Capital Gains Tax 
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 Arun Advani was invited to form part of a Consultative Committee to look at Capital Gains Tax. Attended 4 committee meetings 2020-21 in this capacity.

In July 2020, the Chancellor wrote to the OTS, to ask the OTS to undertake a review of Capital Gains Tax and aspects of the taxation of chargeable gains, in relation to individuals and smaller businesses. As well as looking at opportunities to simplify administration and the impact of technical issues, the review will explore areas where the present rules can distort behaviour or do not meet their policy intent, to help ensure the system is fit for purpose.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/chancellor-requests-ots-review-of-capital-gains-tax
 
Description Crafts Lecture 2021: Origins of extremism: insights from the rise of the Nazi party (Professor Joachim Voth) 
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 CAGE hosts an annual Crafts Lecture to which an academic is invited to present their research.

At this year's lecture, Professor Joachim Voth (University of Zurich) was invited to present on his research "Origins of extremism: insights from the rise of the Nazi party"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/13-07-21-crafts_lecture_2021/
 
Description Daniel Sgroi Academic Lead / Global Research Priority (GRP) Behaviour, Brain and Society 
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 Daniel Sgroi became one of the three academic leads on the University of Warwick's global research priority Behaviour, Brain and Society. The other leads are based in Psychology and WBS. This GRP now oversees the DR@W Centre and coordinates interdisciplinary work in the behavioural sciences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/research/priorities/behaviour-brain-society/
 
Description Daniel Sgroi interviewed on YouTube channel, Data Driven, on the topic of "Wellbeing in crisis and beyond: How can data science and behavioural science help us to understand what makes us happy?" 
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 Other audiences
Results and Impact Daniel leads Theme 3 (Behavioural Economics & Wellbeing) of the ESRC-funded CAGE centre which seeks better ways to understand and measure subjective #wellbeing ("happiness") and related behavioural concepts and is Co-ordinator of the Experimental and #BehaviouralEconomics Research Group in the economics department.

Raised awareness of CAGE research through his association with the Centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHJkB3V3CKI
 
Description Daniel Sgroi's research into sunk cost effect cited in The Times Higher Education: Is the 'sunk cost fallacy' sinking your career? 
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 The work of David Ronayne, and CAGE Associates, Daniel Sgroi and Anthony Tuckwell from the University of Warwick in 2021 identifies the factors of effort, belief, emotion and time alongside money as key drivers in being susceptible to the sunk cost fallacy. Those first three might be felt much more personally than the more measurable metrics of time and money. Reassuringly, they also highlight that the brain power required to avoid the fallacy is "slight" once we have noticed it. We need to apply information and experience in a structured, rational way to avoid the trap.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.timeshighereducation.com/campus/sunk-cost-fallacy-sinking-your-career
 
Description Department of Education Skills and Productivity Board 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 Arun Advani, CAGE Impact Director, has been appointed to the DofE Skills and Productivity Advisory Board.

The Skills and Productivity Board is an expert committee providing independent, evidence-based advice to ministers at the Department for Education on matters relating to skills and their contribution to productivity. To this end....the board will prioritise the following questions over the next 12 months:
• Which areas of the economy face the most significant skills mismatches or present growing areas of skills need?
• Can the board identify the changing skills needs of several priority areas within the economy over the next 5-10 years?
• How can skills and the skills system promote productivity growth in areas of the country that are poorer performing economically?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/9350...
 
Description Discussion of importing inequality work with the Department of Education 
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 Arun Advani, CAGE Impact Director, had a discussion with the Department of Education about his work on importing inequality.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Discussion on Wealth Tax with KPMG / Arun Advani / 06 Aug 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussing ("knowledge exchange") wealth tax work at "responsible tax roundtable" organised by KPMG
Event/Presentation for Sept 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Discussion with "Sunday Briefing" team about green taxes to report back to policymakers 
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 Arun Advani, CAGE Impact Director, discussed green taxes with "Sunday Briefing" team. Their write-ups are sent to policymakers, but aren't available publicly.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Discussion with Bright Blue Think Tank / Arun Advani / 14 Aug 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussing my wealth tax work and capital gains tax work with Sam Robinson from Bright Blue thinktank
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://brightblue.org.uk/
 
Description Discussion with Government Equalities Office (GEO) about pay transparency and gender equality 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Emma Duchini, CAGE Associate, and her co-authors have been contacted by the Government Equalities Office (GEO) to discuss about their paper 'Pay Transparency and Gender Equality'. The GEO wants to conduct an evaluation of the UK Gender Pay Gap Reporting policy and has asked them to collaborate with them on this, given that their paper studies the effects of this policy across a large variety of outcomes. In the first meeting they extensively discussed their findings. As a next step, they will send them their codes so that they can replicate their analysis. Then, the GEO envisage to cite their results in the final report they have to produce by the end of March 2022.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Discussion with HMRC about wealth tax, particularly about design aspects 
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 Arun Advani, CAGE Impact Director, had a discussion with HMRC about his wealth tax work, particularly about design aspects (July 2020).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Discussion with Ian Mulheirn (Tony Blair Institute) about Wealth Tax 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Arun Advani, CAGE Impact Director, had a virtual meeting with Ian Mulheirn, representing the Tony Blair Institute, to discuss his wealth tax work. (July 2020).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://institute.global/policy/it-time-one-wealth-tax
 
Description Discussion with stakeholders in Caribbean (particularly in Barbados) regarding trade policy and the effects of Brexit in the Carribbean 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dennis Novy, CAGE Associate, reached out to stakeholders in the Caribbean, in particular the Shridath Ramphal Centre at the University of West Indies in Barbados, who are interested in trade policy and the effects of Brexit on the Caribbean region. He also had meetings with Avinash Persaud, an eminent financial economist, and the Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister of Barbados.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Disguising prejudice: Popular rationales as excuses for intolerant expression 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A short commentary written about a topical issue which would appeal to a wide non-specialist audience.

Widespread claims that justify intolerance can give people the excuse they need to vocalise their racial prejudice: Leonardo Bursztyn, Ingar Haaland, Aakaash Rao, and CAGE Deputy Theme Leader, Political Economy, Christopher Roth highlight the powerful effect of public figures and biased media in encouraging racist behaviour.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/news/19-05-21-disguising_prejudice_pop...
 
Description ERINN Annual Conference 2021 
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 was an online conference of Economic Research on Identity, Norms, and Narratives (ERINN), hosted by CAGE. The organisers were Sharun Mukand, Theme Leader, Culture, behaviour and development, and Robert Akerlof, Deputy Theme Leader, Culture, behaviour and development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/15-04-21-erinn_annual_conferenc...
 
Description Eat Out to Help Out Research Press Activity 2020 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BROADCASTS

Sky News (29.10.20): Research from the University of Warwick suggests that the Eat Out to Help Out scheme led to up to a 17% rise in Covid-19 cases.
ALSO used in news headlines (often multiple times) on the following radio stations:
Splash FM x2, The Breeze (East Hampshire) x3, Kerrang, Forth 2 AM Edinburgh x2, Radio Borders x2, Free Radio Birmingham x2, West Sound x2, Magic Tyne and Wear x2, Greatest Hits West Yorkshire x2, Greatest Hits Manchester x2, talkSport (Radio) x2, Northsound 1 Aberdeen, Gem 106, Kingdom FM x3, talkRADIO x3, Palm FM, Swansea Sound, Free Radio Shropshire & Black Country x2, GTFM x2, City Talk FM Liverpool x2, Hallam FM Sheffield x2, Clyde One FM Glasgow x2, Tay FM Dundee x2 , Rock FM Preston x2, Bro Radio x2, Forth One FM Edinburgh x2, Hits Radio Manchester x2, Magic London x2, Viking FM Humberside x2, Lincolnshire FM x3, TFM Teeside x2, Wave 105.2 x2, Times Radio x3, Swansea Sound, Absolute Radio, Academy FM (Thanet), 107 Jack FM (Berkshire), BRfm, Moray Firth Radio, CFM Radio Carlisle, Northsound 1 Aberdeen, Central 103.1 FM x2, Heart West Midlands, Virgin Radio UK
30.10.20
Central 103 FM; Times Radio; talkRADIO; Heart West Midlands; Lincolnshire FM; Kingdom FM; Chris Evans Breakfast Show Virgin Radio; Wave 102; The Breeze (East Hampshire); Sky News The Early Rundown (Interview with Professor Themo Fetzer about the Warwick research which says Eat Out to Help Out caused COVID cases to increase and drop when the scheme finished. Journalist brings up students returning to university having a possible effect on the number of COVID cases); West Sound; Absolute Radio; Sky News (Interview with Dominic Raab - interviewer raises the University of Warwick study on the Eat Out to Help Out scheme causing COVID cases to rise); Bro Radio; GTFM; Radio Borders; BRfm; CFm Radio Carlisle; LBC; Capital; Radio Pembrokeshire; Swansea Sound; Times Radio; Radio Carmarthenshire; Greatest Hits West Yorkshire; RT; Sky News; BBC Radio London
Times Radio (31.10.20): Interview with Dr Thiemo Fetzer talking about Eat Out to Help Out's contribution to the number of COVID cases.

Channel 5 Jeremy Vine: 13.11.20
Discussion of a study by University of Warwick about the Eat Out to Help Out scheme's contribution to the spread of COVID and the Stanford study about the spread of COVID in the hospitality industry in the US which concluded full capacity restaurants act as super spreaders.

ABC Radio (Australia) (20.01.21): 'UK sets new record for COVID-19 deaths as mortuaries warn they are being overwhelmed'.
Quotes research by Dr Thiemo Fetzer of Economics

BBC Radio 5 Live (06.02.21)
Mention of the Warwick research on Eat Out to Help Out which says it could have lead to increased infections.

BBC Essex (16.02.21)
In a story on hospitality businesses pushing for more relief measures and the return of Eat Out to Help Out, Dr Thiemo Fetzer of the Department of Economics discusses his study of the scheme that linked it with an increase in infections.
Repeated in news bulletins x2
BBC CWR (21.02.21)
Clip of Dr Thiemo Fetzer from Economics on the risk on reopening restaurants at a time when not 100% of the population is vaccinated.
Repeated in bulletins.


PRESS

SkyNews (30.10.20): Coronavirus: Revealed - the impact Eat Out to Help Out had on infection rates (https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-eat-out-to-help-out-accelerated-second-wave-of-covid-19-study-says-12118285)
The Guardian (30.12.20): "Eat out to help out" may have caused fifth of Covid clusters over summer (https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/oct/30/treasury-rejects-theory-eat-out-to-help-out-caused-rise-in-covid)
The Spectator (30.10.20): Did Eat Out to Help Out spark a second wave? (https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/did-eat-out-to-help-out-spark-a-second-wave-)
The Hindu Businessline (31.10.20): UK govt's 'Eat out to help out' policy closely linked to Covid-19 second wave: Study (https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/world/uk-govts-eat-out-to-help-out-policy-closely-linked-to-covid-19-second-wave-study/article32989634.ece)
The Times (31.10.20): Your three-minute digest (https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/your-three-minute-digest-3pr639s5p)
ALSO IN: Marseille News - France; SBS News - Korea; El Confidencial - Spain; Rosng - Russia; Ta Kung Pao - Hong Kong; News 24 - France; FD - Netherlands; World Socialist Website - Germany; HKET - Hong Kong; Bisnis Travelling - Indonesia.

The Independent (01.11.20): Don't blame Chancellor's Eat Out to Help Out for second Covid wave says epidemiologist Neil Ferguson (https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/don-t-blame-chancellor-eat-210000960.html)
The Times (01.11.20): Sunak's bridge to normality proves to be rickety one (https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/sunaks-bridge-to-normality-proves-to-be-a-rickety-one-dgr5vc6d7)
Fox News (5.11.20): UK's increased coronavirus cases linked to discount dining program, study claims (https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/uk-coronavirus-cases-discount-dining)
Guardian (Australia) (06.11.20): NSW government considers restaurant and café vouchers to boost Covid-hit industry (https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/nov/06/nsw-government-considers-restaurant-and-cafe-vouchers-to-boost-covid-hit-industry)
Guardian (08.11.20): GDP is still looking lean, despite - or because of - August's discount dinners (https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/nov/08/gdp-is-still-looking-lean-despite-or-because-of-augusts-discount-dinners)
Independent (08.11.20): Sunak fall short of ruling out return of Eat Out to Help Out scheme despite virus spread fears (https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/rishi-sunak-eat-out-to-help-out-coronavirus-spread-winter-lockdown-b1722175.html)
La Repubblica (11.11.20) - Italy (https://www.repubblica.it/cronaca/2020/11/11/news/ristoranti_palestre_chiese_i_luoghi_a_maggio_rischio_contagio_secondo_uno_studio_usa-274018424/)
ALSO IN: Urban Fusions - France; Ezanime - Spain; DER SPIEGEL - Germany; Valor Economico - Brazil; NotiPress - Mexico; T-Online - Germany; Der Tagesspiegel - Germany; Valor Investe - Brazil; Napi - Hungary; El Periodico Mediterrano - Spain; Chosun - Korea; Diario Cordoba - Spain
Globalist - Italy; Visao - Portugal; Watson - Switzerland ; Palabras Claras - Mexico
ABC Science (17.11.20): Restaurants are high-risk locations for COVID-19. Will Melbourne follow in the UK's footsteps? (https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2020-11-17/melbourne-uk-coronavirus-restaurants-cafes-pub-dining-covid/12886496)
Sky News (25.11.20): 'Eat Out to Help Out: Businesses claimed £849m through scheme for 160 million meals'. (https://news.sky.com/story/eat-out-to-help-out-businesses-claimed-849m-through-scheme-for-160-million-meals-12141769)
The Guardian (25.11.20) 'Eat out to help out': venues claimed more than £849m through scheme (https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/nov/25/eat-out-to-help-out-venues-claimed-more-than-849m-through-scheme)
ABC News (Australia) (30.11.20): 'I watched Scotland's coronavirus second wave unfold. What can we learn as summer begins?' (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-01/learning-from-the-scotland-second-wave-as-australia-hits-summer/12930228)

Urban Fusions (06.12.20) - France
The Guardian (6.12.20): Tiers and scotch eggs: rules for pubs expose a class divide (https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/dec/06/tiers-and-scotch-eggs-why-rules-for-pubs-expose-a-class-divide)

Time (13.01.21): ''It's Unimaginably Bad.' How Government Failures and the New COVID-19 Variant Are Pushing the U.K.'s Health System Into Crisis'.(https://time.com/5929246/uk-coronavirus-third-wave/)
ABC Radio (Australia) (20.01.21): Station web site (see also broadcast log for this): (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-20/uk-covid-19-crisis-worsens-london-mortuaries-struggle-to-keep-up/13059998)
The Guardian (24.01.21): 'The pandemic one year on: 100,000 dead in the UK from coronavirus'. (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/24/the-pandemic-one-year-on-100000-dead-in-the-uk-from-coronavirus)
Independent (27.01.21): Dither and delay brought the country to this point (https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/coronavirus-deaths-nhs-delays-boris-johnson-b1790208.html)

February 2021
Wide coverage in local press about take up on "Eat Out to Help Out" by area and speculation whether this caused the second spike in Coronavirus infections in October.

The Times (09.03.21): Rishi Sunak was the main person responsible for Covid's second wave (https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/rishi-sunak-covid-second-wave-failures-of-state-book-3ndvdq6ff)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
 
Description Economic History Society (Virtual) Annual Conference 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact James Fenske, CAGE Deputy Theme Leader, Economic History, presented a paper on "The Columbian exchange and conflict in Asia" on 9 April 2021 at the Economic History Society (Virtual) Annual Conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://files.ehs.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/29060655/Conference-programme-2021.pdf
 
Description Economics and the study of race 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A short written commentary on a topical issue aimed at a wide general audience.

In 2020, the Econometric Society World Congress convened a panel event to ask 'What can economics do for racial justice?' A clear answer was that, alongside the tentative advances in teaching and the pressure to improve representation, economists need to study the causes and consequences of racial inequality. Arun Advani, Elliott Ash, David Cai and Imran Rasul examine how much economists have actually been doing this.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/news/21-05-21-economics_and_the_study_...
 
Description Epidemic disease and real wages during the British Industrial Revolution 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A short commentary on a topical issue aimed to appeal to a wide general audience.

Nowadays, the conquest of epidemic disease through vaccination is unambiguously good news. But before the Industrial Revolution it would have been more of a mixed blessing; lower mortality rates threatened falls in real wages. During the Industrial Revolution however, although the population of Britain grew rapidly- in part due to vaccinations - real wages also grew (albeit slowly). This, Nicholas Crafts argues, lends an important perspective to the impact of the Industrial Revolution on living standards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/news/05-02-21-epidemic_disease_and_rea...
 
Description Equalising opportunity: the long-term effects of the Second World War on racial diversity in the US labour market 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A short written commentary on a topical issue aimed at a wide general audience.

Employment inequality has long been a feature of US labour markets. But between 1940 and 1970, Black workers in the South experienced a significant and long-term improvement in their access to semi- and high-skilled jobs. What was behind this change in occupational structure? Andreas Ferrara shows that permanent labour shortages as a result of the Second World War reduced the racial barriers that had previously made such jobs inaccessible to Black workers. His research demonstrates how important equalising opportunity can be for improving the prosperity of minority groups.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/news/19-05-21-equalising_opportunity_t...
 
Description Extensive media coverage of Thiemo Fetzer's research about whether the Government's "Eat Out to Help Out" scheme caused further COVID tests 
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 There was extensive coverage in the broad press (Guardian, Independent, The Times, etc) as well as in regional and local press citing research by Thiemo Fetzer (CAGE Theme Leader, Political Economy) about whether the Government's "Eat Out to Help Out" scheme drove a "significant" increase in new infections. This was published in articles January through to May 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Forecast for COVID-19 cases in the UK: Updated modelling 
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 Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact We send out press releases to showcase our flagship research to journalists and policymakers. Our press releases commonly result in citations in top broadsheet newspapers and significant numbers of citations on online media platforms. Our releases often lead to an increase in social media followers, newsletter signups and event participants. They also draw new audiences to our website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/news/29-04-20-forecast_for_covid_19_ca...
 
Description Government Economic Service (GES) online networking 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 On 15 February 2022 CAGE helped organise an online networking event with GES members. 8 CAGE Associates and 8 GES members were given 5 minutes to introduce themselves and their research or area of interest to each of the participants. This would be followed up with further discussion if a particular areas of interest and research matched. This was valued and appreciated by participants and future events will be arranged, although allowing participants to spend 10 minutes together.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Government Economic Service (GES) seminar on Environment Economics 
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 On 1 December 2021, CAGE organised and hosted an online seminar on Environment Economics. Ludovica Gazze, Deputy Theme Leader, Public Policy and Data, and CAGE Associates, Stefano Caria and Giorgia Barboni presented their research to GES members for discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Green Alliance Report: "The green light for change: What people think about environmental tax reforms". 
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 Green Alliance Report: "The green light for change: What people think about environmental tax reforms". Thanks and acknowledgement to Arun Advani (CAGE Associate) fo rhis insights as part of the Advisory Board of the TransformTax project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://green-alliance.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/green_light_for_change.pdf
 
Description GrowthChat Podcast:"India's transition from a Colonial Economy". Bishnupriya Gupta 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A chat with Bishnu Gupta (CAGE Research Director), hosted by Sascha Becker (CAGE Associate) and Marco Lecci, about her paper "Falling Behind and Catching Up - India's Transition from a Colonial Economy".

GrowthChat is a podcast on the social and cultural journey of humankind.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ikf9S4DkDj4&t=626s
 
Description How can a safe lockdown exit be designed? The case for a rolling age-release strategy 
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 Other audiences
Results and Impact We send out press releases to showcase our flagship research to journalists and policymakers. Our press releases commonly result in citations in top broadsheet newspapers and significant numbers of citations on online media platforms. Our releases often lead to an increase in social media followers, newsletter signups and event participants. They also draw new audiences to our website. This press release was shared 206 times and has been viewed 1748 times on our website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/news/29-04-20-how_can_a_safe_lockdown_...
 
Description How the 1918 influenza pandemic exacerbated racial inequalities in South Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A short commentary on a topical issue aimed to appeal to a wide general audience.

The 1918 influenza pandemic in South Africa was one of the country's worst human tragedies. The virus killed an estimated 300,000 South Africans - 6% of the population - within three months. But there were large differences in mortality rates across subgroups, with particularly high numbers of deaths among black South Africans. Johan Fourie and Jonathan Jayes show that poor access to healthcare could explain why.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/news/08-01-21-how_the_1918_influenza_p...
 
Description Ideas for India Podcast: The role of history in shaping India's economic development 
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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact As India is now completing 75 years of Independence, two big questions loom over the conversation around India's economic development: How successful was the Indian economy before and during colonial rule, as compared to the postcolonial period? What is the role of history - historical events, actors, and institutions - in shaping India's development trajectory?

Cage Research Director, Bishnupriya Gupta and CAGE Associate, Professor Lakshmi Iyer deliberate on how applying a historical lens may change our conclusions about India's progress -particularly how demand-side estimates of GDP (gross domestic product) per capita date the beginning of India's economic decline to a century before British colonial rule. Professor Gupta also discusses the misperception that Indian industrialisation was stifled during colonial rule, how we should evaluate 20th century economic progress in light of the historical evidence, and the long-run effects of historical land-tenure institutions and education policies. She then highlights new areas of research in India's economic history, including the availability of detailed migration records of indentured workers, and the historical roots of India's low female labour force participation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/news/25-02-22-the_role_of_history_in_s...
 
Description Interview with BBC Five Live all BBC stations and regional stations: Arun Advani discusses published GDP figures 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Arun Advani, CAGE Associate, is interviewed by BBC Five Live and broadcast on all BBC stations and BBC regional programmes discussing the published GDP figures and the impact of COVID (January and February 2021)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Interview with ICEUR-Vienna on the impact and possible unintended consequences of economic sanctions on Russia 
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 Mark Harrison, CAGE Associate, gave an interview to ICEUR-Vienna on the impact and possible unintended consequences of economic sanctions on Russia.(11 February 2022)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqfHEedYv2c
 
Description Interview with Visão (Portuguese newspaper) re: Wealth Taxes / Arun Advani 28 Jan 2021 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with Visão (Portuguese newspaper) re wealth taxes expert advice from Arun Advani
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://visao.sapo.pt/
 
Description Interviews on BBC Radio 5 live and all BBC stations and BBC regional stations citing Thiemo Fetzer's research on whether the Govt's "EOHO" scheme contributed to increased COVID infections 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interviews on BBC Radio 5 live and all BBC stations and BBC regional stations citing Thiemo Fetzer's research (CAGE Theme Leader, Political Economy) on whether the Govt's "EOHO" scheme contributed to increased COVID infections
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Interviews on BBC TV News, BBC Radio Five Live and BBC regional radio stations with Arun Advani on Government spending and public policy 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Extensive coverage of interviews with Arun Advani (CAGE Associate) about Government spending and public policy after the publication of the latest ONS figures.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Investor's Chronicle (14.01.21): A wealth tax isn't perfect by it's better than the alternatives 
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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Opinion piece written by Arun Advani about his work with the Wealth Tax Commission and the proposal for a one-off wealth tax.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.investorschronicle.co.uk/news/2021/01/14/a-wealth-tax-isn-t-perfect-but-it-s-better-than...
 
Description Invitation to be on panel of "Meet the expert", arranged by law firm, Maurice Turnor Gardner 
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, CAGE Impact Director, was invited to be on the panel at a "Meet the Expert" webinar organised by law firm, Maurice Turnor Gardner to discuss wealth taxes.

This MEET | THE | EXPERTS webinar on Thursday 9 July explores the balance required to stimulate the economy and replenish the coffers, and will focus on:
The possible reform of existing taxes and reliefs
Whether there could be a new tax in sight
The timescale for change
Factors that may influence tax policy decision makers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.mauriceturnorgardner.com/news-analysis/brief/2020/06/25/meet-experts-how-will-we-pay-cov...
 
Description Is a new UK-wide transport strategy the answer to fast recovery? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A short commentary written about a topical issue which would appeal to a wide non-specialist audience.

The government's pan-UK approach to transport, laid out in its recent report on union connectivity, is refreshing. But, Marta Santamaria, CAGE Associate, argues, the report overlooks some important considerations to enable resilient and flexible infrastructure for the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/news/27-04-21-is_a_new_uk_wide_transpo...
 
Description It is possible to raise money by taxing wealthbut there remains a big political choice in who pays, and how much 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A short commentary written about a topical issue which would appeal to a wide non-specialist audience.

As the economic damage of the COVID pandemic starts to come more sharply into focus, the government is faced with the daunting question of how to pay for it. Arun Advani, CAGE Impact Director, argues that, when the time comes, a wealth tax could be a solution.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/news/09-12-20-it_is_possible_to_raise_...
 
Description It's not what you know: how professional networks helped Jewish academics flee Nazi Germany 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A short commentary on a topical issue aimed to appeal to a wide general audience.

In 1933, the Nazi party passed a law to 'retire' academics and other civil servants of Jewish descent from their positions. In the scramble to escape growing persecution, many academics of Jewish heritage sought to emigrate. Sascha O. Becker and Sharun Mukand explain that, for these academics, connections to colleagues - rather than friends - could make all the difference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/news/24-03-21-its_not_what_you_know_ho...
 
Description Lecture by James Fenske: "On Origins of African States" for the Wheeler Institute's "African History through the lens of economics" course 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact James Fenske, CAGE Deputy Theme Leader, Economic History, presented a lecture on "On origins of African states" for the Wheeler Institute's "African History through the lens of economics" course.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bu18EsYICxk
 
Description Live Broadcast on Euronews about Wealth Taxes / Arun Avani 29 Jan 2021 
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 Arun Advani giving specialist advice/knowledge on Wealth Taxes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.euronews.com/
 
Description Lockdown Exit Strategies Press Activity (2020/21) 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Irish Independent (07.04.20): 'Sending young back to work will save UK economy, says academic' (https://www.independent.ie/business/world/sending-young-back-to-work-will-save-uk-economy-says-academic-39108814.html)
Financial Times (08.04.20): 'Britain banks on youth to lead way out of lockdown' (https://www.ft.com/content/fb1a6279-a3f8-4181-ac64-3369b2ed1ae2)
The Times (08.04.20): 'Cineworld has us on the edge of our seats' (https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/cineworld-has-us-on-edge-of-our-seats-zgsw2qwn6)
Time Magazine (09.04.20): Governments Are Weighing How to Ease Coronavirus Lockdowns. Letting Young Adults Out First ... (https://time.com/5818593/young-people-leave-coronavirus-lockdown/)
The Independent (10.04.20) UK lockdown will be relaxed for certain age groups and areas first, scientist advising government says (https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/coronavirus-uk-lockdown-end-when-age-neil-ferguson-a9459071.html)
The Guardian (10.04.20): Lifting the lockdown: what are the UK's options? (https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/apr/09/lifting-lockdown-uk-options-graded-return-normality)
Manchester Evening News (10.04.20) (https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/uk-news/uk-considering-plans-release-young-18073695)
The National Scotland (11.04.20): Coronavirus: Under-30s may be first group to leave lockdown (https://www.thenational.scot/news/18373745.coronavirus-under-30s-may-first-group-leave-lockdown/)
The Australian Financial Review (12.04.20): After the lockdown, Europe debates exit strategies (https://www.afr.com/policy/economy/coronavirus-after-the-lockdown-20200413-p54jbs)
The Irish Times (15.04.20) Containment vs economics: how will we strike a balance? (https://www.irishtimes.com/business/economy/containment-vs-economics-how-will-we-strike-a-balance-1.4228926)
Financial Times Chinese Edition (15.04.20): Under the epidemic: countries are looking for a way for cities to "relieve" (http://www.ftchinese.com/story/001087231?archive)
The Week (16.04.20) What is 'segmenting' - and could it end the lockdown? (https://www.theweek.co.uk/106648/what-is-segmenting-and-could-it-end-the-lockdown)
La Razon (17.04.20) - Spain (https://www.larazon.es/internacional/20200417/kaz4civqfnb2vlp62wfpvzstoa.html)
ALSO: Extensive coverage in regional and local press in the UK.

The Times (Scotland) (11.05.20): 'Public put at risk by the spread of confusion'. (https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/public-put-at-risk-by-the-spread-of-confusion-5wczgd2fv?--xx-meta=denied_for_visit%3D0%26visit_number%3D0%26visit_remaining%3D0%26visit_used%3D0&--xx-mvt-opted-out=false&--xx-uuid=7c7b066704944a10b25a3f56d6cf95fb?-statuscode=acsaz-307)
The Independent (Ireland) (28.05.20): 'Legal warnings over return to work'. (https://www.independent.ie/business/irish/legal-warnings-over-return-to-work-39239415.html)

Wales Online (01.06.2020): 'This was Mark Drakeford's response when asked if Wales' cautious lockdown policy would hit the economy, jobs and young people'. (https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/economy-jobs-employment-coronavirus-recession-18343788)

Financial Times (13.12.20): Keeping the young cooped up makes scant economic sense (https://www.ft.com/content/32b5a894-c0b1-49e7-9378-90b23774ed93)

BROADCASTS

Radio 5Live (16.04.20): Long guest slot with Professor Andrew Oswald on behavioural science, on easing lockdown, on research about releasing 20-30 year olds back to work to rescue the economy and other ideas.
RT (16.04.20): Mention of Warwick research on releasing 20-30 year olds from lockdown first.
BBC Radio Wales (17.04.20): Interview with Professor Andrew Oswald, on easing lockdown, on research about releasing 20-30 year olds back to work to rescue the economy and other ideas.
GMB (30.04.20): Dr Hillary discusses the new Oswald/Powdthavee paper
TalkRadio (30.04.20) Andrew Oswald on the Ian Collins show, 15.05 ish.

BBC Radio Kent (04.05.20)
Interview with Professor Andrew Oswald on the research on easing lockdown by age group/ rolling age release.
BBC Radio Berkshire (04.05.20)
Mention of research on easing lockdown by age group.
BBC Radio CWR (04.05.20)
Interview with Professor Andrew Oswald on the research on easing lockdown by age group/ rolling age release. Clips repeated in 6 news bulletins.
BBC Radio Ulster (04.05.20)
Interview with Professor Andrew Oswald on the research on easing lockdown by age group/ rolling age release.
BBC Radio Foyle (04.05.20)
Interview with Professor Andrew Oswald on the research on easing lockdown by age group/ rolling age release.
BBC World News (10.05.20)
Interview with Professor Andrew Oswald on a staged easing of lockdown - young people first.
BBC News Channel (10.05.20)
Interview with Professor Andrew Oswald on a staged easing of lockdown - young people first.

Times Radio (01.08.20)
Mention of Prof Andrew Oswald's research on letting younger people out of lockdown first - on the back of the proposed 'differential shielding' idea.
BBC Radio WM (03.08.20)
Interview with Prof Nick Powdthavee, WBS, about the possible strategy that people over 50 remain shielded and younger people go out to work.
Repeated in bulletins.
BBC Radio 2 (03.08.20)
Interview with Prof Andrew Oswald about the possible strategy that people over 50 remain shielded and younger people go out to work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
 
Description Making sense of the Russia-Ukraine conflict 
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-hosted event. CAGE Director, Mirko Draca in conversation with Cold War expert Professor Mark Harrison to delve into the complex history of Russia and Ukraine and make sense of the current conflict.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/10-03-22-making_sense_of_the_ru...
 
Description Martin Sandbu,Financial Times Article "Economics and its identity crisis" / Arun Advani 20 Aug 2020 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Financial Times article "Economics and its identity crisis"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.ft.com/content/4f953365-6661-4329-a615-1018f5756758
 
Description Meeting with Jesse Norman (Financial Secretary to the Treasury) and Tim Leunig (Economic Advisor to the Chancellor) to discuss his work on tax audits and resourcing HMRC 
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 Arun Advani, CAGE Impact Director, met with Jesse Norman (Financial Secretary to the Treasury) and Tim Leunig (Economic Advisor to the Chancellor) to discuss his work on tax audits and resourcing the HMRC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting with ONS and HMRC about creating a new survey of high wealth individuals in the UK 
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 Arun Advani had a virtual meeting with ONS and HMRC about creating a new survey of high wealth individuals in the UK. (January 2021).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting with officials from the Home Office regarding his migration work 
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, CAGE Impact Director, met with officials from the Home Office Migration Statistics - Analysis and Insight team regarding his migration work and their interest in managing the points based migration system (March 2020).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting with researchers at Demos to discuss work on capital gains tax and non-dom regime, and historic work on carbon taxes 
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, CAGE Impact Director, spoke with researchers at Demos to discuss his on-going work on capital gains tax and the non-doms regime, as well as historic work on carbon taxes, as part of their work in understanding how one might reform the tax system.

Demos is a champion of people, ideas, and democracy. We bring people together. We bridge divides. We listen and we understand. We are practical about the problems we face, but endlessly optimistic and ambitious about our capacity, together, to overcome them.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://demos.co.uk/research-2/
 
Description Minority ethnic economists under-represented at top UK universities / The Guardian 26 Oct 20 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Arun Advani, Assistant Professor at the University of Warwick, CAGE Impact Director, and co-chair of Discover Economics, a campaign to increase diversity in economics, said: "Our research shows that ethnic minority students are more likely than white students to study economics at the undergraduate level. However, they are less likely to study at Russell Group universities, to get top degrees, or to go on to further study. Further research is required to better understand the causes of these differences."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/oct/26/minority-ethnic-economists-under-represented-at-to...
 
Description OWL Workshop (Oxford, Warwick, LSE) 
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 This one-day workshop takes place regularly and brings together scholars in economic history from the University of Oxford, the University of Warwick, and the London School of Economics. It is an opportunity for economic historians, historians, and economists to get insights into the latest research in economic history. In addition, at each workshop an external speaker is invited to give a Keynote Address.

Organiser: James Fenske, Deputy Theme Leader, Economic History
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/22-10-21-owl_workshop_oxford_wa...
 
Description Official statistics underestimate wealth inequality 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The latest statistics on Household Total Wealth in Great Britain from the ONS are a welcome but limited insight into what has been happening to wealth in Great Britain. Limitations in survey response means they will underestimate the share of wealth at the top. While they will not tell us what has happened as a result of the pandemic, we can use them to provide an educated guess.

Based on research by Arun Advani, CAGE Associate, and Hannah Tarrant
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/news/07-01-22-official_statistics_unde...
 
Description Online Briefing given to Officers of the British Army armoured unit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Mark Harrison, CAGE Associate, at the invitation of the Commanding Officer, gave an informal online briefing to the officers of a British Army armoured unit soon to be rotated to Estonia on the subject of how Russia sees Europe, the world, and the Baltic countries. (10 January 2022)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Online Event: Austerity: Where next? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact On 22nd June 2010 George Osborne announced an austerity budget aimed to reduce the government deficit after the 2008 financial crisis. Ten years on, as the government assures us we have left austerity behind, we're reflecting on the impact of these measures. CAGE brought together expert commentators to draw out lessons from the economic policies of the last decade. What were the lasting effects of austerity on the economy and society? How did it compare with other austerity periods? And, in the wake of a new economic crisis, how could (or should) we do things differently this time?
CAGE hosted a live panel discussion to debate these questions. Following presentations of some of the highlights, leading experts will discuss the lasting impact of austerity and how its legacy might influence policymakers' decisions in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
A wide audience of civil servants, general public and academics were invited to this event and promoted engagement and discussion of CAGE research activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/22-06-20-austerity_where_next/
 
Description Online Event: Economic History of Race in the United States 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact CAGE and the Economic History Group hosted a panel discussion about the enduring racial disparities in education, labour markets and other economic outcomes and how history has impacted on cultural and political behaviour. Speakers were invited from the United States. A broad audience attended, including members of the general public, postgraduate and undergraduate students, as well as academics. The discussion was well-received and highlighted CAGE's support and engagement with these important questions, particularly in the light of the "Black Lives Matter" movement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/22-06-20-economic_history_of_ra...
 
Description Online Event: Report of the UK Wealth Tax Commission 
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 Hosted by the International Inequalities Institute, the Department of Law and the CAGE Research Centre at the University of Warwick, this event launched the final report of a major new project investigating the desirability and feasibility of a 'wealth tax' for the UK. The unprecedented public spending required to tackle COVID-19 has been followed by debates about how to rebuild finances and tackle inequalities exposed by the crisis. Building on contributions by a network of world-leading experts on tax policy, the report will make recommendations to government on how to tax wealth more effectively.
A wide audience of general public, academics and policy practitioners attend this event.

https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/09-12-20-report_of_the_uk_wealth_tax_commission/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.lse.ac.uk/Events/2020/12/202012091000/tax
 
Description Online Event: The road to COVID recovery: Weighing up costs, benefits, and intergenerational fairness 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The UK, like many other countries, has once again chosen 'lock down' as a means of curbing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and saving lives. But is there another way?
Join Andrew Oswald and Thijs van Rens to discuss the policy design for UK recovery from the pandemic, the ethics of locking down and the problem of intergenerational unfairness.
This talk will consider the delicate balance policymakers face - between physical health, mental health and the health of the economy - and discuss possible ways to release parts of the labour force while continuing to suppress the virus.
Online Event held in which some ideas about exiting lockdown were shared, followed by a Q&A session. This engaged a wide audience including academics, general pubic and policy practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/25-11-20-the_road_to_covid_reco...
 
Description Online Webinar: CAGE Research Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Speakers were invited to present a paper at this online event and other CAGE Associates based at Warwick University listened and discussed the papers. The programme included 5 half hour slots.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/30-11-20-cage_research_day/
 
Description Pandemics and Inequality 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A short commentary on a topical issue aimed to engage with a wide general audience.

Pandemics of the past have had major consequences for inequality, not all of them positive. What lessons can we learn about the potential redistributive effects of COVID-19? Guido Alfani explores the impact of plague and influenza on inequality, and asks how infection spread and mortality rates affect wealth and income redistribution.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/news/03-12-20-pandemics_and_inequality...
 
Description Pandemics and women's labour market participation in India: A long view 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A short commentary written about a topical issue which would appeal to a wide non-specialist audience.

The 1918 influenza pandemic had a positive effect on women's labour force participation in India, but this effect was short-lived. Ashwini Deshpande and Bishnupriya Gupta consider the labour market effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and ask whether this time women's labour force participation might change for the long term.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/news/19-11-20-pandemics_and_womens_lab...
 
Description Presentation about wealth tax modelling to HMRC / Arun Advani / 16 Nov 20 
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, CAGE Impact Director, presented his wealth tax modelling research to the HMRC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation at London School of Economics (LSE) on non-doms research / Arun Advani / 30 Sept 20 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Arun Advani, CAGE Impact Director, presented at London School of Economics (LSE) on non-doms research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation by Daniel Sgroi on measuring national happiness with music to the Government Economic Service (GES) network 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Daniel Sgroi, CAGE Associate, presented a talk on measuring national happiness with music to the Government Economic Service (GES) network on 16 March 2022. 124 people joined the online seminar.

Bishnu Gupta, CAGE Research Director, chaired the session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Presentation of Wealth Tax research at KPMG Event / Arun Advani / 15 Sept 20 
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, CAGE Impact Director, presented about his wealth tax work at an event at KPMG.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation of capital gains tax work in a seminar at the OECD / Arun Advani / 21 Jul 20 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Arun Advani, CAGE Impact Director, presented his work on Capital Gains tax at an OECD seminar.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation of draft of the final report by the Wealth Tax Commission to HMRC and Treasury officials / Arun Advani / 19 Nov 20 
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, CAGE Impact Director, presented a draft of the final report from the Wealth Tax Commission to HMRC and Treasury officials.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation of paper "An Adaptive Targeted Field Experiment: Job Search Assistance for Refugees in Jordan" by Stefano Caria at the 2nd KCL/EBRD Workshop on the Economics and Politics of Migration 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Stefano Caria, CAGE Associate, presented his paper on "An Adaptive Targeted Field Experiment: Job Search Assistance for Refugees in Jordan" at the 2nd KCL/EBRD Workshop on the Economics and Politics of Migration (22 April 2021).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.kcl.ac.uk/events/2nd-ebrd-and-kings-college-london-workshop-on-the-economics-and-politic...
 
Description Presentation of paper "Tradition and Mortality: Evidence from Twin Infanticide in Africa" at University of Lund seminar series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact James Fenske, CAGE Deputy Theme Leader, Economic History, presented his research on "Tradition and Mortality: Evidence from Twin Infanticide in Africa" as part of a departmental seminar series at the University of Lund (December 2020).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://nek.lu.se/en/calendar/departmental-seminar-james-fenske-warwick
 
Description Presentation on Capital Gains Tax and Wealth Tax research to Lord Balfe (House of Lords) / Arun Advani / 22 Sept 20 
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, CAGE Impact Director presented to Lord Balfe on Capital Gains Tax and Wealth Tax research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation on Capital Gains Tax and top incomes more generally to tax practitioners at Mcfarlanes / Arun Advani / 9 Oct 20 
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, CAGE Impact Director, presented work on a capital gains tax and top incomes more generally to David Gauke (former Financial Secretary to the Treasury) and other tax practitioners at Macfarlanes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation on Wealth Tax work to HMRC and Her Majesty's Treasury / Arun Advani / 29 Oct 20 
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, CAGE Impact Director, presented to HMRC and HMT on his wealth tax work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation to "Exploring Economics" group at the GES on work done with Discover Economics on racial justice / Arun Advani / 13 Aug 20 
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, CAGE Impact Director, presented to the "Exploring Economics" group at the GES on his work with Discover Economics on what can economics do for racial justice (referencing article in Financial Times on 12 Aug 20).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation to Anneliese Dodds MP (Shadow Chancellor) on "How much tax do the rich really pay?", CAGE Working Paper / Arun Advani / 29 Jun 20 
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, CAGE Impact Director, presented his CAGE Working Paper "How much tax to the rich really pay?" to Anneliese Dodds MP (Shadow Chancellor).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation to Civil Servants at No 10 (within "Office for Talent") unit on research into inequality / Arun Advani / 7 Jan 21 
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, CAGE Impact Director, presented to Civil Servants at No 10. (within "Office for Talent" unit) about his research into inequality
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation to Civil Society Groups (including Oxfam, Tax Justice, ICRIT) / Arun Advani / 03 Dec 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Presentation by Arun Advani, CAGE Impact Director, on his Wealth Tax work to Civil Society Groups, including Oxfam, Tax Justice and ICRIT.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation to Clerk of the Treasury Select Committee on capital gains tax and wealth tax research as part of "Tax after Coronavirus" enquiry / Arun Advani / 10 Aug 20 
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, CAGE Impact Director, presented to the clerk of the Treasury Select Committee on capital gains tax and wealth tax research as part of the "Tax after Coronavirus" enquiry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation to Country Landowners' Association, National Farmers' and Historic Houses about wealth tax research / Arun Advani / 10 Nov 20 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Arun Advani, CAGE Impact Director, presented to Country Landowners' Association, National Farmers' and Historic Houses about wealth tax research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation to Dan Carden MP and Labour Shadow Treasury team on capital gains tax and tax audits research / Arun Advani / 6 Jul 20 
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, CAGE Impact Director, presented to Dan Carden MP and Labour Shadow Treasury team on capital gains tax and tax audit research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation to David Gauke (former Financial Secretary to the Treasury) on possible wealth tax / Arun Advani / 1 Oct 20 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation to David Gauke (former Financial Secretary to the Treasury) on possible wealth tax by Arun Advani, CAGE Impact Director.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation to HMRC Valuation Office about valuation parts of draft of final Wealth Tax Commission report / Arun Advani / 25 Nov 20 
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, CAGE Impact Director, presented to HMRC Valuation Office about valuation parts of draft of final Wealth Tax Commission report.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation to HMRC and ONS on how wealth is measured in the UK / Arun Advani / 1 Sept 20 
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, CAGE Impact Director, presented to HMRC and ONS on how we are measuring wealth in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation to Home Office officials on research on migration / Arun Advani / 25 Nov 20 
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, CAGE Impact Director, presented to Home Office officials about his research into migration, particularly importing inequality paper. Key contacts are Christopher Lynch and Thomas Fischer.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation to International Institute of Public Finance on new CAGE Working Paper "Importing Inequality" / Arun Advani / 4 Sept 20 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Arun Advani, CAGE Impact Director, presented to the International Institute of Public Finance on new CAGE Working Paper "Importing Inequality".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.iipf.org
 
Description Presentation to John Stevenson MP on capital gains tax and wealth tax research / Arun Advani / 8 Sept 20 
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, CAGE Impact Director presented to John Stevenson MP on capital gains tax and wealth tax research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation to Labour Shadow Treasury Team on Capital Gains Tax Research / Arun Advani / 17 Nov 20 
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, CAGE Impact Director, presented to Labour Shadow Treasury Team on his capital gains tax research. His key contact is Spencer Thompson, Head of Research for the Shadow Chancellor.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation to Labour Shadow Treasury team on wealth tax research / Arun Advani / 4 Dec 20 
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, CAGE Impact Director, presented to Labour Shadow Treasury team on wealth tax research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation to Margaret Hodge MP on capital gains tax and wealth tax research / Arun Advani / 20 Oct 20 
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, CAGE Impact Director, presented to Rob Roberts MP on capital gains tax and wealth tax research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation to National Audit Office (NAO) on environmental taxation and protecting the poor (CAGE Policy Report) as part of an enquiry they are currently undertaking / Arun Advani / 13 Aug 20 
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, CAGE Impact Director, presented to National Audit Office on environmental taxation and protecting the poor as part of an enquiry they are currently doing (based on his fiscal studies and chapter in the last CAGE Policy report).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation to Office of National Statistics (ONS) on capital gains tax research / Arun Advani / 14 Jul 20 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation to Office for National Statistics (ONS) on capital gains tax research - may be a chance they will recommend changes to income inequality measurement in the UK as a result of this work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation to Oxford MsC students in tax as part of a Tax Policy Roundtable event / Arun Advani / 11 Jan 21 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Arun Advani, CAGE Impact Director, presented to Oxford MsC students in tax as part of a Tax Policy Roundtable event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation to Private Equity Managers on wealth tax research / Arun Advani / 11 Oct 20 
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, CAGE Impact Director, presented to Private Equity Managers on wealth tax research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation to Rob Roberts MP on capital gains tax and wealth tax research / Arun Advani / 22 Sept 20 
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, CAGE Impact Director, presented to Rob Roberts MP on capital gains tax and wealth tax research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation to Scottish Fiscal Commission on capital gains tax research / Arun Advani / 13 Aug 20 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Arun Advani, CAGE Impact Director, presented the Scottish Fiscal Commission on capital gains tax research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation to Tim Leunig (Chief Economic Advisor to the Chancellor) on wealth tax research / Arun Advani / 4 Dec 20 
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, CAGE Impact Director, presented to Tim Leunig (Chief Economic Advisor to the Chancellor) on his wealth tax research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation to Tim Pitt (former advisor to Sajid Javid and Philip Hammond) on capital gains tax and wealth tax research / Arun Advani / 24 Jul 20 
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, CAGE Impact Director, presented to Tim Pitt (former advisor to Sajid Javid and Philip Hammond) on capital gains tax and wealth tax research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation to Treasury officials on Wealth Tax work / Arun Advani / 29 Jun 20 
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, CAGE Impact Director, presented to Treasury officials on Wealth Tax work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation to Treasury officials on research on Non-doms / Arun Advani / 4 Jul 20 
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 presented to Treasury officials on research he has done on Non-Doms.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation to individuals from various organisations on capital gains tax and inequality to individuals research / Arun Advani / 9 Apr 20 
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, CAGE Impact Director, presented to individuals from Resolution Foundation, ONS, OBR, HMRC, NIESR, ESCoE, IPPR, DWP, IFS, International Inequalities Institute, Pump Court Tax Chambers on capital gains tax and inequality to individuals research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation to senior officials at the HMRC on Capital Gains Tax / Arun Advani / 12 Mar 20 
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, CAGE Impact Director, presented his research on Capital Gains Tax to senior officials at HMRC, including the "Director of wealthy individuals and mid-sized business compliance" group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation to the High Pay Centre on Capital Gains Tax and importing inequality / Arun Advani / 6 Oct 20 
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, CAGE Impact Director, presented work on Capital Gains Tax and on importing inequality to the High Pay Centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation to the Office for Tax Simplification (OTS) as part of work for capital gains tax review / Arun Advani / 23 Jul 20 
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, CAGE Impact Director, presented to the Office for Tax Simplification (OTS) on capital gains tax research as part of work on capital gains tax review.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation: Australian Tax Policy Institute / Arun Advani/ 23 Jun 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Arun presented his work to Australian Tax Policy Institute: How much tax do rich really pay work can link to CAGE pol brief: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/manage/publications/bn27.2020.pdf
Enhanced the reputation of CAGE.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://taxpolicy.crawford.anu.edu.au/
 
Description Presentation: David Hume Institute / How much tax do the rich really pay? / Arun Advani 18 Jun 2020 
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 How much tax do the rich really pay? at the David Hume Institute on 18/06/2020
Then was invited to take part in the event:
DHI: Bites Talking Tax Event 8th July 2020
With Dr Arun Advani, Dr Andrew Summers and Charlotte Barbour
The authors of recently published research discussed their findings with Charlotte Barbour, Director of Tax for ICAS and Susan Murray, Director of the David Hume Institute to reflect on the implications for Scotland.
https://www.davidhumeinstitute.com/latest-publications/2020/7/8/dhi-bites-talking-tax-with-dr-arun-advani-dr-andrew-summers-and-charlotte-barbour
Also event planned for 22nd March 2021: Diversity and Economics - what do the data tell us?
https://www.davidhumeinstitute.com/upcoming-events/2021/3/22/diversity-and-economics-what-do-the-data-tell-us
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.davidhumeinstitute.com/
 
Description Presentations to DIFID regarding work on Carbon Taxes in Ethiopia / Arun Advani / 25 Jun 20 and 3 Jul 20 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Two presentations by Arun Advani, CAGE Impact Director, to DFID regarding work on Carbon Taxes in Ethiopia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentations to Dan Carden MP ( Shadow Financial Chief Secretary) on wealth tax research / Arun Advani / 29 Jun 20 
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, CAGE Impact Director, presented to Dan Carden MP (Shadow Financial Chief Secretary) on wealth tax research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentations to Stephen Hammond MP on capital gains tax and wealth tax research / Arun Advani / 30 Sept 20 and 3 Dec 20 
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, CAGE Impact Director, presented to Stephen Hammond MP on capital gains tax and wealth tax research on 2 occassions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presented paper "The Columbian Exchange and Conflict in Asia" at the North-East Universities Development Consortium (NEUDC) Conference 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact James Fenske, CAGE Deputy Theme Leader, Economic History presented his research at the NEUCD Conference 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://sites.google.com/dartmouth.edu/neudc2020/schedule-papers/schedule-day-1
 
Description Press Release: 'Investment in cities, not towns, is the best way to tackle regional inequality for the long-term,' finds CAGE Research Centre 
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 Contrary to reports of a rise in rural living, new research from CAGE shows the COVID pandemic has done little to change the economic geography of the UK. But the preference for urban living revealed in the report offers an opportunity for the government to tackle regional inequality.

In a new report launched today, the CAGE Research Centre has studied the impact of the pandemic on the UK's regional structure.

(Launch of CAGE Policy Report).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/news/18-11-21-press_release_investment...
 
Description Radio Interview: Wake up to Money / Arun Advani 12 Feb 2021 
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 Arun Advani giving specialist knowledge on Tax etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0070lr5
 
Description Radio Interview: Wake up to Money / Arun Advani 15 Jan 2021 
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 Arun Advani giving specialist knowledge on Tax etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0070lr5
 
Description Radio Interview: Why the Covid-19 crisis is exacerbating racial inequality / Roland Rathelot Jun 2020 
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 Roland Rathelot interviewed by France 24 - English (which is the French equivalent of BBC World News) on ethnic discrimination on French labour markets. 

The global protests following the death of George Floyd have put a spotlight on racial disparities in the United States and around the world. In this programme, we take a closer look at the economic inequalities faced by African Americans, and how the coronavirus pandemic has affected different communities in different ways. We also discuss the situation in France, a country where comparable data on race and wealth isn't collected, but where studies have found evidence of discrimination in hiring practices.

Damon JONES, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy
Roland RATHELOT, Associate professor of Economics, Warwick University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.france24.com/en/business/20200611-people-profit-why-the-covid-19-crisis-is-exacerbating-...
 
Description Reference in OECD Economic Survey: UK to IFS Green Budget and work of Arun 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 Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Calls are made in the OECD Economic Survey: United Kingdom, released in October 2020 for more targeted tax audits. They reference the IFS Green Budget 2018 for this point, which in turn references work by Arun Advani, CAGE Impact Director.

IFS Green Budget 2018 (https://www.ifs.org.uk/uploads/publications/budgets/gb2018/GB2018.pdf)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.oecd.org/economy/surveys/United-Kingdom-2020-OECD-economic-survey-overview.pdf
 
Description Regional impact of Brexit / Brexit vote hits leave areas the hardest / Financial Times 16 Jul 20 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Press coverage of CAGE research into the regional impact of Brexit by Thiemo Fetzer, Theme Leader for Political Economy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.ft.com/content/90e9880d-8162-4d44-8d8d-8f59ae97d1ff
 
Description Regional impact of Brexit / Brexit, Coronavirus, oil and the struggles of Scotland's north-east / The National (Scotland) 3 Aug 20 
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 According to a Warwick University study, Aberdeen City has seen the highest Brexit cost per head in Scotland at £9000. The combined Covid-19 pandemic and oil crash saw the oil price dive into negative numbers for the first time in history.

Also wide coverage in smaller regional press in Scotland, and radio broadcasts.

Research undertaken by Thiemo Fetzer, Theme Leader for CAGE Political Economy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.thenational.scot/news/18623634.brexit-coronavirus-oil-struggles-scotlands-north-east/
 
Description Regional impact of Brexit / If only Michael Gove heeded 'Captain Foresight' on Brexit / Financial Times 17 Jul 20 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Warwick University researchers, including Dr Thiemo Fetzer of Economics, have concluded that areas that voted Leave, notably the West Midlands, have suffered the biggest economic hit since the Brexit vote. Who should residents hold responsible?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.ft.com/content/b45525dc-0d9b-4c22-80b7-1c397cc23473
 
Description Report on UK-US Free Trade Agreement 
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 Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Ed Balls cited Dennis Novy's research (CAGE Associate) in a report, "Will prioritising a UK-US free trade agreement make or break Global Britain? Transatlantic Trade and Economic Cooperation through the Pandemic" published in May 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.hks.harvard.edu/sites/default/files/centers/mrcbg/files/136_Final_AWP.pdf
 
Description Research article in Science: Community policing does not build citizen trust in police or reduce crime in the Global South 
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 Lack of trust in law enforcement can be a barrier to reducing crime. Initiatives to increase police community engagement have been put forward as a solution: they offer the chance for residents to work together with local police officers to reduce crime in their areas. But do these initiatives work? New research published today in Science analyses the effectiveness of community policing in the Global South.

The research was compiled by an international group of 17 authors, including Professor Thiemo Fetzer, CAGE Theme Leader, Political Economy, and Dr Pedro Souza, CAGE Associate. Their recent research has also analysed the effectiveness of policy body-worn cameras in Santa Catarina, Brazil, and found that body-worn cameras were effective at reducing police brutality.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/news/26-11-21-community_engagement_ini...
 
Description Research on trade costs cited in World Trade Organisation (WTO) report 
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 Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Various papers on trade costs by Dennis Novy, CAGE Associate, cited in the background paper to the new World Trade Organisation (WTO) trade cost index "How to measure international trade costs", World Trade Organisation (WTO) report. (01 May 2021).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://tradecosts.wto.org/docs/Trade_Cost_Index_Background_Note_24-03-2021.pdf
 
Description Research reveals 'climate-change complacency' across Europe 
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 Other audiences
Results and Impact We send out press releases to showcase our flagship research to journalists and policymakers. Our press releases commonly result in citations in top broadsheet newspapers and significant numbers of citations on online media platforms. Our releases often lead to an increase in social media followers, newsletter signups and event participants. They also draw new audiences to our website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/news/14-09-20-research_reveals_climate...
 
Description Revolution in progress? The future of remote work in the UK 
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 Online webinar hosted by CAGE.

What is the future of the commuting, 9-5 office workplace model what existed before the pandemic? In this webinar, CAGE Director Mirko Draca introduced new research that points towards the '80-20' labour market, where around 20-30% of workers will be working remotely for some part of their week.

There are also indications that a whole class of jobs in sales and administration are at risk of being eliminated due to the remote-work-related restructuring. This 'restructuring risk' could rival automation as the biggest threat to white collar work as we know it.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/26-05-21-revolution_in_progress...
 
Description Rich pay more tax than ever, but burden unequally shared 
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 Other audiences
Results and Impact We send out press releases to showcase our flagship research to journalists and policymakers. Our press releases commonly result in citations in top broadsheet newspapers and significant numbers of citations on online media platforms. Our releases often lead to an increase in social media followers, newsletter signups and event participants. They also draw new audiences to our website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/news/02-07-20-rich_pay_more_tax_than_e...
 
Description Royal Economic Society Schools Outreach Subcommittee meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Arun Advani met with other members of the Schools Outreach Subcommittee.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Sanctions and the targeting of 'elite' interests: the effectiveness of targeting in the case of Iran 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The targeting of elite interests has been at the centre of recent sanctions policies, and will be a major strategic concern as the world responds to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Mirko Draca, CAGE Director, Jason Garred, and Nele Warrinnier look at the effectiveness of targeting in the case of Iran during the 2010s. They find that political elites within Iran faced a tangible economic incentive to negotiate the removal of sanctions.

Blog post from LSE British Politics and Policy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/iran-sanctions-targeting/
 
Description Should the UK have a wealth tax? The Wealth Tax Commission publishes its recommendations 
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 Other audiences
Results and Impact This press release launched the final report of the Wealth Tax Commission, which was co-led by CAGE's Impact Director Arun Advani. The release of the research has led to significant engagement with the findings by policymakers, journalists and the general public. Already, national and international politicians are starting to show their support publicly for the findings and to take action. The press release was co-launched with the LSE. As of February 2021, this press release has been shared 171 times and has been viewed 3989 times on the CAGE website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/news/09-12-20-should_the_uk_have_a_wea...
 
Description Sonia Bhalotra presented her research on domestic violence in Brazil and Chile at a UK Government Open Innovation Team seminar series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Sonia Bhalotra, CAGE Associate, presented her research on domestic violence in Brazil and Chile (two different research papers) at a UK Government Open Innovation Team seminar series on COVID on 28 October 2021. There were about 120 policymakers on the Zoom seminar.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Stefano Caria presented at a CEPR/LEAP Workshop in Development Economics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Stefano Caria, CAGE Associate, presented his paper "An Adaptive Targeted Field Experiment: Job Search Assistance for Refugees in Jordan" at the CEPR/LEAP Workshop in Development Economics on 20 May 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://cepr.org/7094/programme
 
Description Stefano Caria was a speaker at the CEGA/IPA webinar on Forced Displacement 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Stefano Caria, CAGE Associate, was invited to speak at the CEGA/IPA webinar on Forced Displacement on 2 June 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://cega.berkeley.edu/event/covid-19-and-forced-displacement-in-the-global-south-integration/
 
Description Summer Newsletter 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CAGE newsletters provide subscribers with an update about current CAGE research, activities and upcoming events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://us20.admin.mailchimp.com/campaigns/show?id=13488679
 
Description TV Interview: Lifting the Lockdown / BBC News Channel / Andrew Oswald 10 May 2020 
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 Professor Andrew Oswald, of the University of Warwick's Department of Economics, speaks to the BBC News Channel on his recently published research of the potential 'rolling age' lifting of the COVID19 lockdown.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNSsYYQWMmM
 
Description Telephone call with Dan Carden MP (Shadow Financial Secretary to Treasury) about work on tax and inequality 
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 Arun Advani, CAGE Impact Director, had a telephone call with Dan Carden MP (Shadow Financial Secretary for the Treasury) about his work on inequality and taxation at the top.
Dan quoted some of the research in a speech to the House of Commons in July 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2020-07-07/debates/90C7CE09-75C5-403E-956A-74CFA7B3F73A/Corona...
 
Description Telephone call with Economic Divide, news show, about wealth taxes. 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Arun Advani, CAGE Impact Director, contacted by Economic Divide, a news channel, about a show they are doing discussing wealth taxes (February 2020).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Telephone call with HMRC Scientific Pandemic Influenza (SPI) team regarding issues with their data 
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 Arun Advani, CAGE Impact Director, met with HMRC Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group (SPI) to discuss issues with their data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Telephone call with Labour Party Special Advisors Team about tax inequality, effective average tax rates, and new wealth tax plans 
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 Arun Advani, CAGE Impact Director, met with Labour Party Treasury Special Advisors Team relating to his work on inequality, effective average tax rates, and net wealth tax plans.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Telephone call with Marc Morgan, World Inequalities Database (WID) about updating data they hold on UK top-income inequality 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Arun Advani, CAGE Impact Director, had a telephone call with Marc Morgan from the World Inequality Database (WID) about potentially updating the data they hold for UK top-income inequality by using the data series Arun and his co-author, Andy Summers, had created. This likely to happen once Arun has provided them with the finalised version.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wid.world/team/
 
Description Telephone call with Osama Rahman (Department for Education's Director of Analysis and Chief Scientific Adviser) to discuss diversity in Economics. 
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 Arun Advani, CAGE Impact Director, had a telephone call with Osama Rahman (Department for Education's Director of Analysis and Chief Scientific Adviser) o discuss is work on diversity in Economics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Telephone call with Ruth Stanier (Director General, Customer Strategy and Tax Design) 
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 Arun Advani, CAGE Impact Director, discussed his work on HMRC resourcing, proposal for additional work on improving HMRC audit targeting, and his work on Capital Gains Tax.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Telephone call with Tax Justice UK to discuss options for wealth tax 
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 Arun Advani had telephone calls with Tax Justice UK to discuss options for taxing income (Capital Gains Tax in particular) and taxing wealth to pay for the economic impacts of the crisis.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
URL https://www.taxjustice.uk/blog/ultra-wealthy-londoners-unfair-tax-windfall-revealed
 
Description Telephone call with Treasury regarding an effective average tax rate and modelling an alternative minimum tax 
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 Arun Advani, CAGE Impact Director, had a telephone call with the Treasury to discuss his work on an effective average tax rate and modelling for an alternative minimum tax.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Telephone calls with Ipsos Mori about involvement in the Net Wealth Tax project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Arun Advani, CAGE Impact Director, took some telephone calls from Ipsos Mori about involvement in the Net Wealth Tax project. (April 2020)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.ipsos.com/ipsos-mori/en-uk/britons-support-paying-more-tax-fund-public-services-most-pop...
 
Description Telephone calls with Knowledge, Analysis and Intelligence (KAI) Team about Capital Gains Tax review by the Office for Tax Simplification 
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 Arun Advani, CAGE Impact Director, had a call with Sam Cuthbertson, Minyo Minev, Phil Murfitt, Penny Nixon and Miriam Glover to discuss work he has done on capital gains, the team presenting the policy costings work they do, and then discussing how these interact. There was a follow-up call about the spill over effects of tax audits. (April 2020)

In May, there was a further call about raising funding for their datalab.

The Knowledge, Analysis and Intelligence (KAI) directorate is HMRC's central analytical team, which provides analysis and research on all areas of the tax system to HMRC and HM Treasury.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Telephone meetings with officials from the South African Revenue Service about improving measures of compliance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Arun Advani, CAGE Impact Director, spoke with officials from the South African Revenue Service about improving their measures of compliance, building on his UK work (March 2020).

He had a further telephone meeting discussing tax audit work with South African Revenue Authority and SA National Treasury in Sept 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Test and Trace research / Data glitch 'may have led to more than 1.500 COVID deaths in England' / Guardian 25 Nov 20 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Thiemo Fetzer (Theme Leader for CAGE Political Economy) and Thomas Graeber, economists at Warwick, uncovered the effect thanks to a statistical anomaly in the data. Different parts of England were affected by the error to different degrees - and the number of cases they lost, the academics say, is random enough to treat the error as a "quasi-experiment".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/25/data-glitch-may-have-led-to-more-than-1500-covid-death...
 
Description The Black Death in Spain: A European Perspective 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A short commentary on a topical issue aimed to appeal to a wide general audience.

For many European countries, the aftermath of the Black Death in the fourteenth century saw an increase in average income and a reduction in income inequality. As labour became more scarce, the bargaining power of workers rose and so did their wages. But this was not the case in Spain. Here, incomes fell and inequality rose. Carlos Álvarez- Nogal, Leandro Prados de la Escosura and Carlos Santiago-Caballero investigate why Spain fared so differently to its neighbours. Their findings suggest that the economic effects of a pandemic depend a great deal on the economic conditions of a country before the pandemic began.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/news/17-12-20-the_black_death_in_spain...
 
Description The Times of India: report on roundtable discussion at the International Conference on Indian Business and Economic History 
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 CAGE Research Director, Bishnupriya Gupta, and CAGE Associates, Guido Alfani and Tirthankar Roy, were invited to participate in a virtual roundtable to discuss the impact of pandemic on economies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/new-normal-was-seen-in-1918-crisis/articleshow/85...
 
Description The regional economic impact of Brexit to date: many losers, few winners 
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 Other audiences
Results and Impact We send out press releases to showcase our flagship research to journalists and policymakers. Our press releases commonly result in citations in top broadsheet newspapers and significant numbers of citations on online media platforms. Our releases often lead to an increase in social media followers, newsletter signups and event participants. They also draw new audiences to our website. This press release was shared 198 times and has been viewed 1652 times on our website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/news/16-07-20-the_regional_economic_im...
 
Description The state of the union 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CAGE news article on website showcasing CAGE research related to the United Kingdom of England, Scotland and Wales.

The Scottish parliamentary election is on Thursday 6 May, with the Scottish National Party expected to take the largest share of the votes.

Large scale support for the SNP could have major implications for the state of the union. On Monday 3 May, the Telegraph reported that the Conservative government is seriously concerned about support for a second referendum on Scottish independence. It is developing plans to strengthen ties with Scotland by boosting pan-UK transport infrastructure, investing in healthcare and encouraging educational exchange.

This week we're showcasing research and commentary from our associates relevant to these plans:
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/news/04-05-21-the_state_of_the_union/
 
Description Thiemo Fetzer interviewed on Sky News about his research into the pandemic pressures on the Public Health Service in the UK 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Thiemo Fetzer, CAGE Theme Leader, Political Economy, interviewed about pressures of pandemic and the impact on non-COVID deaths.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://twitter.com/warwicknewsroom/status/1485943748584480770
 
Description Times Red Box: The rich pay more tax than ever - but some hand over more than others / Arun Advani 2 Jul 2020 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Times Red Box article written by Arun Advani and Andy Summers
According to new figures published by HMRC last Friday, the top 1 per cent now pay a higher share of income tax receipts than at any time in past twenty years. Close to three in every ten pounds that the government receives in income tax is paid by just over 300,000 individuals. Even as Covid-19 puts increasing pressure on public finances, this statistic will be grist to the mill of those who argue that the rich cannot be asked to pay more. But does it tell the whole story?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-rich-pay-more-tax-than-ever-but-some-hand-over-more-than-othe...
 
Description Top 1% receive a sixth of the nation's income (pre-crisis) due to hidden rise of capital gains 
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 Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact We send out press releases to showcase our flagship research to journalists and policymakers. Our press releases commonly result in citations in top broadsheet newspapers and significant numbers of citations on online media platforms. Our releases often lead to an increase in social media followers, newsletter signups and event participants. They also draw new audiences to our website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/news/21-05-20-top_1_receive_a_sixth_of...
 
Description Trade wars: The ghost of Smoot-Hawley tells why America isn't too big to avoid retaliation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The US Smoot-Hawley legislation of 1930 raised import duties in a bid to protect American businesses and farmers. New evidence shows that these measures encouraged widespread retaliation from trade partners. American exports to retaliating countries fell by as much as 32%. The findings offer new insights on the potential impact of modern US protectionist trade policies, and shows that the lucrative American market is not too big to avoid retaliation.

Article by CAGE Associates, Kris Mitchener and Kevin O'Rourke, with co-author Kirsten Wandschneider republished from Vox EU.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/news/10-02-22-trade_wars_the_ghost_of_...
 
Description TransformTax Advisory Board Meeting 
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, CAGE Impact Director, who was appointed to this Advisory Board was asked to discuss his environmental work. (July 2020).
He had a further meeting in January 2021 to discuss his work on green taxes.

Think tank Green Alliance, supported by Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, is launching a project to build a strong public and political mandate for tax reform to drive low impact lifestyles, jobs and economic prosperity. The project will run for three years and will look at how tax can be made more beneficial for the environment and help people make sustainable decisions. It will add practical suggestions to the increasingly loud calls for major reform. For example, the Committee on Climate Change and the Grantham Institute at the LSE have argued that carbon pricing must feature in a green recovery.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
URL https://t.co/RYcz1RLDkf?amp=1
 
Description Twitter thread: Wealth Tax / MP Mel Stride / Arun Advani 15 Feb 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Chair of treasury select committee just came out in favour of one off wealth tax, based on our report, and my +Emma's appearance before treasury select committee in Oct 2020.
Quote from thread:
"I think what might be more promising in terms of effectively raising more tax might be a one-off wealth tax"
Mel Stride, Tory MP and chair of the Treasury select committee, says this could be the way to raise more tax to pay for coronavirus.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://twitter.com/arunadvaniecon/status/1361286984778530821
 
Description UK Trade Remedies Authority discussion 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dennis Novy, CAGE Associate, met with Trade Minister Ranil Jayawardena, MP Online meeting (November 2020). He is part of the UK Trade Remedies Authority, a new independent body set up since Brexit to deal with unfair trade practices and import surges.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description UK could have zero new COVID-19 cases as early as 10th May 
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 Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact We send out press releases to showcase our flagship research to journalists and policymakers. Our press releases commonly result in citations in top broadsheet newspapers and significant numbers of citations on online media platforms. Our releases often lead to an increase in social media followers, newsletter signups and event participants. They also draw new audiences to our website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/news/09-04-20-covid_19_cases_in_the_uk...
 
Description US-UK Trade Agreement and Global Britain 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dennis Novy, CAGE Associate, was interviewed and cited in Harvard Kennedy School regarding the US-UK Trade Agreement and Global Britain.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Understanding the causes of domestic violence: job loss and unemployment benefit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A short commentary written about a topical issue which would appeal to a wide non-specialist audience.

One in three women worldwide report having experienced domestic violence at some stage in their lives. Domestic violence has risen worldwide during the coronavirus pandemic, leading the UN to call it a shadow pandemic. But the reason for this rise is not entirely clear. CAGE Associate, Sonia Bhalotra, with co-authors Diogo Britto, Paolo Pinotti and Breno Sampaio use administrative data from Brazil to understand the effect of job loss and unemployment benefit payments on domestic violence.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/news/05-10-21-understanding_the_causes...
 
Description Various presentations on Wealth Tax research in preparation for release of final report by the Wealth Tax Commission / Arun Advani / 3 and 4 Dec 20 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Various presentations on Wealth Tax research in preparation for release of final report by the Wealth Tax Commission
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Video with: Centre for Study of Financial Innovation / Wealth Tax Arun Advani / Feb 2021 
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 A Wealth Tax for the UK: is this an idea whose time has come? With Arun Advani & Edward Troup - CSFI
https://www.csfi.org/
CSFI and Covid-19
We continue to operate during the epidemic with a busy programme of virtual events and publications, all available online.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=ymCMOvfEoXQ&feature=youtu.be
 
Description Virtual "knowledge exchange" session presenting wealth tax work to practitioners from various accountancy and law firms. 
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, CAGE Impact Director, and others took part in a virtual "knowledge exchange" session presenting our wealth tax work to practitioners from various accountancies, law firms, etc to get input.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Virtual meeting with Becks Gowland from Patriotic Millionaires to discuss wealth taxes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Arun Advani, CAGE Impact Director, has met with Becks Gowland from an American organisation, Patriotic Millionaires, to discuss hsi work on Wealth Taxes (January 2021).

"I don't want to add to my personal net worth at the expense of my fellow Americans. I can pay more, I should pay more, and I reject the false concept that we wealthy Americans are the job creators who will leave the country with our money if we're asked to pay our fair share. -Karen Stewart, Patriotic Millionaire and Angel Investor"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://patrioticmillionaires.org/
 
Description Virtual meeting with Ecorys to discuss carbon pricing in the UK. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Arun Advani, CAGE Impact Director, contacted by Ecorys, a leading European research consultancy, to discuss work he has done on carbon pricing in the UK. (April 2020)

The European Commission (DG TAXUD) has recently requested Ecorys, a leading European research consultancy, and the Austrian Institute of Economic Research to perform a study on "Taxation in support of green transition: an overview and assessment of existing tax practices to reduce greenhouse gas emissions". The objective of the study is to map existing tax measures that aim to reduce GHG emissions in the EU as well as an additional five countries. For the study, we focus on taxes, as well as tax incentives (breaks and exemptions) in order to identify good practices at national levels. In addition, we have been asked to identify key harmful tax subsidies which incentivise increases in GHG emissions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.ecorys.com/united-kingdom/our-company
 
Description Virtual meeting with Laura Webster (Head of Personal Tax, Treasury) to discuss tax issues 
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, CAGE Impact Director, had a virtual meeting with Laura Webster (Head of Personal Tax, Her Majesty's Treasury) to discuss his work on wealth taxes, capital gains tax, non-doms, and income tax rates at the top. (January 2021).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Virtual meeting/call with Home Office about research on top income earner migration 
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, CAGE Impact Director, had a virtual meeting with a number of people from the Home Office regarding his research into top income earner migration (April 2020).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Warwick press release: Final withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan could see drastic increase in violent activity, new research suggests 
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 Evidence from the first phase of NATO's withdrawal from Afghanistan between 2011 and 2014 indicates that insurgents purposefully held back violent activity until after foreign troops had withdrawn.

Professor Thiemo Fetzer, CAGE Theme Leader, Political Economy, said, 'In communicating a roadmap for the 2021 military withdrawal to an electorate tired of this war in the US and Europe, political leaders may have undermined the ability of NATO to leave the country with a functioning security apparatus. It has encouraged the Taliban to simply wait out the withdrawal of foreign troops up to the point at which the political costs to Western leaders for a U-turn on Afghanistan will become too high'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/news/07-07-21-press_release_final_with...
 
Description Warwick press release: New evidence of the long- and short-term impacts of the pandemic on non-COVID-related healthcare 
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 Delays to cancer referrals and treatment times have led to an estimated 32,000 missing cancer patients that should have already started receiving treatment. Meanwhile, pandemic pressures have adversely affected the quality of care received by non-Covid patients resulting in at least 4,000 additional deaths that could otherwise have been avoided in England.

During the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, healthcare professionals and policymakers were faced with tough choices to delay or cancel some hospital services including cancer treatments. The huge influx of Covid-19 patients during the worst waves of the pandemic also affected the quality of treatment for non-Covid-related emergency care.

New research by Professor Thiemo Fetzer (CAGE Theme Leader, Political Economy) and Dr Christopher Rauh (University of Cambridge) measures the short- and long-term impacts of these challenges on non-Covid-related healthcare services in England.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/news/11-02-22-press_release_new_eviden...
 
Description We are all Nate Silver now: Mirko Draca considers the future of economics in the age of information overload 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A short commentary written about a topical issue which would appeal to a wide non-specialist audience.

Mirko Draca, CAGE Director, considers the future of economics in the age of information overload.

The COVID pandemic will be noted for many things, but when it comes to the policy sphere there has never before been a time when the use of data and statistics has been so prominent. Political press conferences in last six months - including those featuring the centre-of-attention-loving President Trump - have often had the added feature of graph-filled slide packs. This was very rare in the pre-COVID-19 era. I'm also regularly reading wonkish and thoughtfully argued data-focused pieces in the popular press, which previously mainly served to inform me about the travails of celebrities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/news/20-01-21-we_are_all_nate_silver_n...
 
Description Wealth Tax Commission Research Press Coverage (2020/21) 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Macau Business (05.06.2020): 'Tax the rich? Post-pandemic recovery idea finds favour in UK' (https://www.macaubusiness.com/tax-the-rich-post-pandemic-recovery-idea-finds-favour-in-uk/)
Financial Times (14.06.2020): 'Wealthy pay less tax than official headline rates, study finds' (https://www.ft.com/content/09f373cb-bda7-4989-8793-472ac338956a)
The Times (15.06.20): Minimum tax on wealthy 'would raise an extra £11bn' (https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/minimum-tax-on-wealthy-would-raise-an-extra-11bn-dtkgkb6g9)

Anderson Tax News (31.07.20): The Study: A Reply (https://uk.andersen.com/newsletter/tax-news-july-2020/)

Financial Times (08.09.20): Private equity says payouts levy rise would drive industry out of UK (https://www.ft.com/content/c9b36086-0b0f-4d31-8ff7-ab6c6ad4a6ad)
Guardian (21.09.20): About a quarter of the UK's top earners are migrants, data shows (https://www.theguardian.com/money/2020/sep/20/about-a-quarter-of-the-uks-top-earners-are-migrants-data-shows?utm_term=Autofeed&CMP=twt_gu&utm_medium&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1600615209)
Forbes (21.09.20): Nearly a quarter of U.K.'s top one percent are migrants (https://www.forbes.com/sites/chantaldasilva/2020/09/21/nearly-a-quarter-of-uks-top-one-percent-are-migrants-study-finds/?sh=5497ec01935b)
The Times (23.09.20): Foreigners don't take our jobs - they create them and boost the Treasury (https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/foreigners-don-t-take-jobs-they-create-them-and-boost-the-treasury-m8fmx6z3w)
The Economist (26.09.20): Does immigration import inequality? (https://www.economist.com/britain/2020/09/24/does-immigration-import-inequality)
La Libre (30.09.20) - Belgium (https://www.lalibre.be/economie/conjoncture/financer-les-deficits-records-l-equation-a-multiples-inconnues-du-chancelier-britannique-5f7450577b50a677fbe3c951)

Financial Times (09.11.20): 'Will the UK axe private equity tax break worth millions?' (https://www.ft.com/content/3771030c-b8ad-4da6-b0af-0311a8e82ec8)
Financial Times (15.11.20): Carried interest is pure fiscal "cakeism" (https://www.ft.com/content/d7ac4424-9cf2-46a7-8ea2-fe1a479a8412)
Financial Times (20.11.20): 'Wealth tax risks worsening defective CGT system' (https://www.ft.com/content/af239665-df0f-45f5-9b23-279bdbabe965)

BBC (09.12.20): "Tax the wealthy to pay for coronavirus"(https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55236851)
The Guardian (09.12.20): Economic cost of Covid crisis prompts call for one-off UK wealth tax (https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/dec/09/economic-cost-of-covid-crisis-prompts-call-for-one-off-uk-wealth-tax)
Foreign Policy (US) (09.12.20): Morning Brief (https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/12/09/senate-to-vote-on-blocking-23-billion-uae-arms-sale/)
El Economista (09.12.20) - Spain (https://www.eleconomista.es/opinion-blogs/noticias/10934134/12/20/La-reforma-tributaria-programada-para-el-primer-trimestre-de-2021.html)
News 24 (09.12.20) - France (https://news-24.fr/taxer-les-riches-serait-le-meilleur-moyen-de-sauver-leconomie-de-covid-selon-un-groupe-dexperts/)
Monitor Mercantil (09.12.20) - Brazil (https://monitormercantil.com.br/reino-unido-estuda-taxacao-sobre-grandes-fortunas/)
Finversia (09.12.20) - Russia (https://www.finversia.ru/publication/v-velikobritanii-mogut-vvesti-nalog-na-bogatstvo-86423)
Il Fatto Quotidiano (09.12.20) - Italy (https://www.ilfattoquotidiano.it/2020/12/09/una-tassa-sulle-grandi-ricchezze-e-il-modo-piu-equo-ed-efficiente-per-trovare-risorse-contro-il-covid-lo-dice-uno-studio-di-economisti-inglesi/6031575/)
Financial Times (11.12.20): Wealth tax report gives 'political cover' for raising existing taxes (https://www.ft.com/content/43d55129-6a9f-4846-b6a8-938dbba83f3d)
The Independent (13.12.20): 'Is it time for politicians to start discussing a wealth tax?' (https://www.independent.co.uk/independentpremium/politics-explained/wealth-tax-tory-manifesto-promise-mansion-tax-real-estate-b1771234.html)
Accountancy Today (15.12.20): Wealth tax not 'politically or economically sensible' (https://www.accountancytoday.co.uk/2020/12/10/aat-wealth-tax-not-politically-or-economically-sensible/)
Le Figaro (23.12.20) - France (https://www.lefigaro.fr/conjoncture/quand-les-anglais-reflechissent-a-un-impot-exceptionnel-sur-la-fortune-20201223)

The Observer (03.01.2021): 'Richest 1% have almost a quarter of UK wealth, study claims'. (https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/2021/jan/03/richest-1-have-almost-a-quarter-of-uk-wealth-study-claims)
The Times (06.01.21): A wealth tax would be popular - but that does not make it right (https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/a-wealth-tax-would-be-popular-but-that-does-not-make-it-right-2ckfcjbn2)
Investor's Chronicle (14.01.21): After the pandemic: the tax changes to expect (https://www.investorschronicle.co.uk/ideas/2021/01/14/after-the-pandemic-the-tax-changes-to-expect/)

Investor's Chronicle (11.02.21): Lesson's from history: France's wealth tax did more harm than good (https://www.investorschronicle.co.uk/education/2021/02/11/lessons-from-history-france-s-wealth-tax-did-more-harm-than-good/)

BROADCASTS

LBC (09.12.20)
Mention of Warwick/ LSE research saying a one off tax on wealth could raise 260billion and cover the cost of tackling COVID without having to raise income tax.
Paying for COVID - phone in. Mention of the one-off wealth tax idea suggested by Warwick and LSE study which says the rich have the broadest shoulders financially and could be in a position to potentially help millions of people.
talkRADIO (09.12.20)
Discussion on the idea of the wealth tax, as proposed by Warwick and LSE to cover costs of tackling COVID.
Share Radio (16.12.20 and 17.12.20)
Discussion of the paper from Warwick and LSE on how taxing the richest could cover the costs of corona virus.

BBC Five Live, and all BBC regional programmes (15.01.21)
Interview with Arun Advani on the impact of COVID on GDP, ahead of results published today.

BBC 5 Live and all BBC stations and regional stations (12.02.21)
Interview with Dr Arun Advani from economics talking about GDP figures - shrinking economy - worst for three years. Whether we are technically in recession - two quarters of negative growth.

BBC Radio Five Live (04.03.21)
Dr Arun Advani of CAGE and the Department of Economics discusses the newly unveiled budget from the UK government.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
 
Description Welfare cuts and crime in 19th century England and Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A short written commentary on a topical issue aimed at a wide general audience.

In 1834, the New Poor Law completely overhauled the system of poor relief across England and Wales and dramatically reduced welfare payments to the poor. Eric Melander and Martina Miotto explore an unintended consequence of these cuts: an increase in petty property crime.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/news/26-03-21-welfare_cuts_and_crime_i...
 
Description What's in our backyards? Environmental exposure, health, human capital, and housing values" 
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 Organised by Ludovica Gazze, Deputy Theme Leader, Public Policy and Data.
Hybrid half-day conference, followed by a policy roundtable discussion.

A growing literature in economics shows that place plays a key role in perpetuating inequality along economic and racial lines. Where people live and work shapes every dimension of their lives, including the air they breathe. Environmental exposure affects individuals starting in utero, as well as throughout their formative and productive years, and even leaving a mark on their children and grandchildren. Yet, even green policies generate winners and losers. Understanding these distributional concerns is key to deploying effective policy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/research/centres/cage/events/20-10-21-whats_in_our_backyards...
 
Description Winter Newsletter 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact CAGE newsletters provide subscribers with an update about current CAGE research, activities and upcoming events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://us20.admin.mailchimp.com/campaigns/show?id=13545239
 
Description interview/video Canadian Politics with Nathaniel Erskine-Smith (Canadian MP) / Arun Advani 21 Feb 2021 
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 "One-off wealth taxation with Arun Advani | S2 / E9 In which a Canadian MP says that a new motion he tabled is a result of our work (at the start, and again about 15mins in). Nate Erskine-Smith, Canadian MP, has tabled a new motion for a one-off wealth tax in Canada. The motion was informed by the UK Wealth Tax Commission's recent report. He speaks to @arunadvaniecon of the Commission (& CAGE) about the research."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://uncommons.ca/2021/02/21/one-off-wealth-taxation-with-arun-advani-s2-e9/