Centre for Market and Public Organisation to Centre for Evidence-based Public Services

Lead Research Organisation: University of Bristol
Department Name: Economics

Abstract

The Centre addresses research questions covering the provision of public services - education, healthcare and welfare provision, and public policy more broadly. It takes an interdisciplinary approach and its focus is strongly international, analysing policy reforms in the UK and wider Europe, and placing increased focus on public policy in developing economies.

The main areas in which we work are:
A) Public services provision and the design of welfare systems
B) Education policy
C) Health and economic outcomes
D) Urban, transport and environmental policy
In addition, a cross-cutting theme covers data development and econometric methods.

Our aim is to provide robust quantitative evidence that is directly useful in policy design, and to advance academic knowledge in these areas. Our approach combines cutting-edge empirical techniques, the development of new data and the leveraging of existing administrative data to better understand how individuals and organisations respond to changes in the policy environment. We aim to use these findings to improve government policy making and advance understanding of individual and firm behaviour.

The main activities that we propose to carry out under the Legacy Centre Funding aim to translate our research into policy impact, and to inform the public debate around the effects of government policies and public spending.

Planned Impact

Using research to make an impact is a key part of the ethos and output of the Centre. The issues that the Centre addresses are of key concern to governments, public service providers, tax payers and citizens and are often hotly contested.

Who will benefit from these activities, and how will they benefit?

- The policy community

We have a first-class track record of using rigorous research to achieve policy impact nationally and internationally. Within the programme of impact activities in this bid we aim specifically to benefit policy makers in the areas of:
* The design of welfare and social security programmes (e.g. which features of these programmes make the biggest difference in helping people return to work?)
* Education policy (e.g. how do reforms to teachers' pay affect outcomes for students? How do school admissions policies affect neighbourhoods and the pupil mix within schools?)
* Health policy (e.g. how do education, employment status, habits, and nutritional information influence food purchases and diet?)
* Transport policy (e.g. who are the winners and losers from improved rail connections?)

- The wider public

We seek to influence public debate both nationally and internationally. We believe that our research should be available to all those who wish to use it. We will engage with different audiences (e.g. the general public, students) through a wide range of media, including events such as the Festival of Economics, with the aim of stimulating and informing. Within our plans under the Legacy Centre funding, we anticipate providing new evidence on:
* The costs and benefits of zero-hours contracts
* How job polarisation might be affecting individuals' physical and mental health
* Influences on people's dietary choices.

- Business

Our research is also of relevance to business. Under our impact plans:
* Our work on the effects of high-speed rail connections to London should provide evidence on how businesses in different sectors of the economy are likely to be affected by being brought 'closer' to the capital city - identifying potential winners and losers.
* Our work on airport pricing strategies is of direct interest to airports in how to price different elements of their business (retail activities versus services for airlines)
* Our work on improving worker productivity in an industrial park in a low-income country setting should directly benefit our project partner organisation.

How will you ensure they benefit?

Policy community. Our strategic approach to delivering impact is to develop strong working relationships with policy officials to ensure that the work we do is visible to them, and that the issues our research tackles are relevant and timely. This is achieved through active engagement with the policy community through face-to-face meetings, presenting our research in Whitehall and at other policy fora, and involving research users in the policy community at an early stage - often this evolves as a direct result of working with administrative data drawn from government departments, or taking advisory roles. This strategy has been highly effective, as evidenced by our REF2014 Impact Cases.

General public. We will use online media plus the Research in Public Policy Bulletin which will be sent to targeted journalists. We will work with the Centre for Public Engagement at the University of Bristol on events, and Centre staff contribute annually to the popular Festival of Economics.

Business. For the work on airport pricing strategies we have already established links to Bristol Airport, and have received interest from Gatwick. The research on worker productivity is co-produced with the partner industrial park in Ethiopia, and this work has also already received some media attention in the UK. For the research on high-speed rail we aim to use the What Works Local Economic Growth Centre to develop links and engage the business sector.

Publications

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Description This is an impact only award. Hence all our activity recorded falls into this category. During the Covid-19 pandemic our researchers have been active in channeling their expertise to advise on the policy response. This has been most evident in our activity to shape public debate and policy on the impact of lockdown, school closures and cancelled examinations on children's educational outcomes - how has this affected different groups of children? And what can be done to best enable children to catch-up? Multiple activities are listed under the "Engagement" heading in this return, including reports, meetings with policy makers, and multiple media contributions. We have also contributed in the areas of the gender impact of the lockdown and the effects across UK regions. During 2021 as lockdown eased we have been able to extend the international reach of our impact activity.
First Year Of Impact 2020
Sector Education,Government, Democracy and Justice,Transport
Impact Types Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description Education under lockdown and after
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Influence on government policy towards education, exams, school openings during the pandemic. Simon Burgess was co-lead on the Royal Society Delve Report on Schools and Covid-19
URL https://rs-delve.github.io/reports/2020/07/24/balancing-the-risk-of-pupils-returning-to-schools.html
 
Description Participation on the Advisory Group of OFQUAL's National Reference Test organisation
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Participation on the DFE's Longitudinal Study of Teachers Advisory Group.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Participation on the Review of Research Bureaucracy Challenge Panel - Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description A policy-paper in CESifo forum - Fairness in Europe: A Multidimensional Comparison 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Paul Hufe and colleague wrote a policy paper published on CESifo Forum - 'Fairness in Europe: A Multidimensional Comparison'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.cesifo.org/en/publikationen/2022/article-journal/fairness-europe-multidimensional-compar...
 
Description Academy of Social Sciences - CV-19 Educational Inequality 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Simon Burgess co-wrote a blog for on The Campaign for Social Sciences "The COVID-19 crisis and educational inequality" with Professor Anna Vignoles. This blog is aimed at policy maker and the media to amplify the voice of social sciences in policy issues. The article prompted a lot of interest on twitter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://campaignforsocialscience.org.uk/news/the-covid-19-crisis-and-educational-inequality/
 
Description Advice to BEIS and contractors on evaluation of business support scheme during Covid 
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 Helen Simpson met with officials from BEIS and an external evaluation team to discuss approach to evaluating a business support scheme under operation during the Covid-19 pandemic
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description All Senior Civil Service briefing: Permanent Secretary roundtable with leading academics on addressing the long-term challenges of Covid disruption 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Simon Burgess participated in an all Senior Civil Service briefing: A Permanent Secretary roundtable with leading academics on addressing the long-term challenges of Covid disruption.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Alumni event Covid-19 and the Economy 
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 Sarah Smith and Helen Simpson participated in an online University of Bristol Alumni discussion event - "What does Covid-19 mean for our Economy?" Audience asked a number of questions for the panel.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbBeIkcdkVY&feature=youtu.be
 
Description Article titled 'The obligation to register jobs still lacks bite' in the National Economy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Patrick Arni and co-authors of the report 'Impact Evaluation of the Vacancy Reporting Obligation' in Switzerland wrote an article for 'The National Economy. Economic Policy Reform' titled 'The obligation to register jobs still lacks bite'. This site is an economic policy magazine that is published in German and French. The publisher is the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (Seco).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://dievolkswirtschaft.ch/de/2021/06/der-stellenmeldepflicht-fehlt-noch-der-biss/
 
Description Article titled 'The obligation to register jobs still lacks bite' in the National Economy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Patrick Arni an co-authors wrote a piece, 'The obligation to register jobs still lacks bite' for The National Economy. Economics Policy Platform published on 14 June 2021. It was based on their report 'Impact Evaluation of the Vacancy Reporting Obligation' in Switzerland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://dievolkswirtschaft.ch/de/2021/06/der-stellenmeldepflicht-fehlt-noch-der-biss/
 
Description Attendance of SAGE CV-19 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 Professor Simon Burgess was invited to attend SAGE to talk briefly about his DELVE report on schools.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description BBC Radio 4 The Briefing Room 
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 Professor Simon Burgess participated in an edition of BBC Radio 4's "The Briefing Room" to discuss lockdown and inequality with a large national public audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000h0w0
 
Description BBC Radio 5 Live Wake Up To Money Appearance 
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 Professor Simon Burgess appeared on BBC Radio 5live Wake up to money to discuss the impact of CV-19 one education. This is national radio station.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Blog article for GlobalDev - 'Addressing hidden support for gender inequalities' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Zahra Siddique and co-authors wrote a blog article 'Addressing hidden support for gender inequalities' for globaldev.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.globaldev.blog/blog/addressing-hidden-support-gender-inequalities
 
Description Blog article for GlobalDev - 'Measuring gender attitudes in developing countries' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Zahra Siddique and co-authors wrote 'Measuring gender attitudes in developing countries' for globaldev
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.globaldev.blog/blog/measuring-gender-attitudes-developing-countries
 
Description Bristol Festival of Economics 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Richard Davies was Director of the Bristol Festival of Economics at which economists and experts from around the world debate some of the key economics questions of our time to audiences of the general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.ideasfestival.co.uk/themes/festival-economics/
 
Description Conference on Genes, Social Mobility, and Inequalities across the Life-Course 102 July 2021 
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 Stephanie von Hinke and Pauly Hufe with project colleagues organised an end-of-award workshop which included 2 policy sessions (1-2 July 2021). One of these was a panel with people from the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs, Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the Netherlands Bureau of Economic Policy Analysis and a geneticist from the University of Zurich.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ifo.de/en/node/60989
 
Description Contributed to research for RTS, Temps Present (Swiss national TV), 10/3/2022: 'Coupable d'être au chômage' 
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 Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Patrick Arni worked with a journalist for RTS, Temps Present (Swiss national TV) for the item "Coupable d'être au chômage on 10/3/2022. The item was on benefit sanctions in unemployment insurance. PatrickI talked/emailed with the journalist during Nov and Dec 2021 who heavily relied on two of his research papers on this topic, one paper is prominently cited within this 10-15min TV report.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Contribution to IFS Briefing Note: Job opportunities during the pandemic 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Peter Spittal and Monica Costa Dias contributed to the IFS briefing note - 'Job opportunities during the pandemic', which is a policy companion piece to their working paper - Worker Mobility and Labour Market Opportunities. This has a fair amount of media coverage (e.g. Bloomberg, Evening Standard, Financial Times, The Guardian, Independent) and led to some informal conversations between our team and people at e.g. the Treasury and Bank of England
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://ifs.org.uk/publications/15628
 
Description Conversation with Cabinet Office 
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 Professor Simon Burgess was contacted by the Cabinet Office to talk about the impact of Covid-19 and school closures on education.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Creation of CEPS Blog Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact We have established a CEPS blogs series to communicate research by our colleagues to policymakers

Articles to date
Sarah Smith 'Why We Give to Charities and When: Fundraising Lessons From Health Scares and International Disasters.'
Stephanie von Hinke 'Genes and Upbringing Both Matter for Educational Success.'
Stephania Simion 'Escalating Tuition Fees in England Have Not Made Poorer Students Less Likely to Go to University.'
Hans Sievertsen 'Born on a Busy Day: Midwives Buffer Effects of Crowded Wards on Babies and Mothers.'
Arnaud Philippe 'Gender Stereotypes See Female Criminals Fare Better in Court.'
Patrick Arni 'Overconfidence in Health Linked with Unhealthy Lifestyles According to Economic Report'
Hans Sievertsen 'Study Reveals How High-Stakes Tests Spur Girls to Study Harder'
Yanos Zylberberg 'Study Reveals How the Flight of the Rich from Homes Near Nuclear Power-Plants Brings Local Deprivation'
Zahra Siddique 'Study Counts Devastating Toll of Domestic Violence Faced by Mothers on Their Children'
Series Editor and Writer Michele Kilfoyle
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://ceps.blogs.bristol.ac.uk/category/blog/
 
Description DELVE Report Schools CV-19 
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 Professor Simon Burgess co-lead a DELVE: Data Evaluation and Learning for Viral Epidemics report on Schools and and Covid-19. DELVE is a multi-disciplinary group. Professor also joined the group. The report lead to meetings with the Department for Education and MPs to discuss policies to tackle learning loss and impact of CV-19 on education.

The DELVE reported was covered in the national media and was subject of discussion on twitter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://rs-delve.github.io/reports/2020/07/24/balancing-the-risk-of-pupils-returning-to-schools.html
 
Description Danish Ministry for Children and Education - Talk on Segregation in Kindergartens 
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 Dr Han H. Sievertsen presented a talk to the Danish Ministry for Children and Education on "Segregation in Danish kindergartens 2005-2014" based on his VIVE report
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Discover Economics / Bristol School of Economics Blog post 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Accessible blog post on local effects of Covid-19 and levelling up aimed at audience of sixth formers and university students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://economics.blogs.bristol.ac.uk/2020/07/31/the-local-economic-impacts-of-covid-19-and-policy-t...
 
Description Discover Economics Blog Schools CV-19 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Professor Simon Burgess & Dr Hans Sievertsen co-wrote an article "School is out, does it hurt us?" for the Discover Economics blog which is an accessible blog aimed at audience of sixth formers and university students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.discovereconomics.co.uk/blog/school-is-out-does-it-hurt-us/
 
Description Discussion with HMT CV-19 and 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 Professor Simon Burgess spoke with people at Her Majesty's Treasury, including Alex Massey regarding the impact of CV-19 on education, learning loss and educational inequality.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Discussion with MP Siobhan McDonagh - Education CV-19 
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 Discussion regarding policy response to the impact of CV-19 on education and inequality.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Economics Observatory Blog 'How have school closures affected children around the world?' 
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 Han Sievertsen produced a blog for the Economics Observatory, 'How have school closures affected children around the world?'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.economicsobservatory.com/how-have-school-closures-affected-children-around-the-world
 
Description Economics Observatory Blog - 'How are developing economies coping with the Covid-19 crisis?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Ahmed Pirzada wrote a blog article, 'How are developing economies coping with the Covid-19 crisis?' for the Economics Observatory.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.economicsobservatory.com/how-are-developing-economies-coping-with-the-covid-19-crisis
 
Description Economics Observatory Blog - 'How can we give women equal voice in economics?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Sarah Smith and Hans Sievertsen wrote an article for the Economics Observatory on 'How can we give women equal voice in economics?'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.economicsobservatory.com/how-can-we-give-women-equal-voice-in-economics
 
Description Economics Observatory Blog - How has COVID-19 affected charitable giving? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Sarah Smith wrote a blog article on 'How has COVID-19 affected charitable giving?' for the Economics Observatory.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.economicsobservatory.com/how-has-covid-19-affected-charitable-giving
 
Description Economics Observatory Blog - How have teacher assessments affected A-level results? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Steven Proud wrote the blog article 'How have teacher assessments affected A-level results?' for the Economics Observatory
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.economicsobservatory.com/how-have-teacher-assessments-affected-a-level-results
 
Description Economics Observatory Learning Loss Article 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Simon Burgess wrote an article for the Economics Observatory on "How can we make up the learning losses from lockdown?" The Economics Observatory is an accessible blog aimed at answering the key questions of policymakers and the general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.economicsobservatory.com/how-can-we-make-learning-losses-lockdown
 
Description Economics Observatory Schools Reopening 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Simon Burgess and Dr Hans H. Sievertsen wrote a blog piece for the Economics Observatory on "When should schools re-open?" with Dr Marta De Philippis. The Economics Observatory is an accessible blog aimed at answering the key questions of policymakers and the general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.economicsobservatory.com/when-should-schools-re-open
 
Description Education Select Committee Evidence Submission 
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 Evidence on the response to the CV-19 pandemic's impact on Education and Educational inequality
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Evidence Magazine Edition 1 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact First edition of our Centre Magazine. Publicised via i) Twitter ii) circulation to Government Economics Service iii) circulation to students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://cpb-eu-w2.wpmucdn.com/blogs.bristol.ac.uk/dist/c/679/files/2020/11/Evidence-The_-Pandemic_Ed...
 
Description Evidence Magazine Summer 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Second edition of Evidence Magazine focused on Women. Publication generated further interest and publicity for the Centre's research.
Articles in this edition included: differential effects of the Covid pandemic on men and women including a data story feature; demands placed on mothers' time during lockdown; how, in India, fear of violence can affect women's decisions to work outside the home; how information on unconscious bias can help overcome discrimination in the workplace; how information provision for women who don't want to get pregnant can increase contraceptive use; and a Q&A with Sarah Smith co-Chair of the Discover Economics Initiative.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://cpb-eu-w2.wpmucdn.com/blogs.bristol.ac.uk/dist/c/679/files/2021/07/Evidence-The_Womens_Editi...
 
Description Evidence Magazine Winter 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact New CEPS magazine aimed at policy makers and general public. Disseminated online, via Twitter and in hard copy format. Generated interest in the Centre's Research.
This first edition focused on the pandemic
Articles covered spatial impacts of the pandemic across the UK, the economic costs of lockdown, potential effects of the pandemic on the next generation including those as yet unborn, impacts of educational disruption during the pandemic and a data story illustrating effects of the Covid pandemic through charts. Other articles covered mapping neighbourhood change using historical maps and a Q&A with Richard Davies author of Extreme Economies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://cpb-eu-w2.wpmucdn.com/blogs.bristol.ac.uk/dist/c/679/files/2020/11/Evidence-The_-Pandemic_Ed...
 
Description FFT Education Data Lab Blog - Schools CV-19 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Simon Burgess with colleagues from the FFT Education Data Lab wrote a blog reporting "Pupils in the poorest areas of the country are missing the most schooling." FFT Education Data Lab produce independent, cutting-edge research that can be used by policymakers to inform education policy, and by schools to improve practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://ffteducationdatalab.org.uk/2020/10/pupils-in-the-poorest-areas-of-the-country-are-missing-th...
 
Description Festival of Economics "Ask an Economist" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Helen Simpson participated in a Festival of Economics session "Ask an Economist". Lots of questions and discussion with the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bristolideas.co.uk/attend/ask/
 
Description Festival of Economics "Working from Home" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Helen Simpson participated in a panel debate on "Working from Home or Not Working at All?" as part of the 2021 Festival of Economics. Increased interest in the topic and discussed potential (policy) implications of shift to home-working
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.economicsobservatory.com/events
 
Description Festival of Economics - CV-19 Webinar 
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 Schools
Results and Impact Professor Richard Davies co-organised a webinar on "'Generation COVID.' What does the pandemic mean for the future economy?" for the Bristol Festival of Economics which included Dr Peter Spittal. The event was aimed at sixth formers and the general public. The Bristol Festival of Economics invites economists and experts from around the world to debate some of the key economics questions of our time for audiences of the general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbTqVwgtXWI&feature=emb_logo
 
Description Follow up meeting with Department for Transport 
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 Helen Simpson. Follow up meeting to discuss collaboration on evaluation of high-speed rail projects with the Dept for Transport.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Global Health at LSE Blog Post - 'Using survey experiments to measure gender attitudes in Bangladesh' 
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 Zahra Siddique and colleagues wrote a blog article, 'Using survey experiments to measure gender attitudes in Bangladesh' for LSE Global Health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/globalhealth/2021/05/13/using-survey-experiments-to-measure-gender-attitudes...
 
Description Guardian Article on FFT Data Lab blog 
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 Guardian report on the FFT Education Data Lab blog co-authored by Professor Simon Burgess. Burgess is quoted in the article. The Guardian is a mainstream newspaper with a large readership.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/oct/30/children-in-poorer-areas-of-england-missing-more-s...
 
Description HEPI blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Battal Dogan's work discussed in blog post on reform to HE admissions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.hepi.ac.uk/2021/11/05/how-to-make-higher-education-admissions-fairer-quicker-and-better/
 
Description IZA World of Labour Blog long-term consequences of missing a term of school 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A blog post by Simon Burgess and Hans Sievertsen at the beginning of the first lockdown addressing the long term consequences of missing a term of school, highlighting the damaging and unequal effect of lockdown on children's learning. The IZA blog is a resource aimed at decision makers, advisors, interested citizens and others.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://wol.iza.org/opinions/the-long-term-consequences-of-missing-a-term-of-school
 
Description Informal discussion with Olivia O'Sullivan of UK Gov Open Innovation Team July 2021 on "capability-based pay" 
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 Simon Burgess had an informal discussion with Olivia O'Sullivan of UK Gov Open Innovation Team July 2021 on "capability-based pay". August 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Informal discussion with Olivia O'Sullivan of UK Gov Open Innovation Team July 2021 on "capability-based pay". August 2021 
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 Simon Burgess had an informal discussion with Olivia O'Sullivan of UK Gov Open Innovation Team July 2021 on "capability-based pay". August 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Informal discussion with colleagues at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on "measuring regional variation in opportunity and social mobility" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Simon Burgess was invited to an informal discussion with colleagues at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on "measuring regional variation in opportunity and social mobility."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Interview in Die Republik (Switzerland) 22/6/2021. Article 'Wir haben es gut -- aber es ginge besser' 
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 Patrick Arni was interviewed in Die Republik (Switzerland) as a labour/PES expert, statements related to his research about the role, potential and future of the Public Employment Service.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.republik.ch/2021/06/22/wir-haben-es-gut-aber-es-ginge-besser
 
Description Interview in Die Republik (Switzerland), 15/6/2021 in the article 'Zu alt ist zu einfach' 
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 Patrick Arni was interviewed in Die Republik (Switzerland), 15/6/2021 in the article 'Zu alt ist zu einfach.' He appeared as labour market expert and made statements relating to his research about job search at age 50+ .
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Magazine Article for Research Outreach - 'Gene-environment interplay: A revolution for social science research?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Stephanie von Hinke and co-authors produced the article 'Gene-environment interplay: A revolution for social science research?' for Research Outreach
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://researchoutreach.org/articles/gene-environment-interplay-revolution-social-science-research/
 
Description Media coverage of report in The New Zurich Times: 'Was die Stellenmeldepflicht bringt' 15/06/2021 
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 Patrick Arni and co-authors report 'Impact Evaluation of the Vacancy Reporting Obligation' in Switzerland received coverage in the New Zurich Times in the article 'Was die Stellenmeldepflicht bringt'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting with DFE CV-19 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 Follow up meeting with the DFE following meeting with Osama Rahman CSA to discuss policy responses to the impact of Covid-19 on Education
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting with DfE Permanent Secretary and senior officials 
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 Professor Simon Burgess and Professor Richard Davies held an Education Scarring meeting (small group) with DfE Permanent Secretary and senior officials.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting with DfE about reform to university admissions 
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 Battal Dogan met with Widening Participation and Student Experience, DfE to discuss reform to university admissions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting with Osama Rahman CSA, DFE CV19 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 Professor Simon Burgess met Osama Rahman CSA, DFE to discuss how we should deal with the lockdown learning loss in England's schools with co-author Anna Vignoles.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Meeting with Tim Murray, Education Specialist at Save The Children Canada to discuss the programmatic content of "She Belongs in School" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Christine Valente met with Tim Murray, Education Specialist at Save The Children Canada to discuss the programmatic content of "She Belongs in School", a girl empowerment project under development targeting out-of-school girls in Northern Mozambique. Most significant outcome: Save the Children are assessing the feasibility of adopting the intervention evaluated in one of my research articles. 1st October 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting with UCAS 
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 Battal Dogan met with Director of Strategy, Policy and Public Affairs, UCAS to discuss reform to university admissions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meeting with the World Bank (WB) team supporting the Mozambican Ministry of Education (MINEDH) in the implementation of "MozLearning" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Christine Valente met with the World Bank (WB) team supporting the Mozambican Ministry of Education (MINEDH) in the implementation of "MozLearning", a nationwide programme which will upgrade sexual and reproductive health in Mozambican schools. Most significant outcome: Christine has now joined the WB team as a consultant and I am providing technical advice and taking part in policy dialogue between the World Bank team and MINEDH.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Meetings with meetings with the Rural Development Authority, the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, Government of Bangladesh, regarding evaluating their poverty-free model village initiative 
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 Rabeya Khatoon has had several meetings (online) with the Rural Development Authority, the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, Government of Bangladesh, regarding evaluating their poverty-free model village initiative- in December 2021, January 2022, and March 2022.

She will be working with them this summer to evaluate their pilot project which may extend to the evaluation of a bigger initiative in near future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021,2022
 
Description ONS Business Data User Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Helen Simpson gave a talk on the effects of High Speed Rail 1 at the ONS Business Data User conference. This generated further interest in the work from policy-maker audiences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://ukdataservice.ac.uk/events/uk-business-data-user-conference-2021/
 
Description Oxford Talks, University of Oxford - Childare CV-19 
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 Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Professor Sarah Smith and co-author Professor Almudena Sevilla presented their paper "Baby steps: the gender division of childcare during the COVID-19 pandemic" virtually for the Oxford Talks, University of Oxford in conjunction with The Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford and the Oxford Review of Economic Policy. These talks are aimed at students at the University of Oxford and other interested parties.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2rDOkyuT5s
 
Description Panellist Festival of Economics - Why are so many places left behind? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Helen Simpson was a panellist at a Festival of Economics debate, on "Why are so many places becoming "left behind"?". To a general public audience. Also subsequently broadcast online. Lively discussion and many audience questions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ideasfestival.co.uk/events/left-behind/
 
Description Participation in Nuffield Foundation session to feed into Open Innovation Team and DfE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Simon Burgess invited to speak at "How the education and children's care systems can best sustain recovery" Nuffield Foundation session to feed into Open Innovation Team and DfE
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Participation in small scale roundtable organised by EPI "Evidence Based Education Policy: Can we do better?" 
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 Simon Burgess invited to join and speak at small scale roundtable organised by Education Policy Institute "Evidence Based Education Policy: Can we do better?"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.edpol.net/epi-and-edpol-roundtable-16th-november-2021-evidence-based-education-policy-ca...
 
Description Participation on small scale round-table discussion event to discuss the UK Equality and Human Rights Commission's new Strategic Plan 
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 Simon Burgess participated on a small scale round-table discussion event to discuss the UK Equality and Human Rights Commission's new Strategic Plan
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Podcast Interview - The gender divide of childcare during the Covid-19 pandemic - Sarah Vine's Femail Half-Hour Podcast 
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 Sarah Smith was interviewed on Sarah Vine's Femail Half-Hour Podcast on 'The gender divide of childcare during the Covid-19 pandemic'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/sarah-vines-femail-half-hour-the-first-episode/id1565106681?i=...
 
Description Policy Matters Podcast Education CV-19 
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 Professor Simon Burgess appeared on an episode of the Policy Matters podcast: "How will lockdown affect education long-term?" to discuss how policy should tackle the long term affects of school closures and disruption to education.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.shareradio.co.uk/podcasts/?gs=simon+burgess&pr=Policy+Matters
 
Description Policy discussion with HM Treasury officials 
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 Helen Simpson and Richard Davies participated in an informal policy discussion with officials from HMT focused on productivity, innovation and investment and the Covid-19 pandemic
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Policy talk to the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi on School Closures during the pandemic 
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 Han Sievertsen gave a policy talk to the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi on 'How Have School Closures Affected Children Around the World.'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation for government officials at the Swiss State Secretariat of Economic Affairs(SECO) in Nov 2021 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Patrick Arni and project colleagues presented research from their project 'The Choice of Job Search Methods and Job Search Success' to government officials (SECO) in Nov 2021.Impact currently restricted to the officials in the Labour Department of the SECO being aware of the results. One idea is the feed the results into the work of the Unemployment Insurance counsellors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation on evaluating the effects of High-Speed Rail 1 to Dept for Transport 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation of research and discussion with 80 officials from Department of Transport. Research covered an evaluation of the effects of the introduction of high-speed rail commuter services in Kent and effects of proximity to HS2 route on house prices.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation to government officials at State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), Switzerland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Patrick Arni and co-authors of the report 'Impact Evaluation of the Vacancy Reporting Obligation' in Switzerland presented to government officials at SECO in May 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation/discussion to - Opportunity Areas Programme, DfE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Simon Burgess was invited to presentation/discussion with her colleagues by Liz Franey Deputy Director - Opportunity Areas Programme, DfE
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description RCPCH Insight Article - CV-19 Education 
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 Professor Simon Burgess research on the impact of CV-19 on education was quoted in an article "How can we help children and young people recover from disrupted education?" for RCPCH (The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health) Insight
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://medium.com/rcpch-insight/how-can-we-help-children-and-young-people-recover-from-a-year-of-di...
 
Description RES Seminar CV-19 Education 
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 Professor Simon Burgess presented a webinar presentation on "Education and Lockdown: Skills, Transitions and Inequalities" with Professor Anna Vignoles for the Royal Economic Society presenting to professional (public and private sector) and academic Economists. The recording is available to anyone online.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMoukoe-SA8&feature=youtu.be
 
Description RES webinar Local Economic Effects of Covid-19 
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 Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Royal Economics Society Covid-19 Webinar series. The local economic impacts of Covid-19.
Follow on discussions which fed into Govt Office of Science report.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.res.org.uk/resources-page/the-local-economic-impacts-of-covid-19.html
 
Description Radio Interview for the BBC World Service, Business Daily 'The long shadow of Covid on kids' education' 
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 Hans Sievertsen was interviewed for 'Business Daily' on the BBC World Service on 'The long shadow of Covid on kids' education'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3ct1jns
 
Description Research on school choice/selection by Simon Burgess et al. added to the National Secular Society's faith school research bank 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact School Places: A Fair Choice? School Choice, Inequality and Options for Reform of School Admissions in England by S. Burgess, E. Greaves and A. Vignoles (February 2020), The Sutton Trust added to the National Secular Society's faith school research bank.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.secularism.org.uk/faith-school-facts.html?category=16
 
Description Royal Statistical Society conference plenary talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Simon Burgess gave a plenary talk at the Royal Statistical Society conference. The society is a professional body for all statisticians and data analysts across different disciplines and sectors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description SWDTP Safepod workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Helen Simpson have a talk on using secure microdata to postgraduate research students to encourage use of the new Safepod research facility
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccQvvLjqjyc
 
Description Scottish Economics Society Conference 2021 Roundtable on Devolution and Covid 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Helen Simpson chaired the session "Has devolution led to different outcomes during the Covid-19 crisis?" which was open to the public and generated some interesting debate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Talk Radio CV 19 Education 
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 Professor Simon Burgess was interviewed on The Mark Dolan Show for TalkRadio on learning loss as a result of the CV-19 pandemic and policy responses. This a national radio station
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://talkradio.co.uk/radio/listen-again/1612195200
 
Description The Conversation Childcare CV-19 
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 Professor Sarah Smith contributed an article for the Conversation on "Back to school does not necessarily mean back to work for mothers." The Conversation is an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://theconversation.com/back-to-school-does-not-necessarily-mean-back-to-work-for-mothers-145083
 
Description The Conversation Learning Loss CV-19 
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 Professor Simon Burgess and Dr Hans H. Sievertsen wrote an article for The Conversation: "Learning loss: the National Tutoring Programme for England is a valuable step - but may not go far enough." The Conversation is an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://theconversation.com/learning-loss-the-national-tutoring-programme-for-england-is-a-valuable-...
 
Description The Guardian - Home Schooling Imapcting Young Children 
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 Professor Simon Burgess was quoted in the Guardian article: "'They are scared to try new things': how is home school impacting young children?" looking at the impact of home schooling on the education and wellbeing of young children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/feb/06/they-are-scared-to-try-new-things-how-is-home-s...
 
Description The Telegraph Article CV-19 Education Quoted 
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 Article: "'Army of tutors needed' to ease damage of lost school learning" on Professor Simon Burgess' policy recommendations to tackle learning loss as a result of the CV-19 pandemic. This is a national newspaper with a large readership.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2021/01/09/army-tutors-needed-ease-damage-lost-school-learning/
 
Description The Times article - Education CV-19 
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 Professor Simon Burgess and his policy recommendations were quoted in the article "School closures have put an entire generation at a huge disadvantage"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/school-closures-have-put-an-entire-generation-at-a-huge-disadvant...
 
Description Times Radio Breakfast - The Budget 
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 Professor Richard Davies was interviewed on Times Radio Breakfast. He explained some of the key issues around Corporation Tax and Green taxes ahead of the 2021 Budget.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.thetimes.co.uk/radio/show/20210301-4187/2021-03-01
 
Description VIVE Danish Kindergartens 
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 Dr Hans H Sievertsen produced a report on "Segregation in Danish kindergartens 2005-2014" for VIVE The Danish Centre for Social Science Research. VIVE is a Danish knowledge-providing organisation that contributes to the development of the welfare society and the public sector. We work in the fields of society, health, governance, education, children and young people, employment, integration, elderly care, economics and public sector management. VIVE is an independent government institution under the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Interior.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.vive.dk/da/udgivelser/segregering-i-danske-boernehaver-2005-2014-15189/
 
Description Vox EU article Learning Loss CV-19 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Professor Simon Burgess wrote an article on "How we should deal with the lockdown learning loss in England's school" for Vox EU. Vox EU's audience consists of economists working in the public sector, private sector, academia and media - as well as students of economics in the broad sense. The article generated discussion on twitter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://voxeu.org/article/how-we-should-deal-lockdown-learning-loss-england-s-schools
 
Description Vox EU article on Schools, skills, and learning: The impact of COVID-19 on education 
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 Article in Vox EU by CEPS researchers Simon Burgess and Hans Sievertsen discussing what can be done to mitigate the negative impacts of Covid-19 on education. Vox EU's audience consists of economists working in the public sector, private sector, academia and media - as well as students of economics in the broad sense.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://voxeu.org/article/impact-covid-19-education
 
Description VoxEu blog Childcare CV-19 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Sarah Smith with her co-author Professor Almudena Sevilla wrote "Childcare during a global pandemic: Many women left juggling work and childcare, but men do their share when they are not working" for the VoxEU blog. Vox EU's audience consists of economists working in the public sector, private sector, academia and media - as well as students of economics in the broad sense.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://voxeu.org/article/covid-19-and-childcare-men-doing-their-share-only-if-they-are-not-working
 
Description VoxEuTalks Charitable Giving 
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 Professor Sarah Smith presented her research on charitable giving levels after illness for VoxEu talks. Vox's audience consists of economists working in the public sector, private sector, academia and media - as well as students of economics in the broad sense.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://voxeu.org/vox-talks/do-we-give-more-charity-after-weve-been-sick