Economics Observatory

Lead Research Organisation: University of Bristol
Department Name: Economics

Abstract

The Economics Observatory (EO) is a new platform that bridges the gap between academia, policy and the public to provide balanced and reliable answers to the economic questions that Covid-19 and its aftermath will bring. A nationwide project, the EO's editors are drawn from across the countries and regions of the UK. With a hub is based in Bristol, the EO provides daily updates on policy-relevant questions. The overarching aim of the EO is based on two pillars. First, to provide the highest-quality analysis and synthesis to policymakers, the public and other stakeholders and to be a trusted source for balanced and accessible material on topical economic issues. Second, to pursue impact for this work, building a tailored outreach plan to raise awareness of the EO. This will drive improvements in public policymaking, discourse and understanding.

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Publications

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Description (1) Pipeline: Agile pipeline using a flexible and responsive approach to commissioning new material has supported our engagement with policy contacts and generated high demand for policy engagement seminars.

(a) Agile pipeline using a flexible and responsive approach to commissioning new material has supported our engagement with policy contacts and generated high demand for policy engagement seminars.

(b) Climate and environment. We commissioned articles on a wide range of topics related to climate change ahead of COP26 in November 2021 both for the website and ECO magazine. Our aim was to to maximise our impact and add value to the debate. Environmental economics expert, Matthew Agarwala presented at our June Lead Editor meeting, which allowed us to begin drawing up key topic areas to cover in the latter half of 2021. This work has continued beyond COP as this is such an important topic.

(c) Summer pipeline: Many of our contributors had limited availability to write during the summer. The summer period was used to decelerate the pipeline of new material and focus on longer-term plans such as the Data Hub, our September policy events, COP26 and commissioning new material for ECO magazine issue 2. This was also a good opportunity to re-promote past articles that remain highly relevant to policy-makers and students, as well as to offer student interns the opportunity to write articles with editorial guidance.

(d) Themed weeks: collections of content led by an expert to explore topics in-depth. Content covered has included nutrition and obesity, devolution, Scottish independence, the future of money, science, technology and innovation, centenary of Irish independence. Themed week content - a suite of articles related to a specific theme - is often commissioned by an external expert or lead editor. Each themed week is gaining strong traction both on the website and on social media. Many were picked up by local and national press.

(e) Launching new topics: themes weeks act as a 'springboard' to launch topics, and help with commissioning more articles. They are then used for policy events, teaching and general introductions to a topic.

(f) Future content: inflation, central banks, innovation, international comparisons, supply chain challenges, the rise of China, behavioural economics, social care reform, the productivity puzzle, labour market shortages and the forthcoming spending review.

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(2) Data: Data visualisation increased web traffic and engagement on social media, as well positive qualitive feedback from authors and collaborators. Feedback that this is also useful for teaching.

(a) Increased data visualisation grew in web traffic and engagement on social media, as well as generating positive qualitive feedback from authors and collaborators.

(b) Data presentation moving away from static images, and instead displaying interactive data. This enabled greater legacy and gives users access to the underlying data for their own work/research/general interest.

(c) ECO Data Editor to lead on the ECO Data Hub project, which is set to be a key component of our output going forward.

(d) With the Data Hub, we have learned the value of working on projects in parallel. While our web developers were building the page, the core team developed material to populate the hub. This will be drip fed into the hub over the next few weeks to slowly build up the database of data visualisations.

(e) Data Hub launch. September 2021, a new website section that provides an ever-growing database of charts tracking various economic, epidemiological, and environmental metrics. We worked closely with the Office for National Statistics to ensure all but a few exceptions of the charts are 'live' (automatically update with new data). Required integration of the ONS's Application Programming Interface (API) into the chart code.

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(3) Brand identify: A strong and distinct brand helped differentiate ECO and enable it be viewed as a trusted knowledge broker by the public and policy audiences.

(a) Re-brand. ECO launched its new brand identity in March 2021.

(b) Instagram launch July 2021. Using existing written content and design software, we have started to convert our articles into short-form, image-driven Instagram posts to target a younger audience. The idea is that the page will provide recycled outputs and be a useful resource in itself, while also driving new traffic to the main ECO website. In the absence of any serious competitors, the page grew fast and became a substantial asset for reaching and engaging A-level and undergraduate students.

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(4) Newsletters: A key tool to maintain weekly engagement with all audiences and promote ECO content and events.

(a) Re-designed newsletter saw 160% increase in readership and engagement.

(b) Guest newsletters related to themed weeks allow us to produce comprehensive analysis and attract new sector specific audiences.

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(5) ECO magazine: The magazine helped elevate the project substantially and to attract high-profile contributors. The project has attracted a diverse range of authors - both academic experts and individuals working on the 'frontlines' of issues addressed. Print copies were sent to every government department, university and member of parliament.

(a) ECO magazine twice annual publication - articles from leading experts and individuals on the 'frontline' of issues addressed. Articles are edited into a shorter format, focusing on key issues. ECO team have worked to curate the research into a coherent narrative. This process ran alongside the brand re-design and our thinking about how to expand our audience and grow in popularity and impact within each subgroup.

(b) Publication launch. The magazine helped elevate the project substantially.

(c) ECO magazine summer 2021 released the first copy of our magazine, ECO in June 2021. Content was presented to be eye-catching and engaging to all key audience groups.

(d) Interactivity: The magazine links back to the website through QR codes, and made a strong addition to and strengthened ECO's reputation for robust and balance economics and policy research.

(e) Frontline stories: including non-economic voices strengthen the articles and contribution of the magazine to the issues it addresses. The magazine has featured a doctor, youth climate campaign, UN Messenger of Peace, senior economic advisor, social justice campaigner and food bank staff. This feature makes ECO stand out from other economics publications and has helped us reach audiences outside of academia.

(f) ECO magazine winter 2021 commissioning. As mentioned previously, ECO magazine issue 2 focuses on environmental issues. It includes topics such as biodiversity and natural capital, energy, regulations and climate policy. In order to ensure that we have a broad range of high-quality material in the magazine, we commissioned and edited pieces throughout the summer. This issue also contains articles or interviews with Jane Goodall, Maya-Rose Craig and Zamzam Ibrahim. Feedback has so far been very positive.

(g) Printed publication. ECO magazine issue 2. A lesson learned was the value of "over-commissioning". By generating a surplus of articles, we were able to pick and choose the strongest pieces for the magazine. We could then re-purpose the extra material for normal web articles, allowing the online pipeline to remain active. We also believe our method of balancing articles by economic researchers with interviews with people working directly in the relevant fields works well, and a key lesson is to continue this approach for future editions.

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(6) Website: rebuilding the website has provided ECO with the chance to start developing a recognisable name and brand, as well as creating and delivering a public good in the form of an information hub. Articles are more easily searchable both by keyword and topic. Data visualisations are also more integrated and interactive.

(a) Rebuilt the website: rebuilding the website has provided ECO with the chance to start developing a recognisable name and brand, as well as creating and delivering a public good in the form of an information hub. Key lessons have been the value of user-experience (UX) research and putting engaging data visualisations at the heart of new material.

(b) Data Hub and Smart Search. The latest round of improvements to the website provided various lessons, including how best to categorise and organise our own content. We have found that some users do not think the search feature is granular enough. This has led us to go through old content and tag material appropriately, which has improved search functionality.

(c) Website traffic. Web traffic was slightly reduced over the summer for both academic and policy audiences but recovered strongly from September.

(d) Total page views: We have achieved 1.3 million page views and continue to draw over 75,000 users per month.

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(7) Training: Writing masterclasses added substantial value to the wider professional and academic economics community by enhancing communication. ECO's reputation as a trusted information hub attracted applications to the class.

(a) Writing masterclasses added substantial value to the wider professional and academic economics community by enhancing communication. ECO's reputation as a trusted information hub attracted applications to the class.

(b) Writing masterclasses. We ran sessions in April and June, with a range of participants including GES colleagues and researchers from the Institute for Fiscal Studies. The feedback continues to be very positive, and we believe that the sessions are gaining an excellent reputation. The next sessions for the autumn are already oversubscribed, suggesting substantial demand for the service.

(c) Communication workshop for PhD candidates at the RES Easter School is designed to strengthen communication within the economics community and ECO has become a well-known and trusted entity within the profession.

(d) Writing masterclasses. We ran a session for senior policymakers in mid-September. Participants were from a range of institutions, including the IFS, UKRI, Queen Mary University, CIPFA and the GES. Feedback continues to be positive, and we believe that the sessions are gaining an excellent reputation. There continues to be substantial demand the service - we are already over subscribed for our October session and may need to expand numbers (there are over 20 people on the waiting list). The GES featured our sessions in their monthly newsletter which appears to have boosted demand.

(e) Writing masterclasses. We ran a session for a large group of GES and academic colleagues in October. This was very well attended and demonstrated sustained demand for the service. The balance of policy-makers and academics indicates that the service provides value in both spaces, and that the content of the presentations is suitably broad.

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(8) Policy engagement: the appetite for closed policy seminars between government departments and academic networks is even greater than expected. There is interest across levels of seniority within institutions and both within national government departments and devolved administrations.

(a) Policy seminars: high demand for events bringing policymakers and academic economists together. Across the three sessions run to date, we have learned that the appetite for these seminars is even greater than expected, across varied levels of seniority within institutions.

(b) Strengthened national representation: built links with policy-makers in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland through Lead Editors.

(c) Policy-maker seminars are popular. Demand continues to be promising. We have been contacted directly by various teams in the Treasury, asking us to help them with their work. This suggests ECO is becoming a known resource for policy-makers seeking to learn from research and to improve their connections with academics and other researchers.

(d) Developing new strategic partnerships. We have spoken with the Office for National Statistics (ONS) about working together on data-driven projects. Our Data Editor, Denes, is in regular contact with the ONS API team and is working to maximise the impact of ONS data on the ECO website. Building this relationship has helped us learn how the ONS works internally and has strengthened our policy-maker activities in turn. We invited an ONS representative to our latest policy session with HMT in order to widen the scope of the discussion.

(e) Policy seminars. We held another of our policy seminars in May, this time with the HMT human capital group. The discussion led to several follow up questions on skills and human capital and allowed us to assemble a diverse group of academics for the panel. We also partnered with the ONS for the first time, inviting a representative from their human capital data team to speak at the event. We have since commissioned a series of articles on human capital in direct response to policy-makers' questions and published them on the website in the following weeks.

(f) Scottish independence strategy meeting. Following the May election result, we met with our colleagues Graeme Roy (Glasgow) and Stuart McIntyre (Strathclyde) to begin work on our strategy for the expected Scottish independence debate. This has led to the Scottish independence article series on the website and events with Scottish civil servants and academics in April 2022.

(g) The economics of climate change strategy meeting. As with Scottish independence, climate change and the environment was another theme where we developed a clear commissioning strategy. With guidance from Matthew Agarwala (Cambridge), we commissioned a significant amount of content over the summer in 2021. This alloed us to publish articles on the website and to produce the second issue of our magazine ahead of COP26. As this is such an important topic, we are continuing to commission and publish content related to climate change.

(h) Policy seminars. Other than the HMT Fiscal Framework Review in July, our policy seminar schedule was quieter than usual during the summer (for reasons already covered). As a result, we used the time to book in sessions and calls with new teams and new departments. This lead to two sessions with the Cabinet Office levelling up team in September, as well as a seminar with the HMT Macroeconomic Model review team. Introductory calls have also been booked in with a number of new departments.

(i) Summer policy events were also less straightforward to timetable during this period as many academics were away. Colleagues in government were still available and interest from the government side remained.

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(9) Public engagements: The public are keen to attend sessions with academics and policy-makers to discuss key policy issues.

(a) SES Annual Conference 2021. ECO Lead Editor, Tim Besley, presented during the talk 'Has devolution led to different outcomes during the Covid-19 crisis?', drawing on a range of ECO charts. Other contributors included Graham Brownlow (QUB), Andrew Henley (Cardiff), Helen Simpson (Bristol), Graeme Roy (Glasgow, also an ECO Lead Editor), and Tanya Wilson (Glasgow). The event itself was designed as a response to one of our previous articles on the relationship between devolution and Covid-19. This was a useful exercise in exploring how our content can be transformed from written work to live (albeit online) events. Forming links with the Scottish Economic Society has also been valuable for building our reputation and reach in Scotland.

(b) Running live events. The main challenge was organising and delivering two large-scale live/hybrid events (at COP26 and Talking Economics) in close succession. This required the entire team to work above normal capacity to deliver the target outputs. To manage the challenge in Bristol, we enlisted a small student support team to assist us at the venue. We also had substantial press interest at our Bristol event, which is useful to know for next time we run an event with high-profile speakers.

(c) COP26 event. A highlight activity was our first in-person event. This look place at the University of Glasgow during the first week of COP26, run in partnership with the GES at their request. The venue was sold out (106 attendees), with an additional 170-200 watching the event on live stream. The event has now been viewed 764 times online and we will continue to promote this more widely. As well as providing two panel discussions on the economics of net zero, this event served as the launch of the second issue of ECO magazine. Panellists during the first session included Ken Gibb (University of Glasgow), Valerio Micale (Climate Policy Initiative and Ece Ozdemiroglu (eftec) and Gary Gillespie (Chief Economist to the Scottish Government) was chair. Panellists in the second session included Matthew Agarwala (University of Cambridge), Claire Mack (Scottish Renewables), Cristina Peñasco (University of Cambridge) and Stephen Sheal (Net Zero Technology Centre). The event was well attended by members of the Scottish government, other government departments, environmental research centres, the private sector, and universities across Scotland.

(d) Talking Economics (conference). First annual conference, Talking Economics, run in partnership with Bristol Ideas and the Festival of Economics. Spread across three days, a broad range of topics were discussed, from the impact of Covid-19 on mental health, to household labour, to the role of central banks in maintaining price stability during the post-pandemic recovery. In terms of audience, we welcomed delegates from policy (with GES members from a broad range of departments), academia (from a range of institutions), students (from sixth formers to PhD candidates) and members of the general public. In total, 594 delegates attended the talks.

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(10) Internships: Embedding undergraduate students in ECO's day to day work has provided excellent learning opportunities for the students and support for their next steps into work and further study. It has also ECO with insight into how to improve engagement with students in schools and universities.

(a) Student support. We also made use of the network of economics undergraduates here at Bristol and brought on two sets of two student interns for July and August. The students were trained to edit written pieces, produce charts in Vega-lite, run ECO's various social media accounts and help the core team with administrative tasks. A key lesson learned was the value of outsourcing social media work. In particular, the students were given autonomy over ECO's new Instagram account and helped to formulate our undergraduate engagement plan for the autumn. Our intention is to continue working closely with students, both in Bristol and at a range of other partner universities.

(b) Student support. Following the success of our student support team in the summer, we continue to enlist student support - for social media content creation and events support. This frees up capacity within the core team, allowing us to manage activities that require senior attention (such as policy seminars or magazine editing).
Exploitation Route In short, this project has strengthened the connection between policy-makers, academic economists and the general public, providing a repository of articles on critical economic topics relevant to the UK and global economy. The project has sought to improve the way in which economic policy research is communicated, leading by example and through training and editorial guidance.

The original objectives were as follows:

o Enable policy-makers, the public and students to access relevant, high quality and clear economics information about Covid-19 response and recovery, including identifying key gaps in economics evidence

o Bridge between these subjects and other areas, providing economic information to the same group of stakeholders on issues immediately beyond Covid-19.

The project's original objectives are ongoing and continuous (as opposed to discrete objectives that have been met or not). ECO continues to strive towards these two goals, and treats this process as an ongoing commitment.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Government, Democracy and Justice,Other

 
Description ECO's outputs are used regularly via the website. The site receives an average of 20,000 page views per week, with approximately 75,000 users visiting the domain each month. Articles are shared via social media, cited in the press, and used by educators, researchers, and policy-makers, as well as students. The material covered in our closed policy seminars is used by policy-maker teams to inform their work, either by providing them with a broad literature base, insights into cutting edge research or by facilitating new channels for expert advice going forward. Our methodology for knowledge mobilisation is also 'used' by partners, with other organisations often interested in learning about ECO's operational structure for related projects. For example, we have advised the parliamentary administration of Luxembourg about our work and engagement with policy-makers. Our writing guides, communication masterclass material, policy seminar slides, and data visualisation code/guidance are also used by relevant audience groups.
First Year Of Impact 2020
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Government, Democracy and Justice,Other
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description Cabinet Office Levelling up - what works policy seminars
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL https://levellingup.campaign.gov.uk/?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=Search&utm_campaign=Levelling%20Up
 
Description DfE Covid recovery roundtable
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description HMT Fiscal framework policy seminar
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description HMT Human capital policy seminar
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description HMT Model review policy seminars
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description Scottish Independence series
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Economics Observatory published a series of articles exploring the possible economic questions that Scottish Independence will bring. The series aims to provide informative for readers. Some issues are contentious and have stimulated significant public debate. The series aims to ensure that such debates are informed and led by evidence. The articles also direct readers to where and how to find more information about the topics. The Scottish independence series articles attracted interest from policy-makers in Scotland and a lot of media attention and engagement on social media, for example: Graeme Roy: Academic input into constitutional debate is welcome: https://www.heraldscotland.com/business_hq/1991601 5.graeme-roy-academic-input-constitutional-debate- welcome/ Nicola Sturgeon relies on Bank of England amid record deficit, The Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/01/28/ni cola-sturgeon-relies-bank-england-amid-record-defi cit/ IFS economist says independent Scotland's growth could outweigh losses from UK: https://www.thenational.scot/news/19879773.ifs-eco nomist-says-independent-scotlands-growth-outweigh- losses-uk/ Levelling up is vague but asks vital questions about nationalism, The Times, 20 February 2022, https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/levelling-up-is -vague-but-asks-vital-questions-about-nationalism- p7cc55q9r Real economic cost of Scottish independence laid bare - SNP hope to rejoin EU ripped apart, 11 February 2022, https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1564026/SNP-news -scottish-independence-brexit-scotland-rejoin-eu Independent Scotland 'better off staying outside the EU' to avoid hard border with England, Daily Record, 18 February 2022, https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/indepe ndent-scotland-better-staying-outside-26266645 Scotland badly needs its own version of levelling up, New Statesman, 10 February 2022, https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/scotland/202 2/02/scotland-badly-needs-its-own-version-of-level ling-up
URL https://www.economicsobservatory.com/search?keyword=independence+&type=all&topic=all&article_expert=...
 
Description The Covid crisis - Summer 2021 edition of ECO magazine
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
URL https://www.economicsobservatory.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/EO_Magazine_AW%C6%92_web-pdf_2.pdf
 
Description The climate crisis - Winter 2021 edition of ECO magazine
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
URL https://www.economicsobservatory.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/ECO_Magazine_Issue-2.pdf
 
Description The cost of living crisis - Summer 2022 edition of ECO magazine
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Contribution to new or Improved professional practice
URL https://www.economicsobservatory.com/magazine-archive
 
Title Data hub 
Description The data hub is a repository of data visualisations that provides a unified pack of charts displaying data for key economic metrics in both the UK and global economies. The hub is searchable by topic, and interactive, inviting users to access the underlying data. Where possible, the charts in the hub are linked to API data sources, meaning they automatically update when new numbers are released by the data source (i.e. statistical agencies). 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Open source and available to replicate with citation. Users can access underling code and data sources for complete trackability. Creation of a unique, unified dashboard of charts, linked to live data sources where possible. 
URL https://www.economicsobservatory.com/data-hub
 
Title Economics Observatory GitHub repository 
Description Code used for data visualisations is all open source, available via the charts themselves (on both the data hub and across ECO articles), and via the ECO GitHub organisation repo https://github.com/EconomicsObservatory. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Open source and available to the public. Full guidance on ECO's data approach is published and available for verification and replication with citation. Creation of an open source guide to data sourcing, cleaning and visualisation. 
URL https://github.com/EconomicsObservatory
 
Title Inflation calculator consultancy 
Description Forthcoming interactive inflation calculator will be available via the BBC website and will allow users to enter their personalised information to calculate inflation impacts based on consumption habits and household characteristics. A sandbox version may be posted on the ECO website. Forthcoming, public access. Underlying code will be help privately by the BBC, University of Oxford and ECO. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Public engagement with inflation topic (forthcoming), through a genuinely unique online free asset. Improved understanding of the distributional effects of price changes. 
 
Title ONS data release stories 
Description Regular data stories are posted as part of the main ECO pipeline. These take data releases from the Office for National Statistics (and other sources) and provide interactive charts, together with analysis from experts (as well as ECO interns): https://www.economicsobservatory.com/news-2. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Available to the public via website. The code and data, as well as links to ONS data releases, are all open source. Website page views, demonstrating engagement with topics. 
URL https://www.economicsobservatory.com/news-2
 
Description Bristol Talks Economics student seminar series 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Sponsorship and endorsement of the series. Connections with potential speakers and operational support for student society facilitating the series.
Collaborator Contribution Day to day running of the society, including promotion and partnerships with other sponsors. Economic speakers from across the world (Diane Coyle, Matthew Klein, Lord Jim O'Neill, Wendy Carlin, Stephanie Von Hinke, John Turner, Claudia Sahm, Torsten Bell, Jonathan Haskel, Stephanie Kelton, Jacob Goldstein, Tera Allas, Rachana Shanbhogue, Simon Burgess, Pedro Gomes, Linda Yueh, Alister Hibbert, Will Page, Kate Bell, Scott Cunningham).
Impact Public repository of economic talks available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClCfmdVSW-Pi7HY6KZW7igA
Start Year 2020
 
Description Closed policy seminars 
Organisation Cabinet Office
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Broker service for ad hoc project-based partnerships with various government departments. ECO provides an advice service to help commissioning teams to derive research questions. ECO connects teams with academic experts and provides an off the record and closed seminar to discuss the questions and ideas, and provides recording of the discussion to the commissioning team. ECO also commissions articles for the website based on these topics, which are then promoted to the relevant government departments.
Collaborator Contribution Commissioning teams from across government provide topics and research questions for discussion. Seminars take place during the workday where team members attend the seminars and engage in discussion with the academics. The research questions provided by the team are fed into the publication pipeline together with other questions and topics that arising during the seminar.
Impact Covid recovery roundtable (18 February 2021): DfE seminar informed next steps in project. Human capital policy seminar (2 June 2021): HMT seminar informed next steps in project. Fiscal framework policy seminar (21 July 2021): HMT seminar informed next steps in project. Levelling up - what works policy seminar (22 September 2021): Cabinet Office: seminar to inform the levelling up white paper. Levelling up - what works (devolved nations) policy seminar (30 September 2021): Cabinet Office: seminar to inform the levelling up white paper. Model review policy seminar (7 October 2021): HMT seminar informed next steps in project. Model review policy seminar (14 October 2021): HMT seminar informed next steps in project. Constitutional change in Scotland (25 April 2022): seminar based on Scottish independence series with civil servants in Scotland.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Closed policy seminars 
Organisation Department for Education
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Broker service for ad hoc project-based partnerships with various government departments. ECO provides an advice service to help commissioning teams to derive research questions. ECO connects teams with academic experts and provides an off the record and closed seminar to discuss the questions and ideas, and provides recording of the discussion to the commissioning team. ECO also commissions articles for the website based on these topics, which are then promoted to the relevant government departments.
Collaborator Contribution Commissioning teams from across government provide topics and research questions for discussion. Seminars take place during the workday where team members attend the seminars and engage in discussion with the academics. The research questions provided by the team are fed into the publication pipeline together with other questions and topics that arising during the seminar.
Impact Covid recovery roundtable (18 February 2021): DfE seminar informed next steps in project. Human capital policy seminar (2 June 2021): HMT seminar informed next steps in project. Fiscal framework policy seminar (21 July 2021): HMT seminar informed next steps in project. Levelling up - what works policy seminar (22 September 2021): Cabinet Office: seminar to inform the levelling up white paper. Levelling up - what works (devolved nations) policy seminar (30 September 2021): Cabinet Office: seminar to inform the levelling up white paper. Model review policy seminar (7 October 2021): HMT seminar informed next steps in project. Model review policy seminar (14 October 2021): HMT seminar informed next steps in project. Constitutional change in Scotland (25 April 2022): seminar based on Scottish independence series with civil servants in Scotland.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Closed policy seminars 
Organisation HM Treasury
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Broker service for ad hoc project-based partnerships with various government departments. ECO provides an advice service to help commissioning teams to derive research questions. ECO connects teams with academic experts and provides an off the record and closed seminar to discuss the questions and ideas, and provides recording of the discussion to the commissioning team. ECO also commissions articles for the website based on these topics, which are then promoted to the relevant government departments.
Collaborator Contribution Commissioning teams from across government provide topics and research questions for discussion. Seminars take place during the workday where team members attend the seminars and engage in discussion with the academics. The research questions provided by the team are fed into the publication pipeline together with other questions and topics that arising during the seminar.
Impact Covid recovery roundtable (18 February 2021): DfE seminar informed next steps in project. Human capital policy seminar (2 June 2021): HMT seminar informed next steps in project. Fiscal framework policy seminar (21 July 2021): HMT seminar informed next steps in project. Levelling up - what works policy seminar (22 September 2021): Cabinet Office: seminar to inform the levelling up white paper. Levelling up - what works (devolved nations) policy seminar (30 September 2021): Cabinet Office: seminar to inform the levelling up white paper. Model review policy seminar (7 October 2021): HMT seminar informed next steps in project. Model review policy seminar (14 October 2021): HMT seminar informed next steps in project. Constitutional change in Scotland (25 April 2022): seminar based on Scottish independence series with civil servants in Scotland.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Data hub 
Organisation Bank of England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Creation and day to day running of hub. Derive content, establish and maintain partnership with external data providers. Create and promote content on social media and to university course leaders.
Collaborator Contribution Office for National Statistics, FRED - access to data and resources, advice on Application Programming Interface (API) configuration. Lead editor board - expert advice, insight into contemporary research, arising topics in economics and current affairs for ECO to respond to, horizon scanning, strategic direction and vision, accountability and challenge.
Impact A hub of automated charts that track and visualise data on - Covid cases, Covid risk, Covid cases by region, UK obesity, unemployment, inflation, consumer inflation basket, wholesale gas prices, regional deprivation, bitcoin value, pollution, California wildfires, CO2 emissions, average temperatures in Africa, renewable energy, CO2 emissions by sector, CO2 emissions by food type, CO2 emissions by country, aid spending, , government spending, government revenue, net debt, budget deficit, trade balance, GDP growth, GVA, GNI, GDP, GDP per capital, inflation (goods vs services) price distribution by item, inflation since 1800, job vacancies.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Data hub 
Organisation Cardiff University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Creation and day to day running of hub. Derive content, establish and maintain partnership with external data providers. Create and promote content on social media and to university course leaders.
Collaborator Contribution Office for National Statistics, FRED - access to data and resources, advice on Application Programming Interface (API) configuration. Lead editor board - expert advice, insight into contemporary research, arising topics in economics and current affairs for ECO to respond to, horizon scanning, strategic direction and vision, accountability and challenge.
Impact A hub of automated charts that track and visualise data on - Covid cases, Covid risk, Covid cases by region, UK obesity, unemployment, inflation, consumer inflation basket, wholesale gas prices, regional deprivation, bitcoin value, pollution, California wildfires, CO2 emissions, average temperatures in Africa, renewable energy, CO2 emissions by sector, CO2 emissions by food type, CO2 emissions by country, aid spending, , government spending, government revenue, net debt, budget deficit, trade balance, GDP growth, GVA, GNI, GDP, GDP per capital, inflation (goods vs services) price distribution by item, inflation since 1800, job vacancies.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Data hub 
Organisation Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Creation and day to day running of hub. Derive content, establish and maintain partnership with external data providers. Create and promote content on social media and to university course leaders.
Collaborator Contribution Office for National Statistics, FRED - access to data and resources, advice on Application Programming Interface (API) configuration. Lead editor board - expert advice, insight into contemporary research, arising topics in economics and current affairs for ECO to respond to, horizon scanning, strategic direction and vision, accountability and challenge.
Impact A hub of automated charts that track and visualise data on - Covid cases, Covid risk, Covid cases by region, UK obesity, unemployment, inflation, consumer inflation basket, wholesale gas prices, regional deprivation, bitcoin value, pollution, California wildfires, CO2 emissions, average temperatures in Africa, renewable energy, CO2 emissions by sector, CO2 emissions by food type, CO2 emissions by country, aid spending, , government spending, government revenue, net debt, budget deficit, trade balance, GDP growth, GVA, GNI, GDP, GDP per capital, inflation (goods vs services) price distribution by item, inflation since 1800, job vacancies.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Data hub 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Creation and day to day running of hub. Derive content, establish and maintain partnership with external data providers. Create and promote content on social media and to university course leaders.
Collaborator Contribution Office for National Statistics, FRED - access to data and resources, advice on Application Programming Interface (API) configuration. Lead editor board - expert advice, insight into contemporary research, arising topics in economics and current affairs for ECO to respond to, horizon scanning, strategic direction and vision, accountability and challenge.
Impact A hub of automated charts that track and visualise data on - Covid cases, Covid risk, Covid cases by region, UK obesity, unemployment, inflation, consumer inflation basket, wholesale gas prices, regional deprivation, bitcoin value, pollution, California wildfires, CO2 emissions, average temperatures in Africa, renewable energy, CO2 emissions by sector, CO2 emissions by food type, CO2 emissions by country, aid spending, , government spending, government revenue, net debt, budget deficit, trade balance, GDP growth, GVA, GNI, GDP, GDP per capital, inflation (goods vs services) price distribution by item, inflation since 1800, job vacancies.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Data hub 
Organisation Institute for Fiscal Studies
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Creation and day to day running of hub. Derive content, establish and maintain partnership with external data providers. Create and promote content on social media and to university course leaders.
Collaborator Contribution Office for National Statistics, FRED - access to data and resources, advice on Application Programming Interface (API) configuration. Lead editor board - expert advice, insight into contemporary research, arising topics in economics and current affairs for ECO to respond to, horizon scanning, strategic direction and vision, accountability and challenge.
Impact A hub of automated charts that track and visualise data on - Covid cases, Covid risk, Covid cases by region, UK obesity, unemployment, inflation, consumer inflation basket, wholesale gas prices, regional deprivation, bitcoin value, pollution, California wildfires, CO2 emissions, average temperatures in Africa, renewable energy, CO2 emissions by sector, CO2 emissions by food type, CO2 emissions by country, aid spending, , government spending, government revenue, net debt, budget deficit, trade balance, GDP growth, GVA, GNI, GDP, GDP per capital, inflation (goods vs services) price distribution by item, inflation since 1800, job vacancies.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Data hub 
Organisation London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London)
Department Centre for Economic Performance
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Creation and day to day running of hub. Derive content, establish and maintain partnership with external data providers. Create and promote content on social media and to university course leaders.
Collaborator Contribution Office for National Statistics, FRED - access to data and resources, advice on Application Programming Interface (API) configuration. Lead editor board - expert advice, insight into contemporary research, arising topics in economics and current affairs for ECO to respond to, horizon scanning, strategic direction and vision, accountability and challenge.
Impact A hub of automated charts that track and visualise data on - Covid cases, Covid risk, Covid cases by region, UK obesity, unemployment, inflation, consumer inflation basket, wholesale gas prices, regional deprivation, bitcoin value, pollution, California wildfires, CO2 emissions, average temperatures in Africa, renewable energy, CO2 emissions by sector, CO2 emissions by food type, CO2 emissions by country, aid spending, , government spending, government revenue, net debt, budget deficit, trade balance, GDP growth, GVA, GNI, GDP, GDP per capital, inflation (goods vs services) price distribution by item, inflation since 1800, job vacancies.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Data hub 
Organisation National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Creation and day to day running of hub. Derive content, establish and maintain partnership with external data providers. Create and promote content on social media and to university course leaders.
Collaborator Contribution Office for National Statistics, FRED - access to data and resources, advice on Application Programming Interface (API) configuration. Lead editor board - expert advice, insight into contemporary research, arising topics in economics and current affairs for ECO to respond to, horizon scanning, strategic direction and vision, accountability and challenge.
Impact A hub of automated charts that track and visualise data on - Covid cases, Covid risk, Covid cases by region, UK obesity, unemployment, inflation, consumer inflation basket, wholesale gas prices, regional deprivation, bitcoin value, pollution, California wildfires, CO2 emissions, average temperatures in Africa, renewable energy, CO2 emissions by sector, CO2 emissions by food type, CO2 emissions by country, aid spending, , government spending, government revenue, net debt, budget deficit, trade balance, GDP growth, GVA, GNI, GDP, GDP per capital, inflation (goods vs services) price distribution by item, inflation since 1800, job vacancies.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Data hub 
Organisation Office for National Statistics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Creation and day to day running of hub. Derive content, establish and maintain partnership with external data providers. Create and promote content on social media and to university course leaders.
Collaborator Contribution Office for National Statistics, FRED - access to data and resources, advice on Application Programming Interface (API) configuration. Lead editor board - expert advice, insight into contemporary research, arising topics in economics and current affairs for ECO to respond to, horizon scanning, strategic direction and vision, accountability and challenge.
Impact A hub of automated charts that track and visualise data on - Covid cases, Covid risk, Covid cases by region, UK obesity, unemployment, inflation, consumer inflation basket, wholesale gas prices, regional deprivation, bitcoin value, pollution, California wildfires, CO2 emissions, average temperatures in Africa, renewable energy, CO2 emissions by sector, CO2 emissions by food type, CO2 emissions by country, aid spending, , government spending, government revenue, net debt, budget deficit, trade balance, GDP growth, GVA, GNI, GDP, GDP per capital, inflation (goods vs services) price distribution by item, inflation since 1800, job vacancies.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Data hub 
Organisation Queen's University Belfast
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Creation and day to day running of hub. Derive content, establish and maintain partnership with external data providers. Create and promote content on social media and to university course leaders.
Collaborator Contribution Office for National Statistics, FRED - access to data and resources, advice on Application Programming Interface (API) configuration. Lead editor board - expert advice, insight into contemporary research, arising topics in economics and current affairs for ECO to respond to, horizon scanning, strategic direction and vision, accountability and challenge.
Impact A hub of automated charts that track and visualise data on - Covid cases, Covid risk, Covid cases by region, UK obesity, unemployment, inflation, consumer inflation basket, wholesale gas prices, regional deprivation, bitcoin value, pollution, California wildfires, CO2 emissions, average temperatures in Africa, renewable energy, CO2 emissions by sector, CO2 emissions by food type, CO2 emissions by country, aid spending, , government spending, government revenue, net debt, budget deficit, trade balance, GDP growth, GVA, GNI, GDP, GDP per capital, inflation (goods vs services) price distribution by item, inflation since 1800, job vacancies.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Data hub 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Creation and day to day running of hub. Derive content, establish and maintain partnership with external data providers. Create and promote content on social media and to university course leaders.
Collaborator Contribution Office for National Statistics, FRED - access to data and resources, advice on Application Programming Interface (API) configuration. Lead editor board - expert advice, insight into contemporary research, arising topics in economics and current affairs for ECO to respond to, horizon scanning, strategic direction and vision, accountability and challenge.
Impact A hub of automated charts that track and visualise data on - Covid cases, Covid risk, Covid cases by region, UK obesity, unemployment, inflation, consumer inflation basket, wholesale gas prices, regional deprivation, bitcoin value, pollution, California wildfires, CO2 emissions, average temperatures in Africa, renewable energy, CO2 emissions by sector, CO2 emissions by food type, CO2 emissions by country, aid spending, , government spending, government revenue, net debt, budget deficit, trade balance, GDP growth, GVA, GNI, GDP, GDP per capital, inflation (goods vs services) price distribution by item, inflation since 1800, job vacancies.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Data hub 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Creation and day to day running of hub. Derive content, establish and maintain partnership with external data providers. Create and promote content on social media and to university course leaders.
Collaborator Contribution Office for National Statistics, FRED - access to data and resources, advice on Application Programming Interface (API) configuration. Lead editor board - expert advice, insight into contemporary research, arising topics in economics and current affairs for ECO to respond to, horizon scanning, strategic direction and vision, accountability and challenge.
Impact A hub of automated charts that track and visualise data on - Covid cases, Covid risk, Covid cases by region, UK obesity, unemployment, inflation, consumer inflation basket, wholesale gas prices, regional deprivation, bitcoin value, pollution, California wildfires, CO2 emissions, average temperatures in Africa, renewable energy, CO2 emissions by sector, CO2 emissions by food type, CO2 emissions by country, aid spending, , government spending, government revenue, net debt, budget deficit, trade balance, GDP growth, GVA, GNI, GDP, GDP per capital, inflation (goods vs services) price distribution by item, inflation since 1800, job vacancies.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Data hub 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Creation and day to day running of hub. Derive content, establish and maintain partnership with external data providers. Create and promote content on social media and to university course leaders.
Collaborator Contribution Office for National Statistics, FRED - access to data and resources, advice on Application Programming Interface (API) configuration. Lead editor board - expert advice, insight into contemporary research, arising topics in economics and current affairs for ECO to respond to, horizon scanning, strategic direction and vision, accountability and challenge.
Impact A hub of automated charts that track and visualise data on - Covid cases, Covid risk, Covid cases by region, UK obesity, unemployment, inflation, consumer inflation basket, wholesale gas prices, regional deprivation, bitcoin value, pollution, California wildfires, CO2 emissions, average temperatures in Africa, renewable energy, CO2 emissions by sector, CO2 emissions by food type, CO2 emissions by country, aid spending, , government spending, government revenue, net debt, budget deficit, trade balance, GDP growth, GVA, GNI, GDP, GDP per capital, inflation (goods vs services) price distribution by item, inflation since 1800, job vacancies.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Data hub 
Organisation University of Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Creation and day to day running of hub. Derive content, establish and maintain partnership with external data providers. Create and promote content on social media and to university course leaders.
Collaborator Contribution Office for National Statistics, FRED - access to data and resources, advice on Application Programming Interface (API) configuration. Lead editor board - expert advice, insight into contemporary research, arising topics in economics and current affairs for ECO to respond to, horizon scanning, strategic direction and vision, accountability and challenge.
Impact A hub of automated charts that track and visualise data on - Covid cases, Covid risk, Covid cases by region, UK obesity, unemployment, inflation, consumer inflation basket, wholesale gas prices, regional deprivation, bitcoin value, pollution, California wildfires, CO2 emissions, average temperatures in Africa, renewable energy, CO2 emissions by sector, CO2 emissions by food type, CO2 emissions by country, aid spending, , government spending, government revenue, net debt, budget deficit, trade balance, GDP growth, GVA, GNI, GDP, GDP per capital, inflation (goods vs services) price distribution by item, inflation since 1800, job vacancies.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Data hub 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Creation and day to day running of hub. Derive content, establish and maintain partnership with external data providers. Create and promote content on social media and to university course leaders.
Collaborator Contribution Office for National Statistics, FRED - access to data and resources, advice on Application Programming Interface (API) configuration. Lead editor board - expert advice, insight into contemporary research, arising topics in economics and current affairs for ECO to respond to, horizon scanning, strategic direction and vision, accountability and challenge.
Impact A hub of automated charts that track and visualise data on - Covid cases, Covid risk, Covid cases by region, UK obesity, unemployment, inflation, consumer inflation basket, wholesale gas prices, regional deprivation, bitcoin value, pollution, California wildfires, CO2 emissions, average temperatures in Africa, renewable energy, CO2 emissions by sector, CO2 emissions by food type, CO2 emissions by country, aid spending, , government spending, government revenue, net debt, budget deficit, trade balance, GDP growth, GVA, GNI, GDP, GDP per capital, inflation (goods vs services) price distribution by item, inflation since 1800, job vacancies.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Data hub 
Organisation University of Strathclyde
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Creation and day to day running of hub. Derive content, establish and maintain partnership with external data providers. Create and promote content on social media and to university course leaders.
Collaborator Contribution Office for National Statistics, FRED - access to data and resources, advice on Application Programming Interface (API) configuration. Lead editor board - expert advice, insight into contemporary research, arising topics in economics and current affairs for ECO to respond to, horizon scanning, strategic direction and vision, accountability and challenge.
Impact A hub of automated charts that track and visualise data on - Covid cases, Covid risk, Covid cases by region, UK obesity, unemployment, inflation, consumer inflation basket, wholesale gas prices, regional deprivation, bitcoin value, pollution, California wildfires, CO2 emissions, average temperatures in Africa, renewable energy, CO2 emissions by sector, CO2 emissions by food type, CO2 emissions by country, aid spending, , government spending, government revenue, net debt, budget deficit, trade balance, GDP growth, GVA, GNI, GDP, GDP per capital, inflation (goods vs services) price distribution by item, inflation since 1800, job vacancies.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Data masterclass 
Organisation Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Workshop to discuss best practice of data visualisation and training to show participants how to create an interactive chart (like those in the ECO data hub), including using the ONS Application Programming Interface (API). Additional resources also to be provided after the session.
Collaborator Contribution Promoted through ESCoE conference
Impact Forthcoming workshop on data visualisation.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Data masterclass 
Organisation Office for National Statistics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Workshop to discuss best practice of data visualisation and training to show participants how to create an interactive chart (like those in the ECO data hub), including using the ONS Application Programming Interface (API). Additional resources also to be provided after the session.
Collaborator Contribution Promoted through ESCoE conference
Impact Forthcoming workshop on data visualisation.
Start Year 2022
 
Description ECO magazines 
Organisation Cardiff University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Coordinate and manage publication. Commission and copyedit articles and create charts. Liaise with designers, printers and distributors. Manage release events, distribution to stakeholders and promotion.
Collaborator Contribution Bilateral partnership with ECO lead editor board. Plus ad hoc engagement with academic experts, frontline practitioners and citizens from across the UK. Lead editor board - themes to explore, expert advice, recommended contacts, insight into contemporary research, accountability and challenge.
Impact 3,000 copies of each issue were printed and distributed to UK members of parliament, members of devolved governments, chief economic and scientific advisors, national and regional policy-makers, research centres, UK heads of university economics departments, 100 local schools. 100 copies of the winter issue were requested by the Carbon Reduction training programme for businesses in South Ayrshire, Scotland. The magazine will act as a key resource for the 'Carbon Champions' trained by the programme. Copies of the magazine have also been requested by universities and used as promotional material at economics open days.
Start Year 2021
 
Description ECO magazines 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Coordinate and manage publication. Commission and copyedit articles and create charts. Liaise with designers, printers and distributors. Manage release events, distribution to stakeholders and promotion.
Collaborator Contribution Bilateral partnership with ECO lead editor board. Plus ad hoc engagement with academic experts, frontline practitioners and citizens from across the UK. Lead editor board - themes to explore, expert advice, recommended contacts, insight into contemporary research, accountability and challenge.
Impact 3,000 copies of each issue were printed and distributed to UK members of parliament, members of devolved governments, chief economic and scientific advisors, national and regional policy-makers, research centres, UK heads of university economics departments, 100 local schools. 100 copies of the winter issue were requested by the Carbon Reduction training programme for businesses in South Ayrshire, Scotland. The magazine will act as a key resource for the 'Carbon Champions' trained by the programme. Copies of the magazine have also been requested by universities and used as promotional material at economics open days.
Start Year 2021
 
Description ECO magazines 
Organisation Institute for Fiscal Studies
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Coordinate and manage publication. Commission and copyedit articles and create charts. Liaise with designers, printers and distributors. Manage release events, distribution to stakeholders and promotion.
Collaborator Contribution Bilateral partnership with ECO lead editor board. Plus ad hoc engagement with academic experts, frontline practitioners and citizens from across the UK. Lead editor board - themes to explore, expert advice, recommended contacts, insight into contemporary research, accountability and challenge.
Impact 3,000 copies of each issue were printed and distributed to UK members of parliament, members of devolved governments, chief economic and scientific advisors, national and regional policy-makers, research centres, UK heads of university economics departments, 100 local schools. 100 copies of the winter issue were requested by the Carbon Reduction training programme for businesses in South Ayrshire, Scotland. The magazine will act as a key resource for the 'Carbon Champions' trained by the programme. Copies of the magazine have also been requested by universities and used as promotional material at economics open days.
Start Year 2021
 
Description ECO magazines 
Organisation London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London)
Department Centre for Economic Performance
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Coordinate and manage publication. Commission and copyedit articles and create charts. Liaise with designers, printers and distributors. Manage release events, distribution to stakeholders and promotion.
Collaborator Contribution Bilateral partnership with ECO lead editor board. Plus ad hoc engagement with academic experts, frontline practitioners and citizens from across the UK. Lead editor board - themes to explore, expert advice, recommended contacts, insight into contemporary research, accountability and challenge.
Impact 3,000 copies of each issue were printed and distributed to UK members of parliament, members of devolved governments, chief economic and scientific advisors, national and regional policy-makers, research centres, UK heads of university economics departments, 100 local schools. 100 copies of the winter issue were requested by the Carbon Reduction training programme for businesses in South Ayrshire, Scotland. The magazine will act as a key resource for the 'Carbon Champions' trained by the programme. Copies of the magazine have also been requested by universities and used as promotional material at economics open days.
Start Year 2021
 
Description ECO magazines 
Organisation National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Coordinate and manage publication. Commission and copyedit articles and create charts. Liaise with designers, printers and distributors. Manage release events, distribution to stakeholders and promotion.
Collaborator Contribution Bilateral partnership with ECO lead editor board. Plus ad hoc engagement with academic experts, frontline practitioners and citizens from across the UK. Lead editor board - themes to explore, expert advice, recommended contacts, insight into contemporary research, accountability and challenge.
Impact 3,000 copies of each issue were printed and distributed to UK members of parliament, members of devolved governments, chief economic and scientific advisors, national and regional policy-makers, research centres, UK heads of university economics departments, 100 local schools. 100 copies of the winter issue were requested by the Carbon Reduction training programme for businesses in South Ayrshire, Scotland. The magazine will act as a key resource for the 'Carbon Champions' trained by the programme. Copies of the magazine have also been requested by universities and used as promotional material at economics open days.
Start Year 2021
 
Description ECO magazines 
Organisation Queen's University Belfast
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Coordinate and manage publication. Commission and copyedit articles and create charts. Liaise with designers, printers and distributors. Manage release events, distribution to stakeholders and promotion.
Collaborator Contribution Bilateral partnership with ECO lead editor board. Plus ad hoc engagement with academic experts, frontline practitioners and citizens from across the UK. Lead editor board - themes to explore, expert advice, recommended contacts, insight into contemporary research, accountability and challenge.
Impact 3,000 copies of each issue were printed and distributed to UK members of parliament, members of devolved governments, chief economic and scientific advisors, national and regional policy-makers, research centres, UK heads of university economics departments, 100 local schools. 100 copies of the winter issue were requested by the Carbon Reduction training programme for businesses in South Ayrshire, Scotland. The magazine will act as a key resource for the 'Carbon Champions' trained by the programme. Copies of the magazine have also been requested by universities and used as promotional material at economics open days.
Start Year 2021
 
Description ECO magazines 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Coordinate and manage publication. Commission and copyedit articles and create charts. Liaise with designers, printers and distributors. Manage release events, distribution to stakeholders and promotion.
Collaborator Contribution Bilateral partnership with ECO lead editor board. Plus ad hoc engagement with academic experts, frontline practitioners and citizens from across the UK. Lead editor board - themes to explore, expert advice, recommended contacts, insight into contemporary research, accountability and challenge.
Impact 3,000 copies of each issue were printed and distributed to UK members of parliament, members of devolved governments, chief economic and scientific advisors, national and regional policy-makers, research centres, UK heads of university economics departments, 100 local schools. 100 copies of the winter issue were requested by the Carbon Reduction training programme for businesses in South Ayrshire, Scotland. The magazine will act as a key resource for the 'Carbon Champions' trained by the programme. Copies of the magazine have also been requested by universities and used as promotional material at economics open days.
Start Year 2021
 
Description ECO magazines 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Coordinate and manage publication. Commission and copyedit articles and create charts. Liaise with designers, printers and distributors. Manage release events, distribution to stakeholders and promotion.
Collaborator Contribution Bilateral partnership with ECO lead editor board. Plus ad hoc engagement with academic experts, frontline practitioners and citizens from across the UK. Lead editor board - themes to explore, expert advice, recommended contacts, insight into contemporary research, accountability and challenge.
Impact 3,000 copies of each issue were printed and distributed to UK members of parliament, members of devolved governments, chief economic and scientific advisors, national and regional policy-makers, research centres, UK heads of university economics departments, 100 local schools. 100 copies of the winter issue were requested by the Carbon Reduction training programme for businesses in South Ayrshire, Scotland. The magazine will act as a key resource for the 'Carbon Champions' trained by the programme. Copies of the magazine have also been requested by universities and used as promotional material at economics open days.
Start Year 2021
 
Description ECO magazines 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Coordinate and manage publication. Commission and copyedit articles and create charts. Liaise with designers, printers and distributors. Manage release events, distribution to stakeholders and promotion.
Collaborator Contribution Bilateral partnership with ECO lead editor board. Plus ad hoc engagement with academic experts, frontline practitioners and citizens from across the UK. Lead editor board - themes to explore, expert advice, recommended contacts, insight into contemporary research, accountability and challenge.
Impact 3,000 copies of each issue were printed and distributed to UK members of parliament, members of devolved governments, chief economic and scientific advisors, national and regional policy-makers, research centres, UK heads of university economics departments, 100 local schools. 100 copies of the winter issue were requested by the Carbon Reduction training programme for businesses in South Ayrshire, Scotland. The magazine will act as a key resource for the 'Carbon Champions' trained by the programme. Copies of the magazine have also been requested by universities and used as promotional material at economics open days.
Start Year 2021
 
Description ECO magazines 
Organisation University of Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Coordinate and manage publication. Commission and copyedit articles and create charts. Liaise with designers, printers and distributors. Manage release events, distribution to stakeholders and promotion.
Collaborator Contribution Bilateral partnership with ECO lead editor board. Plus ad hoc engagement with academic experts, frontline practitioners and citizens from across the UK. Lead editor board - themes to explore, expert advice, recommended contacts, insight into contemporary research, accountability and challenge.
Impact 3,000 copies of each issue were printed and distributed to UK members of parliament, members of devolved governments, chief economic and scientific advisors, national and regional policy-makers, research centres, UK heads of university economics departments, 100 local schools. 100 copies of the winter issue were requested by the Carbon Reduction training programme for businesses in South Ayrshire, Scotland. The magazine will act as a key resource for the 'Carbon Champions' trained by the programme. Copies of the magazine have also been requested by universities and used as promotional material at economics open days.
Start Year 2021
 
Description ECO magazines 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Coordinate and manage publication. Commission and copyedit articles and create charts. Liaise with designers, printers and distributors. Manage release events, distribution to stakeholders and promotion.
Collaborator Contribution Bilateral partnership with ECO lead editor board. Plus ad hoc engagement with academic experts, frontline practitioners and citizens from across the UK. Lead editor board - themes to explore, expert advice, recommended contacts, insight into contemporary research, accountability and challenge.
Impact 3,000 copies of each issue were printed and distributed to UK members of parliament, members of devolved governments, chief economic and scientific advisors, national and regional policy-makers, research centres, UK heads of university economics departments, 100 local schools. 100 copies of the winter issue were requested by the Carbon Reduction training programme for businesses in South Ayrshire, Scotland. The magazine will act as a key resource for the 'Carbon Champions' trained by the programme. Copies of the magazine have also been requested by universities and used as promotional material at economics open days.
Start Year 2021
 
Description ECO magazines 
Organisation University of Strathclyde
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Coordinate and manage publication. Commission and copyedit articles and create charts. Liaise with designers, printers and distributors. Manage release events, distribution to stakeholders and promotion.
Collaborator Contribution Bilateral partnership with ECO lead editor board. Plus ad hoc engagement with academic experts, frontline practitioners and citizens from across the UK. Lead editor board - themes to explore, expert advice, recommended contacts, insight into contemporary research, accountability and challenge.
Impact 3,000 copies of each issue were printed and distributed to UK members of parliament, members of devolved governments, chief economic and scientific advisors, national and regional policy-makers, research centres, UK heads of university economics departments, 100 local schools. 100 copies of the winter issue were requested by the Carbon Reduction training programme for businesses in South Ayrshire, Scotland. The magazine will act as a key resource for the 'Carbon Champions' trained by the programme. Copies of the magazine have also been requested by universities and used as promotional material at economics open days.
Start Year 2021
 
Description ECO reading lists 
Organisation Cabinet Office
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Bespoke reading lists of ECO articles for partners facilitating events or researching particular fields.
Collaborator Contribution Demand from partners used to inform the curation of the personalised lists of ECO articles.
Impact Reading lists used by school teachers to deliver A-Level economics curriculum. Aid and international development: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/topics/aid-international-development Attitudes, media and governance: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/topics/attitudes-media-governance Banks and fiscal markets: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/topics/banks-financial-markets Business, big and small: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/topics/business-big-small Charities and volunteering: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/topics/charities-volunteering Crime and policing: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/topics/crime-policing Data stories: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/news-2 Energy and climate change: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/topics/energy-climate-change Families and households: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/topics/families-households Health, physical and mental: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/topics/health-physical-mental Inequality and poverty: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/topics/inequality-poverty Jobs, work, pay and benefits: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/topics/jobs-work-pay-benefits Lessons from history: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/topics/lessons-from-history Nations, regions and cities: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/topics/nations-regions-cities Pensions, savings and investments: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/topics/pensions-savings-investment Prices and interest rates: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/topics/prices-interest-rates Public spending, tax and debt: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/topics/public-spending-taxes-debt Recession and recovery: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/topics/recession-recovery Schools, universities and training: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/topics/schools-universities-training Science, technology and innovation: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/topics/science-technology-innovation Trade and supply chains: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/topics/trade-supply-chains Transport and infrastructure: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/topics/transport-infrastructure
Start Year 2020
 
Description ECO reading lists 
Organisation HM Treasury
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Bespoke reading lists of ECO articles for partners facilitating events or researching particular fields.
Collaborator Contribution Demand from partners used to inform the curation of the personalised lists of ECO articles.
Impact Reading lists used by school teachers to deliver A-Level economics curriculum. Aid and international development: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/topics/aid-international-development Attitudes, media and governance: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/topics/attitudes-media-governance Banks and fiscal markets: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/topics/banks-financial-markets Business, big and small: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/topics/business-big-small Charities and volunteering: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/topics/charities-volunteering Crime and policing: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/topics/crime-policing Data stories: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/news-2 Energy and climate change: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/topics/energy-climate-change Families and households: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/topics/families-households Health, physical and mental: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/topics/health-physical-mental Inequality and poverty: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/topics/inequality-poverty Jobs, work, pay and benefits: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/topics/jobs-work-pay-benefits Lessons from history: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/topics/lessons-from-history Nations, regions and cities: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/topics/nations-regions-cities Pensions, savings and investments: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/topics/pensions-savings-investment Prices and interest rates: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/topics/prices-interest-rates Public spending, tax and debt: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/topics/public-spending-taxes-debt Recession and recovery: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/topics/recession-recovery Schools, universities and training: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/topics/schools-universities-training Science, technology and innovation: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/topics/science-technology-innovation Trade and supply chains: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/topics/trade-supply-chains Transport and infrastructure: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/topics/transport-infrastructure
Start Year 2020
 
Description Economics Observatory internships 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Provide programme of work for student interns. Provide training (writing and data/chart creation), publication opportunities, initiate partnerships/mentoring with experts, access to seminars and other external sessions.
Collaborator Contribution Bilateral partnership with the University of Bristol's School of Economics. University of Bristol - provide a pipeline exceptional students who perform in the top 5% on the Communicating Economics module.
Impact Four students completed a four-week internship with ECO in summer 2021 - Two have gone on to further study - One has secured full-time work in the private sector - One is working in economic communication -Two interns are completing in-term writing internships (3 hours per week) - One has secured a place for postgraduate study Four interns are completing in-term data internships (3 hours per week) Four internships will be available in summer 2022
Start Year 2021
 
Description GES-CEP collaboration 
Organisation London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London)
Department Centre for Economic Performance
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Writing and communication training for participants. Bespoke expert advice and guidance during the final appraisal phase of the project from ECO director. Opportunity for all participants to publish outcomes from the project on Economics Observatory website.
Collaborator Contribution Writing and communication mentoring/buddy system for participants. Bespoke expert advice and guidance during the final appraisal phase of the project from a number of senior policymakers (alongside the ECO director). Opportunity for all participants to publish outcomes from the project on Economics Observatory website as a follow-up contribution.
Impact Four pairs of professional and academic economists presented findings from their collaborative research project facilitated between the Government Economics Service and Centre for Economic Performance. A panel of senior economists crutinized and provided comments the ideas and presentations. Panel: Professor Richard Davies: Economics Observatory Director & Professor at the University of Bristol School of Economics; Professor Adnan Khan: Chief Economist at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office & Professor in Practice at the LSE School of Public Policy; Clare Lombardelli: Chief Economic Adviser to the Treasury & Joint-Chair of the GES; Professor Henry Overman: Professor of Economic Geography at the LSE Department of Geography and Environment; Amanda Rowlatt: Chief Analyst at the Department for Transport. Presentation of ideas and findings to expert panel including ECO director. Subsequent 'bitesized' presentations were made to the wider GES membership. Participants to write a summary article detailing their findings published on the ECO website.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Inflation calculator consultancy 
Organisation British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Advising the BBC and University of Oxford to construct and calibrate an interactive personalised inflation calculator. Beta version to be launched on website as a sandbox project.
Collaborator Contribution Advisory support from colleagues at the University of Oxford. Digital infrastructure and editorial guidance from the BBC.
Impact Forthcoming personalised inflation calculator to be published on the BBC website for public use.
Start Year 2022
 
Description Inflation calculator consultancy 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Advising the BBC and University of Oxford to construct and calibrate an interactive personalised inflation calculator. Beta version to be launched on website as a sandbox project.
Collaborator Contribution Advisory support from colleagues at the University of Oxford. Digital infrastructure and editorial guidance from the BBC.
Impact Forthcoming personalised inflation calculator to be published on the BBC website for public use.
Start Year 2022
 
Description PhD masterclasses 
Organisation Royal Economic Society
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Workshop lead by ECO editorial team for final year PhD students, includes an overview of how to communicate key economic findings to the public clearly and succinctly to achieve maximum impact. Participants are provided with a pack of resources after the class.
Collaborator Contribution Classes are included in the Royal Economic Society (RES) annual Easter school programme and are made available to all participants. The RES recruits the students and coordinates information sharing. Interested participants can become part of ECO's pool of authors.
Impact Over 60 communications trained final year PhD candidates.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Playfair Prize 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Tailored feedback on student data visualisation project from panel of experts assembled by ECO. Winners' work published on Economics Observatory website and prize money provided for the winner.
Collaborator Contribution Student data visualisation projects used as entry material for the competition. Panel of expert judges contribute their time to appraise the entrants' work.
Impact Student work published on the ECO website. Examples of robust student data visualisation publicly available for use as a teaching resource (A-level and undergraduate)
Start Year 2021
 
Description Public engagements 
Organisation Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Facilitate public events with academic panels of experts. ECO contacts experts to speak and chairs the events. Provide briefings for panel members, promotes the events. Promote outcomes on website and social media - sharing links to relevant papers, recording of events and publishing responses to questions that arose during the event discussions.
Collaborator Contribution Action on inequality roundtable: collaboration with the IPPO including suggesting speakers and contributing to the session. The IPPO provided the digital infrastructure for the event and took the lead of marketing and promotion. Economics of net zero at COP26: University of Glasgow provided the venue, technical support and coordinated the running of the event. Worked with lead editor based at the University of Glasgow to identify and invite expert panel members and to promote the event. Economics of Scottish independence: work with lead editor at the university of Glasgow to identify and invite speakers. Collaborate with the University of Glasgow event staff and Royal Society of Edinburgh to organise venues, technical support, coordinate the running and promotion of the event. Liaise with policy-makers in Scotland (alongside lead editor) to determine policy-relevant topics and questions to address.
Impact IPPO and ECO Action on inequality roundtable: brought together policymakers and researchers, business leaders and civil society, from across the UK to look at what's known - and what now needs to be done - with regard to the many socioeconomic inequalities that have been exacerbated by the pandemic. Economics of net zero at COP26: over 100 people attended in person and a further 250 plus watched the event online. The GES requested to collaborate with us on this event. The questions asked by the audience - which was made up of researchers, environment experts, members of the GES, civil servants in Scotland and the rest of the UK, and students - during the event were fed into the website pipeline and articles were commissioned to address these. Economics of Scottish independence: forthcoming. Audience expected: academics, researchers and Scottish civil servants.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Public engagements 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Department Policy Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Facilitate public events with academic panels of experts. ECO contacts experts to speak and chairs the events. Provide briefings for panel members, promotes the events. Promote outcomes on website and social media - sharing links to relevant papers, recording of events and publishing responses to questions that arose during the event discussions.
Collaborator Contribution Action on inequality roundtable: collaboration with the IPPO including suggesting speakers and contributing to the session. The IPPO provided the digital infrastructure for the event and took the lead of marketing and promotion. Economics of net zero at COP26: University of Glasgow provided the venue, technical support and coordinated the running of the event. Worked with lead editor based at the University of Glasgow to identify and invite expert panel members and to promote the event. Economics of Scottish independence: work with lead editor at the university of Glasgow to identify and invite speakers. Collaborate with the University of Glasgow event staff and Royal Society of Edinburgh to organise venues, technical support, coordinate the running and promotion of the event. Liaise with policy-makers in Scotland (alongside lead editor) to determine policy-relevant topics and questions to address.
Impact IPPO and ECO Action on inequality roundtable: brought together policymakers and researchers, business leaders and civil society, from across the UK to look at what's known - and what now needs to be done - with regard to the many socioeconomic inequalities that have been exacerbated by the pandemic. Economics of net zero at COP26: over 100 people attended in person and a further 250 plus watched the event online. The GES requested to collaborate with us on this event. The questions asked by the audience - which was made up of researchers, environment experts, members of the GES, civil servants in Scotland and the rest of the UK, and students - during the event were fed into the website pipeline and articles were commissioned to address these. Economics of Scottish independence: forthcoming. Audience expected: academics, researchers and Scottish civil servants.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Public engagements 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Facilitate public events with academic panels of experts. ECO contacts experts to speak and chairs the events. Provide briefings for panel members, promotes the events. Promote outcomes on website and social media - sharing links to relevant papers, recording of events and publishing responses to questions that arose during the event discussions.
Collaborator Contribution Action on inequality roundtable: collaboration with the IPPO including suggesting speakers and contributing to the session. The IPPO provided the digital infrastructure for the event and took the lead of marketing and promotion. Economics of net zero at COP26: University of Glasgow provided the venue, technical support and coordinated the running of the event. Worked with lead editor based at the University of Glasgow to identify and invite expert panel members and to promote the event. Economics of Scottish independence: work with lead editor at the university of Glasgow to identify and invite speakers. Collaborate with the University of Glasgow event staff and Royal Society of Edinburgh to organise venues, technical support, coordinate the running and promotion of the event. Liaise with policy-makers in Scotland (alongside lead editor) to determine policy-relevant topics and questions to address.
Impact IPPO and ECO Action on inequality roundtable: brought together policymakers and researchers, business leaders and civil society, from across the UK to look at what's known - and what now needs to be done - with regard to the many socioeconomic inequalities that have been exacerbated by the pandemic. Economics of net zero at COP26: over 100 people attended in person and a further 250 plus watched the event online. The GES requested to collaborate with us on this event. The questions asked by the audience - which was made up of researchers, environment experts, members of the GES, civil servants in Scotland and the rest of the UK, and students - during the event were fed into the website pipeline and articles were commissioned to address these. Economics of Scottish independence: forthcoming. Audience expected: academics, researchers and Scottish civil servants.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Talking Economics 
Organisation Bank of England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Derived event programme and topics for discussion. Established contact with experts and practitioners to speak at the event. Liaise with Bristol Ideas and University of Bristol to promote event.
Collaborator Contribution Core partnership with Bristol Ideas, alongside other partners. Bristol Ideas: Provided a shared programme with their Festival of Economics for the 10th and 11th years of the event. Bristol Ideas have established links with various other partner organisations as well as the venue and local audience. Other partners (Royal Economic Society; Discover Economics; Economics Network; Bank of England; Visit Britain; University of Bristol; Princeton University Press): Enriched the programme with varied events and speakers and helped with promotion to diverse audiences.
Impact The collaboration with Bristol Ideas resulted in a four-day public event that engaged all of ECO's audiences and extended the audience base and geographic reach of the existing Festival of Economics. Moving forward, ECO and Festival of Economics will continue to collaborate to deliver this annual event. Questions raised during the festival and key discussion items have been fed into the website pipeline. The following articles resulted from event: Talking Economics: How should we tackle the big post-pandemic challenges?: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/talkingeconomics-how-should-we-tackle-the-big-post-pandemic-challenges Talking Economics: what are the legacies of the Covid-19 crisis?: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/talkingeconomics-what-are-the-legacies-of-the-covid-19-crisis Flavio Toxvaerd: 'We can't tackle Covid unless economists and epidemiologists talk to each other': https://www.ft.com/content/04a77140-81d8-43f7-98db-d9785450b7dd The following articles cover the discussion: BoE's Pill sees growing case for December rate rise, but no guarantee: https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/no-quick-fix-get-uk-inflation-back-target-boes-pill-2021-11-19/ Inflation surge and labour market boom may spur UK rate hike, warns economist: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/nov/19/inflation-surge-and-labour-market-boom-may-spur-uk-rate-hike-warns-economist Bank of England's Huw Pill Casts Doubt on December Rate Rise: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-11-19/bank-of-england-s-pill-says-december-rate-call-finely-balanced Inflation could reach 5 per cent, Bank of England economist warns: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/inflation-5-per-cent-bank-of-england-b1943430.html BoE's Pill sees growing case for December rate rise, but no guarantee: https://www.euronews.com/next/2021/11/19/britain-boe-pill Session recordings are also available on the ECO website: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/events
Start Year 2021
 
Description Talking Economics 
Organisation Bristol Cultural Development Partnership
Department Bristol Festival of Ideas
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Derived event programme and topics for discussion. Established contact with experts and practitioners to speak at the event. Liaise with Bristol Ideas and University of Bristol to promote event.
Collaborator Contribution Core partnership with Bristol Ideas, alongside other partners. Bristol Ideas: Provided a shared programme with their Festival of Economics for the 10th and 11th years of the event. Bristol Ideas have established links with various other partner organisations as well as the venue and local audience. Other partners (Royal Economic Society; Discover Economics; Economics Network; Bank of England; Visit Britain; University of Bristol; Princeton University Press): Enriched the programme with varied events and speakers and helped with promotion to diverse audiences.
Impact The collaboration with Bristol Ideas resulted in a four-day public event that engaged all of ECO's audiences and extended the audience base and geographic reach of the existing Festival of Economics. Moving forward, ECO and Festival of Economics will continue to collaborate to deliver this annual event. Questions raised during the festival and key discussion items have been fed into the website pipeline. The following articles resulted from event: Talking Economics: How should we tackle the big post-pandemic challenges?: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/talkingeconomics-how-should-we-tackle-the-big-post-pandemic-challenges Talking Economics: what are the legacies of the Covid-19 crisis?: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/talkingeconomics-what-are-the-legacies-of-the-covid-19-crisis Flavio Toxvaerd: 'We can't tackle Covid unless economists and epidemiologists talk to each other': https://www.ft.com/content/04a77140-81d8-43f7-98db-d9785450b7dd The following articles cover the discussion: BoE's Pill sees growing case for December rate rise, but no guarantee: https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/no-quick-fix-get-uk-inflation-back-target-boes-pill-2021-11-19/ Inflation surge and labour market boom may spur UK rate hike, warns economist: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/nov/19/inflation-surge-and-labour-market-boom-may-spur-uk-rate-hike-warns-economist Bank of England's Huw Pill Casts Doubt on December Rate Rise: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-11-19/bank-of-england-s-pill-says-december-rate-call-finely-balanced Inflation could reach 5 per cent, Bank of England economist warns: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/inflation-5-per-cent-bank-of-england-b1943430.html BoE's Pill sees growing case for December rate rise, but no guarantee: https://www.euronews.com/next/2021/11/19/britain-boe-pill Session recordings are also available on the ECO website: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/events
Start Year 2021
 
Description Talking Economics 
Organisation Princeton University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Derived event programme and topics for discussion. Established contact with experts and practitioners to speak at the event. Liaise with Bristol Ideas and University of Bristol to promote event.
Collaborator Contribution Core partnership with Bristol Ideas, alongside other partners. Bristol Ideas: Provided a shared programme with their Festival of Economics for the 10th and 11th years of the event. Bristol Ideas have established links with various other partner organisations as well as the venue and local audience. Other partners (Royal Economic Society; Discover Economics; Economics Network; Bank of England; Visit Britain; University of Bristol; Princeton University Press): Enriched the programme with varied events and speakers and helped with promotion to diverse audiences.
Impact The collaboration with Bristol Ideas resulted in a four-day public event that engaged all of ECO's audiences and extended the audience base and geographic reach of the existing Festival of Economics. Moving forward, ECO and Festival of Economics will continue to collaborate to deliver this annual event. Questions raised during the festival and key discussion items have been fed into the website pipeline. The following articles resulted from event: Talking Economics: How should we tackle the big post-pandemic challenges?: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/talkingeconomics-how-should-we-tackle-the-big-post-pandemic-challenges Talking Economics: what are the legacies of the Covid-19 crisis?: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/talkingeconomics-what-are-the-legacies-of-the-covid-19-crisis Flavio Toxvaerd: 'We can't tackle Covid unless economists and epidemiologists talk to each other': https://www.ft.com/content/04a77140-81d8-43f7-98db-d9785450b7dd The following articles cover the discussion: BoE's Pill sees growing case for December rate rise, but no guarantee: https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/no-quick-fix-get-uk-inflation-back-target-boes-pill-2021-11-19/ Inflation surge and labour market boom may spur UK rate hike, warns economist: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/nov/19/inflation-surge-and-labour-market-boom-may-spur-uk-rate-hike-warns-economist Bank of England's Huw Pill Casts Doubt on December Rate Rise: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-11-19/bank-of-england-s-pill-says-december-rate-call-finely-balanced Inflation could reach 5 per cent, Bank of England economist warns: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/inflation-5-per-cent-bank-of-england-b1943430.html BoE's Pill sees growing case for December rate rise, but no guarantee: https://www.euronews.com/next/2021/11/19/britain-boe-pill Session recordings are also available on the ECO website: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/events
Start Year 2021
 
Description Talking Economics 
Organisation Royal Economic Society
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Derived event programme and topics for discussion. Established contact with experts and practitioners to speak at the event. Liaise with Bristol Ideas and University of Bristol to promote event.
Collaborator Contribution Core partnership with Bristol Ideas, alongside other partners. Bristol Ideas: Provided a shared programme with their Festival of Economics for the 10th and 11th years of the event. Bristol Ideas have established links with various other partner organisations as well as the venue and local audience. Other partners (Royal Economic Society; Discover Economics; Economics Network; Bank of England; Visit Britain; University of Bristol; Princeton University Press): Enriched the programme with varied events and speakers and helped with promotion to diverse audiences.
Impact The collaboration with Bristol Ideas resulted in a four-day public event that engaged all of ECO's audiences and extended the audience base and geographic reach of the existing Festival of Economics. Moving forward, ECO and Festival of Economics will continue to collaborate to deliver this annual event. Questions raised during the festival and key discussion items have been fed into the website pipeline. The following articles resulted from event: Talking Economics: How should we tackle the big post-pandemic challenges?: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/talkingeconomics-how-should-we-tackle-the-big-post-pandemic-challenges Talking Economics: what are the legacies of the Covid-19 crisis?: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/talkingeconomics-what-are-the-legacies-of-the-covid-19-crisis Flavio Toxvaerd: 'We can't tackle Covid unless economists and epidemiologists talk to each other': https://www.ft.com/content/04a77140-81d8-43f7-98db-d9785450b7dd The following articles cover the discussion: BoE's Pill sees growing case for December rate rise, but no guarantee: https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/no-quick-fix-get-uk-inflation-back-target-boes-pill-2021-11-19/ Inflation surge and labour market boom may spur UK rate hike, warns economist: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/nov/19/inflation-surge-and-labour-market-boom-may-spur-uk-rate-hike-warns-economist Bank of England's Huw Pill Casts Doubt on December Rate Rise: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-11-19/bank-of-england-s-pill-says-december-rate-call-finely-balanced Inflation could reach 5 per cent, Bank of England economist warns: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/inflation-5-per-cent-bank-of-england-b1943430.html BoE's Pill sees growing case for December rate rise, but no guarantee: https://www.euronews.com/next/2021/11/19/britain-boe-pill Session recordings are also available on the ECO website: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/events
Start Year 2021
 
Description Talking Economics 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Derived event programme and topics for discussion. Established contact with experts and practitioners to speak at the event. Liaise with Bristol Ideas and University of Bristol to promote event.
Collaborator Contribution Core partnership with Bristol Ideas, alongside other partners. Bristol Ideas: Provided a shared programme with their Festival of Economics for the 10th and 11th years of the event. Bristol Ideas have established links with various other partner organisations as well as the venue and local audience. Other partners (Royal Economic Society; Discover Economics; Economics Network; Bank of England; Visit Britain; University of Bristol; Princeton University Press): Enriched the programme with varied events and speakers and helped with promotion to diverse audiences.
Impact The collaboration with Bristol Ideas resulted in a four-day public event that engaged all of ECO's audiences and extended the audience base and geographic reach of the existing Festival of Economics. Moving forward, ECO and Festival of Economics will continue to collaborate to deliver this annual event. Questions raised during the festival and key discussion items have been fed into the website pipeline. The following articles resulted from event: Talking Economics: How should we tackle the big post-pandemic challenges?: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/talkingeconomics-how-should-we-tackle-the-big-post-pandemic-challenges Talking Economics: what are the legacies of the Covid-19 crisis?: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/talkingeconomics-what-are-the-legacies-of-the-covid-19-crisis Flavio Toxvaerd: 'We can't tackle Covid unless economists and epidemiologists talk to each other': https://www.ft.com/content/04a77140-81d8-43f7-98db-d9785450b7dd The following articles cover the discussion: BoE's Pill sees growing case for December rate rise, but no guarantee: https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/no-quick-fix-get-uk-inflation-back-target-boes-pill-2021-11-19/ Inflation surge and labour market boom may spur UK rate hike, warns economist: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/nov/19/inflation-surge-and-labour-market-boom-may-spur-uk-rate-hike-warns-economist Bank of England's Huw Pill Casts Doubt on December Rate Rise: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-11-19/bank-of-england-s-pill-says-december-rate-call-finely-balanced Inflation could reach 5 per cent, Bank of England economist warns: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/inflation-5-per-cent-bank-of-england-b1943430.html BoE's Pill sees growing case for December rate rise, but no guarantee: https://www.euronews.com/next/2021/11/19/britain-boe-pill Session recordings are also available on the ECO website: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/events
Start Year 2021
 
Description Talking Economics 
Organisation Visit Britain
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Derived event programme and topics for discussion. Established contact with experts and practitioners to speak at the event. Liaise with Bristol Ideas and University of Bristol to promote event.
Collaborator Contribution Core partnership with Bristol Ideas, alongside other partners. Bristol Ideas: Provided a shared programme with their Festival of Economics for the 10th and 11th years of the event. Bristol Ideas have established links with various other partner organisations as well as the venue and local audience. Other partners (Royal Economic Society; Discover Economics; Economics Network; Bank of England; Visit Britain; University of Bristol; Princeton University Press): Enriched the programme with varied events and speakers and helped with promotion to diverse audiences.
Impact The collaboration with Bristol Ideas resulted in a four-day public event that engaged all of ECO's audiences and extended the audience base and geographic reach of the existing Festival of Economics. Moving forward, ECO and Festival of Economics will continue to collaborate to deliver this annual event. Questions raised during the festival and key discussion items have been fed into the website pipeline. The following articles resulted from event: Talking Economics: How should we tackle the big post-pandemic challenges?: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/talkingeconomics-how-should-we-tackle-the-big-post-pandemic-challenges Talking Economics: what are the legacies of the Covid-19 crisis?: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/talkingeconomics-what-are-the-legacies-of-the-covid-19-crisis Flavio Toxvaerd: 'We can't tackle Covid unless economists and epidemiologists talk to each other': https://www.ft.com/content/04a77140-81d8-43f7-98db-d9785450b7dd The following articles cover the discussion: BoE's Pill sees growing case for December rate rise, but no guarantee: https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/no-quick-fix-get-uk-inflation-back-target-boes-pill-2021-11-19/ Inflation surge and labour market boom may spur UK rate hike, warns economist: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/nov/19/inflation-surge-and-labour-market-boom-may-spur-uk-rate-hike-warns-economist Bank of England's Huw Pill Casts Doubt on December Rate Rise: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-11-19/bank-of-england-s-pill-says-december-rate-call-finely-balanced Inflation could reach 5 per cent, Bank of England economist warns: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/inflation-5-per-cent-bank-of-england-b1943430.html BoE's Pill sees growing case for December rate rise, but no guarantee: https://www.euronews.com/next/2021/11/19/britain-boe-pill Session recordings are also available on the ECO website: https://www.economicsobservatory.com/events
Start Year 2021
 
Description Website pipeline 
Organisation Cardiff University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Multilateral collaborative partnership with lead editor board. Creation and day to day running of website. Collecting questions and topic suggestions from stakeholders - primarily policy-makers but also students and the public (through courses, events and the website). Coordinate pipeline, commission articles, manage relationships with authors, copyedit content, determine publication schedule, publish on website and create social media content to promote articles and charts. Coordinate lead editor board meetings and engagement to maintain partnership. Commission newsletter content (published on website and sent out to mailing list) that draws together topics addressed in articles, highlights data/charts and promotes upcoming events or content.
Collaborator Contribution Lead editor board - expert advice, recommended contacts, insight into contemporary research, government and policy relationships, arising topics in economics and current affairs for ECO to respond to, horizon scanning, strategic direction and vision, accountability and challenge.
Impact Daily articles: Topical and new articles published daily from academics from across the UK. Regular social media content. A newsletter is uploaded to the website and sent to all 1,135 subscribers to highlight themes and cascade articles and answers from the week. It is also used to promote upcoming content and events. Notable articles that have achieved citation in national and local press. 'How do we ensure disadvantaged kids don't lose out in England's new exam system?', Lee Eliot Major, The Guardian, 01 March 2021. 'Pandemic turns up pace of workplace innovation', 8 February 2021, from 'What will coronavirus mean for innovation by firms?' 'There is a solution to the Irish border dilemma', Telegraph, 2 February 2021, from 'How is Brexit affecting Northern Ireland's economy?' 'Reorienting Northern Ireland's economy towards the EU will be costly, warn economists', NewsLetter, 9 February 2021, based on 'How is Brexit affecting Northern Ireland's economy?' Quote from Professor Lee Elliot Major on school closures - 'All schools to close from tomorrow, Boris Johnson announces, putting summer exams in doubt', Independent, 5 January 2021, based on 'What do school closures mean for social mobility?' 'Schools in England caught out by government's U-turn on closures', Financial Times, 4 December 2021, based on 'What do school closures mean for social mobility?' 'What is needed now are new fiscal rules - so we can forgo tax rises', The Times, 24 December 2020, references 'Do we need a new constitution for central banking?' 'Why did some earlier wealth taxes fail and could this time be different?' reposted on OECD Network Forum 'Sing when you're winning? Home support doesn't really help football teams', The Guardian, 6 December 2020, drawn from 'How is professional football coping with coronavirus?' 'Corona update', MillernTon (FC St. Pauli Blog), 30 November 2020, references 'How is professional football coping with coronavirus' 'How to restore economic confidence', Prospect, 27 November 2020, references 'How has wage growth varied across the UK economy during the pandemic?' 'Benefits of voucher scheme cancelled out by extension of its deadline', Belfast Telegraph, 16 December 2021 'Has the high street scheme paid off for NI retailers', Belfast Telegraph, 1 March 2022 The Economic Case for Goldilocks, Paul Krugman, 6 Jan, 2022: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/06/opinion/inflation-unemployment-economy-growth.html Themed weeks: Ireland themed week (Glasgow Herald): https://www.heraldscotland.com/business_hq/19285030.graeme-roy-can-learn-across-irish-sea/ The Scottish independence series articles attracted interest from policy-makers in Scotland and a lot of media attention and engagement on social media, for example: Graeme Roy: Academic input into constitutional debate is welcome: https://www.heraldscotland.com/business_hq/19916015.graeme-roy-academic-input-constitutional-debate-welcome/ Nicola Sturgeon relies on Bank of England amid record deficit, The Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/01/28/nicola-sturgeon-relies-bank-england-amid-record-deficit/ IFS economist says independent Scotland's growth could outweigh losses from UK: https://www.thenational.scot/news/19879773.ifs-economist-says-independent-scotlands-growth-outweigh-losses-uk/ Levelling up is vague but asks vital questions about nationalism, The Times, 20 February 2022, https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/levelling-up-is-vague-but-asks-vital-questions-about-nationalism-p7cc55q9r Real economic cost of Scottish independence laid bare - SNP hope to rejoin EU ripped apart, 11 February 2022, https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1564026/SNP-news-scottish-independence-brexit-scotland-rejoin-eu Independent Scotland 'better off staying outside the EU' to avoid hard border with England, Daily Record, 18 February 2022, https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/independent-scotland-better-staying-outside-26266645 Scotland badly needs its own version of levelling up, New Statesman, 10 February 2022, https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/scotland/2022/02/scotland-badly-needs-its-own-version-of-levelling-up
Start Year 2020
 
Description Website pipeline 
Organisation Imperial College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Multilateral collaborative partnership with lead editor board. Creation and day to day running of website. Collecting questions and topic suggestions from stakeholders - primarily policy-makers but also students and the public (through courses, events and the website). Coordinate pipeline, commission articles, manage relationships with authors, copyedit content, determine publication schedule, publish on website and create social media content to promote articles and charts. Coordinate lead editor board meetings and engagement to maintain partnership. Commission newsletter content (published on website and sent out to mailing list) that draws together topics addressed in articles, highlights data/charts and promotes upcoming events or content.
Collaborator Contribution Lead editor board - expert advice, recommended contacts, insight into contemporary research, government and policy relationships, arising topics in economics and current affairs for ECO to respond to, horizon scanning, strategic direction and vision, accountability and challenge.
Impact Daily articles: Topical and new articles published daily from academics from across the UK. Regular social media content. A newsletter is uploaded to the website and sent to all 1,135 subscribers to highlight themes and cascade articles and answers from the week. It is also used to promote upcoming content and events. Notable articles that have achieved citation in national and local press. 'How do we ensure disadvantaged kids don't lose out in England's new exam system?', Lee Eliot Major, The Guardian, 01 March 2021. 'Pandemic turns up pace of workplace innovation', 8 February 2021, from 'What will coronavirus mean for innovation by firms?' 'There is a solution to the Irish border dilemma', Telegraph, 2 February 2021, from 'How is Brexit affecting Northern Ireland's economy?' 'Reorienting Northern Ireland's economy towards the EU will be costly, warn economists', NewsLetter, 9 February 2021, based on 'How is Brexit affecting Northern Ireland's economy?' Quote from Professor Lee Elliot Major on school closures - 'All schools to close from tomorrow, Boris Johnson announces, putting summer exams in doubt', Independent, 5 January 2021, based on 'What do school closures mean for social mobility?' 'Schools in England caught out by government's U-turn on closures', Financial Times, 4 December 2021, based on 'What do school closures mean for social mobility?' 'What is needed now are new fiscal rules - so we can forgo tax rises', The Times, 24 December 2020, references 'Do we need a new constitution for central banking?' 'Why did some earlier wealth taxes fail and could this time be different?' reposted on OECD Network Forum 'Sing when you're winning? Home support doesn't really help football teams', The Guardian, 6 December 2020, drawn from 'How is professional football coping with coronavirus?' 'Corona update', MillernTon (FC St. Pauli Blog), 30 November 2020, references 'How is professional football coping with coronavirus' 'How to restore economic confidence', Prospect, 27 November 2020, references 'How has wage growth varied across the UK economy during the pandemic?' 'Benefits of voucher scheme cancelled out by extension of its deadline', Belfast Telegraph, 16 December 2021 'Has the high street scheme paid off for NI retailers', Belfast Telegraph, 1 March 2022 The Economic Case for Goldilocks, Paul Krugman, 6 Jan, 2022: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/06/opinion/inflation-unemployment-economy-growth.html Themed weeks: Ireland themed week (Glasgow Herald): https://www.heraldscotland.com/business_hq/19285030.graeme-roy-can-learn-across-irish-sea/ The Scottish independence series articles attracted interest from policy-makers in Scotland and a lot of media attention and engagement on social media, for example: Graeme Roy: Academic input into constitutional debate is welcome: https://www.heraldscotland.com/business_hq/19916015.graeme-roy-academic-input-constitutional-debate-welcome/ Nicola Sturgeon relies on Bank of England amid record deficit, The Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/01/28/nicola-sturgeon-relies-bank-england-amid-record-deficit/ IFS economist says independent Scotland's growth could outweigh losses from UK: https://www.thenational.scot/news/19879773.ifs-economist-says-independent-scotlands-growth-outweigh-losses-uk/ Levelling up is vague but asks vital questions about nationalism, The Times, 20 February 2022, https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/levelling-up-is-vague-but-asks-vital-questions-about-nationalism-p7cc55q9r Real economic cost of Scottish independence laid bare - SNP hope to rejoin EU ripped apart, 11 February 2022, https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1564026/SNP-news-scottish-independence-brexit-scotland-rejoin-eu Independent Scotland 'better off staying outside the EU' to avoid hard border with England, Daily Record, 18 February 2022, https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/independent-scotland-better-staying-outside-26266645 Scotland badly needs its own version of levelling up, New Statesman, 10 February 2022, https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/scotland/2022/02/scotland-badly-needs-its-own-version-of-levelling-up
Start Year 2020
 
Description Website pipeline 
Organisation Institute for Fiscal Studies
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Multilateral collaborative partnership with lead editor board. Creation and day to day running of website. Collecting questions and topic suggestions from stakeholders - primarily policy-makers but also students and the public (through courses, events and the website). Coordinate pipeline, commission articles, manage relationships with authors, copyedit content, determine publication schedule, publish on website and create social media content to promote articles and charts. Coordinate lead editor board meetings and engagement to maintain partnership. Commission newsletter content (published on website and sent out to mailing list) that draws together topics addressed in articles, highlights data/charts and promotes upcoming events or content.
Collaborator Contribution Lead editor board - expert advice, recommended contacts, insight into contemporary research, government and policy relationships, arising topics in economics and current affairs for ECO to respond to, horizon scanning, strategic direction and vision, accountability and challenge.
Impact Daily articles: Topical and new articles published daily from academics from across the UK. Regular social media content. A newsletter is uploaded to the website and sent to all 1,135 subscribers to highlight themes and cascade articles and answers from the week. It is also used to promote upcoming content and events. Notable articles that have achieved citation in national and local press. 'How do we ensure disadvantaged kids don't lose out in England's new exam system?', Lee Eliot Major, The Guardian, 01 March 2021. 'Pandemic turns up pace of workplace innovation', 8 February 2021, from 'What will coronavirus mean for innovation by firms?' 'There is a solution to the Irish border dilemma', Telegraph, 2 February 2021, from 'How is Brexit affecting Northern Ireland's economy?' 'Reorienting Northern Ireland's economy towards the EU will be costly, warn economists', NewsLetter, 9 February 2021, based on 'How is Brexit affecting Northern Ireland's economy?' Quote from Professor Lee Elliot Major on school closures - 'All schools to close from tomorrow, Boris Johnson announces, putting summer exams in doubt', Independent, 5 January 2021, based on 'What do school closures mean for social mobility?' 'Schools in England caught out by government's U-turn on closures', Financial Times, 4 December 2021, based on 'What do school closures mean for social mobility?' 'What is needed now are new fiscal rules - so we can forgo tax rises', The Times, 24 December 2020, references 'Do we need a new constitution for central banking?' 'Why did some earlier wealth taxes fail and could this time be different?' reposted on OECD Network Forum 'Sing when you're winning? Home support doesn't really help football teams', The Guardian, 6 December 2020, drawn from 'How is professional football coping with coronavirus?' 'Corona update', MillernTon (FC St. Pauli Blog), 30 November 2020, references 'How is professional football coping with coronavirus' 'How to restore economic confidence', Prospect, 27 November 2020, references 'How has wage growth varied across the UK economy during the pandemic?' 'Benefits of voucher scheme cancelled out by extension of its deadline', Belfast Telegraph, 16 December 2021 'Has the high street scheme paid off for NI retailers', Belfast Telegraph, 1 March 2022 The Economic Case for Goldilocks, Paul Krugman, 6 Jan, 2022: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/06/opinion/inflation-unemployment-economy-growth.html Themed weeks: Ireland themed week (Glasgow Herald): https://www.heraldscotland.com/business_hq/19285030.graeme-roy-can-learn-across-irish-sea/ The Scottish independence series articles attracted interest from policy-makers in Scotland and a lot of media attention and engagement on social media, for example: Graeme Roy: Academic input into constitutional debate is welcome: https://www.heraldscotland.com/business_hq/19916015.graeme-roy-academic-input-constitutional-debate-welcome/ Nicola Sturgeon relies on Bank of England amid record deficit, The Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/01/28/nicola-sturgeon-relies-bank-england-amid-record-deficit/ IFS economist says independent Scotland's growth could outweigh losses from UK: https://www.thenational.scot/news/19879773.ifs-economist-says-independent-scotlands-growth-outweigh-losses-uk/ Levelling up is vague but asks vital questions about nationalism, The Times, 20 February 2022, https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/levelling-up-is-vague-but-asks-vital-questions-about-nationalism-p7cc55q9r Real economic cost of Scottish independence laid bare - SNP hope to rejoin EU ripped apart, 11 February 2022, https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1564026/SNP-news-scottish-independence-brexit-scotland-rejoin-eu Independent Scotland 'better off staying outside the EU' to avoid hard border with England, Daily Record, 18 February 2022, https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/independent-scotland-better-staying-outside-26266645 Scotland badly needs its own version of levelling up, New Statesman, 10 February 2022, https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/scotland/2022/02/scotland-badly-needs-its-own-version-of-levelling-up
Start Year 2020
 
Description Website pipeline 
Organisation London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London)
Department Centre for Economic Performance
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Multilateral collaborative partnership with lead editor board. Creation and day to day running of website. Collecting questions and topic suggestions from stakeholders - primarily policy-makers but also students and the public (through courses, events and the website). Coordinate pipeline, commission articles, manage relationships with authors, copyedit content, determine publication schedule, publish on website and create social media content to promote articles and charts. Coordinate lead editor board meetings and engagement to maintain partnership. Commission newsletter content (published on website and sent out to mailing list) that draws together topics addressed in articles, highlights data/charts and promotes upcoming events or content.
Collaborator Contribution Lead editor board - expert advice, recommended contacts, insight into contemporary research, government and policy relationships, arising topics in economics and current affairs for ECO to respond to, horizon scanning, strategic direction and vision, accountability and challenge.
Impact Daily articles: Topical and new articles published daily from academics from across the UK. Regular social media content. A newsletter is uploaded to the website and sent to all 1,135 subscribers to highlight themes and cascade articles and answers from the week. It is also used to promote upcoming content and events. Notable articles that have achieved citation in national and local press. 'How do we ensure disadvantaged kids don't lose out in England's new exam system?', Lee Eliot Major, The Guardian, 01 March 2021. 'Pandemic turns up pace of workplace innovation', 8 February 2021, from 'What will coronavirus mean for innovation by firms?' 'There is a solution to the Irish border dilemma', Telegraph, 2 February 2021, from 'How is Brexit affecting Northern Ireland's economy?' 'Reorienting Northern Ireland's economy towards the EU will be costly, warn economists', NewsLetter, 9 February 2021, based on 'How is Brexit affecting Northern Ireland's economy?' Quote from Professor Lee Elliot Major on school closures - 'All schools to close from tomorrow, Boris Johnson announces, putting summer exams in doubt', Independent, 5 January 2021, based on 'What do school closures mean for social mobility?' 'Schools in England caught out by government's U-turn on closures', Financial Times, 4 December 2021, based on 'What do school closures mean for social mobility?' 'What is needed now are new fiscal rules - so we can forgo tax rises', The Times, 24 December 2020, references 'Do we need a new constitution for central banking?' 'Why did some earlier wealth taxes fail and could this time be different?' reposted on OECD Network Forum 'Sing when you're winning? Home support doesn't really help football teams', The Guardian, 6 December 2020, drawn from 'How is professional football coping with coronavirus?' 'Corona update', MillernTon (FC St. Pauli Blog), 30 November 2020, references 'How is professional football coping with coronavirus' 'How to restore economic confidence', Prospect, 27 November 2020, references 'How has wage growth varied across the UK economy during the pandemic?' 'Benefits of voucher scheme cancelled out by extension of its deadline', Belfast Telegraph, 16 December 2021 'Has the high street scheme paid off for NI retailers', Belfast Telegraph, 1 March 2022 The Economic Case for Goldilocks, Paul Krugman, 6 Jan, 2022: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/06/opinion/inflation-unemployment-economy-growth.html Themed weeks: Ireland themed week (Glasgow Herald): https://www.heraldscotland.com/business_hq/19285030.graeme-roy-can-learn-across-irish-sea/ The Scottish independence series articles attracted interest from policy-makers in Scotland and a lot of media attention and engagement on social media, for example: Graeme Roy: Academic input into constitutional debate is welcome: https://www.heraldscotland.com/business_hq/19916015.graeme-roy-academic-input-constitutional-debate-welcome/ Nicola Sturgeon relies on Bank of England amid record deficit, The Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/01/28/nicola-sturgeon-relies-bank-england-amid-record-deficit/ IFS economist says independent Scotland's growth could outweigh losses from UK: https://www.thenational.scot/news/19879773.ifs-economist-says-independent-scotlands-growth-outweigh-losses-uk/ Levelling up is vague but asks vital questions about nationalism, The Times, 20 February 2022, https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/levelling-up-is-vague-but-asks-vital-questions-about-nationalism-p7cc55q9r Real economic cost of Scottish independence laid bare - SNP hope to rejoin EU ripped apart, 11 February 2022, https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1564026/SNP-news-scottish-independence-brexit-scotland-rejoin-eu Independent Scotland 'better off staying outside the EU' to avoid hard border with England, Daily Record, 18 February 2022, https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/independent-scotland-better-staying-outside-26266645 Scotland badly needs its own version of levelling up, New Statesman, 10 February 2022, https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/scotland/2022/02/scotland-badly-needs-its-own-version-of-levelling-up
Start Year 2020
 
Description Website pipeline 
Organisation National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Multilateral collaborative partnership with lead editor board. Creation and day to day running of website. Collecting questions and topic suggestions from stakeholders - primarily policy-makers but also students and the public (through courses, events and the website). Coordinate pipeline, commission articles, manage relationships with authors, copyedit content, determine publication schedule, publish on website and create social media content to promote articles and charts. Coordinate lead editor board meetings and engagement to maintain partnership. Commission newsletter content (published on website and sent out to mailing list) that draws together topics addressed in articles, highlights data/charts and promotes upcoming events or content.
Collaborator Contribution Lead editor board - expert advice, recommended contacts, insight into contemporary research, government and policy relationships, arising topics in economics and current affairs for ECO to respond to, horizon scanning, strategic direction and vision, accountability and challenge.
Impact Daily articles: Topical and new articles published daily from academics from across the UK. Regular social media content. A newsletter is uploaded to the website and sent to all 1,135 subscribers to highlight themes and cascade articles and answers from the week. It is also used to promote upcoming content and events. Notable articles that have achieved citation in national and local press. 'How do we ensure disadvantaged kids don't lose out in England's new exam system?', Lee Eliot Major, The Guardian, 01 March 2021. 'Pandemic turns up pace of workplace innovation', 8 February 2021, from 'What will coronavirus mean for innovation by firms?' 'There is a solution to the Irish border dilemma', Telegraph, 2 February 2021, from 'How is Brexit affecting Northern Ireland's economy?' 'Reorienting Northern Ireland's economy towards the EU will be costly, warn economists', NewsLetter, 9 February 2021, based on 'How is Brexit affecting Northern Ireland's economy?' Quote from Professor Lee Elliot Major on school closures - 'All schools to close from tomorrow, Boris Johnson announces, putting summer exams in doubt', Independent, 5 January 2021, based on 'What do school closures mean for social mobility?' 'Schools in England caught out by government's U-turn on closures', Financial Times, 4 December 2021, based on 'What do school closures mean for social mobility?' 'What is needed now are new fiscal rules - so we can forgo tax rises', The Times, 24 December 2020, references 'Do we need a new constitution for central banking?' 'Why did some earlier wealth taxes fail and could this time be different?' reposted on OECD Network Forum 'Sing when you're winning? Home support doesn't really help football teams', The Guardian, 6 December 2020, drawn from 'How is professional football coping with coronavirus?' 'Corona update', MillernTon (FC St. Pauli Blog), 30 November 2020, references 'How is professional football coping with coronavirus' 'How to restore economic confidence', Prospect, 27 November 2020, references 'How has wage growth varied across the UK economy during the pandemic?' 'Benefits of voucher scheme cancelled out by extension of its deadline', Belfast Telegraph, 16 December 2021 'Has the high street scheme paid off for NI retailers', Belfast Telegraph, 1 March 2022 The Economic Case for Goldilocks, Paul Krugman, 6 Jan, 2022: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/06/opinion/inflation-unemployment-economy-growth.html Themed weeks: Ireland themed week (Glasgow Herald): https://www.heraldscotland.com/business_hq/19285030.graeme-roy-can-learn-across-irish-sea/ The Scottish independence series articles attracted interest from policy-makers in Scotland and a lot of media attention and engagement on social media, for example: Graeme Roy: Academic input into constitutional debate is welcome: https://www.heraldscotland.com/business_hq/19916015.graeme-roy-academic-input-constitutional-debate-welcome/ Nicola Sturgeon relies on Bank of England amid record deficit, The Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/01/28/nicola-sturgeon-relies-bank-england-amid-record-deficit/ IFS economist says independent Scotland's growth could outweigh losses from UK: https://www.thenational.scot/news/19879773.ifs-economist-says-independent-scotlands-growth-outweigh-losses-uk/ Levelling up is vague but asks vital questions about nationalism, The Times, 20 February 2022, https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/levelling-up-is-vague-but-asks-vital-questions-about-nationalism-p7cc55q9r Real economic cost of Scottish independence laid bare - SNP hope to rejoin EU ripped apart, 11 February 2022, https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1564026/SNP-news-scottish-independence-brexit-scotland-rejoin-eu Independent Scotland 'better off staying outside the EU' to avoid hard border with England, Daily Record, 18 February 2022, https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/independent-scotland-better-staying-outside-26266645 Scotland badly needs its own version of levelling up, New Statesman, 10 February 2022, https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/scotland/2022/02/scotland-badly-needs-its-own-version-of-levelling-up
Start Year 2020
 
Description Website pipeline 
Organisation Queen's University Belfast
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Multilateral collaborative partnership with lead editor board. Creation and day to day running of website. Collecting questions and topic suggestions from stakeholders - primarily policy-makers but also students and the public (through courses, events and the website). Coordinate pipeline, commission articles, manage relationships with authors, copyedit content, determine publication schedule, publish on website and create social media content to promote articles and charts. Coordinate lead editor board meetings and engagement to maintain partnership. Commission newsletter content (published on website and sent out to mailing list) that draws together topics addressed in articles, highlights data/charts and promotes upcoming events or content.
Collaborator Contribution Lead editor board - expert advice, recommended contacts, insight into contemporary research, government and policy relationships, arising topics in economics and current affairs for ECO to respond to, horizon scanning, strategic direction and vision, accountability and challenge.
Impact Daily articles: Topical and new articles published daily from academics from across the UK. Regular social media content. A newsletter is uploaded to the website and sent to all 1,135 subscribers to highlight themes and cascade articles and answers from the week. It is also used to promote upcoming content and events. Notable articles that have achieved citation in national and local press. 'How do we ensure disadvantaged kids don't lose out in England's new exam system?', Lee Eliot Major, The Guardian, 01 March 2021. 'Pandemic turns up pace of workplace innovation', 8 February 2021, from 'What will coronavirus mean for innovation by firms?' 'There is a solution to the Irish border dilemma', Telegraph, 2 February 2021, from 'How is Brexit affecting Northern Ireland's economy?' 'Reorienting Northern Ireland's economy towards the EU will be costly, warn economists', NewsLetter, 9 February 2021, based on 'How is Brexit affecting Northern Ireland's economy?' Quote from Professor Lee Elliot Major on school closures - 'All schools to close from tomorrow, Boris Johnson announces, putting summer exams in doubt', Independent, 5 January 2021, based on 'What do school closures mean for social mobility?' 'Schools in England caught out by government's U-turn on closures', Financial Times, 4 December 2021, based on 'What do school closures mean for social mobility?' 'What is needed now are new fiscal rules - so we can forgo tax rises', The Times, 24 December 2020, references 'Do we need a new constitution for central banking?' 'Why did some earlier wealth taxes fail and could this time be different?' reposted on OECD Network Forum 'Sing when you're winning? Home support doesn't really help football teams', The Guardian, 6 December 2020, drawn from 'How is professional football coping with coronavirus?' 'Corona update', MillernTon (FC St. Pauli Blog), 30 November 2020, references 'How is professional football coping with coronavirus' 'How to restore economic confidence', Prospect, 27 November 2020, references 'How has wage growth varied across the UK economy during the pandemic?' 'Benefits of voucher scheme cancelled out by extension of its deadline', Belfast Telegraph, 16 December 2021 'Has the high street scheme paid off for NI retailers', Belfast Telegraph, 1 March 2022 The Economic Case for Goldilocks, Paul Krugman, 6 Jan, 2022: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/06/opinion/inflation-unemployment-economy-growth.html Themed weeks: Ireland themed week (Glasgow Herald): https://www.heraldscotland.com/business_hq/19285030.graeme-roy-can-learn-across-irish-sea/ The Scottish independence series articles attracted interest from policy-makers in Scotland and a lot of media attention and engagement on social media, for example: Graeme Roy: Academic input into constitutional debate is welcome: https://www.heraldscotland.com/business_hq/19916015.graeme-roy-academic-input-constitutional-debate-welcome/ Nicola Sturgeon relies on Bank of England amid record deficit, The Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/01/28/nicola-sturgeon-relies-bank-england-amid-record-deficit/ IFS economist says independent Scotland's growth could outweigh losses from UK: https://www.thenational.scot/news/19879773.ifs-economist-says-independent-scotlands-growth-outweigh-losses-uk/ Levelling up is vague but asks vital questions about nationalism, The Times, 20 February 2022, https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/levelling-up-is-vague-but-asks-vital-questions-about-nationalism-p7cc55q9r Real economic cost of Scottish independence laid bare - SNP hope to rejoin EU ripped apart, 11 February 2022, https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1564026/SNP-news-scottish-independence-brexit-scotland-rejoin-eu Independent Scotland 'better off staying outside the EU' to avoid hard border with England, Daily Record, 18 February 2022, https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/independent-scotland-better-staying-outside-26266645 Scotland badly needs its own version of levelling up, New Statesman, 10 February 2022, https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/scotland/2022/02/scotland-badly-needs-its-own-version-of-levelling-up
Start Year 2020
 
Description Website pipeline 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Multilateral collaborative partnership with lead editor board. Creation and day to day running of website. Collecting questions and topic suggestions from stakeholders - primarily policy-makers but also students and the public (through courses, events and the website). Coordinate pipeline, commission articles, manage relationships with authors, copyedit content, determine publication schedule, publish on website and create social media content to promote articles and charts. Coordinate lead editor board meetings and engagement to maintain partnership. Commission newsletter content (published on website and sent out to mailing list) that draws together topics addressed in articles, highlights data/charts and promotes upcoming events or content.
Collaborator Contribution Lead editor board - expert advice, recommended contacts, insight into contemporary research, government and policy relationships, arising topics in economics and current affairs for ECO to respond to, horizon scanning, strategic direction and vision, accountability and challenge.
Impact Daily articles: Topical and new articles published daily from academics from across the UK. Regular social media content. A newsletter is uploaded to the website and sent to all 1,135 subscribers to highlight themes and cascade articles and answers from the week. It is also used to promote upcoming content and events. Notable articles that have achieved citation in national and local press. 'How do we ensure disadvantaged kids don't lose out in England's new exam system?', Lee Eliot Major, The Guardian, 01 March 2021. 'Pandemic turns up pace of workplace innovation', 8 February 2021, from 'What will coronavirus mean for innovation by firms?' 'There is a solution to the Irish border dilemma', Telegraph, 2 February 2021, from 'How is Brexit affecting Northern Ireland's economy?' 'Reorienting Northern Ireland's economy towards the EU will be costly, warn economists', NewsLetter, 9 February 2021, based on 'How is Brexit affecting Northern Ireland's economy?' Quote from Professor Lee Elliot Major on school closures - 'All schools to close from tomorrow, Boris Johnson announces, putting summer exams in doubt', Independent, 5 January 2021, based on 'What do school closures mean for social mobility?' 'Schools in England caught out by government's U-turn on closures', Financial Times, 4 December 2021, based on 'What do school closures mean for social mobility?' 'What is needed now are new fiscal rules - so we can forgo tax rises', The Times, 24 December 2020, references 'Do we need a new constitution for central banking?' 'Why did some earlier wealth taxes fail and could this time be different?' reposted on OECD Network Forum 'Sing when you're winning? Home support doesn't really help football teams', The Guardian, 6 December 2020, drawn from 'How is professional football coping with coronavirus?' 'Corona update', MillernTon (FC St. Pauli Blog), 30 November 2020, references 'How is professional football coping with coronavirus' 'How to restore economic confidence', Prospect, 27 November 2020, references 'How has wage growth varied across the UK economy during the pandemic?' 'Benefits of voucher scheme cancelled out by extension of its deadline', Belfast Telegraph, 16 December 2021 'Has the high street scheme paid off for NI retailers', Belfast Telegraph, 1 March 2022 The Economic Case for Goldilocks, Paul Krugman, 6 Jan, 2022: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/06/opinion/inflation-unemployment-economy-growth.html Themed weeks: Ireland themed week (Glasgow Herald): https://www.heraldscotland.com/business_hq/19285030.graeme-roy-can-learn-across-irish-sea/ The Scottish independence series articles attracted interest from policy-makers in Scotland and a lot of media attention and engagement on social media, for example: Graeme Roy: Academic input into constitutional debate is welcome: https://www.heraldscotland.com/business_hq/19916015.graeme-roy-academic-input-constitutional-debate-welcome/ Nicola Sturgeon relies on Bank of England amid record deficit, The Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/01/28/nicola-sturgeon-relies-bank-england-amid-record-deficit/ IFS economist says independent Scotland's growth could outweigh losses from UK: https://www.thenational.scot/news/19879773.ifs-economist-says-independent-scotlands-growth-outweigh-losses-uk/ Levelling up is vague but asks vital questions about nationalism, The Times, 20 February 2022, https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/levelling-up-is-vague-but-asks-vital-questions-about-nationalism-p7cc55q9r Real economic cost of Scottish independence laid bare - SNP hope to rejoin EU ripped apart, 11 February 2022, https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1564026/SNP-news-scottish-independence-brexit-scotland-rejoin-eu Independent Scotland 'better off staying outside the EU' to avoid hard border with England, Daily Record, 18 February 2022, https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/independent-scotland-better-staying-outside-26266645 Scotland badly needs its own version of levelling up, New Statesman, 10 February 2022, https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/scotland/2022/02/scotland-badly-needs-its-own-version-of-levelling-up
Start Year 2020
 
Description Website pipeline 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Cambridge Neuroscience
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Multilateral collaborative partnership with lead editor board. Creation and day to day running of website. Collecting questions and topic suggestions from stakeholders - primarily policy-makers but also students and the public (through courses, events and the website). Coordinate pipeline, commission articles, manage relationships with authors, copyedit content, determine publication schedule, publish on website and create social media content to promote articles and charts. Coordinate lead editor board meetings and engagement to maintain partnership. Commission newsletter content (published on website and sent out to mailing list) that draws together topics addressed in articles, highlights data/charts and promotes upcoming events or content.
Collaborator Contribution Lead editor board - expert advice, recommended contacts, insight into contemporary research, government and policy relationships, arising topics in economics and current affairs for ECO to respond to, horizon scanning, strategic direction and vision, accountability and challenge.
Impact Daily articles: Topical and new articles published daily from academics from across the UK. Regular social media content. A newsletter is uploaded to the website and sent to all 1,135 subscribers to highlight themes and cascade articles and answers from the week. It is also used to promote upcoming content and events. Notable articles that have achieved citation in national and local press. 'How do we ensure disadvantaged kids don't lose out in England's new exam system?', Lee Eliot Major, The Guardian, 01 March 2021. 'Pandemic turns up pace of workplace innovation', 8 February 2021, from 'What will coronavirus mean for innovation by firms?' 'There is a solution to the Irish border dilemma', Telegraph, 2 February 2021, from 'How is Brexit affecting Northern Ireland's economy?' 'Reorienting Northern Ireland's economy towards the EU will be costly, warn economists', NewsLetter, 9 February 2021, based on 'How is Brexit affecting Northern Ireland's economy?' Quote from Professor Lee Elliot Major on school closures - 'All schools to close from tomorrow, Boris Johnson announces, putting summer exams in doubt', Independent, 5 January 2021, based on 'What do school closures mean for social mobility?' 'Schools in England caught out by government's U-turn on closures', Financial Times, 4 December 2021, based on 'What do school closures mean for social mobility?' 'What is needed now are new fiscal rules - so we can forgo tax rises', The Times, 24 December 2020, references 'Do we need a new constitution for central banking?' 'Why did some earlier wealth taxes fail and could this time be different?' reposted on OECD Network Forum 'Sing when you're winning? Home support doesn't really help football teams', The Guardian, 6 December 2020, drawn from 'How is professional football coping with coronavirus?' 'Corona update', MillernTon (FC St. Pauli Blog), 30 November 2020, references 'How is professional football coping with coronavirus' 'How to restore economic confidence', Prospect, 27 November 2020, references 'How has wage growth varied across the UK economy during the pandemic?' 'Benefits of voucher scheme cancelled out by extension of its deadline', Belfast Telegraph, 16 December 2021 'Has the high street scheme paid off for NI retailers', Belfast Telegraph, 1 March 2022 The Economic Case for Goldilocks, Paul Krugman, 6 Jan, 2022: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/06/opinion/inflation-unemployment-economy-growth.html Themed weeks: Ireland themed week (Glasgow Herald): https://www.heraldscotland.com/business_hq/19285030.graeme-roy-can-learn-across-irish-sea/ The Scottish independence series articles attracted interest from policy-makers in Scotland and a lot of media attention and engagement on social media, for example: Graeme Roy: Academic input into constitutional debate is welcome: https://www.heraldscotland.com/business_hq/19916015.graeme-roy-academic-input-constitutional-debate-welcome/ Nicola Sturgeon relies on Bank of England amid record deficit, The Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/01/28/nicola-sturgeon-relies-bank-england-amid-record-deficit/ IFS economist says independent Scotland's growth could outweigh losses from UK: https://www.thenational.scot/news/19879773.ifs-economist-says-independent-scotlands-growth-outweigh-losses-uk/ Levelling up is vague but asks vital questions about nationalism, The Times, 20 February 2022, https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/levelling-up-is-vague-but-asks-vital-questions-about-nationalism-p7cc55q9r Real economic cost of Scottish independence laid bare - SNP hope to rejoin EU ripped apart, 11 February 2022, https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1564026/SNP-news-scottish-independence-brexit-scotland-rejoin-eu Independent Scotland 'better off staying outside the EU' to avoid hard border with England, Daily Record, 18 February 2022, https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/independent-scotland-better-staying-outside-26266645 Scotland badly needs its own version of levelling up, New Statesman, 10 February 2022, https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/scotland/2022/02/scotland-badly-needs-its-own-version-of-levelling-up
Start Year 2020
 
Description Website pipeline 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Multilateral collaborative partnership with lead editor board. Creation and day to day running of website. Collecting questions and topic suggestions from stakeholders - primarily policy-makers but also students and the public (through courses, events and the website). Coordinate pipeline, commission articles, manage relationships with authors, copyedit content, determine publication schedule, publish on website and create social media content to promote articles and charts. Coordinate lead editor board meetings and engagement to maintain partnership. Commission newsletter content (published on website and sent out to mailing list) that draws together topics addressed in articles, highlights data/charts and promotes upcoming events or content.
Collaborator Contribution Lead editor board - expert advice, recommended contacts, insight into contemporary research, government and policy relationships, arising topics in economics and current affairs for ECO to respond to, horizon scanning, strategic direction and vision, accountability and challenge.
Impact Daily articles: Topical and new articles published daily from academics from across the UK. Regular social media content. A newsletter is uploaded to the website and sent to all 1,135 subscribers to highlight themes and cascade articles and answers from the week. It is also used to promote upcoming content and events. Notable articles that have achieved citation in national and local press. 'How do we ensure disadvantaged kids don't lose out in England's new exam system?', Lee Eliot Major, The Guardian, 01 March 2021. 'Pandemic turns up pace of workplace innovation', 8 February 2021, from 'What will coronavirus mean for innovation by firms?' 'There is a solution to the Irish border dilemma', Telegraph, 2 February 2021, from 'How is Brexit affecting Northern Ireland's economy?' 'Reorienting Northern Ireland's economy towards the EU will be costly, warn economists', NewsLetter, 9 February 2021, based on 'How is Brexit affecting Northern Ireland's economy?' Quote from Professor Lee Elliot Major on school closures - 'All schools to close from tomorrow, Boris Johnson announces, putting summer exams in doubt', Independent, 5 January 2021, based on 'What do school closures mean for social mobility?' 'Schools in England caught out by government's U-turn on closures', Financial Times, 4 December 2021, based on 'What do school closures mean for social mobility?' 'What is needed now are new fiscal rules - so we can forgo tax rises', The Times, 24 December 2020, references 'Do we need a new constitution for central banking?' 'Why did some earlier wealth taxes fail and could this time be different?' reposted on OECD Network Forum 'Sing when you're winning? Home support doesn't really help football teams', The Guardian, 6 December 2020, drawn from 'How is professional football coping with coronavirus?' 'Corona update', MillernTon (FC St. Pauli Blog), 30 November 2020, references 'How is professional football coping with coronavirus' 'How to restore economic confidence', Prospect, 27 November 2020, references 'How has wage growth varied across the UK economy during the pandemic?' 'Benefits of voucher scheme cancelled out by extension of its deadline', Belfast Telegraph, 16 December 2021 'Has the high street scheme paid off for NI retailers', Belfast Telegraph, 1 March 2022 The Economic Case for Goldilocks, Paul Krugman, 6 Jan, 2022: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/06/opinion/inflation-unemployment-economy-growth.html Themed weeks: Ireland themed week (Glasgow Herald): https://www.heraldscotland.com/business_hq/19285030.graeme-roy-can-learn-across-irish-sea/ The Scottish independence series articles attracted interest from policy-makers in Scotland and a lot of media attention and engagement on social media, for example: Graeme Roy: Academic input into constitutional debate is welcome: https://www.heraldscotland.com/business_hq/19916015.graeme-roy-academic-input-constitutional-debate-welcome/ Nicola Sturgeon relies on Bank of England amid record deficit, The Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/01/28/nicola-sturgeon-relies-bank-england-amid-record-deficit/ IFS economist says independent Scotland's growth could outweigh losses from UK: https://www.thenational.scot/news/19879773.ifs-economist-says-independent-scotlands-growth-outweigh-losses-uk/ Levelling up is vague but asks vital questions about nationalism, The Times, 20 February 2022, https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/levelling-up-is-vague-but-asks-vital-questions-about-nationalism-p7cc55q9r Real economic cost of Scottish independence laid bare - SNP hope to rejoin EU ripped apart, 11 February 2022, https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1564026/SNP-news-scottish-independence-brexit-scotland-rejoin-eu Independent Scotland 'better off staying outside the EU' to avoid hard border with England, Daily Record, 18 February 2022, https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/independent-scotland-better-staying-outside-26266645 Scotland badly needs its own version of levelling up, New Statesman, 10 February 2022, https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/scotland/2022/02/scotland-badly-needs-its-own-version-of-levelling-up
Start Year 2020
 
Description Website pipeline 
Organisation University of Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Multilateral collaborative partnership with lead editor board. Creation and day to day running of website. Collecting questions and topic suggestions from stakeholders - primarily policy-makers but also students and the public (through courses, events and the website). Coordinate pipeline, commission articles, manage relationships with authors, copyedit content, determine publication schedule, publish on website and create social media content to promote articles and charts. Coordinate lead editor board meetings and engagement to maintain partnership. Commission newsletter content (published on website and sent out to mailing list) that draws together topics addressed in articles, highlights data/charts and promotes upcoming events or content.
Collaborator Contribution Lead editor board - expert advice, recommended contacts, insight into contemporary research, government and policy relationships, arising topics in economics and current affairs for ECO to respond to, horizon scanning, strategic direction and vision, accountability and challenge.
Impact Daily articles: Topical and new articles published daily from academics from across the UK. Regular social media content. A newsletter is uploaded to the website and sent to all 1,135 subscribers to highlight themes and cascade articles and answers from the week. It is also used to promote upcoming content and events. Notable articles that have achieved citation in national and local press. 'How do we ensure disadvantaged kids don't lose out in England's new exam system?', Lee Eliot Major, The Guardian, 01 March 2021. 'Pandemic turns up pace of workplace innovation', 8 February 2021, from 'What will coronavirus mean for innovation by firms?' 'There is a solution to the Irish border dilemma', Telegraph, 2 February 2021, from 'How is Brexit affecting Northern Ireland's economy?' 'Reorienting Northern Ireland's economy towards the EU will be costly, warn economists', NewsLetter, 9 February 2021, based on 'How is Brexit affecting Northern Ireland's economy?' Quote from Professor Lee Elliot Major on school closures - 'All schools to close from tomorrow, Boris Johnson announces, putting summer exams in doubt', Independent, 5 January 2021, based on 'What do school closures mean for social mobility?' 'Schools in England caught out by government's U-turn on closures', Financial Times, 4 December 2021, based on 'What do school closures mean for social mobility?' 'What is needed now are new fiscal rules - so we can forgo tax rises', The Times, 24 December 2020, references 'Do we need a new constitution for central banking?' 'Why did some earlier wealth taxes fail and could this time be different?' reposted on OECD Network Forum 'Sing when you're winning? Home support doesn't really help football teams', The Guardian, 6 December 2020, drawn from 'How is professional football coping with coronavirus?' 'Corona update', MillernTon (FC St. Pauli Blog), 30 November 2020, references 'How is professional football coping with coronavirus' 'How to restore economic confidence', Prospect, 27 November 2020, references 'How has wage growth varied across the UK economy during the pandemic?' 'Benefits of voucher scheme cancelled out by extension of its deadline', Belfast Telegraph, 16 December 2021 'Has the high street scheme paid off for NI retailers', Belfast Telegraph, 1 March 2022 The Economic Case for Goldilocks, Paul Krugman, 6 Jan, 2022: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/06/opinion/inflation-unemployment-economy-growth.html Themed weeks: Ireland themed week (Glasgow Herald): https://www.heraldscotland.com/business_hq/19285030.graeme-roy-can-learn-across-irish-sea/ The Scottish independence series articles attracted interest from policy-makers in Scotland and a lot of media attention and engagement on social media, for example: Graeme Roy: Academic input into constitutional debate is welcome: https://www.heraldscotland.com/business_hq/19916015.graeme-roy-academic-input-constitutional-debate-welcome/ Nicola Sturgeon relies on Bank of England amid record deficit, The Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/01/28/nicola-sturgeon-relies-bank-england-amid-record-deficit/ IFS economist says independent Scotland's growth could outweigh losses from UK: https://www.thenational.scot/news/19879773.ifs-economist-says-independent-scotlands-growth-outweigh-losses-uk/ Levelling up is vague but asks vital questions about nationalism, The Times, 20 February 2022, https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/levelling-up-is-vague-but-asks-vital-questions-about-nationalism-p7cc55q9r Real economic cost of Scottish independence laid bare - SNP hope to rejoin EU ripped apart, 11 February 2022, https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1564026/SNP-news-scottish-independence-brexit-scotland-rejoin-eu Independent Scotland 'better off staying outside the EU' to avoid hard border with England, Daily Record, 18 February 2022, https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/independent-scotland-better-staying-outside-26266645 Scotland badly needs its own version of levelling up, New Statesman, 10 February 2022, https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/scotland/2022/02/scotland-badly-needs-its-own-version-of-levelling-up
Start Year 2020
 
Description Website pipeline 
Organisation University of Oxford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Multilateral collaborative partnership with lead editor board. Creation and day to day running of website. Collecting questions and topic suggestions from stakeholders - primarily policy-makers but also students and the public (through courses, events and the website). Coordinate pipeline, commission articles, manage relationships with authors, copyedit content, determine publication schedule, publish on website and create social media content to promote articles and charts. Coordinate lead editor board meetings and engagement to maintain partnership. Commission newsletter content (published on website and sent out to mailing list) that draws together topics addressed in articles, highlights data/charts and promotes upcoming events or content.
Collaborator Contribution Lead editor board - expert advice, recommended contacts, insight into contemporary research, government and policy relationships, arising topics in economics and current affairs for ECO to respond to, horizon scanning, strategic direction and vision, accountability and challenge.
Impact Daily articles: Topical and new articles published daily from academics from across the UK. Regular social media content. A newsletter is uploaded to the website and sent to all 1,135 subscribers to highlight themes and cascade articles and answers from the week. It is also used to promote upcoming content and events. Notable articles that have achieved citation in national and local press. 'How do we ensure disadvantaged kids don't lose out in England's new exam system?', Lee Eliot Major, The Guardian, 01 March 2021. 'Pandemic turns up pace of workplace innovation', 8 February 2021, from 'What will coronavirus mean for innovation by firms?' 'There is a solution to the Irish border dilemma', Telegraph, 2 February 2021, from 'How is Brexit affecting Northern Ireland's economy?' 'Reorienting Northern Ireland's economy towards the EU will be costly, warn economists', NewsLetter, 9 February 2021, based on 'How is Brexit affecting Northern Ireland's economy?' Quote from Professor Lee Elliot Major on school closures - 'All schools to close from tomorrow, Boris Johnson announces, putting summer exams in doubt', Independent, 5 January 2021, based on 'What do school closures mean for social mobility?' 'Schools in England caught out by government's U-turn on closures', Financial Times, 4 December 2021, based on 'What do school closures mean for social mobility?' 'What is needed now are new fiscal rules - so we can forgo tax rises', The Times, 24 December 2020, references 'Do we need a new constitution for central banking?' 'Why did some earlier wealth taxes fail and could this time be different?' reposted on OECD Network Forum 'Sing when you're winning? Home support doesn't really help football teams', The Guardian, 6 December 2020, drawn from 'How is professional football coping with coronavirus?' 'Corona update', MillernTon (FC St. Pauli Blog), 30 November 2020, references 'How is professional football coping with coronavirus' 'How to restore economic confidence', Prospect, 27 November 2020, references 'How has wage growth varied across the UK economy during the pandemic?' 'Benefits of voucher scheme cancelled out by extension of its deadline', Belfast Telegraph, 16 December 2021 'Has the high street scheme paid off for NI retailers', Belfast Telegraph, 1 March 2022 The Economic Case for Goldilocks, Paul Krugman, 6 Jan, 2022: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/06/opinion/inflation-unemployment-economy-growth.html Themed weeks: Ireland themed week (Glasgow Herald): https://www.heraldscotland.com/business_hq/19285030.graeme-roy-can-learn-across-irish-sea/ The Scottish independence series articles attracted interest from policy-makers in Scotland and a lot of media attention and engagement on social media, for example: Graeme Roy: Academic input into constitutional debate is welcome: https://www.heraldscotland.com/business_hq/19916015.graeme-roy-academic-input-constitutional-debate-welcome/ Nicola Sturgeon relies on Bank of England amid record deficit, The Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/01/28/nicola-sturgeon-relies-bank-england-amid-record-deficit/ IFS economist says independent Scotland's growth could outweigh losses from UK: https://www.thenational.scot/news/19879773.ifs-economist-says-independent-scotlands-growth-outweigh-losses-uk/ Levelling up is vague but asks vital questions about nationalism, The Times, 20 February 2022, https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/levelling-up-is-vague-but-asks-vital-questions-about-nationalism-p7cc55q9r Real economic cost of Scottish independence laid bare - SNP hope to rejoin EU ripped apart, 11 February 2022, https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1564026/SNP-news-scottish-independence-brexit-scotland-rejoin-eu Independent Scotland 'better off staying outside the EU' to avoid hard border with England, Daily Record, 18 February 2022, https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/independent-scotland-better-staying-outside-26266645 Scotland badly needs its own version of levelling up, New Statesman, 10 February 2022, https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/scotland/2022/02/scotland-badly-needs-its-own-version-of-levelling-up
Start Year 2020
 
Description Website pipeline 
Organisation University of Strathclyde
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Multilateral collaborative partnership with lead editor board. Creation and day to day running of website. Collecting questions and topic suggestions from stakeholders - primarily policy-makers but also students and the public (through courses, events and the website). Coordinate pipeline, commission articles, manage relationships with authors, copyedit content, determine publication schedule, publish on website and create social media content to promote articles and charts. Coordinate lead editor board meetings and engagement to maintain partnership. Commission newsletter content (published on website and sent out to mailing list) that draws together topics addressed in articles, highlights data/charts and promotes upcoming events or content.
Collaborator Contribution Lead editor board - expert advice, recommended contacts, insight into contemporary research, government and policy relationships, arising topics in economics and current affairs for ECO to respond to, horizon scanning, strategic direction and vision, accountability and challenge.
Impact Daily articles: Topical and new articles published daily from academics from across the UK. Regular social media content. A newsletter is uploaded to the website and sent to all 1,135 subscribers to highlight themes and cascade articles and answers from the week. It is also used to promote upcoming content and events. Notable articles that have achieved citation in national and local press. 'How do we ensure disadvantaged kids don't lose out in England's new exam system?', Lee Eliot Major, The Guardian, 01 March 2021. 'Pandemic turns up pace of workplace innovation', 8 February 2021, from 'What will coronavirus mean for innovation by firms?' 'There is a solution to the Irish border dilemma', Telegraph, 2 February 2021, from 'How is Brexit affecting Northern Ireland's economy?' 'Reorienting Northern Ireland's economy towards the EU will be costly, warn economists', NewsLetter, 9 February 2021, based on 'How is Brexit affecting Northern Ireland's economy?' Quote from Professor Lee Elliot Major on school closures - 'All schools to close from tomorrow, Boris Johnson announces, putting summer exams in doubt', Independent, 5 January 2021, based on 'What do school closures mean for social mobility?' 'Schools in England caught out by government's U-turn on closures', Financial Times, 4 December 2021, based on 'What do school closures mean for social mobility?' 'What is needed now are new fiscal rules - so we can forgo tax rises', The Times, 24 December 2020, references 'Do we need a new constitution for central banking?' 'Why did some earlier wealth taxes fail and could this time be different?' reposted on OECD Network Forum 'Sing when you're winning? Home support doesn't really help football teams', The Guardian, 6 December 2020, drawn from 'How is professional football coping with coronavirus?' 'Corona update', MillernTon (FC St. Pauli Blog), 30 November 2020, references 'How is professional football coping with coronavirus' 'How to restore economic confidence', Prospect, 27 November 2020, references 'How has wage growth varied across the UK economy during the pandemic?' 'Benefits of voucher scheme cancelled out by extension of its deadline', Belfast Telegraph, 16 December 2021 'Has the high street scheme paid off for NI retailers', Belfast Telegraph, 1 March 2022 The Economic Case for Goldilocks, Paul Krugman, 6 Jan, 2022: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/06/opinion/inflation-unemployment-economy-growth.html Themed weeks: Ireland themed week (Glasgow Herald): https://www.heraldscotland.com/business_hq/19285030.graeme-roy-can-learn-across-irish-sea/ The Scottish independence series articles attracted interest from policy-makers in Scotland and a lot of media attention and engagement on social media, for example: Graeme Roy: Academic input into constitutional debate is welcome: https://www.heraldscotland.com/business_hq/19916015.graeme-roy-academic-input-constitutional-debate-welcome/ Nicola Sturgeon relies on Bank of England amid record deficit, The Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/01/28/nicola-sturgeon-relies-bank-england-amid-record-deficit/ IFS economist says independent Scotland's growth could outweigh losses from UK: https://www.thenational.scot/news/19879773.ifs-economist-says-independent-scotlands-growth-outweigh-losses-uk/ Levelling up is vague but asks vital questions about nationalism, The Times, 20 February 2022, https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/levelling-up-is-vague-but-asks-vital-questions-about-nationalism-p7cc55q9r Real economic cost of Scottish independence laid bare - SNP hope to rejoin EU ripped apart, 11 February 2022, https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1564026/SNP-news-scottish-independence-brexit-scotland-rejoin-eu Independent Scotland 'better off staying outside the EU' to avoid hard border with England, Daily Record, 18 February 2022, https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/independent-scotland-better-staying-outside-26266645 Scotland badly needs its own version of levelling up, New Statesman, 10 February 2022, https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/scotland/2022/02/scotland-badly-needs-its-own-version-of-levelling-up
Start Year 2020
 
Description Writing masterclasses 
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Course led by ECO's director and editor-in-chief. Writing and communication training for professional and academic economists of various experience levels (from first year of professional experience to 10+ year civil servants). Participants receive tailored feedback on a writing sample submitted before the class together with a pack of communication resources after the session.
Collaborator Contribution Partnership with government departments, think tanks and universities. Endorsement of the programme and publicity across government departments. Participants are permitted work time to complete the programme and the hours are counted towards the participants continuous professional development time.
Impact Over 70 participants have attended a writing masterclass. The masterclasses have a 100% satisfaction rate with all participants that responded to the evaluation survey either being satisfied or strongly satisfied. 100% of participants that responded to the anonymous survey would recommend the programme to a colleague.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Writing masterclasses 
Organisation Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Course led by ECO's director and editor-in-chief. Writing and communication training for professional and academic economists of various experience levels (from first year of professional experience to 10+ year civil servants). Participants receive tailored feedback on a writing sample submitted before the class together with a pack of communication resources after the session.
Collaborator Contribution Partnership with government departments, think tanks and universities. Endorsement of the programme and publicity across government departments. Participants are permitted work time to complete the programme and the hours are counted towards the participants continuous professional development time.
Impact Over 70 participants have attended a writing masterclass. The masterclasses have a 100% satisfaction rate with all participants that responded to the evaluation survey either being satisfied or strongly satisfied. 100% of participants that responded to the anonymous survey would recommend the programme to a colleague.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Writing masterclasses 
Organisation Department for International Trade
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Course led by ECO's director and editor-in-chief. Writing and communication training for professional and academic economists of various experience levels (from first year of professional experience to 10+ year civil servants). Participants receive tailored feedback on a writing sample submitted before the class together with a pack of communication resources after the session.
Collaborator Contribution Partnership with government departments, think tanks and universities. Endorsement of the programme and publicity across government departments. Participants are permitted work time to complete the programme and the hours are counted towards the participants continuous professional development time.
Impact Over 70 participants have attended a writing masterclass. The masterclasses have a 100% satisfaction rate with all participants that responded to the evaluation survey either being satisfied or strongly satisfied. 100% of participants that responded to the anonymous survey would recommend the programme to a colleague.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Writing masterclasses 
Organisation Department of Transport
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Course led by ECO's director and editor-in-chief. Writing and communication training for professional and academic economists of various experience levels (from first year of professional experience to 10+ year civil servants). Participants receive tailored feedback on a writing sample submitted before the class together with a pack of communication resources after the session.
Collaborator Contribution Partnership with government departments, think tanks and universities. Endorsement of the programme and publicity across government departments. Participants are permitted work time to complete the programme and the hours are counted towards the participants continuous professional development time.
Impact Over 70 participants have attended a writing masterclass. The masterclasses have a 100% satisfaction rate with all participants that responded to the evaluation survey either being satisfied or strongly satisfied. 100% of participants that responded to the anonymous survey would recommend the programme to a colleague.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Writing masterclasses 
Organisation HM Treasury
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Course led by ECO's director and editor-in-chief. Writing and communication training for professional and academic economists of various experience levels (from first year of professional experience to 10+ year civil servants). Participants receive tailored feedback on a writing sample submitted before the class together with a pack of communication resources after the session.
Collaborator Contribution Partnership with government departments, think tanks and universities. Endorsement of the programme and publicity across government departments. Participants are permitted work time to complete the programme and the hours are counted towards the participants continuous professional development time.
Impact Over 70 participants have attended a writing masterclass. The masterclasses have a 100% satisfaction rate with all participants that responded to the evaluation survey either being satisfied or strongly satisfied. 100% of participants that responded to the anonymous survey would recommend the programme to a colleague.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Writing masterclasses 
Organisation Home Office
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Course led by ECO's director and editor-in-chief. Writing and communication training for professional and academic economists of various experience levels (from first year of professional experience to 10+ year civil servants). Participants receive tailored feedback on a writing sample submitted before the class together with a pack of communication resources after the session.
Collaborator Contribution Partnership with government departments, think tanks and universities. Endorsement of the programme and publicity across government departments. Participants are permitted work time to complete the programme and the hours are counted towards the participants continuous professional development time.
Impact Over 70 participants have attended a writing masterclass. The masterclasses have a 100% satisfaction rate with all participants that responded to the evaluation survey either being satisfied or strongly satisfied. 100% of participants that responded to the anonymous survey would recommend the programme to a colleague.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Writing masterclasses 
Organisation Institute for Fiscal Studies
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Course led by ECO's director and editor-in-chief. Writing and communication training for professional and academic economists of various experience levels (from first year of professional experience to 10+ year civil servants). Participants receive tailored feedback on a writing sample submitted before the class together with a pack of communication resources after the session.
Collaborator Contribution Partnership with government departments, think tanks and universities. Endorsement of the programme and publicity across government departments. Participants are permitted work time to complete the programme and the hours are counted towards the participants continuous professional development time.
Impact Over 70 participants have attended a writing masterclass. The masterclasses have a 100% satisfaction rate with all participants that responded to the evaluation survey either being satisfied or strongly satisfied. 100% of participants that responded to the anonymous survey would recommend the programme to a colleague.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Writing masterclasses 
Organisation London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London)
Department Centre for Economic Performance
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Course led by ECO's director and editor-in-chief. Writing and communication training for professional and academic economists of various experience levels (from first year of professional experience to 10+ year civil servants). Participants receive tailored feedback on a writing sample submitted before the class together with a pack of communication resources after the session.
Collaborator Contribution Partnership with government departments, think tanks and universities. Endorsement of the programme and publicity across government departments. Participants are permitted work time to complete the programme and the hours are counted towards the participants continuous professional development time.
Impact Over 70 participants have attended a writing masterclass. The masterclasses have a 100% satisfaction rate with all participants that responded to the evaluation survey either being satisfied or strongly satisfied. 100% of participants that responded to the anonymous survey would recommend the programme to a colleague.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Writing masterclasses 
Organisation London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Course led by ECO's director and editor-in-chief. Writing and communication training for professional and academic economists of various experience levels (from first year of professional experience to 10+ year civil servants). Participants receive tailored feedback on a writing sample submitted before the class together with a pack of communication resources after the session.
Collaborator Contribution Partnership with government departments, think tanks and universities. Endorsement of the programme and publicity across government departments. Participants are permitted work time to complete the programme and the hours are counted towards the participants continuous professional development time.
Impact Over 70 participants have attended a writing masterclass. The masterclasses have a 100% satisfaction rate with all participants that responded to the evaluation survey either being satisfied or strongly satisfied. 100% of participants that responded to the anonymous survey would recommend the programme to a colleague.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Writing masterclasses 
Organisation Ministry of Defence (MOD)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Course led by ECO's director and editor-in-chief. Writing and communication training for professional and academic economists of various experience levels (from first year of professional experience to 10+ year civil servants). Participants receive tailored feedback on a writing sample submitted before the class together with a pack of communication resources after the session.
Collaborator Contribution Partnership with government departments, think tanks and universities. Endorsement of the programme and publicity across government departments. Participants are permitted work time to complete the programme and the hours are counted towards the participants continuous professional development time.
Impact Over 70 participants have attended a writing masterclass. The masterclasses have a 100% satisfaction rate with all participants that responded to the evaluation survey either being satisfied or strongly satisfied. 100% of participants that responded to the anonymous survey would recommend the programme to a colleague.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Writing masterclasses 
Organisation Office for National Statistics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Course led by ECO's director and editor-in-chief. Writing and communication training for professional and academic economists of various experience levels (from first year of professional experience to 10+ year civil servants). Participants receive tailored feedback on a writing sample submitted before the class together with a pack of communication resources after the session.
Collaborator Contribution Partnership with government departments, think tanks and universities. Endorsement of the programme and publicity across government departments. Participants are permitted work time to complete the programme and the hours are counted towards the participants continuous professional development time.
Impact Over 70 participants have attended a writing masterclass. The masterclasses have a 100% satisfaction rate with all participants that responded to the evaluation survey either being satisfied or strongly satisfied. 100% of participants that responded to the anonymous survey would recommend the programme to a colleague.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Writing masterclasses 
Organisation Queen Mary University of London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Course led by ECO's director and editor-in-chief. Writing and communication training for professional and academic economists of various experience levels (from first year of professional experience to 10+ year civil servants). Participants receive tailored feedback on a writing sample submitted before the class together with a pack of communication resources after the session.
Collaborator Contribution Partnership with government departments, think tanks and universities. Endorsement of the programme and publicity across government departments. Participants are permitted work time to complete the programme and the hours are counted towards the participants continuous professional development time.
Impact Over 70 participants have attended a writing masterclass. The masterclasses have a 100% satisfaction rate with all participants that responded to the evaluation survey either being satisfied or strongly satisfied. 100% of participants that responded to the anonymous survey would recommend the programme to a colleague.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Writing masterclasses 
Organisation University of Warwick
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Course led by ECO's director and editor-in-chief. Writing and communication training for professional and academic economists of various experience levels (from first year of professional experience to 10+ year civil servants). Participants receive tailored feedback on a writing sample submitted before the class together with a pack of communication resources after the session.
Collaborator Contribution Partnership with government departments, think tanks and universities. Endorsement of the programme and publicity across government departments. Participants are permitted work time to complete the programme and the hours are counted towards the participants continuous professional development time.
Impact Over 70 participants have attended a writing masterclass. The masterclasses have a 100% satisfaction rate with all participants that responded to the evaluation survey either being satisfied or strongly satisfied. 100% of participants that responded to the anonymous survey would recommend the programme to a colleague.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Bristol Talks Economics - student seminar sponsorship 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Students witnessing how to engage an audience and exposure to the real-life consequences of economic research. Expose undergraduate and postgraduate students to economic communication to encourage critical thinking about new ideas and concepts beyond the confines of the curriculum. Encourage students to interrogate the communication of the topics as well as the subject matter.

Local institution, recording publicly available online.

Diane Coyle, Matthew Klein, Lord Jim O'Neill, Wendy Carlin, Stephanie Von Hinke, John Turner, Claudia Sahm, Torsten Bell, Jonathan Haskel, Stephanie Kelton, Jacob Goldstein, Tera Allas, Rachana Shanbhogue, Simon Burgess, Pedro Gomes, Linda Yueh, Alister Hibbert, Will Page, Kate Bell, Scott Cunningham.

Audience: Undergraduate and postgraduate students from across social science disciplines.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021,2022
URL https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClCfmdVSW-Pi7HY6KZW7igA/videos
 
Description Closed policy seminars 
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 Connect cutting edge contemporary research and academic thought with policy audiences working on live policy projects. To bridge the gap between both groups and encourage evidence informed policy-making. Civil servants from across UK government departments and international academics.

Knowledge exchange between academics and civil servants working on live policy issues. Long lasting academic and policy relationship brokered by ECO. This is also a forum to collect questions that can be addressed/expanded on in future articles.

• Department for Education: Covid recovery roundtable - attended by civil servants.
• HM Treasury: Human capital policy seminar - attended by civil servants.
• HM Treasury: Fiscal framework policy seminar - attended by civil servants.
• Cabinet Office: Levelling up - what works policy seminar - attended by civil servants and representatives from Centre for Cities (think tank).
• Cabinet Office: Levelling up - what works (devolved nations) policy seminar - attended by civil servants and representatives from Centre for Cities (think tank).
• HM Treasury: Model review policy seminar (two parts) - attended by civil servants.
• Roundtable on constitutional change in Scotland - civil servants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021,2022
 
Description Masterclasses 
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 Six courses delivered to participants from several academic and government organisations. Courses were tailored to levels of experience - from first year after graduation to over ten years of professional experience. The aims of the class were to train participants to: write in plain English and avoid technical and academic language; clearly and succinctly communicate key findings; engage a non-specialist reader; and make drafting less of a chore. Participants received individual feedback on a writing sample submitted before the course.

The Economics Observatory writing masterclasses are led by director, Professor Richard Davies, and editor-in-chief, Romesh Vaitilingam. The masterclass offers academic economists and policy-makers an opportunity to receive tailored advice and guidance on how to advance their written and communication skills - to support a career in economics. Richard and Romesh have extensive experience in journalism, publishing, policy, and communications - experience they draw on during the seminar to provide participants with the tools to write effectively for a public audience.

Ahead of the session participants are asked to prepare a short piece of writing for a public audience. This could be something nearly ready to go in terms of a research paper to publicise, a policy briefing or a research proposal (or indeed a past publication). The piece should be in the form of an elevator pitch, consisting of a headline and a few paragraphs describing the key findings, why they are important, and what should be done as a result. Participants receive an edited copy of this piece, with bespoke feedback on how they can improve the quality and impact of their work.

Improved skillset and understanding of the importance and methods for communicating economic thought and findings for public understanding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021,2022
 
Description Public engagements 
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 Dissemination of expert knowledge on a range of topics, allowing academic economists to interact directly with policy-makers and share their experience and expertise on specific topics. These are also a forum to collect questions that can be addressed/expanded on in future articles.

• IPPO and ECO action on inequality roundtable: attended by UK civil servants, individuals from think tanks, representatives from multinational organisation, academics and interested public. Brought together policy-makers and researchers, business and civil society, from across the UK to look at what's known - and what now needs to be done - with regard to the many socioeconomic inequalities that have been exacerbated by the pandemic.

? Academics: 15
? Civil servants: 15
? Think tanks: 5
? Multinational organisations: 5
? Public 10

https://covidandsociety.com/how-to-boost-uk-jobs-skills-pandemic-four-priority-areas-for-action/

• The economics of net zero at COP26: UK civil servants, undergraduate and postgraduate students, and academics. A public debate and roundtable discussion on the economics of climate change and the challenges and opportunities for securing the transition to net zero. This event at COP26 was run in collaboration with the Government Economic Service and Policy Scotland. It brought together environmental experts, academics, policy-makers, business leaders and students. Issue 2 of ECO magazine was also launched at the event.

? Students: 52
? Academics: 18
? Civil servants: 16
? Private sector: 9
? Public sector (environmental): 7
? The numbers listed are for in-person attendance. An additional ~300 civil servants registered to attend online.

https://www.economicsobservatory.com/eco-at-cop26

• Economics of Scottish independence roundtables: UK civil servants, politicians, and academics. A series of events in April 2022 that will look at topics related to constitutional change in Scotland - whether in the form of further devolution or Scottish independence - from fiscal and monetary issues to institutions and borders. The programme will consist of a roundtable session as part of the Scottish Economic Society conference, a closed roundtable for Scottish civil servants and a more public facing event at the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Discussions will be based on the Scottish independence series of articles on the Observatory website, and questions collected in advance for civil servants in Scotland.

? Academics: 50
? Civil servants: 50
? Politicians: 5
? Public: 30
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021,2022
URL https://covidandsociety.com/how-to-boost-uk-jobs-skills-pandemic-four-priority-areas-for-action/
 
Description Talking Economics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 16 - 19 November 2021, 1 day school engagement and 3 day public conference. Attended by students (sixth form, undergraduate and postgraduate level), civil servants, academics, the public and individuals working in the public and private sectors.

In a new partnership, and in celebration of the tenth anniversary of the hugely successful Festival of Economics, Economics Observatory and Bristol Ideas brought together economists, policy-makers, academics and the public to discuss the key societal questions and challenges that Covid-19 and its aftermath have brought. Audience members attended from across the UK for a three-day programme of panel discussions, interviews, book launches, podcast recordings, networking and debates.
The mornings focused on academic and policy research with sessions exploring health and economics; the future of working from home; inequality; global economies and a future beyond the pandemic.

The afternoons opened to a wider general public. The programme included a recording of the popular Talking Politics podcast; an international debate on the economics of reparations; the relationship between America and China; Ask an Economist sessions; and book talks.

Brought together policy-makers, academic economists and members of the general public to discuss a broad range of topics. The key activity was the physical attendance by audience members and general delivery of the events. Follow-up articles, press coverage and audio recordings were complementary outcomes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021,2022
URL https://www.economicsobservatory.com/events