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The UK in a changing Europe

What the immediate impacts of a no-deal will have on UK trade

Dr Thomas Sampson explains what the immediate impacts of a no-deal will have on UK trade.

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The UK in a changing Europe - What the immediate impacts of a no-deal will have on UK trade

CEP Trade

Thomas Sampson webpage


News Posted: 05/09/2019      [Back to the Top]

Forbes Online

The Mobile Phone Ban In French Schools, One Year On. Would It Work Elsewhere?

Supporters of the ban cite research undertaken by the London School of Economics which shows that limited phone use in schools directly correlates to exam success, partly because of an increase in concentration. The same study also reported that "restricting mobile phone use can be a low-cost policy to reduce educational inequalities," another key benefit for many schools. Advocates also believe that reduced screen time reduces the (sometimes negative) impact of social media which can lead to bullying. It also helps to reduce phone theft, which can be an issue in some schools.

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Forbes Online - The Mobile Phone Ban In French Schools, One Year On. Would It Work Elsewhere?

In brief... Phone home: should mobiles be banned in schools?

Ill Communication: Technology, Distraction & Student Performance

CEP Education and Skills

Richard Murphy webpage


News Posted: 30/08/2019      [Back to the Top]

Washington Center for Equitable Growth

Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, August 26–30, 2019

Those who are already doing well in world labor markets are able to benefit - or at least to lose less-from disruption. It is those who are not doing so well who find their inferiority of position amplified by occupation. Read Per-Anders Edin, Tiernan Evans, Georg Graetz, Sofia Hernnas, and Guy Michaels, "The individual consequences of occupational decline," in which they write: "Outcomes for similar workers in similar occupations over 28 years... the consequences of large declines in occupational employment... [m]ean losses in earnings and employment for those initially working in occupations that later declined are relatively moderate, [but] low-earners lose significantly more."

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Washington Center for Equitable Growth - Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, August 26–30, 2019

Individual Consequences of Occupational Decline

CEP Labour Markets

Tiernan Evans webpage

Georg Graetz webpage

Guy Michaels webpage


News Posted: 30/08/2019      [Back to the Top]

CEP Urban and Spatial Programme Blog (formerly SERC)

Dirty Density: Air Quality and the Density of American Cities

By Felipe Carozzi
In a recent paper we study how air pollution - as measured by fine particulate matter (PM2.5) concentration - is shaped by cities' population density in the United States. In particular, we want to find out whether residents in dense urban areas are exposed to worse air quality.

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CEP Urban and Spatial Programme Blog (formerly SERC) - Dirty Density: Air Quality and the Density of American Cities

Dirty Density: Air Quality and the Density of American Cities

CEP Urban and Spatial Programme

Felipe Carozzi webpage


News Posted: 29/08/2019      [Back to the Top]