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BBC News

Trump in the UK

Dr Swati Dhingra interviewed, talking about CEOs' meeting with President Trump and the importance of the trading relationship between the US and the UK, particularly given the prospect of a post-Brexit trade deal.


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BBC News - Trump in the UK

CEP Trade

Swati Dhingra webpage


News Posted: 12/07/2018      [Back to the Top]

Vox

Currency unions mean more trade, but not for everyone

Article by Natalie Chen and Dennis Novy. Currency unions usually go hand in hand with deeper economic integration. But does that automatically mean more international trade? This column shows that since the end of WWII, currency unions have on average been associated with 40% more trade between member countries. The ‘thin’ relationships between countries who do not trade much with each other benefit the most from currency unions, with little in the way of a boost for more established trading relationships. 


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Vox - Currency unions mean more trade, but not for everyone

Currency Unions, Trade and Heterogeneity

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Dennis Novy webpage


News Posted: 09/07/2018      [Back to the Top]

The UK in a Changing Europe press release

What the government's Brexit white paper must address

 

A detailed assessment of what the government must address in its Brexit white paper has been carried out by academic think tank The UK in a Changing Europe.  The report – The Brexit white paper: what it must address – includes a chapter by CEP's Josh De Lyon and Swati Dhingra on 'Trade, regulation and non-tariff barriers'.


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The UK in a Changing Europe press release - What the government's Brexit white paper must address

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Josh De lyon webpage

Swati Dhingra webpage


News Posted: 09/07/2018      [Back to the Top]

The Telegraph

Minimum wage hike hit quality of care homes, report finds

Hiking the minimum wage for low-paid care workers has a “rather worrying deterioration in the quality of care”, according to a new study. Care homes have responded to the introduction of the National Living Wage by cutting costs.  They have not reduced the number of workers in homes or cut their hours, as was feared before the pay rise was introduced. Nor have they raised fees, as local authority regulations in particular make this hard to do. … “Our empirical results uncover a worsening of care services in all five of these areas in those care homes where the National Living Wage bit hardest,” said Giulia Giupponi and Stephen Machin at the university’s Centre for Economic Performance.


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The Telegraph - Minimum wage hike hit quality of care homes, report finds

Care homes: effects of the National Living Wage

Changing the Structure of Minimum Wages: Firm Adjustment and Wage Spillovers

CEP Labour Markets

Giulia Giupponi webpage

Stephen Machin webpage


News Posted: 08/07/2018      [Back to the Top]