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Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes

Dr. Kamiar Mohaddes discusses his project Climate Change, Volatility, and Economic Growth: Evidence from U.S. States. This project consists of two studies investigating the macroeconomic effects of climate change, one using data across 174 countries and the other using within-country and sectoral data from US states.



Prof. Christopher Rauh

Prof. Christopher Rauh discusses his project The Impact of Automation and Fears of Job Displacement on Political Preferences. With the Covid-19 pandemic accelerating the development and adoption of new technologies to replace human labour, it is important to understand how the threat posed by pending automation will impact today's society.



Prof. Chryssi Giannitsarou

Prof. Chryssi Giannitsarou discusses her project Financial Decisions: The Role of Information Through Social Networks, and asks if when forming expectations and making financial decisions, economic agents use their social interactions to augment their information sets and learn from them.



Dr. Ines Lee

Dr Ines Lee discusses her joint project Educational Meritocracy and Tolerance of Inequality, which explores the relationship between beliefs in educational meritocracy, preferences for equalizing policies, real behavior, and implicit attitudes towards the less-educated.



Dr. Johannes Lenhard

Dr Johannes Lenhard discusses startup valuations and unicorn compaines, as part of his project on ESG de-bubbling? How moving towards ESG for venture capital investors impacts skyrocketing valuations.



Professor Chris Rauh

Prof. Chris Rauh discusses his joint project The Economic Consequences of Conflict Risk, which looks at how armed conflicts pose significant challenges for the international community.



Prof. Wei Xiong

Prof Wei Xiong discusses how digital technology has started to reshape economies and financial systems across the world, as part of his joint project on Data Privacy and the Digital Economy.



Professor Lin Peng

Prof Lin Peng discusses her project Social Networks in Economics and Finance, and posses the open question, do social interactions improve market efficiency, and how?



Professor Sanjeev Goyal

Prof Sanjeev Goyal discusses the impact of network connections on human behaviour which has been widely studied over the past twenty years and his joint project on Games on Networks: An Experimental Study.



Dr. Isabelle Roland

Dr Roland discusses her research project, The Aggregate Consequences of Credit Misallocation in Japan, which aims to quantify the macroeconomic costs and benefits of forbearance lending in Japan.



Dr. Julia Shvets

Dr Shvets looks at how voluntary provision of public goods is not well understood but very important, in the project Private Provision of Public Goods and Group Dynamics.


Professor Tiago Cavalcanti

Prof. Cavalcanti discusses findings from his Keynes Fund project, Gray Zones: On the Causes and Consequences of Slum.


Professor Eric French

Prof. French studies the underlying causes of intergenerational associations in income, wealth, and education This is part of his What are the Drivers of the Intergenerational Transmission of Inequality? project.



Professor. Peter Sloman

Prof. Sloman discusses discusses how tax and public spending are central to electoral politics in many countries, and lie at the heart of the classic Downsian model of electoral choice in his research project, Where’s the Money Coming From? Manifestos, Policy Costings, and Electoral Choices in Western Democracies.



Dr. Tommy Krieger

Dr Krieger's project with Dr Toke Aidt, studies the hypothesis that the social identity of the elected politicians plays an important role for public policy, Social Identity and Public Policy.


Professor Matt Elliott

Prof. Elliott proposes an online experiment to study how a representative sample of US citizens react to the opinions of experts and test theories on how to best disseminate this information. This is part of his Experts Opinions and Persuasion in Times of Uncertainty project.


Dr. Julia Shvets

In this film, Dr Shvets summarizes the findings from her joint paper “Persistence overconfidence and biased memory: evidence from managers”, which is part of her Understanding Differences in Performance of Managers project.



Professor Sriya Iyer

Professor Sriya Iyer discusses religion, mental health and the spread of Covid-19 in her research project, Religion and Covid-19.



Dr. Noriko Amano-Patiño

Dr Noriko Amano-Patiño examines US affirmative action in employment which aims to equalize labour market outcomes across racial groups in her research project entitled The Effect of Affirmative Action on Workers’ Outcomes.



Professor. Matt Elliott

Professor Matt Elliott and co-authors propose an online experiment to study how a representative sample of US citizens reacts to experts’ in their research project, Experts’ Opinions and Persuasion in Times of Uncertainty.



Dr. Eduardo Gallo

Dr. Eduardo Gallo discusses how money and social networks sustain cooperation in his research project, Monetary Networks.



Salvatore Lattanzio

Salvatore Lattanzio discusses the impact of automation on labour market sorting in his research project, Sorting Robots: How Automation Shapes the Allocation of Workers Across Firms.



Professor Andrew Harvey

Prof. Andrew Harvey asks what econometric tools are suited to studying climate change and its adverse consequences in his Persistence and Forecasting in Climate and Environmental Econometrics project.



Professor Christopher Rauh

Prof. Chris Rauh asks how automation is affecting political preferences and the fear of robots has caused a rise of fringe parties and populism in his research project, The Impact of Automation and Fears of Job Displacement on Political Preferences.



Dr. Leigh Shaw-Taylor

Dr. Oliver Buxton Dunn narrates a short summary of this research project, Lighthouses in Economics Redivivus, joint with Dr. Alexis Litvine, Dr. Leigh Shaw-Taylor, and partners Prof. Dan Bogart and Dr Eduard Alvarez-Palau.