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Research-based policy analysis and commentary from leading economists

Research-based policy analysis and commentary from leading economists
Tackling long-term unemployment Barbara Petrongolo, 27 April 2014 Long-term unemployment in the UK increased substantially after the recent recession. Many policy interventions have attempted to address this problem. The UK’s long-term unemployed face tougher requirements in return for their benefits – community work, training programmes, or daily visits to the Jobcentre. This column tries to assess the likely success of the UK government’s strategy by surveying the effectiveness of the ‘sticks’ and ‘carrots’ of active labour market policies.

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Aubrey de Grey Aubrey David Nicholas Jasper de Grey (/dəˈɡreɪ/; born 20 April 1963[5])[6] is an English author and biomedical gerontologist,[7][8][9][10] currently the Chief Science Officer of the SENS Research Foundation. He is editor-in-chief of the academic journal Rejuvenation Research, author of The Mitochondrial Free Radical Theory of Aging (1999) and co-author of Ending Aging (2007). He is known for his view that medical technology may enable human beings alive today to live indefinitely.[11] Early life and education[edit] De Grey was born and brought up in London, England.[17] He told The Observer that he never knew his father, and that his mother, an artist, encouraged him in the areas she herself was the weakest: science and mathematics.[3] He was educated at Sussex House School[18] and Harrow School. He attended the University of Cambridge, and studied at its constituent college of Trinity Hall.

SASI PhD Research degrees The Institute also supports students undertaking PhD study, with supervision being available in a wide range of aspects of sustainability. Some students currently undertaking SD related research are listed below. Applications for PhD study, and any funding opportunities, are handled by the individual Schools and Departments, but please contact us for advice on finding the most appropriate supervisor for your research proposal. Please also see the current list of PhD Studentships (PDF, 140 KB) in the School of Geography & Geosciences. Future Connections 2012 and Scottish SD PhD network

Economics Roundtable January 2014 Payroll Employment We are getting closer to the previous peak. Click on the image to get a bigger version. Jobs Fake food: the tech companies working to revolutionise how we eat protein Ethan Brown likes the taste and texture of meat. He just doesn't like the morals of it. Until now, that left him with the choice of eating an animal and feeling guilty, or going vegetarian and missing out on the juicy taste of grilled chicken. About IAFCI Our New Mission and Who We are Today The Association, a non-profit international organization, will provide services and an environment within which information about financial fraud, fraud investigation and fraud prevention methods can be collected, exchanged and taught for the common good of the financial payment industry and our global society. Our Members We are proud to say that we now have individual members across the world in every major continent.

The RAND Journal of Economics Winter 2014 Volume 45, Issue 4, Pages 675–917 In This Issue Back Issues of the RAND Journal of Economics Individual articles and issues from 2006 to present are available either with a subscription or for a fee from Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. Annotated Stata Output: Regression Stata Annotated Output Regression Analysis This page shows an example regression analysis with footnotes explaining the output. These data were collected on 200 high schools students and are scores on various tests, including science, math, reading and social studies (socst). The variable female is a dichotomous variable coded 1 if the student was female and 0 if male. use (highschool and beyond (200 cases)) regress science math female socst read Source | SS df MS Number of obs = 200 -------------+------------------------------ F( 4, 195) = 46.69 Model | 9543.72074 4 2385.93019 Prob > F = 0.0000 Residual | 9963.77926 195 51.0963039 R-squared = 0.4892 -------------+------------------------------ Adj R-squared = 0.4788 Total | 19507.5 199 98.0276382 Root MSE = 7.1482 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ science | Coef.

Real Time Economics China’s GDP growth fell in the first quarter to its slowest pace since September of 2012, slipping to 7.4% on-year growth from 7.7% the in the fourth quarter. The increase was slightly higher than economists’ expectations of a 7.3% gain. Authorities released other data that suggested continuing weakness, but not at a quickening pace. Industrial production grew 8.8% on year in March below expectations of 9% but up from an average 8.6% expansion in January and February, combined to limit distortions from the Lunar New Year holidays.

Effective Altruism: Arguments For and Against – Social Good Stuff Scenario: You see a child drowning in a pond and you are the only one around to help. You can save the child by jumping in, but doing so would ruin your clothes. If you decide not to jump in, the child will die. David Leonhardt - Economix Blog Julian Simon, frustrated by the huge attention that Paul Ehrlich was receiving for his apocalyptic warnings about overpopulation, offered Mr. Ehrlich a bet in 1980. If a selected basket of commodities became more expensive over the coming decade — which would signal scarcity caused by a crowded planet — Mr. Ehrlich, an ecologist, would win the bet.

Moderation and Mediation using the Process Macro SPSS Statistical Computing Workshop Moderation and Mediation using the Process Macro This workshop is intended to introduce the use of the Process macro for SPSS. The Process macro was written by Andrew F. Hayes. Some Terms Brave New World Today’s Financial Times articles: Swiss central bank discord provides a warning bell (Feb 24), Sovereigns turn to pre-crisis financial wizardry (Feb 24) On facing pages in the print version of the FT, the reader is invited to consider the encounter of the modern state with the modern market. On the left hand page the story is about the central bank, on the right hand page the story is about the Treasury, and on both pages the story is about the continuing reverberations of the Global Financial Crisis and the changing role of both central banks and Treasuries as a consequence of financial globalization. In a piece ostensibly about the political trials of the Swiss National Bank in the face of losses after failed intervention to stem currency appreciation, Gillian Tett includes the following paragraph:

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