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Exchange Rates Still Matter For Trade Exchange rate movements still have sizable effects on exports and imports, says a new IMF study. IMF economists find that a 10 percent depreciation in a country's currency, adjusted for inflation, boosts net exports by an average 1.5 percent of economic output, mostly within the first year

Public Lectures and Events: podcasts and videos - Public lectures and events - Channels Other ways to catch-up with LSE's public event podcasts and videos Visit our SoundCloud page or Mixcloud page, subscribe on iTunes or iTunesU, subscribe to our YouTube channel or add this RSS feed to your podcast app. Older public event podcasts and videos In addition to the podcasts listed here a catalogue of more than six hundred public event podcasts and videos dating from 1990 to 2006 can be found in the LSE Digital Library. Forthcoming events See the public events website, or view an RSS feed of forthcoming events, or follow events on Twitter. Everyday Sexism Recorded on: 11 October 2016 Speaker(s): Laura Bates The Importance of Money in Business - University of Leeds All organisations - whether multinationals, SMEs or not-for-profits - need money to be sustainable, and achieve their vision and objectives. This free online course gives you the opportunity to delve into the exciting world of business, and gain the skills that are required by employers for a successful career in accountancy, finance and business. Learn from the real life experiences of business professionals Over four weeks, you will get insights from business professionals and entrepreneurs at leading global brands including Adidas, PwC, Fit Flop, Cobra Beer, Ryecroft Glenton, ICAEW, Save the Children, WOW Company, Tea Huggers, Tesco, M&S and NHS.

What are the Implications of Economic Activity on Society? The poor in both, developed and developing countries, are affected in both positive and negative effects of globalisation. The effects in developed countries include the fall in wages, increased unemployment among the low skilled labour force, the training of unskilled and improved their labour productivity, while in developing countries outsourcing and increased trade may have positive impacts on employment, productivity, technology transfer and living standards. Therefore, will increase the quality of life in a place with a good economy, which will have a positive effect on society. In developed countries, the poor enjoy better social safety net, for example in the Uk there are benefit systems, whereas in the developing countries they lack such protection, therefore the place cannot develop as people cannot get out of poverty.

About the Prudential Regulation Authority The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) is a part of the Bank of England and responsible for the prudential regulation and supervision of banks, building societies, credit unions, insurers and major investment firms. It sets standards and supervises financial institutions at the level of the individual firm. The PRA has two statutory objectives: to promote the safety and soundness of these firms and, specifically for insurers, to contribute to the securing of an appropriate degree of protection for policyholders. It makes an important contribution to the Bank’s core purpose of protecting and enhancing the stability of the UK financial system. There are also statutory requirements – Threshold Conditions – that firms must meet. These include firms maintaining appropriate capital and liquidity, and having suitable management.

Faculty of Economics Introduction This reading list is designed to provide information about the scope and content of Part I of the Economics Tripos at Cambridge. It aims to help potential candidates who are thinking of applying to read Economics at Cambridge, and to allow schools to advise such candidates. Directors of Studies may also find it useful to send copies of this reading list to candidates holding conditional or firm offers of admission. The books on the list have been chosen to be widely available (for example, in school or public libraries) and where possible to be relatively inexpensive. Books marked with an asterisk are recommended texts for the course concerned, and are therefore more advanced than most of the other material on this list.

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David Smith's Austerity myths revisited Posted by David Smith at 01:00 PM Category: Thoughts and responses My piece on Friday, The Myth of Abandoned Austerity, has attracted quite a lot of interest. It had a simple aim - to demonstrate that fiscal consolidation, deficit reduction, continued throughout the parliament, alongside recovery. Simon Wren-Lewis, a professor of economics at Oxford, devoted a blog post to it, here. Jonathan Portes, director of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, was typically condescending, tweeting that I was "confused (& confusing)".