All press releases (economic growth)

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Saving the economy and saving the planet

Is the recession an opportunity to move away from some traditional, and environmentally unfriendly, industries to cleaner, greener industries to create new and sustainable employment?

Don't follow us, we're lost too

One positive development of the current global financial crisis could be the recent election of Barack Obama as President of the United States of America, in the opinion of economist Prof Panicos Demetriades of the Economic and Social Research Council's (ESRC) World Economy and Finance (WEF) Programme, who is today speaking at the 'Politics of Macro-Adjustment and Poverty Reduction Conference.

High skills, low wages: global auction for brainpower

Assumptions that the United Kingdom will be able to remain a globally competitive, high-wage economy provided it has a sufficiently skilled workforce will be challenged at a seminar organised as part of the Economic and Social Research Council's forthcoming Festival of Social Science (6-15 March).

Macro-economic opportunities announced

In response to the recent international benchmarking review of UK economics, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is announcing a major new initiative in applied macroeconomics.

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