All features (global economy)

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Housing estate

What price a house?

By far the most important reason that housing is so expensive is our planning policy, shows research from the Spatial Economics Research Centre.

Reception desk

Better times for work life

"Despite the recession there are signs that working life has improved in a number of respects for those who have been lucky enough to stay in work," says Professor Stephen Wood, following first findings from the 2011 Workplace Employee Relations Survey.

Coins and economy

Ready for a new Festival of Economics

Following the success and public interest around the inaugural event last year, the 2013 Festival of Economics, co-sponsored by the ESRC, is about to be launched in Bristol.

Chessboard

Managing the culture of risk

Governments and financial regulators have called on banks to rein in their risk cultures. However, a new report from the London School of Economics and Plymouth University dispels the myth of the perfect risk culture.

Warehouse staff

Happier workers in Wales

Welsh workers are happier than colleagues in other UK countries, despite lower wages and less skilled jobs.

Old woman in park

Rethinking pensions

Six in ten people over the age of 50 in the UK have not considered how they will finance their retirement years – and a third of people approaching retirement do not know how much income they will receive from their private pensions, according to research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

Business blocks

Finding the UK's biggest job creators

One of the Enterprise Research Centre’s newly published White Papers concludes that both start-up companies and established businesses have rapid growth potential.

Shop

Global summit for retail and researchers

The ACS Global Summit, supported by the ESRC, has provided the opportunity to encourage debate and knowledge exchange between leading practitioners and social scientists within the retail sector.

Nicholas Crafts

The economic legacy of Mrs Thatcher

Nicholas Crafts, Professor of Economics and Economic History at the University of Warwick and Director of the ESRC Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy, examines how the economic policies of the Thatcher era affected the UK economy.

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