The handwritten inventories had lain largely untouched for centuries. Sand used to dry the ink still lay between the pages. Written neatly inside were thousands of lists that might hold the key to an enduring puzzle in economics – does education fuel economic growth?
When it comes to the output, education and wellbeing of the Great British workforce, our towns, cities and regions exist on a dramatically unequal footing. A new, wide-ranging research network hopes to find answers to a decades-old problem – the UK’s productivity gap.
While self-employment may not be the labour market remedy some want to believe, new research is revealing its global prevalence and intergenerational roots.
Macroeconomic simulations show rates of technological change in energy efficiency and renewable power are likely to cause a sudden drop in demand for fossil fuels, potentially sparking a global financial crisis. Experts call for a “carefully managed” shift to low-carbon investments and policies to deflate this “carbon bubble”.
India’s booming business centres and gleaming shopping malls mask a grimmer reality. While one section of the population gets richer, another section gets poorer. In the countryside, farmers and others ‘left behind’ by the economic surge find themselves in increasingly desperate circumstances. In many cases their plight, exacerbated by crippling debt, has led to suicide.
On 30 March, the day after the 'triggering' of Article 50 began the official Brexit process, a group of University of Cambridge lawyers, economists, historians and tax experts gathered in Peterhouse.
An economic historian offers her initial reaction to the Prime Minister's address
Brexit: Listen to experts from Cambridge and beyond discuss how, why and what next for Brexit Britain02 Nov 2016
Listen to some of the talks that were given as part of the University's 'Brexit Week' series, which took place from 18 - 22 October.
New research shows investing in elephant conservation is smart economic policy for many African countries.