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The NIESR blog is a forum for Institute research staff to provide an informed, independent view on current economic issues and recent NIESR research. The views expressed here are those of the authors, and are not necessarily those of the Institute.

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Rory MacQueen

Posted: 26 March, 2021 - 14:44

There have been few occasions for optimism in the year since the UK has had to confront the Covid-19 pandemic.  This time last year we had just entered the first national lockdown, after a delay which NIESR estimates might have doubled the number of lives lost.

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Prof Huw Dixon

Posted: 24 March, 2021 - 12:29

Summary

The CPILW inflation remained at 0.9% for February, unchanged from January. The CPIH measure of inflation fell slightly from 0.9% in January to 0.7% in February. Whilst the headline CPILW inflation was constant to the first decimal place, to two decimal places there was also a slight decrease from 0.91% to 0.86%.

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Dr Claudine Bowyer-Crane

Posted: 8 March, 2021 - 16:34

The theme for International Women’s Day (IWD) 2021 is #ChooseToChallenge, asking us to “Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.”.

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Helen Finely

Posted: 8 March, 2021 - 16:22

The theme for International Women’s Day (IWD) 2021 is #ChooseToChallenge, asking us to “Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.”.

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Dr Hande Küçük

Posted: 8 March, 2021 - 13:26

The theme for International Women’s Day (IWD) 2021 is #ChooseToChallenge, asking us to “Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.”.

To celebrate IWD at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR), we are publishing a series of Q&A blogs written by women at NIESR to explore various topics to celebrate their achievements, including the challenges and barriers they have overcome. We hope these blogs raise awareness against bias and encourage us all to take action for equality.

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Patricia Sánchez Juanino

Posted: 8 March, 2021 - 12:56

The theme for International Women’s Day (IWD) 2021 is #ChooseToChallenge, asking us to “Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.”.

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Sarah Stevens

Posted: 5 March, 2021 - 13:48

The theme for International Women’s Day (IWD) 2021 is #ChooseToChallenge, asking us to “Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.”.

Posted: 5 March, 2021 - 13:30

The theme for International Women’s Day (IWD) 2021 is #ChooseToChallenge, asking us to “Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.”.

To celebrate IWD at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR), we are publishing a series of Q&A blogs written by women at NIESR to explore various topics to celebrate their achievements, including the challenges and barriers they have overcome. We hope these blogs raise awareness against bias and encourage us all to take action for equality.

 

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Prof Diane Coyle

Posted: 5 March, 2021 - 13:16

The theme for International Women’s Day (IWD) 2021 is #ChooseToChallenge, asking us to “Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.”.

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Dr Larissa Marioni

Posted: 5 March, 2021 - 13:03

The theme for International Women’s Day (IWD) 2021 is #ChooseToChallenge, asking us to “Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.”.

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Janine Boshoff

Posted: 5 March, 2021 - 11:21

The theme for International Women’s Day (IWD) 2021 is #ChooseToChallenge, asking us to “Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.”.

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Prof Huw Dixon

Posted: 17 February, 2021 - 12:45

The CPILW rose slightly from 0.8% in December to 0.9% in January.  The CPIH measure of inflation also increased from 0.8% in November 2020 to 0.9% in December. Both measures indicate a slight increase in inflation in January. 

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Dr Lei Xu

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Dr Chiara Manzoni

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Johnny Runge

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Dr Richard Dorsett

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Lucy Stokes

Posted: 15 February, 2021 - 17:27

The Covid-19 pandemic has served to further highlight the vital contribution of schools in society, not just with respect to learning and education, but also the much broader role they play in children and young people’s lives.

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Alessio D’Angelo

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Dr Chiara Manzoni

Posted: 1 February, 2021 - 13:30

This blog was first published by Social Policy Association

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Prof Huw Dixon

Posted: 20 January, 2021 - 11:31

This blog is written by NIESR Fellow Huw Dixon. Any opinions expressed in the paper are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Institute

 

Summary

The CPILW rose slightly from 0.7% in November to 0.8% in December.  The CPIH measure of inflation also increased from 0.6% in November 2020 to 0.8% in December. Both measures indicate an increase in inflation in December.

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Sarah Compton

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Katrina D'Apice

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Louise Tracey

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Sara Bonetti

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Dr Claudine Bowyer-Crane

Posted: 11 January, 2021 - 12:45

 

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Prof Huw Dixon

Posted: 16 December, 2020 - 11:42

This blog is written by NIESR Fellow Huw Dixon. Any opinions expressed in the paper are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Institute

 

Summary

The CPILW fell slightly from 0.9% in October to 0.7% in November.  The CPIH measure of inflation also decreased from 0.9% in October 2020 to 0.6% in November. Both measures indicate a fall in inflation in November.

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Amit Kara

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Iana Liadze

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Dr Ian Hurst

Posted: 14 December, 2020 - 16:47

Global warming is likely to increase the frequency and intensity of extreme or abnormal weather events (Herring et al, 2018, NASEM, 2016). In this note, we quantify the uncertainty of GDP outcomes resulting from abnormal weather events, considering both the initial destruction that is caused by the event as well as the boost to activity from the subsequent rebuild.

 

We deploy our global macroeconometric model, NiGEM, which specifically allows for spillover effects from one economy to another. Our analysis shows that extreme weather events cause economic volatility and that spillovers magnify the effects of these events. We show that these spillovers are particularly important for small open economies that are densely populated.

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Sara Bonetti

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Dr Claudine Bowyer-Crane

Posted: 12 November, 2020 - 16:30

New guidance from Public Health England provides more evidence of the interconnected nature of health, care and education, and of the fundamental role early years practitioners play in supporting young children’s speech, language and communication development.  But with the early years sector struggling to survive in the wake of the pandemic, many children may miss out on this much needed support.  Where is the support for the early years sector?

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