Britain & Finance

Publication date: 25 Apr 2019 | Publication type: National Institute Economic Review | Theme: Employment & Social policy, Britain & Finance | External authors: Bulat, A | JEL classification: F22; J08 | Journal: National Institute Economic Review Issue 248 | Publisher: Sage Publications, London
A new skills-based immigration system, with a preference for the highly-skilled, is central to UK policy debates in the Brexit context, arguably responding to majority public opinion on migration. Through qualitative fieldwork with British, Polish and Romanian citizens living in two local...
Publication date: 21 Feb 2019 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Britain & Finance | Authors: Davis, P | External authors: Karim, D, Noel, D | NIESR discussion paper number: 500
The Global Financial Crisis (GFC) highlighted the importance of a number of unresolved empirical issues in the field of financial stability. First, there is the sign of the relationship between bank competition and financial stability. Second, there is the relation of capital adequacy of banks to...
Publication date: 21 Feb 2019 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Britain & Finance | Authors: Davis, P | External authors: Karim, D, Noel, D | NIESR discussion paper number: 499
Following experience in the global financial crisis (GFC), when banks with low leverage ratios were often in severe difficulty, despite high-risk-adjusted capital measures, a leverage ratio was introduced in Basel III to complement the risk-adjusted capital ratio (RAR). Empirical testing of the...
Publication date: 20 Jun 2018 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Britain & Finance | Authors: Stokes, L, Samek, L | Report to: Department for Work and Pensions
Background The workplace pension reforms, introduced following the 2008 Pensions Act (and updated as part of the 2011 and 2014 Pensions Acts), require all employers to automatically enrol all eligible employees into a qualifying workplace pension scheme, although employees can choose to opt out....
| Theme: Britain & Finance | Authors: Bell, D, Blanchflower, D
Publication date: 5 Mar 2018 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Macroeconomics, Britain & Finance | Authors: Farmer, R | External authors: Zabczyk, P | JEL classification: E0, H62 | NIESR discussion paper number: 487
We refer to the idea that government must ‘tighten its belt’ as a necessary policy response to higher indebtedness as the household fallacy. We provide a reason to be skeptical of this claim that holds even if the economy always operates at full employment and all markets clear. Our argument rests...
Publication date: 7 Feb 2018 | Publication type: National Institute Economic Review | Theme: Macroeconomics, Britain & Finance | Authors: Chadha, J S | Journal: National Institute Economic Review Issue 243 | Publisher: Sage Publications, London
It might only be just a little too strong to argue that the housing market dominates our national life. Whilst economists, if they consider housing at all, would think of the consumption of housing services as another aspect of the basket of goods and services bought, like clothing or food, most...

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