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The Government's redistributive exercise?

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Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay in the Birmingham Perspective: "Budgets are also political exercises, with the government suggesting that the tax and spending measures will boost the economy and help various sectors and the opposition castigating most measures as misguided or 'doing too little'. Thus, while the headlines indicate a 'no surprise' budget on the whole, we will have to assess the true impact more carefully as the various measures affect incentives and play out with the price system adjusting to the changes."
Date:
24/11/2017

A Macro Economic Perspective

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John Fender in the Birmingham Perspective: "The Chancellor's task in this Budget was by no means easy. On the one hand, there are real signs of strain in many public services and one would really like to allocate these worthy causes more resources. But, on the other hand, the public debt/GDP ratio is over 80%, and there is a budget deficit between 2% and 3% of GDP."
Date:
24/11/2017

The Autumn Budget is really a wolf in sheep's clothing

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Kimberley Scharf in the Birmingham Perspective: "The Budget announcement and debate about it will continue until it is swamped into the background by speculation and debate about the next Budget. We will see analysts at the IFS and other think-tanks cranking the numbers that will allow us to see more clearly how much the spending will cost, how much the tax changes and other incentives will raise, who will be the losers and who will be the winners."
Date:
24/11/2017

Economics Undergraduate Student Daniel Cueva honored at Prestigious TUA 2017 and brings home the Global Winner in Economics Award

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The Undergraduate Awards is the world's leading undergraduate awards programme which recognises top undergraduate work, shares this work with a global audience and connects students across cultures and disciplines.
Date:
26/09/2017

New staff join the Department of Economics

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The Department of Economics is delighted to welcome five new academic staff joining our team this year: Professors Kimberley Scharf and Ganna Pogrebna and lecturers Dr. Wanyu Chung, Dr. Zhihua Li and Dr. Rebecca McDonald.
Date:
23/09/2017

Professor Al Roth at the University of Birmingham

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Professor Al Roth visits University of Birmingham ahead of his Economics guest lecture.
Date:
13/09/2017
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Social Sciences

Prospects for the UK economy in the aftermath of the 2017 General Election

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John Fender in the Birmingham Perspective: "The dire predictions made by many economists about what would happen to the UK economy after the Brexit referendum result do not seem to have been realised so far. The economy has continued to grow at a respectable rate."
Date:
22/06/2017

Budget 2016: why growth isn't Osborne's biggest concern right now

Budget 2016: why growth isn't Osborne's biggest concern right now
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Professor of Macroeconomics John Fender reflects on the 2016 Budget in The Conversation.
Date:
17/03/2016
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
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