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Privatisation and corruption

Privatisation of state-owned enterprises in IMF loan conditions can increase corruption through a ‘vicious circle’ of weaker institutions and increased incentives, says …

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The IMF and ‘conditionality’

Structural conditions imposed on developing countries by the International Monetary Fund undermine their ‘state capacity’ for economic development, finds study led at …

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‘Citizens of Somewhere’

Foreign-born academics in Britain are actively engaged in both the UK and internationally, contributing greatly to UK society, says a new study …

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The Tyranny of Innovation?

by Colin Talbot, CBR Research Associate, University of Cambridge  ‘Innovation’ is cool. In the airport bookshop business section it’s probably about equal with ‘leadership’ as the hot topic (with AI coming up fast on the outside). I mean, who can be against innovation, right? It’s brought us smart phones, Twitter, Instagram, Google, Netflix and take-away […]

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University of Cambridge: One day of paid work a week is all we need to get mental health benefits of employment

The Centre for Business Research is leading a project, The Employment Dosage: How Much Work is Needed for Health and Wellbeing? Research …

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Personnel Today: Just one day of work per week benefits mental health

Dr Brendan Burchell, Research Associate at the Centre for Business Research, Cambridge Judge Business School, led a study on employment and what …

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Business Recorder: IMF’s conditionalities

Structural conditions imposed on developing countries by the International Monetary Fund undermine their “state capacity” for economic development, finds a study co-authored …

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Research Horizons: How to tend an economic bonfire

University of Cambridge academics are sharing their insights and research to support the sustainable growth of the Greater Cambridge area. Dr Andy …

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