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Legislating labour in the long run

Researchers have built the single largest dataset of employment laws – spanning more than 100 countries across much of post-war history – to look at how worker rights affect economies over decades. There's a familiar story that goes something like…

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The Times: Brexit: Impact will be small, say economists

Treasury forecasts on Brexit have been criticised for being too pessimistic. A research paper entitled How the Economics Profession Got it Wrong on Brexit, sent out by the campaign group Briefings for Brexit, found that the decision to take the…

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Economics Help: Lost output from current recession

The current UK recession has led to the longest decline in GDP on record ... HM treasury forecast an output gap of -2.7% for 2012/13. However, others think this under-estimates the amount of spare capacity in the UK economy. Bill…

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