Green COVID-19 recovery packages can boost economic growth and tackle climate change, researchers say

Researchers find long-term, climate-friendly stimulus policies are often superior in overall economic impact – not just in slowing global warming.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 5, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus economics climate-change environment

Economic damage could be worse without lockdown and social distancing – study

The worst thing for the economy would be not acting at all to prevent disease spread, followed by too short a lockdown, according to research based on US data.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 29, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 economics macroeconomic

Women bear brunt of coronavirus economic shutdown in UK and US

New data shows women and people who did not go to university are more likely to have lost work and earnings since mid-March.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 21, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: gender-inequality covid-19 economics work

Economic activity has halved during Spain’s coronavirus lockdown, study suggests

Almost one and a half billion spending transactions reveal “real time” reactions of consumers in a major western economy during the nation’s peak pandemic period. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 15, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 economics spain

Younger workers hit harder by coronavirus economic shock in UK and US

In addition, those on low incomes are more likely to have lost jobs or pay, and less able to complete work tasks from home. Researchers warn the COVID-19 downturn is likely to “increase inequality between young and old”.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 3, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 employment economics

Workers under 30 hit harder by coronavirus economic shock in UK and US

In addition, those on low incomes are more likely to have lost jobs or pay, and less able to complete work tasks from home. Researchers warn the COVID-19 downturn is likely to “increase inequality between young and old”.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 3, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 employment economics

Climate change to shrink economies of rich, poor, hot and cold countries alike unless Paris Agreement holds

Study suggests that 7% of global GDP will disappear by 2100 as a result of business-as-usual carbon emissions – including over 10% of incomes in both Canada and the United States.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 19, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: climate-change economics sustainability macroeconomic sustainable-earth

Cambridge historian and his family members announced as joint winners of one of the biggest cash prizes in world economics

A ‘radical’ plan by three members of the same family to boost UK growth has been named as one of the first winners of the £100,000 Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) Economics Prize, one of the world’s largest prizes in the discipline.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 10, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: economics growth

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