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Import competition and firm innovation: Evidence from China

Dr Tuan Luong and co-authors have published a recent paper in the Journal of Development Economics looking at whether and how import competition affects firm innovation. This paper re-examines the effect of import competition on firm innovation in the context… Continue Reading →

Exploring the theories, determinants and policy options of street vending: A demand-side approach

A recent paper by Dr Eghosa Igudia explores the demand side of street vending, using data from Lagos state, Nigeria. The paper was shortlisted for the Urban Studies 2020 best paper award. Street vending has become an increasingly common feature… Continue Reading →

Census 2021: Unpaid care

This is the second in a series of blogposts that will look back at the 2011 census and ask what might be different this time around. Today’s topic is the huge issue of unpaid care. A person provides unpaid care if… Continue Reading →

Census 2021: How do people travel to work

With the official census date of 21st March 2021 I will be writing a series of short blogposts looking back on the results from 2011 and asking what might be different this time around. This series is partly to support… Continue Reading →

Census 2021. We asked people why it is important to fill in the census, and this is what they said

We ran a survey of the UK population on the 8th March as part of an ongoing project between IAESV and CURA to track attitudes and views during the coronavirus pandemic. In the survey we asked some questions about the… Continue Reading →

Census 2021. Community radio and lost voices: Inspiring engagement in economic and social policy

Edward Cartwright and Rob Watson at Decentered Media are leading on an AHRC-ESRC funded project ‘Community Radio and Lost Voices’. The project, funded through a scheme to encourage public engagement with the census, will use community radio to inspire households… Continue Reading →

Food resilience and rural poverty in developing countries: the role of trading networks and information flows

Dr Tuan Luong and Professor Edward Cartwright have received funding of £50,000 from the British Academy Humanities and Social Sciences Tackling Global Challenges Programme. The two year project, that began on the 1st March 2021, will look at mapping and… Continue Reading →

Inclusive poverty reduction: in search of a policy framework to support individuals operating in the informal economy in Lagos, Nigeria

Dr Eghosa Igudia has been awarded £50,000 grant under the British Academy’s Humanities and Social Sciences Tackling Global Challenges Programme. The two year project, that began on the 1st March 2021, will study inclusive poverty reduction. The project team includes… Continue Reading →

Economic solutions – Tackling youth unemployment in a post-Covid world

Colleagues and students from economics recently got together for Q&A session on youth unemployment in the aftermath of coronavirus. The session was chaired by our PhD student Andrews Darko. You can watch the playback on YouTube. Edward Cartwright kicked off… Continue Reading →

Improving behaviour towards a more environment-friendly future in Leicester

In our behavioural economics module we held an essay writing competition. The brief was to come up with a practical way of changing behaviour in Leicester towards a more sustainable future. We are delighted to say that the winner is… Continue Reading →

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