economy

Intergenerational precautionary savings in Europe

Posted on 18 October 2021 by Serena Trucchi

The extended family can act as an insurance tool against adverse events. In our latest post, Francesco Scervini and Serena Trucchi document a new channel for saving, namely the effect of uncertainty in the offspring’s income on parental savings and illustrate its role in the framework of the COVID-19 outbreak. During the COVID-19 pandemic, household
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Access-based consumption: the way towards a more sustainable and circular future?

Posted on 9 November 2020 by Nicole Koenig-Lewis

Results from a recent survey of 1,462 consumers aged 18 -54 years old, revealed around 50% agreed that renting consumer goods could help conserve natural resources and contribute to reducing waste and a better living environment. However, 65% of respondents weren’t aware of online rental platforms for consumer goods. In our latest post, Dr Nicole Koenig-Lewis
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The unexpected consequences of COVID-19

Posted on 5 November 2020 by Catherine Farrell

We hear a lot about the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and, predictably, we can see the huge impact it has had on employment – particularly those directly affected by the closure of retail, service and also the hospitality sectors. As each of these opened up during the summer of 2020, there was hope
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We need more progressive taxation, and a wealth tax, to pay for the COVID-19 rescue packages

Posted on 14 September 2020 by Wojtek Paczos

The cost of COVID-19 rescue packages will likely be partly financed by increased inflation, which will disproportionally affect less-affluent people and workers, including frontline NHS staff. Dr Wojtek Paczos and Dr Paweł Bukowski (London School of Economics) argue that to spread that burden more equitably, governments should consider an increase in progressivity of income taxes
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How do we procure well-being?

Posted on 13 July 2020 by alicehorn

A record number of online delegates joined the recent Cardiff Business School Breakfast Briefing to hear how the Well-being of Future Generations Act provides an opportunity to transform the way procurement is delivered in Wales. By moving towards an outcomes-based approach, we can ensure the £6 billion spent annually delivers the best outcomes across all
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The Second World War and COVID-19: building narratives

Posted on 4 June 2020 by Leon Gooberman

In our latest post, Dr Leon Gooberman relates the narratives surrounding the unfolding COVID-19 crisis and the end of the Second World War in Europe. The COVID-19 crisis coincided recently with the seventy-fifth anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe. Coincidence prompted comparisons between the trajectories of mobilisation within both periods.
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