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The EEA distributes media briefings summarising new economic research findings presented at its annual congress.

LATEST MEDIA BRIEFINGS for EEA-ESEM Geneva 2016:

A NATION ON SHORT HOURS: New evidence of growing numbers of US workers forced into part-time work as an alternative to unemployment

A NEW WAY TO EXPLAIN RISING INEQUALITY: How the expansion of US higher education has led to a more divided society!

AMERICA’S RACIAL MARRIAGE GAP: New evidence of the impact of different rates of incarceration and employment among black and white men

BIG ECONOMIC BENEFITS FROM THE ‘GREEN REVOLUTION’ IN AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE: New evidence of high-yielding crops boosting growth in developing countries

BOARDROOM GENDER QUOTAS HAVE NOT YET FULLY CRACKED THE GLASS CEILING: Evidence from France

BOYCOTTS OF A NATION’S PRODUCTS CAN HAVE BIG LONG-TERM EFFECTS: Evidence from Saudi Arabia’s retaliation against Denmark

BRIGHT SPOTS OF THE GLOBAL ECONOMY: Improving our night-time illumination data will shine new light on economic activity

CHARITABLE BEHAVIOUR: UK Evidence of the impact of the ‘big five’ personality traits

COSTS OF AN OIL PRICE BUST: New US evidence of the long-term damage to local labour markets

CORRUPTION AND CONTESTS: Cross-country evidence from sensitive football matches

CROSS-COUNTRY MIGRATION PATTERNS IN THE EURO AREA: New evidence of how workers respond to differences in national unemployment rates

DEEP HISTORICAL ROOTS OF MODERN INEQUALITY: How the Reconquista still shapes Spain’s economy

DIGITAL SKILLS BOOST YOUR EARNING POWER: New evidence for OECD countries

ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF RESOURCE BOOMS: How being located near mines hurts manufacturers but improves the local business environment

EFFECTS OF HAVING KIDS ON MOTHERS’ WORKING HOURS: New UK evidence

FIGHTING GRAFT MAY HARM GROWTH: New evidence that corruption can have both positive and negative economic effects, depending on institutional quality

FIGHTING TUBERCULOSIS: Lessons on inexpensive life-saving strategies from Denmark in the pre-antibiotic era

FINANCIAL CYCLES: New evidence on their characteristics and policy implications

FIND A WELL-CONNECTED CRITIC IF YOU WANT TO SUCCEED IN ACADEMIA: Academic reviewers’ social networks may be more important than their status

FORMER EAST GERMANS ENJOY RETURNS TO SCHOOLING SINCE 2000: The college-educated have caught up with their Western peers, while low-skilled workers still lag behind

FRACKING SHIFTS US POLITICS TO THE RIGHT: In places with shale booms, conservative Republican candidates benefit at expense of Democrats

GENDER DIFFERENCES IN PSYCHOLOGICAL MOMENTUM: Evidence from professional Judo

GERMANY’S LABOUR MARKET MIRACLE: New evidence of the impact of the Hartz reforms

GENDER QUOTAS ON CORPORATE BOARDS: Firm productivity has improved in Italy but not in Belgium, France and Norway

GLOBALISATION’S DISCONTENTS: New survey evidence that the low skilled in rich countries and the high skilled in poor countries have most negative attitudes to multinationals

GREEK WOMEN RETURN TO WORK IN A CRISIS

GREEN WHITE GOODS PUT CONSUMERS IN THE RED: Lifetime cost of energy-efficient fridges higher than power-hungry equivalents

GROUP LIES: Experimental evidence of greater dishonesty in groups than among individuals – even when the group doesn't benefit from the lie

HEADHUNTERS INCREASE WAGE INEQUALITY: Evidence from America and Europe

HIGH CHINESE HOUSEHOLD SAVING ROOTED IN THE GREAT FAMINE

HIGHER PAY AND LOWER CHILDCARE COSTS WOULD REDUCE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: UK evidence

HONEYMOON TO HANGOVER: Evidence from Germany that changing jobs does not guarantee long-run happiness

HOW HAPPY WERE OUR ANCESTORS? Two centuries of data reveal that health, not wealth, has always been the key to wellbeing

HOW TALENTED PEOPLE CHOOSE WHERE TO LIVE: New evidence on UK cities

INTERNATIONAL TRADE INCREASES FRINGE PARTIES’ ELECTORAL SUPPORT: Evidence from Germany

IMMIGRANTS NEEDING A JOB BENEFIT FROM LIVING CLOSE TO THEIR COMPATRIOTS, BUT THEIR FUTURE ECONOMIC OUTCOMES ARE WORSE: Evidence from Germany

LABOUR VERSUS LEISURE: Comparison of Germany and Spain shows how cultural tastes shape national rates of employment

LACK OF ECONOMIC FREEDOM DRIVES EMIGRATION BY THE WELL-EDUCATED: Cross-country evidence

LINKING CHARITABLE DONATIONS TO COMMERCIAL SALES: Evidence that firms can boost their profits

LOW VOLATILITY MAKES A FINANCIAL CRISIS MORE LIKELY: Empirical evidence of Minsky’s theory of instability

MAKING THE INTERNET MORE VALUABLE TO AFRICANS: Evidence that content in the right languages can drive adoption and generate big benefits

MATERNITY WARD CONGESTION BLAMED FOR UNNECESSARY C-SECTIONS: Lack of midwives means risky operations and financial waste

MEN ARE FROM MARS… WHICH MEANS THEY GET THE JOB: Experimental evidence of how stress affects performance and competitiveness across gender

MIGRATING EXTREMISTS: Evidence of a direct link between today’s right-wing extremists and post-war Nazi arrivals

MONETARY AND CREDIT DATA HELP FINANCIAL MARKETS PREDICT ECB INTEREST RATE DECISIONS

MORE SCHOOL DOESN’T TEACH GOOD FINANCIAL CHOICES: An additional year of general education creates many good effects, but better financial decision-making isn’t one of them

NATION-BUILDING THROUGH COMPULSORY SCHOOLING: Evidence from the United States during the age of mass migration from Europe

NOT THE RIGHT JOB, BUT A JOB RIGHT NOW: Programmes to help long-term unemployed find work get them off the government payroll, but may backfire

ONLINE TICKET PURCHASERS DONATE TO CHARITY IF IT STOPS THEM FEELING BAD ABOUT THEMSELVES: But if you exploit their self-image this way, they're less likely to come back

PICK YOUR NEXT CEO THE VATICAN WAY: Voting system used to choose the Pope sorts out electable candidates and minimises arguments afterwards

PUBLIC INVESTMENT BOOSTS EMPLOYMENT WHEN THE ECONOMY IS WEAK: Evidence from German government schemes to promote renewable energy

RENEWABLE ENERGY UNDERMINES INVESTMENT IN THE GRID: Optimal tariff design needs to change to protect energy infrastructure financing

‘SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST’ DESPITE WARTIME DEPRIVATION: Why people born during the Second World War turned out surprisingly healthy in later life

THE EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK'S ASSET PURCHASE PROGRAMME: An early assessment

THE ECONOMIC DAMAGE FROM CLIMATE CHANGE: New US evidence

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING WELL-CONNECTED FOR PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS: Evidence from the porn industry

THE VALUE OF VISIBILITY: More press coverage creates better-managed firms – and an opportunity for investors

TIME FOR GROWTH: The big impact of public mechanical clocks on Europe's economic development 1200-1800

TRANSATLANTIC TRADE DEAL WOULD DELIVER BIG BOOST TO PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES – and possibly to outsiders too

TURNING THE TIDE ON SEGREGATION: Benefits of experiencing other cultures may lead to more mixed urban neighbourhoods

USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO FORECAST FOOTBALL RESULTS: Evidence from Twitter and Betfair

WAGE INEQUALITY IN FRANCE HASN’T GROWN, BUT THE COST OF A SKILLED WORKER HAS: New research on employer social security payments may solve longstanding paradox

WHEN WIVES GO OUT TO WORK, MEN’S CHALLENGED BREADWINNER STATUS CAN LEAD TO INCREASED DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Evidence from Spain

 

Full details on media briefings for EEA Mannheim 2015 can be found here.

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