Lockdown policies, corporation tax, the labour market ‘revolution’: What do the experts say?

Economics staff at Bristol University give their views on recent economics hot-topics. Where does the expert consensus lie?

By Ethan Lester


This month, we focus on three covid-related economic developments. Firstly, as Britain tentatively follows its ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown, we ask whether ‘zero-covid’ policies should be prioritised over ‘low-covid’ ones.

The Budget Statement, 2021

The Budget Statement 2021The United Kingdom is spending an unprecedented 407 Billion GBP on mitigating the devastating effect of the pandemic and accelerating recovery by stimulating job creation, investment and purchasing power. The bulk of the financing is planned to come from a progressive increase in corporate taxes which is a highly debated policy issue in academic circles.

Bristol Talks Economics: Jacob Goldstein

The ‘Bristol Talks Economics’ series is organised by students within the School of Economics. We recently caught up with Ben Pimley who has been heavily involved with securing high-profile speakers for recent talks such as Tim Harford, and the Planet Money podcast co-host Jacob Goldstein.