There can be no “levelling up” without education recovery

There can be no “levelling up” without education recoveryYesterday saw the resignation of Sir Kevan Collins, leading the Government’s Education Recovery Programme, writes Professor Simon Burgess. The pandemic has hit young people very hard, causing significant learning losses and reduced mental health; the Recovery Programme is intended to rectify these harms and to repair the damage to pupils’ futures.

Studying during the pandemic: we hear from economics students

On 16th March 2020, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced, “now is the time for everyone to stop non-essential contact and travel.” Over a year on, the UK’s ‘roadmap’ out of a series of lockdowns is gradually being enacted step-by-step, but blended learning remains and campus life is overwhelmingly quiet as the government’s preference to work and study from home when possible, also remains.

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.

Why the UK’s Coronavirus Bailout Strategy Needs to Change

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Economics undergraduate student, Alfie analysed and provided a review of the UK’s Covid-19 bailout strategy for our Economics of Coronavirus blog series.

Alfie wrote the article for our student competition earlier this year, where Economics students were invited to write a blog exploring any economic aspect of the Covid-19 pandemic.…

Economic recovery, UBI, University bail-outs: What do the experts say?

Academic Expert Opinion Poll Staff at the University of Bristol’s department of Economics grapple with some COVID19-related economic questions. Where does the expert consensus lie?

Asking the experts: in a new series for the economics blog, Economics undergraduate student, Ethan Lester puts COVID19-related economic questions to department staff and writes up their responses.…

Coronavirus and inequality: What does it all mean for education?

Coronavirus and inequality: What does it all mean for education?BSc Philosophy and Economics student, Charlotte explores coronavirus and inequality, looking at what this means for education in her Economics of Coronavirus blog.

Charlotte wrote her blog in response to our student competition earlier this year, where we invited students to write their own Economics of Coronavirus blog exploring any aspect of the Covid-19 pandemic.…