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.…

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives MatterHead of Economics, Professor Sarah Smith explores racial inequality in the UK, reflecting on recent events.

The past few weeks have seen protests around the world, triggered by the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police.…

Premier League salaries during the pandemic

Premier League salaries during the pandemicThird-year BSc Economics and Politics student, Pravin discusses Premier League salaries during the COVID-19 pandemic in his Economics of Coronavirus blog.

Pravin wrote his blog in response to our call-out for Economics of Coronavirus competition entries earlier this year, and was announced as the competition winner – his prize to have his blog featured on the Discover Economics website, promoted to Financial Times subscribers.…

Cummings and Goings

Cummings and GoingsThis week, the press has been dominated by the Dominic Cummings’ trip to Durham in search of childcare, in breach of the spirit if not the strict letter, of the social distancing law that he himself had been partly responsible for.