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.

Bristol Festival of Economics Student Review – Ha-Joon Chang asks ‘What next after globalisation?’

Text reads: Bristol Festival of Economics student review. Ha-Joon Chang asks 'what next after globalisation?', background image shows the earth.This November saw the return of the annual Bristol Festival of Economics by Festival of Ideas. Undergraduate student Ben Pimley provides a review of Economist Ha-Joon Chang’s talk, ‘What Next After Globalisation?’


Ha-Joon Chang may be a household name to many young economists given that he wrote the Personal Statement staple ’23 Things They Don’t Teach You About Capitalism’, but as an academic economist at Cambridge University he is particularly interested in the role of the state in economic policy.…

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.

Economics and Journalism Seminar with Rachana Shanbhogue – Student Review

Text reads: Student seminar review, Economics and Journalism seminar with Rochana Shanbhogue. Background image shows Bank of EnglandUndergraduate Economics student, Hugo Figueiredo provides a review of the recent Bristol Talks seminar with Rachana Shanbhogue – Finance Editor at The Economist.


The seminar began with Rachana detailing her academic and professional career path, where she detailed her Masters in Economics at Cambridge, working for the Bank of England, House of Commons and, most recently, Finance Editor at The Economist.…