July 10, 2020

Rishi Sunak’s stamp duty cut is not about helping first-time buyers, but shoring up the whole UK economy

At a time when so many are struggling, cutting stamp duty and helping the well off might seem like a strange move.
July 9, 2020

Coronavirus recovery – lessons from the eurozone crisis

The early signs indicate that the EU is responding much more effectively than it did in 2008.
July 8, 2020

Summer statement: Rishi Sunak goes all out for jobs, leaving public finances for another day

Boris Johnson says he wants to get on top of the UK's productivity problem, but the job measures in the summer statement could take the country in the opposite direction.
July 8, 2020

Summer statement: Tory benefits policy under coronavirus is finally beginning to help the poorest

Shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds was understandably sceptical of Rishi Sunak's claims to be "helping the poorest the most", but Tories are moving in the right direction.
July 8, 2020

Coronavirus recovery – the new economic thinking we need

The extent of the current economic malaise has much deeper roots than the coronavirus pandemic.
July 8, 2020

Lessons from the 2008 financial crisis for our coronavirus recovery today – Recovery podcast series part six

PODCAST: Part six of The Anthill Podcast's Recovery series looks at the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession that followed.
July 7, 2020

Austerity in the Gulf states: why it’s alarming for women’s progress

Gulf states have given women great education, but they are still very limited participants in the workplace.
July 7, 2020

Why realism is the key to wellbeing – new research

Optimism and pessimism can lead to poor decision making.
July 7, 2020

Modern monetary theory: the rise of economists who say huge government debt is not a problem

Creating lots of new money is supposed to produce runaway inflation. The longer that it doesn't happen, the more this branch of economics appears to have a point.
July 6, 2020

Why Hong Kong will remain an international financial centre, despite new security law

Hong Kong still has a competitive advantage over mainland Chinese rivals for international commerce.
July 6, 2020

From woolly hats to Kinky Knickers – buying British may not be the saving grace it once was

Could spending money on goods and produced in the UK help bolster the crumbling economy?
July 2, 2020

Decline of the English pub: coronavirus compounded the industry’s problems

The rise of big pub companies has led to focus on profits and share prices.