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The Royal Economic Society produces a selection of media briefings, summarising the latest economic research findings, for the RES Annual Conference 2022 – #RES2022. 

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Do managers who hire workers develop biases?

In new research to be presented at the annual conference of the Royal Economic Society, Alan Benson and Louis-Pierre Lepage examine whether managers risk developing

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The making of France

Today, French people speak French, Italians speak Italian, and Germans speak German. In fact, there are more than 7,000 languages in the world but only

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Nudges and the climate

Thinking before nudging promotes climate citizenship: Evidence from an experiment in the UK New research shows that when people are made to think about their

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Words matter for job applicants

What jobs do women apply for in urban India, and how does the wording of adverts influence their choices? Women continue to earn less than

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Wars and city sizes

New research into the Spanish Civil War, to be presented at the annual conference of the Royal Economic Society, shows how wars can have asymmetric,

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The effects of lost classroom time

What are the effects of lost instructional time in the classroom? This question has recently gained prominence due to Covid-19-related school closures affecting millions of

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The deep roots of inequality

Is high inequality destiny? A new study, to be presented at the annual conference of the Royal Economic Society, sheds some light on this question.

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Television and well-being

Watching television is one of the most popular and time-consuming human activities worldwide. However, based on previous research, television seems to harm individual health and

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