RES Newsletter July 2021

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In this issue:

01 THE EDITORIAL Looking forward and back: an introduction to the issue. Can looking back help us move forward?

02 LETTER FROM… The Letter from Germany by Michael Burda, reflecting on climate change and the value of economics

04 CONFERENCE REPORT The Editor’s report on the 2021 RES Conference, the first RES Conference to be held entirely online

10 PROFILE Where ideas come from, and the creative process: a Q&A profile of Dame Carol Propper

12 WEALTH TAX Arun Advani makes an economic case for a one-off wealth tax, drawing on the work of the Wealth Tax Commission

14 THE DASGUPTA REVIEW Sir Partha Dasgupta answers our questions about his landmark report on the economics of biodiversity and protecting the biosphere

18 ECONOMICS AND EPIDEMIOLOGY The Editor reports on a special session at the 2021 RES Conference, on the research response to the pandemic

22 THE WOMEN’S COMMITTEE Victoria Bateman and Erin Hengel highlight a mix of improvement, retreat and stagnation

24 THE ECONOMETRICS JOURNAL A year in the life of the Econometrics Journal, drawing attention to some highlights

26 NEWS AND EVENTS A selection of news items and details of some RES events, past and forthcoming

28 FROM THE ARCHIVE Some highlights from Diane Coyle’s conference report, from the July 2002 issue

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