RES Newsletter October 2022

The RES quarterly newsletter is available for our members. If you would like to read the latest copy, please join here. If you are already a member and would like to access the digital copy follow this link.

In this issue:

01 FROM THE PRESIDENT The first Letter from the RES President, on new developments at the Society

02 LETTER FROM AMERICA Daron Acemoglu on concerns around Big Tech and the challenge for economic theory

05 LABOUR ECONOMICS Alan Manning examines the relations between labour economics and progressive politics

08 PROFILE A profile of Sir Partha Dasgupta, and how a chance encounter changed the direction of his research

10 COMPETITION POLICY Howard Smith explains how and why the conventional wisdom on competition policy is changing

12 SAMUELSON FRIEDMAN Nicholas Wapshott on a long left-right duel

14 FOOD CRISIS Derek Headey and Kalle Hirvonen discuss new challenges for the world food system

18 LOCATION DATA Catherine Young of the Geospatial Commission on how to assess investments in location data

20 READING PIGOU Ian Kumekawa on the life and pioneering work of Arthur Pigou

23 ECONOMICS 2048 An invitation to our readers, ahead of the 200th issue

24 WOMEN’S COMMITTEE A profile of Claudia Goldin, prepared by Almudena Sevilla

26 NEWS AND EVENTS Various items, including next year’s RES Conference

28 FROM THE ARCHIVE We look back at a past piece

Related resources