CAGE Advantage MagazineTuesday 15 May 2018
Welcome to the Spring 2018 issue of Advantage.
The magazine of the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy.
Our research, which is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) addresses issues related to improving living standards, raising productivity, maintaining global competitiveness and facilitating economic well-being.
In this issue, Aditi Dimri looks at the power brokers in Indian Households examining who has the most influence in household decisions and her findings challenge conventional wisdom.
Moving to South America, Thiemo Fetzer shows that insecurity of property rights over land in the Brazilian Amazon is a major driver behind land-related civil conflict and a contributing fact to deforestation.
Bishnupriya Gupta in her article on new insights about the causes of India’s decline and growth over the long run finds that an underinvestment in agriculture and a failure to invest in primary school education had far more serious consequences for Economic growth rather than unfair competition from British goods.
Michael McMahon looks at how simplifying communications from central banks to the general public would affect public expectations such that they move more closely into alignment with the Bank’s forecasts.
Does it pay to get a degree and does class of degree matter? These issues are considered by Robin Naylor and Jeremy Smith. They find that as the number of workers with degrees has expanded, so has the earnings premium associated with a good degree class.
Established in January 2010, the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) is a research centre in the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick
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