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Three Researchers from Warwick Economics Make it to The Times in One Week

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Three Researchers from Warwick Economics Make it to The Times in One Week

We are delighted to see that research from Professor Daniel Sgroi, Professor Andrew Oswald and Emeritus Professor Nicholas Crafts was featured in The Times newspaper, with two articles making the front pages.

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Britons were happier when Victoria was on the throne

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Findings from CAGE researchers Daniel Sgroi, Eugenio Proto and Thomas Hills with Chanuki Illushka Seresinhe from Turing Institute on the front page of The Times today.

After analysing 8 million books and 65 million newspaper articles, researchers have created the first-ever ‘index of national happiness’ going back to 1820. Read more...

The paper ‘Historical Analysis of National Subjective Wellbeing using Millions of Digitized Books’ was published on 14 October 2019, in Nature: Human Behaviour.

It is co-authored by Prof. Thomas Hills, Prof. Eugenio Proto, Prof. Daniel Sgroi, and Dr Chanuki Seresinhe.

DOI: 10.1038/s41562-019-0750-z

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Air pollution takes decade off memory, study suggests

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

New research by Andrew Oswald (Department of Economics) and Nattavudh Powdthavee (Warwick Business School) shows that human memory is significantly worse in parts of England with high levels of nitrogen dioxide and air particulates. The difference in memory quality between England’s cleanest and most-polluted areas is equivalent to the loss of memory from 10 extra years of ageing

The research article “Is there a link between air pollution and impaired memory? Evidence on 34,000 English citizens” is in press with Ecological Economics. It is available on the websites of the researchers, Nattavudh Powdthavee and Andrew Oswald.

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We’re still in a productivity slump, but technology could lead us out.

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

As the chances of avoiding no deal Brexit improve, there could be a route out of the UK’s productivity slump: David Smith cites CAGE research by Nick Crafts and Terence Mills.

Read the research “The mother of all slowness” by Nicholas Crafts