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Reading the past like an open book – researchers use text to measure two hundred years of happiness

Was there such a thing as ‘the good old days’ when people were happier? Are current Government policies more or less likely to increase their citizens’ feelings of wellbeing? Using innovative methods researchers have built a new index that uses data from books and newspaper to track levels of national happiness from 1820. Their research could help governments to make better decisions about policy priorities.


Warwick experts explore what economic policy should look like after Brexit

Opinion formers and policy experts welcomed Which way now? Economic policy after a decade of upheaval, a new report from the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE), launched last night [12] with a panel debate at the University of Warwick. The report presents 18 studies tackling the question of what a post-financial crisis, post-Brexit economic policy should look like, with the aim of presenting accessible recommendations informed by robust, up-to-date research.


Brexit has already cost the average worker more than a week’s wages, academic study shows

The vote to leave the European Union has already cost the average worker more than a week’s wages thanks to higher prices, a study shows today.

The fall in the value of the pound after the June 2016 referendum caused a lasting increase in the price of many goods, costing Britons more than £400, according to research by Dr Dennis Novy, a leading expert on the economic implications of Brexit.


£2m funding award recognises the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy as a UK centre of research excellence

The Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE), based in the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick, has been awarded £2.09 million to continue its pioneering social science research for another five years.

Wed 19 Sep 2018, 14:33 | Tags: CAGE, Awards, Economics, Faculty of Social Science, ESRC

Evidence of Midlife Suicide among Females in Western Society

New research from the University of Warwick documents modern international evidence of a midlife peak in suicide risk

Wed 31 May 2017, 09:18 | Tags: gender, Health, social sciences, CAGE, women, sociology, Economics, death, age

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