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In searching for solutions to the unemployment crisis, it can be tempting to look for cheap solutions to solve the problem. One idea is that if we cut social welfare, then the unemployed would have an incentive to look for work. As shown by indicator 2.6 of the Quarterly Economic Facts, Eurostat...
The idea of an investment stimulus got a boost last week. Though people may disagree over the extent to which this is 'new money', it shows that at the very least, the government want to be seen to be pro-investment stimulus. Coincidentally, this week I presented a working paper which uses the...
Being in work, or taking up work, incurs additional costs on households and individuals. Depending on circumstances, additional needs arise regarding travel, fuel, personal costs and childcare among others. While the existence of these additional costs is regularly cited, it is rarely quantified and...
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