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Good Economics for Hard Times: Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems by Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo

This book from the winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics write about how economics, when done right, can help us solve the toughest social and political problems of our day. 

Websites 

Economics Observatory

A collective initiative by the economic research community to answer questions from policy-makers and the public about the economics of the Covid-19 crisis and the recovery.

Discover Economics 

This website explains very simply what economics is and what economics professionals do. This is a UK initiative to broaden the appeal of economics to potential students, change their perceptions of economics and increase the diversity among economics students. 

Webinars and recorded lectures

RES Conference 2021

There are seven recorded presentations from the 2021 Royal Economic Society conference. You may find some of these lectures interesting and useful. 

RES webinar: Monetary Policy Tools in the COVID-19 Crisis

RES short videos

There are a number of short videos by the Royal Economic Society explaining findings from economic research. 

Professor James Banks ‘Extending working lives: a solution to the challenges of an ageing population? 

Professor James Banks (University of Manchester and Institute for Fiscal Studies) gave a lecture at the University of Sheffield on the problems of the UK's ageing population.

Postgraduate students

Postgraduate taught scholarships

Explore scholarships for postgraduate taught courses starting in 2022, including:

  • 100+ scholarships worth £10,000 each for home fee-paying students
  • 125 scholarships worth 25 per cent of the tuition fee for international students