The Weslie and William Janeway Institute for Economics was officially launched on Tuesday October 19th 2021, 16:00-17:45pm (BST-UK) with a series of opening speeches from: Prof. Stephen Toope, Dr. William Janeway, Tim Harper, Prof. Leonardo Felli and Prof. Vasco Carvalho. Followed by a panel conversation with Prof. Hélène Rey, Prof. Antoinette Schoar, Prof. Hyun Song Shin and Prof. Joseph Stiglitz.
Prof. Giancarlo Corsetti, a former Coordinator at the Janeway Institute, University of Cambridge, discusses his research in international macroeconomics, what the new Institute aims to do and the new opportunities it brings.
Prof. Meredith Crowley, a Coordinator at the Janeway Institute, University of Cambridge, discusses her research which focusses on global transmissions and the important role the new Institute will play in bringing together leading researchers from around the world and supporting new opportunities for young scholars.
Prof. Sanjeev Goyal, a Coordinator at the Janeway Institute, University of Cambridge, discusses his research in microeconomics and Networks. He also outlines how the Janeway Institute will be supporting young economists and working across micro, macro and econometrics, with insights from mathematics, sociology and computer science.
Prof. Elliott proposes an online experiment to study how a representative sample of US citizens react to the opinions of experts and test theories on how to best disseminate this information. This is part of his Experts Opinions and Persuasion in Times of Uncertainty project.
Dr. Noriko Amano-Patiño examines US affirmative action in employment which aims to equalize labour market outcomes across racial groups in her research project entitled The Effect of Affirmative Action on Workers’ Outcomes and sponsored by the Keynes Fund, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge.
Dr. Matt Elliott and co-authors propose an online experiment to study how a representative sample of US citizens reacts to experts’ opinions and to test theories on how the release of government information should be designed so that it is most persuasive in their research project, Experts’ Opinions and Persuasion in Times of Uncertainty, sponsored by the Keynes Fund, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge.
Dr. Edoardo Gallo discusses how money and social networks sustain cooperation in his research project, Monetary Networks, sponsored by the Keynes Fund, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge.The project investigates how the monetary system emerges in a society where cooperation is sustained through informal networks and specifically looks at whether a monetary system replaces or enhances the role of informal networks in enabling exchange.
Salvatore Lattanzio discusses the impact of automation on labour market sorting in his research project, Sorting Robots: How Automation Shapes the Allocation of Workers Across Firms, sponsored by the Keynes Fund, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge. Using Italy as a case study and rich administrative data, this project aims address the following questions: Does automation affect labour market sorting? Are high-wage workers more likely to be employed by high-wage firms? And how is inequality affected?
Prof. Andrew Harvey asks what econometric tools are suited to studying climate change and its adverse consequences in his research project, Persistence and Forecasting in Climate and Environmental Econometrics, sponsored by the Keynes Fund, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge.
Dr. Chris Rauh asks how automation is affecting political preferences and looks at whether the rise of fringe parties and populism can be traced back to the perceived threat of being replaced by a robot in his research project, The Impact of Automation and Fears of Job Displacement on Political Preferences, sponsored by the Keynes Fund, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge.
L. Shaw-Taylor’s Keynes Fund research is summarised in this short video, narrated by joint researcher Dr. Oliver Buxton Dunn. Sponsored by the Keynes Fund, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge, the project is called Lighthouses in Economics Redivivus and is also joint with Dr. Alexis Litvine and partners Prof. Dan Bogart and Dr Eduard Alvarez-Palau.