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Podcast: AI's impact on jobs (13 November, VoxEU)


How to be a better boss (26 October, The Economist)

Podcast: How to Succeed at Failing, Part 2: Life and death (18 October, Freakonomics Radio)

Too many managers still failing the competency test (17 October, Daily Star News Today)

How Labour could sabotage its big play for business (14 October, The Telegraph)

Stubbornly High Interest Rates Risk Squeezing the Life Out of UK Companies (12 October, BNN Bloomberg)

Podcast: How to Succeed at Failing, Part 1: The chain of events (11 October, Freakonomics Radio)

Small business research programs - Most agencies allow applicants to define needs and propose solutions (29 September, GAO)

Octopus emotions, and past lessons for present innovation: Books in brief (25 September, Nature)

Podcast - Big firm, little firm: are differences between companies driving inequality and holding back growth? (30 August, IFS)


Britain's failed experiment in boosting low-wage sectors (24 August, The Economist)

Goliath's triumph: America's corporate giants are getting harder to topple (21 August, The Economist)

Danger of populism looms over the European economy, could potentially see a repeat of Brexit-like chaos (14 August, Economy Chosum)

Why productivity is so weak at UK companies (25 July, Financial Times)

Is big business really getting too big? (12 July, The Economist)

Will a Noncompete Ban Impact Innovation Beyond Tech Hubs? (28 June, MIT Sloan Review)


LBC News 1152 (London) (22 June, LBC)

Study Blames Regulation for Lower Rates of Innovation (20 June, Reason)

Inside the battle to make the lethargic public sector more productive (14 June, The Telegraph)

Does regulation hurt innovation? This study says yes (7 June, MIT Sloan)

Generative AI's 'productivity revolution' will take time to pay off (5 June, Financial Times)

A new world order seeks to prioritise security and climate change (11 May, The Economist)

Research Shows US Manufacturing Decline Has Widened Many Workers' Choice Of Employers (2 May, India Education)

Announcement: Anna Valero joins the chancellor’s economic advisory council (18 April, Gov.UK)

America's economic outperformance is a marvel to behold (13 April, The Economist)


McDonald's Faces Layoffs as US Headquarters Shuts Down (5 April, Lee Daily) 


How to Navigate Tough Economic Times as a Business Leader (24 March, Business Review)


Endless innovating when it comes to R&D policy can only be unhelpful (15 March, Financial Times)

Some home truths about declining research productivity, innovation and disruption (12 March, ABC)

New research from MIT Sloan investigates how state policy impacts the sharing of health information data and its resulting improvements to the quality of health care (9 March, Yahoo Finance)

Bad managers on brilliant pay: that's why the UK's not working (25 February, The Guardian)


How US demographics complicate the Fed's job (23 February 2023, Central Banking)

For Britain to grow faster it needs better managers (4 February 2023, The Economist)

How to fix the British economy (3 February 2023, Financial Times)

These Companies Have Announced the Biggest Layoffs in 2023 (20 January, TIME Online)

The BBC take on the Brexit scorecard two years on (12 January, Briefings for Britain)

House price slump in 2023 will be worse since financial crisis (3 January, The Times)

Brexit: The scorecard two years on (3 January, BBC)

UK economists' survey: 'miserable' year ahead for households (2 January, Financial Times)


Blog: Autumn statement delivered reassurance, but not vision (28 November, Research Professional News)

Blog: Autumn Statement: ‘no one will be spared the pain’ (16 November, LSE Business Review)

How ‘trickle-down economics’ backfired on Britain’s shortest-serving prime minister (25 October, CNBC)

Blog: Nothing is booming in Britain, except uncertainty. This is not the time to cut public investment in research (20

October, LSE Business Review)

The slow decline of the United Kingdom, a cocktail beyond Brexit (in Spanish) (8 October, El Periodico de España)

Blog: The UK Economic Crisis Might Not Be a One-Off (3 October, Harvard Business Review)

Can Truss and Kwarteng pull off their growth plan?
(27 September, The Week UK)

UK suffering ‘drama discount’ on business investment
(27 September, Financial Times)

Blog: The shortest economic suicide note in history? How the mini-budget fails to help long-run growth (26 September,

LSE Business Review)

Tribune: The Tory Answer to Everything: Make the Rich Richer (20 September, Tribune)

Tribune: Invest and decentralize schools to make them more egalitarian (3 September, Chellenges)


Blog: What should the next UK prime minister do? (2 September, LSE Business Review)

The missing pandemic innovation boom (28 August, The Economist)

Apocalypse arrives for the ‘zombie’ companies haunting UK growth (21 August, The Telegraph)


The frontrunner to become the UK's next leader has a risky economic plan (8 August, CNN Business)


Levelling up productivity gaps in the UK (20 July, VOX EU)


Technology and the Triumph of Pessimism (28 June, The New York Times)


Soaring costs have greater impact on smaller firms (27 June, The Times)

Highlight: The productivity problem (6 June, IFS Podcast)

Is Starbucks’s Wage Increase a Shortsighted Strategy? What Experts Say (31 May, MIT Sloan Management Review)


Smaller firms report growing risk of closure (26 May, POID Press Release)


American Economic Association Announces Award Recipients for 2022 (23 May, AEA)

Improving productivity through better management practices (May 20, LSE Business Review)

It’s time to take a firmer grip on companies and competition law (April 25, The Times)

El límite de la innovación (April 8, Esglobal)

The end of invention (March 28, BBC Radio 4)

Can industrial policy restart from the ceramic district? (March 11, Gli stati generali)

Rise in 'superstar firms' pushing up wage growth inequality (March 3, Yahoo! Finance)

Misallocation explains worse management among Mexican firms (February 25, VoxEU/CEPR)

CEP in Parliament: Chancellor refers to LSE research on productivity in the UK (February 25, The Resolution Foundation)

Smaller businesses have been digitizing operations slower than larger companies. But that is changing fast (February 14,International Business Times) 

Want better forecasts? Start with better management (February 2, MIT Sloan)

The Pandemic and Our Broken Social Contracts (January 21, Project Syndicate)

Great fear of inflation - A disaster (January 12, Borsen)


Boris warned further school closures would have 'permanent scarring effect' on children (January 4, Express Online)

FT economists' survey: people to feel worse-off as inflation and tax rises bite in 2022 (January 3, Financial Times)


UK girds to strike free trade deal with the GCC (December 22, Amwaj Media)

The chips are down: how tech's innovation crisis threatens global economy (December 20, The Telegraph)

It’s always a good time to be thankful for economic growth (December 6, AEI)

Britain’s economy does not lack oomph, but productivity is lagging (November 20, The Economist)

I don't like Mondays-or Fridays: City workers decide three days a week in the office is enough (November 19, The Telegraph)

Concerns about Glasgow (November 13,

How new technology can help clinical quality, productivity, and the healthcare workforce (November 10, LSE Business Review)


Wages of the typical UK employee have become decoupled from productivity (November 3, POID Press Release)


An uber-optimistic view of the future (October 27, MIT Technology Review)

Winner takes all investing (October 25, Financial Times)

ECB monetary policy and catch-up inflation (October 14, VoxEU)

Are superstar companies causing inflation after the pandemic? (October 2, De Tijd)

The Opportunity for Software & IT Services SMEs to Compete in the Post-COVID Environment (September 29, BBC News Wales)

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) best paper awarded to John Van Reenen (September 27, WRDS)

Wave goodbye to the handshake (September 24, The Economist)


Global economy needs Marshall Plan for Covid, climate change – economist (September 14, The Irish Times)

A million jobs in peril as one in 16 UK firms say they are at risk of closure (August 15, The Observer)


Almost three-quarters of a million businesses ‘at risk of failure over next three months', economists warn (May 4, The Independent)


Firms at risk: 'We are worried about how we can survive' (January 27, BBC)

Around 900,000 small firms at risk in ‘cruel spring of bankruptcy’ if Covid help stopped, Rishi Sunak warned (January 27, The Independent)

Gordon Brown calls for urgent budget help as 1 in 7 UK firms face collapse (January 27, The Guardian)

UK economists’ survey: recovery will be slower than in peer countries (January 3, Financial Times)


Professor John Van Reenen to lead £5m research programme into boosting UK productivity (August 21, ESRC)


Why tech didn’t save us from covid-19 (June 17, MIT Technology Review)


John Van Reenen recognised as one of the world's most influential researchers (December 12, Web of Science)


The myth of crowding out (December 2, Financial Times)


Getting Brexit done will not help UK economy, say academics (November 26, City AM)

News Analysis: Gender bias turned out to be a wonderful indicator of WeWork’s incompetence (November 5, LA Times)

Running out of excuses for high inequality (October 27, The Hill)

Débat: La gratuité garantit-elle l’accessibilité de l’enseignement supérieur? (October 23, The Conversation-France)

Thus Southern Europe has lost 20 years of information technology revolution (October 22, Buongiorno Slovacchia)


US economy relies on innovation that needs helping hand; OPINION (October 3, Irish Independent)

Avoir raison ou être utile (September 25, Les Echos)


US Congress - Video Clip Of Race and Gender-Based Wealth Gaps [02:40] (September 24, C-Span)

Piers Morgan takes swipe at Remainers' project fear after Britain sees investment boom (September 23, Express Online)

How Canada can up the country’s lacklustre innovation game (September 20, Business in Vancouver)


A no-deal Brexit won’t end the uncertainty for business (September 12, The Conversation)


Queen Elizabeth Approves U.K. Prime Minister's Request to Suspend Parliament; European Commission Reacts to Boris Johnson's Move to Prorogue U.K. Parliament; Italian Parties Reach Deal to Form New Government. Aired 3-4p ET (August 28, CNN International)


Why No Deal Brexit is a battle for the soul of our nation (August 26, LSE Business Review)


La Universidad como motor de la economía (August 26, El Sol de Cuautla)


Urban Growth and Ivory Towers (August 22, US News)

How To Generate More Innovation In America (August 16, Forbes)

Great Ideas Are Growing Scarce. That's Not So Great. (August 9, Bloomberg)


Innovation Policy: Federal Support for R&D Falls as its Importance Rises (August 7, Conversable Economist)

America cannot shake the Baumol cost disease (July 22, Emirates Business)

America Can’t Shake the Cost Disease (July 19, BNN Bloomberg)


Elitist Britain: how can we make business more meritocratic? (July 17, City A.M.)


The Rise of Superstar Firms (July 16, VideoVox)

Should nationality figure into eurozone leadership choices? (July 5, Chicago Booth Review)

Aranceles y petróleo dominarán los temas en la cumbre del G20 en Osaka (June 28, La Republica)

Euro 20 years: too important to fail, too fragile to succeed (in Chinese) (June 3, MP Weixin)

Euro 20 years: too important to fail, too fragile to succeed (in Chinese) (June 3, Caijin Mobile)

Small businesses to be given artificial intelligence boost (May 6, City A.M.)

What drives differences in management Practices? (May 1, American Economic Review 2019)

Who Becomes an Inventor in America? The Importance of Exposure to Innovation (May 1, Quarterly Journal of Economics)

The US Doesn't Need More Superstar Companies (April 26, Bloomberg)

Are superstar companies killing competition and taking over the US economy? (April 26, Business Standard)

How to Survive a Recession and Thrive Afterward (April 16, Harvard Business Review)

Economic Academic Circle: Do we need industrial policies? Evidence from regional funding programs (in Chinese) (April 14, The blog of the Shannon Economic Academic Circle)

Crear universidades impacta directamente en el crecimiento económico de la región (April 1, El Diario de Madryn)

Women inventors, long overlooked, are churning out more patents than ever (March 26, CNN)

Politics is failing on Brexit but economics has been on the money (March 14, Financial Times)

Elizabeth Warren wants to turn the internet into a literal sewer (service): Commentary (March 10, CNBC)

Elizabeth Warren wants to turn the internet into a literal sewer (service) (March 9, Truth on the Market Blog)

Research: Better-Managed Companies Pay Employees More Equally (March 6, Harvard Business Review)

We need a political party that is tough on the causes of Brexit. The Independent Group isn’t (February 26, The New Stateman)

Despite Tight Job Market, Labor Force's Income Is Squeezed (February 23, The Wall Street Journal)

Rising Hospital Prices Are Driving Up Health Care Spending (February 18, NIHCM Foundation)

Hospital Prices Grew Substantially Faster than physician prices from 2007 to 2014 (February 4, Health Affairs)

Variation in Health Spending Growth For The Privately Insured From 2007 To 2014 (February 4, Health Affairs)

The Price Ain’t Right? Hospital prices and health spending on the privately insured (February 1, Quarterly Journal of Economics


Central bankers grapple with the changing nature of competition (September 1, The Economist)

Fears that China has hurt innovation in the West are overblown (May 5, The Economist)

A healthy re-examination of free trade’s benefits and shocks (May 4, The Economist)

Innovation, meet organization (January 8, MIT News)


Van Reenen Warns of Brexit's Big Costs for U.K. (February 8, Bloomberg TV interview)

Brexit will leave Britons more than $4,000 poorer (February 8, CNBC)

‘Superstar’ Companies are Eating into Workers Wealth (February 3, Bloomberg)


Measuring Management (January 18, The Economist)



Holding on for tomorrow (November 16, The Economist)

No industrial policy, we're British (April 17, Financial Times interview)

Britain should not go back to the future (April 11, Financial Times)

Budget 2013: The chancellor's challenges (March 19, BBC News)

Budget 2013: Should the government plough ahead with cuts? (March 18, BBC News)

There is no shame in being a bureaucrat (March 3, Financial Times)

Editorial: AAA loss is a sign of failure (February 24, Independent)

Moody’s downgrades UK debt (February 23, BBC Newshour)

Do Bankers Bonuses Need an Overhaul? (February 22, CNBC)

Bankers pay up 14%, workers' wages up 3.7%: Fatcats who sparked crisis still lapping up the cream (February 22, Daily Mirror)

Incentive for schools to promote talent (February 7, Financial Times)

Why democracies aren’t good at bridge building (February 5, Bloomberg)

Scheme is no guarantee of reviving the economy (February 4, The Times)

A growth manifesto (February 2, The Economist)

Failure of long-term investment in infrastructure is one of Britain's most intractable social and economic problems (February 1, Daily Mail)

Planning for long-term growth tells us what we should do in the short-term (February 1, New Stateman)

Politics blamed as bar to growth (January 31, Financial Times)

Long-term thinking for the UK economy (January 31, BBC News)

Household income is measure of economic recovery (January 31, The Guardian)

If this is the future, it looks brighter already (January 31, The Times)

Britain needs infrastructure bank, say academics (January 31, The Times)

Failing schools 'hampering economy': Britain will not prosper unless education is overhauled (January 31, Daily Mail)

UK needs industrial strategy (January 31, The Telegraph)

Britain needs a long-term prosperity plan (January 30, Financial Times)

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