April 21, 2015

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The Tools of Policy Formulation – by John Turnpenny

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Policy-makers and analysts are accustomed to using tools and instruments to help design policy. But, as Dr. John Turnpenny explains, while there are many ‘how to’ guides to using such tools, far less work has been done on how and why they are actually used in practice.

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April 16, 2015

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An interview with Edward Elgar

edwardTo mark the publication of the 300th title in the International Library of Critical Writings in Economics we interviewed Edward Elgar, the founder and Chairman of Edward Elgar Publishing, to learn more about how this important book series began and its enduring popularity amongst academic reference libraries.

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April 14, 2015

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Neither free trade nor protection: how to change what we think about trade – by Bill Dunn

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Both traditional and heterodox theories of trade tend to assume that either trade must be free, or that it must be protected. But, as Dr Bill Dunn argues, we must break free from this binary, and by doing so change the nature of how we think about – and do – trade.

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March 31, 2015

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How does academic research really benefit business? By Federica Rossi and Aldo Geuna

imageRecent in-depth studies of companies that work with academics challenge some commonly held ideas about technology transfer. Dr Federica Rossi and Professor Aldo Geuna look at the evidence to determine the most effective ways that research can help business.

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March 26, 2015

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Does Regional Cooperation Lead to Sustainable Development? By Jonathan Verschuuren

Nasa_blue_marbleRegional organizations like the European Union and African Union claim that sustainable development is an important part of their remit.  Professor Jonathan Verschuuren considers how successful they are in putting this idea into practice.

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