Research Highlights

Female economists are invited to write short non-technical summaries of some of their recent work. These are published below.


1st November 2020

Universal Basic Income: A Dynamic Assessment

Co-Author: Raquel Fernández

Universal basic income (UBI) — a set income that is given to all without any conditions — is making an important comeback in policy discussions in many countries. This is most likely the result of anxieties about automation and robotization, the depth of the last recession both in the US and in Europe, the stagnation of median wages over several decades in an era of rising inequality and, more recently, the large-scale increase in unemployment in response to the current epidemic. 

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1st November 2020

The Formation and Malleability of Dietary Habits: A Field Experiment with Low Income Families

Author: Michele Belot

In a recent working paper, The Formation and Malleability of Dietary Habits: A Field Experiment with Low Income Families, we evaluate two interventions aimed at encouraging healthier eating among young children from disadvantaged backgrounds. 

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