This week, the Office for National Statistics held its Economic Forum at The University of Manchester. Here, Professor Diane Coyle reflects on the event and the case for more regional statistics. The city devolution deals mean the new combined authorities around the country have a pressing need for the statistics relevant to their geographies The […]
Do the new GDP figures prove that ‘all’s well that ends well’ for the Brexiteers?
This week, the first official GDP figures since the vote to leave the European Union were released by the Office for National Statistics. Although there was a slow down in the economic growth from 0.7% to 0.5%, the figures were stronger than some pessimistic economists had predicted. Professor Diane Coyle uses a Brexit lens to […]
Is the use of statistics leading to short-term economic thinking?
Diane Coyle asks if our use of economic statistics is distorting policy and making it focused on the short-term. When the same question crops up in some very different places, it is a signal of the importance of the issue. In two events recently, participants have challenged the role of the media in the economy. […]
Why the ‘radical’ post crash economics movement is missing a trick
The creation of a post crash economics society at the University of Manchester is being hailed as a radical new development. But is it really? Professor Georgina Waylen argues that feminist economics is currently being ignored – and yet it offers us new insights and innovative solutions. Despite its plea for a broader range of […]