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Is debt financing by firms good for economic growth?

by Dr Adelphe Ekponon, Research Associate, Cambridge Centre for Finance and Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance Dr Adelphe Ekponon In addition to internal funds, firms have two main sources of financing: equity and debt (in general, a mix of…

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Balancing equity and debt.

World Economic Forum: A ‘green interest rate?’ Fed digs into climate change economics

A study by Dr Kamiar Mohaddes, University Senior Lecturer in Economics & Policy at Cambridge Judge, is featured in a WEF article on the idea of a “green interest rate” considered by the US Federal Reserve. The study was recently…

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Scientific American: Warming will cost rich and poor countries alike

Further coverage of a study by Dr Kamiar Mohaddes, University Senior Lecturer in Economics & Policy at Cambridge Judge Business School, shows the potential effects of climate change on national economies. The study says seven per cent of global GDP…

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Oil & economics

New book co-edited by Dr Kamiar Mohaddes of Cambridge Judge Business School says stronger institutions can help oil-rich Arab countries avoid the 'resource curse'. Dr Kamiar Mohaddes A new book co-edited by Kamiar Mohaddes of Cambridge Judge Business School addresses…

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Oil fields.

Management Today: Elton John, Lord Weinstock and the 3-day week: A journey back to 1973

Michael Kitson, University Senior Lecturer in International Macroeconomics at Cambridge Judge, is cited in a recent Management Today article looking back at Britain in 1973 when the country joined the European Union. The article says many economic experts including Michael…

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World Economic Forum: Climate change will shrink these economies fastest

According to a report co-authored by Dr Kamiar Mohaddes, University Senior Lecturer in Economics & Policy at Cambridge Judge, seven per cent of global GDP will go by 2100 as a result of business-as-usual carbon emissions – including over 10…

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The Independent: Economists say Brexit is not good for troubling GDP

Michael Kitson, University Senior Lecturer in International Macroeconomics at Cambridge Judge Business School, writes about UK’s troubling GDP, economic outlook and what Brexit might bring. “Productivity in the UK has been sluggish since the financial crisis, and the most recent…

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The Washington Post: Branson: Pound could be just a dollar in ‘no-deal’ Brexit

Michael Kitson, University Senior Lecturer in International Macroeconomics at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on recent turbulence for the British currency. “First, the markets are wary about the prospects of a no-deal Brexit; second, there are concerns about Boris Johnson’s…

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The Telegraph: FA survey reveals enormous social and economic benefits of grass-roots football

Michael Kitson, University Senior Lecturer in International Macroeconomics at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments about the economic impact of amateur football. “Grass-roots football is ingrained in many local communities and, as this important report shows, makes substantial contributions to the…

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The ‘carry’ trade

The carry strategy in foreign exchange markets generates positive average returns over the long run, but it can experience losses when there are shifts from fixed to floating currency regimes, finds a new study co-authored by Dr David Chambers of…

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