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Inaugural social science and law interdisciplinary conference: inequality and the rule of law

Inaugural social science and law interdisciplinary conference: inequality and the rule of law

The recent Inaugural Social Science and Law Interdisciplinary Conference, held at Jesus College in Cambridge, brought together leading academics from law and the social sciences, including economics, to discuss inequality and the rule of law in the global north and the rising powers, particularly China. Their purpose was to explore how law can be used… Read more

The new legal and economic challenges facing the government as the UK negotiates a Brexit deal

The new legal and economic challenges facing the government as the UK negotiates a Brexit deal

By Boni Sones, Parliamentary Radio, CBR, University of Cambridge In this Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge 40 minute audio documentary podcast on the Post-Brexit Options for the UK: Combining Legal and Economic Analysis we summarise the key points of our 11 key speakers at our recent Workshop held on 30th March 2017. You… Read more

Brexit: the WTO option

Brexit: the WTO option

by Lorand Bartels, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge In this Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge series of podcasts on the Post-Brexit Options for the UK: Combining Legal and Economic Analysis we take a closer look at how the WTO rules impact on the UK’s trading relationships. Whatever happens with the Brexit negotiations,… Read more

Post-Brexit options for the UK: combining legal and economic analysis

Post-Brexit options for the UK: combining legal and economic analysis

By Boni Sones, policy associate CBR Brexit will probably not be the economic catastrophe that many have feared, but uncertainty over the UK’s future trading relationship with the EU and legal complexities stemming from the Great Repeal Act will chill business relationships for the foreseeable future , say lawyers and economists meeting in Cambridge the… Read more

Hinkley Point C revisited

Hinkley Point C revisited

by Simon Deakin, Charlotte Sausman & David Howarth, University of Cambridge Further developments in the Nuclear Power Contract The contract to build Hinkley Point C signed in September 2016 by Ministers and EDF energy and the Chinese company CGN is by far the most complex and one of the longest running UK contracts agreement ever entered into by… Read more

Brexit, labour rights and migration: what’s really at stake

Brexit, labour rights and migration: what’s really at stake

  by Professor Simon Deakin, Director, Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge Podcast by Boni Sones, OBE, Policy Associate at the CBR and Executive Producer, ParliamentaryRadio.com In a new podcast Simon Deakin, the Director of the Centre for Business Research and Professor of Law at the University of Cambridge examines the issue of whether… Read more

High household debt and extreme house prices threaten the UK economy and the Chancellor won’t balance his budget by 2019/20, says a new economic forecast from the Centre for Business Research – Winter 2015

High household debt and extreme house prices threaten the UK economy and the Chancellor won’t balance his budget by 2019/20, says a new economic forecast from the Centre for Business Research – Winter 2015

A new forecast for the UK economy – Winter 2015 – has been launched by the CBR. The authors of the report are Dr Graham Gudgin and Ken Coutts, of the Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge; and Professor Neil Gibson and Jordan Buchanan, of the Economic Policy Centre, Ulster Business School, the Ulster… Read more