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Bricks in the wall

As has been well-documented and discussed over recent years, girls are doing better at school than boys in the UK (although it hasn’t quite translated to the workplace yet). Various reasons have been put forward – including the fact that there … Continue reading

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Paid to do the Maths

I posted recently about work incentives and the difficult relationship between effort and money. A lot of traditional economic models assume that increasing monetary rewards increases the effort that workers choose to put in, and therefore performance. But sometimes, paying … Continue reading

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University is too cheap in the UK?

Contrast two common newspaper headlines about the university experience in the UK: 1) It’s horrendously expensive. The average graduate leaves with £25k worth of debt. It’s terrible and will put people off applying. 2) The number of people wanting to go to university … Continue reading

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