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"Applying a game theory approach is actually quite insightful since it provides a logical way of picking through the various claims and counter-claims of those in favour of and against leaving"

The Game Theory of Brexit

A classic economic game offers a hint of what Britain's chances are in the negotiations to come.

Opinion Former Articles

  • ESRC: 'What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth'

    The ESRC is delighted to announce the funding of the new independent 'What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth'.

  • ESRC: Research to kick-start the UK economy

    What will it take put the UK back on the path of sustained economic growth? A new report investigates the challenges the UK faces after the economic downturn and explores a range of initiatives across education, business, housing, industry, and innovation that could help kick-start growth.

  • CPAG: Fresh debate needed on making the economy fair

    Commenting on Ed Miliband’s speech today on the economy and living standards, Alison Garnham, Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, said: “The austerity agenda is hurting, but it’s not working. We’re standing on the brink of a disastrous surge in child poverty, which will come at great social and economic cost if we let it happen. So we welcome a fresh debate on how the wealthiest can make a fairer contribution, because right now it is families with children who are being made to carry the greatest burden, despite not being the cause of our economic crisis."

  • Unite: IFS forecast: sack George Osborne

    Unite, Britain's biggest union, has called the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne an 'unmitigated disaster' and has called for him to be sacked following the latest economic forecast from the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

  • Cameroon and Miliband share views on business ethics - but not solutions

    Cameron: I agree with Ed Miliband

    David Cameron agreed with Ed Miliband's assessment of business ethics even though he questioned his prescriptions, the prime minister has admitted.

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