Recent research shows that the east sides of major UK cities have historically been the poorest due to industrial pollution. This has resulted in unequal distribution of social classes across cities that is still evident today.

The 2017 Royal Economic Society Annual Conference will be held at the University of Bristol on 10-12 April 2017.

This is a prestigious event, organised by one of the world's most esteemed economics associations.

Professor Simon Burgess' research shows that low-achieving students respond to incentives to increase their effort and engagement at school - and the behaviour improvement shows up in much improved GCSE results. 

HM Treasury officials used algorithms created by Professor Edmund Cannon and colleagues to inform government pension policy.

The team's research in this area began in 2000 as part of an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) project on retirement behaviour.


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