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Impact case studies: Economics

Read some research impact case studies from the Department of Economics.

Reducing civilian casulaties from military actions


Professor Michael Spagat’s ground-breaking research on civilian casualties of war has influenced the practices of NATO, the British military and humanitarian organisations, leading to a reduction in the number of civilian casualties arising from military actions in Afghanistan.

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Influencing government policies on wages and unemployment

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Professor Jonathan Wadsworth’s research into the effects of immigration on the labour market, which found that the effect on wages and employment depends on whether native born workers are skilled or unskilled, has influenced the development of Government policies.

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