Studies have suggested social media is rife with disinformation, with surveys showing a high proportion of people have been exposed to false or misleading claims about COVID-19, fuelling dramatic headlines. But our six-week diary study of news […]
Covid-19 is resetting the way we talk about economics
Professor Wendy Carlin (UCL Economics) discusses how Covid-19 will change the way people talk about public policy and the economy, from general conversation to academic rhetoric and more formal language. Like the […]
Collaborating with tech companies is key for fighting COVID-19
Writing in Nature, the group from UCL, i-sense, Chatham House, Diagonal Works, Imperial College London and the London School for Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, led by Professor Rachel McKendry (UCL and Director of i-sense […]
How different countries are reacting to the COVID-19 risk and their governments’ responses
Researchers at the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication spent the weekend surveying people’s attitudes towards the risk of coronavirus, and their governments’ reactions. Here, Dr Alexandra Freeman takes us through data collected from the […]
What explains South Korea’s success at limiting Covid-19?
Writing for the Conversation, Dr Jung Won Sonn (Bartlett School of Planning, UCL) points to the importance of surveillance, with infected individuals tracked and their movements flagged online for all to see. […]
Will people do as they are told?
The UK Government is currently asking people to limit non-essential contact and travel to work from home, in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. But it has not – to date – put […]
Why are there so few coronavirus cases in Russia and Africa?
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in Wuhan, China in December 2019, we have seen the virus spread to over 160 countries. Several countries have experienced large outbreaks, including China, South Korea, Italy, Iran, Spain […]
Skipping breakfast linked to lower test scores
Researchers from the University of Leeds have for the first time demonstrated a link between eating breakfast and GCSE performance for secondary school students in the UK. Adding together all of a […]
Why do people overlook income inequality?
In 2012, the late Alan Krueger, who was at that time the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors, gave a speech that highlighted income inequality as one of the major causes […]
What the 19th-century fad for anti-slavery sugar can teach us about ethical Christmas gifts
With shopping days to Christmas and New Year fast running out, how many of us are thinking about the ethics behind what we buy? This can be a difficult area to understand, […]
Money can’t buy love for the EU but economic opportunity can
Financial investment by the European Union into certain geographic areas does not endear local citizens to the EU unless it is coupled with new employment opportunities, a new study from the London […]
November 27, 2019: FLI seminar: The Presence of China in Africa
Organising committee: The Future Leadership Institute Antwerp The Future Leadership Institute Antwerp will be organizing its first session on the 27th of November 2019 at the prestigious Paleis op de Meir, Antwerp, […]
Modern Day Presidential
Trump’s use of social media has provoked outrage, but like many of his predecessors, the president is a symbol of the age. “My use of social media is not Presidential – it’s MODERN […]
Brexit May Be Less Disruptive Than AI
Ongoing uncertainty around the UK’s decision to leave the EU is not the only worry for British businesses Brexit is not the only issue that UK businesses should be concerned about, according […]