The Cambridge Center

The Cambridge Centre for the Humanities and Social Change, hosted by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, is developing two four-year projects to investigate the interface between technology, expertise and social change: Giving Voice to Digital Democracies & Expertise under pressure.

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Economists in the City

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When and why did the expertise and knowledge of economists become so highly valued in the world of public policy? Our blogged conference explores this question by bringing together historians of economics, economists, urban policy experts and social scientists.

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Economists in the City #7

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Regions and Cities: Policy Narratives and Policy Challenges in the UK by Philipp McCann

Economists in the City #6

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Technology as a Driver of Agglomeration by Diane Coyle

Economists in the City #5

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Urban Agglomeration, City Size and Productivity: Are Bigger, More Dense Cities Necessarily More Productive? by Ron Martin

Citizen Science in a Pandemic: A Fleeting Moment or New Normal?

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Text by Katie Cohen. The current pandemic has in many ways brought the world to a sudden halt. Across the globe many are unable to work, children can’t go to school and the ways in which we used to socialise are no longer safe. Instead, we are trying to engage with the outside world while…

Economists in the City #4

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The Institutionalization of Regional Science In the Shadow of Economics by Anthony Rebours

Mask or No Mask? A look at UK’s policy over time.

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Text by EuP’s co-investigator Dr Emily So assisted by research associate Dr Hannah Baker. I was born and raised in Hong Kong. During the Covid-19 pandemic, my friends and family have told me that if you don’t wear a face mask/covering, you are the odd one out. Vending machines selling disposable face masks are common and…

Searching for the facts in a global pandemic

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In times of great uncertainty, such as global pandemics, the appetite for reliable and trustworthy information increases. We look to official authorities and our peers for guidance. However, as has quickly become evident, the veracity and authenticity of information being circulated is not always sound. As people are increasingly connected to their devices, checking social…

Economists in the City #3

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From Cities to Nations: Jane Jacobs’ Thinking about Economic Expansion by Cédric Philadelphe Divry

Economists in the City #2

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Cities and Space: Towards a History of ‘Urban Economics’ by Beatrice Cherrier & Anthony Rebours

Economists in the City #1

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Economists in the City: Reconsidering the History of Urban Policy Expertise: An introduction, by Mike Kenny and Cléo Chassonnery-Zaïgouche