Carbon swap bank to beat climate change

Australian researchers have suggested that nations should abandon the concept of carbon emissions trading in favor of a carbon swap bank that might lead to genuine reductions in the amount of carbon dioxide greenhouse gas entering the atmosphere and…

Some firms benefit from increased spending despite recession

During recessions, increased spending on research and development and on advertising can benefit certain types of firms and punish others, according to researchers, who identified the firm types that spend most effectively.
More than 10,000 firm-…

Rewarding eco-friendly farmers can help combat climate change

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Financially rewarding farmers for using the best fertilizer management practices can simultaneously benefit water quality and help combat climate change, finds a new study by the University of Maryland’s Center for Integrat…

Who cleans the welfare state?

In this report Anna Gavanas, social anthropologist and associate professor at the Institute for Futures Studies, explores the dynamics of migration, social exclusion and labour market informalization through the lens of the domestic service sector i…

College job market to see slight rebound

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The national job market for college graduates should rebound slightly next year as many large corporations end hiring freezes and small, fast-growth companies continue helping reshape the economy, according to Michigan…

Oil will run dry before substitutes roll out

At the current pace of research and development, global oil will run
out 90 years before replacement technologies are ready, says a new
University of California, Davis, study based on stock market
expectations.
The forecast was published online…

Research reveals likely housing winners and losers

The Financial Markets Group at the London School of Economics carried out the research. It developed a life-cycle model to investigate how prices of housing (purchasing and renting), the overall economy and wealth distribution react to changes in te…

Half-time gamblers give stock market insight

Computer-modelled comparison of online football gamblers’ behaviour during play and during half-time shows distinct real-time differences, begging the question what motivates betting behaviour when play is not underway?
Research published today, …

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