Guest Blog: What has economics got to do with perinatal depression?

14 July 2015

First published 14 July 2015 in Civil Society Governance. Read the original post here .

Andrea Lee explains how, despite not knowing much about the specific issues, she was able to bring her skills as a government economist to the challenges being faced by Family Action.

I had no idea what...

Celebrating Volunteers' Week: how employers benefit

5 June 2015

Most volunteers probably don't give up their time to make their employer happy, but many organisations are becoming more aware of the importance of volunteering, as part of their corporate responsibility, and for the benefits it brings to employees.

We have already talked about the benefits to society, and the benefits to the individual from volunteering, but our experience, and our economist volunteers, tell us that professional...

Celebrating Volunteers' Week: the benefits to volunteers

3 June 2015

Yesterday we shared some information about the economic value that volunteering can create, but there are also private benefits for individual volunteers, and they may be even greater than volunteers might expect.

Benefits for volunteers

Survey data have shown there is a wide range of personal benefits from volunteering: a sense of satisfaction, achievement and enjoyment, new experiences and skills,...

Gus O'Donnell's blog on "Better Government"

8 November 2013

This piece by Lord O'Donnell originally featured in the Constitution Unit Blog on 29th October 2013.

Better Government: Gus O’Donnell answers back

Six months ago i gave my inaugural lecture as a UCL visiting professor which has just appeared as an article for Political Quarterly. My aim was to present...

The "Enlightened Economist" blog

25 June 2013

Diane Coyle writes about her lecture for PBE last night, and some of the responses to it - positive and negative - on her Enlightenment Economics blog: Positive, normative and provocative economics.