Blog Archives

Do biomarkers explain why some people are happier than others?

Alex Bryson and Petri Böckerman What makes us happy? It sounds a simple enough question. Intuitively, we know what we like – being with friends, going to the movies. In the moment, we know what’s likely to make us happy. Evidence from

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Research matters, Special educational needs and psychology

Are Public Servants Due A Pay Rise?

Alex Bryson and John Forth.  Should we be paying public servants more? Some have expressed disquiet over the long-term sustainability of the 1% cap on pay settlements first introduced in 2010 and due to continue until 2019/20. Independent experts who

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Employment and skills, Social sciences and social policy

Will Brexit increase British wages?

Alex Bryson and Michael White.  Has the employment of non-UK workers – particularly those from the European Union – reduced wages in Britain, and if so, by how much? Could restrictions on the employment of EU workers benefit British employees

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Evidence-based policy, Social sciences and social policy