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Surprising Levels of Integrity – the Economics of Publishing – Part 1

Publishing as an industry is a bit of an odd beast. Your usual model for an industry is to take some raw materials, combine them in some way with labour to add value, this gives your product which you sell. … Continue reading

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The impact of a new Birmingham Airport

So there have been proposals submitted suggesting a massive increase in capacity for Birmingham Airport might be a viable approach to easing the constraints on flights. http://www.birminghamairport.co.uk/meta/about-us/planning-and-development/airport-master-plan.aspx and http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-22819552 and also: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/birmingham-airport-unveils-plan-to-take-70-million-passengers-in-bold-test-to-heathrows-air-supremacy-8651450.html It is an interesting, if very difficult, question … Continue reading

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3 Reasons Why Transport Needs Good Economists

Every discipline has its challenges. In this post I briefly list some of the challenges to economists that arise in transport planning; these are those things that make it just a bit more complicated than it might be. 1) The … Continue reading

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