The 'London effect' of increased pupil performance is caused by the capital's ethnic mix, argues Professor Simon Burgess.
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Behavioural economics can effect small changes in the way people act. But does it work in tackling big societal issues?
The Enterprise Research Centre works to discover what drives the growth of SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises). What makes them successful, who are today's entrepreneurs and what can government and providers of finance do to make more SMEs more successful?
A new leaflet is highlighting research impacts from the Secondary Data Analysis Initiative, ranging from childcare to car use.
A review of past and ongoing research into children's play, co-funded by the ESRC with Unilever, has explored issues around various types of play.
Police have 24-hour window to halt cyberhate messages after terrorist event, shows research on social media.
The last few years are unlikely to be remembered for a great change in inequality between rich and poor - the real story has been the divergent experiences of young and old.
How and why do young people’s attitudes to foreign policy differ from their elders?
Sixty million people around the world are currently displaced by war, conflict or persecution, a UN report has revealed. According to Professor Derek McGhee at the ESRC Centre for Population Change, the causes behind such a massive displacement are complex.
In June 1996 ESRC took the leap online by launching its first website - see how it has developed through the years.