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Franz Buscha

Policy Matters: How economists can inform policymakers in the Home Office

Franz Buscha
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Policy Matters

Policy Matters: How economists can inform policymakers in the Home Office
In this episode of Policy Matters, hosts Franz Buscha and Matt Dickson are joined by Steve Machin, Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, and a leading expert in the economics of crime. We might not initially think that economists have much to say on crime and policing, but Steve explains how the choice to commit crime can be thought of like any other choice that involves weighing up the costs and benefits. As such, when the prices of goods on the black market change or the chances of being caught change there is a response in crime rates. Similarly, when individuals are made to stay in school longer, this leads to a reduction in crime as those with more education can earn more in the labour market and so crime is less attractive. Steve goes on to highlight a number of ways in which the economics of crime research has led to changes in policy that have had positive results for society.
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Matt Dickson, Steve Machin


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: What can we expect from the Budget and how big a threat are Labour's tax plans?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: What can we expect from the Budget and how big a threat are Labour's tax plans?
With this year’s Budget moved to Monday, 29 October, we bring you a pre-Budget special. This is Money editor Simon Lambert, assistant editor Lee Boyce and host Georgie Frost debate the key areas that might feature in Chancellor Philip 'Spreadsheet' Hammond’s tax and spending review. This includes housing, inheritance tax, pensions and a whole host more, as he tries to find £20 billion down the back of the Treasury sofa for the promised NHS boost. But this Budget has some extra spice, with both Brexit and a Labour party whose main policy idea seems to be to force another General Election, which it thinks it can win. We discuss what the Government needs to focus on to stamp out the Labour challenge and just how the economy is looking ahead of Brexit. One time Labour donor Lord Sugar is threatening to leave the country if Jeremy Corbyn comes into power, thanks – in large part – to its threat of a barrage of tax rises. How big is the threat from Corbyn and co - and what can you do to protect your family from a potential overhaul of pensions, Isas, capital gains and even transferring wealth to a spouse?
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Simon Lambert


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Simon Rose

Motley Fool Money: Taking Stock in Cannabis

Simon Rose
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Taking Stock in Cannabis
Want to keep up with the latest earnings updates from the States? Well join Chris Hill and the Motley Fool Radio Show team here on Share Radio, direct from Washington DC, for news, views and analysis of the US stocks that matter. In this week's show: Netflix adds seven million subscribers for the quarter and crushes Wall Street expectations; Analysts Andy Cross, Jason Moser, and Jeff Fischer talk about Netflix’s latest numbers and delve into earnings from American Express, Atlassian or Domino’s.
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Chris Hill


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Ed Bowsher

The Big Call: Where next for technology?

Ed Bowsher
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The Big Call

The Big Call: Where next for technology?
The technology sector has had a serious wobble in the last fortnight. Ed Bowsher asks what’s next for this part of the market and whether now is a good time to invest. He speaks to Howie Li of Legal & General Investment Management and Hector McNeill of HAN ETF.
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Howie Li, Hector McNeill


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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset: Addicted to Speaking

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset: Addicted to Speaking
Adam talks to Mark Stephen Pooler a professional public speaker and coach who became a drug addict in his teenage years as a result of bullying throughout his childhood. Mark shares how a near death experience when he was clinically dead for a few minutes became the wake up call he needed to pursue a life on stage in the industry of professional speaking. Mark shares how people can fight through nerves and find their voice and why public speaking is an important skill for people from all backgrounds.
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Mark Stephen Pooler


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Kate Andrews

IEA: Housing Addressed

Kate Andrews
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IEA show

IEA: Housing Addressed
How can we solve the housing crisis? Why is there such a massive supply-side problem? What is the greenbelt, and how come it's not all as green as you might think? FREER Director Rebecca Lowe and FREER Co-Chairs Lee Rowley MP and Luke Graham MP are joined by Simon Clarke MP to discuss Simon's recent FREER paper, 'Housing Addressed', which includes innovative proposals that could free up land for 1.5 million new homes across England, while also ensuring better protections for the environment.
Guests:

Rebecca Lowe, Lee Rowley, Luke Graham, Simon Clarke


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Sue Dougan

Track Record: Alistair Gilfillan

Sue Dougan
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Track Record

Track Record: Alistair Gilfillan
Alistair Gilfillan has recently been awarded the title ‘UK Young Banker Of The Year’, thanks to his innovative ideas around community banking. He works in market risk reporting for Lloyds Banking Group, having joined under the company’s graduate trainee scheme. He’s worked in youth work, guided by his strong Christian faith; he’s also had time in recruitment and almost became a K-Pop composer - something he may well have pursued had it not been for other commitments at the time! Some of his musical works have been published and that remains one of his big hobbies. He’s also a self-confessed numbers geek!
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Alistair Gilfillan


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Georgie Frost

Prop Cast: Potential Pitfalls

Georgie Frost
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Prop Cast

Prop Cast: Potential Pitfalls
This is the second of a two part guide for first time buyers. In this episode, Russell and Paula walk you through the buying process, including helping you navigate the potential pitfalls.

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Ed Bowsher

The Business of Film: First Man, Small Foot, and Bad Times at The El Royale

Ed Bowsher
The Business of Film: First Man, Small Foot, and Bad Times at The El Royale
James Cameron-Wilson is keen on three new films this week: 'First Man', a biopic of Neil Armstrong; 'Small Foot', an animated kids film; and 'Bad Times at the El Royale', a thriller set in a seedy Nevada hotel. James also highlights his 'DVD of the week': 'Il Postino', an arthouse hit from the 90s.
Guest:

James Cameron Wilson


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Ed Bowsher

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Unilever and the banks

Ed Bowsher
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The Week That Was

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Unilever and the banks
Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, looks at the latest results from Unilever and tobacco giant, British American Tobacco. Looking ahead, Graham discusses upcoming results from three of the biggest banks: RBS, Barclays and Lloyds.
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Graham Spooner


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Ed Bowsher

Gadgets and Gizmos: New robot vacuum that can empty itself

Ed Bowsher
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets and Gizmos: New robot vacuum that can empty itself
Our technology expert, Steve Caplin, is excited by Amazon's new version of the Kindle which is waterproof for an hour and can store 4000 books. He also looks at new robot vacuums which can empty themselves.
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Steve Caplin


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Ed Bowsher

The Bigger Picture: Brexit, John Bercow and Universal Credit

Ed Bowsher
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Brexit, John Bercow and Universal Credit
Mike Indian, author of The Groucho Tendency blog, explains how the UK may still avoid a 'no-deal Brexit'. He also argues that the Speaker of the House of Commons, should step down from his role immediately following Dame Laura Cox's report on harassment and bullying at Westminster. And finally, Mike explains why the Universal Credit could be a disaster for the Conservative party.
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Mike Indian


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