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The Market for Beauty

Aristotle is quoted as saying: “Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.” Perhaps he was waxing poetic about the soul, or perhaps he was foreseeing beauty-based discrimination in the labour market. Joel Lee explores the phenomenon of beauty premiums in the workplace and how economics can help us resolve it.

Ageing: An impost on prosperity?

The world’s population is getting older, and the economic implications of this are yet to come. Join Wesley as he outlines the scale of this issue and what could be done about it.

Digitalisation and the generation left behind

Digitalisation is a global phenomenon affecting every country’s labour market, promising positive changes for society and business. Despite this, digitalisation also poses risks for older workers who are not digital natives. Join Gloria as the navigates the policy implications of ensuring these workers are not left behind.