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Alan Shipman

Alan Shipman

Alan Shipman is a lecturer in economics at the Open University.

Research interests:
Personal finance, currently focusing on the disintegration of insurance pools and the disincentives to household saving. Other active interests in: Chinese multinational business; impact of ‘academisation’ on knowledge; social economics; foundations of the market economy.

How vanishing debt costs helped the UK forget about a never-ending deficit

Aug 31, 2017 14:53 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

When the UK government found 1 billion to for Northern Ireland to secure Democratic Unionist parliamentary support, critics accused it of turning to the same magic money tree it had previously mocked others for believing...

Banks like RBS still look risky, but getting too tough could cause greater problems

Dec 04, 2016 22:55 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Even in less politically volatile times, the news that the UKs biggest bank, RBS, failed the Bank of Englands toughest ever stress tests would have dampened financial spirits. The bank must now raise an extra 2 billion to...

Why New York rent controls won't work in London

Mar 30, 2016 12:27 pm UTC| Insights & Views Real Estate

Unaffordable rents have put New York Citys fabled diversity and creativity at risk. They have forced artists, small businesses and lower-income households out of the central areas, leaving them a monocultural wasteland of...

Briferendum Series

Boris delivers Brexit body blow for sterling, but long term picture is murkier

Feb 23, 2016 01:01 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Most prospective prime ministers would be mildly embarrassed if a boost to their chances made financial markets plunge. But Boris Johnson is doubtless gratified that his backing for Brexit led to the pounds biggest one-day...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries climb ahead of Fed Chair Powell, FOMC members’ speeches

The U.S. Treasuries climbed Friday ahead of the Federal Reserves Chair Jerome Powells speech, coupled with a host of FOMC speeches through the day, as well namely Evans, Bostic and Kaplan. The yield on the benchmark...

German bunds gain even as Ifo business climate tops market expectations in April

The German bunds gained during European session Friday as investors have shrugged off the higher-than-expected Ifo business climate index for the month of April, released today. The German 10-year bond yields, which...

German bunds gain even as Ifo business climate tops market expectations in April

The German bunds gained during European session Friday as investors have shrugged off the higher-than-expected Ifo business climate index for the month of April, released today. The German 10-year bond yields, which...

USD/KRW likely to trade between 1,060-1,085 with upward bias given rising geopolitical uncertainties, says Scotiabank

The USD/KRW currency pair is expected to range trade between 1,060 and 1,085 with an upward bias given rising geopolitical uncertainty. Also, the South Korean exporters dollar selloff will provide some support to the KRW...

New Zealand bonds close higher on safe-haven demand as rising global uncertainties threaten risk sentiments

New Zealand bonds closed higher Friday as investors tilted towards safe-haven assets, following a rise in ongoing global uncertainties after United States President Donald Trump cancelled an upcoming summit with North...

Politics

The first terrorist act in Indonesian prison: the triggers and how to prevent them

Indonesia witnessed another terrorist act last week. But, this time, it occurred in a maximum-security detention centre located at the polices Mobile Brigade headquarters in Depok, West Java. More than 150 terrorist...

Would America vote for Oprah for president?

America has had a black president. Is the country ready for a black president who is also a woman? Speculation about the candidacy of Oprah Winfrey makes clear that some voters think so. Granted, Winfrey says she...

Lawyers keep secrets locked up – so they get asked to do the dirty work

Lawyers seem to at the center of lot of scandals lately. President Donald Trumps personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, whose office and hotel were raided by the FBI, is only the latest example. Harvey Weinsteins law firm...

Rise of cryptocurrencies could curb American power

There has been a lot of talk in foreign policy circles of the coming post-American world in which the international system will transition from a unipolar to a multipolar system. But, as we currently stand, the US remains...

Debate: On secularism in the 21st century

In January 2018 the French commemorated the Charlie Hebdo attacks that occurred three years earlier. The expression of American solidarity then toward the victims in France was quick and unwavering just as it was in the...

Science

Scientists Just Found A Black Hole That Is Eating Everything In Its Path

Black holes are some of the most terrifying subjects in the realm of science. Not only do they offer a glimpse into the raw power that is present in the universe, they also invoke undefinable terror in those who imagine...

Salt Could Prevent Hearing Loss After An Explosion

In movies, whenever a bomb goes off or an explosion occurs, there is that iconic moment where sounds are muffled and there is a high-pitched ring that pervades the whole scene. While films can go over-the-top with regards...

Scientists Want To Make Dogs Live Longer

Dogs are some of the most endearing creatures on the planet and one of the most tragic things about them is their short lives, at least when compared to humans. Depending on the breed, they can live from 7 to 15 years, on...

700,000-Year-Old Find Proves Early Humans Settled The Philippines Longer Than Previously Thought

Archeologists recently made a monumental discovery in the Philippines that pushes back the earliest period of human settlement in the region that was previously thought by over 600,000 years. Rhino bones and tools that...

States Sue EPA Over Rollbacks Of Environmental Protection Regulations

The Trump administration might not believe in climate change and could not care less about the environment, but the rest of the US does. This is why 18 states so far are now suing the Environmental Protection Agency for...

Technology

'Overwatch' Developers Explain Why A Sequel Is Not Yet In The Pipeline

In the surging success of video games designed based on Battle Royale themes, it is remarkable how a multiplayer shooter such as Overwatch manages to, not only maintain its fanbase, but also gather support from more gamers...

Apple Bags $539 Million in Damages From Patent Infringement Lawsuit vs. Samsung

After a seven-year legal battle, the jury has decided that Apple is entitled to a $539 million payment in damages over a patent infringement case against their top smartphone industry rival, Samsung. The said amount...

Epic Games Reveals 'Fortnite' V5 State of Development Brings Playground Mode And More Optimizations

Fortnite developer Epic Games revealed the next set of patches and new contents, including a new Playground mode and several optimizations, arriving through the games fifth State of Development update. In a recently...

Exposed T-Mobile Domain Could Have Leaked Private Customer Information

A security flaw was recently discovered hiding in T-Mobile domain that could have been exploited to gather customers private information. According to reports, the vulnerability was found in one of T-Mobiles subdomains...

PlayStation 5 Is Three Years Away, At Least

While rumors have been swirling around the web for some time now that the PlayStation 5 would be announced this year, Sony has just squashed these hearsays like a bug. According to the company, the next generation of its...
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