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Carl Singleton

Carl Singleton

Lecturer in Economics, University of Reading
My research focuses on Macroeconomics and Labour Economics, with a special interest in understanding cyclical fluctuations and issues of economic inequality. I also have a growing interest in Sports Economics and do some football forecasting.

Football returns in empty stadiums – research shows home advantage disappears

May 20, 2020 15:54 pm UTC| Business

For millions of football fans, weve had nothing but repeats to watch to get our fix in recent months. But starting from May 16, elite European football kicks off, courtesy of the German Bundesliga. But there will be a few...

In defence of footballers

Apr 13, 2020 15:26 pm UTC| Sports

This is going to be a difficult argument to win but as sports economists, we are going to try to convince you that footballers are in the right. Though the season has been suspended, footballers themselves are back in...

Bury FC: the economics of an English football club's collapse

Sep 02, 2019 23:23 pm UTC| Insights & Views Sports

Bury Football Club has been expelled from the English Football League after 125 years of membership due to unpaid debts. This is a seismic event in football history. It is the first time a club has been expelled from the...

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Economy

FxWirePro: Sterling Looks Weaker On Gloomy Economic & Geopolitical Surface – Deploy ‘Debit Call Spreads’ To Hedge

The Corona crisis has hit the British economy comparatively hard. In addition, Brexit risks remain high, which is why we assume that the pound will continue to remain weak against the euro. Given that the UK and EU...

Macau begins bringing back gamblers from China

Macau has started reissuing tourist visas to bring gamblers back and keep casino operators from losing $15 million daily in expenses. The coronavirus lockdowns brought a severe downturn to the number of Macaus visitors...

US to label goods from Hong Kong as 'Made in China'

Good entering the US from Hong Kong after Sept. 25 will be labeled as Made in China, according to a notice in the US Federal Register. There are limited direct exports from Hong Kong, with most of the citys shipments to...

UK suffers 20.4% economic slump in Q2

The UK economy suffered its worst slump on record in the second quarter with a 20.4 percent plunge, the biggest of any major global economy. The slump, preceded by a 2.2 percent contraction in the first quarter, sent...

Greece's Preveza City leans on alternative tourism during pandemic

The pandemic opens up an opportunity for Preveza City, Greece, to promote alternative tourism, such as fishing and local life and culture related to the natural resources, says Constantin Koutsikopoulos, head of the...

Politics

Michelle Obama: Ex-FLOTUS, Oprah Winfrey, and many other influential women share why they vote

The November elections are shaping up to be a crucial one, with Donald Trump going against former vice president Joe Biden for the seat in the Oval Office. Former first lady Michelle Obama shares why she will be voting in...

Joe Biden, Kamala Harris make first joint appearance in Delaware

Joe Biden has officially announced that Senator Kamala Harris would become his running mate for the November elections. Following the announcement, the two will be making their first joint appearance as presidential and...

Donald Trump: Major companies speak out against POTUS' employment visa restrictions

Donald Trump is known for his anti-immigrant policies and is constantly pushing his America First agenda. Following his administrations announcement on employment visa restrictions, many major companies such as Apple,...

Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump once donated to Kamala Harris' attorney general reelection campaign

Since the news that California Senator Kamala Harris was chosen to be Joe Bidens running mate in the upcoming November elections, Donald Trump and his campaign have taken the opportunity to launch their attacks against the...

Science

Climate change: Arctic region may be completely thawed out by 2035, researchers claim

Alongside the COVID-19 pandemic is the fight against climate change, which is now occurring at an accelerated rate in some parts of the worlds polar regions. Unfortunately, researchers have predicted a grim outcome of the...

Asteroids: NASA reveals potentially hazardous asteroid 2011 ES4 to pass by closer than the Moon

Space agencies such as NASA are constantly on the lookout for asteroids that would wander into the Earths orbit. With the news of one particularly hazardous asteroid making its way Earthbound, NASA revealed when it will be...

NASA: Lucy mission passes important milestone in preparation for Trojan asteroid mission

NASA is currently preparing for several missions such as the Artemis mission, the future Mars missions, and the Lucy mission. The agency has now made progress on the Lucy mission as it was revealed that it has now passed...

Mars mission: Colonizing the Red Planet is best done under the surface, says scientists

The future Mars mission will see astronauts setting foot on the Red Planet for the first time, with space agencies hoping to colonize Earths neighboring planet successfully. According to scientists, the best chance of...

Technology

‘PUBG Mobile’: OnePlus owners get first taste of 90fps frame rate through Sept. 6

The new normal for PUBG Mobile would soon include playing the game in 90 frames per second. OnePlus smartphone owners, however, are getting the first taste of the frame rate boost until early September. PUBG Mobile...

‘Halo Infinite’ won’t be released with Xbox Series X; delay to 2021 confirmed

Halo Infinite was not just a sequel game fans have been waiting for years. It has also been billed as the launch game for Microsofts next-generation console Xbox Series X. That will not be the case anymore as the next...

‘The Last of Us Part 2’ video leak suggests multiplayer tests were done as recent as March

The rumor mill for the The Last of Us Part 2 multiplayer has recently restarted after another video leak. Aside from playing with friends, the leak suggests playing as a group of Seraphites could be an option. The Last...

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ Lifepath details revealed in Night City Wire episode 2

Lifepaths have been one of the anticipated features of CD Projekt Reds upcoming RPG. Luckily, the second episode of Night City Wire released on Monday revealed more information on how choosing among the Nomad, Street Kid,...
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