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Renaud Foucart

Renaud Foucart

Senior Lecturer, Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster University
I am an applied microeconomic theorist. This means I try to understand real world puzzles by modelling strategic interactions. This has led me to work on topics as different as smoking bans, Islamic finance, environmental agreements, urban planning, the comeback of vinyl, online search aggregators and the impact of auditing courts on the selection of politicians. I hold a PhD from Université libre de Bruxelles. Since then I have worked in Oxford, Berlin, Nottingham and now Lancaster University.

Energy crisis: why French households are largely protected from soaring costs while British families struggle

Aug 15, 2022 17:39 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

British households are bracing for a winter of massive energy price increases. The average annual bill is forecast to rise above 4,000, which is more than three times what Britons were paying just 12 months ago. French...

Google loses appeal against €2.4 billion fine: tech giants might now have to re-think their entire business models

Nov 13, 2021 07:45 am UTC| Technology

Google is being fined 2.4 billion (2.1 billion) for hindering competition in the EU after a 2017 decision has been upheld on appeal by the general court of the European Union. This is a saga dating back over 15 years, in...

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Economy

The investment would let SK Inc., the holding company of SK Group, and SK Innovation Co., South Korea’s leading refiner, jointly develop next-generation SMR technologies.

SK Group affiliates have invested US$250 million in US nuclear reactor design firm TerraPower for joint business opportunities. The investment would let SK Inc., the holding company of SK Group, and SK Innovation Co.,...

Jack in the Box releases limited edition comic book about Star Wars legend Mark Hamill

Following Star Wars legend Mark Hamills recent visit to Jack in the Box, the fast food chain came up with a limited edition comic book about the never-before-told story of the actors early days working there. Hamill was...

The high-performance pieces include Unitefit technology– a fit system created with a spectrum of sizes, genders, and forms for a gender-neutral fit.

Adidas has collaborated with South African designer Thebe Magugu to create a new Tennis performance collection. The collection aims to inspire the next generation of tennis players to shape the future of the game and...

Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai now owns 63,075 shares of Under Armour, Inc. worth $981,000.

Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. increased its Under Armour, Inc. stake by 40.1 percent in the 1st quarter, buying 18,053 shares during the period According to its most recent filing with the SEC, the...

The ASICS GT-II’s predominantly greyscale finish is offset by the images of Japanese Chrysanthemum and Pink Heath flowers at the lateral heel and via the mesh base.

Australias Up There store and Japans ASICS sportswear are collaborating on a floral-inspired ASICS GT-II set to arrive at ASICS.com for $160. The ASICS GT-IIs predominantly greyscale finish is offset by the images of...

Politics

Iran's foreign ministry said Rushdie was deserving of the condemnation and no one has the right to accuse Tehran of the stabbing of the novelist.

Irans foreign ministry said Monday that they are not to blame for the stabbing of novelist Salman Rushdie. The ministry said Rushdie and his supporters are the ones who bear responsibility for the incident. The Iranian...

Former Afghan president Ashraf Ghani said the Afghan government was not included in the peace process talks between the US under the Trump administration and the Taliban.

This month marks one year since the Wests military forces withdrew from Afghanistan after nearly 20 years of war, leaving the Taliban to retake power in the country. The former president of Afghanistan recently voiced his...

Suu Kyi was sentenced to six more years in prison by the junta court, as the court found the ousted leader guilty of four out of six corruption charges.

This week, the junta court in Myanmar reportedly sentenced ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to six years in prison for corruption. Suu Kyi was found guilty of four out of the six corruption charges against her. A source...

Marking the anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japanese occupation, President Yoon Suk-yeol urged both countries to overcome historical disputes.

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol has urged the country to overcome its historical conflicts with Japan this week. Marking the anniversary of the end of Japans rule over the Korean peninsula, Yoon also reiterated the...

Science

Kubota Pharmaceutical charges 770,000 yen for a pair of Kubota Glass while offering a 100-percent satisfaction guarantee.

Kubota Pharmaceutical will sell specially designed glasses dubbed Kubota Glass, which it claims are able to reverse the effects of myopia. The glasses shine tiny lights at the retina to simulate short-distance blurring,...

When compared to the current approach of extracting methane gas from organic waste resources and then reforming it into hydrogen, the technology SK ecoplant is developing can cut the time needed for the manufacture of hydrogen by more than 20 times.

SK ecoplant Co. plans to develop a technology to produce hydrogen through a fermentation process where microorganisms eat and decompose organic matter in the absence of light When compared to the current approach of...

The research team completed a patent application, trademark application, and vegan certification for the research findings.

A Keimyung University research team has reproduced the taste and fragrance of civet coffee, known as kopi luwak, by scientifically identifying the digestion and fermentation conditions where civets live. Consequently,...

Landsat at 50: How satellites revolutionized the way we see – and protect – the natural world

Fifty years ago, U.S. scientists launched a satellite that dramatically changed how we see the world. It captured images of Earths surface in minute detail, showing how wildfires burned landscapes, how farms erased...

What do molecules look like?

What do molecules look like? Justice B., age 6, Wimberley, Texas A molecule is a group of atoms bonded together. Molecules make up nearly everything around you your skin, your chair, even your food. They vary...

Technology

Spotify offers a free three-month subscription to new users and a massive discount for existing users to reactivate their membership

Spotify is pursuing potential new subscribers by bringing back familiar offers. People who will sign up for Spotify Premium for the first time will get access to its exclusive features for free in the first three months....

Meta started testing ‘secure storage’ for Messenger chats and backup data with end-to-end encryption

Meta, formerly known as Facebook, announced a series of tests coming to the Messenger app focused on privacy features in the works. One of the features that entered testing is called secure storage which will allow people...

Nintendo is currently not planning a price hike for the Switch console amid increasing shipping costs and continuing supply chain constraints

Aside from continuing limitations in procuring parts to produce the gaming hardware, Nintendo recently confirmed it has seen increasing shipping costs. Despite these issues, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa said price...

‘Genshin Impact’ developer miHoYo will release the remaining updates for 2022 every 5 weeks

Genshin Impact developer miHoYo recently held an online stream for the games next major update. Aside from revealing details about the new content coming in version 3.0, the studio also announced that it would implement a...
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