Saturday 5 July 2008

Blue for you

To celebrate the start of Summer, formally marked by the first stage of the Tour de France, today the Larp website takes on a cooling oceanic kind of blue (in fact it's the Bay of Naples, just off Ischia Porto). The site will go red again at the start of September.

Tuesday 6 May 2008

Economics | Enterprise, regulation and the business environment

Our Enterprise, regulation and business environment pages have been launched, with links to work since 2001 on policy to raise levels of entrepreneurship in the UK by creating an enterprise culture, tackling barriers to finance particularly for small firms with prospects of rapid growth, and tackling regulatory burdens.
The page also covers work on microeconomic policy responses to prepare the UK to gain from globalisation.

Monday 5 May 2008

Economics | Environment | Cutting carbon and sustaining growth:

A new paper 'Cutting carbon and sustaining growth: the importance of valuing and trading carbon' has been published on our Environment page.

This speech - to the UK Network of Environmental Economists' Annual Conference (at The Royal Society, London, March 2008) - sets out the links between the economics of climate change and UK policy. It argues that it is nonsense to treble the current value of the shadow price of carbon, as some have argued, as the arguments for doing so effectively assume that the UK will act alone in tackling climate change. It also points to the creation of global markets in carbon, including the use of international credits towards UK emissions goals, as an imperative to generate capital flows to finance low-carbon technologies around the world on the scale required to avoid dangerous climate change.

The full paper is downloadable from - go to

Saturday 19 January 2008

New improved and

Our new site is up and running, with better, cleaner graphics and easier navigation.

- our economics pages are subdivided by subject making it easier to get to what you want;
- new content on the economics of the environment and climate change;
- there is a 'you are here' panel on each page so you can see where you are;
- you can now subscribe to get updates by e-mail when we put up new stuff; and
- for typeface fans, the new graphics make more use of Helvetica - hooray!

Some of our old cities and travel pages have been removed for now. We'll be updating and replacing them in the next few months.

Onward and upward,

Your pals at LARP.

Sunday 13 January 2008

Larpnet Updates

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