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Time for a new poor law? Elizabethan ideas win economics prize10 Jul 1:01am

Time for a new poor law? Elizabethan ideas win economics prize

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Family take share of £100,000 award with study of UK’s golden eras of growth including pioneering welfare system Britain could look back more than 400 years to the reign of Queen Elizabeth I for inspiration on how to reboot the economy and tackle inequality, according to a joint winner of one of the most valuable prizes in economics. Simon Szreter, a professor of history and public policy at Cambridge University, his wife, Hilary Cooper, an economics consultant, and their son Ben Szreter, the chief executive of a community-based charity in Cambridge, were collectively one of two winners of the inaugural
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