Dr Benjamin Smith is reader of Latin American history in the History department, specialising in modern Mexican history. Here he investigates how on 5 January 1940, Mexico’s left-wing president, Lázaro Cárdenas, signed the new Federal Regulation of Drug Addiction into law.
Professor Vera Troeger comments on new figures showing the highest rate of inflation in nearly two years
Professor of Quantitative Political Economy Vera Troeger in the Economics Department comments on the news that rising prices for clothes, hotel rooms and petrol have led to the highest rate of inflation in nearly two years, official figures show. Inflation rose to 1.0% in September, up from 0.6% in August, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
"On the one hand, you have a brand owner who considers itself to have the main negotiating power, since they feel consumers buy brands over categories. On the other hand, you have a powerful retailer who judges that consumers will not change behaviour simply because a selection of brands may not be available.", says Professor Nick Lee of Warwick Business School.
Marmite, PG Tips tea and Pot Noodles are among dozens of brands currently unavailable on Tesco's online site due to a dispute with Unilever. Two of our experts analyse the situation.
On World Thrombosis Day, Professor Annie Young comments on the challenge of thrombosis in people living with cancer.