Creating more liveable cities - Ricky Burdett was instrumental in the legacy design of the London Olympic Park and ensuring its long-term benefitsCraig Calhoun, Director of LSE, on facing the future.Dr Ilka Gleibs on how women footballers can boost performance by overcoming negative stereotypes.Campaigning: causes and connections - The public face of campaigning is celebrated at this free LSE Library exhibition, open until 31 August 2015

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Link between intelligence and longevity is mostly genetic

The tendency of more intelligent people to live longer has been shown, for the first time, to be mainly down to their genes by new research published in the International Journal of Epidemiology.

Less able, better off kids more likely to become high earners than bright poor kids
New research, conducted by LSE's Abigail McKnight for the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission, has exposed the reality of a glass floor in British society that protects less-able better-off children from falling down the social ladder as they become adults. 

Single currency has led to increase in generosity, decrease in national pride

New research from LSE shows that countries who have adopted the Euro single currency in the past decade have experienced a decline in national pride.

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Michael Hayman

How Business Can be a Force for Good

Business as usual is over. Belief is the new currency and to succeed you must follow new rules: purpose as the route to profit; mind share to gain market share. At this event you will discover the secrets of some of the world's most renowned business leaders, and find out how to harness the power of purpose to win in business. Event date: Wednesday 12 August

 

What Economics and Public Policy Can Learn from Engineering Design 

Guru Madhavan will discuss the essentials of the engineering mind-set—based on narratives from his book Think Like an Engineer—and explore how the application of concepts including optimization, reliability, and efficiency could help inform and enhance approaches in economics and public policy. Event date: Wednesday 9 September

Inside the Nudge Unit: how small changes can make a big difference

A lecture by David Halpern, CEO of The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT), which was set up by 10 Downing Street in 2010 with the aim of being the world’s first government institution to use behavioural economics to examine and influence human behaviour; to essentially ‘nudge’ us into making better decisions for ourselves by applying psychology to policy. Event date: Tuesday 15 September

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Professor Frank Wilczek © Amity Wilczek

Speaker: Professor Frank Wilczek (pictured)
Recorded: Wednesday 8 July 2015, approx. 85 minutes                      

 

Speaker: Lord Meghnad Desai
Recorded: Thursday 9 July 2015

Speaker: Tim Marshall
Recorded: Monday 13 July 2015                                       

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Prime Ministers in Greece       

Prime Ministers in Greece: the paradox of power

Kevin Featherstone and Dimitris Papadimitriou

 
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