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LSE Connect Summer 2014

Welcome to the online version of LSE’s alumni magazine

LSE Connect is published in June and December and mailed free of charge to over 100,000 LSE alumni worldwide. The magazine is also read by current and prospective students, current and former staff, visitors and friends of the School.

Summer 2014 issue

 LSE connect summer 2014

To read the current issue online, click the magazine cover on the right or read the main articles below. If you prefer, you can download a full PDF Summer 2014, or individual articles below, for personal use.



Savings on sanity

Good costs, bad costs: it pays to invest wisely in global mental health, argues Martin Knapp.

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Knocking on haven's door

Gabriel Zucman calls for tougher action on tax evasion.

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A footballer

Rules of the game

Ignacio Palacios-Huerta tests theories on the football pitch and alumnus Chris McLaurin describes China's newest league.

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Jonathan Leape

From cities to states

Jonathan Leape explains how international experts and country-embedded teams channel ideas into action at the International Growth Centre.

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Oriana Bandiera

What makes us tick?

An interview with Oriana Bandiera about her work on incentives and motivation.

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Cartoon figures reading newspaper

Let's get emotional

How does emotional language in news reporting affect our behaviour? Sophie Lecheler describes her findings.

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Charlotte Shaw

LSE in time

Maddy Wall offers a selection of posts from LSE's interactive Timeline.

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Opinion: Conor Gearty

Conor Gearty and the trial of the baby boomers. 

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A pair of hands holding on to bars

LSE and me: Jane Howard

Jane Howard (BSc Economics, 1974) explains how the concepts she learnt at LSE have helped her communicate the vision of Fair Trails International.

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Pippa Malmgren

Alumni at large: Pippa Malmgren 

In the aftermath of 9/11, everything Dr Pippa Malmgren (MSc Internation Relations 1986, PhD 1991) had worked towards would be defined by what she did in seven minutes.

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Also included in the print edition

Headline news
LSE campus: Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
LSE icons: from our picture archives
Research update
Q&A: Craig Calhoun and Patrick Mears

Alumni news, events, reunions, group activities and alumni survey results 
Thank you: how you've helped

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