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Stalling mortality and life expectancy trends in the UK 14 November 2019
Mortality and life expectancy improvements in the UK have been stalling substantially over the last decade. Analysis for our latest report, Stalling of mortality in the United Kingdom and Europe, has shown worrying trends of increased inequalities in life expectancy between the rich and the poor.
The report, written by Michael Murphy, Marc Luy and Orsola Torrisi and commissioned by The Health Foundation, focuses on unpacking discourses around these changes – detailing the influence of both long-term evolutions and short-term fluctuations on mortality in the UK – to systematically identify their magnitude and potential explanatory factors as far as possible with existing data.
Trade Policy Hub: LSE's first ICURe project2 October 2019
Our Trade Policy Hub has been awarded a place in the highly competitive ICURe Innovation-to-Commercialisation programme and received a £35k fund to carry out market validation of our research-based business idea.
ICURe is a 13-week programme piloted by the SETSquared partnership whilst funded by Innovate UK and HEFCE, to offer university researchers with commercially promising ideas up to £50k to ‘get out of the lab’ and validate their ideas in the marketplace. ICURe funds teams to assess whether there is a market for products or services that utilise their research and then, where there is evidence of market demand, licence or spinout the research into a company.
Sky High Economics: Capitalising on changing passenger behaviour in a connected world9 September 2019There is an immediate opportunity to gain $33 billion in market share for airlines that have successfully installed connected cabins.
Consumers are now connected for almost every waking hour in their everyday lives, as a result of increased engagement with search, social media, e-commerce and streaming. This behaviour provides a compelling business case that airlines can utilise to invest in the connected aircraft, monetising the migration of these consumer activities from the ground to the air and engendering loyalty in the process.
Division of Powers: Decentralisation in Europe3 July 2019On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), LSE Consulting and CASE-Poland collaborated with the CoR to deliver an update of the Division of Powers website.
The Division of Powers tool provides an overview of levels of political, administrative and fiscal decentralisation in all EU member states, (potential) candidate countries, and Eastern Partnership and Union for the Mediterranean countries.
Call for Proposals: Social Situation Monitor - Year 321 June 2019The Social Situation Monitor (SSM) is the European Commission’s observatory of employment and social developments in the EU. LSE Consulting and the SSM team would like to invite researchers to submit a research proposal for the third and final year of the Social Situation Monitor. We seek to select seven proposals for Research Notes to investigate the seven topics below relevant to the work of DG Employment:
1. Perceptions of fairness2. Determinants of access to services3. Quality, energy-efficient and affordable housing4. Working time and working time reduction5. Persistent risk of poverty and severe material deprivation6. Intra-EU mobility7. Green jobs: quality of work and future scenarios
Deadline: 31 August 2019
The Transformative Effect of Cloud on Firm Productivity and Performance13 June 2019Cloud can help deliver a 20% productivity enhancement in an integrated technology structure and when combined with best management practices. Cloud also facilitates accelerated time-to-market for products and releases, and is ushering a paradigm shift in how organisations implement technology.
Our latest report, The Transformative Effect of Cloud on Firm Productivity and Performance, written by Dr Alexander Grous, indicates that cloud continues to reduce technology and organisational costs while boosting development productivity by a factor of five in many cases and enhancing ROI.
Download the report to learn more.
Indian Elections 2019 - Expert Briefings9 April 2019India is one of the largest economies in the world and hosts the second largest population. The 2019 elections for a new parliament – with an eligible 900 million voters across India’s six regions – will have far reaching consequences, not only for its citizens but also for the wider world.
We offer ad-hoc briefings, expert insights presentations and project-specific consultancy to aid businesses in their decision-making and the design and implementation of their strategies when navigating the Indian landscape.
Social Situation Monitor - Call for abstracts: Socially fair transition to a green economy (deadline: 15 November 2019)5 March 2019The Social Situation Monitor team welcomes your abstract for an oral presentation at an SSM seminar that will take place in Brussels on 14 or 16 May 2019.
The aim of the seminar will be to present and discuss the latest research on the issue of just transitions in Europe.
Global Review of Diversity and Inclusion in Business Innovation11 February 2019Today, on International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we published our latest report on diversity and inclusion in business innovation, written by Dr Robyn Klingler Vidra.
Commissioned by Innovate UK, this LSE Consulting report provides a novel review of policy initiatives aimed at driving D&I in business innovation. The review develops a broad but precise understanding of what practices and strategies have worked, and which have not across ten countries.
Best B2B campaign 2018: Sky High Economics17 December 2018On 27 November, Ogilvy won the best B2B campaign award at the International Content Marketing Awards 2018 with their multi-platform campaign for Inmarsat around the research study ‘Sky High Economics’.
Social Situation Monitor - Call for abstracts: Social investment in Europe (deadline: 26 November 2018)21 November 2018The Social Situation Monitor (SSM) is the European Commission’s observatory of employment and social developments in the EU. As part of its research activities, the SSM team welcomes your abstract for an oral presentation at a SSM seminar that will take place in Brussels on 29 January 2019.
Social Situation Monitor - Research Seminar: Social convergence in Europe (26 November 2018)14 November 2018The Social Situation Monitor (SSM) is the European Commission’s observatory of employment and social developments in the EU.
The SSM team welcomes researchers, analysts and policymakers to discuss the issue of social convergence in Europe on 26 November 2018 in Brussels.
The social and environmental commitments of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement31 October 2018The European Parliament will soon face a crucial decision on the EU-Japan EPA. The EPA is the largest free-trade agreement signed by Japan and the EU, encompassing 640 million people and 28% of the world’s GDP.
The authors of the sustainability impact assessment of the EU-Japan EPA will talk about the social and environmental aspects of the agreement at an event on 21 November 2018.
Event: Digitalisation & Work (11 October 2018)5 October 2018On the 11th of October, CSR Europe and Huawei will bring together 150 people from businesses, politics, international organisations and NGOs to discuss the evolving role of ICT in the economy and its impact on productivity and employment.
This conference, taking place in Brussels, is based on the research findings of the LSE Consulting report The Evolving Role of ICT in the Economy.
Social Situation Monitor - Call for abstracts: Social convergence in Europe26 September 2018The Social Situation Monitor (SSM) is the European Commission’s observatory of employment and social developments in the EU. As part of its research activities, the SSM invites you to submit your abstract for an oral presentation at an SSM seminar that will take place in Brussels on Monday 26 November 2018.
First England and Wales pilot shows Fully Video Hearings are welcomed in court13 September 2018LSE academics Dr Meredith Rossner and Martha McCurdy (Department of Law) have conducted a pilot in which all participants appeared virutally via video in hearings. Court users found the so-called Fully Video Hearings to be convenient, easy to understand and user-friendly.
The pilot was the first of its kind in which hearings with all parties attending remotely have been trialled in England and Wales. The hearings were conducted as if in a physical courtroom, but took place over the internet, with each participant logging in from a location of their choice using their own equipment.
LSE Consulting's latest report: The impact of Brexit on the UK dairy sector19 July 2018More than two years have passed since the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, with “Brexit Day” looming ever closer. Both the UK Government and the EU have said that frictionless trade is a key priority; and the UK Government has published a White Paper on the UK’s future relationship with Europe which aims to achieve that goal, but this still has to be negotiated with the EU (and continues, of course, to be a matter of debate in the UK).Given that changes could come into force as soon as March 2019, businesses such as Arla Foods UK have been compelled to start contingency planning, analysing what effect these changes might have on its business, on its farmer owners and above all on British consumers. To give more depth to this analysis, Arla commissioned LSE Consulting to produce a report to analyse the impact of Brexit on the UK dairy sector.
The EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement: A report on how the new deal addresses the need to diversify Europe’s overseas investments17 July 2018A new white paper published by the London School of Economics and Political Science looks at how trade agreements improve return on investments. Focusing on the new EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), the white paper shows how cuts in trade costs increase profit margins for European investors in Japan and can be used to conquer larger market shares.The EU-Japan EPA, signed today, is on track for ratification and expected to swiftly enter into force. Covering nearly one-third of global GDP, it is one of the largest trade agreements ever completed.
Sky High Economics: Evaluating the Economic Benefits of Connected Airline Operations25 June 2018The Sky High Economics study is the first of its kind to comprehensively model the economic impact of inflight connectivity on the aviation industry. Following the first instalment, Quantifying the Commercial Opportunities of Passenger Connectivity for the Global Airline Industry, which focused on revenue potential, this second report shines new light on the cost benefits of inflight connectivity.
The Evolving Role of ICT in the Economy6 June 2018Today, Huawei together with LSE's Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) launched their collaborative research regarding the impact and power that information and communication technologies (ICT) have on the economy and society, at the fourth Huawei Asia-Pacific Innovation Day on 6 June in Bangkok.
Social Situation Monitor - Call for Proposals: Employment and Social Developments in Europe14 May 2018The Social Situation Monitor (SSM) is the European Commission’s observatory of employment and social developments in the EU. As part of its research activities, the SSM invites any researcher affiliated with LSE to submit a research proposal before midnight on 24 June 2018.
LSE delivers high-level training on Negotiation for Medicines Strategic Procurement under the auspices of the World Health Organization5 March 2018LSE Health and the WHO have successfully completed the second training workshop on ‘Negotiation for Medicines Strategic Procurement’ in Copenhagen on 20-22 February 2018.
Event: Multidimensional poverty in the EU (12 March 2018)1 March 2018
The Social Situation Monitor (SSM) team invites analysts, economists and social researchers to discuss the issue of measuring multidimensional poverty in a seminar on 12 March 2018 in Brussels.
Share your view on the trade negotiations between the EU and Mexico15 February 2018We invite all civil society groups, businesses, trade associations, and all interested stakeholders to contribute their comments, concerns, and views to the trade negotiations between the EU and Mercosur through online survey questionnaires.
Publication: Engaging Pharma in the RWE Roadmap18 January 2018This report, the fourth in a series about Real World Evidence in Europe, is now online. All four reports have outlined discussions held with a number of stakeholders, all of whom have significant experience in specialist disease areas and commissioning of care plus prior experience in the field of RWE, at four round-table style meetings held between June 2016 and October 2017.
Event: Social protection in the changing world of work (12 January 2018)11 December 2017The Social Situation Monitor (SSM) team invites analysts, economists and social researchers to discuss the future of social protection in the changing world of work.
Stakeholder Consultation Roundtables16 November 2017In support of the EU-Mexico Trade Sustainability Impact Assessment, LSE Consulting and the European Commission have organised a set of consultation roundtables to channel inputs focusing on several sectoral issues from key stakeholders to the negotiating parties.
Website Launch: SIA EU-Mexico14 November 2017LSE Consulting is proud to announce the website launch of the Sustainability Impact Assessment in support of the negotiations for the modernisation of the trade pillar of the Global Agreement with Mexico.
Soviet Subversion, Disinformation and Propaganda13 November 2017Over the summer, LSE Consulting collaborated with Arena on a project about Russian methods of disinformation during the Cold War, and their relevance today. The study was commissioned by Jigsaw (a think-tank and subsidiary of Google).
Event: The Future of Work - Automation & Employment (10 November 2017)30 October 2017The Social Situation Monitor (SSM) team has organised this research seminar to discuss the future of work. Policymakers and researchers are invited to join the panel, consider the evidence and discuss its implications.
New blog: Global Investments and Local Development12 October 2017The Department of Geography and Environment has launched a new blog on “Global Investments and Local Development”, dedicated to globalisation and its consequences on local economic development, employment and innovation.
Website Launch: SIA EU-Mercosur3 October 2017
LSE Consulting is proud to announce the website launch of the Sustainability Impact Assessment in support of the EU-Mercosur AA Negotiations.
Publication: Managing Every Mile18 September 2017Dr Alexander Grous explores how business leaders can better understand their travel and expense (T&E) spending in order to improve their return on investment (ROI).
Event: European Week of Regions and Cities (10 October 2017)13 September 2017Professor Simona Iammarino discusses the regional dimension of inequality in a university session at the European Week of Regions and Cities in Brussels.
Aiming Haier - Manufacturing goes Internet of Things (IoT)13 May 2017 Dr Busch's findings from his case study "Aiming Haier" have been published in Connecting Capabilities, a report from The Economist Intelligence Unit.
The Times: "Tech giants must tackle cyberbullies or face curbs"27 February 2017
The growth of and increased fears about online threats to children and young people as shown in a study by Professor Sonia Livingstone has led to a new internet safety strategy where social media and technology companies face sanctions unless they do more to curb cyberbullying, sexting and trolling.
HLGOR publishes recommendations after LSE advice16 January 2017
Future Financing of the EU, the final report of the High Level Group on Own Resources (HLGOR) which marks the end of the work of the Group, has now been published online. It makes 9 recommendations for the reform of the EU budget. The report benefited from an external study commissioned from a consortium which included the LSE and was led by CEPS: Potential and Limitations of Reforming the Financing of the EU Budget.
Publication: The Power of Productivity12 December 2016
The report The Power of Productivity is now officially published. It reviews available UK productivity data against G7 countries to present a backdrop before depicting options to address firm-level productivity.
London Mayor invests in London housing market research8 December 2016The London mayor, Sadiq Khan, asked the LSE to investigate the London housing market because of the growing fears about rising housing costs.
Publication: Achieving Publicness2 December 2016
The report Achieving Publicness is now online. It's a study about Elephant Park commissioned by Lendlease and conducted by researchers of the Configuring Light/Staging the Social research Programme based at the LSE and King's College.
Invitation: Book launch Fiscal Decentralisation7 November 2016
LSE Consulting is delighted to invite you to the launch of the monograph "Fiscal Decentralisation and Local Government Financing in Serbia and Montenegro" funded by the Regional Research Promotion Programme on the 17th of November.
Publication: Teaching Excellence in the Disciplines20 October 2016
LSE Consulting has just published the report Teaching Excellence in the Disciplines, based on a project commissioned by the Higher Education Academy. This report examines the conceptions of ‘teaching excellence’ that obtain in different disciplines across the expanded and differentiated structure of UK higher education (HE).
Stakeholder consultation: Trade Sustainability Impact Assessment29 July 2016
LSE Consulting finished the stakeholder consultation for the Trade Sustainability Impact Assessment of the Free Trade Agreement between Europe and Japan, commissioned by the European Commission - DG for Trade.
Publication: How the EU and Member States Manage Data Transparency and Accessibility on EU Funds25 July 2016The European Parliament published an LSE Consulting study on How the EU and Member States Manage Data Transparency and Accessibility on EU Funds. This study is concerned with the increasing transparency in the context of EU funds as it seeks to identify the current state of affairs of transparency and accessibility with regard to EU funding mechanisms in direct, indirect and shared management, as well as the European Development Fund, across the European Union.
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