Video Hearings

First England and Wales pilot shows Fully Video Hearings are welcomed in court
13 September 2018

LSE 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 sector
19 July 2018

More 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.

At the Nexus of Trade & Investment

The EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement: A report on how the new deal addresses the need to diversify Europe’s overseas investments
17 July 2018

A 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

Sky High Economics: Evaluating the Economic Benefits of Connected Airline Operations
25 June 2018

The 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. 

Dr Mirko Draca

The Evolving Role of ICT in the Economy
6 June 2018

Today, 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 Europe
14 May 2018

The 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.

WHO Workshop

LSE delivers high-level training on Negotiation for Medicines Strategic Procurement under the auspices of the World Health Organization
5 March 2018

LSE 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 Mexico
15 February 2018

We 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.

Engaging Pharma in the RWE Roadmap

Publication: Engaging Pharma in the RWE Roadmap
18 January 2018

This 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. 



Social protection in the changing world of work

Event: Social protection in the changing world of work (12 January 2018)
11 December 2017

The 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 Roundtables
16 November 2017

In 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-Mexico
14 November 2017

LSE 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 Propaganda
13 November 2017

Over 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 2017

The 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 Development
12 October 2017

The 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.

EU Mercosur

Website Launch: SIA EU-Mercosur
3 October 2017

LSE Consulting is proud to announce the website launch of the Sustainability Impact Assessment in support of the EU-Mercosur ​AA Negotiations. 

Managing Every Mile

Publication: Managing Every Mile
18 September 2017

Dr 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).

The regional dimension of inequality

Event: European Week of Regions and Cities (10 October 2017)
13 September 2017

Professor Simona Iammarino discusses the regional dimension of inequality in a university session at the European Week of Regions and Cities in Brussels.

Connecting Capabilities

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.

Reports about EU budget

HLGOR publishes recommendations after LSE advice
16 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.


The Power of Productivity

Publication: The Power of Productivity
12 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.

Housing market

London Mayor invests in London housing market research
8 December 2016

The London mayor, Sadiq Khan, asked the LSE to investigate the London housing market because of the growing fears about rising housing costs.

Achieving Publicness

Publication: Achieving Publicness
2 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 Decentralisation
7 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.

Teaching Excellence in the Disciplines

Publication: Teaching Excellence in the Disciplines
20 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 Assessment
29 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 Funds
25 July 2016

The 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.