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LSE Enterprise welcomes its new chairman, Richard Wildman (December 2014)
'I am really excited to join the LSE Enterprise team and to help build on the strong and successful business in place today.'
Richard Wildman, Chairman, LSE Enterprise Ltd
Latest report: The Economic Impact of Holiday Rentals in the UK (December 2014)
In the first comprehensive study measuring the economic impact of the holiday rentals sector in the UK market, Kath Scanlon, Emma Sagor and Professor Christine Whitehead of LSE London estimated that the total spend by holiday rental clients in the UK is over £4.35 billion per year and is responsible for creating over 95,000 jobs nationwide.
LSE Enterprise Annual Report 2013/14 (November 2014)
We worked with 270 LSE colleagues in over 40 departments, centres and research units.
Gift aid to LSE will be £1.2 million.
Our teaching and consultancy spanned health management, public policy, venture capital, comparative politics, international migration, children’s rights, city planning, European cohesion and more.
Tackling youth unemployment (November 2014)
This event in Madrid with IZA World of Labor and CEMFI will look at best practice in other countries and consider policies to deal with the current situation in Spain.
Chile: Reevolucion Urbana (October 2014)
The conference, featuring academics from LSE Cities, was attended by over 1,000 people in Santiago de Chile.
Does Aid Work? (October 2014)
LSE is hosting an IZA World of Labor event on 30 October, featuring talks by Professor Klaus F. Zimmermann, Professor Danny Quah, Emeritus Professor Lord Desai, David A. Robalino and Professor Gianmarco Ottoviano.
World Economic Forum Executive Opinion Survey (September 2014)
LSE Enterprise has partnered with the World Economic Forum for the fifth consecutive year to conduct a UK-based executive opinion survey, The Voice of the Business Community.
Balance of Competence (September 2014)
LSE Enterprise associate consultant Dr Anne Corbett has submitted evidence to the UK Government’s review of the Balance of Competence between the EU and member states, as it exists under the current Treaty, in relation to education.
Second Programme with Jiangsu Province Universities (August 2014)
A group of 36 Chinese students attended a custom programme about international financial architecture and corporate finance and strategy at LSE.
Symposium on the Future of Banking as a Profession (August 2014)
LSE and the International Academy of Retail Banking (IARB) are hosting a forum to debate the future of banking as a profession, exploring how banks can better serve the public interest.
Berlin TXL - The Urban Tech Republic (July 2014)
LSE Enterprise is consulting for Berlin TXL - The Urban Tech Republic, a new space for envisioning and designing the future of urban planning strategies and solutions.
LSE Global Pensions Programme (July 2014)
LSE Enterprise, with partners Santander Asset Management (SAM) and the consulting firm Novaster, ran its second edition of the Global Pensions Policy programme in Miami, Florida from 15 -18 July.
Impact of the Economic Crisis on the Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion of the European Union (July 2014)
Dr Simona Milio acted as the lead academic, on behalf of LSE Enterprise, for the study Impact of the Economic Crisis on the Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion of the European Union for the European Parliament. The results have been published in two volumes.
Higher Education Entrance Qualifications and Exams in Europe: A Comparison (July 2014)
LSE Enterprise has undertaken a study for the European Parliament into admission systems in ten countries to see how social and economic challenges can be tackled.
Regional Support to Inclusive Education (July 2014)
LSE Enterprise were commissioned by the Council of Europe to conduct a baseline and final survey on inclusive education practices in Southeast Europe.
Second Bolashak-funded programme is launched at LSE (June 2014)
Following the success of the inaugural Bolashak-funded programme, a bigger group of participants has arrived at LSE to enhance their knowledge and expertise in law and jurisprudence.
Building in the Rented Sector in Scotland - A Report for Homes for Scotland (June 2014)
LSE London and the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research were commissioned by Homes of Scotland to investigate the barriers faced by developers in investing in the private rented sector and to examine how to increase the supply of new homes in this sector.
Sharing the UK's experiences of public private partnerships (May 2014)
LSE Custom Programmes delivered a project on public private partnerships (PPPs) for a group of Brazilian government officials, to help improve the quality, efficiency and transparency of PPPs in Brazil.
The Qatar Supreme Council of Health and LSE launch health economics training programme (May 2014)
The Supreme Council of Health (SCH) and the London School of Economics (LSE) jointly launched this week a training programme in health economics to familiarise health professionals in Qatar with the national health insurance scheme (Seha).
The Italian Admission System to Higher Education: Quality, Equity and Mobility Issues (April 2014)
The Conference of Italian University Rectors (CRUI) has published an article by Niccolo Durazzi, Deputy Director at LSE Enterprise, analysing the Italian higher education admissions system.
Future Mobility (March 2014)
Future Mobility, a one-day expert forum jointly hosted by LSE Cities and The Innovation Centre for Mobility and Societal Change (InnoZ), in cooperation with LSE Enterprise Germany, brought together leading experts in future transport and mobility systems from the UK and Germany.
LSE Enterprise wins fourth Foreign Office contract (March 2014)
Over 1,200 participants from across the British foreign service and diplomatic corps have attended the programme to date.
Using mobile data to improve public safety (March 2014)
Dr Alexander Grous has published a report ahead of the auction of the 700MHz spectrum in the UK. Other countries have found that reserving a portion of the mobile broadband spectrum for emergency services could potentially lead to an improvement in public safety. Dr Grous weighs up the costs and benefits of doing the same in the UK.
Innovation in Higher Education (March 2014)
In an effort to increase our knowledge of how innovation unfolds across the higher education sector, LSE Enterprise and Panteia carried out a study on Innovation in Higher Education funded by the European Commission, DG Education and Culture.
Preventonomics: A Better Start – how will it pay? (February 2014)
The Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) at LSE has been selected to deliver ‘Preventonomics: A Better Start – how will it pay?’. This is a study of the benefits and potential cost savings of early years’ prevention services and support. It is supported by the Big Lottery Fund’s Fulfilling Lives: A Better Start initiative.
Why experiment with social policy? (January 2014)
Dr Simona Milio of LSE Enterprise and Arnaud Vaganay of the Department of Methodology are speaking at the launch of the new European-based network for Social Policy Analysis for Robust Knowledge (SPARK). The session will cover social policy experimentation - the practice of testing new ideas and policies and collecting evidence about the real impact of measures on people.
The event will take place on 12 February in London. Find out more and book a free place.
Book your place at the LSE Health Summit (January 2014)
The Medical Technology Research Group at LSE Health is hosting a one-day summit on Risk Sharing and Managed Entry Agreements on 14 February. Renowned speakers from national competent authorities, pharmaceutical manufacturers, international organisations, patient representative organisations and academia will debate the latest developments and also reflect on future prospects and policy options.
2012/13 Annual Report (November 2013)
In 2012/13, 20 years after LSE Enterprise took on its first two projects, we connected governments, charities and private sector companies with 388 academics and experts, from almost 50 of LSE’s departments, research centres, groups and units as well as beyond the School.
Risk control, macroeconomics and leadership programme (November 2013)
The third annual programme on risk management, macroeconomics and leadership was delivered at LSE for Italy's largest online bank and brokerage.
The London School of Economics and Political Science and the Fundación Ramón Areces are hosting a conference on Spain and the Global Economy, from top LSE alumni and faculty experts in academia, business and policy.
For further details on the conference, please see the invitation.
Chilean MBA students end their study visit to LSE with a reception at the Chilean Ambassador’s residence (October 2013)
The Ambassador, Mr Tomás Müller, welcomed the group of about 40 students and Professor Stuart Corbridge, LSE’s Provost, presented them with their certificates.
BIS - Report on the wider benefits of higher education (October 2013)
Our report, commissioned by BIS, was published as part of the 50th Anniversary of The Robbins Report and referred to in the Universities Minister, David Willetts' pamphlet.
A global perspective on public sector administration (October 2013)
The seventh annual programme for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region's Civil Service Bureau (HKSAR) was launched at LSE on 7 October 2013.
LSE Enterprise Report Calls for a Digital-Age Convention on the Rights of the Child (October 2013)
New LSE Enterprise report calls for UNICEF and other children's charities to gather robust evidence on how children are using ICT, and how it may affect their rights and wellbeing.
Latest report: enhancing accessibility (October 2013)
LSE Consulting has been commissioned to provide an independent validation of the Scottish Futures Trust's annual Statement of Benefits.
Dartmouth College: the Foreign Study Program (October 2013)
On 2 October 2013, a group of Dartmouth College students began their 10-week custom programme at LSE.
Latest report: The Dementia Iceberg (October 2013)
This report for BUPA by researchers at LSE's Personal Social Services Research Unit examines for the first time how dementia screening could increase diagnosis rates.
Latest report: drug stop-and-search operations are extending racial inequality in the justice system (August 2013)
A report by Mike Shiner of the Department of Social Policy, with the drug law charity Release, found that black people are significantly more likely to be searched for drugs than their peers and almost twice as likely to be charged if any are found.
Planning for the 2017 Universiade (July 2013)
This LSE Custom Programme for the hosts of the 2017 Universiade shared information about the London 2012 Olympics experience, and knowledge about urban planning, regeneration and relevant public policy.
Managerial Accounting and Financial Control (July 2013)
Our LSE Custom Programme, organised in cooperation with Suman Education International, brought together 32 students from 12 universities of Jiangsu province in China.
Latest report: Britain at a pensions crossroads (July 2013)
A report by Dr Sandy Pepper, Professor of Management Practice at LSE, looks at how effective communication by employers can increase staff contribution levels by over 4%.
First ITAM custom programme at LSE (July 2013)
52 students from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) have begun their first week at LSE. They are undertaking a three-week customised programme in International Political Economy, with a mixture of specialist lectures, private seminars and corporate visits.
Latest report: Bringing legal clarity to surrogacy across the EU (June 2013)
The European Parliament commissioned a study to analyse the existing and possible legal approaches to surrogacy, a practice on the rise around the world.
Delivering custom programmes to the ASEAN Chair (May 2013)
LSE Enterprise structured a customised executive education programme for government officials from across Brunei’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Ministry of Finance, and the Prime Minister’s Office.
Latest report: University-Business Cooperation (May 2013)
University-Business Cooperation (UBC) is a relationship in flux, reflecting issues specific to the transition from an industrial to a knowledge society. The report explores UBC's origins, motivations, forms, drivers, barriers, resources and more, using a literature review and case studies from the US and Canada. Finally it gives recommendations for how governments, EU institutions, higher education institutions and businesses can help to develop UBC.
11 Straight: Financial Times Ranks Duke CE #1 (May 2013)
Duke Corporate Education (Duke CE), LSE Enterprise's joint venture partner, has been ranked the world’s #1 provider of custom executive education for the eleventh consecutive year by The Financial Times.
What threatens global capitalism now? (May 2013)
LSE Director Professor Craig Calhoun spoke in Madrid on 9 May. Listen to the podcast on the Fundación Ramón Areces site or see the El Pais interview
'Ex-ante evaluation of programming documents and strengthening evaluation capacity for EU funds post-accession' (April 2013)
Croatia is preparing to become the 28th member of the European Union in July. In preparation, Dr Simona Milio of the Social and Cohesion Policy Unit at LSE Enterprise has been working on a project to help Croatia make best use of the EU’s Structural and Cohesion Funds, improving policy, instrument choice, programme design and delivery, efficiency and accountability.
Bolashak scholars at LSE 2012-13: Government Policy Challenges (April 2013)
Eleven participants from Kazakhstan spent a year at LSE researching social science topics on an LSE Custom Programme
Chile and Spain: Facing the Future (April 2013)
LSE Enterprise is launching its operations in Chile with a conference on 18 April in Santiago de Chile, supported by the Spanish Embassy and the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Chile.
Latest Report: Youth Participation in Democratic Life (March 2013)
LSE Enterprise's report on youth participation in democratic life finds that youth are not apathetic about democracy but often unhappy with the political offer and disillusioned with politicians.
The second British-German Dialogue was held in Berlin (February 2013)
The discussion on British-German Security and Defence Cooperation: Shared Interests, Common Challenges was led by Dr Michael Williams, Reader in International Relations at Royal Holloway University of London and Dr Ronja Kempin, Head of the Research Division 'EU External Relations' at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs in Berlin.
The event was chaired by Dr Spyros Economides, Senior Lecturer in International Relations and European Politics at LSE.
LSE Masterclasses in Social Science (February 2013)
Are you a young professional based in Spain? Apply by 19 March for a free place on an LSE Masterclass in Social Science, sponsored by the Fundación Ramón Areces. The first programme, Mobility, Innovation, Higher Education and Competitiveness, will be held in Madrid in May.
Professor Luis Garicano at The Economist conference, Madrid (February 2013)
Professor Luis Garicano gave a private lecture on Risks in the Spanish and EU economies at Santander HQ in Madrid, Spain before giving a keynote address at The Economist Conference on the same day alongside the Spanish Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and various industry CEOs.
The event was attended by many LSE alumni now in senior positions in Spain, including the Chief Economist of BBVA, Rafael Domenech, and the President of the Circulo de Empresarios, Monica de Oriol, as well as Adam Austerfield, LSE Alumni Secretary-General in Spain.
Launch of The British-German Dialogue Series (January 2013)
The first event of this new high-level discussion forum run by LSE and the FCO took place on 31 January, organised by LSE Enterprise. Professor Maurice Fraser and the invited speakers Professor Karl-Rudolf Korte, Director of the NRW School of Governance, and Quentin Peel, FT Chief Correspondent in Berlin discussed current trends as well as potential scenarios for the outcome of the German Federal Elections 2013. They were joined by about 50 opinion formers and decision makers from both countries.
Latest report: Predictions for Privacy (January 2013)
Privacy expert Simon Davies analyses the issues and trends that will dominate the landscape in 2013
First LSE Executive Education programme for ITAM, Mexico (January 2013)
A group of ITAM students will spend three weeks at LSE for a programme on International Political Economy