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Research partnerships portfolio



Abraaj Group Research Initiative


The research initiative endeavours to deepen the understanding of the increasingly important segment of the economy that private equity and venture capital constitutes.


LSE Cities


An international centre that studies how people and cities interact in a rapidly urbanising world, focusing on how the design of cities impacts on society, culture and the environment.

LSE Cities, is located within the Department of Sociology directed by Ricky Burdett, LSE Professor in Architecture and Urbanism.

Urban Age is a joint initiative of the Cities Programme at LSE and Deutsche Bank's Alfred Herrhausen Society. Urban Age takes as its starting point the 21st Century as the age of the City around the world, as it will be the first time that more than half of the world's population will live in an urban area.



APCO Worldwide Perspectives on Europe Series


The LSE European Institute – APCO Worldwide Perspectives on Europe public lecture series is one of Europe's leading platforms for informed debate on the critical issues facing the European Union, its member states and its relations with the rest of the World. The Perspectives on Europe series features substantive presentations by opinion-leaders from politics, public administration, academia, business and media, in a format designed to maximise interaction and engagement with a wider community of experts, commentators and interested public.


Post-Doctoral Fellowship


A two year fellowship awarded to Jeroen Nieboer for the project “The behavioural origins of poor financial decision making: evidence from lab and field”.

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Post-doctoral Fellowship


A two year fellowship awarded to Ruben Andersson for the project “The risk crucible: managing multiple insecurities in the western Sahel”


Risk Management and Regulation of Financial Institutions Research Programme


The overall aim is to gain a better understanding of the weakness of the current financial architecture and to assess the scope for greater financial stability through governance and regulation.


Long-term Care Research Programme


This study explored how private long-term care insurance could supplement state systems, with the UK as a case study.


PhD fellowship


Probabilities in Decision Trees: the impact of action on uncertainty.


AXA-LSE Research Programme


Two major research initiatives announced by the AXA Research Fund and the London School of Economics and Political Science.  The first was awarded to the Financial Markets Group in June 2009, to look at risk management and the regulation of financial institutions in light of the current financial crisis.  The second research project was awarded to the Personal and Social Services Research Unit in April 2010, to be conducted in collaboration with the University of Barcelona, the University of East Anglia and the Nuffield Trust.  The study will explore how private long-term care insurance could supplement state systems, with the UK as a case study.

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PhD Fellowship


These two year fellowships aim to support students as they pursue their doctoral studies at LSE in the following areas: Financial Risk Measurement, Risk Management and Financial Regulation.

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Systemic Risk Centre


Markit is a founding partner and the leading data partner of the Centre.


Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy


Reinsurance company Munich Re joined the Grantham Research Institute for a five year research cooperation agreement, to provide significant new findings in evaluating the economic impact of climate change. Munich Re is a founding corporate partner and is sponsoring an independent research programme worth £3 million.  Its innovative research programme includes work at the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy(chaired by Professor Lord Stern).

Munich Re Programme

A comprehensive research programme that focuses on the assessment of the risks from climate change, and on the appropriate responses, to inform decision making in the private and public sectors.


Nokia-LSE launch Near Field Communications (NFC) and privacy study


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Sir Patrick Gillam Chair


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LSE Africa Summit


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Law and Financial Markets Project


The project provides a framework for a research group of LSE faculty and associated participants from outside academia to explore the interactions of law, regulation, financial markets and financial institutions, principally within the EU and the UK.

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The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment


Bringing together international expertise on economics, finance, geography, the environment; international development and political economy. The Grantham Research Institute has established itself as a world-leading Centre for policy-relevant research and training in climate change and the environment. The Institute is chaired by Lord Stern of Brentford, author of the 2006 Stern Review on the economics of climate change and is supported by a £12 million donation from US philanthropists Jeremy and Hannelore Grantham.


The IG Patel Chair


In October 2007, Lord Nicholas Stern, author of the Stern Review on Climate Change, became the first holder of the IG Patel Chair in Economics and Government at the LSE, leading a new India Observatory within LSE's Asia Research Centre. The Chair is named after Dr IG Patel, the distinguished former governor of the Reserve Bank of India and the ninth director of the LSE between 1984 and 1990, who died in 2005. The IG Patel Chair in Economics and Government will lead the LSE India Observatory and honour the contribution IG Patel made to public life, UK-India relations and the School.  The IG Patel Chair is supported by the Reserve Bank of India and the State Bank of India.