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August 2018

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New Book by Richard Bronk
Richard Bronk is co-editor along with Jens Beckert of a new book "Uncertain Futures: Imaginaries, Narratives, Calculation in the Economy"  published by Oxford University Press. An LSE discussion panel event marking the launch of the book will follow, more details to be annnounced soon. 


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Dr Esra Özyürek in Imminent Frame 
Dr Esra Özyürek wrote about adopting religious belief one did not inherit from their parents "Inheratance and Belief" in Imminent Frame, 3 July 2018.



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LSE Contintental Breakfast 15 June 2018
Horatio Mortimer has summarized the contributions and discussions of the Continental Breakfast which occurred on 15 June 2018 at the LSE concerning Brexit and Multilateralism.



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Dr Nicholas Barr on Superannuation 
Professor Nicholas Barr provided evidence (joint with Peter Diamond) to an Australian inquiry into the design of a default pension, Response to Superannuation: Assessing Efficiency and Competitiveness: Productivity Commission Draft Report, has been published by the Australia Productivity Commission, July 2018. 

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Forthcoming publication by Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis
Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis has had a forthcoming paper accepted for publication Regional Studies (currently in press), titled 'Regional needs, regional targeting, and regional growth: an assessment of EU Cohesion Policy in the UK regions' (co-authored with Marco Di Cataldo). Further information on the publication to follow. 


July 2018

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New paper presented at the German Economic Association 
Dr Orkun Saka presented a paper, "Political Lending Cycles and Real Outcomes: Evidence from Turkey", in the Development Economics Conference for the German Economic Association at the University of Zurich, 28 June. 



Professor Iain Begg Contributions 
Professor Iain Begg contributed to a panel on the Future of Cohesion Policy at the Prague European Summit, 20th June. He has also organised a workshop on the next EU multi-annual financial Framework, Hertie School, Berlin, 14th June and was a speaker at a plenary panel on Cohesion Policy at the annual conference of the Regional Studies Association, Lugano, 5th June. Iain has also written a short paper along with Lisa ten Brinke on 'Economic policy challenges of an ageing Europe' which has been published in Vanguardia Dossier. Alongside this, Iain's policy brief 'Plus can change...the Commission's budget proposals for 2021-27' has been published by the European Trade Union Institute.

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Philippe Legrain in Project Syndicate 
Philippe wrote a column for Project Syndicate on "Overcoming the Politics of Pessimism". He also wrote a three part essay for The Economist on "How to convince sceptics of the value of immigration?"


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Dr Esra Özyürek German Focus 
Dr Esra Özyürek participated in a Koerber Foundation event on "Flight and Integration as Challenges to Europe in Berlin". She has also been interviewed by the Gerda Henkel Foundation on why "Converts often play the role of the mediator". Alongisde this, Frankfurt Allgemeine Zeitung published the German translation of Esra's book 'Being German, becoming Muslim'.


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Professor Kevin Featherstone speaks about the implications of Brexit 
Professor Kevin Featherstone, Head of the European Institute, spoke about the Implications of 'BREXIT' at a seminar jointly organised by LSE and Business Europe, 25th June, Brussels.