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November 2019

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New publications from EI academics

Professor Jonathan White, Deputy Head of the EI and Professor of Politics, has published a new book investigating the nature, rise, and implications of the politics of emergency, titled Politics of Last Resort: Governing by Emergency in the European Union.

Dr Martin Westlake, Visiting Professor in Practice, has published his latest book, titled 'Slipping Loose: The UK's Long Drift Away From the European Union.'

 


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Seckin Sertdemir Ozdemir and Esra Özyürek received ASMEA award

Dr. Seckin Sertdemir Ozdemir and Professor Esra Özyürek have received the Best Conference Paper Award in the Twelfth Annual International Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA)'s conference for their paper titled "Citizenship Deprivation, Securitisation, and the Neoliberal Academy: Academic Purges in Turkey, 1933-2019".

They donated the award prize to Education and Science Workers' Union (Egitim-Sen) in Turkey. 


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Sanja Vico receives ECREA Best Paper award

Research Officer, Sanja Vico received the honourable mention Best Paper Senior Scholar Award for her paper ‘Identity Politics on Social Media: the Perspective of Serbian Londoners’ by European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA).

Sanja presented this paper at the ECREA conference ‘Digital Fortress Europe: Exploring Boundaries between Diaspora, Media and Technology’ in Brussels on October 31 2019.


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Three EI academics have been awarded 2018-19 LSE Excellence in Education Awards

Congratulations to Spyros Economides, Abby Innes and Jennifer Jackson-Preece for winning the 2018-19 LSE Education in Excellence Awards!y These awards are given, on the recommendations of Heads of Department, to staff who have demonstrated outstanding teaching contribution and educational leadership in their departments.


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European Institute Masters student is youngest founder to win climate innovation award

Aletta Brady, student on the Msc International Migration and Public Policy programme, recently won the 2019 JMK Innovation Prize for her project Our Climate Voices.

Chosen out of over 1300 applicants in the J. M. Kaplan Fund's search for catalytic change initiatives, Aletta is the youngest winner of the prize.

Find out more here.


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Iain Begg on the EU budget trilemma

Professor Iain Begg, Professorial Research Fellow, has written an article for Visegrad Insight, on the consequences of the impossibility of reconciling the competing positions of EU member states for the next long-term EU budget.


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Jonathan White writes on personalised power in the EU for the New Statesman 

In an article for the New Statesman (re-published on the EUROPP blog), Professor Jonathan White, Deputy Head of the European Institute and Professor in Politics, argues 'the description of the EU as a faceless bureaucracy has long been used pejoratively, but it has its advantages.'


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Martin Westlake writes on the UK's long drift away from the EU

In an article for the LSE Brexit blog, Dr Martin Westlake, Visiting Professor in Practice, finds Britain consistently reluctant to share the ‘visions’ of the EU project and the evolutionary nature and cumulative process of EU integration.

This article is an adapted chapter from Dr Westlake's new book.


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Simon Glendinning writes on Britain's Europe and the end of Empire

Professor Glendinning, Head of the EI and Professor in European Philosophy, reflects on the link between Britain's post-War understanding of itself and Europe with the memory of Empire, and the implications of the 2016 EU Referendum on a post-Empire identity for the UK. Read here.


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Orkun Saka has research covered by Reuters article

Visiting Fellow at the EI, Orkun Saka, has had his research covered in a Reuters article on Turkish banks shutting out the city of Istanbul after the June election. Read here.


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Anthony Teasdale reviews Margaret Thatcher biography

Anthony Teasdale, Visiting Professor in Practice, has reviewed the third volume of Charles Moore's biography of Margaret Thatcher for Prospect Magazine's December edition. Read it here.


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Richard Bronk interviewed in Rhodes Center Podcast

Visiting Senior Fellow, Richard Bronk and Jens Beckert have been interviewed on their book 'Uncertain Futures' by Mark Blyth in a new Rhodes Center Podcast.

Listen here.


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Lorenzo Codogno on Eurozone fiscal policy

Visiting Professor in Practice, Lorenzo Codogno, argues for a greater role for fiscal policy in supporting the Eurozone economy, but explains why this is not in sight. Read here.


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Julian Göpffarth interviewed on Radio National

Julian Göpffarth, EI PhD candidate and expert on Germany's far-right, was recently a guest on ABC News' Radio National, discussing the declaration of a Nazi emergency in Dresden and the rise of right-wing extremist activity. Listen here.


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Winners of the Virgin Pulse Global Fitness Challenge

"The Olympians", representing the Hellenic Observatory and LSEE, celebrated coming first place in the Virgin Pulse Global Fitness Challenge.

The average step average of the team was a phenomenal 26,543 steps per day, meaning they finished 7th in the UK among university teams.

Well done Areti, Ivan, Katerina, Michalis, Spyros, Sofia, and Tena!


Staff Calendar

December 2019

3 December - Lorenzo Codogno will be presenting at the annual Banca Akros/Banca Popolare di Milano conference on the outlook for the global and the Italian economy in 2020, Milan.


6 December - Nicholas Barr will give a keynote address on ‘Pension design: Principles and practice’, at a conference organised by the World Bank for the Government of Colombia, Bogota.


15-22 December - Esra Ozyurek has been invited as the Distinguished Guest of the Israeli Anthropological Association (IAA) during her upcoming visit to Israel. She will be giving two talks at the Tel Aviv University and one at the Van Leer Institute in Jerusalem.

Past News 

2019

November 2019

 

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Joseph Downing appointed Marie Curie Expert Assessor

Dr Downing, LSE Fellow in Nationalism at the European Institute, has been appointed an Expert Assessor for the Marie Curie Fellowship Horizon 2020 Programme by the European Commission.

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Esin Duzel awarded Small Research Grant

Dr Esin Duzel has been awarded a British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant to investigate the relation between civil & military politics inside radical movements through a focus on radical morality.

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Blog post: Labour market mobility in the EU before and after the crisis

Dr Corrado Macchiarelli and Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis co-authored a detailed investigation with Dr Nikolitsa Lampropoulou on the dynamics in European labour markets during episodes of crisis and recovery.  

It is based on the authors’ forthcoming chapter in N. Campos, P. De Grauwe and Y. Ji (eds.), Structural Reforms and Economic Growth in Europe, Cambridge University Press.

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Waltraud Schelkle joins economists in German documentary series

Professor Schelkle, Professor in Political Economy, was one of 21 economists who featured in a four-hour long documentary series on German platform Arte, entitled "Work, Wage, Profit".

It can be watched on the Internet until 13 December. 

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Report: Feminization of occupations and its effect on gender wage gap in South Mediterranean Countries

Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis has collaborated on a report under the EU-FEMISE project, exploring how traditional cultural-economic roles played by women in the MENA region impact gender equality in the labour market, and the implications of this.

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 Iain Begg featured in Dutch article on Brexit

Professor Iain Begg, Professorial Research Fellow, was featured in Dutch business and finance magazine Trends, entitled "The Brits did not vote for a dismantling of the welfare state".

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Robert Basedow writes on Brexit and the ECJ

Dr Robert Basedow, Assistant Professor in International Political Economy, writes that if the government bypasses the Benn Act and takes the UK out of the EU without a deal, it would likely fall on the EU’s Court of Justice to rule on the legality of the UK’s departure.

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Angelo Martelli contributes to IMF Consultation

Dr Angelo Martelli, Assistant Professor in European and International Political Economy, has contributed to the IMF 2019 Article IV Consultation for Denmark with his research with David Hope exploring income inequality in advanced democracies. See the IMF report here.

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 Robert Basedow on the US-China trade war

In an article for EUROPP, Dr Robert Basedow argues the US-China trade war is unlikely to be resolved in the near future, which creates important challenges and opportunities for the role of the EU and UK in the world economy.

Dr Basedow was also interviewed by Newsweek on the trade war.

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Gijs de Vries writes on Dutch EU policy

Gijs de Vries, Visiting Senior Fellow, reviewed a study of European perceptions of Dutch EU policy in the magazine of the Dutch think tank Clingendael.

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Iain Begg on the economic cost of Brexit

In an article for Funcas, Professor Iain Begg discusses the probable economic consequences of a No Deal Brexit and possible implications for policy.

October 2019

 

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New publications from EI academics

Professor Jonathan White, Professor of Politics and Deputy Head of the European Institute, has published his new book with Oxford University Press, Politics of Last Resort: Governing by Emergency in the European Union. It explores how we got to where we are, and where to go from here.

 

Professor Paul De Grauwe, John Paulson Chair in European Political Economy, published his co-authored book with Yuemei Ji: Behavioural Macroeconomics: Theory and Policy.

 

The paperback edition of Uncertain Futures: Imaginaries, Narratives, and Calculation in the Economy, edited by Richard Bronk, Visiting Senior Fellow, and Jens Beckert, was published on 9 September by Oxford University Press.

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Jonathan White on the prorogation of parliament

Professor Jonathan White, Professor of Politics and Deputy Head of the European Institute, was published in The Guardian last month: “Proroguing parliament is bigger than Brexit: It’s a display of political power”.

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Philippe Legrain writes on Brexit for Project Syndicate

Philippe Legrain, Visiting Senior Fellow, wrote a widely republished column for the Project Syndicate, “Britain’s Brexit Breakdown”.

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Nicholas Barr writes article on 'The US College Loans System'

Professor Nicholas Barr, Professor in Public Economics, has co-authored an article ‘The US College Loans System: Lessons from Australia and England’, in Economics of Education Review, Vol. 71, August 2019, pp. 32-48.

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Martin Westlake's Contributions

Martin Westlake, Visiting Professor in Practice, at the European Institute, delivered a paper on 'The European Union's Foreign Policy: New Challenges and Responses,' at the UACES 49th Annual Conference, Lisbon, 1-4 September.

He also delivered a paper on 'Europe's Dystopian Futures'  at an interdisciplinary conference on 'Forming the Future' at the University of Plymouth, 9-10 September. 

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Lorenzo Codogno interviewed on Class CNBC

Lorenzo Codogno, Visiting Professor in Practice, was interviewed with Class CNBC on 16 September on topics including oil prices, geopolitical tensions and the ECB.

Click here to see the interview (Italian only)

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Julian Göpffarth on Germany’s New Ultranationalist Intelligentsia

Julian Göpffarth, PhD  candidate at the European Institute has written an article 'Germany’s New Ultranationalist Intelligentsia' for the Foreign Policy.

 

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Yonatan Levi publishes articles on Israeli politics.

Yonatan Levi, PhD candidate at the European Institute, published two non-academic pieces covering Israel’s social justice movement and the religious right.

Article 1 - How Conservative American Money Helped the Religious Right Take Over Israel 

Article 2 - Where has Israel’s Social Justice Movement gone?

August 2019

 

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EI remembers Fabrizio Saccomanni

It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of Fabrizio Saccomanni, Chairman of UniCredit and former Italian Minister of Economy and Finance, and former Director of the Bank of Italy, who had been a Visiting Professor at the European Institute. 

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Joseph Downing's Contributions

Joseph Downing, LSE Fellow in Nationalism, had his latest paper "Tweeting Grenfell: Discourse and networks in critical constructions of British Muslim social boundaries on social media" with Richard Dron, published by New Media and Society on 26 July. The paper examines the Twitter response to the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire, and how this constructed British Muslim identity.

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Martin Westlake speaking at panel in France

Martin Westlake, Visiting Professor in Practice, was a panel speaker in a conference on the theme of 'Une Union européenne réellement politique?' at the Station Ausone Mollat, Bordeaux (France), in the margins of the 2019 Congress of the French Political Science Association (AFSP), on 3 July.

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Lorenzo Codogno's Contributions

Lorenzo Codogno, Visiting Professor in Practice, had his latest publication Una sospensione volontaria dell’incredulità: il contratto di governo e la Legge di Bilancio” (A willing suspension of disbelief: the Contract for government and the Budget) with Silvia Merler published by Il Mulino in June 2019. He also appeared on TV interviews with Bloomberg on the EU top jobs discussion and the ECB's policy (2 July); and with SkyTG24 Economia on Italy's debt and fiscal issues (12 July).

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Philippe Legraine's Column

Philippe Legrain, Visiting Senior Fellow, wrote a column for Project Syndicate on why Christine Lagarde was the right choice to be the next ECB president. 


 

July 2019

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The 2019 Maurice Fraser Annual Lecture with the Rh Hon David Miliband

On Friday 21 June, the European Institute hosted the third event of the 'Maurice Fraser Annual Lecture Series' at the LSE, which commemorates our dear late colleague, Professor Maurice Fraser. The Rt Hon David Miliband discussed the past and future of UK-EU relationships with Professor Kevin Featherstone.
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The EI's First International Alumni Event - 6 June 2019, Berlin, Germany

The European Institute held its first major Alumni event abroad on Thursday 6 June, with a discussion on "Social Media and the Politicization of European Politics" at Humboldt Graduate School in Berlin, Germany.

Professor Simon Glendinning,  Head of the European Institute, chaired a prestigious panel of speakers, which included EI Alumnus and German MP Kai Whittaker.The event was a great chance to re-connect with many EI Alumni outside of the UK, with more such occasions to come in the future!
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Professor Kevin Featherstone on the Advisory Board of the Delphi Economic Forum

We are very pleased to share the announcement that Professor Kevin Featherstone, Eleftherios Venizelos Professor in Contemporary Greek Studies, Professor in European Politics and Director of the Hellenic Observatory, will now be a member of the Advisory Board of the Delphi Economic Forum.

Many congratulations to Kevin from everyone at the European Institute!

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Professor Iain Begg's Podcast Appearance

Professor Iain Begg, Professorial Research Fellow and Co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum, featured on the OMFIF podcast of June 5, discussing the results of the European Parliamentary Elections.

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Professor Kevin Featherstone's Keynote Address

Professor Kevin Featherstone, Professor in European Politics and Director of the Hellenic Observatory, gave a keynote address. Opportunities and Challenges for Greece in a Changing European Union, at KPMG Athens, 13 June.

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Lorenzo Codogno's Contributions

Lorenzo Codogno, Visiting Professor in Practice, wrote articles on the risk of an infringement procedure for Italy (7 June) and on Europe's lost opportunities with reforms (19 June) with Giampaolo Galli on Il Sole 24 Ore. He also gave multiple TV interviews, including about the threat of the Italian Prime Minister's resignation on BBC (4 June) and Italy's potential exit from the Euro on MarketPlace (17 June).  

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Gijs De Vries at University of Siena Conference

Gijs De Vries, Visiting Senior Fellow, spoke at the conference on ‘Bridging Theory and Practice: a European Approach to International Cultural Relations’, University of Siena, Siena, 27 June.

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Philippe Legrain's Columns

Philippe Legrain, Visiting Senior Fellow, wrote columns on the victory of the Social Democrats in the Danish elections for Project Syndicate and on the signs that a new era of EU democracy is emerging for the Brussels Times. 

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Dr Joan Costa-i-Font Contributions

Dr Joan Costa-i-FontAssociate Professor (Reader) in Political Economy, had his latest paper "Do Economic Recessions 'Squeeze the Middle-Class'" (with Alberto Batinti) published in the LIS Working Paper Series. He will also participate in the NBER Summer Institute – Political Economy Program, Boston on 14 and 15 July.

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Martin Westlake's Contributions

Martin Westlake, Visiting Professor in Practice, spoke on the subject of 'Valeurs et importance des programmes d'échange d'enseignement supérieur: les origines des programmes américain Fulbright et européen Erasmus Mundus comparées' at the Académie Transatlantique d'été in Saint-Omer, France (6 June). He also awarded the inaugural Jan Olaf Hausotter Memorial Prize for the Best Thesis on Trans-Atlantic Affairs at the College of Europe (Bruges) Closing Ceremony (21 June).

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Dr Joseph Downing's Publications

Dr Joseph Downing, LSE Fellow in Nationalism, had his book "French Muslims in Perspective" published by Palgrave Macmillan. His paper on the #MacronLeaks case was also published by Springer (13 June).

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Dr Orkun Saka's Contributions

Dr Orkun Saka, Research Associate, had his research on the importance of local economic factors determining voter preferences mentioned in a BBC Turkish News piece on the Istanbul local re-elections (23 June). His paper on financial crises and the dynamics of financial de-liberalisation (co-authored with the EI's Paul De Grauwe and Angelo Martelli) was also covered by VoxEU (25 June).

 

June 2019

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Professor Iain Begg's Contributions

Professor Iain Begg, Professorial Research Fellow and Co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum, commented on the impact of Brexit on the Eurozone and its future for La Razón (20 May, in Spanish); on how US-China trade tensions are affecting the world for CGTN (22 May); and on numerous topics for Bild, including on Theresa May stepping down and the ensuing Tory leadership contest (24 May, in German). His latest publication "Fiscal policy in Europe at crossroads" was also recently published on Funcas. On 26 May Professor Iain Begg participated in "La soirée européenne", an EU Elections viewing event organised by Sciences Po with other universities, in Paris, where he also met France-based LSE Alumni; and on May 28 he took part in a webinar for OMFIF, discussing the EP election results alongside Bernd Lucke (Alternative für Deutschland founder and former member).

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Dr Esra Özyürek's British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship

Dr Esra Özyürek, Associate Professor in Contemporary Turkish Studies, received a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship for her research project titled "Holocaust Memory and Immigration Integration in Europe". The warmest congratulations on her achievement from everyone at the European Institute!

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Lorenzo Codogno's Paper and Interview

Lorenzo Codogno, Visiting Professor in Practice, wrote a paper titled "The rationale for a safe asset and fiscal capacity for the Eurozone" with Paul van den Noord for the May edition of LEQS (LSE 'Europe in Question' Discussion Paper Series). The article was also republished in the LUISS SEP working paper series. He was also interviewed on Class CNBC about Italy's economic growth, public accounts and yield spreads (8 May).

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Gijs De Vries Book Reviews and Article

Gijs De Vries, Visiting Senior Fellow, wrote a review of the book 'Wat doen ze daar eigenlijk? Gesprekken met Nederlandse Europarlementariërs' by M. van Keulen & C. Aalberts for the Clingendael Spectator (20 May, in Dutch); and a book review of 'Le nouvel empire: L’Europe du vingt et unième siècle' for the LSE EUROPP blog (21 May). His article on cultural diplomacy and EU foreign policy was also published for the Berlin Policy Journal (23 May).

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Philippe Legrain's Contributions

Philippe Legrain, Visiting Senior Fellow, contributed to the Dahrendorf Forum/European Institute workshop at LSE on Realising Europe's Soft and Sharp Power (3 May). He also spoke about populism and the European elections at Humboldt University in Berlin (8 May) and at a Clingendael event in Rotterdam on "Europe and the 'new normal' in global trade" (21 May).

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Anthony Teasdale at the 2019 State of the Union conference

Anthony Teasdale, Visiting Professor in Practice, spoke as a panellist on ‘The future of democracy and governance: Global trends to 2030’ at the 2019 State of the Union conference, organised by the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, on Thursday 2nd May.

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FUTURE EUROPE Conference

On 10 May, the London leg of the 'FUTURE EUROPE' conference took place at the LSE, hosted by the European Institute. The recording of the entire session is available at this link, via a registration to the portal.

May 2019

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EI Academics' Success in 2019 Awards at LSE

For the LSE Class Teacher of the Year Awards 2019, Dr Miriam Sorace won the award for excellence in Student Learning Development; Dr Chrysoula Papalexatou was highly commended for Student Support, and Dr Cristobal Garibay-Petersen highly commended for Inspiring Teaching. 

For the 2019 Student-led LSE Awards, the following EI academics were highly commended: Dr Abby Innes for Mentoring and Personal Development, and Dr Spyros Economides & Dr Eiko Thielemann (Government and European Institute) for Inspirational Teaching.

European Institute Highly Commended for Departmental Excellence

The European Institute had been Highly Commended in Departmental Excellence. This award is for departments who are:

· Brilliantly organised and have great administrative support.

· Engage and interact effectively, fostering a great departmental community.

· Listen and act upon student feedback.

· Have excellent welfare and pastoral support services.

· Put diversity and inclusion at the heart of everything they do.

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Professor Iain Begg's Commentaries

Professor Iain Begg, Professorial Research Fellow and Co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum, commented on the latest Brexit developments for L'Avenir (3 April, in French), for xinhuanet.com (5 April) and for Daily Finland (6 April). He also spoke on 'Le puzzle du Brexit' at a conference organised by the Université Paris 1 (4 April) and delivered a briefing on Brexit and European economic governance to the European team at the New York Federal Reserve (8 April).

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Martin Westlake's Contributions

Martin Westlake, Visiting Professor in Practice, delivered a short paper on the subject of 'possible EU party political systems' in the European Parliament, Brussels, on the occasion of the launch of the book 'The European Parliament in Times of EU Crisis' (ed. Olivier Costa) on 2 April. He also acted as discussant and chaired a panel on 'Theorizing (Dis)Integration' at a workshop on 'Theories of European Integration' at the Free University of Brussels (4 April). 

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Professor Nicholas Barr's Interview

Professor Nicholas Barr, Professor in Public Economics, featured in an interview published as ‘LatAm’s 2 Main Pension Challenges’, The Pension Problem, BNAmericas Intelligence Series, Banking, April 2019, pp. 6-8.

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Lorenzo Codogno's Article on Italy

Lorenzo Codogno, Visiting Professor in Practice, co-authored an article on the Italian document of economics and finance and the deficit question with Giampaolo Galli on "Il Sole 24 Ore" (11 April).

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Gijs De Vries Publications

Gijs De Vries, Visiting Senior Fellow, published his paper titled 'Cultural Freedom in European Foreign Policy' (Stuttgart: Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen). In April, his article 'Culture and Development: a priority for the EU?' was also published on the European Commission's Capacity4Dev blog.

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Philippe Legrain's Contributions

Philippe Legrain, Visiting Senior Fellow, wrote columns for Project Syndicate on the EU's relationship with China (5 April) and for the Brussels Times on what the EU needs to do to combat climate change (4 April). In April, he also contributed to a symposium in The International Economy on populism.

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EI Academics Professor Kevin Featherstone, Dr Spyros Economides and Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis at conference in the US

On 12 April Professor Kevin FeatherstoneDr Spyros Economides and Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis participated in the 'Greece and the Euro - From Crisis to Recovery' conference at Fletcher School, Tufts University, Medford, Massachussetts, on 12 April. The occasion was organised by Professor George Alogoskoufis and Professor Kevin Featherstone. Our academics presented papers on political, historical and cultural overviews; Euro-area governance and Greece; Greece's foreign relations after the crisis; and the labor market and the problem of unemployement in Greece.

 

April 2019

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Professor Iain Begg's Contributions

Professor Iain Begg, Professorial Research Fellow and Co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum, contributed to several broadcasts by international media in March and, amongst others, appeared on: The Strait Times (16 March) and Bild (11 March and 13 March, in German) about Brexit, and on Sputnik about Brexit (20 March, radio) and the upcoming EU Budget (21 March, web).

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Dr Waltraud Schelkle's Media Appearance

Dr Waltraud Schelkle, Associate Professor in Political Economy, participated in the conversation with Mark Blyth and Ashoka Mody on the question on the question 'Is the eurozone fixable?' for the Financial Times' podcast "Alphachat" on March 8.

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Dr Pieter Tuytens' Paper

Dr Pieter Tuytens, LSE Fellow in the Political Economy of Europe, has published a paper named "Countering financial interests for social purposes: what drives state intervention in pension markets in the context of financialisation?”, Journal of European Public Policy, Volume 26, 2019 - Issue 4.

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Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis Publication

Dr Vassilis Monastiriotis, Associate Professor in Political Economy, published a paper titled “Transition Dynamics in European Labour Markets During Crisis and Recovery” (with Corrado Macchiarelli and Nikole Lampropoulou) in the journal Comparative Economic Studies.

March 2019

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European Institute Representatives at Delphi Economic Forum IV

Several members of staff and some students of the LSE European Institute are attending the Delphi Economic Forum IV, which will take place from Thursday 28 February to Sunday 3 March 2019. Professor Kevin Featherstone, Professor Spyros Economides, Dr Vassilis Monastriotis, Professor Iain Begg and Professor Tony Travers will all be speaking in the panels that will take place during the Forum. Furthermore, nine students from the LSESU Hellenic Society will attend the Forum, including some EI students.

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Professor Iain Begg's Contributions

Professor Iain Begg, Professorial Research Fellow and Co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum, has written for the online edition of Bild (all articles in German) on the the Brexit negotiations from an EU perspective (13 February), the Tories' defections in Parliament to the Independent Group (20 February) and Labour's support for a second referendum (25 February). He also contributed to numerous broadcasts for international news outlets, including a TRT World piece on MPs quitting the Conservative Party (20 February); and his latest publication on "The Future EU Budget" was recently published.

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Gijs De Vries' New Role and Publication

Gijs De Vries, Visiting Senior Fellow, has accepted an invitation from the German Foreign Ministry to serve as an advisor to its Task Force on drafting a new cultural diplomacy strategy (Auswärtiges Amt, AKBP Strategieprozess 2020).

Furthermore, his LSE blog ‘A hard Brexit will see criminals take back control’ (LSE blog 12.03.2018) has been republished (with the same title) in Helena Carrapico, Antonia Niehuss, and Chloé Berthélémy (eds.), Brexit and Internal Security. Political and Legal Concerns on the Future UK-EU Relationship (Palgrave MacMillan, 2019), pp. 87-91. The book was published on 4 February 2019.

On 30 March, Gijs's article "Orban schendt de Europese idealen" was published by the newspaper Trouw (in Dutch).

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Martin Westlake's Publication

Martin Westlake, Visiting Senior Fellow, published: "The more (European integration) there is, the more (Euroscepticism) there is: Euroscepticism as reactive identity formation and the importance of opposition. Where might the EU institutions go from here?” Bruges Political Research Papers, Paper  n° 73 / 2019, College of Europe.

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Dr Waltraud Schelkle's Contributions

Dr Waltraud Schelkle, Associate Professor in Political Economy, had three papers published in the month of February: 

Mabbett, D., & Schelkle, W. (2019). Independent or lonely? Central banking in crisis. Review of International Political Economy (online).  ISSN 0969-2290.
Schelkle, W. (2019). EU Pension policy and financialisation: purpose without power?, Journal of European Public Policy, 1-18.
Schelkle, W. (2019). Integration and Disintegration: Two-level games in the EU. In D. Bailey & C. Hay (Eds.), Diverging Capitalisms, Brexit and the new EU economic governance. Houndmills: Palgrave, pp.125-147.

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Philippe Legrain's Contributions

Philippe Legrain, Visiting Senior Fellow, wrote columns for the Brussels Times on whether the eurozone economy is heading for recession (11 February) and for Foreign Policy on the prospect of Trump launching a new trade war against European cars (22 February).

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Dr Marina Cino Pagliarello's Nomination

Dr Marina Cino Pagliarello, ESRC Post-Doctoral Fellow (Industrial Strategy), has been nominated as the LSE Early Career Researcher representative to attend the ESRC meeting on the future strategic vision of the ESRC held in London on the 21st of February.

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Lorenzo Codogno's Interviews

Lorenzo Codogno, Visiting Professor in Practice, was interviewed on the Italian economic situation on CNBC (1 February) and SkyTG24 Economia (6 February, in Italian). 

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Dr Robert Basedow's Evidence

Dr Robert Basedow, Assistant Professor in International Political Economy, gave evidence at the Trade Select Committee of the House of Commons on 'UK international investment policy after Brexit' on 27 February. The recording of the session is available.

 

January-February 2019

Mr Gijs de Vries

Gijs De Vries' Presentations

Gijs De Vries, Visiting Senior Fellow, has recently carried out the following public presentations: 'Public diplomacy as a dimension of EU foreign policy' at the German Foreign Ministry, Berlin, on 3 December 2018; 'EU international cultural relations: a look ahead' at the European Union National Institutes of Culture (EUNIC), Brussels, on 12 December 2018; and 'Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the Carribean: the case of Aruba' at the Audit Chamber of Aruba, Aruba, on 14 December 2018.

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Professor Iain Begg's Contributions

Professor Iain Begg, Professorial Research Fellow and Co-Director of the Dahrendorf Forum, contributed on Brexit for broadcasts on CNBC ('Brexit explained: 3.3 million jobs, EU immigration, the Irish border and everything else about the UK's big gamble') and Channel 4 ('FactCheck: Can we avoid paying the £39 billion Brexit divorce bill?'). He also wrote articles for The Hill on 13 January and 17 January

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Marta Lorimer's Piece

Marta Lorimer, PhD Candidate, has published a piece on Open Democracy, reviewing the views of Europe of far right parties, on 17 January.

Mr Philippe Legrain

Philippe Legrain's Contributions

Philippe Legrain, Visiting Senior Fellow, wrote a piece for the Aspen Institute Italy on why, despite Theresa May's historic defeat in Parliament, the most likely outcome is still that the Withdrawal Agreement will ultimately be approved, on 21 January. 

Dr Martin Westlake

Dinam Seminar Series

Martin Westlake, Visiting Senior Fellow, has launched the new Dinam Seminar on the European Union's New Foreign Policy. In January, he co-chaired the first two sessions, with Christian Leffler (Deputy Secretary General of the European External Action Service) and Stavros Lambrinidis (European Union's Special Representative on Human Rights) as guest speakers. On 22 January Mr Westlake also gave a seminar on 'Conflictual dynamics between democratic political legitimacy and ethical administrations in international organisations' in the International Relations Department's IR 507 International Institutions, Law and Ethics Research Workshop. 

Mr Lorenzo Codogno

Lorenzo Codogno's Contribution

Lorenzo Codogno, Visiting Professor in Practice, wrote an article on 4 December about the Italian deficit situation for Il Sole 24 Ore. He delivered presentations on the Macro Economic Imbalance Procedure at the Economic Policy Committee/ European Commission (23 January) and on the European Economic Governance at the Finnish Parliament (29 January). In January, Lorenzo also appeared in interviews for CNBC (on the UK and Eurozone economiesglobal economic outlookand Italy's banking and fiscal situation) and BBC World Service Radio (on Italian banks and potential for recession).

2018

 

December 2018

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Dr Orkun Saka  -  Call for Papers

Call for papers for LSE Workshop on Political Economy of Turkey to be held on 12 March, 2019 at the LSE. Policy panel including Sergei Guriev (EBRD) and Selin Sayek Boke (Member of Turkish Parliament).

The submission deadline is January 18, 2019. Please see link for further event details and submission requirements: Call for papers

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Dr Gerba's Paper

Dr Eddie Gerba's policy paper on secular stagnation and monetary policy implications was published by the European Parliament Economic and Monetary Affairs committee on 19 November and will be used for Monetary Dialogue on 26 November. 

Mr Richard Bron

Richard Bronk's Lecture

Richard Bronk gave a joint lecture with Professor Jens Beckert on ‘Economics for uncertain times’ at the RSA in central London on 1 November 2018. To listen to the podcast click here 

Dr Annette Bongardt

Dr Bongardt and Dr Torres on the Future of EU

Dr Annette Bongardt and Dr Francisco Torres delivered a presentation on The Future of EU governance at the conference Europe at the Cross Roads, organised by the Social Sciences Institute of the University of Lisbon on 15 October.

Dr Francisco Torres

Dr Torres Chairing a Session at Oxford

Dr Francisco Torres, Visiting Senior Fellow, chaired a session of the Political Economy of Financial Markets series at St Antony’s College, Oxford University, 19 November, on The EU’s monetary and financial policies: The core and the periphery by Charles Enoch, PEFM Director. Read more

Mr Lorenzo Codogno

Lorenzo Codogno on the Media

Lorenzo Codogno has recently delivered multiple interviews on the Italian Budget, including with Class CNBC (26 October) and Radio Sputnik News (23 November). Lorenzo has also commented on Brexit for Al Jazeera (17 November), and he has taken part in multiple presentations recently, including at John Hopkins University on “Budgetary policies: the electoral campaign and the new government”, with Silvia Merler in Bologna on 17 November.

Mr Philippe Legrain

Philippe Legrain on the Press

Philippe Legrain has written multiple columns for leading news publications, including on: why Angela Merkel won't be missed when she retires, for Project Syndicate; why the real EU disintegration threat isn't further exits, but rather nationalists undermining and then taking over EU institutions, for Brussels Times; why the new divide in the Brexit debate is between pragmatists who prefer a bad deal to no deal and players who are willing to risk no-deal chaos to achieve their ends (a hard Brexit, no Brexit, a Labour government), for CapX.

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Julian Göpffarth's Article

Julian Göpffarth wrote a blog article entitled The Far Right Imagines a Totalitarian Other for the Fair Observer in November 2018.

November 2018

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Dr Waltraud Schelkle Awarded ERC Synergy Grant  

Dr Waltraud Schelkle together with Dr Maurizio Ferrera from the University of Milan and Hanspeter Kriesi at the European University Institute, has been awarded a large Synergy Grant by the European Research Council. They will explore 'Policy Crisis and Crisis Politics. Sovereignty, Solidarity and Identity in the EU post 2008'. The project will run over six years, starting in mid-2019, and has an overall value of €9.6 million. In its award letter, the ERC commended the project for 'Its considerable ambition in both empirical and theoretical terms [..] supported by the excellent methodology that the [Principal Investigators] intend to apply'. The ERC Press Release with a list of the 27 grants awarded can be found here:
https://erc.europa.eu/news/erc-2018-synergy-grants-results

Dr Waltraud Schelkle has also published an article on the German economist Hans-Werner Sinn that appeared in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on 11 October, 2019. An English translation can be found here.

Dr Martin Westlake

Dr Martin Westlake's paper in UACES Conference


Dr Martin Westlake delivered a paper at the UACES 48th Annual Conference in Bath. The paper, entitled 'The more (European integration) there is, the more (Euroscepticism) there is: Euroscepticism as reactive identity formation and the importance of an opposition and not just opposition,' was given in a panel on 'Assessing the Impact of Euroscepticism on Institutions: the EU Arena.'

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Professor Kevin Featherstone's Contributions

Professor Kevin Featherstone, spoke on ‘The UK politics of a BREXIT deal’ at the Hertie School of Government, Berlin, 1 October; he also spoke to the LSE Alumni Association in Brussels on 9th October, updating them on developments at LSE and giving his assessment of the Brexit negotiations so far. His co-speaker was Margaritis Schinas, Chief Spokesman of the EU Commission. On 19th October he commented on the future of Anglo-Greek relations after ‘Brexit’ to an audience of policy-makers and officials at Ditchley Park, UK.

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Sarah Ciaglia's Contribution

Sarah Ciaglia, PhD Candidate at the European Institute, has contributed to a piece entitled 'What a feeling?! How to promote ‘European Identity’', which was published on 10 October.

Mr Gijs de Vries

Gijs De Vries' Participations

Gijs De Vries will be joining the Reflection Group of the German Foreign Ministry charged with reviewing Germany’s public diplomacy. He also participated in the 2018 meeting of the annual Anglo-Dutch high level conference (Apeldoorn Conference).

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Dr Sonja Avlijas' Best PhD Thesis Award

Dr Sonja Avlijas, EI Alumna and member of the editorial board of the EI's LEQS Paper Series, was nominated as the recipient of the EACES 2018 Best PhD Thesis Award. Following her lecture at the awards ceremony, she also got elected to the 2018-2020 Executive Board of EACES.

Mr Lorenzo Codogno

Lorenzo Codogno's Contributions

Lorenzo Codogno wrote a Policy Brief for the LUISS School of Economic Policy titled “A stylised narrative of Italian banking problems” 

Lorenzo, also wrote an article for Financial Times, Opinion Market Insight titled “A maverick Italy risks destabilising the whole EU”

Media Interviews

BBC Radio World Service interview on the Italian Budget and the difficulties of the Italian government, 22 October 2018.

BBC World Service Radio interview on the Italian Budget, 9 October 2018.

Radio 24 Focus Economia, interview (in Italian) on Italy’s fiscal targets and market developments, 2 October 2018.

Class CNBC interview (Italian) on Italy’s Budget, 1 October 2018.

October 2018

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Lectures by Dr Esra Özyürek

Dr Esra Özyürek gave a lecture on 'Making Germans out of Turks and Arabs? Holocaust Memory and Inclusion/Exclusion' at the Center for European Studies, Harvard University, on 24 September 2018. She also gave a lecture titled 'Generation Allah: Democratizing Muslim Men and Holocaust Memory in Germany' at the University of Illinois, on 20 September 2018.

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Social Media Conference, Dr Joseph Downing

Dr Joseph Downing is organizing a two-day conference on methodological scholarly approaches to social media as a base for social science research, titled 'Social Media and the Social Sciences: Perspectives, Methods and Approaches'.

Mr Anthony Teasdale

Anthony Teasdale's Article

Anthony Teasdale has published an article (co-authored with David Willetts) about Margaret Thatcher's Bruges speech, entitled 'How the seed of Brexit was planted 30 years ago', in the October 2018 edition of Prospect magazine.

Mr Philippe Legrain

Philippe Legrain's Contributions

Philippe Legrain spoke at The Economist's Open Future Festival in London on 15 September in a debate on 'Has migration gone too far?'. He also wrote an article for Brussels Times on the need for greater European defence cooperation and strategic autonomy;  and contributed to a symposium on Brexit by The National Interest.

Mr Richard Bron

Richard Bronk on LSE IQ Podcast

Richard Bronk, Visiting Fellow, contributed to the latest 'LSE IQ Podcast: Episode 18 | How do stories help us understand the world?'.

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Dr Francisco Torres

Publications by Dr Annette Bongardt and Dr Francisco Torres

Dr Annette Bongardt and Dr Francisco Torres have recently co-authored 'Trade Agreements and Regional Integration: the EU after Brexit'Chapter 32 in Robert Looney (ed.), Routledge Handbook of International Trade Agreements: Country, regional and global approaches, London and NY: Routledge, pp. 296-306; and 'What should be the EU’s approach to global trade?', Forum on the Global Trading System, Review of European Economic Policy,Vol. 53, 5, Sept/Oct.

Mr Lorenzo Codogno

Lorenzo Codogno's Contributions

Lorenzo Codogno has written a blogpost 'Italy under the spotlight of another financial crisis', with Mara Monti, also a Policy Brief for LUISS School of Economic Policy. He has written two articles for Il Sole 24 Ore with Giampaolo Galli, 'Una manovra per la sostenibilità del debito' (A Budget for debt sustainability) and 'I pericoli di uno scontro con i mercati' (The dangers of a fight with financial markets). He also gave interviews to the BBC and Class CNBC, among others.

September 2018

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Dr Esra Özyürek comments on Turkey  

Dr Esra Özyürek talked to the following media outlets about the economic crisis in Turkey: BBC, Canda Television and ITV. She has also had her article "Exile and Plurality in Neoliberal Times: Turkey's Academics for Peace" accepted for publication and has been scheduled for the May 2019 special issue of Public Culture (31-2) on the theme of 'Interrogating the Histories and Futures of “Diversity”: Transnational Perspectives'.

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Marta Lorimer Contributions 

Marta Lorimer has recently published a chapter titled ‘"Ni droite, Ni gauche, Français!" Far right populism and the future of Left/Right politics’. The chapter is featured in Lise Herman and James Muldoon’s volume ‘Trumping the Mainstream: The Conquest of Democratic Politics by the Populist Radical Right

Mr Lorenzo Codogno

Lorenzo Codogno Publications

Lorenzo has written a chapter “Cosa succede se usciamo dall’Euro?” (What would happen if we exit the euro?) edited by Carlo Stagnaro, with Giampaolo Galli, IBL Libri. He has also contributed his article “Cosa insegna all’Italia la crisi della Turchia” (What the crisis in Turkey teaches to Italy),  “La quadratura dei conti e lo spread in agguato” (Squaring the circle of the Budget and the yield spread) and has also given interviews for  Class CNBC on Italian political and budgetary developments and the global scenario, Radio 24 Focus Economia on the next Italian budget and CNBC Asia interview on “Close to 'crunch time' for Brexit negotiations”. 

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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Professor 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.

 

 

 

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