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Cowdray House
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
WC2A 2AE

Email: europeaninstitute@lse.ac.uk 
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7849 4646

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Martin Schulz

The President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz came to LSE on Friday 23 September. He delivered a speech on 'EU and Brexit' and answered questions form the audience and the press.

You can watch the lecture on BBC iplayer and listen to our podcast here.

 
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Congratulations to Professor Paul De Grauwe who has just secured ESRC funding for a new project entitled: “Structural Reforms and European Integration: Theory, Measurement and Econometric Evidence”


Professor De Grauwe will be a lead researcher on the project. He explains the aims as such:


“The main objective of this research project is to provide a comprehensive analysis of structural reforms in the European Union. More specifically, the research programme has three main objectives. 

The first objective is to construct a set of improved indicators of a broad range of structural reforms in the EU members. This will generate a new annual panel data set from 1990 to 2015 covering 28 EU countries. 

The second objective is to analyze the political, institutional and economic constraints of implementing structural reforms in the EU countries. Using the new panel dataset, we will provide a detailed study of the determinants of structural reforms. We will analyze the role of initial conditions, institutions and political developments, and of economic growth on the dynamics of structural reforms.  

The third objective is to investigate the impacts of structural reforms on the economies in the EU member states. 

Our project is novel because it analyzes both the processes that lead to more (or less) reforms in EU countries and the impact these reforms have had on the economies of these countries.”

 
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LSE European Institute 25th Anniversary Alumni Reunion

Date
: Friday 16 September 2016
Time: 6.30 - 8pm
Venue: Senior Common Room, Old Building, Houghton Street, WC2A 2AE

Head of the European Institute Professor Kevin Featherstone will give an introductory address and short presentations will follow from two guest speakers: Kai Whittaker (MdB, CDU), and Joana Cruz (Policy Officer, European Commission Representation in the UK).
A drinks and  canape reception will take place afterwards.

Please visit the event page to book your place. You need to be registered for the alumni website to book. If you do not have an account, please create your account now using your unique alumni ID number.
 
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Professor Joseph Stiglitz gave a public lecture on Tuesday 30th August, entitled "The Euro: and it's threat to Europe".

The event was a fantastic success, and sold out completely with additional guests watching a live feed next door. Professor Stiglitz partook in a book signing after his lecture. The European Institute offers special thanks to Professor Stiglitz and his Team, Jen Robottom, the LSE Public Events Team, and all our guests for making the event such an exciting one.


Professor Stiglitz is University Professor of the Columbia Business School and Chair of the Management Board and Director of Graduate Summer Programs, Brooks World Poverty Institute, University of Manchester.

 
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Professor Anthony Smith
The European Institute  is saddened to learn of the passing of Anthony Smith, LSE Emeritus Professor in Ethnicity & Nationalism.
Professor Smith was former president of ASEN, founding editor of the Journal of Nations and Nationalism, and for many years a respected colleague and teacher at the European Institute.
 
 
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LSE Referendum Night 2016
hosted by LSE European Institute in partnership with The UK in a Changing Europe


On Thursday 23 June 2016, Britain went to the polls to vote in the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU. The LSE European Institute, in partnership with The UK in a Changing Europe, organised a Referendum Night event at the LSE. The evening included commentaries and debates between LSE academics and external experts as first results were reported from across the country. 

Podcasts of sessions and panels are available here.
 
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On Tuesday 7 June, the European Institute launched the LSE Commission on the Future of Britain in Europe at an event with Gordon Brown, Iain Begg and Sara Hagemann.
The Commission aimed to assess the implications of a vote for Britain to remain or leave the EU and to inform the national debate on the referendum with high quality, evidence-based and balanced analysis. Almost 200 experts were involved in the 6 month series of 11 hearings.
The Overview and Summary of Reports and the individual hearing reports are available online and to download from the LSE European Institute  website
The Commission is dedicated to the memory of the late Professor Maurice Fraser.
Check out the media coverage of the event and report.
 
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LSE is one of Europe's most influential platforms for addressing issues, trends and policies affecting both the European Union and the wider Europe. The European Institute is proud to host events with distinguished speakers from the worlds of politics, business, media and culture. See our full programme of events here.
 
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Our monthly newsletter, the EI Digest, contains information on our latest news and developments, including new events, publications and media articles by staff.

You are welcome to view our previous issues of the EI Digest
Please subscribe here to the Digest's mailing list to keep up to date with our latest news.
 
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The European Institute has six Masters programmes - one of the broadest offerings on Europe in the world. Within each programme, students study a combination of core and optional courses, with around 75 taught courses to choose from.
 
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The European Institute accepts applications to our doctoral programme MPhil/PhD in European Studies in the areas of our four research themes: Governance and Democracy in the European Union, European Society, Political Economy in Europe and Europe beyond the EU. 
 
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The Executive Masters degree in the Political Economy of Europe offers working professionals the opportunity to earn an LSE Master’s degree while pursuing a full-time career. 
 
Del Singh Foundation
The Del Singh Foundation is generously funding a new MSc scholarship at LSE

The Del Singh Foundation Scholarship will cover tuition fees and living costs to support one student in the next academic year (2016/17) on any post-graduate course at the European Institute, with preference given to students from war zones/conflict affected areas.
The Foundation was created in January 2014 following the tragic death of LSE alumnus Del Singh (MSc 2000 European Studies) in Kabul, Afghanistan while working with the British Department of International Development. Del dedicated his life to fighting for human rights across the world and sought justice for those whose voices could not be heard. He channelled his passion into every project he was involved in - from his international development work to supporting local community projects at home.
Dishi Kaur Umfleet, Del’s sister and founder of the Del Singh Foundation, commented: “The Del Singh Foundation Scholarship is in tribute to my brother’s life – to honour Del’s accomplishments while perpetuating his vision of equality of opportunity for all.” 

See details of how to apply here.
 
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Congratulations to Professor Paul De Grauwe who has just secured ESRC funding for a new project entitled 
“Structural Reforms and European Integration: Theory, Measurement and Econometric Evidence”

Professor De Grauwe will be a lead researcher on the project. He explains the aims as such:


“The main objective of this research project is to provide a comprehensive analysis of structural reforms in the European Union. More specifically, the research programme has three main objectives. 

The first objective is to construct a set of improved indicators of a broad range of structural reforms in the EU members. This will generate a new annual panel data set from 1990 to 2015 covering 28 EU countries.

The second objective is to analyze the political, institutional and economic constraints of implementing structural reforms in the EU countries. Using the new panel dataset, we will provide a detailed study of the determinants of structural reforms. We will analyze the role of initial conditions, institutions and political developments, and of economic growth on the dynamics of structural reforms.  

The third objective is to investigate the impacts of structural reforms on the economies in the EU member states. 

Our project is novel because it analyzes both the processes that lead to more (or less) reforms in EU countries and the impact these reforms have had on the economies of these countries.”

 
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The LSE European Institute (EI) was ranked first in Area Studies in the latest national Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) exercise.
The EI was also ranked first in its sector in the previous national Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in 2008.
An impressive 55 per cent of the Institute’s research and impact was awarded the highest possible (4 star) grade in the REF2014, indicating that it was considered ‘world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour’. A further 30 per cent was deemed ‘internationally excellent’ (3 star). 
The European Institute’s ‘Impact’ case studies were all judged to be 4 star: the highest ranking of any Area Studies submission in the country.
This demonstrates the success of the Institute in producing outstanding research that makes a real difference beyond academia, promoting and informing UK and European evidence-based public debate and policy development.
 
 
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Research Themes
Research in the European Institute is focused around four interdisciplinary research themes and our doctoral community, which is one of the largest in European Studies in the world, spans all four research areas:

 
 
 
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Alongside academic excellence, the European Institute strives to produce research that makes a difference beyond academia, promoting and informing UK and European evidence-based public debate and policy development.
In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), the European Institute was awarded the highest possible (4 star) grade for its ‘Impact’, indicating that we are world-leading.
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Edited by Erik Jones and Francisco Torres
 
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Prime Ministers in Greece: The Paradox of Power
Authors: Kevin Featherstone and Dimitris Papadimitriou 
 
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Edited by Olaf Cramme and Sara B. Hobolt
 
 
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Author: Joan Costa-Font
 
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Author: Prof Paul De Grauwe
 
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IslandEurope
Editors : James Ker-Lindsay, Hubert Faustmann, Fiona Mullen
"An Island in Europe" traces offers an authoritative and comprehensive account of a critical phase in Cypriot history, from a range of experts in the fields of politics, academia and conflict resolution.
 
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Author: Marco Simoni
The book traces the recent economical history of Italy, and provides necessary explanations on why the legal and political reforms of capitalism didn't work. And to trace who is responsible for these choices as well as to propose coherent alternatives
 
The Last Ottomans
Authors: Kevin Featherstone, Dimitris Papadimitriou, Argyris Mamarelis and Georgios Niarchos
The Last Ottomans traces a fascinating, untold story and tells it through an inter-disciplinary lens, raising important questions of relevance not only to the 1940s but also to the inherited assumptions and images of today.
 
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EUROPP blog
LSE Europe in question discussion paper series