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The December EI Digest is now online!

In this issue we advertise our upcoming events and look at the latest blogs written by our academics on the most current European issues, including the Italian Referendum, the French elections and Brexit.

You can read all our past issues online here and you can join our mailing list to receive the newsletter as well as information on upcoming events.

 
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New podcast online!

On Monday 21 November the EI was very happy to host a stimulating talk by Marco Buti, Director-General for Economic and Financial Affairs at the European Commission, about Europe's incompatible trinities. The talk was followed by a lively debate with EI Professor Paul de Grauwe and Associate Professor Mareike Kleine, chaired by Professor Iain Begg, and the audience had the chance to ask the panel questions afterwards.

You can now listen online to the talk and discussion by visiting our podcasts page.

 
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Applications for PhD and MSc studies are now open!

For the academic year 2017/18 we have exciting new Masters programmes, with an overall offer of seven individual programmes and over 75 taught courses to choose from.

We also welcome applications to the doctoral programme 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.

Visit our Study Here pages for more information.

 
Brussels event

The EI is proud to be hosting an exciting series of events in Brussels on Thursday 8 December, in conjunction with broader LSE departments, to celebrate 25 years of the European Institute.

The day includes expert panel sessions focussed around the UK’s decision to BREXIT, and networking opportunities.

The events are free of charge, and open to LSE Staff, students, alumni and the broader public. For more information, and to book, please follow this link.

 
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The President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, came to LSE on Friday 23 Septemebr to deliver a specch to LSE staff and students. His lecture was title 'EU and Brexit' and stressed that although the UK and the EU will be setting off on different ways, cooperation must remain strong.

The European Institute would like to thank the EP President for talking to our students and everyone who joined us. For those who could not make it, the podcast of the lecture is available on our website.

 
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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”. He explains the aims of the project 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. The second objective is to analyse the political, institutional and economic constraints of implementing structural reforms in the EU countries.  The third objective is to investigate the impacts of structural reforms on the economies in the EU member states."

 
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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, Dr Waltraud Schelkle who chaired the event, Jen Robottom, the LSE Public Events Team, and all our guests for making the event such an exciting one. For those of you who missed it, you can now listen to the podcast.

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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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. 
 
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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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Prime Ministers in Greece: The Paradox of Power
Authors: Kevin Featherstone and Dimitris Papadimitriou 
 
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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
 
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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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