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Lent term seminars 2012

LSE London's 2012 Lent term seminar series begins on the 16th of January. This year's series covers topics that relate to the changing nature of the London economy and reflect research and other work going on in the capital. Like last year, this year's speakers will focus on the implications of the current political environment for various aspects of the city's economy, covering relevant issues such as the benefit cap, the riots, rail policy and multiculturalism. 

Presenters include academics and practitioners from relevant fields. Each seminar is chaired by one of the members of LSE London, while speaker’s presentations, available podcasts and any other related documents are posted here regularly after each session .

The seminar is held every Monday afternoon, throughout the Lent Term, from 4.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the New Academic Building, Room 204, located at the LSE, map and directions (PDF) downloadable here.

For more information, please contact LSE London at:




Room NAB 204, 4.30 - 6.00 p.m.


Philip Clifford, London Councils

The benefit cap in London - headaches on the horizon?

Podcast: Play


Briget Rosewell, Volterra

Finance, the Future and London

Podcast: Play


Henry Overman, Director, SERC, LSE

What should urban policy do? Lessons for London,

Podcast: Play

'British Politics and Policy' Blog article: Investing in the UK's most successful cities is the surest recipe for national growth


Greg Clark, Global Advisor on City Development

London World City: 20 Years On

Podcast: Play

13 February

Tony Travers, Director, LSE London

The Local Government Resource Review - Incentivising Growth

Podcast: Play

20 February

Mark Bostock, Independent Consultant, ex ARUP

London and the high speed rail debate: how do we get the Right Line?

Podcast: Play

Further reading: 'Hub is the Right Solution' in Transport Times, 12/11.

27 February

Tim Newburn, Department of Social Policy

Reading the Riots

Podcast: Play


Max Nathan, Department of Geography & SERC, LSE

Is cultural diversity good for London's economy?

Podcast: Play


Venkie Shantaram, Partner, McKinsey Global Institute

The Economic Power of Cities: London in a Global Context

Podcast: Play




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