'20 years after South Africa's first democratic elections, everyday life for most remains a struggle' - LSE's Jason Hickel questions whether South Africa is truly liberated.'Expensive lessons from the trading floor' - PhD student Meghan Leaver investigates human errors in a high-risk environment.'It is philanthropy, not entrepreneurship, that propels American-style capitalism' - Zoltan Acs on why philanthropy in the US is a little understood economic force.Spotlight on India's Lok Sabha elections - E-debate with LSE academics Mukulika Banerjee and Sumantra Bose on why Indians vote.

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Major report reveals impact of devolution on patient care| A major new report published today by the Nuffield Trust and Health Foundation has found significant improvements in the performance of the NHS in all four UK countries since devolution. NHS will pay a high price for short-term mental health cuts, report warns| A new economic report, published today, has found that investing in quality care and support for people with schizophrenia and psychosis results in huge savings in the long-term. UK ninth most entrepreneurial economy globally| The UK has slipped from sixth to ninth place in the 2014 Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index (GEDI).See News and media| for more.
Robert I Sutton    

Scaling Up Excellence|

Stanford professor Robert Sutton discusses the lessons that he and colleague Huggy Rao learned from their seven year study of ‘the problem of more’, as well as the challenge of spreading constructive beliefs and actions from those that have them to those that don't. Event date: Wednesday 6 May.

 

Economics, But Not as You Know It|

Dr Ha-Joon Chang explains how the global economy works, and why anyone can understand ‘the dismal science’. This lecture will be webcast live on the LSE website. Event date: Thursday 1 May.

Summer term public events programme now online|

The Summer (April - July) events leaflet is now online with highlights including lectures by Michael Lewis, Professor Michael Sandel, Gail Kelly, Professor William Easterly, Shami Chakrabarti and Zainab Hawa Bangura.

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Robert J Barro       

Speaker: Professor Robert J Barro
Recorded: Thursday 20 March 2014, approx. 88 minutes

 

Speakers: James Dawson, Kate Kingsley, Geraldine McCaughrean, Jon Robinson
Recorded: Monday 31 March 2014, approx. 70 minutes

Speaker: Professor David Harvey
Recorded: Wednesday 2 April 2014, approx. 92 minutes

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Changing Inequalities and Social Impacts

Changing Inequalities and Societal Impacts in Rich Countries: 30 countries' experiences|

Wiemer Salverda, Brian Nolan, Daniele Checchi, Ive Marx, Abigail McKnight and Herman van de Werfhorst

 
Changing Inequalities in Rich Countries

Changing Inequalities in Rich Countries: analytical and comparative perspectives|

Wiemer Salverda, Brian Nolan, Daniele Checchi, Ive Marx, Abigail McKnight and Herman van de Werfhorst

 
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