Daily Headlines 23-26 May 2009

LSE in print

Daily Express, 25-May-2009, page 1,8
PENSIONS JOY FOR MILLIONS AT LAST
Front page article on rising value of equities. Notes comment by Dr Ros Altmann, a governor of the London School of Economics, who warned last week that the fall in pension values would hurt those retiring soon.
http://www.dailyexpress.co.uk/posts/view/103230|

Guardian, 25-May-2009, page 27
Sorry, but where are the green shoots exactly?
Howard Davies writes that it is too soon to assume the economy is recovering.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/may/23/hay-festival-howard-davies-economy|

Financial Times (Companies and Markets), 25-May-2009, page 18
Happy headlines can't mask the mounting sadness
Tony Jackson looks at remarks by Robert Shiller of Yale who has claimed that personal, as well as commercial, sentiment acts as a driver for economics. Notes Schiller offered his analysis in lecture at the London School of Economics last week.
http://search.ft.com/search?queryText=sadness&aje=true&dse=&dsz|=

Mail on Sunday, 24-May-2009, page 30
Furious Albanians give nul points to 'insulting' Norton
Armend Elezi, an Albanian student at the London School of Economics, made a formal complaint to the BBC about Graham Norton's Eurovision commentary.
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1186908/Furious-Albanians-nul-points--8216-insulting-8217-Norton.html|

Evening Standard, 22-May-2009, page 22,23, 1st
Mother said 'I don't want you in that dirty world of politics'
Interview with Georgia Gould who, last weekend, lost the battle to be selected as Labour MP for Erith and Thamesmead. She notes the fierce attack on her by the local party and adds that she now regrets asking family friend Tessa Jowell to appear in support of her candidacy. She notes she will not make a decision on standing again but will continue studies at LSE.
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23696936-details/Mother+said+%27I+don%C2%92t+want+you+in+that+dirty+world+of+politics%27/article.do|

Guardian (Review), 23-May-2009, page 9
The rights stuff
Conor Gearty, a professor of human rights law at the London School of Economics, will take part in the Guardian debate "Does the Left Still Care about Liberty" at Hay tomorrow.
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Daily Telegraph (Your money), 23-May-2009, page 10
PERSONAL ACCOUNT
Most people outside the public sector must now rely on money purchase pensions, which London School of Economics governor Ros Almann described this week as "a bet on the stock market" which in many cases will not pay out.
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Guardian, 23-May-2009, page 21
Climate change policies in UK failing - New Labour guru
Lord Giddens, former director of the London School of Economics and a key architect of the New Labour project, said global warming was such a vital issue that a political "revolution" is needed to get to grips with it.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/may/22/hay-climate-change-giddens|

Daily Telegraph, 23-May-2009, page 10
Salaries are falling at a record rate
Willem Buiter, a former member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee, said: "The economy will be shrinking into next year. We will be in recession and have sharply rising unemployment for the next year or year and a half."
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Financial Times, 23-May-2009, page 2
Parliament sinks further in estimation of student leaders
Aled Fisher, general secretary of the students' union at the London School of Economics and Political Science, says there are better ways to influence the nation's affairs than becoming an MP.
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Times (Saturday Review), 23-May-2009, page 7
'Flashy and vulgar? That's not my Russia'
Nonna Materkova studied economics and finance at the St Petersburg State University, then spent ten years in the city administration before completing a masters at the London School of Economics with the Yeltsin scholarship for young Russian business leaders.
No link available

The Guardian 22-May-2009
Heathrow third runway 'a mistake'
Lord Stern commented at the Hay Festival on the decision to allow a third runway at Heathrow.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/may/22/lord-stern-heathrow-third-runway|

Guardian (Education), 26-May-2009, page 2
The business of choosing
Jessica Shepherd examines what universities are looking for in potential students. Nasima Begum-Ali is hoping to study history and international relations at the London School of Economics this September
http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2009/may/26/university-access|

Guardian (G2), 26-May-2009, page 13
The Radio 4 road show
John Crace commented on the Hay-On-Wye festival, noting that Howard Davies, director of the London School of Economics, was on to a winner with the audience when he accused Gordon Brown of massive financial mismanagement.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/may/26/radio-4-hay-festival|

Guardian (G2), 26-May-2009, page 3
Measure for measure
Henry Porter issued Professor Connor Gearty's black pug a death threat against his poor pet in the heated Guardian Liberty debate
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Financial Times, 26-May-2009, page 12
Stimulus package should not be written in stone
Pierre Chaigneau, Fellow, London School of Economics, writes that the stimulus package approved by the US Congress at the beginning of 2009 included many projects that were not "shovel ready".
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/c12ee28a-498d-11de-9e19-00144feabdc0,Authorised=false.html?_i_location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ft.com%2Fcms%2Fs%2F0%2Fc12ee28a-498d-11de-9e19-00144feabdc0.html&_i_referer=http%3A%2F%2Fsearch.ft.com%2Fsearch%3FqueryText%3DPierre%2BChaigneau|

Guardian (G2), 26-May-2009, page 16,17,18
The book that changed my life
Nicholas Stern contribues to an article in which writers reveal their literary inspirations, picking The Financial Expert by RK Narayan
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/may/26/hay-festival-book-changed-life|

Times (The Climate Challenge), 26-May-2009, page 4,5
Stop burning trees and coal
Blueprint for a Safer Planet by Nicholas Stern is mentioned as further reading in Camilla Cavendish's article on coal and deforestation
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/camilla_cavendish/article
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LSE online

22/05/09 ((Times of Malta - Valletta,Malta))
The predictions are based on a scientific model developed by researchers from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Dublin's ...
http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20090522/local/labour-maintains-healthy-lead-in-eu-election-poll|

22/05/09 ((Financiarul - Bucharest,Romania))
... Simon Hix, London School of Economics), Michael Marsh (Trinity College Dublin) and Nick Vivyan (London School of Economics, shows that the future ...
http://www.financiarul.ro/2009/05/22/petru-luhan-pd-l-euro-elections-to-consolidate-position-of-epp/|

22/05/09 ((The FINANCIAL - Tbilisi,Georgia))
The report, by academics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and King's College London, shows how care costs are spread between age ...
http://finchannel.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=38074&Itemid=13|

22/05/09 ((AllAfrica.com - Washington,USA))
Dr Fraser McNeill, a Research Fellow at the London School of Economics, spent 14 years living in the remote north-eastern region of Venda working as an ...
http://allafrica.com/stories/200905220600.html|

23/05/09 04:08 ((Reuters))
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group from the Cayman Islands lobbied Washington this week to redefine the image of its banks and other financial institutions after President Barack Obama singled out the Bri... Tony Travers, head of the Cayman Islands Financial Services Association (CIFSA), argues that the islands are getting a bad rap, and he met with lawmakers, staff of members of the Senate Financial Committee and policy experts during his trip to Washington to say so.
http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE54L69S20090523|

23/05/09 04:03 ((ITV Regions))
Government adviser on economics of climate change suggests debate on the issue had been immature
Stern's comments echoed those earlier in the day at the Hay festival by another senior adviser to the government, Anthony Giddens. The former director of the London School of Economics and a key architect of the New Labour project criticised the government's plans to expand Heathrow and allow the Kingsnorth coal-fired power station to go ahead even with carbon capture and storage technology (CCS).
http://u.tv/news/Heathrow-third-runway-a-mistake-says-Lord-Stern/066bd5b8-dcc5-4ae2-8c95-080cb8592268|

23/05/09 03:40 ((Financial Times))
For generations the student unions of top universities were the crucibles in which distinguished politicians were forged. But after a week in which the reputation of parliament has fallen to new lows,... Like Mr Fear-Segal, Aled Fisher, general secretary of the students’ union at the London School of Economics and Political Science, says there are better ways to influence the nation’s affairs than becoming an MP.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c2e555c2-4727-11de-923e-00144feabdc0.html|

23/05/09 03:37 ((Tehran Times))
@GENEVA (AP) -– A UN investigation into possible war crimes in Israel and Gaza will go ahead with or without Israel's cooperation, the chief investigator said. The independent team includes Christine Chinkin, professor of international law at the London School of Economics; Hina Jilani, a human rights advocate from Pakistan; and Desmond Travers, a former officer in the Irish Armed Forces with expertise on international criminal investigations.
http://www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=195192|

23/05/09 03:29 ((Irish Times))
WORLDVIEW: ‘EUROPEAN POLITICIANS and parties are not doing their job – that is engaging average citizens in the European public debate." So says Fernando Navarro, a Spanish journalist who edits an onl... Simon Hix, professor of European and comparative politics at the London School of Economics and a specialist on the European Parliament… argues that the EU needs a limited democratic politics if it is to represent citizens more effectively and to overcome policy gridlock
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/opinion/2009/0523/1224247210370.html|

23/05/09 03:06 ((Guardian))
Conor Gearty studies an examination of the history of our freedoms 
Conor Gearty, a professor of human rights law at the London School of Economics, will take part in the Guardian debate "Does the Left Still Care about Liberty" at Hay tomorrow
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/may/23/what-price-liberty-ben-wilson|

22/05/09 17:23 ((The Times))
Nonna Materkova, owner of Calvert 22, tells Nancy Durrant why she will be able to take creative risks with her new venture
Materkova comes from what she describes in her Bond-girl Russian accent as a "typical St Petersburg intelligentsia family". Her mother taught mathematics at the university and her father was a deputy head, as well as being in the navy. She studied economics and finance at the St Petersburg State University, then spent ten years in the city administration (her former boss is Alexei Leonidovich Kudrin, now Russian Minister for Finance) before completing a masters at the London School of Economics with the Yeltsin scholarship for young Russian business leaders. None of this explains anything about the gallery.
http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/visual_arts/article
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22/05/09 17:05 ((Guardian))
Anthony Giddens criticises Heathrow and Kingsnorth decisions and calls for 'revolution in attitudes to politics' Lord Anthony Giddens, the former director of the London School of Economics and a key architect of the New Labour project, said that global warming was such vital issue that a political "revolution" is needed to get to grips with it.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/may/22/hay-climate-change-giddens|

22/05/09 11:30 ((Bloomberg))
May 22 (Bloomberg) -- U.K. consumer spending slumped the most since 1980 and companies ran down inventories at a record pace in the first quarter as the country’s recession deepened. "Hopefully the first quarter was the biggest rate of contraction," said Willem Buiter, a former Bank of England policy maker who is now a professor at the London School of Economics. "But the economy will be shrinking into next year We’ll be in recession and have sharply rising unemployment for the next year or year and half."
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601085&sid=aXr6HUujsJIQ&refer=europe|

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22/05/09 08:45 ((Jamaica Observer))
After publicly announcing that he will not be standing for re-election as president of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) in elections to be held in June. Christopher Zacca is likely to... Matalon is a graduate of the London School of Economics where he obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Economics.
http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/Business/html/20090521T230000-0500_151981_OBS_MATALON_TIPPED_TO_RECEIVE_BATON_FROM_ZACCA
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22/05/09 08:23 ((The Telegraph))
You may think I am just being silly – or perhaps going soft in the head – but I must admit feeling a pang of pity for Speaker Michael Martin this week.
By contrast, most people outside the public sector must now rely on money purchase pensions, which London School of Economics governor Ros Almann described this week as "a bet on the stock market" which in many cases will not pay out.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/mps-expenses/5365819/MPs-expenses-Why-should-MPs-retain-risk-free-pensions-while-the-rest-of-us-face-an-uncertain-future.html|

22/05/09 06:34 ((Ustinet News))
LONDON, May 21 (UPI) -- The annual costs of autism spectrum disorder in Britain is more than $42 billion a year, researchers estimate.
Martin Knapp of the London School of Economics provided a comprehensive analysis of the economic impacts of autism spectrum disorder in Britain involving the healthcare system, social care agencies, education and housing budgets.
http://news.usti.net/home/news/cn/?/tw.top/2/wed/cy/Ubritain-autismcosts.RFEK_JyM.html|

22/05/09 06:10 ((PR-inside))
MASTERMINDS ‘Who is behind the global financial Crisis?’ "Here you get the answer and do not be surprised!" Yahuda, Michael B. Professor of International Relations, London School of Economics. UK
http://www.pr-inside.com/masterminds-who-is-behind-the-global-r1270832.htm|

23/05/09 ((Monthly Review - Herndon,VA,USA))
Even my own university, the London School of Economics, got in on the act, producing a T-shirt designed -- I guess -- to connote a combination of beauty and ...
http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/gill230509.html|

24/05/09 00:01 ((Daily Times))
Shehzad Iqbal interviewed Syed Ali Raza, the president and chief executive officer (CEO) of National Bank of Pakistan (NBP).
Raza is the chairman, president and CEO of the NBP, the largest commercial bank of the country. Raza is a graduate of the London School of Economics and has an MSc in Administrative Sciences. Before joining the NBP in July 2000 as the bank’s president, he held a key management position working as the regional manager for Pakistan, Middle East and North Africa at the Bank of America (BOA).
http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2009/05/24/story_24-5-2009_pg15_1|

23/05/09 14:21 ((Article Dashboard))
Credit repair, done right, will transform your credit report and lift your scores. The benefits of good credit are significant. You can expect to qualify for better financing options, and the quality ... Ian Webber is an expert in consumer law and credit repair. Ian is a graduate of the London School of Economics and The University of Chicago where he earned his LLM. Ian consults with one of the leading onlineservices and is currently based in Florida.
http://www.articledashboard.com/Article/Protect-Your-Credit-Repair-Success/879454|

23/05/09 08:22 ((Wales Online))
The Secretary of State for the Environment screens clips from and discusses the eco-film, Age of Stupid, with the film’s director. Followed by Q&A. The London School of Economics academics debate the financial crisis and give their views on when and how the world economy will emerge from the current collapse.
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2009/05/23/today-s-hay-highlights-91466-23693815/|

24/05/09 ((Sunday Times.lk - Columbo,Sri Lanka))
RI started teaching the programmes that were conferred by the University of London and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 1990 by ...
http://www.sundaytimes.lk/090524/Education/ed711.html|

25/05/09 ((Wall Street Journal – USA))S
... as the Imperial College London, the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, the University of Nottingham, the London School of Economics. ...
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124319829498550589.html|

25/05/09 ((Hill Times (subscription) - Ottawa,Ontario,Canada))
... of the Infoscape Research Lab at Ryerson University, is currently visiting faculty fellow at Anglia Ruskin University and the London School of Economics.
http://www.hilltimes.com/members/login.php?fail=2&destination=/html/index.php?display=story&full_path=2009/may/25/digital_politics/&c=2|

25/05/09 00:04 ((Daily Express))
PENSION funds have surged in value, bringing joy to the millions who have seen their retirement plans savaged by the recession. Dr Altmann, a governor of the London School of Economics, said anyone approaching 65 is likely to have little choice about when they cash in their pension.
http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/103230/Pensions-joy-for-millions-at-last|

24/05/09 22:46 ((Kuwait Times))
A group from the Cayman Islands lobbied Washington this week to redefine the image of its banks and other financial institutions after President Barack Obama singled out the British territory as a tax... A group from the Cayman Islands lobbied Washington this week to redefine the image of its banks and other financial institutions after President Barack Obama singled out the British territory as a tax haven. Tony Travers, head of the Cayman Islands Financial Services Association (CIFSA), argues that the islands are getting a bad rap…
http://www.kuwaittimes.net/read_news.php?newsid=OTcxNDU4NDc0|

24/05/09 19:36 ((Financial Times))
One of the driving forces in economics, according to Robert Shiller of Yale, is the story we tell ourselves. We create happy versions of life in the boom times and sad ones in the bust. As Prof Shiller put it in a lecture at the London School of Economics last week, the central question now is whether we just got our confidence back. If so, logic suggests our problems should disappear.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/9ec405a4-4875-11de-8870-00144feabdc0,Authorised=false.html?_i_location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ft.com%2Fcms%2Fs%2F0%2F9ec405a4-4875-11de-8870-00144feabdc0.html&_i_referer|=

24/05/09 08:29 ((Sciencedirect))
Ecological Economics
The authors would like to thank… the Elicitation of Preferences group (London School of Economics, July 2005) also providing remarks that improved the manuscript.
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24/05/09 05:55 ((Network Rail))
Network Rail today begins the search for up to 25 new public members who will hold its board to account for its actions. Catherine Bell a non-executive director of the Civil Aviation Authority, Ensus Ltd and United Utilities plc. Formerly acting permanent secretary at the Department of Trade and Industry 2005; she is currently chair of the property trustees of the Civil Service Benevolent Fund and a governor of the London School of Economics.
http://www.networkrailmediacentre.co.uk/Content/Detail.asp?ReleaseID=4350&NewsAreaID=2&SearchCategoryID=2|

26/05/09 05:02 ((Financial Times))
Sir, The stimulus package approved by the US Congress at the beginning of 2009 included many projects that were not "shovel ready". This fact was heavily criticised at the time. London School of Economics, UK
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/c12ee28a-498d-11de-9e19-00144feabdc0,Authorised=false.html?_i_location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ft.com%2Fcms%2Fs%2F0%2Fc12ee28a-498d-11de-9e19-00144feabdc0.html&_i_referer|=

26/05/09 02:55 ((Bloomberg))
May 26 (Bloomberg) -- Peter Orszag tells the story of two patients with the same ailment being sent to different specialists at a Boston hospital. One diagnostic treatment cost far more than the other... Orszag, an economist trained at Princeton University and the London School of Economics, is about to find out if his theories about reducing spending will be tested on a national scale. "We are emphas...
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=aW7_pYYvPYzQ&refer=us|

26/05/09 00:20 ((Guardian))
You could easily mistake Hay for Radio 4's annual works outing - complete with listeners. So just as the middle-classes' favourite station likes to kick off with Farming Today, Hay chose to launch the... With the price of second homes in Tuscany plummeting by the week, Hay audiences have more than a vested interest in the recession, and Howard Davies, director of the London School of Economics, was on...
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/may/26/radio-4-hay-festival|

26/05/09 00:10 ((Guardian))
Enthusiasm for your subject. That's what universities look for most when deciding which students to offer places to, Nasima Begum-Ali's sixth-form college told her. "But the universities seemed to value grades over all else," says Nasima, 18, who is hoping to study history and international relations at the London School of Economics this September.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2009/may/26/university-access|

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...a Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, an LL.M. from the London School of Economics and Political Science (Graduate Merit Award and AlBan scholar), an LL.M. from Georgetown University (Instituto Ling...
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25/05/09 17:40 ((Age, The))
PROFESSOR George Zubrzycki, who was among the most influential members of a generation of post-World War II immigrants that worked to make Australia a more equitable and diverse society — and who was ... He gained a degree in sociology from the London School of Economics, and in 1956 accepted a post at the Australian National University in Canberra, with which he remained associated until the end....
http://www.theage.com.au/national/obituaries/an-advocate-for-multiculturalism-20090525-bktv.html|

25/05/09 10:22 ((Business Green))
Government adviser Lord Stern suggests debate on the issue had been immature
Stern's comments echoed those earlier in the day at the Hay festival by another senior adviser to the government, Anthony Giddens. The former director of the London School of Economics and a key archi...
http://www.businessgreen.com/business-green/news/2242833/heathrow-third-runway-mistake|

25/05/09 06:03 ((Daily Express))
PENSION funds have surged in value, bringing joy to the millions who have seen their retirement plans savaged by the recession. Dr Altmann, a governor of the London School of Economics, said anyone approaching 65 is likely to have little choice about when they cash in their pension.
http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/103230|

26/05/09 ((Jakarta Post - Jakarta,Indonesia))
The writer is a PhD student of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London, England.
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2009/05/26/a-new-foreign-policy-design.html|

LSE on TV/radio

BBC World Service Radio (22 May)
Europe Today
Interview with Anna Matviva (phonetic on Russian interest for border stability

BBC 3 (25 May)
Nightwaves
Interview with Francesca Klug on Isaiah Berlin

BBC1 (26 May)
Breakfast
Interview Simon Hix on legislation passed in Brussels – good quality but takes times (at 6.55 and 7.50)

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