Tuesday 21 December 2010

LSE in print

NO LADIES YOU CAN'T HAVE IT ALL
Daily Star, 21/12/2010, p.23, Gemma Wheatley
A study by Dr Catherine Hakim, a sociologist at the London School Of Economics, claims that women with highpowered careers rarely see their partner or kids and end up with only "nominal" families. Dr Hakim claims there is not enough public support for policies which have tried to push women into work and persuade fathers to take care of children. http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/view/168357/No-ladies-you-can-t-have-it-all/|

Sciences to starve as funding hit
The Daily Mirror, 21/12/2010, p.12, Mike Swain
Capital spending in science and engineering - buildings, equipment and maintenance - is being slashed on top of a 10% real-terms cut in funding announced in October. Bob Ward, of the London School of Economics, said: "We could be returning to the dark days of the 1980s and early 1990s when researchers were forced to work in laboratories and facilities starved of investment."
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2010/12/21/uk-science-and-engineering-facing-40-cuts-115875-22797185/|

Stella's done it, and so can the rest of us
The Independent, 21/12/2010, p.20, Susie Rushton
Opinion: the writer speaks on recent additions to the discussion of the pay divide between the genders. In particular, she focuses on the recent report by Catherine Hakim, of the London School of Economics. She concedes that Dr Hakim's paper does "make some conclusions that bear repeating", but is largely critical of her findings. http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/columnists/susie-rushton-stellarsquos-done-it-and-so-can-the-rest-of-us-2165458.html|

Over 100 American cities face ruin in third wave of global debt crisis
The Guardian, 21/12/2010, p.24, Elena Moya
More than 100 US cities could go bust next year as the debt crisis that has taken down banks and countries threatens next to spark an urban catastrophe, meredith Whitney has warned. Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, professor of economic geography at the London School of Economics, is quoted as saying that "Cities are on their own. Governments won't come to their rescue as they have problems of their own." http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/dec/20/debt-crisis-threatens-us-cities|

SIR HOWARD Davies, director [...]
Daily Mail, 21/12/2010, p.41, Richard Kay
Speaking at a degree presentation ceremony at the LSE the other day, Sir Howard Davies, director of the london School of Economics, has lamented the fact 'that one of our more sprightly senior citizens, Mick Jagger, continues to be our best-known alumnus in the UK' despite never graduating. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1340384/Betrayal-royal-confidante.html|

LSE online

Is regulation really for sale?
Project Syndicate – Dec 21 An intriguing sidelight on the relationship between Congress and business is provided in a study by Ahmed Tahoun of the London School of Economics on "The role of stock ownership by US members of Congress on the market for political favors."
http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/davies11/English|

UK science allocation: more gloom
New Scientist - Dec 21 2010 1:33AM GMT Bob Ward, policy and communications director at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science You might be forgiven for thinking that today's announcement of how the science budget http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/thesword/2010/12/uk-science-allocation-more-glo.html|

Details, reaction of tight UK Science budgets emerge
Science Insider – Dec 21 "It looks like we could be returning to the dark days of the 1980s and early 1990s, when researchers were forced to work in laboratories and facilities that were starved of investment," says Bob Ward of the London School of Economics and Political Science.
http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2010/12/details-reaction-of-tight-uk.html|

Female execs end up having familieis in name only
Medindia – Dec 20 Dr Catherine Hakim , who is a senior research fellow at the London School of Economics, writes that more than half of the women who currently occupy a senior position at work are child free while the majority of the remaining hire other workers to look after their family
http://www.medindia.net/news/Female-Execs-End-Up-Having-Families-in-Name-Only-78288-1.htm|

A welcome report on the wage gap
National Review Online – Dec 20 Decisions women make about work dictate how much they earn, and those decisions, not discrimination, are responsible for the pay gap between men and women: According to the Telegraph, that’s the conclusion of a forthcoming study by Catherine Hakim, a sociologist at the London School of Economics
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/255671/welcome-report-wage-gap-carrie-lukas|

London’s top hot spots 2011
My introducer.com – Dec 20 In fact, a huge influx of Asian purchasers have been reported as buying property for their children who are studying at the London School of Economics or King’s College.
http://www.myintroducer.com/view.asp?ID=5857|

Who said it?
Management Today – Dec 20 'People are confusing equal opportunities with equal outcomes, and there is little popular support for the kind of social engineering being demanded by feminists and legislators' - In a remark likely to stir the debate on equal pay, Catherine Hakim, a sociologist at the London School of Economics, says the gender pay gap is down to women choosing to focus on their family, not their career.
http://www.managementtoday.co.uk/features/1047225/who-it/|

When pixels, bytes and VJs unite
Democratid Voice of Burma – Dec 20 That is, everyone of the 400 students, faculty and invited guests, including Burmese dissidents exiled in the greater London area, her dialogue partners and an Al Jazeera presenter, and last but least the joint team of event organizers from Al Jazeera English and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), all of whom were gathered inside the School’s Shikh Zayed theatre
http://www.dvb.no/analysis/when-pixels-bytes-and-vjs-unite/13471|

UK science and engineering facing 40% cuts
Mirror.co.uk - Dec 21 2010 12:40AM GMT spending is actually maintenance and other long-term commitments, which can?t simply be stopped.? Bob Ward, of the London School of Economics, said: ?We could be returning to the dark days of the 1980s and early 1990s when researchers were forced to work http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2010/12/21/uk-science-and-engineering-facing-40-cuts-115875-22797185/|

European investment banking fees shrivel amid sovereign crisis
Bloomberg – Dec 21 "The euro uncertainty holds European companies back from being more active," said Tom Kirchmaier, a fellow at the London School of Economics. "It’s therefore difficult to predict whether or not the numbers will improve, as it very much depends on political decisions."
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-12-21/european-investment-banking-fees-tumble-to-six-year-low-amid-debt-crisis.html|

Holiday travel week starts with Amtrak, Marc delays
Baltimore Sun – Dec 21 Cylus, 26, who works for the World Health Organization and attends the London School of Economics, wasn't scheduled to fly out until Tuesday, but his flight also was canceled.
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-holiday-travel-20101220,0,2952689.story|

One-fifth of our small firms are poorly-managed
Irish Independent – Dec 21 The IMI survey follows standardised research carried out internationally by the management consultants McKinsey and the London School of Economics
http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/onefifth-of-our-small-firms-are-poorly-managed-2468124.html|

$2tn debt crisis threatens to bring down 100 US cities
Guardian.co.uk - Dec 20 2010 5:59PM GMT rescue as they have problems of their own," said Andres Rodriguez-Pose, professor of economic geography at the London School of Economics. "Cities will have to pay for their debts, and in some cases they will have to carry out dramatic cuts, such as http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/dec/20/debt-crisis-threatens-us-cities|

Capital spending on science cut by 40%
The Independent - Dec 20 2010 2:45PM GMT Ward, policy and communications director at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics, said applying the latest inflation forecasts showed that science capital funding could be cut by almost http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/capital-spending-on-science-cut-by-40-2165290.html|

Gender pay gap 'result of female lifestyle choices'
Thomsons Online Benefits - Dec 20 2010 1:03PM GMT a result of mothers choosing to raise a family instead of developing their career further. Sociologist at the London School of Economics Catherine Hakim said women have freedom to make choices about the balance between work and their private lives, http://www.thomsons.com/page/17682/gender-pay-gap-result-of-female-lifestyle-choices|

Women have equality, but still can't have it all
This is Money - Dec 20 2010 9:00AM GMT the same at which most women start to have families. Dr Hakim, a senior research fellow at the London School of Economics, said: 'In Britain half of all women in senior positions are child-free, and a lot more of them have nominal families with a single http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/work/article.html?in_article_id=520177&in_page_id=53928&ito=1565|

Fees rise means a lifetime of debt
Workers Liberty - Dec 20 2010 7:03AM GMT can legitimately claim to be the movement’s sovereign body or even democratic. One recent meeting, at the London School of Economics on 10 December, was made up overwhelmingly of London-based members of the SWP (including a large proportion of http://www.workersliberty.org/story/2010/12/16/fees-rise-means-lifetime-debt|

LSE on TV/radio

21-Dec-2010
Five Live Breakfast, BBC Radio 5
Bob Ward, Grantham Institute, on snow and weather patterns

20-Dec-2010
Today, BBC Radio 4
Catherine Hakim interviewed about her research on gender inequality

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