Thursday 16 September 2010

LSE in print

Saga appoints champion to do battle for the baby-boomers
The Times, 16/09/2010, p.44, Patrick Hosking
Dr Ros Altmann has been appointed to the newly created post of director general of Saga. Dr Altmann said: "This is a truly exciting challenge, offering me the chance to help improve the lives of over 50s with the backing of a trusted, strong brand". Dr Altmann is a governor of the London School of Economics.

Golden boldies: The OAPs who say 80 is the new 65
Metro, 16/09/2010, p.35, Hayden Smith
A new survey conducted by the London School of Economics for Bupa has revealed that Britain's pensioners are feeling young, with half believing old age now starts at 80. Oliver Thomas at Bupa comments; 'It's clear people haven't woken up to the impending care crunch and considered who will look after them when they are no longer able to look after them-selves.'

World University Rankings
Times Higher Education (supplement), 16/09/2010, p.10
The London School of Economics is ranked 86th in the THE’s ranking of the world’s top 200 universities.

Islands of excellence should not drain funding streams
Times Higher Education, 16/09/2010, p.12, Paul Jump
In an interview with Times Higher Education, Dame Nancy Rothwell said that she did "not have a problem" with the Higher Education Funding Council for England's policy of rewarding excellence wherever it is found, "but not if that results in some outstanding institutions such as Imperial College London or the London School of Economics losing money".
http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=413468|

Appointments
Times Higher Education, 16/09/2010, p.23
Universities and science minister David Willetts has appointed four new independent academic members to the Arts and Humanities Research Council's governing body. They are John Butt, professor of music, University of Glasgow; Ewan McKendrick, pro vice-chancellor and professor of law, University of Oxford; Andrew Thompson, pro vice-chancellor and professor of history, University of Leeds; and Sarah Worthington, professor of law, London School of Economics.
http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=413453|

A man with perfect sense of balance
Financial Times, 16/09/2010, p.25, Jonathan Wheatley
A profile of Sergio Gabrielli, the chief executive of Petrobras who is widely praised for his performance at the company, especially for his handling of the delicate balancing act between government and shareholder interests. It is noted Gabrielli spent time working at the London School of Economics in a research capacity.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/d756d206-c0ed-11df-99c4-00144feab49a.html?ftcamp=rss|

LSE online

How did Lehman's collapse affect the world of finance?
BBC (Web), 15/09/2010, p.0, Unattributed
Review of how the collapse of Lehman Brothers changed the financial landscape. Sir Howard Davies, director of the London School of Economics insists much has changed and 'risk' is now a dirty word within the City or world of finance.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11310143|

The man making 'big society' happen
guardian.co.uk (Web), 15/09/2010, p.0, Peter Hetherington
Interview with Minister of Parliament Greg Clarke. It is noted he was educated at the London School of Economics.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/sep/15/greg-clark-big-society-conservatives|

The world?s economic centre of gravity
The Independent (Web), 16/09/2010, p.0, John Rentoul
Danny Quah, professor in economics at the LSE, in the second issue of LSE Research depicts the changing shape of the global economy from west to east.
http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2010/09/15/the-worlds-economic-centre-of-gravity/|

On board the 'Son of Routemaster'
BBC - Sep 16 2010 5:32AM GMT attempt by Mr Johnson to put some distance between himself and the Prime Minister. Tony Travers from the London School of Economics has just told BBC London: "It's not a massive surprise Boris Johnson is running again. He's obviously been pacing the
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/mindthegap/|

Executive pay
BBC - Sep 16 2010 12:13AM GMT 5% and the top 1%" of the income scale, according to Brian Bell, a Research Fellow at the London School of Economics' Centre for Economic Performance. Most of them are based in London where they work in the financial sector, have… essentially run away
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11316924|

Are executives worth their huge pay packets?
Manchester Wired - Sep 15 2010 11:12PM GMT 5% and the top 1%' of the income scale, according to Brian Bell, a Research Fellow at the London School of Economics' Centre for Economic Performance. Most of them are based in London where they work in the financial sector, have… essentially run away
http://www.manchesterwired.co.uk/news.php/90551-Are-executives-worth-their-
huge-pay-packets
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Elizabeth Whitley; Journalist
Herald Scotland - Sep 15 2010 10:20AM GMT Bank School and then studied Italian at Glasgow University, and undertook further study in Italy and at the London School of Economics. From the manse of Newark, and later Partick Old in Glasgow, she produced scripts for the then Scottish Home service,
http://www.heraldscotland.com/comment/obituaries/elizabeth-whitley-journalist-1.1055150?localLinksEnabled=false|

Still Out In The Cold?
CNBC Business - Sep 15 2010 7:54AM GMT the Communist system that had built the wall," says Nicholas Barr, Professor of Public Economics at the London School of Economics. One year after the fall of the Wall East and West Germany were reunified. But that was not the end of the story. Rather,
http://www.cnbcmagazine.com/story/still-out-in-the-cold/1030/1/|

Zombie Buildings Shadow Spain's Economic Future
The Wall Street Journal, 16/09/2010
One risk, says Luis Garicano, an economist at the London School of Economics, is that Spanish lenders could follow in the footsteps of Japan's so-called zombie banks, "holding on to capital in order to cover their losses."
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB100014240527487044761045754
39783253733728.html
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Open letter on climate change
Taipei Times, 15/09/2010
Letter by Anthony Giddens, former director of the London School of Economics; and Martin Rees, master of Trinity ­College, Cambridge.
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/editorials/archives/2010/09/16/2003483012|

Promises to Keep
Tablet Magazine, 15/09/2010
Thus Elie Kedourie at the London School of Economics devoted his talents and efforts to deciphering Britain’s role in the dismemberment of the Ottoman Empire and the construction of the contemporary state system in the Middle East.
http://www.tabletmag.com/news-and-politics/44983/promises-to-keep/|

Rise of Islamophobia a boon for al-Qaeda
Independent Online, 15/09/2010
"This rise of Islamophobia in the West is the oxygen that sustains al-Qaeda," Fawaz Gerges, professor of Middle Eastern politics and international relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science, told AFP.

BYU scholar promotes “microfranchises” in emerging economies
The Salt Lake Tribune, 15/09/2010
He returned to Utah and earned his bachelor’s degree at Utah Valley University, then a master’s in development management at England’s London School of Economics.
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/neighborhood/utahcounty/50252313-138/fairbourne-
peery-business-foundation.html.csp
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LSE on TV/radio

BBC Radio 4 (15 September 2010)
The World Tonight
Howard Davies, Director of LSE, discussed the second anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers.

BBC 1 (16 September 2010)
Breakfast
Entrepreneur Nick Troen mentioned how he was a student at the London School of Economics last year.

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