Wednesday 26 February 2014

LSE in print

It's Oxford for literature, but a trip abroad for a maths degree
The Daily Telegraph, 26/02/2014, p.11, Daily Telegraph Reporter
Cambridge was ranked first nationally in 14 subject areas, while Oxford was top in 10. The London School of Economics was first for sociology, economics and communication and media studies, Edinburgh was top for linguistics.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/universityeducation/10661594/Its-Oxford-for-literature-but-a-trip-abroad-for-a-maths-degree.html|  

Wind farms? They make your house price go up, honest!
Daily Mail (Scotland)*, 26/02/2014, p.33, Victoria Allen
But the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled they are 'misleading' and lacking in evidence. A recent report by the London School of Economics found that turbines knock 11 per cent off house prices - or £27,000 from the average UK property value of £250,000.

Expertise in this case is a question of degrees
Daily Express (Scotland)*, 26/02/2014, p.26, Unattributed
He rejoined MIT as a full professor in 1984 and has also taught at Stanford, Yale, and the London School of Economics. He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for 40 years working in economics. In 1980 Alex Salmond joined the staff of the Royal

Entrepreneur from Vancouver who made UK his home looks worldwide
Financial Times, 26/02/2014, p.17, Philip Stafford
Mr Uggla hails from Vancouver, although his relationship with the UK runs deep. Having done a postgraduate degree at the London School of Economics, he was also working in the UK capital for Canada's TD Securities as head of global credit trading when he had the idea for Markit.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/10df823a-9e2a-11e3-95fe-00144feab7de.html#axzz2uPpZU7Z7| (£) 

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Germany leaves Italy and France behind in euro zone recovery
Reuters UK (Web), 25/02/2014, Unattributed
Paul De Grauwe, an economist with the London School of Economics, blamed Germany for hampering the ECB and said the time had come for the central bank to act following its creation of a special emergency programme.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/02/25/uk-eurozone-economy-idUKBREA1O0SU20140225|

UK universities lag behind U.S. and Asia in maths and science
Mail Online UK (Web), 26/02/2014, Anna Edwards
Only looking at UK institutions, Cambridge was ranked first nationally in 14 subject areas, while Oxford was top in 10. The London School of Economics was first for sociology, economics and communication and media studies, Edinburgh was top for linguistics.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2568108/UK-universities-lag-U-S-Asia-maths-science.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490|  
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Building a profile: Irish architects making their mark on London
Irish Times, 26/02/2014
with a jaw-dropping brick riot off Lincoln’s Inn Fields. The new London School of Economics student centre seems to defy gravity. Standing seven storeys above ground level (with two more below...
http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/building-a-profile-irish-architects-making-their-mark-on-london-1.1704268|  

World begins 2014 with unusual number of extreme weather events
guardian.co.uk (Web), 25/02/2014, John Vidal
Bob Ward, policy and communications director at the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics, said the science linking weather extremes to climate change was becoming clearer. "We are seeing the extremes move into new territory. The pattern of extreme weather
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/25/world-2014-extreme-weather-events|
 
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sir James Dyson among centre-right figures trying to reclaim the green agenda for conservative politicians around the world
The Independent (Web), 26/02/2014, Unattributed
Bob Ward, policy director at the London School of Economics’ Grantham Institute, said: "This is an important intervention by mainstream conservatives from the UK and United States, and should challenge the rather extreme rhetoric from fringe
http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/arnold-schwarzenegger-and-sir-james-dyson-among-centreright-figures-trying-to-reclaim-the-green-agenda-for-conservative-politicians-around-the-world-9152888.html|  

True entrepreneurs scuttle their ships
Telegraph (Web), 25/02/2014, Michael Hayman
Forward to victory. It was a command that hardened souls and saved lives. It was a story I shared with students on a Masters of Management course at the London School of Economics last week after being asked to provide my best piece of business advice.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/michael-hayman/10660789/True-entrepreneurs-scuttle-their-ships.html|  

Does London's financial centre boost or harm the UK economy? | Howard Davies
guardian.co.uk (Web), 25/02/2014, Howard Davies
not just talking about the so-called "quants". In the years before the 2008 financial crisis, more than a third of Harvard MBAs, and a similar proportion of graduates of the London School of Economics, went to work for financial firms.
http://www.theguardian.com/business/economics-blog/2014/feb/25/london-financial-centre-boost-or-harm-uk-economy|  

A Humiliated Putin Plans Next Move in Ukraine
BusinessWeek, 25/02/2014
could threaten Ukraine’s existence, says Margot Light, professor emeritus at the London School of Economics. "I don’t think they’d try to do what they did in Georgia because they’d be too anxious...
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-02-25/a-humiliated-putin-plans-his-next-move-in-ukraine|  

Merkel gets royal treatment as Cameron seeks EU support
Business Recorder, 26/02/2014
coalition' in Berlin," Simon Hix, professor of European politics at the London School of Economics, told AFP. Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) lead a shaky two-month-old coalition...
http://www.brecorder.com/world/europe/159659-merkel-gets-royal-treatment-as-cameron-seeks-eu-support.html|  

Merkel gets royal treatment as Cameron seeks EU support
The Gulf Today, 26/02/2014
grand coalition’ in Berlin,” Simon Hix, professor of European politics at the London School of Economics, said. Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) lead a shaky two-month-old coalition...
http://gulftoday.ae/portal/002f9dbd-1569-4827-851b-db1c3eb2de47.aspx|  

LSE grants will allow Arab students to fulfil their potential: UAE paper
Zawya.com, 26/02/2014
fully fund masters degrees on Middle East or North African subjects at London School of Economics (LSE) with ?30,000 (AED 184,000) to cover both tuition fees and living costs while studying. The...
http://www.zawya.com/story/LSE_grants_will_allow_Arab_students_to_fulfil_their_potential_UAE_paper-WAM20140226055016595/|  

Bitcoins: Sin supervisión
El Mundo, 26/02/2014
volver a ver el dinero», según explicó ayer Garrick Hileman, economista de London School of Economics, a la CNBC. Al ser un servicio que no está supervisado, los reguladores pueden hacer poco...
http://www.elmundo.es/economia/2014/02/26/530d1d8a22601de7458b457f.html|  

Nudge Nudge, Gulp Gulp: Defaults, Norms, and the Consumer
Psychology Today, 25/02/2014 
is a social psychologist who works as a senior consultant at the London School of Economics and as a scientific advisor at BrainJuicer Labs. Could a change in default alcohol serving sizes decrease
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/consumed/201402/nudge-nudge-gulp-gulp-defaults-norms-and-the-consumer|  

Sharmila Tagore bats for women by endorsing new TV show
The Hindu, 25/02/2014, Madhur Tankha
no expenses and I did my Masters in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Politics. They always stressed the fact that education empowers you," she said.Illustrating...
http://www.thehindu.com/features/cinema/sharmila-tagore-bats-for-women-by-endorsing-new-tv-show/article5726943.ece|  

New York Stand-up Comedian to Launch his Debut Comedy Album in March
News India Times, 25/02/2014
2008, Kondabolu earned his master’s degree in human rights from the London School of Economics, earning merit for his dissertation entitled “Mexican Returnees as Internally Displaced People:...
http://newsindiatimes.com/new-york-stand-up-comedian-to-launch-his-debut-comedy-album-in-march/|  

Bitcoin’s Mt.Gox disappears, insolvency feared
NBR.com, Matt Clinch, 25/02/2014
Gox staff had been seen. Garrick Hileman, an economic historian at the London School of Economics, told CNBC that there was a real risk that some people would never see their money again. “It...
http://nbr.com/2014/02/25/bitcoins-mt-gox-disappears-insolvency-feared/|  

7 People Who Turned This 'Worthless' College Major Into Successful Careers
Huffington Post, 25/02/2014, Alena Hall
Princeton University before earning his master’s degree in economics from the London School of Economics. He left his subsequent job as a junior bond salesman for Salomon Brothers to write his...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/25/_n_4849172.html?utm_hp_ref=arts&ir=Arts|  

Der Erste Weltkrieg ist nicht Geschichte: Podiumsdiskussion in Mainz
Allgemeine Zeitung , 26/02/2014
allem eine differenzierte Betrachtung der geschichtlichen Ereignisse, sagte Neitzel, Historiker an der London School of Economics. „Ich glaube nicht, dass ab dem 18. Januar 1871 die Orks geherrscht...
http://www.allgemeine-zeitung.de/lokales/kultur/literatur/der-erste-weltkrieg-ist-nicht-geschichte-podiumsdiskussion-in-mainz_13908580.htm|  

Harvard University student hijacks computer to mine dogecoin currency
South China Morning Post, 25/02/2014
to get one coin." Garrick Hileman, an economics historian at the London School of Economics, explained that the rise of alternative cryptocurrencies highlighted how bitcoin is facing stiff...
http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1434773/harvard-university-student-hijacks-computer-mine-dogecoin-currency|  

UK seeks to auction visas to wealthy bidders
Russia Today, 25/02/2014
if they endow a Cambridge college, a major teaching hospital or the London School of Economics with £10 million," he told the House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee. The lawyers
http://rt.com/news/uk-auction-buy-visa-609/|  

Italy, France to lag Germany in eurozone recovery
Lebanon Daily Star, 25/02/2014
and determined to enforce thrift.Paul De Grauwe, an economist with the London School of Economics, blamed Germany for hampering the ECB and said the time had come for the central bank to act...
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Business/International/2014/Feb-26/248481-italy-and-france-to-lag-germany-in-eurozone-recovery.ashx#axzz2uQ7CcZwY|  

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Bitcoin's Mt.Gox disappears, insolvency feared
CNBC, 25/02/2014
Comment by Paul De Grauwe.

LSE on TV/Radio

Today
BBC Radio 4, 26/02/2014
John Hills discusses the wealth of baby boomers.

News
BBC World Service Radio, 25/02/2014
Garrick Hileman comments on the drop in value of bitcoin
Also on: World Business Report

News
BBC Wales, 25/02/2014
Tony Travers discusses spending cuts in local councils.

Live Commons
BBC Parliament, 25/02/2014
Mention of LSE report for DBIS.

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