Friday 3 January 2014

LSE in print

Huge pay rises for the university bosses who lectured on austerity
The Independent, 03/01/2014, p.1, Richard Garner

bringing his total remuneration package to £334,000. Don Nutbeam of Southampton University was awarded £19,015, bringing his pay package up to £333,515. Craig Calhoun, the newly appointed director of the London School of Economics, received £466,000 - although £88,000 of this was to pay for his relocation from the United States. His predecessor, Sir Howard Davies, earned £285,000 during his
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/university-chiefs-under-fire-for-huge-pay-rises-after-tuition-fee-hikes-9034893.html|

Lessons in fair pay
The Independent, 03/01/2014, p.2, Unattributed

hike includes the restoration of a 10 per cent pay cut he voluntarily donated three years ago. Similarly, the figure for Professor Craig Calhoun, the newly appointed director of the London School of Economics whose total remuneration package of £466,000 puts him at the very top of the tree, is skewed by an £88,000 relocation payment to help him to
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/editorials/we-need-more-wage-rises-at-the-lower-end-of-the-scale-9034611.html|

Big pay rises for Britain's university fat cats
i (The paper for today), 03/01/2014, p.9, Richard Garner

US paid their vice chancellors more than $1m (£640,000) in 2011, while the average salary among the eight research universities of Australia was more than £613,000 in 2012. CRAIG CALHOUN £466,000 LSE DIRECTOR DAVID EASTWOOD £400,000 BIRMINGHAM V-C SIR MALCOLM GRANT £365,432 UCL PROVOST SIR LESZEK BORYSIEWICZ £334,000 CAMBRIDGE V-C DON NUTBEAM £333,515 SOUTHAMPTON V-C

Experts fear disaster if Scotland leaves UK
The Daily Telegraph (Scotland)*, 03/01/2014, p.1, Simon Johnson
Christopher Pissarides, professor of economics at the London School of Economics, said being part of the Union gave a small economy like Scotland assurance that help would be forthcoming if something went wrong.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10547796/Nicola-Sturgeon-Economy-will-decide-independence-referendum.html|

'Yes' would be a disaster, economist claims
The Times (Scotland)*, 03/01/2014, p.8, Lindsay Mcintosh

The answers are significant because of the pedigree of respondents and for the volume of responses. Chris Pissarides, of the London School of Economics, said: "Being part of the UK gives a smaller economy like Scotland's the assurance that if something goes wrong there will be help forthcoming."

Economists warn Scots about risks of Yes vote
Daily Express (Scotland)*, 03/01/2014, p.4, Kerry Gill
Their views were published in the Financial Times as part of the results of the newspaper's 2014 survey. Professor Chris Pissarides, of the London School of Economics, said: "It would not be good for either, especially the Scottish economy. Being part of the UK gives a smaller economy like Scotland's the assurance that help would be forthcoming if something went wrong."

Ivor Crewe on why Whitehall blows it again and again
Times Higher Education, 02/01/14, Matthew Reisz
Yet he also sees a number of promising signs, both in initiatives developed by the AcSS itself and in the increasing willingness of academics to embrace social media, from Twitter to frequently updated multi-authored platforms such as the London School of Economics’ British Politics and Policy blog. In the longer term, he would like to see a “chief social scientist” in government alongside the chief scientific adviser and the chief medical officer.
http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/ivor-crewe-on-why-whitehall-blows-it-again-and-again/2010088.article|

LSE online

Some university bosses 'had 8% rise'
BBC (Web), 02/01/2014, Unattributed

At the top end of the range, David Eastwood at University of Birmingham had the highest declared basic salary of £400,000 while Craig Calhoun, incoming director of the London School of Economics, was paid a total of £466,000 which included a one off relocation payment from the United States of £88,000.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-25577066#|

Britain's economics departments: Reviving the "golden age"
The Economist (Web), 02/01/2014, Unattributed

were captivated by the debates going on between academics at British university departments­-mostly famously between the followers of Keynes at Cambridge University and those of Friedrich von Hayek at the London School of Economics (LSE). The 1950s and 1960s-when many of these debates were in full flight-are often still called the "golden age” in some of Britain's economics departments. But
http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2014/01/britains-economics-departments|

Students and unions criticise wage hikes for vice-chancellors
guardian.co.uk (Web), 02/01/2014, Libby Page
cumulative operating surplus in the higher education sector is now over £1bn. Cash-rich universities could well afford to be more generous than the 1% offer currently on the table." At the London School of Economics, where the director took home a total of £466,000 in 2012-13, the student union education officer Rosie Coleman says: "Our director is a valuable asset to
http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/jan/02/vice-chancellor-wage-increase-angers-students-unions|

Renate Simpson obituary
guardian.co.uk (Web), 02/01/2014, Unattributed
Her father was a statistician and economist who was hounded out of Germany for his radical politics and Jewish parentage. Renate studied at the London School of Economics from the age of 16. She talked of her good luck in being evacuated with the LSE to Cambridge during the second world war, as she
http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/jan/02/renate-simpson-obituary|

Un 10% al final de un largo camino de 800 años
Clarín - Jan 3 at 4:39 GMT
alcanzaran el 10% de los ingresos. Jason Hickel, miembro de la prestigiosa London School of Economics sostiene, en relación a la lista de los 300 ricos, que la fortuna de 3,7 billones de dólares...
http://www.clarin.com/mundo/final-largo-camino-anos_0_1059494114.html|

George Bernard Shaw almost seems underrated
San Francisco Chronicle - Jan 3 at 3:48 GMT
struggle is completely intertwined with Shaw's economics argument (he co-founded the London School of Economics ). It wasn't accidental that Shaw wrote "Barbara" when Parliament was battling...
http://www.sfgate.com/performance/article/George-Bernard-Shaw-almost-seems-underrated-5109614.php|

Journalist, UC Berkeley teacher Susan Rasky dies
San Francisco Chronicle - Carla Marinucci - Jan 3 at 1:39 GMT
from UC Berkeley and a master's in economic history from the London School of Economics. Her reporting career began in Washington, D.C., where she covered economic policy for the Bureau of National...
http://m.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Journalist-UC-Berkeley-teacher-Susan-Rasky-dies-5109533.php|

Muhyiddin shies away from issue
Yahoo! Singapore - Azril Annuar, fz.com - Jan 3 at 2:32 GMT
Seri Najib Razak began his career in banking after graduating from the London School of Economics in 2000.He worked with consultancy firm KPMG until 2002 and later with HSBC London until the...
http://sg.finance.yahoo.com/news/muhyiddin-shies-away-issue-015004259.html|

New Year's Honours celebrate sector's work
Children & Young People Now - Laura McCardle, Thursday 02 January - Jan 3 at 2:18 GMT
families – OBE Professor Sonia Livingstone, professor, department of media and communications, London School of Economics. For services to children and child internet safety – OBE John Payton...
http://www.cypnow.co.uk/cyp/news/1141300/honours-celebrate-sectors?WT.rss_f=News&WT.rss_a=New+Year%27s+Honours+celebrate+sector%27s+work|

Kenneth Branagh playing villain and directing Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Manila Republic - Gab Diaz - Jan 3 at 2:10 GMT
regard we took him right back to his academic time at the London School of Economics – and numerous Nobel Prize winning economists have come from there – but that he was, in many other senses, an everyman. So he has a revolutionary...
http://manilarepublic.com/kenneth-branagh-playing-villain-and-directing-jack-ryan-shadow-recruit/20152/|

Mayor of Liverpool demands apology from Boris Johnson over Beatles comments
NME - Jan 2 at 14:53 GMT
fame and success during a controversial speech given in December at the London School of Economics. Responding to the claim in the new issue of NME, which is on newsstands now or available...
http://www.nme.com/news/the-beatles/74671|

Ellos nacieron pobres y ahora son multimillonarios
Mdz Online - Jan 2 at 21:44 GMT
trabajó como mesero y empleado ferroviario para pagar sus estudios en la London School of Economics. Una vez graduado estuvo un tiempo trabajando en un comercio de venta de souvenirs hasta que...
http://www.mdzol.com/nota/509624-ellos-nacieron-pobres-y-ahora-son-multimillonarios/|

Éstas son las "historias de vida" de diez multimillonarios que nacieron pobres  
Yahoo! En Espanol - iProfesional.com – Hace 4 horas - Jan 2 at 18:17 GMT
trabajó como mesero y empleado ferroviario para pagar sus estudios en la London School of Economics. Una vez graduado estuvo un tiempo trabajando en un comercio de venta de souvenirs hasta...
http://es-us.finanzas.yahoo.com/noticias/quot-historias-vida-quot-diez-multimillonarios-nacieron-pobres-141100345.html|

Consummate artiste
New Straits Times - Dennis Chua - Jan 2 at 16:48 GMT
University Of Bristol (1998) who obtained his master’s degree from the London School Of Economics in the United Kingdom a year later, he recently starred in the gripping drama-musical The Edge...
http://www.nst.com.my/life-times/holiday/consummate-artiste-1.452601?localLinksEnabled=false|

Buyout kings seek U.S. partnerships
Yahoo! Canada - Jan 2 at 16:12 GMT
Preqin. A recent research paper by a group of academics at the London School of Economics, University of Oxford, University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Ohio State University, shows...
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/buyout-kings-seek-u-partnerships-deal-prices-rise-162515699--sector.html|

Οι «εκλεκτοί» στα Δ.Σ. των Ημικρατικών Οργανισμών
Phileleftheros - Jan 2 at 9:16 GMT
δίκαιο (LLM), Γιάννος Σταυρινίδης: Χρηματοοικονομικά, Έμιλυ Γιολίτη: Νομικός, Τάσος Αναστασίου: CEO/ Economist, London School of Economics and Political Science, Bsc (ECON), Economics, Accounting...
http://www.philenews.com/el-gr/eidiseis-politiki/39/178407/oi-eklektoi-sta-ds-ton-imikratikon-organismon|

LSE on TV/Radio

Sunrise
Sky News, 3 January
Discussion of the remuneration of university leaders, including LSE.

News
BBC Guernsey, 2 January
Tony Travers discusses London's resilience during the recession.

News
BBC World Service, 2 January
Mention of LSE alumnus who helped to found modern Somaliland.

News
XFM, 3 January
Mention of speech by Boris Johnson at LSE

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