Wednesday 8 January 2014

LSE in print

Dilemma for Obama as Iraqi insurgents battle government forces near Falluja
The Guardian, 08/01/2014, p.17, Ewen Macaskill
the withdrawal. While the worry for the US is that it may face an expansion of al-Qaida in both Iraq and Syria, Toby Dodge, professor of international relations at the London School of Economics and a regular visitor to Iraq, predicted that both Iraqi and Syrian governments would gain the upper hand in the battle with al-Qaida. There was close|  

Interest rate delay hurts economy, warns Sentance
The Times, 08/01/2014, p.34, Kathryn Hopkins
higher Bank rate, given the subdued inflation path. Mr Saunders, Rupert Pennant-Rea, the chairman of Royal London, Sushil Wadhwani, the chief executive of Wadhwani Asset Management, Charles Goodhart, of the London School of Economics, and Geoffrey Dicks, a former member of the Office for Budget Responsibility, all voted in favour of no change. "The economy ended 2013 on a strong| (subscription required)  

LSE online

Derwent London in Peacock Theatre deal

Evening Standard (Web), 07/01/2014, Unattributed
Aldwych’s Peacock Theatre, part of the London School of Economics’ campus and the West End outpost of the Sadler’s Wells dance company, has been bought by property company Derwent London. The firm has snapped up the|  

Derwent London completes 22 Kingsway deal
Telegraph (Web), 07/01/2014, Unattributed
includes the freehold interest of the Peacock Theatre on Portugal Street WC2. The theatre has a gross internal area of 44,000 sq ft (4,090sq m) and is let to the London School of Economics on a lease expiring 2054 at £1 per annum. Excluding the theatre, this transaction reflects a capital value of £647 per sq ft (£6,964 per sq|  

Al Qaeda bursts back to life in Iraq
Reuters UK (Web), 07/01/2014, Suadad Alsalhy
the more determined to secure gains in Anbar, analysts say. "Both the Syrian and the Iraqi conflict are feeding upon one another," said Fawaz Gerges, a Middle East expert at the London School of Economics. "RAGING FIRE" "There is already a fierce geostrategic struggle unfolding in the Arab arena between Saudi Arabia and Iran. There is a real danger that all-out war in|  

Pros and cons of raising UK minimum wage (Web), 07/01/2014, Unattributed
seeking to raise the rate as fast as it can without causing collateral damage. Labour market economists generally support this approach. In a recent research paper, Professor Alan Manning of the London School of Economics, who supports a higher minimum wage, wrote that the evidence suggests "substantial increases, even if pursued over a few years, would need to be made incrementally| (subscription required)

What's Next For GlaxoSmithKline plc?
AOL UK (Web), 07/01/2014, the Motley Fool
wealth is being spent on rising healthcare costs. Looking beyond the patent cliff Yet in recent years there has been a lot of negativity about healthcare companies such as GlaxoSmithKline (LSE: GSK) (NYSE: GSK.US) because of concerns about the so-called 'patent cliff' -- the fact that the patents of many of the chemical-based drugs that healthcare companies currently sell will|  

Why student fieldtrips make an impact (Web), 07/01/2014, Ayona Datta
all teaching has impact, but I think the fieldtrip deseres special mention. The impacts are both long and short-term, but they are also quite distinct from generic teaching. In the LSE Impact Blog , Peter Wade, professor of social anthropology at the University of Manchester, notes that the REF's narrow definition of impact rules out the historical role of teaching|  

LSE on TV/Radio

BBC Leeds, 7 January
Paul Danaher (BBC) discussing speech on Middle East at LSE