11 - 13 January 2014

LSE in print

Spontaneity is the key to Lastminute.com's success as mobiles revitalise dotcom darling
The Daily Telegraph, 13/01/2014, p.5, Louise Armitstead
This week, Lastminute is launching a report, entitled Spontaneity: the Behaviour that Means Business, which is designed to prove that Lastminute’s time has just come. Crummack, 43, summarises the research, commissioned from the London School of Economics as well as brand and psychology experts, with a bold claim: "It’s official Brits don’t have stiff upper lips any more, one in three of us is officially spontaneous – that’s 17m people.”
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/mediatechnologyandtelecoms/digital-media/10567345/Mobiles-revitalise-dotcom-darling-Lastminute.com.html|  

Professor Keith Panter-Brick
The Daily Telegraph, 13/01/2014, p.29, Unattributed
From 1950 until 1985 he was a professor in the government department of the London School of Economics, and devoted most of his life to research on civil war and decolonisation in Africa, spending many periods of sabbatical leave teaching at universities in Nigeria, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. His extended stays in Africa sometimes involved danger; in 1967, he hurriedly took his wife and children out of Nigeria as civil war erupted around them.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/military-obituaries/10567037/Professor-Keith-Panter-Brick-obituary.html|  

World Diary
Financial Times, 13/01/2014, p.26, Simon Greaves
It focuses on food contamination, the food handler's role and biodefence, or medical measures to protect people against bioterrorism. A rising Japan A London School of Economics public lecture "Japan After the Bubble" hears speaker David Pilling, Asia editor of the Financial Times whose book Bending Adversity, Japan and the Art of Survival…

What's good for London is also good for Britain
The Sunday Times, 12/01/2014, p.4, David Smith
Fortunately, London typically pays more into the exchequer than it gets out. Professor Tony Travers of the London School of Economics estimates the surplus of revenues over spending to be between £10bn and £20bn in normal times. He chaired London mayor Boris Johnson's London Finance Commission, which…
http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/business/Economy/article1361496.ece| (£)

After a terrible week for the police, it's time for a drastic solution
The Sunday Times, 12/01/2014, p.21, Camilla Cavendish
…justification has done incalculable harm to trust between the Met and young people. This is not just a black thing, or a poverty thing. When the commissioner spoke at the London School of Economics a year ago, I sat in the audience while student after student, black and white, told unacceptable stories of police harassment.
http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/comment/columns/CamillaCavendish/article1361513.ece| (£)

Al-Qaida's brutal effort to build a caliphate prompts growing fury
The Observer, 12/01/2014, p.26, Peter Beaumont
Facing pressure there, some analysts believe he may have made a fatal tactical mistake: moving fighters back across the border to Ramadi and Falluja, spreading his group's forces ever more thinly. Toby Dodge, an expert on Iraq at the London School of Economics, believes like a number of others that Baghdadi and Isis have once again seriously overreached themselves. "They are both opportunistic and hubristic," he said.

WIN A CHANCE TO JOIN A SOLAR POWER DEBATE IN THE LORDS
The Observer, 12/01/2014, p.14, Unattributed
Lords on the 20 January, and you could win tickets to be there. Kicking off proceedings will be Lord Layard, programme director of the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics. He has recently got together with the evening's second guest speaker Sir David King, a former chief scientific adviser, to champion the promise of solar power - a field that, as the foreign secretary's new special representative for climate change, King is passionate about.
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jan/09/win-chance-solar-power-house-lords|  

Is it any wonder that middle-class trust in the police has dwindled?
The Daily Telegraph, 11/01/2014, p.28, Graeme Archer
After such phenomena there are always sociological studies into the motivation of the rioters. As Fraser Nelson wrote in these pages yesterday, a team from the London School of Economics found that race wasn't an issue in the minds of most rioters: the nihilism goes deeper, and is possibly harder to eradicate.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/10563729/Is-it-any-wonder-that-middle-class-trust-in-the-police-has-dwindled.html|  

Millions stop saving because nest egg may be lost to care costs
The Daily Telegraph, 11/01/2014, p.14, John Bingham
With council budgets under intense strain, more than 450,000 elderly and disabled people who would have received state support for care a few years ago are now shut out of the system, academics at the London School of Economics have calculated. Ministers say the reforms should enable people to avoid "catastrophic" bills for the care they may need in later life…

How Red Ed's chum is killing France
Daily Mail, 11/01/2014, p.16, Stephen Glover
The official unemployment rate there among those under 25 is 37 per cent. According to Karim Amellal, a social scientist at Science Po, the Paris equivalent of the London School of Economics, President Hollande promised 'a great deal to working-class communities, including those from immigrant communities, but has delivered nothing'.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2537536/How-Red-Eds-chum-killing-France-Unemployment-soaring-Violent-unrest-The-far-Right-surging-polls-And-despised-President-mired-sex-scandal.html|  

BOOKS & TALKS
The Independent, 11/01/2014, p.29, Unattributed
…debating these and related questions are Paul Dolan, professor of behavioural science at LSE, and Elaine Fox, director of the Oxford Centre for Emotions and Affective Neuroscience.

LSE is named as most expensive university in UK at £20,000 a year
Evening Standard, 10/01/2014, p.21, Anna David; Alisha Rouse
THE London School of Economics is Britain's most expensive university, with even hoodies and gym membership costing more, research suggests. A cost comparison website found that LSE students were charged more than at any other leading university, including University College London and Imperial College, where annual tuition fees are all £9,000 a year.
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/education/lse-is-uks-most-expensive-university-at-nearly-20k-per-year-9051209.html|  

LSE online

Segregation of the sexes at university events challenged
The Times Online, 13/01/2014, p.1, Unattributed
…of it" that no regard or insufficient regard was given to "the need to eliminate discrimination and harassment of women" when the guidance was drawn up. Abhishek Phadnis, president of the LSE Student Union's Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society, said: "The beliefs of visiting speakers are no excuse to legitimise discrimination against women or any group.
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/education/article3973441.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2014_01_12| (£)

Bangkok Shutdown: Protesters Gather at Key Intersections
World | TIME.com, 13/01/14, Charlie Campbell
Tim Forsyth, a lecturer on international development at the London School of Economics, who specializes in Southeast Asia, thinks any effect will be temporary. “Possibly investment will go to the competitors such as Vietnam, but...

Meet al-Qaeda's new poster boy
Canberra Times, 13/01/14, Colin Freeman
…under Baghdadi," said Dr Toby Dodge, an Iraq expert at the London School of Economics. "But as soon they hold territory, their popularity tends to disappear."

Meet al-Qaeda's new poster boy
WA Today, 13/01/14

Meet al-Qaeda's new poster boy
Melbourne Age, 13/01/14

Al-Qaeda's new poster boy Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Brisbane Times, 13/01/14
Se aprobarán $3.4 billones en regalías antes de junio: DNP
El Nuevodia Colombia, 13/01/14, Unattributed
- 2014. Igualmente, la economista con maestría en Dirección del Desarrollo del London School of Economics respondió a quienes consideran que no tiene las credenciales suficientes para timonear...

Ηλίας Καραβόλιας, αναλυτής διεθνών οικονομικών Το αδρανές υλικό της κοινωνίας
ElZoni.gr, 13/01/14
αποχής από συλλογική δράση. Στην ουσία είναι αποχή από την πολιτική. Το London School of Economics ασχολήθηκε προσφάτως με το φαινόμενο της απουσίας σήμερα των αγανακτισμένων του 2011 στην…

Tensiones, desempleo y desconfianza, tendencias mundiales del 2014: FEM
ElSalvador.com, 13/01/14, Unattributed
…ciudades, ahora convertidas en megaciudades. Como explicaba Ricky Burdett, profesor de la London School of Economics, las ciudades crecerán hasta un 80 por ciento en las próximas décadas. Geoffrey...

Remembering Susan Rasky
Daily Californian, 13/01/14, J.D. Morris
Afterward, she earned a master’s degree in economic history from the London School of Economics before launching her professional journalism career in Washington, D.C. There, Rasky started...

Pakistani housewives and the economy: Converting rupees to dollars… for handbags
The Express Tribune, 12/01/14, Najma Pirzada
…Twitter, become a fan on Facebook. A graduate from Columbia University and London School of Economics, she has worked as an investment banker for 15 years in New York, London and Pakistan and...

Kondo mewah: Keluarga Najib kebal daripada siasatan SPRM
KeadilanDaily.com, 12/01/14, Keadilan Daily
…sebagai Park Laurel Acquisition. Riza, memulakan kerjaya perbankannya sebaik tamat pengajian di London School of Economics pada 2000. Laporan Sarawak Report menyebut Riza pernah bekerja dengan firma perunding KPMG sehingga 2002 dan kemudian di…

JUI-F takes exception to anti-Madrassas campaign
The News International, 12/01/14, Muhammad Saleh Zaafir
He recalled that most of nine/eleven and July 7/7 London suicide bombers and plotters were educated in elitist western institutions, including London School of Economic (LSE). “Did they study in shanty madras in Peshwar, obviously not,” he posed question.

Se aprobarán $3,4 billones en regalías antes de junio: directora DNP
El Colombiano, 12/01/14, Juan Fernando Rojas
…Desarrollo 2010-2014. Igualmente, la economista con maestría en Dirección del Desarrollo del London School of Economics respondió a quienes consideran que no tiene las credenciales suficientes...

Iraq: mission accomplished or mission impossible?
Herald Scotland, 12/01/14
…claims Fawaz A Gergez, director of the Middle East Centre at the London School of Economics. "Now the reverberations of the Syria war are being felt on Arab streets, particularly Iraq and Lebanon...

Contra el palco del Bernabeu
La Vanguardia, 12/01/14, Justo Barranco
…oficinas del paro. Para el catedrático de Economía y Estrategia de la London School of Economics Luis Garicano (Valladolid, 1967) no es extraño que la reacción de la población sea de enfado generaliza...

Ex-Westpac chief David Morgan to advise financial inquiry
Australian Financial Review, 12/01/14, John Kehoe
…the summer from his London base.According to a profile on the London School of Economics website, when Dr Morgan took over as Westpac boss in 1999, the banks market capitalisation was less...

Al Maliki has opened window for Al Qaida in Iraq
Gulf News, 12/01/14, Fawaz Gerges
Ltd Fawaz A Gerges is professor of the Middle East at the London School of Economics and author of The New Middle East: Protest and Revolution in the Arab World.

Former CIA analyst becomes minister and MUSC Hollings Cancer Center chaplain
Charleston Post and Courier, 12/01/14, Jennifer Berry Hawes
…she play a role in avoiding such fates? She headed to the London School of Economics in England to earn a master's in international relations, then back to the U.S. to earn a master's in law...

1914: Wozu Menschen in den Weltkriegen fähig waren
DIE WELT - Debatte, 12/01/14, Unattributed
…ist ein deutscher Historiker mit dem Schwerpunkt Militärgeschichte und Professor an der London School of Economics. Den Auftakttext finden Sie im Internet unter: www.welt.de/1914...

In Fallujah, al-Qaida fails to learn from its past
Japan Times, 12/01/14, Peter Beaumont
…forces ever more thinly. Toby Dodge, an expert on Iraq at the London School of Economics, believes like a number of others that al-Baghdadi and ISIL have once again seriously overreached themselves...

The argumentative Indians
Times of India, 12/01/14, Unattributed
…Science at Delhi's Gargi College, with a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics, but her claim to fame is her ability to provide an anchor of fact-based opinion in a sea of verbiage. Lord...

Comeback des Print
Die Welt, 12/01/14, Unattributed
…Long Good Read" produziert hat. Medienexperten wie Professor Charlie Beckett von der London School of Economics halten das Blatt für eine intelligente Form der Leserbindung. "Im digitalen...

Al-Qaida repeats old mistakes as a new act in Falluja's tragedy unfolds
guardian.co.uk (Web), 11/01/2014, Peter Beaumont
Facing pressure there, some analysts believe he may have made a fatal tactical mistake: moving fighters back across the border to Ramadi and Falluja, spreading his group's forces ever more thinly. Toby Dodge, an expert on Iraq at the London School of Economics, believes like a number of others that Baghdadi and Isis have once again seriously overreached themselves. "They are both opportunistic and hubristic," he said.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/11/al-qaida-repeats-mistakes-falluja-tragedy|  

Meet al-Qaeda's new poster boy for the Middle East
Telegraph (Web), 11/01/2014, Colin Freeman
In the continuing Fallujah stand-off, meanwhile, Baghdadi may have bitten off more than he can chew by taking on the Iraqi army in open combat. "Al-Qaeda may be better organised under Baghdadi," said Dr Toby Dodge, an Iraq expert at the London School of Economics. "But as soon they hold territory, their popularity tends to disappear."
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iraq/10566001/Meet-al-Qaedas-new-poster-boy-for-the-Middle-East.html|  

Schooling, sex and segregation
The Economist (Web), 11/01/2014, Unattributed
…been trying to accommodate "divergent and strongly held convictions" within its ranks, and duly sent a countervailing statement to the effect that women could speak on all occasions. Last month, the London School of Economics apologised to a pair of students who said they were treated somewhat harshly when they turned up at an event for newcomers to the college wearing…
http://www.economist.com/blogs/erasmus/2014/01/religion-campus| (£)

UPDATE 2-Obama moves to fill Fed board, taps Fischer to be No. 2
Reuters UK (Web), 11/01/2014, Mark Felsenthal
He took an economics course in high school, and was hooked for life. He went on to study at the London School of Economics and then MIT, where he later became a professor. There, in 1977, he wrote an influential paper arguing that monetary policy can effectively boost employment.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/01/10/us-usa-fed-fischer-idUKBREA090QA20140110|  

Dale T. Mortensen dies at 74; Northwestern professor won economics Nobel
Los Angeles Times, 11/01/14, Unattributed
…Diamond of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Christopher Pissarides of the London School of Economics for their independent research on search theory. A member of the Northwestern...

Dale T. Mortensen, Nobel-winning economist, dies at 74
Washington Post, 11/01/14

Stanley Fischer nominated as vice chairman of Fed Reserve
Business Standard India, 11/01/14
…and was hooked for life. He went on to study at the London School of Economics and then MIT. At MIT in 1977, he wrote an influential paper arguing that monetary policy can effectively boost...

Obama names Fischer as Fed vice-chair
Globe and Mail, 11/01/14, Mark Felsenthal

Always make best of what you have –Izilein
Nigeria Daily Independent, 11/01/14, Nkasiobi Oluikpe
…fate when in preparation to go and process his admission into the London School of Economics, UK, he lost his father. Though, he was already working with the Post and Telecommunications…

Flirteando con el subdesarrollo
NewsEsp, 11/01/14
…de Economía y Estrategia de la London School of Economics Introducción La vía hispana al subdesarrollo:...

The argumentative Indians
Mumbai Mirror, 11/01/14, Sourish Bhattacharyya
…Science at Delhi's Gargi College, with a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics, but her claim to fame is her ability to provide an anchor of fact-based opinion in a sea of verbiage.

ESPAÑA: David Stevenson: "La Primera Guerra Mundial forma parte del camino que conduce a la Guerra Civil"
Entorno Inteligente, 11/01/14
…continente. Alemania mantendrá un perfil bajo. Para el prestigioso historiador de la London School of Economics David Stevenson , la Gran Guerra "nos recuerda que el mundo es un lugar peligroso"...

Staatshervormingen hebben Vlaanderen geen economische groei gebracht
De Morgen, 11/01/14
Paul De Grauwe is professor aan de London School of Economics en opiniemaker voor deze krant. Deze voorpublicatie is genomen uit 'Een beter België, een federale toekomst voor ons land', met bijdragen van Guy Verhofstadt, Erwin Mortier e.a. Het boek verschijnt bij De Bezige Bij en wordt zondag om 15 uur gepresenteerd in BOZAR.

Glücksmanager Paul Dolan : "Grinsen Sie!"
Die Zeit - ZEIT ONLINE, 11/01/14, Thorsten Firlus-Emmrich
…aber Zeit für Ihr Sozialleben gewinnen.Paul Dolan ist Verhaltensforscher an der London School of Economics.Bitte melden Sie sich an, um zu kommentieren…

House-building: Breaking the stranglehold
The Economist (Web), 10/01/2014, Unattributed
All of this has gradually reduced the amount of land released. And, says Paul Cheshire at the London School of Economics, it has pushed what building there is to the wrong places. Before the recession over half of new dwellings built were flats, often in northern cities.
http://www.economist.com/news/britain/21593416-ministers-are-fightingnot-successfullyto-overcome-nimbyism-and-planning-laws-enacted?fsrc=rss|  

Gangsterism, not racism, was the root of Duggans shooting
Telegraph (Web), 10/01/2014, Fraser Nelson
Britain has no equivalent of Los Angeles-style gangs organised by ethnicity: ours almost always tend to reflect the composition of the communities they come from. In its long investigation into the riots, the London School of Economics said that half of those it interviewed were black but "those involved did not consider these race riots".
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/10561007/Gangsterism-not-racism-was-the-root-of-Mark-Duggans-shooting.html|  

Gujarat businessmen invented travellers cheques
Times of India, 10/01/14, Ashleshaa Khurana
In her thesis, 'An Economic History of Hundi — 1858-1978' for The London School of Economics, Marina Bernadette Victoria Martin states how hundis were a "centuries-old artery for Indian merchants...

LSE on TV/radio

Sunday Politics
BBC1 West Midlands, 12/01/14
Professor Alan Sked mentioned as founder of UKIP and he explains why he has founded New Deal.

News
BBC Radio 4, 11/01/14
Professor Richard Layard discussing mental health and Action for Happiness.

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