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Mystery of whistleblower who saved child benefit is solved after 37 years

The Guardian, 20/01/2014, p.10, David Brindle
lecture on rethinking party's welfare policies five months before his death from cancer in 2012, aged 65. He was one of the first students on the social policy course at LSE in 1966, under Richard Titmuss, and embarked upon an academic career before joining the urban deprivation unit at the Home Office in 1974. Leaving the civil service in 1978
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jan/19/child-benefit-malcolm-wicks-autobiography|  

'Our job scheme is hard, but it is also fair. You can call it tough love'
The Independent, 20/01/2014, p.20, Andrew Grice
she had a taste of life at the sharp end, attending a comprehensive in south-east London. Although she was the junior chess champion who made it to Oxford and the London School of Economics, she felt "the odds were stacked against" her classmates. "The sixth form was two prefab huts in the playground," she says. "Our library was turned into
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/rachel-reeves-interview-you-will-always-find-more-rich-people-playing-the-system-than-the-very-poor-9070661.html|  

'Dark star' sucks more wealth away from the rest
Financial Times, 20/01/2014, p.3, James Pickford
unlikely to smooth out the gulf between the capital and regions. London is expected to accommodate 9m people by 2020, up from 8.3m today. Tony Travers, a professor at the London School of Economics, said: "Projected population growth alone would almost certainly mean that London's national share of output will continue to rise." London has driven the recovery, leading on
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/1412c032-80f4-11e3-95aa-00144feab7de.html#axzz2qvJ7BLpQ| (£)

Η τροχοπέδη της δημόσιας διοίκησης
Kathimerini, 20/01/2014, Kevin Featherstone
LSE’s Kevin Featherstone, Eleftherios Venizelos Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies, Professor of European Politics and Director of the Hellenic Observatory argued that, despite the criticism of the Troika in Greece for the austerity measures, it is only via the Troika (and the EU Taskforce) that the inertia of Greek public administration can be most effectively overcome.
http://news.kathimerini.gr/4dcgi/_w_articles_columns_2_19/01/2014_546304|  

Drugs and loneliness fuel young bankers
Financial Times, 18/01/2014, p.3, Emma Jacobs; Maija Palmer
have had over the past two years has been tough to counteract ... but they're taking back more control of the message." But some are dissuaded. Varun Bhanot, a 23-year-old LSE graduate who worked at UBS in New York for a year, said: "I thought the lifestyle was unsustainable". Among his peers who stayed in finance, he perceives a great
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/2745bcc2-7fa5-11e3-94d2-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2qvJ7BLpQ| (£)

Revealed: the Labour team behind plan to split banks
The Times, 18/01/2014, p.45, Katherine Griffiths
to challenge the existing high street giants — was met with scepticism in the City. Sir Howard Davies, the first chairman of the FSA and a former director of the London School of Economics, said: "People are getting ahead of themselves in assuming that the CMA would find a distortion in the market. The landscape will be different by the
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/business/industries/banking/article3978960.ece| (£)

Real wages on verge of rising again, claims Bank expert
The Daily Telegraph, 18/01/2014, p.37, Szu Ping Chan
he was encouraged by signs that the decline might be about to reverse. "Encouragingly, there are signs these headwinds are beginning to abate," he said in a speech at the London School of Economics yesterday. "It seems to me highly unlikely that we'll see anything like the relative price headwinds of the past four years," Mr Broadbent added. "If anything,
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/10580882/Real-wages-on-verge-of-rising-says-MPC-member-Ben-Broadbent.html|  

Two women join LSE board
Financial Times, 18/01/2014, p.17, Lina Saigol
former chief executive of Interactive Investor International and is active in early stage investing. She has raised several rounds of venture capital and public equity totalling more than $200m. The London School of Economics graduate also established and sold two businesses in the financial services industry.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/28005d10-7f60-11e3-b6a7-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2qvJ7BLpQ| (£)

Real incomes set to rise in 2014, MPC member says
Financial Times, 18/01/2014, p.4, Claire Jones
incomes, but that the squeeze was likely to abate over the coming quarters. "I feel reasonably optimistic that real average earnings will finally start to grow," he said at the London School of Economics yesterday. He said a combination of higher productivity and lower inflation would trigger the rise in incomes. While unemployment has remained relatively low in the UK,
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/b4545976-7f9a-11e3-94d2-00144feabdc0,Authorised=false.html?_i_location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ft.com%2Fcms%2Fs%2F0%2Fb4545976-7f9a-11e3-94d2-00144feabdc0.html%3Fsiteedition%3Duk&siteedition=uk&_i_referer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.co.uk%2F#axzz2qvJ7BLpQ| (£)

No, Benefits Street does not demonise the poor. But it shows how immoral it is to let welfare pay more than working
Daily Mail, 18/01/2014, p.16, Dominic Sandbrook
set, and strive for, their own goals. Watching Benefits Street, I was reminded of the great American sociologist Richard Sennett, who has been a professor for many years at the London School of Economics. Born in 1943, Professor Sennett grew up in a notorious housing estate in Chicago, blighted by crime and unemployment. Yet one of the worst things for
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2541568/No-Benefits-Street-does-NOT-demonise-poor-But-shows-immoral-let-welfare-pay-working.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490|  

The cost of living crisis 'at an end'
Daily Mail, 18/01/2014, p.101, Hugo Duncan
interest rate-setting monetary policy committee, said the last 10 years had been 'pretty nasty' as high inflation and low wage growth eroded living standards. But in a speech at the London School of Economics he welcomed 'clear signs' that the squeeze 'is beginning to fade' as prices increase more slowly and pay deals improve. 'Encouragingly, there are signs that headwinds
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2540975/Wages-WILL-rise-faster-prices-year-admits-Ed-Labour-leader-concedes-average-pay-outstrip-inflation.html|  

LSE online

Are London's suburbs swinging?
guardian.co.uk (Web), 19/01/2014, Dave Hill
Private renting, meanwhile almost doubled to account for 21% of Outer London housing compared with just over 11% in 2001. Poverty has become more prevalent amid the leafiness. A recent London School of Economics report shows that poverty rates have increased there throughout this century, accentuated by the recession, which hit Outer London harder than Inner London. The Trust for
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/davehillblog/2014/jan/19/are-london-suburbs-swinging|

European Commission resists calls for carbon 'central bank'
FT.com (Web), 19/01/2014, Unattributed
straightforward cancellation of surplus carbon emission allowances and strict 2030 targets can make the carbon market a driver for green investments," he said. However, Luca Taschini, a research fellow at the London School of Economics, said the reserve was something of a "quantum leap", given the complexities of reforming the system, and would show the EU was serious about the market's
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/78c72aca-80ec-11e3-95aa-00144feab7de.html#axzz2qvJ7BLpQ| (£)

UN warns climate action may cost world GDP 4%
Eco News, 20/01/2014, David Twomey
the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics. Bloomberg obtained a draft of the study from a person with access to the documents who asked not to be identified because it has not been...
http://econews.com.au/news-to-sustain-our-world/un-warns-climate-action-may-cost-world-gdp-4/|

Roger McCormick: Book Review: Market-Based Banking and the International Financial Crisis, edited by Iain Hardie and David Howarth
Global Corporate Law – mkp, 19/01/2014
of modern times.—————————————–Roger McCormick is the Director of the Sustainable Finance Project at London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Visiting Professor at LSE. He is the author of Legal Risk in the Financial Markets (Oxford...
http://globalcorporatelaw.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/roger-mccormick-book-review-market-based-banking-and-the-international-financial-crisis-edited-by-iain-hardie-and-david-howarth/|

Former AG Peter Sutherland to give Garret FitzGerald memorial address
TheJournal.ie, 19/01/2014
served as a European Commissioner and is currently the chairman of the London School of Economics and the UN Special Representative for Migration and Development. Fitzgerald was a former Chancellor of NUI and the third-level institute established...
http://www.thejournal.ie/peter-sutherland-fitzgerald-1267130-Jan2014/|

Real wages set to rise again as economic recovery picks up pace, says senior MPC member
Mail Online UK (Web), 18/01/2014, Hugo Duncan
the interest rate-setting monetary policy committee, said the last 10 years had been 'pretty nasty' as high inflation and low wage growth eroded living standards. But in a speech at the London School of Economics he welcomed 'clear signs' that the squeeze 'is beginning to fade' as prices increase more slowly and pay deals improve. 'Encouragingly, there are signs that headwinds are
http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/news/article-2541432/Bank-England-says-cost-living-crisis-coming-end.html|

The future of jobs: The onrushing wave
The Economist (Web), 18/01/2014, Unattributed
Sweden, inequality among the employed has risen sharply, with the share going to the highest earners soaring. For those not in the elite, argues David Graeber, an anthropologist at the London School of Economics, much of modern labour consists of stultifying “bullshit jobs”-low- and mid-level screen-sitting that serves simply to occupy workers for whom the economy no longer has much
http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21594264-previous-technological-innovation-has-always-delivered-more-long-run-employment-not-less|

Secessionism conquering Europe
Voice of Russia, 19/01/2014, Dasha Chernyshova
on the Politics and International Relations of South East Europe at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Roger Helmer, British member of the European Parliament representing...
http://voiceofrussia.com/radio_broadcast/no_program/259383065/|

Tales from the Coffeeshop: Fantasies of a geo-political midget
Cyprus Mail, 19/01/2014, Jean Christou
now joined the Viagra hard-liners. THE SPEECH he made at the London School of Economics during his triumphant visit to the UK hinted at the government’s brave new thinking. The Cyprob...
http://cyprus-mail.com/2014/01/19/tales-from-the-coffeeshop-fantasies-of-a-geo-political-midget/|

"España necesita un modelo educativo que enseñe a la gente a buscarse la vida"
Opinión de Málaga, 19/01/2014
ese sector no existe.¿No cree usted, que es catedrático en la London School of Economics, que la principal revolución pendiente que tiene España es precisamente la de la Educación?Esa es...
http://www.laopiniondemalaga.es/economia/2014/01/19/espana-necesita-modelo-educativo-ensene/646456.html?utm_source=rss|

Fooling ourselves
Trinidad Express, 19/01/2014
In the words of Purna Sen, a public affairs expert at the London School of Economics and Political Science (the LSE), the public stage is an expansive space and one can have political influence...
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/commentaries/Fooling-ourselves-241028871.html|

Luis Garicano: "Necesitamos élites mejor formadas, las españolas no lo están"
Periodista Digital, 19/01/2014
largo plazo Se llama Luis Garicano, es catedrático de Economía de la London School of Economics y uno de los economistas españoles con más proyección dentro y fuera de nuestras fronteras.Visitó...
http://www.periodistadigital.com/economia/instituciones/2014/01/19/luis-garicano-necesitamos-elites-mejor-formadas-las-espanolas-no-lo-estan.shtml|

My Meeting With Janet Yellen
Huffington Post, 19/01/2014, Cherno Jobatey
fellow researchers did at the Nobel talent factories she was at: the London School of Economics, UC Berkeley and the legendary MIT.Janet Yellen has a special mixture of friendliness and competence...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cherno-jobatey/my-meeting-with-janet-yel_b_4618458.html?utm_hp_ref=canada-business&ir=Canada+Business|

What makes India vote? Debate at Jaipur Literature Festival
Daily Excelsior.com, 18/01/2014
conversation with Singh were Sudhir Chaudhary, Editor Zee News, Mukulika Banerjee, Professor London School of economics and Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay, author and journalist. “The Lok Sabha elections...
http://www.dailyexcelsior.com/what-makes-india-vote-debate-at-jaipur-literature-festival/|

London riot fears as police escape punishment over killing of Mark Duggan
Metro.us, Metro World News, 18/02/2014, Kieron Monks
the borough, who also led an investigation of the riots for the London School of Economics and The Guardian newspaper. This has caused dangerous disillusionment, says Brown. “The verdict has...
http://www.metro.us/newyork/news/international/2014/01/09/london-riot-fears-as-police-escape-punishment-over-killing-of-mark-duggan/|

Will a bust follow the boom in Britain?
Washington Post, 18/02/2014, Griff Witte, Karla Adam
said Van Reenen, who directs the Center for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics. Its like giving a bottle of whiskey to someone whos in a 12-step program as a reward for staying...
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/will-a-bust-follow-the-boom-in-britain/2014/01/18/3677a6ae-7f9d-11e3-97d3-b9925ce2c57b_story.html?wprss=rss_world|

‘Belgen hebben voor 60 miljard aan zwart geld in Zwitserland’
Z24, 18/01/2014
Echo zaterdag op basis van berekeningen van Gabriel Zucman, professor aan de London School of Economics. Hij baseert zich op cijfers van de Zwitserse nationale bank. Zwitserland begon in...
http://www.z24.nl/geld/belgen-stallen-60-miljard-in-zwitserland?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=belgen-stallen-60-miljard-in-zwitserland|

Garicano ve en la educación la clave para un crecimiento duradero
El Economista.es, 18/01/2014
plazo. En una entrevista con Efe, el catedrático de Economía de la London School of Economics rechaza modelos como el de Venezuela, donde rige el "capitalismo de amigos" y sólo existe una economía...
http://www.eleconomista.es/espana/noticias/5469492/01/14/Garicano-ve-en-la-educacion-la-clave-para-un-crecimiento-duradero.html|

Cyrus Mistry wins the 2014 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature
Livemint.com, 18/01/2014, Cordelia Jenkins
translation for the shortlist. Among the entries shortlisted last November at the London School of Economics were two works in translation from Malayalam and four novels in English. “We...
http://www.livemint.com/Politics/xb4n3ukU6w5DDX87bZH1hP/Cyrus-Mistry-wins-the-2014-DSC-Prize-for-South-Asian-Literat.html|

'What makes India vote' Debate at Jaipur Literature Festival
Times of India, 18/01/2014
with Singh were Sudhir Chaudhary, Editor Zee News, Mukulika Banerjee, Professor at London School of economics and Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay, author and journalist. "The Lok Sabha elections held...
http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2014-01-18/india/46323988_1_india-votes-aam-admi-political-parties|

Rum Sözcü Stilianidis, Anastasiadis’in Londra temaslarını değerlendirdi: "Kazanımımız üç unsur"
ABHaber, 18/01/2014
öne sürdü. Öte yandan Fileleleftheros gazetesi, Rum Yönetimi Başkanı Nikos Anastasiadis’in “ London School of Economics” (LSE) üniversitesinde düzenlenen bir sempozyumda yaptığı ve dün de Rum...
http://www.abhaber.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54899:rum-s%C3%B6zc%C3%BC-stilianidis,-anastasiadis%E2%80%99in-londra-temaslar%C4%B1n%C4%B1-de%C4%9Ferlendirdi-kazan%C4%B1m%C4%B1m%C4%B1z-%C3%BC%C3%A7-unsur&catid=214:manset-haber&Itemid=915|

What makes India vote? Debate at Jaipur Literature Festival
Economic Times, 18/01/2014
conversation with Singh were Sudhir Chaudhary, Editor Zee News, Mukulika Banerjee, Professor London School of economics and Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay, author and journalist. "The held in India is...
http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-01-18/news/46324906_1_india-votes-aam-admi-political-parties|

'No, Benefits Street does NOT demonise the poor. But it shows how immoral it is to let welfare pay more than working'
Mail Online UK (Web), 18/01/2014, Dominic Sandbrook
might set, and strive for, their own goals. Watching Benefits Street, I was reminded of the great American sociologist Richard Sennett, who has been a professor for many years at the London School of Economics. Born in 1943, Professor Sennett grew up in a notorious housing estate in Chicago, blighted by crime and unemployment. Yet one of the worst things for its
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2541568/No-Benefits-Street-does-NOT-demonise-poor-But-shows-immoral-let-welfare-pay-working.html|  

Incomes 'set to rise at last in 2014'
guardian.co.uk (Web), 18/01/2014, Angela Monaghan
Inflation fell back to the Bank's 2% target for the first time in four years in December, according to official figures published on Tuesday. Broadbent told an audience at the London School of Economics on Friday there were "signs these headwinds are beginning to abate", after a 4% fall in real wages since mid-2009. "It seems to me highly unlikely
http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/jan/17/uk-incomes-rise-bank-england-inflation|  

Cost of living crisis coming to an end as economic recovery picks up pace, says senior MPC member
Mail Online UK (Web), 18/01/2014, Hugo Duncan
the interest rate-setting monetary policy committee, said the last 10 years had been 'pretty nasty' as high inflation and low wage growth eroded living standards. But in a speech at the London School of Economics he welcomed 'clear signs' that the squeeze 'is beginning to fade' as prices increase more slowly and pay deals improve. 'Encouragingly, there are signs that headwinds are
http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/news/article-2541432/Bank-England-says-cost-living-crisis-coming-end.html|  

Revealed: the Labour team behind plan to split banks
The Times Online, 18/01/2014, p.1, Unattributed
banks to challenge the existing high street giants - was met with scepticism in the City.Sir Howard Davies, the first chairman of the FSA and a former director of the London School of Economics, said: "People are getting ahead of themselves in assuming that the CMA would find a distortion in the market. The landscape will be different by the
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/business/industries/banking/article3978960.ece| (£)

Retail sales grow at fastest rate for nine years - as it happened
theguardian.com, 17/01/2014, Jennifer Rankin, Nick Fletcher
four-day official visit to the UK today telling an audience at the London School of Economics that natural resources would play a central role in the island’s economic recovery. Helena Smith reports: Calling the discovery of large natural gas and...
http://www.theguardian.com/business/blog/2014/jan/17/oil-giant-shell-in-surprise-profit-warning-business-live|  

Former EU Commissioner for Galway talk
Galway Independent, 17/01/2014
Law, NUI Galway will respond. Dr Peter Sutherland is Chairman of the London School of Economics and the UN Special Representative for Migration and Development. He served as European Commissioner...
http://galwayindependent.com/20140117/news/former-eu-commissioner-for-galway-talk-S30599.html|  

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