25 - 27 January 2014

LSE in print

Carney tells bankers to cut out bad practices
The Daily Telegraph, 27/01/2014, p.1, Harry Wilson
Research by the London School of Economics found that between them 10 of the world's largest banks, including Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland, have paid out about £143bn in “conduct costs” since 2008
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/10598123/Carney-switches-Bank-of-England-focus-to-conduct-risks.html| 

Commons 'ignores women when it comes to key advice'
The Daily Telegraph, 27/01/2014, p.10, Georgia Graham
Male witnesses made up 76 per cent of all people who were called to give evidence across Commons select committees, according to figures from the research organisation Democratic Audit UK, based at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Research carried out over a four-week period last year showed just 27 per cent of witnesses called to appear in front of Lords committees were women.

Catalan Academics Push Independence
The Wall Street Journal (Europe), 27/01/2014, p.3, Matt Moffett
The scholars—five economists and a political scientist from Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, the London School of Economics and prominent institutions—call themselves the Wilson Initiative, after U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, a champion of national self-determination. Luis Garicano, a professor at the London School of Economics from central Spain, said exchanges about Catalonia on the blog he founded were "some of the least pleasant and most aggressive debates we have ever had.” http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB40001424052702304632204579336673963940580?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB40001424052702304632204579336673963940580.html|  

Boom in number of visas given to rich foreigners
The Times, 27/01/2014, p.18, Richard Ford
Sir David Metcalfe, an emeritus professor at the London School of Economics, told the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee last month that it was time to think creatively about the operation of the investor visa route.
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/money/investment/article3986830.ece| (£)

Proof wind turbines take thousands off your home
The Mail on Sunday, 26/01/2014, p.45, Sanchez Manning
has wiped tens of thousands of pounds off their value, according to the first major study into the impact the eyesore structures have on house prices. The study by the London School of Economics (LSE) - which looked at more than a million sales of properties close to wind farm sites over a 12-year period - found that values of
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2546042/Proof-wind-turbines-thousands-home-value-homes-1-2-miles-wind-farms-slashed-11-cent-study-finds.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490|

Popes and presidents sucked into Davos delusions about inequality
The Sunday Times, 26/01/2014, p.7, David Smith
Financial regulators will no doubt breathe a huge sigh of relief, as will the banks who lent recklessly and invested in dodgy derivatives. Central bankers can also apparently stand down: it was not their fault for running policies that were too loose before the crisis. It was, it seems, inequality that did it. When the Queen asked her famous question at the London School of Economics in 2008 about why nobody saw the crisis coming, maybe the response should have been: “It was inequality, Ma’am.”
http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/newsreview/features/article1366950.ece| (£)

Letters, emails & online postings
The Independent On Sunday, 26/01/2014, p.44, Unattributed
“Students for a Free Tibet tirelessly campaign for multilateral action for Tibet. University groups of Amnesty International helped the Arms Trade Treaty happen. Student activism is very much alive. Celia Frankel, LSE SU equal access campaign manager.”

The economist's guide to the future
Financial Times, 25/01/2014, p.7, Simon Kuper
What will the world look like in 100 years?" wondered Ignacio Palacios-Huerta. Being an economist at the London School of Economics, he put this question to other economists. Admittedly, the profession didn't foresee the financial crisis but, still, he writes in the introduction to his new book, “know more about the laws of human interactions and have reflected more deeply and with better methods than any other human beings.”
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/5929ed26-83bf-11e3-86c9-00144feab7de.html| (£)

Eyes on the summit
Financial Times, 25/01/2014, p.12, Serena Tarling
"It's been a rollercoaster of a 24 hours," Helen Clark says, having just given lectures for Women of the Year and the London School of Economics. At the same time the talks on Syria had seemed on the verge of collapse after UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon invited Iran to the summit.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/a33ec062-835b-11e3-aa65-00144feab7de.html#axzz2raP6brBh| (£)

BOOKS & TALKS
The Independent, 25/01/2014, p.29, Unattributed
PRIDE AND PROPAGANDA: LGBT RIGHTS IN RUSSIA TODAY LSE, London WC2 Ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, which start on 7 February, a panel featuring Jonathan Cooper, an international human rights law practitioner. 

LSE online

Wind farms proven to cut house prices by 11%, says LSE report
Telegraph (Web), 26/01/2014
Wind turbines are slashing the value of homes built nearby, according to a new study into the impact of the large structures on property prices. The study, by the London School of Economics (LSE), reviewed more than a million homes within close proximity of large wind farms over a 12-year period, finding that their property values fell by 11 per cent.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/energy/10597785/Wind-farms-proven-to-cut-house-prices-by-11-says-LSE-report.html| (£)

Exclusive: Climate scepticism blamed as Owen Paterson slashes spending on global warming
The Independent (Web), 26/01/2014, Unattributed
The figures will fuel fears that the Environment Secretary’s personal climate-change scepticism could be exposing the UK to a higher risk of flooding and other global warming consequences.. Bob Ward, policy director at the London School of Economics’ Grantham Research Institute, said: "These shocking figures should worry everyone in the UK. Defra is the lead government department for climate change adaptation and is primarily responsible for making the UK resilient to the impacts of global warming, such as increased flood risk.”
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/exclusive-climate-scepticism-blamed-as-owen-paterson-slashes-spendingon-global-warming-9086397.html|
 
Minimum wage hike gets broad support in Britain
Washington Post, 27/01/2014
going up much at all, said Alan Manning, a professor at the London School of Economics who studies the minimum wage. It really would be a leap into the unknown. Businesses have warned that such...
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/the-minimum-wage-is-set-to-rise-in-britain-and-conservatives-are-all-for-it/2014/01/26/b944832e-8531-11e3-8099-9181471f7aaf_story.html|  

Energía: una buena oportunidad para Europa
El País, 26/01/2014, Laurence Tubiana
ella firman también Nicholas Stern, presidente del Grantham Research Institute en la London School of Economics y presidente de la Academia Británica; y Teresa Ribera, consejera de Clima y Energía...
http://elpais.com/elpais/2014/01/23/opinion/1390475379_612871.html|  

Do not trash London, it is everything we want to be
Herald Scotland , 27/01/2014
Nationalistic bent, resent. Yes Scotland, for example, has taken to quoting the London School of Economics' Tony Travers, who likened London to "the dark star of the UK economy, inexorably sucking...
http://www.heraldscotland.com/comment/columnists/do-not-trash-london-it-is-everything-we-want-to-be.23252500|  

Film reviews: Dark side of the room is captivating
Irish Independent, 27/01/2014
in what is perhaps a franchise reboot.Ryan is studying at the London School of Economics when 9/11 inspires him to join the Marines. An injury takes him out of service but introduces him to...
http://www.independent.ie/entertainment/movies/film-reviews-dark-side-of-the-room-is-captivating-29948134.html|  

Munir Majid appointed CARI chairman
Malaysia Edge, 27/01/2014
on its board since 2008.He obtained his BSc (Econ) from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1971, and his PhD in International Relations in 1978.Munir has served in varous...
http://www.theedgemalaysia.com/in-the-edge-financial-daily-today/272784-munir-majid-appointed-cari-chairman.ht|  

El mundo entra en la senda de la recuperación
ABC.es, 27/01/2014, luis p. arechederra 
débil salida de la crisis», alerta Paul De Grauwe, profesor de la London School of Economics.Para que se acelere esa recuperación, Martínez Lázaro echa de menos que el BCE ponga en marcha un...
http://www.abc.es/economia/20140127/abci-mejora-economica-global-201401242155.html|  

El campus abandonado de Blesa
El Mundo, Roberto Becares, 27/01/2014
la única delegación en el extranjero de la prestigiosa escuela de negocios London School of Economics. La entonces presidenta de la Comunidad de Madrid, Esperanza Aguirre, acudió a colocar la...
http://www.elmundo.es/madrid/2014/01/26/52e579d2ca4741f67e8b4578.html|  

Carney switches Bank of England focus to conduct risks
Yahoo! UK and Ireland, 26/01/2014
new capital as the main focus of the authorities. Research by the London School of Economics found that between them 10 of the world’s largest banks, including Barclays (LSE: BARC.L - news) , HSBC...
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/carney-switches-bank-england-focus-184901335.html|  

Must Oligarchy and Technological Unemployment Continue to Decimate the Middle Class?
The Greanville Post, Vol. VII- 2013, 26/01/2014
those not in the elite, argues David Graeber, an anthropologist at the London School of Economics, much of modern labor consists of stultifying “bullshit jobs” — low- and mid-level computer-screen-sitting that serves mostly to just occupy workers...
http://www.greanvillepost.com/2014/01/26/must-oligarchy-and-technological-unemployment-continue-to-decimate-the-middle-class/|
 
Police suspect drivers distracted by phones leading to increase in Doña Ana County wrecks
El Paso Times, 26/01/2014
saying that they're exaggerated. Last year, Carnegie Mellon University and the London School of Economics and Political Science said their study showed cell phone use did not cause more crashes...

Munir Majid appointed CIMB Asean Research Institute chairman
Malaysian Insider, 26/01/2014
on its board since 2008. He obtained his BSc (Econ) from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1971, and his PhD in International Relations in 1978. Munir has served in...
http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/business/article/munir-majid-appointed-cimb-asean-research-institute-chairman#When:06:52:14Z|  

Στην Ελλάδα της κρίσης πετάμε ακόμη φαγητό στον κάδο...
Ethnos, 26/01/2014
Πολιτικές και Οικονομικές Επιστήμες στο Πανεπιστήμιο του Μονάχου και Διεθνείς Σχέσεις στο London School of Economics, ο ίδιος αποφάσισε να ασχοληθεί με το «Μπορούμε», καθώς η συμμετοχή του σε...
http://www.ethnos.gr/article.asp?catid=22768&subid=2&pubid=63953425|  

Munir Majid appointed CIMB Asean Research Institute chairman
New Straits Times, 26/01/2014
on its board since 2008. He obtained his BSc (Econ) from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1971, and his PhD in International Relations in 1978. Munir has served...
http://www.nst.com.my/latest/munir-majid-appointed-cimb-asean-research-institute-chairman-1.470908|

La rivoluzione tecnologica (senza lavoro)
Corriere della Sera, 26/01/2014
tradizione sociale, le ineguaglianze aumentano. Il lavoro, scrive David Graeber, antropologo della London School of Economics, si divide sempre più tra pochi possessori di competenze e una marea...
http://lettura.corriere.it/la-rivoluzione-tecnologica-senza-lavoro/|  

China strives to avoid economic traps, says Chinese ambassador
CNTV, 26/01/2014, Bai Yang
School". About 400 scholars and students from the University of London, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and the University of Cambridge attended the one-day conference.
http://english.cntv.cn/20140126/100803.shtml|

MUTIGA: Asian Tigers chose their own paths, but we refuse to think for ourselves
Daily Nation, 25/01/2014
an editor with the Sunday Nation, is a Chevening Scholar at the London School of Economics
http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/Asian-Tigers-chose-their-own-paths/-/440808/2160412/-/gmx4q1/-/index.html|  

China strives to avoid economic traps, says Chinese ambassador during Cambridge speech
Xinhua News Agency, 25/01/2014
School". About 400 scholars and students from the University of London, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and the University of Cambridge attended the one-day conference.
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-01/26/c_133073862.htm|  

The politics of numbers in the age of austerity
openDemocracy, 25/01/2014, Lorenzo Fioramonti
Theinherent power of numbers explains why all sorts of data, good or bad, canbecome a potent weapon to shape complacency and subservience in society. Welfare cuts have become a common phenomenon in the age of austerity, especially in Europe, where...
http://www.opendemocracy.net/can-europe-make-it/lorenzo-fioramonti/politics-of-numbers-in-age-of-austerity|  

"España tiende al dinero fácil; ¡menos mal que el COI nos salvó de los Juegos!"
El Huffington Post, 25/01/2014, Daniel Basteiro
de España (Península), que el catedrático de Economía y Estrategia en la London School of Economics plantea con la intención de que, entre "modernidad o peronismo", los responsables del país...
http://www.huffingtonpost.es/2014/01/24/luis-garicano-entrevista_n_4658354.html|  

Referendum needed on whether we really want a BBF
Cyprus Mail, 26/01/2014, Jean Christou
At the London school of economics on the Cyprus issue the President of the Republic commented that “first and foremost, a viable and lasting settlement would be in the best interest of the...
http://cyprus-mail.com/2014/01/26/referendum-needed-on-whether-we-really-want-a-bbf/|  

China strives to avoid economic traps
CHINAdaily, 26/01/2014
School". About 400 scholars and students from the University of London, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and the University of Cambridge attended the one-day conference.
http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2014-01/26/content_17259010.htm|  

MUTIGA: Asian Tigers chose their own paths, but we refuse to think for ourselves
Daily Nation, 25/01/2014
an editor with the Sunday Nation, is a Chevening Scholar at the London School of Economics
http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/Asian-Tigers-chose-their-own-paths/-/440808/2160412/-/gmx4q1/-/index.html|  

Corporate-Governance-Reform: Novartis im Jahr 1 nach Vasella
Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 25/01/2014
demselben Corporate-Governance-Kapitel weiter unten zu finden ist. Zitiert wird der an der London School of Economics lehrende Ökonom John Kay, Verfasser eines Berichts über Kapitalmarkt und...
http://www.nzz.ch/meinung/kommentare/novartis-im-jahr-eins-nach-vasella-1.18228871|  

Somersworth 'Golden Boy' Injects Pub Trivia With Startup Spirit
NHPR, 25/01/2014, Emily Corwin
Meet Emmett Soldati, golden boy of Somersworth, entrepreneur, recent graduate of the London School of Economics, and son of a well-known Portsmouth lawyer. He has been central to the subtle...
http://nhpr.org/post/somersworth-golden-boy-injects-pub-trivia-startup-spirit|  

Meer onderlinge handel in eurozone
Analist.nl, 25/01/2014
handel met niet-leden nam met 35% toe.Op het blog van de London School of Economics schrijft econoom Tal Sadeh dat dit de bevestiging is voor al wie de eenheidsmunt verdedigt: "Velen stellen...
http://www.analist.nl/hottopics/2014/01/25/35121/Meer+onderlinge+handel+in+eurozone|  

LSE on TV/Radio

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BBC News, 26/01/2014
Fawaz Gerges discusses Syrian peace talks.
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BBC World, 26/01/2014
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BBC World Service Radio, 24/01/2014

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Wendy Sigle-Rushton discusses demographics in the UK

Sunday Politics
BBC One South East, 26/01/2014
Ricky Burdett discusses housing in the South East.

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BBC Ulster, 24/01/2014
Fawaz Gerges discusses the violence around the anniversary of the Egyptian revolution.
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BBC Foyle, 24/01/2014

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BBC York, 26/01/2014
Discussion of reports of LSE research on wind turbine effects on housing.
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BBC Wales, 26/01/2014

Jamaica Speaks
Hot 102 FM, 24/01/2014
Iain Begg discusses the World Economic Outlook released by the IMF

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BBC Lancashire, 24/01/2014
Mention of protests at LSE in 1969.

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BBC London 94.9FM, 25/01/2014
Mention of LSE in relation to new Jack Ryan film.

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