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LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security appoints New Visiting Professors in Practice (23 May 2016)

Jane Connors, Lord Hague, Angelina Jolie Pitt and Madeleine Rees to contribute to new MSc programme in Women, Peace and Security, the first of its kind internationally.

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New brain-training tool to help people cut drinking (18 May 2016)

Paul Dolan, Professor of Behavioural Science, has launched a free online tool to help people who want to cut down on alcohol.

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New LSE book on the transformation of post-industrial European cities (16 May 2016)

Anne Power’s new book, Cities for a Small Continent, collects compelling evidence from seven archetypal industrial cities across Europe that were the power-houses of the industrial revolution to show that far from being “clapped out”, “jobless, poor and dirty” they are stuffed with assets that can be recycled and reused.

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Tackling inequalities in the lighting of towns and cities (12 May 2016)

The way that urban spaces, such as social housing estates, are lit reinforce the increasing levels of inequality faced by cities says a new report by the Configuring Light research programme, based at LSE.


Private renting policy changes will challenge landlords (11 May 2016)

Tax increases for private landlords will drive some small landlords out of the sector, while others will try to pass the costs on to their tenants, stretching household budgets and putting homeownership further out of reach.

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LSE research shows significant social return on investment for London regeneration project (4 May 2016)

One of the UK’s largest providers of social housing has published the results of a report carried out by LSE to assess the impact of a £140m regeneration programme at Rayners Lane, a former council owned estate in the London Borough of Harrow.

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Huge investment in cancer drugs leads to £14 billion net benefit for UK patients (3 May 2016)

The UK has more than doubled its spending on cancer drugs over the past decade, leading to a £14 billion (2014 GBP) net economic benefit in terms of increased life outcomes for cancer patients, according to new research published today by LSE

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Surge in female political candidates in May UK elections 

New research from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) shows a rise of more than 10 percentage points in the proportion of female candidates for some of May’s elections, but gains in elected representatives are likely to be more modest.

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New LSE book dissects 'selective austerity' since the crisis

A new LSE book offers an authoritative, evidence-based analysis of the impact government policies have had on inequality and on delivery of services such as health, education, adult social care, housing and employment since the 2008 recession.

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LSE reveals winner of their latest RIBA design competition for The Paul Marshall Building

Dublin based practice Grafton Architects have been selected as the winners of the competition to design 44 Lincoln’s Inn fields/the Paul Marshall Building.

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Why German chefs are awarded more Michelin stars than British chefs (20 April 2016)

Restaurants in Germany are awarded significantly more Michelin stars than those in Britain due to a greater emphasis on industry training and apprenticeship.


The impact of Brexit on foreign investment in the UK (15 April 2016)

Leaving the European Union would reduce flows of foreign direct investment (FDI) into the UK by more than a fifth, damaging productivity and lowering people’s incomes, according to new research released today by LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance (CEP). 

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New approach needed to maximise tax take in low-income countries (14 April 2016)

Developing country policymakers and the international institutions that advise them should not default to using the same tax policies that work in high-income countries, according to a new paper from IGC.


LSE launches video series relating to EU referendum (13 April 2016)

LSE has launched a 10-week video series featuring expert comment from the School’s academics on a wide range of issues relating to the EU referendum on 23 June.


Examining the relationship between political systems and state punitiveness (11 April 2016)

Democratic states are not necessarily less punitive than their non-democratic counterparts, according to a new LSE study.

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The secrets to job satisfaction? Time and change (11 April 2016)

Job satisfaction increases as people get older but – paradoxically – declines the longer they stay in a job according to new research forthcoming in the Journal of Management. 

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Social housing tenants depend on money from friends, family and neighbours to make ends meet (8 April 2016)

Two-thirds of social housing tenants needed financial help from friends, family and neighbours to make ends meet, according to a new study from LSE.

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Workplace stress can change our personalities (6 April 2016)

Negative workplace experiences can lead to changes in our personality, new research LSE has revealed.

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Consumers are being misled by food imitating products, new study finds (5 April 2016)

A new study led by the London School of Economics and Political Science has prompted calls for design changes to chemical products which resemble drink shapes.

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LSE study shows better teachers mean happier and higher-achieving pupils (22 March 2016)

Good teachers don’t just help children learn more: they also help them to become happier. That is one of the findings of LSE researcher Dr Sarah Fleche, presented at the Royal Economic Society's annual conference in Brighton this week.

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LSE ranked top in UK for Accounting, Media Studies, Economics and Social Policy (22 March 2016)

The latest QS World University Rankings by Subject show eight subjects at LSE are ranked in the world’s top five. 

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Gains in life expectancy hide premature deaths among white High School Graduates (21 March 2016)

Modest gains in life expectancy among white high school-educated Americans obscure the fact that, in contrast to their more highly educated peers, significant numbers are increasingly dying young, reveals research from LSE.


New book throws light on university-educated Islamist extremists (14 March 2016)

Islamist radicals born and educated in Muslim countries are 17 times more likely to have an engineering qualification than the general population in these countries.


Governments may have deliberately allowed migrants to permeate borders, says new LSE research (8 March 2016)

Border controls which allow migrants to bypass them may have been part of a deliberate policy to boost domestic economies and garner party-political support, according to new LSE research.

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LSE marks 70th milestone of UK birth study (8 March 2016)

The National Survey of Health and Development (NSHD), developed after World War Two with support from the Population Investigation Committee (PIC) at LSE, celebrated a milestone last week.


Migrant entrepreneurs generate vital employment opportunities in deprived areas (7 March 2016)

Research by LSE has highlighted the important role played by migrant entrepreneurs in socially and economically deprived parts of UK cities.

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RIBA and LSE reveal competition designs for The Paul Marshall Building (1 March 2016)

LSE has revealed designs from the six architects shortlisted for its next major building project: 44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields/The Paul Marshall Building.  

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Acting has become a largely middle class profession (29 February 2016)

A new LSE study has shown that there are relatively few working class actors and that they earn less than their middle class equivalents because of a ‘class ceiling’.


Our collective genius and why we are all getting smarter (29 February 2016)

New ideas and technologies are not the product of a few far-sighted geniuses but arise through societies and social networks acting as ‘collective brains’, says new research LSE and Harvard University.


Sparks set to fly at LSE (26 February 2016)

The UK’s largest student-run entrepreneurship conference, Sparks, will be held at LSE this weekend, featuring some of the world’s most inspiring business leaders.


Equity crowdfunding: a new model for financing entrepreneurship (18 February 2016)

Researchers from LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) have demonstrated the benefits of equity crowdfunding as a “robust alternative” for investors and entrepreneurs.

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New LSE report recommends 'War on Drugs' is replaced by the Sustainable Development Goals (15 February 2016)

Five Nobel Prize recipients and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos have endorsed the After the Drug Wars  report from LSE IDEAS, recommending countries move beyond the ‘war on drugs’ towards policies grounded in political and socioeconomic integration. 

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Life after Brexit: new LSE report on UK's options outside the EU (12 February 2016)

To make an informed decision on the merits of leaving the European Union, UK voters need to know more about what the government would do following Brexit, according to a new LSE report.

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Youth mental health neglect a 'moral scandal and enormous economic mistake', says LSE report (12 February 2016)

More than half of teenagers and young people with mental health problems do not receive any clinical treatment, amounting to a ‘’moral scandal and enormous economic mistake,’’ according to a new LSE study.


LSE research documents powerful industry emerging from Europe's failed fight against migration (11 February 2016)

New research shows how a powerful and lucrative industry has grown off the back of the European migration crisis and argues for a fundamental change of course towards international cooperation and shared asylum systems.

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LSE invests £11 million on education and student experience (9 February 2016)

Over the next three years, the School's investment will support LSE’s Strategy 2020, aimed at better integrating its world-renowned research with high quality and innovative teaching and an outstanding student experience.


Launch of pop-up shop to stimulate public debate on egg freezing as survey reveals shift in attitudes (8 February 2016)

A fictional beauty brand called Timeless will 'pop-up' in London's Old Street Station to engage women with the issue of how social egg freezing might impact work, relationships and society.

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Mensa mutts? Dog IQ tests reveal canine 'general intelligence' (8 February 2016)

Dogs have measurable IQs, like people, suggests new research from LSE and the University of Edinburgh.


LSE IDEAS advise Colombian President Santos on new policies for after the 'War on Drugs' (2 February 2016)

What might drug policy look like in the coming years? A series of possible answers were recently provided by academics from LSE IDEAS, who joined Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and senior members of his government to discuss what a post-‘war on drugs’ strategy might look like at a packed event in Bogota.


Internet use increases social inequalities, LSE study shows (2 February 2016)

Internet use is driving a greater wedge in our communities, increasing existing inequalities between rich and poor, a new study reveals.


Income inequality linked to inequality of life spans for first time (25 January 2016)

High income inequality has been linked to inequality of longevity by new research from LSE and the Vienna University of Economics and Business. 


LSE Academics to Advise Colombian President Santos on New Policies for After the 'War on Drugs' (21 January 2016)

Leading Academics from LSE are set to advise the Colombian Government on a post-‘war on drugs’ strategy.


Public support for harsh criminal justice policy linked to social inequality (21 January 2016)

Social inequality is directly linked to public support for increasingly harsh criminal justice policy in the UK despite falling crime rates.

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Austerity has slowed regional recovery during the post-2008 recession, says new LSE study (17 January 2016)

Austerity measures at national level have not helped regions to recover following the 2008 economic crisis, according to a new LSE study of the UK and other EU countries.


Complaints data is untapped resource for NHS improvement
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The NHS can better utilise the vast potential of patient complaint data, according to a new study from the Department of Social Psychology.

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"Guarded Optimism" over the medium term on Chinese Economy (11 January 2016)

Speaking as part of the 2016 LSE China Lecture Series, LSE’s Dr Keyu Jin says she has guarded optimism about China’s economy over the next three to five years.