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NHS will pay a high price for short-term mental health cuts, report warns| (10 April 2014)

A new economic report, published today by the charity Rethink Mental Illness and the London School of Economics, has found that investing in quality care and support for people with schizophrenia and psychosis, results in huge savings in the long-term.


How parenting style influences children's wellbeing| (9 April 2014)

Shouting at children when they misbehave, rather than reasoning with them, is more harmful to their overall behaviour, according to new research from LSE.


One hundred thousand social housing tenants trapped in larger homes, unable to downsize| (9 April 2014)

The bedroom tax has left many social housing tenants struggling to cope and has failed to free up homes in many areas, according to new research from LSE.


UK ninth most entrepreneurial economy globally| (9 April 2014)

The UK has slipped from sixth to ninth place in the 2014 Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index (GEDI).



LSE wins five sports premierships| (4 April 2014)

LSE has recorded an outstanding season in sport, winning premierships in four different sports in the London-based university league competition (LUSL) as well as jumping 15 places in the national British University College Sport (BUCS) league as a result of numerous promotions.

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International aid being used to influence elections| (3 April 2014)

Governments of democratic developing countries are using international aid to support their election drives, new research has found.

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LSE holds sixth Asia Forum in Kuala Lumpur| ( 3 April 2014)

The Sixth LSE Asia Forum brought together academics, policy makers, and figures from business and finance to discuss Asian development and how it relates to the rest of the world.

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LSE receives major gift to create new Southeast Asia Centre  | (3 April 2014)

LSE has received a significant donation from Professor Saw Swee Hock to establish a new interdisciplinary academic centre focused on Southeast Asia. 


Rising inequalities not inevitable| (27 March 2014)

Increasing inequalities across some of the richest countries in the world are not inevitable according to findings from an international research project, which included a team of researchers from LSE.

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Welfare reforms forcing social housing tenants into poverty| (25 March 2014)

The bedroom tax, introduced almost a year ago, is having a widespread impact on social housing tenants, with many unable to move to smaller properties, according to a new LSE report.

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Report calls for wellbeing to be at the heart of public policy design| (20 March 2014)

An independent commission, has published its final report, co-authored by LSE Visiting Professor Gus O'Donnell and Professor Lord Richard Layard (pictured), which recommends that government target public policy-making at 'wellbeing', or life satisfaction, not simply economic growth.


New criminal offences proposed to protect hospital patients from gross negligence| (17 March 2014)

Hospital patients who have been subjected to gross mistreatment and appalling standards of healthcare will be protected by a new criminal offence of ‘wilful neglect’ under plans sanctioned by the UK Government.

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LSE statement on finding of the BBC Trust Editorial Standards Committee on the making of "Panorama: North Korea Undercover"  | (17 March 2014)

LSE response to the finding of the BBC Trust Editorial Standards Committee on the making of “Panorama: North Korea Undercover”.


Depressed employees cost European businesses £77 billion a year| (13 March 2014)

Employers need to take a more proactive approach to employees with depression in the wake of figures showing the illness now costs European workplaces an estimated £77 billion a year.


Eminent historian to be 2014-2015 Philippe Roman Chair at LSE IDEAS| (12 March 2014)

Pandemics, nuclear war and the global history of population control are among the issues explored by the latest academic to take up the Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs at LSE.  

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30,000 people with mental health problems lose social care as funding cut by £90million| (12 March 2014)

Since 2005, 30,000 people with mental health problems have lost their social care support, following a £90 million shortfall in funding due to cuts to local authority budgets, according to research by the Personal Social Services Research Unit, based at LSE.

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Recessions increase racial prejudice and inequality in the UK  |(11 March 2014)

Periods of high unemployment see more people admitting to being racially prejudiced and ethnic minorities disproportionately suffering in the job market, according to new research by LSE.


LSE's reputation continues to rise| (6 March 2014)

LSE has risen to 24th in the annual Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, representing a year-on-year rise for the School since the rankings were first set up.


New research shows how technology squeezes middle skilled workers| (6 March 2014)

The rise of information and communication technologies (ICT) has increased the demand for highly-skilled, university-educated workers at the expense of middle-skilled workers.

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Banding and ballots on the rise as schools seek fairer intakes| (27 February 2014)

A small but growing number of schools, mainly sponsored academies, are using ability banding or random allocation (ballots) as part of their admissions criteria, according to new research by LSE on behalf of the Sutton Trust.

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Global acclaim for LSE subjects| (26 February 2014)

The QS World University Rankings by Subject place LSE as one the top three places in the world to study Geography, Politics and International Relations, Media and Communications, Accounting and Economics. 

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Mayor's draft housing plans not a strategy for radical change| (26 February 2014)

Despite the Mayor of London’s draft plan to increase the supply of housing in the city being called a ‘strategy’, it lacks the strategic approach necessary to bring about the required radical change according to academics from LSE and other housing experts.


New tool for participating in UK and EU policymaking on media issues| (25 February 2014)

Just over a year after the Leveson Report laid bare the complex web of relationships between politicians and the media, a new website offering a free and accessible way to participate in the decisions politicians make about the media has been unveiled by LSE.

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LSE Library launches First World War digital exhibition as Space for Thought Literary Festival 2014 begins| (24 February 2014)

To mark the start of LSE’s Space for Thought Literary Festival 2014, LSE Library has launched WW1 @ LSE: a common cause, an online exhibition featuring a selection of digital images related to the First World War. 


LSE wins Green University award| (21 February 2014)

People and Planet have given LSE the “Student and Staff Engagement Award” for its excellent and innovative work in promoting sustainability. 


'One size fits all' approach to global marketing a recipe for failure|    (20 February 2014)

Major global brands are at risk of failing to win new customers from Eastern countries because they don’t take into account key cultural differences when marketing their products, new research has found.


Universities stand to benefit in recessions, new research shows| (13 February 2014)

New research from the London School of Economics and Political Science shows that universities across the world actually benefit during recessions, wielding far greater recruiting power to attract talented graduates compared to the private sector.


Preventive measures – how youngsters avoid online risks| (11 February 2014)

Children’s perceptions of online risks and problematic situations may greatly differ from those of adults, with the line between positive and negative online experiences being very thin. This can lead to teenagers participating in risky pursuits, such as sharing sexual pictures with friends, researchers have found.


Smartphones and tablets offer children more online opportunities, but expose them to more risks| (11 February 2014)

This is one of the findings of a new report from Net Children Go Mobile, a research project co-ordinated by LSE, published on Safer Internet Day.


More jobs, better jobs, needed to tackle poverty in cities| (7 February 2014)

 Good jobs – and plenty of them – are the most important factor in reducing poverty in the UK’s cities, according to a new report released today co-authored by LSE academics.


Is it time to introduce user charges for NHS cancer patients?| (6 February 2014)

An NHS cancer specialist researching health economics at LSE has suggested introducing user charges for cancer patients to ensure high quality care within stagnating NHS budgets.


LSE leads £15 million consortium to improve social care practices| (3 February 2014)

LSE's Professor Martin Knapp has been reappointed Director of the School for Social Care Research (SSCR), which has been awarded a second, five-year term following a £15 million funding injection from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).


LSE campus transformed by new Saw Swee Hock Student Centre| (30 January 2014)

The Saw Swee Hock Student Centre (SAW), the latest landmark building of LSE, has opened its doors with the LSE Students' Union taking residence of the £38m building this month.

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Human touch still essential for market liquidity and stability at NYSE| (30 January 2014)

Changes to regulations that secure the role of specialist brokers in determining stock prices at the New York Stock Exchange are essential to maintaining market liquidity and stability according to an LSE academic.


LSE students embark on first-ever interfaith trip to Holy Land| (30 January 2014)

A group of Christian, Jewish and Muslim London School of Economics students recently took part in a ground-breaking interfaith trip to Israel/Palestine.


G20 tax haven crackdown fails to catch evaders| (30 January 2014)

An analysis of the G20 crackdown on tax havens has found little economic benefit in bilateral treaties, with evaders just shifting billions of dollars to other countries.

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Co-director of LSE Asia Research Centre receives Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award 2014| (30 January 2014)

Dr Ruth Kattumuri, Co-Director of the LSE India Observatory and Asia Research Centre, has received the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award 2014 for outstanding service, contribution and achievements in the field of education.


LSE IDEAS and Public Policy Group ranked 2nd best university think tank in the world| (28 January 2014)

Two LSE research groups, the foreign affairs centre LSE IDEAS and political analysts/consultants the Public Policy Group, have jointly been named the second best university think tank in the world in a global survey.


What can popular media teach academics about poverty and development?| (27 January 2014)
What can the critically acclaimed television show The Wire teach us about development and poverty? Are popular novels Half of a Yellow Sun and The Quiet American contributing to a wider understanding of social deprivation? Can we learn more from novels, films and television shows than academic studies? These are some of the questions explored in a new book. 

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Too few women called to give evidence to parliamentary select committees| (22 January 2014)

Women are seriously under-represented among those who give evidence to parliamentary select committees according to stark new figures from Democratic Audit UK, an independent research organisation based at LSE.


Rising income inequality associated with increasing mortality new study finds| (16 January 2014)

Between 1975 and 2006 life expectancy has continued to rise and mortality rates continued to fall in rich countries, but not as much as they would have done if income had been more evenly distributed, a new study has found.

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Social sciences worth an estimated £24 billion to UK economy  |(13 January 2014)

Social science is now big business in the UK, according to new research which shows that the sector is worth approximately £24.3 billion a year to the national economy.