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Election Blog

Britain Heading for a Hung Parliament | (27 March 2015)

Leading election forecasters gathered at LSE say Britain is heading for a “deeply hung” parliament in May’s general election – a situation where no party is close to an overall majority.

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Welfare reforms failing to move social housing tenants into work, according to new LSE research| (26 March 2015)

The Coalition Government's radical welfare reforms have resulted in very few social housing tenants being able to find jobs despite their aim of moving people dependent on benefits into work, according to a new LSE report.


LSE continues to widen access | (25 March 2015)

LSE has admitted its highest proportion of state school undergraduates for over ten years, according to official statistics released this week.

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Real Wages and Living Standards: the latest UK evidence| (25 March 2015)

Since the global financial crisis, living standards for pensioners have risen while young workers have faced the ‘double whammy’ of falls in real wages and rises in unemployment according to a new report from LSE's Centre for Economic Performance.

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Which policies can really improve pupil performance?| (24 March 2015)

A new report from LSE's Centre for Economic Performance  – the latest in a series of background briefings on key policy issues ahead of the general election – explores the evidence on the key drivers of improved pupil performance, including academy schools, educational spending, teaching and the curriculum.


This week's Gearty Grilling: Tim Allen on his controversial fieldwork in Africa| (19 March 2015)

Tim Allen, Professor of Development Anthropology, discusses neglected tropical diseases and the controversy surrounding his fieldwork in Africa.

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Harris Academy students gain insight into cultural and economic life of Rye Lane, Peckham in LSE workshop| (19 March 2015)

A researcher from LSE gave students from Harris Sixth Form an insight into the work of social scientists at a workshop focusing on the economic and cultural life of Rye Lane, Peckham.


Eminent historian to be 2015-2016 Philippe Roman Chair at LSE IDEAS| (18 March 2015)

Why did the West come to dominate the globe? How has war had a positive effect on the course of human history? These are among the issues explored by the latest academic to take up the Philippe Roman Chair at LSE.

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Low productivity: Policies to tackle Britain's number one problem| (18 March 2015)

A new report from LSE's Centre for Economic Performance explains the fundamental problem of low productivity and analyses how the political parties propose, in the run up to the election, to make UK businesses more innovative and more productive.

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Nicholas Stern receives the Schumpeter Award 2015| (13 March 2015)

Professor Lord Nicholas Stern has  received the Joseph A. Schumpeter Award 2015 for innovative achievements in the field of business, economics, or economic policy.


This week's Gearty Grilling: Fawaz Gerges on the Middle East after the Arab Spring| (12 March 2015)

Fawaz Gerges, Professor of International Relations, discusses Obama and the Middle East after the Arab Spring.

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Unequal legacy of crisis leaves young with economic mountain to climb, according to new LSE report| (12 March 2015)

People in their twenties have been worst affected by the economic crisis despite higher qualifications than any earlier generation, according to a comprehensive analysis of what has happened to inequalities in qualifications, employment, pay, incomes and wealth since 2007.

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LSE's global reputation continues to rise| (11 March 2015)

LSE has risen in the annual Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings for the fourth year in a row.


Post-election tax rises in prospect to meet deficit reduction targets| (11 March 2015)

It is likely that there will be tax increases after the election whoever wins, concludes a new report from the Centre for Economic Performance, based at LSE, in the latest in a series of background briefings on the policy issues in the May 2015 UK general election.


This week's Gearty Grilling: Francesca Klug on human rights| (5 March 2015)

Francesca Klug, Professorial Research Fellow, discusses human rights and the Magna Carta.


This week's Gearty Grilling: Jeremy Horder on criminal law reform| (26 February 2015)

Jeremy Horder, Professor of Criminal Law, discusses corrupt MPs, seizing criminals' assets and reforms to criminal law.

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An EU Capital Markets Union offers a 'real opportunity across Europe'  |(25 February 2015)

An EU capital markets union has the potential to be the driving force for growth across the continent, according to participants at a dialogue event co-hosted by LSE's Systemic Risk Centre and Goldman Sachs.


This week's Gearty Grilling: Connson Locke on women in the workforce| (19 February 2015)

Connson Locke, Assistant Professor of Management, discusses how organisations benefit from more women at senior levels.


This week's Gearty Grilling: Awol Allo on politics in the courtroom| (13 February 2015)

Awol Allo, Fellow in Human Rights, discusses the politicisation of courtrooms in the latest Gearty Grilling.


High rise estates can work if they are made energy efficient, says new LSE report| (13 February 2015)

Residents of a high rise estate in West London enjoyed a better quality of life following energy efficient refurbishments, according to a new LSE report.


'Nurture' more important than 'nature' for overweight children| (12 February 2015)

Parents’ lifestyles, rather than their genes, are primarily responsible for their children being overweight according to research by the Centre for Economic Performance, based at LSE.


New Centre for Women, Peace and Security launched at LSE by William Hague and Angelina Jolie Pitt  | (10 February 2015)

LSE today hosted First Secretary of State William Hague and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt to launch the UK’s first academic Centre on Women, Peace and Security, to be based at the School.

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Coalition kept its promise to protect spending on schools, according to new report| (10 February 2015)

The Coalition government kept its promise to protect spending on schools, according to a new report from the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at LSE.


This week's Gearty Grilling: Sonia Livingstone on keeping children safe online| (5 February 2015)

Sonia Livingstone, Professor of Social Psychology, discusses the challenges of internet safety for children.


Proposals for actions in response to incidents on campus at the start of the 2014-15 academic year: final report| (2 February 2015)

LSE's final report from its Academic Registrar and Director of Academic Services on incidents on campus at the start of the 2014-15 academic year has now been published.


New online tool helps businesses, governments and individuals explore low carbon worlds| (29 January 2015)

LSE academics are among those involved in creating the Global Calculator, an online tool that enables anyone to explore the climate outcomes of different lifestyle and energy choices.


This week's Gearty Grilling: Nigel Dodd on the social life of money| (29 January 2015)

Nigel Dodd, Professor of Sociology, discusses different money systems and how they reflect on society.


Youngest children and poorer households worst hit by Coalition's selective cuts, according to major new report.| (27 January 2015)

Families with young children and poorer groups have been worst hit by changes to benefits and direct taxes, according to a comprehensive analysis of the government's social policy record published by LSE.

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LSE IDEAS and Public Policy Group ranked 2nd best university think tank in the world| (26 January 2015)

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. 


Exploring why Germans convert to Islam - a new book from LSE.| (20 January 2015) 

Why Germans convert to Islam despite suffering widespread marginalisation and hostility is the subject of a new book by Dr Esra Ozyurek of LSE's European Institute.


Reward Pakistani tax collectors to boost their performance, says new IGC film| (19 January 2015)

Salary incentives for tax collectors could significantly increase the amount of taxes raised in Pakistan, according to a new film released by the International Growth Centre, based at LSE.


This week's Gearty Grilling: Richard Layard on happiness| (15 January 2015)

Richard Layard, Emeritus Professor of Economics and Director of the Wellbeing Programme at the Centre for Economic Performance, on why mental health should be a top priority for governments.


Family beliefs a barrier to aged care health reform| (14 January 2015)

Older parents are boycotting the development of long-term care funding and insurance, fearing their children will relinquish all responsibility for looking after them in their old age, new research shows.


The economic costs of the Ebola crisis are falling most heavily on the informal sector in Sierra Leone| (13 January 2015)

Two new reports from the World Bank Group and the International Growth Centre(IGC) reveal that informal economic activity in Sierra Leone has been depressed by the Ebola outbreak. Late rains delayed the harvest but food prices are following normal seasonal trends.

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LSE conference discusses shift in global power| (13 January 2015)

Renowned politicians, economists and academics from around the world will debate the challenges of the emerging world order at the second CAF-LSE Annual Conference this Friday 16 January at LSE.

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Public urged to help write new UK Constitution| (13 January 2015)

The second phase of a unique crowdsourcing project to get ordinary Britons to debate how their country should be governed will be launched at LSE this week. 


Professor Berglof appointed as Director of the Institute of Global Affairs| (6 January 2015)

The School is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Erik Berglof as the inaugural Director of the Institute of Global Affairs (IGA).