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The latest press releases from LSE 

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).