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Huge investment in cancer drugs leads to £14 billion net benefit for UK patients

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 the London School of Economics and Political Science (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.


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

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


LSE launches video series relating to EU referendum

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.


The impact of Brexit on foreign investment in the UK

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

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.

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The secrets to job satisfaction? Time and change

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.


Examining the relationship between political systems and state punitiveness

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

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Workplace stress can change our personalities

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

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Social housing tenants depend on money from friends, family and neighbours to make ends meet

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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Consumers are being misled by food imitating products, new study finds

A new study led by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) 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

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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Gains in life expectancy hide premature deaths among white High School Graduates

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.

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LSE ranked top in UK for Accounting, Media Studies, Economics and Social Policy

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


New book throws light on university-educated Islamist extremists

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. The finding is published this week in a new book being launched at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Engineers of Jihad

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LSE marks 70th milestone of UK birth study

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.

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LSE ranked as a top university in Europe

LSE has climbed to sixth place in the Times Higher Education European University Top 200 Rankings.


Governments may have deliberately allowed migrants to permeate borders, says new LSE research

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.


Migrant entrepreneurs generate vital employment opportunities in deprived areas

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

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


Our collective genius and why we are all getting smarter

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 from LSE and Harvard University.

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Acting has become a largely middle class profession

A new 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’.


Sparks set to fly at LSE

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.

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Youth mental health neglect a 'moral scandal and enormous economic mistake', says LSE report

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.


Equity crowdfunding: a new model for financing entrepreneurship

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

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

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.


LSE research documents powerful industry emerging from Europe's failed fight against migration

New research shows how a powerful 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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