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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.

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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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LSE invests £11 million on education and student experience

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.

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Mensa mutts? Dog IQ tests reveal canine 'general intelligence'

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


Launch of pop-up shop to stimulate public debate on egg freezing as survey reveals shift in attitudes

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


LSE IDEAS advise Colombian President Santos on new policies for after the 'War on Drugs'

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 (pictured) 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

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

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

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LSE academics to advise Colombian President Santos on new policies for after the 'War on Drugs'

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

Social inequality is linked to public support for harsh criminal justice despite falling crime rates.

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Austerity has slowed regional recovery during the post-2008 recession, says new LSE study

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


Complaints data is untapped resource for NHS improvement

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

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.


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LSE graduates make the grade for prestigious scholarships

Two recent LSE graduates have been selected from thousands of applicants to study for a year in China as Schwarzman Scholars.


The economics of floods 

In a new study published by the Centre for Economic Performance, based at LSE, Dr Guy Michaels and colleagues examine why so many people are hit by floods year after year. In particular, the research examines whether urban populations respond to large floods by moving to safer areas.

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LSE taking the lead on US politics and policy

In an exclusive interview with the Times Higher Education, Professor Peter Trubowitz argues LSE’s new United States Centre is set to be a pioneer for research and analysis of North American policy and politics. 

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New Year Honours at LSE

LSE would like to congratulate all staff, former staff and alumni recognised in the 2016 New Year Honours.

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Sharp decline in people moving home, says new study

The rate at which people move home in England and Wales has declined dramatically over the last 30 years, according to new research published by LSE.


First born children of women in their thirties perform best in tests of mental development and psychological well-being

The firstborn children of mothers in their thirties score more highly on measures of mental development and psychological well-being than children born to other first time mothers reveals new research which will be published later this month.

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Announcement from Craig Calhoun

On 17 December Professor Craig Calhoun announced to the School that he would not seek a second term as LSE Director. This is his message sent to all staff, setting out the priorities for the remainder of his term.


LSE Appoints Inaugural Director and Research Director of the Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship

The School is delighted to announce the appointment of Stephan Chambers and Professor Nava Ashraf to the Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship.

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Pioneering programme helps households climb out, and stay out, of extreme poverty

A programme pioneered by development organisation BRAC, which aims to help households escape extreme poverty by supporting women to set up their own small businesses, not only works but its benefits increase in the long term, according to an evaluation led by researchers at the International Growth Centre, based at LSE

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TV leaders' debates 'should become part of the fabric of major political events'

The first comprehensive analysis of the 2015 debates found the leadership debates had reached sections of the population least likely to be touched by the rest of the campaign – including younger and first-time voters.

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New research shows UK public unwilling to help fight climate change

New research from LSE reveals just how little UK citizens are willing to pay out of their own pockets to fight climate change in developing countries - £27 a year.

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Cost is the biggest barrier to young people's participation in sport because a third live in poverty

Schools should open up their facilities at evenings and weekends to enable more young people to take part in sport. This is just one of a series of recommendations from an LSE study which found that cost is the biggest barrier to young people’s participation in sport because a third live in poverty.

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LSE statement on socially responsible investment review

LSE has approved a series of recommendations to strengthen its socially responsible investment policy.


LSE to teach all undergraduates about the war on drugs

From December 2015, all second-year undergraduate students at LSE will begin to study the war on drugs, through the School’s innovative LSE100 course. LSE is the first university in the world to require all of its undergraduates to study this topic.

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Past performance plays minor role in CEO selection

An individual's past performance plays a minor role in headhunters' decisions concerning which candidates to put forward for CEO positions in major non-financial firms, according to new LSE research.


LSE Health broadens engagement with China

LSE Health has announced a range of new initiatives with Chinese partners across academia and government, including a collaboration with the School of Public Health at Fudan University to explore issues of policy reform in China’s developing health-care system, joint research with Peking University, and a Sino-European forum on food and medicine quality.    


Male Oxbridge-educated barristers from London chambers still more likely to become QCs despite major reforms

Male Oxbridge-educated junior barristers from London-based chambers are still far more likely to become QCs despite major reform to the appointments system in 2004, according to a new LSE study.

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Indian students to visit LSE as part of Ambedkar anniversary

A delegation of Indian students researching social injustice and issuesrelating to the social reformer and architect of the Indian constitution, Dr B R Ambedkar, will visit LSE as part of celebrations to mark the 125th anniversary of Dr Ambedkar’s birth.

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Six design teams shortlisted for Paul Marshall Building

Six architectural companies have been shortlisted to submit designs for the redevelopment of LSE’s new Paul Marshall Building at 44 Lincoln’s Inn Fields.


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A transparent system, data analysis and active international cooperation are at the heart of Korea’s successes in health system development said Dr Myongsei Sohn, President of the Korean Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service (HIRA), at a public lecture at LSE.


LSE Cities celebrates ten years of Urban Age

The world's most respected climate change economist, Nicholas Stern, world-leading architect Norman Foster, and the recently appointed Chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission, Andrew Adonis, are among the speakers who will contribute to a series of debates at LSE to mark a decade of the Urban Age project. 

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New flat rate state pension will lead to benefit cuts for some groups

A new report involving LSE academics has found that low earning renters stasnd to lose the most from planned reforms to state pensions and long-term care if they are not protected.


LSE report will help insurance sector manage climate change risks

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has released the findings of a five-year research project tracking the impact of climate change on the insurance sector.


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