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This week's Gearty Grilling: Bridget Hutter on risk and regulation

Bridget Hutter, Professor of Risk Regulation, discusses the dangers of over-regulating. 


Thomas Piketty joins LSE as Centennial Professor

The celebrated economist Thomas Piketty has been appointed as Centennial Professor at LSE's new International Inequalities Institute.


This week's Gearty Grilling: Naila Kabeer on gender and poverty

Naila Kabeer, Professor of Gender and Development at LSE's Gender Institute, discusses women and capitalism.

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Gearty Grilling: Charlie Bean on Monetary Policy

Charlie Bean, Professor of Economics and former Deputy Governor for Monetary Policy at the Bank of England, discusses how the Bank dealt with the economic crisis.


Honesty trumps political loyalty in lost wallet experiment

People are just as likely to return a ‘lost’ wallet to an owner who has a different political affiliation to their own suggests new research by Professor Paul Dolan.


Internet use translates into greater economic than social benefits in real world

Using the internet helps people benefit financially in the ‘real world’, but not necessarily socially, according to research from LSE, the University of Oxford and the University of Twente in the Netherlands.


This week's Gearty Grilling: Chris Pissarides on how to run the economy

Chris Pissarides, Regius Professor of Economics and Nobel Prize winner, discusses the essential ingredients of a healthy economy.


No such thing as an empty nest when it comes to graduates

An LSE study looking at the relationship between parents and their adult children returning to live at home after university has revealed mixed experiences.

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LSE announces The Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship

LSE announces a new institute designed to improve the impact, effectiveness and appeal of private contributions to the public good. 


LSE ranked as top university in London and third in the UK

The School has maintained its ranking as third best university in the UK and London’s leading institution in the Complete University Guide league tables for 2016.

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Can the police do more with less?

The coalition government’s austerity programme has resulted in some sizeable reductions in the police workforce, yet crime has continued to fall. But can this be maintained with further reductions in police budgets?  

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Are we really 'all in this together'?

Inequality of pre- and post-tax income has risen remarkably in the UK since the late 1970s. And while inequality of net income fell in the aftermath of the financial crisis, there are signs that it is rising once again according to LSE's Centre for Economic Performance.

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Gender gaps in the UK labour market

Differences in the labour market experiences of men and women have fallen over the last 20 years, but there are still sizeable ‘gender gaps’ in employment and wages according to a new report from LSE's Centre for Economic Performance.


Civil Service awards prestigious contract to LSE to train future leaders

The Civil Service has chosen LSE to develop a prestigious Executive Master of Public Policy (EMPP) to train future leaders of the Civil Service.

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LSE's Democratic Audit launches new voter information website ahead of the general election

A new voter website, DemocraticDashboard.com, launched by LSE gives voters unprecedented access to information about their local constituencies.

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Welfare reforms failing to move social housing tenants into work, according to new LSE research

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.

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Britain Heading for a Hung Parliament 

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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LSE continues to widen access

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

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Real Wages and Living Standards: the latest UK evidence

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?

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

Tim Allen, Professor of Development Anthropology, discusses the controversy surrounding his fieldwork in Africa in the latest Gearty Grilling.


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