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This week's Gearty Grilling: Vanessa Iwowo on African leadership

Vanessa Iwowo, Fellow in the Department of Management, discusses her ideas on how Africa should take a more pragmatic approach to leadership issues.

 

 

 
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This week's Gearty Grilling: Matthew Connelly on official secrecy

Matthew Connelly, Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Relations, discusses official secrecy and the internet.

 
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Paying people incentives to make healthy choices only works in the long term if they are paid to NOT do something

Monetary incentives to encourage people to live healthier lifestyles only work in the longer term when they are designed to stop negative behaviour, rather than promote positive choices, suggests new research from LSE.

 
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Being a parent – before and after a split

Dads who are actively involved in bringing up their young children are more likely, in the event of a split from their partner, to keep in regular contact with their child, according to new research by Professor Lucinda Platt from the Department of Social Policy.

 
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This week's Gearty Grilling: Judy Wajcman on the impact of digital technology

Judy Wajcman, Anthony Giddens Professor of Sociology, discusses the impact of digital technology on our lives. 

 
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Can't help falling in love? Why divorce and separation might not be that bad for your health

Middle-aged men and women who have experienced the upheaval of separation, divorce and remarriage are almost as healthy as couples in stable marriages, according to a new study involving LSE.

 
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Primary health care should play a bigger role in managing chronic kidney disease

Healthy eating, regular exercise and blood pressure and cholesterol control are among the most effective ways of managing the early stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD).

 
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Religion in Britain and Universities

Professors Craig Calhoun, LSE, and Tariq Madood, University of Bristol, will discuss the changing nature of religion in Britain and the challenges for Higher Education in an event at LSE. The discussion will draw on the complementary essays both have written on Religion in Britain: challenges for Higher Education. 

 
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Additional local housing has little effect on local housing markets

A new study by LSE London has shown that new housebuilding has little discernible and consistent impact on local house price patterns.

 
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New study finds China's emissions likely to peak by 2025

China’s greenhouse gas emissions could peak more than five years earlier than expected, helping to avoid dangerous climate change, according to a new paper published by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy at LSE.

 
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Global Apollo programme to make renewables less costly than coal within ten years

LSE’s Lord Richard Layard and Lord Nicholas Stern are part of a group of leading thinkers proposing an internationally coordinated research programme to make clean electricity less costly than electricity from coal within 10 years.

 
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This week's Gearty Grilling: Pauline Barrieu on statistics and modelling

Pauline Barrieu, Professor in Statistics, discusses modelling and new trends in the financial markets.

 
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LSE one of England's biggest spenders on student outreach and bursaries

LSE is one of the biggest spenders on undergraduate bursaries and outreach, as a proportion of its fee income, according to a report released today by ‘The Office for Fair Access'.

 
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New study finds 75 per cent of annual global greenhouse gas emissions covered by national targets

Three-quarters of the world’s annual emissions of greenhouse gases are now limited by national targets, according to a new study published by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE.

 
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This week's Gearty Grilling: John Hills on inequality

John Hills, Professor of Social Policy, discusses the need to reduce inequality in Britain.

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

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

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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. 

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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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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