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New online tool helps businesses, governments and individuals explore low carbon worlds|

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|

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.|

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|

Two LSE research groups, the foreign affairs centre LSE IDEAS and political analysts/consultants Public Policy Group, have jointly been named the second best university think thank in the world in a global survey.


This week's Gearty Grilling: Mukulika Banerjee on voting in India|

Mukulika Banerjee, Reader in Anthropology, discusses democracy in India and why voting is regarded as essential by most of the population.


Exploring why Germans convert to Islam - a new book from LSE.|

A new book by Dr Esra Ozyurek of LSE's European Institute gives a fascinating insight into why Germans convert to Islam despite suffering widespread marginalisation and hostility.


Reward Pakistani tax collectors to boost their performance, says new IGC film|

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|

Richard Layard, Emeritus Professor of Economics and Director of the Wellbeing Programme at the Centre for Economic Performance, discusses why mental health should be a top priority for governments.

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Public urged to help write new UK Constitution|

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.


Family beliefs a barrier to aged care health reform|

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|

Two new reports from the World Bank Group and LSE's 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|

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.


Professor Berglof appointed as Director of the Institute of Global Affairs|

The School is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Erik Berglof as the inaugural Director of the Institute of Global Affairs (IGA).


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