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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. A key question for the next Parliament is whether further real-terms reductions in police budgets can occur without deleterious effects on crime says the latest election series report from the Centre for Economic Performance.

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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.


Eminent historian to be 2015-2016 Philippe Roman Chair at LSE IDEAS|

Why did the West come to dominate the globe? How does social development decide the fate of nations? And how has war had a positive effect on the course of human history? These are among the issues explored by the latest academic to take up the Philippe Roman Chair at LSE.

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Harris Academy students gain insight into cultural and economic life of Rye Lane, Peckham in LSE workshop|

A researcher from LSE gave students from Harris Sixth Form an insight into the work of social scientists at a workshop focusing on the economic and cultural life of Rye Lane, Peckham.

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Low productivity: Policies to tackle Britain's number one problem|

A new report from LSE's Centre for Economic Performance explains the fundamental problem of low productivity and analyses how the political parties propose, in the run up to the election, to make UK businesses more innovative and more productive.

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Nicholas Stern receives the Schumpeter Award 2015 for Innovative Achievements|

Professor Lord Nicholas Stern has received the Joseph A. Schumpeter Award 2015 for innovative achievements in the field of business, economics or economic policy.

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Unequal legacy of crisis leaves young with economic mountain to climb, according to new LSE report|

People in their twenties have been the worst affected by the economic crisis despite higher qualifications than any earlier generation, according to a comprehensive LSE analysis of what has happened to inequalities in qualifications, employment, pay, incomes and wealth since 2007.


This week's Gearty Grilling: Fawaz Gerges on the Middle East after the Arab Spring|

Fawaz Gerges, Professor of International Relations, discusses Obama and the Middle East after the Arab Spring.


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