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Lagging economies and brain drain|

PhD research by Enrico Orru reveals a downside for lagging economies that send students abroad to further their skills and knowledge.

 
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London still hangs on to rental stigma|

Why is the cost of renting sky high in London and less socially acceptable for middle-income families than in New York and Europe?

 
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The fight against cyber crime|

Is cyber-crime as big a threat as rumoured? According to the authors of a report on the financial sector, under-reporting and over-spending are huge issues in the industry.

 
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Expensive mistakes on the trading floor|

How do you separate technical slipups from human factors when it comes to high-risk environments?

 
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The future of high streets|

What can an inner city, comparatively-deprived area of London teach us about the future of high street retailing? Plenty it appears.

 
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Mapping the economic fortunes of European cities|

Why have some European cities weathered the global financial crisis better than others? The answers might surprise you.

 
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Tales of the city|

What makes some cities thrive and prosper while others struggle, persistently failing to respond to attempts by policy makers to turn them around?

 
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Predicting property booms from station to station|

Forecasting house price rises could help raise money for public transport improvements

 
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The rise of the machines?|

In automating the financial markets it's important to retain the 'social' component that people bring.

 
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The good jobs at the end of the high road|

A comparison of life in call centres reveals why democracy at work matters

 
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Challenging the macho mindset of City traders|

LSE research uncovers the link between pay and emotional intelligence at City of London investment banks.

 
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Uncovering the never unionised in the USA|

A major analysis of workers in the United States looks at those who are likely to remain permanently outside the union movement.

 

 
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Should we abolish the minimum wage?|

Research suggests that companies raise prices rather than reduce staff.

 
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Merchants of fortune|

Sending their sons into trade was a strategic choice for many gentry families in sixteenth and seventeenth century England.

 

 
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Trading up|

Collective values in a Manhattan trading room and their role in recovery after the World Trade Center attacks

 

 

 
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An end to job stability?|

Why short-term contracts are becoming increasingly common.

 
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Phoenix cities rise again|

Researchers identify the European cities which have fought back from industrial ruin.

 
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