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Research highlights

Discover some of the cutting edge research being conducted at LSE



The price of piracy in Somalia| (Social policy|)

Somalia is a country ravaged by political instability, internal strife and abject poverty – an ideal breeding ground for piracy. But the short term gains that have filtered through the economy from ransom payments have done little to address the country’s long term economic health.


£20 billion reasons to shop on Sunday| (Economy|)

When Sunday trading was introduced in England and Wales in 1994, trade unions and religious groups objected strongly. But 21 years down the track, what evidence is there to show how detrimental or positive it has been?

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Bringing up the bodies with big data| (Society, media and science|)

Newly available genealogical records are helping to provide insights into the lives the European nobility, and may provide important clues about why Western Europe led the Industrial Revolution.


Drugs enter the digital age| (Health|)

The world's health sector has gone digital, with electronic prescriptions, digitised supply chains and personalised medicine the new buzz words.


Ethical dilemmas of vaccination| (Health|)

How relevant are gender and age when making policies about vaccination and does this leave governments open to claims of discrimination? Dr Jeroen Luyten says it's time we had the debate.


Lagging economies and brain drain| (Economy|)

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