COVID-19 LSE Response Fund

Your support of the newly launched COVID-19 LSE Response Fund will help fund research solutions for a world in need, recalling LSE’s original mission to ‘know the causes of things for the betterment of society'.

Research for a world in need

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, our social science research and expertise is helping to address the challenges we face, both in terms of limiting the social and economic effects of the pandemic, and helping to shape a better post-COVID-19 world.  

This includes issues big and small around health and social care, economy and future prosperity, the future of work, environment and climate change, inequality and social infrastructure, governance and state capacity, policy appraisal and new thinking, and behavioural change. We’re responding to these major global challenges both for the short and long term. 

Your support of the newly launched COVID-19 LSE Response Fund will help fund research solutions for a world in need, recalling LSE’s original mission to ‘know the causes of things for the betterment of society'.

In the short term, policy-makers need to understand behavioural responses to social distancing and other measures, the economic impact of the crisis on individuals, firms, sectors and regions and action needed, public attitudes to policy decisions and expert advice, and many other issues. Then, in the medium term, questions need to be answered relating to how the crisis will shape our economy, society, politics, and education and healthcare systems in the coming years. 

These questions need the social science answers which LSE – the leading social science institute with the greatest global impact - is best placed to address. 

Through our LSE COVID-19 resource centre, the School of Public Policy is bringing together some of our leading thinkers to offer expert knowledge, analysis and advice to national and international policy-makers, drawing from the full range of social sciences – including Economics, Finance, Sociology, Government, Health Policy, Social Policy, Psychology and Behavioural Science. 

Your gift to the COVID-19 LSE Response Fund will fund new research initiative projects, knowledge exchange activities, and seed funding for activities that will have an impact on policy-making in response to the crisis.

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