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Are Welfare Programmes Just Keeping People Out of Work? An Economist's Take on Benefits Street

Department of Economics and Centre For Macroeconomics public lecture

Date: Tuesday 17 February 2015
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: New Theatre, East Building
Speaker:  Dr Camille Landais
Chair: Professor Wouter Den Haan

Dr Landais will examine the latest research into the best ways of determining the optimal level of welfare provision and social insurance in developed economies.

Camille Landais is a member of the faculty of the LSE Department of Economics, and an Associate on the Public Economics Programme at STICERD.

Wouter Den Haan is Professor of Economics and Co-Director of the Centre for Macroeconomics. 

The Department of Economics at LSE (@LSEEcon) is one of the largest economics departments in the world. Its size ensures that all areas of economics are strongly represented in both research and teaching.

The Centre For Macroeconomics (@CFMUK) brings together world-class experts to carry out pioneering research on the global economic crisis and to help design policies that alleviate it.

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The 2015 LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival 'Foundations' will take place from Monday 23 - Saturday 28 February. LSE’s 7th Literary Festival will explore the foundations of knowledge, society, identity and literature, as well as those of LSE itself, with speakers including Ahmad Zakii Anwar, Anne Fine, John Gray, Elif Shafak, Raja Shehadeh, Will Self and Ali Smith. Full programme online from mid-December. 

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