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LSE Business Review blog
Autumn Statement does little to dampen fears for the economic health of the UK

Brexit and the uncertainties surrounding it present an unprecedented challenge, writes Anna Valero

In his first Autumn Statement (and last – since he has decided to abolish them in favour of an annual November budget), the Chancellor presented the key forecasts from the Office for Budet Responsibility’s economic and fiscal outlook, the first since the June referendum. While there is still major uncertainty around the likely form of Brexit, the consensus is that it will inflict damage on the economy. The Chancellor highlights the UK’s weak productivity performance and outlines some policies to address it. However, given the scale of the challenge, now heightened by Brexit, the current package of government policies does little to dampen fears for the economic health of the UK.

BBC Radio Scotland

Dennis Novy was interviewed by BBC Radio Scotland on 22 November 2016 about Donald Trump's policy stance towards the Transpacific Partnership (TPP), a proposed trade deal between the United States and various Pacific partner countries. Trump announced he would withdraw from TPP on day one of his presidency.

[Around 4:05pm]

The Northern Echo (Darlington)
Failing the school test

WE were told that the drive to convert schools into academies would boost choice, results and quality.

However, a new study by the London School of Economics casts doubt on the Government’s determination to see all state schools in England pushed towards academy status.

Government and Public Services in an Age of Fiscal
Consolidation: Comparative views from France and the UK

Dr Polina Obolenskaya, Dr Bert Provan and Professor Kitty Stewart are presenting their research at a conference jointly organised by Universities of Paris 1 and Paris 3, together with Policy Network in London and several other institutional partners, on the subject of "Government and Public Services in an Age of Fiscal Consolidation: Comparative Views from France and the United Kingdom".

The programme includes plenary sessions as well as workshops on governance & finance, and sectoral studies (energy, employment, education, housing, and health). A round table on Brexit will close the conference on Saturday 3 December.

You can see the full programme here (PDF).

Should you wish to attend the conference, please email by Friday 25 November, specifying whether
 you would like to attend the buffet lunches on the 2 and/or 3 December and the reception at the British Embassy Paris early evening Friday 2nd (invitations are open subject to the number of guests we are able to welcome).

Oriana Bandiera elected fellow of the Econometrics Society

STICERD director, Professor Oriana Bandiera, has been elected a fellow of the prestigious Econometric Society. Professor Bandiera holds a PhD from Boston College. Alongside her role as STICERD director, she co-directs the State Capabilities programme at the International Growth Centre.

2016 Philip Leverhulme Prize awarded to
Dr. Camille Landais

Dr Camille Landais is one of two LSE recipients of this year's Philip Leverhulme Prize. The Prize is awarded each year to exceptionally strong researchers who have already won international recognition for their work, and whose careers show remarkable promise.

The Philip Leverhulme Prize is awarded by the Leverhulme Trust in memory of Philip Leverhulme, the Third Viscount Leverhulme and grandson of the Trust's founder, businessman and philanthropist William Hesketh Leverhulme.