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Last year, a study by the London School of Economics claimed schools where mobile phones were banned saw test scores rise by an average of 6%. Perhaps a study should look at the gains such a move could make when it comes to children's emotional well-being. I can't help thinking it would be worth more than 6%.
This article was published by The East Anglian Times on September 25, 2016
Link to article here
Will you harm your child's academic progress if you buy them a new iPhone 7?
In brief ... Phone home: should mobiles be banned in schools?, Louis-Philippe Beland and Richard Murphy, CentrePiece Volume 20, Issue 1, Summer 2015"
Ill Communication: Technology, Distraction and Student Performance, Louis-Philippe Beland and Richard Murphy, Centre for Economic Performance Discussion Paper No.1350, May 2015
Richard Murphy webpage
Education and Skills Programme webpage
However, land regulation may play a bigger role. According to a recent paper by Christian Hilber
and Wouter Vermeulen of the London School of Economics, alongside Greater London, scarcity of open, developable land is greatest in and around Birmingham and Manchester.
This article was published in The Economist on September 24, 2016
Link to article here
The Impact of Supply Constraints on House Prices in England, Christian A. L. Hilber and Wouter Vermeulen, SERC/Urban Programme Discussion Paper No.119, September 2012
Christian Hilber webpage
Urban Programme webpage
EXCLUSIVE: An analysis by The Independent of official data suggests British exporters would face a cost of at least £4.5bn - and in all likelihood they would take a hit many times larger
A separate analysis by the London School of Economics suggested the welfare losses of moving to the WTO rules in a ''big bang'' would be up to 3.5 per cent of GDP per head instantly.
''The fact that the country is in some way being told to be prepared to face what we regarded as a very pessimistic outcome is quite discouraging in itself,'' said Gianmarco Ottaviano
of the LSE.
John Van Reenen
, a former colleague of Ottaviano and now Professor of Economics at MIT in the US, said trading under WTO rules would be a ''truly dreadful outcome for British people''.
This article was published by The Independent on September 23, 2016
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Brexit: True cost of UK leaving EU without trade deal revealed
See the complete set of CEP Brexit Analysis research papers here
Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
John Van Reenen webpage
Trade Programme webpage
Growth Programme webpage
All lectures will
be held in Wolfson Theatre, New
Academic Building, LSE.
Can the Welfare States survive?
Speaker: Prof Andrew Gamble (Cambridge/
27th Sept, 6pm
The Return of the Family? Variation across
Speaker: Prof Mary Brinton (Harvard)
Tues 25th Oct, 6pm
Global Capitalism and the Rise of
Inequality: re-embedding (labour) markets and employment relations ?
Speaker: Prof Lane Kenworthy (UC San Diego)
Wed 9th Nov, 6pm
Re-imagining Civil Society Engagement:
in search of social innovation
Speaker: Prof Maurizio Ferrera (Milan)
Wed 23rd Nov, 2pm
institutes in LSE are hosting a new seminar series: the Grantham
Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (GRI),
the Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) and the new
International Inequalities Institute (III). It will be chaired
by Prof Ian Gough, Visiting Professor at CASE and Associate at Grantham.
The overlap between
environmental pressures and degradation on the one hand and the ‘social
dimension’ of inequality and human wellbeing on the other hand is of immense
importance but under-researched. There is a yawning gap to be filled by a
coherent, exciting and interdisciplinary research agenda. This series of
seminars will explore and develop that agenda.
seminars will be focused in two ways: on global warming and climate change
rather than a wider range of environmental problems, and on the UK and other
rich countries - the ‘welfare states’ of the OECD, roughly the same as and the
Kyoto Annex II countries.
The first six seminars of the
series will take place
November 2016, 12.00-13.30 with
Gough on ‘Climate change, Inequality and
Social Policy’. Registration is required.
Sign up for this seminar.
The analysis suggests that the economic divergence between London and
the Northern regions in England continues to grow. The gaps are also
growing in relation to a number of social outcomes, such as education and
health, with improvement in these outcomes in London being in line with economic
conditions in the capital bouncing back to pre-recession levels or beyond while
the North lags behind. But economic growth in London has not resulted in
reduced poverty or inequality. The full paper is available here:
Pulling in the Same Direction? Economic and Social Outcomes in London and the
North of England Since the Recession,
by Polina Obolenskaya, Ruth Lupton and Bert Provan.