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Leaders could also test whether specific work conditions or policies affect workers' performance. ... Nick Bloom of Stanford University and his colleagues conducted a randomized experiment on working from home using a NASDAQ-listed Chinese travel agency called CTrip, which has 16,000 employees. Employees who volunteered to work from home were randomly assigned to either work from home or in the office, and their performance was monitored for the next nine months. The results: Working from home led to a 13percent increase in productivity, greater work satisfaction, and lower turnover.
This article was published online by the Harvard Business Review on August 20, 2015
Link to article here
'Does Working from Home Work? Evidence from a Chinese Experiment', Nicholas Bloom, James Liang, John Roberts and Zhichun Jenny Ying, Centre for Economic Performance Discussion Paper No.1194, March 2013
Does working from home work? Evidence from a Chinese experiment, Nicholas Bloom, James Liang, John Roberts and Zhichun Jenny Ying, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 130(1), February 2015
Nick Bloom webpage
Productivity and Innovation Programme webpage
Dennis Novy interviewed. The topic was the resignation statement of the Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras, and what it means for the bailout programme and the Greek economy.
The interview was broadcast by Al Jazeera television on August 20, 2015.
Interview broadcast at 6pm, 7pm and in a recorded interview later.
Dennis Novy webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage
21 October 2015
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre,
Speaker: Professor Jane Waldfogel
Sir John Hills
The belief that with hard
work and determination, all children have the opportunity to succeed in life is
a cherished part of the American Dream. Yet, increased inequality in America has
made that dream more difficult for many to obtain. In
Children Left Behind, an international team of social scientists
assesses how social mobility varies in the United States compared with
Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Bruce Bradbury, Miles Corak, Jane
Waldfogel, and Elizabeth Washbrook show that the academic achievement gap
between disadvantaged American children and their more advantaged peers is far
greater than in other wealthy countries, with serious consequences for their
future life outcomes. With education the key to expanding opportunities for
those born into low socioeconomic status families, Too Many Children Left
Behind helps us better understand educational disparities and how to reduce
Jane Waldfogel is Compton
Foundation Centennial Professor, Columbia University School of Social Work and
Visiting Professor at CASE, LSE. She is co-author of Too Many Children Left
John Hills is Professor
of Social Policy and Director of the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion
(CASE) and Co-Director of the International Inequalities Institute at LSE.
Centre for Analysis of
Social Exclusion (CASE) at LSE (@CASE_LSE) focuses
on the exploration of different dimensions of social disadvantage, particularly
from longitudinal and neighbourhood perspectives, and examination of the impact
of public policy.
Inequalities Institute at LSE (@LSEInequalities)
brings together experts from many LSE departments and centres to provide
co-ordination and strategic leadership for critical and cutting edge research
and inter-disciplinary analysis of inequalities.
Suggested hashtag for
this event for Twitter users: #LSEchildren
This event is free and
open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first
come, first served basis. For any queries see
LSE Events FAQ or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or
0207 955 6043.
In our comprehensive
report on inequality and disadvantage in London published earlier this year, The
Changing Anatomy of Economic Inequality in London (2007-2013), we
provided a detailed picture of what happened to different population groups in
London in the wake of the crisis and downturn.
In a series of
blogs, hosted by research funders
Trust for London
, we are expanding that analysis by ‘drilling down’ into
different aspects of inequality in London. The
looks at key economic outcomes (wealth,
unemployment, and wages – unfortunately a breakdown of London data on income is
not available) by religion and belief.
What effect has the
financial crisis had on pension systems in EU countries?
Aaron Grech notes that prior to the
crisis there was a significant divergence in pensions across the EU, with some
states having relatively generous systems in comparison to others. He writes
that following the crisis, southern European states have had to substantially
cut back on pensions, while other states in northern Europe have remained
relatively unscathed. He argues that although it should still be possible for
these systems to keep pensioners out of poverty, European policymakers will need
to ensure a properly functioning labour market that provides opportunities for
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