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BBC Radio 4
The Today Programme

0750 Swati Dhingra interviewed.

After the UK gives up full membership of the EU's customs union exporters' goods could be facing checks and delays at Britain's border.


Independent
Brexit report promoted by right-wing press condemned by economic experts

“There’s absolutely no controversy about gravity models,” said Swati Dhingra, assistant professor at the London School of Economics, also pointing out that gravity models are the subject of the second chapter of the new handbook of international economics. Thomas Sampson, also an assistant professor at the LSE, added that the Cambridge team’s own analysis was itself methodologically flawed.


Home Office - gov.uk
Sir David Metcalf named as the first Director of Labour Market Enforcement - press release

Sir David, who was chairman of the Migration Advisory Committee until August 2016, will set the strategic priorities for the:

  • Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority
  • Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate
  • HMRC’s National Minimum Wage enforcement team

Professor Sir Tony Atkinson
(1944-2017)

It is with great sadness that we announce Professor Sir Tony Atkinson, Centennial Professor at LSE, died on Sunday 1 January 2017.

Tony Atkinson joined STICERD in 1980 where he was chairman between 1981 and 1987 and an active affiliate for the following thirty years. Throughout these years, many CASE researchers and associates had the privilege to learn from his sharp mind, dedication to policy and great kindness. Tony influenced our thinking on poverty, inequality, social mobility and public policy. By establishing the Welfare State programme in 1985 Tony played an important role in the foundation of CASE as an independent research centre in 1997. He also appointed Professor John Hills who would later go on to become CASEís Director.

Tony contributed 31 valuable papers to our publications over the years, as part of the Welfare State Programme and later as CASEpapers, these are available here.

You can explore STICERDís wall of remembrance for Professor Sir Tony Atkinson here sticerd.lse.ac.uk/atkinson/


The Relationship between Inequality and Poverty: mechanisms and policy options
LSE Works public lecture

This lecture examines the empirical relationship between economic inequality and poverty across countries and over time, paying attention to different measurement issues. It then considers a range of potential mechanisms driving this relationship and explores policy options. 

Eleni Karagiannaki is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at LSE. Her research focuses on income and wealth inequality and poverty and socio-economic mobility.

Abigail McKnight is an Associate Professorial Research Fellow and Associate Director of Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at LSE where she has worked since 1999.  Her research interests include inequality, poverty, wealth, social mobility and employment policy.

Further information about this event


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 and finance, and sectoral studies (energy, employment, education, housing, and health). A round table on Brexit will close the conference on Saturday 3 December.