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WFXG FOX 54
Study: No cell phones at school equals higher test scores

The study by the London School of Economics found a link between banning smartphones in schools and increased test scores.

This article was published online by WFXG FOX 54 on May 19, 2015
Link to article here

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Related publications
'Ill Communication: Technology, Distraction and Student Performance', Louis-Philippe Beland and Richard Murphy, Centre for Economic Performance Discussion Paper No.1350, May 2015

Related links
Richard Murphy webpage
Education and Skills Programme webpage
Richard Murphy CEP publications webpage

WSOC-TV
Kids do better when schools ban smartphones

Schools that have banned students from carrying smartphones have seen an improvement in the children's test stores, reported CNN Money on a new study from the London School of Economics.

This article was published online by WSOC-TV on May 19, 2015
Link to article here

Related publications
'Ill Communication: Technology, Distraction and Student Performance', Louis-Philippe Beland and Richard Murphy, Centre for Economic Performance Discussion Paper No.1350, May 2015

Related links
Richard Murphy webpage
Education and Skills Programme webpage
Richard Murphy CEP publications webpage

BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire
Phil Upton's 'Drive' Show

Dennis Novy (CEP) interviewed on the comment by Lord Bamford, Chairman of JCB, that leaving the EU would not necessarily be a big problem for British business.

This interview was broadcast by BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire on May 18, 2015
Link to broadcast here

Related news story
BBC News
JCB boss says UK should not fear EU exit

Related links
Dennis Novy webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage
Dennis Novy CEP publications webpage

May 2015
LSE Research Festival

The fifth edition of the LSE Research Festival, now under the auspices of the School's Institute of Public Affairs|, offers a series of exciting public engagement events. The event has grown into a multi-event celebration of social science research and it is a key feature of the LSE calendar.

To find out more about the festival and the programme of events go to www.lse.ac.uk/researchfestival.


STICERD Morishima Lecture
Scarcity: A talk for people too busy to attend talks

Thursday 21st May 2015, 6:30- 8pm

Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

Speaker: Professor Sendhil Mullainathan

Why does poverty persist?  Why do successful people get things done at the last minute?  A single psychology--the psychology of scarcity--connects these seemingly unconnected questions. The research in our book shows how scarcity creates its own mindset. Understanding this mindset sheds light on our personal problems as well as the broader social problem of poverty and what we can do about it.  

After the success of last year's Sticerd Morishima Lecture presented by Thomas Piketty, we are proud to annnounce the next public lecture will be presented by Sendhil Mullainathan on May 21st at the LSE. This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. More details of the event can be found here.

 


Department of Social Policy Public Lecture
The Government Paternalist: nanny state or helpful friend?

Wednesday 20 May 2015, 06:30pm - 08:00pm

Old Theatre, Old Building

Speaker: Professor Sir Julian Le Grand

Should governments save people from themselves? If someone smokes, drinks, takes hard drugs, or tries to assist in a friend's suicide, does the government have the right to intervene? If so, how? This lecture offers answers to these questions - among the most socially important of our age.

Sir Julian Le Grand is the Richard Titmuss Professor of Social Policy at the LSE. He was awarded a knighthood in the 2015 New Year's honours list for services to social science and public service.

He is the co-author of Government Paternalism: nanny state or helpful friend?