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IP Belgium
La pub magazine a bonne press

Consume magazine content increases the well-being of 6%

Professor Paul Dolan of the London School of Economics and Political Science, a world authority on Positive Psychology and happiness, largely inspired this study. The five factors that lead to well-being according to Dolan have been translated into times media for this study: investment of time, reward, information, sharing and connection.


Epcatalunya.es
La pérdida de trabajo del padre puede afectar hasta medio punto la nota media de los hijos

In the study’Job Loss at Home: Children’s School Performance during the Great Recession in Spain’, researcher Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela, of the Centre for Economic Performance of the London School of Economics, says that the loss of work of the father can lead to a "deterioration" of the educational performance of the children.


The Daily Telegraph
Half measures won't solve the housing crisis

Paul Cheshire, Professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics is a longstanding critic of Britain’s byzantine planning system.

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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 public.services.conference@gmail.com 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.