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Philippe Aghion and Peter Howitt win the BBVA Foundation''s 12th Frontiers of Knowledge Award

Congratulations to Professor Philippe Aghion, an associate of the Centre for Economic Performance, who has been recognised for his "fundamental contribution to the study of innovation, technical change and competition policy" along with long-term collaborator Professor Peter Howitt, of Brown University, USA.

The BBVA Foundation has given it's 12th Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Economics, Finance and Management to Professor Aghion and Professor Howitt jointly, for their work in "developing an economic growth theory based on the innovation that emerges from the process of creative destruction."

The committee said the two economists "have revived, developed in the framework of modern economic theory and validated empirically Schumpeter’s idea that productivity growth at the macroeconomic level stems from a process of creative destruction."


Due to the current coronavirus outbreak, many of our seminars and workshops this term are cancelled.

When possible these will be replaced by online seminars.

Please check our website and Twitter feed for updates.

For further information please visit LSE's dedicated page on Coronavirus FAQs.

Digital Planet

How can AI help police forces determine who might be most at risk of domestic abuse? Ria Ivandić talks about work being done at CEP to use existing information to help police prioritise emergency calls.

Welcome to STICERD and CASE's new manager Annie-Rose Nicholas

Annie-Rose Nicholas

This month we welcome Annie-Rose Nicholas who will be taking over the management of STICERD and CASE.

Annie joins us from Imperial College, where she was Section Manager in the Centre for Inflammatory Disease. At Imperial, Annie was the main point of contact for all academic and research staff within the Centre, for finance and HR tasks. Her role also involved costing the resources required for research grant applications and managing an existing portfolio of research projects.

We welcome Annie and hope we will soon be working together in our offices in Lincoln Inn's Fields.

Farewell to STICERD and CASE's manager Jane Dickson

Jane Dickson

On the 31st of March we said goodbye to STICERD and CASE manager Jane Dickson who retired after 40 years of working at the LSE. Jane managed STICERD for more than 30 years and CASE since its inception in 1997.

Jane has provided exceptional support and organisation to both STICERD and CASE. As Centre Manager she demonstrated outstanding collegiality in terms of her advice, support and help for all members of staff and also in terms of keeping the centres' research community interconnected and collaborative.

In the words of her colleagues:

"I am sure her dedication and generosity have not only been profoundly helpful to countless many people, but have more profoundly shaped the working culture at STICERD / CASE contributing to making them the very special places they are."

"Jane's leadership as the Centre Manager for CASE and STICERD has been inspiring, consistent, and steadfast for many years. She is the heart of the research centres and will be much missed."

We wish Jane the best for her retirement, with the promise to get together and celebrate appropriately her time at the centres once we return back to normal.

Update on the current situation

Due to the current coronavirus outbreak, our seminar series and events are postponed for the next term.

Please check our website and Twitter feed for further updates.

For further information please visit LSE's dedicated page on Coronavirus FAQs.