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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.


News Posted: 21 May 2015      [Back to the Top]

Inequality: what can be done?
CASE and International Inequalities Institute public lecture

Thursday 30 April 2015, 6.30-8pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building Speakers: Professor Sir Tony Atkinson, Tom Clark, and Professor Baroness Lister

Introducing his new book, Inequality: what can be done?, Professor Atkinson will argue we can do much more about inequality than skeptics imagine.

Watch the video of Tony Atkinson talking about the event, below:
Professor Tony Atkinson

Download the Podcast (MP3) and Slides (PDF) from the event.

Tony Atkinson is a Centennial Professor at LSE and a Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford.

Tom Clark writes for The Guardian and is the author of Hard Times: the divisive toll of the economic slump.

Ruth Lister is Baroness Lister of Burtersett and Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at Loughborough University.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEinequality

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 or 0207 955 6043.

Media queries: please contact the Press Office if you would like to request a press seat or have a media query about this event,

News Posted: 30 April 2015      [Back to the Top]

Poverty in Suburbia – ‘the American experience'
Smith Institute and CASE special seminar

Part of the CASE Social Exclusion Seminar Series

Tuesday 28th April 2015, 4.30-6pm, followed by a reception

32L 1.04 1st Floor Conference Room, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields WC2A 3PH

The Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, the Smith Institute and the Barrow Cadbury Fund are delighted to welcome back Alan Berube, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, to talk about his report: Confronting Suburban Poverty.

Alan has spent over a decade researching poverty. His earlier work uncovered surprising trends - there seemed to be more poor people in metropolitan areas living outside big cities than within them. This seminar explores the whats, whys and wherefores of suburban poverty and what it means for social and housing policy. Paul Hunter, Head of Research at the Smith Institute, and Ruth Lupton, Professor of Education at the University of Manchester, will respond from a UK perspective. The event will be chaired by Anne Power, Professor of Social Policy at LSE.

Booking information:

The event is free but booking is essential. Please RSVP to Places are limited so please reply as soon as possible. For more information contact Cheryl Conner at LSE ( If you are not able to attend but would like more details of the research please let us know.

Draft outline:

4.30-4.35pm       Anne Power: Welcome from the Chair

4.35-5.00pm       Alan Berube: Poverty in Suburbia

5.00-5.15pm       Paul Hunter and Ruth Lupton: response – a UK perspective (7.5 mins each)

5.15-6.00pm       Questions and discussion

News Posted: 28 April 2015      [Back to the Top]

LSE Housing and Communities Event
Tenant Think Tank June 2015

LSE and Trafford Hall Housing Plus Think Tank: 

Tenants’ experiences of energy saving in social housing

Monday 1st – Tuesday 2nd June

Trafford Hall, near Chester


Housing Plus is about social landlords adopting a wider role in communities where they are based.  In poorer households and areas, social landlords need to reinforce their role as landlords with support for tenants if they are to manage their properties and make neighbourhood good places to live in.  Tenants need this wider help in order to cope with changes in rents and cuts in benefits, maximise employment opportunities and develop new skills. Fuel poverty and energy inefficiency make it difficult for tenants and landlords – juggling bills becomes inevitable but difficult. 

Energy Plus is about helping social landlords and tenants find ways to reduce energy use in homes to tackle fuel poverty, pay rising bills and combat arrears. Some social landlords are doing innovative projects, but there is a need to share this knowledge within the sector and more widely.

This think tank is specifically for social housing tenants, tenant representatives and frontline staff who accompany tenants and can contribute to the debate.


Outline and summary

Booking form


Please RSVP as soon as possible as only 40 places are available.

If you are unable to attend but would like to be part of our Housing Plus network or if you have any questions, contact Nicola Serle, the organiser of Housing Plus, at or 020 7955 6684. 

News Posted: 15 April 2015      [Back to the Top]

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