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15  Jun  2017  

STICERD Morishima lecture: Market Places and Market Design

Alvin Roth (Stanford)

Nobel laureate Alvin Roth will deliver this year’s Morishima Lecture on the topics of game theory, market design and experimental economics. Alvin Roth is the Craig and Susan Shaw Professor of Economics at Stanford University. He was awarded the 2012 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics Sciences jointly with Lloyd Shapley, for their work on the theory of stable allocations and the practice of market design.

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9  Jun  2017  

PODER Final Conference and CEPR Annual Symposium on Development Economics

Various Speakers 

The CEPR annual symposium of the Development Economics Programme will be hosted by STICERD, London School of Economics on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 June, 2017. The meeting will be held jointly with the Policy Design and Evaluation Research in Developing Countries (PODER), the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the International Growth Centre (IGC)

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17  Jan  2017  

Amartya Sen Lecture: Religious Intolerance and its Impact on Democracy

Asma Jilani Jahangir (Human Rights lawyer and social activist, co-founder of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan)

In this special event Asma Jilani Jahangir will focus on how government failure to address the questions of religious intolerance and free expression dilutes the principles of democracy, equality and justice, particularly for women and religious minorities. Religious intolerance gives rise to religious militancy, which further undermines democratic principles as national security measures come into play. In the process of combating religious tensions, the challenge today is to protect democratic principles and values rather than dilute them

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16  Jan  2017  

Policy Issues Affecting the Bank of England: Inflation control and social choice

Mark Carney (Governor of the Bank of England and Chairman of the Monetary Policy Committee, Financial Policy Committee and the Board of the Prudential Regulation Authority)

Organised by the Department of Economics and Centre for Macroeconomics A lecture by Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, followed by a discussion and Q&A with Amartya Sen, Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University, chaired by Professor Lord Stern.

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For further information please contact india.observatory@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 7615.

16  Dec  2016  

CEPR Public Economics Conference on 'New perspectives on consumption measures'

Various Speakers 

Hosted By: London School of Economics; Sponsored By: Economics Research Center (ERC) Organizers: Richard William Blundell, Camille Landais, Magne Mogstad and Johannes Spinnewijn. The recent efforts to exploit new administrative data and explore new methods to measure consumption and consumption responses are contributing to an extremely active and fruitful area of research, opening new and interesting perspectives in various fields in economics, from labour to public economics, from household finance to macroeconomics. We are organising a conference dedicated to "New perspectives on consumption measures".

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28  Nov  2016  

STICERD Atkinson Lecture- Midlife morbidity and mortality in Europe and America: Why has the US left the herd?

Anne C. Case (Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs, Princeton University)

After a century of nearly uninterrupted progress, all-cause mortality rates among white men and women in middle age stopped falling in the US, in the late 1990s, and began to rise. While midlife mortality continued to fall in other rich countries, and in other racial and ethnic groups in the US, white non-Hispanic mortality rates increased from 1999 through 2014. Mortality from the two biggest killers in middle age – cancer and heart disease – declined between 2000 and 2014, but were offset by marked increases in drug overdoses, suicides, and alcohol-related liver mortality. Increased mortality in midlife, led by these “deaths of despair,” is now large enough to offset mortality gains observed for children and the elderly, leading to the first decline in life expectancy among whites observed in several decades. Mortality increases for whites in midlife are mirrored by reported deterioration in health and mental health, and increased reports of chronic pain. Many theories have been put forward to explain this turnaround, and its roots in deaths of despair. In this paper, we examine economic, cultural and social explanations for this decline, using current and historical data from the US and Europe. We discuss hypotheses that could potentially explain the increased deaths of despair that we observe in the data, and compare outcomes predicted by these hypotheses to the spatial, temporal and demographic characteristics of this quietly unfolding epidemic.

28  Oct  2016  

The Stern Review +10: new opportunities for growth and development

Various Speakers 

Organised by Grantham Research Institute The one-day event was held at the Royal Society in London, where ‘The Stern Review’ was officially launched in October 2006. It took stock of the extraordinary changes taking place in the global economy and sought to guide the research and policy that will deliver the global agenda created by the Paris Agreement (December 2015) and Sustainable Development Goals (September 2015). The meeting featured a keynote lecture from Lord Stern, followed by three sessions, on Low-Carbon and Resilient Cities, Sustainable and Resilient Energy and Infrastructure, and Institutions and Policies for Development, Mitigation and Adaptation.

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For further information please contact india.observatory@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 7615.

27  Oct  2016  

Growth and Sustainability: 10 years on from the Stern Review

Nicholas Stern (India Observatory and LSE)

Organised by Grantham Research Institute What do we know about innovation, investment, cities and the global agenda, a decade after publication of The Stern Review?

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