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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).


News Posted: 21 November 2016      [Back to the Top]

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.


News Posted: 09 November 2016      [Back to the Top]

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.


News Posted: 03 November 2016      [Back to the Top]

Charles Booth Centenary Lectures
III Public Lectures, November 3rd 2016

This event, which coincides with the LSE Research Festival 2016, is part of a wider LSE celebration of pioneering social scientist Charles Booth, who died in 1916, and whose original survey into life and labour in London is held in the LSE Library.

Booth's investigation of poverty in London provides a key example both of the creative development of social science and of the ways in which research may be used to have a positive impact on society. The event brings together a group of scholars from a range of disciplines to explore the substance of Booth's ideas as well as his broader legacy for the social sciences and for contemporary social analysis.

 The event is free and open to all on a first come first serve basis. If you wish to register your interest in advance, send an e-mail to inequalities.institute@lse.ac.uk.

The event programme is listed below. Drop in for one or several sessions.

  • Session 1: 2.15-3.00pm -  Welcome and Introduction: Charles Booth and the Social Sciences
    Speaker
    Prof Mary Morgan (LSE Economic History Dept)
    Chair: Prof Nicola Lacey (LSE Law Dept and International Inequalities Institute)
    Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building.

  • Session 2: 3.15-4.15 - Economy, Work, Pay, Class - Then and Now
    Speakers
    : Profs Alan Manning (LSE Economics Dept), Stephen Machin (LSE Centre for Economic Performance), Fran Tonkiss (LSE Sociology Dept)
    Chair: Prof Nicola Lacey
    Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building

  • 4.15-4.45 Coffee break

  • Session 3: 4.45-5.45 Housing, Health, Personal Circumstances, Criminality - Then and Now
    Speakers
    Dr Suzi Hall (LSE Cities), Profs Anne Power (LSE Social Policy Dept, LSE Housing and Communities), Emily Grundy (LSE Sociology Dept) and Tim Newburn (Social Policy Dept)
    ChairDr Suki Ali (LSE Sociology Dept)
    Venue:  Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

  • Session 4: 6.00-7.00pm"The Chain: How Inequality Works"
    Speaker: 
     Prof John Hills (LSE International Inequalities Institute and Social Policy Dept)
    Chair: Prof Julia Black
    Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

This lecture will trace some of the ways in which rising inequalities in income and wealth and the policies associated with them are driving the housing crisis for those at the margins. 

For a map of campus, see here.


News Posted: 24 October 2016      [Back to the Top]