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LSE Housing and Communities Book Launch
Cities for a Small Continent: International Handbook of City Recovery by Professor Anne Power

LSE Housing and Communities, with support from La Fabrique de la Cité invites you to the launch of Anne Power's latest publication 'Cities for a Small Continent'. This book draws together 10 years of ground-level research into the ways Europe's ex-industrial cities are treading new paths in sustainability. Anne Power uses seven case-study cities to detail how and why city change happens, and how cities in the world's smallest, most crowded, most city-loving continent can build a more viable, balanced and sustainable urban future.

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Chaired by Professor Ricky Burdett, this event will explore the causes and consequences of urban challenges in post-industrial European cities and the potential that their model offers in creating more sustainable cities. Bruce Katz of the Brookings Institution will situate this study in a US-context whilst Anne Power will set out the European perspective. Speakers confirmed are:
  • Professor Ricky Burdett, LSE Cities
  • Professor Anne Power, LSE Housing and Communities and Professor of Social Policy
  • Bruce Katz, Centennial Scholar at the Brookings Institution
Cities for a Small Continent will be available to buy at the event. There will also be an opportunity to have your book signed by Anne Power and Bruce Katz.

The event is free but booking is essential. Please RSVP to lsehousingandcommunities@lse.ac.uk to register your interest.

Old Theatre, Old Building, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, London WC2A 3PH

LSE Housing Special Event

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

Tackling Extreme Poverty
New research work reveals ways to break the poverty trap

The World Bank published a blog on the work lead by STICERD director Professor Oriana Bandiera in collaboration with the IGC, UCL and BRAC, on the subject of reducing extreme poverty

Markus Goldstein, who is lead economist in the Office of Chief Economist in the Africa Region at the World Bank,  highlights the most important contributions that the recently revised paper "Labor Markets and Poverty in Village Economies" makes to the question of lifting the ultra poor.

The research, which looks at BRAC's Targeting the Ultra-Poor program implemented in Bangladesh, shows that: (i) the poor are able to take on the work activities of the non-poor but face barriers to doing so, and, (ii) one-off interventions that remove these barriers lead to sustainable poverty reduction.

In his blog, Goldsteing concludes that Professor Bandiera and her colleagues "indicate a sustainable (and cost effective – see the paper for the numbers) way to break poverty traps and map a clear and sustainable trajectory out of poverty". 


News Posted: 07 April 2016      [Back to the Top]

Sanctions and inequalities: what do we know and need to know about the impact of benefit sanctions
on particular groups?

 

CASE and UK Administrative Justice Institute (UKAJI) jointly held a seminar with a panel discussion on 16th March 2016.

 

It brought together three speakers who have investigated different aspects of the impact of sanctions, and provided the opportunity for participants to discuss the evidence and gaps in our knowledge. Presentation slides and associated papers are available below.

 

Speakers:

Anne Power (CASE, LSE)

How are sanctions hitting people’s lives? Community-level evidence

 

Aaron Reeves (International Inequalities Institute, LSE)

Does applying sanctions to unemployment benefit recipients increase welfare exit and employment? A cross-area analysis of UK sanctioning reforms  download here

Working paper: Do punitive approaches to unemployment benefit recipients increase welfare exit and employment? download here

 

David Webster (University of Glasgow)

Sanctions: The Missing Evidence download here

Listen to the presentations here  

 

Discussants: Michael Adler (University of Edinburgh) and Maurice Sunkin (UKAJI)

Notes from the session available to download here

Listen to the discussion here


News Posted: 16 March 2016      [Back to the Top]

Women in Economics
Why the odds remained stacked against female economists

Today Women's Day is celebrated all around the world. It is a day when women are recognised for their achievements regardless of any divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. Despite huge advancements, women still struggle to obtain parity and equality in certain fields.

"For many practitioners and researchers in the field of economics, part of the problem seems to be within the education process itself. From the outset, women are under-represented in economics."

In an article published by Bloomberg Business, STICERD's director Professor Oriana Bandiera, explains women seem to "simply dissapear". She believes the demands of academia could be one of the reasons why many potentially brilliant female economists chose not to follow this path.  

International Women's Day first emerged from the activities of labour movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe.


News Posted: 08 March 2016      [Back to the Top]