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Austin Robinson Prize awarded to STICERD academic
Johannes Spinnewijn

At this year's Royal Economic Society Annual Conference, held in Manchester 7-9 April 2014, Johannes Spinnewijn won the 2013 prize for his paper Insurance and Perceptions- How to Screen Optimists and Pessimists. Launched in 2007, this annual prize is awarded for the best non-solicited paper published in The Economic Journal by an author who has completed their PhD in the last five years. The winner is selected by the Editors of the EJ.

Oriana Bandiera was the Programme Chair for the 2014 conference, and the main sessions are available at http://live.wavecast.co/res-annual-conference/.


News Posted: 10 April 2014      [Back to the Top]

Article by Maitreesh Ghatak in Outlook India
''A Look In The Mirror''

Maitreesh Ghatak and Sanchari Roy hold Gujarat up against other states to see if it grew more in the Modi decade than in the preceding 20 years. The article will be published in the forthcoming Oulook India Magazine on March 31st. The online version can be found here


News Posted: 31 March 2014      [Back to the Top]

LSE Housing and Communities launch new report for HAILO
Work and Welfare Reform: Impacts in the South West 2014

Welfare reforms will prompt many social housing tenants to make fundamental changes around their choice of jobs, housing, and how they manage their money day to day. LSE Housing and Communities has been asked by nine housing associations in the South West of England to understand these changes from a tenantís point of view.

This is the baseline report of a longitudinal survey commissioned by the South West Housing Association Influence and Leadership Organisation (HAILO). The study aims to monitor the emerging consequences of benefit changes on working age social housing residents as these reforms progress by following 200 social housing tenants across the South West over an extended period of time.

Read the full report here.
News Posted: 25 March 2014      [Back to the Top]

STICERD, Asia Research Centre and Department of Economics Public Lecture
'Why Abenomics Matters: Abenomics and the Japanese economy'

Tuesday 25th March 2014, 6.30pm to 8.00pm, Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE

Speaker: Motoshige Itoh

Chair: Oriana Bandiera

Japan is highly unusual in having experienced serious deflation in recent years, and Japanís experience may be regarded as providing a good case study for other industrial countries suffering from inadequate capital investment and what has been termed secular stagnation. This lecture explains the nature of Abenomics introduced by Japanís Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, since taking office in December 2012, discussing in particular the impact of aggressive monetary policy and the implications of its growth strategy. The lecture will also touch on issues of fiscal consolidation and social security reform in Japan, which is the most rapidly ageing society in the world.

Professor Motoshige Itoh is a Professor of the Graduate School of Economics, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo. He is the President of the National Institute for Research Advancement, and a member of the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy. A graduate of the University of Tokyo, his academic field of specialisation is International Economics. Professor Itoh is closely involved in policy decision-making processes in the Japanese government and writes several columns for newspapers and magazines.

Professor Oriana Bandiera is Director of STICERD and Professor of Economics at LSE.

Additional Information

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. Please direct any queries to arc@lse.ac.uk| or call 020 7955 7615.


News Posted: 25 March 2014      [Back to the Top]