The Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) is a multi-disciplinary research centre based at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), within the Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD). Our focus is on exploration of different dimensions of social disadvantage, particularly from longitudinal and neighbourhood perspectives, and examination of the impact of public policy.
CASE was established in October 1997 with funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). That research programme was successfully completed at the end of 2007. The Centre is now supported by STICERD, LSE and funding from a range of organisations, including the Nuffield Foundation, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, ESRC, the European Union, the British Academy, the Trust for London, Department for Communities and Local Government, and Department of Energy and Climate Change. CASE includes the research and consultancy group, LSE Housing and Communities. The Centre is also associated with the School's Department of Social Policy and houses a number of postgraduate students working on topics related to its core areas of interest.
CASE runs two seminar series on empirical and theoretical issues connected with social exclusion; the Social Exclusion Seminar Series and the Welfare Policy and Analysis Seminar Series (which is co-organised with the Department for Work and Pensions). CASE also regularly organises special events which mark the publication of significant pieces of research or provide high-level policy forum
CASE hosts visitors from Britain and overseas, and members of the LSE teaching staff on special sabbatical leave. The Centre publishes a series of discussion papers, CASEpapers, and CASEbriefs which summarise the research. Particular conferences and activities are summarised in our occasional CASEreports series. These can be downloaded from our website.
Our most recent Annual report 2011 discusses recent research and lists publications and other activities during 2010.