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STICERD Morishima Lecture
Scarcity: A talk for people too busy to attend talks

Thursday 21st May 2015, 6:30- 8pm

Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

Speaker: Professor Sendhil Mullainathan

Why does poverty persist?  Why do successful people get things done at the last minute?  A single psychology--the psychology of scarcity--connects these seemingly unconnected questions. The research in our book shows how scarcity creates its own mindset. Understanding this mindset sheds light on our personal problems as well as the broader social problem of poverty and what we can do about it.  

After the success of the first Sticerd Morishima Lecture presented by Thomas Piketty in 2014, we are proud to annnounce the next public lecture will be presented by Sendhil Mullainathan on May 21st at the LSE. This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. More details of the event can be found here.

 


News Posted: 21 May 2015      [Back to the Top]

Inequality: what can be done?
CASE and International Inequalities Institute public lecture

Thursday 30 April 2015, 6.30-8pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

Speakers: Professor Sir Tony Atkinson, Tom Clark, and Professor Baroness Lister

Introducing his new book, Inequality: what can be done?, Professor Atkinson will argue we can do much more about inequality than skeptics imagine.

Tony Atkinson is a Centennial Professor at LSE and a Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford.

Tom Clark writes for The Guardian and is the author of Hard Times: the divisive toll of the economic slump.

Ruth Lister is Baroness Lister of Burtersett and Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at Loughborough University.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEinequality

This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries see LSE Events FAQ or contact us at events@lse.ac.uk or 0207 955 6043.

Media queries: please contact the Press Office if you would like to request a press seat or have a media query about this event, email LSE.Press.Events@lse.ac.uk. Please note that press seats are usually allocated at least 24 hours before each event.

From time to time there are changes to event details so we strongly recommend that if you plan to attend this event you check back on the LSE Events listing here on the day of the event.


News Posted: 30 April 2015      [Back to the Top]

Poverty in Suburbia – ‘the American experience'
Smith Institute and CASE special seminar

Part of the CASE Social Exclusion Seminar Series

Tuesday 28th April 2015, 4.30-6pm, followed by a reception

32L 1.04 1st Floor Conference Room, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields WC2A 3PH


The Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, the Smith Institute and the Barrow Cadbury Fund are delighted to welcome back Alan Berube, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, to talk about his report: Confronting Suburban Poverty.

Alan has spent over a decade researching poverty. His earlier work uncovered surprising trends - there seemed to be more poor people in metropolitan areas living outside big cities than within them. This seminar explores the whats, whys and wherefores of suburban poverty and what it means for social and housing policy. Paul Hunter, Head of Research at the Smith Institute, and Ruth Lupton, Professor of Education at the University of Manchester, will respond from a UK perspective. The event will be chaired by Anne Power, Professor of Social Policy at LSE.

Booking information:

The event is free but booking is essential. Please RSVP to lsehousingandcommunities@lse.ac.uk. Places are limited so please reply as soon as possible. For more information contact Cheryl Conner at LSE (c.j.conner@lse.ac.uk). If you are not able to attend but would like more details of the research please let us know.


News Posted: 28 April 2015      [Back to the Top]

LSE Housing and Communities Event
Report Launch: Is Welfare Reform Working?

Date: Thursday 26th March 2015, 11-12.30pm, followed by lunch

Location: 32L1.04 1st Floor Conference Room, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields WC2A 3PH

Click to download the Full report and the summary (pdf)

Welfare reform has a core aim to promote access to work, breaking the cycle of benefits and poverty. The changes to benefits that have accompanied this process have had a major impact on some households’ income, and on the ability of social landlords to ensure successful rent collection whilst preventing undue hardship among tenants. 

LSE Housing and Communities carried out two rounds of interviews with 200 tenants in the South West of England covering big cities, coastal towns, villages and tourist centres over a two-year period to find out how the reforms are playing out in low-income communities. This unique evidence about how tenants and social landlords are coping under these financial pressures is written up in a new report Is Welfare Reform Working? which will be launched at LSE on Thursday 26th March with presentations from

  •       Victor Da Cunha, Chief Executive, Curo Housing, SW HAILO

  •      Anne Power, Professor of Social Policy, London School of Economics

  •      Eileen Herden, Researcher, LSE Housing and Communities

  •      Margaret Hodge, MP, Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, House of Commons (Chair)

Booking information: The event is free but booking is essential. Please RSVP to lsehousingandcommunities@lse.ac.uk. Limited places are available so please reply as soon as possible, and no later than Friday 13th March.  

Further information: For more information contact Nicola Serle at LSE (n.serle@lse.ac.uk) or Rebecca Chapman at Curo (Rebecca.Chapman@curo-group.co.uk). If you are not able to attend but would like more details of the research please let us know.

 


News Posted: 26 March 2015      [Back to the Top]


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