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New CASE report on the city of Walbrzych

Opportunities and good practice which can drive social and economic regeneration in a small post industrial city are explored in this recent report from CASE. Funded by the European Investment Bank as one of their "Advisory Hub" commissioned projects, it explores the problems of the Polish city of Walbrzych, in Lower Silesia. Walbrzych is a "Green City" nestling in the Sudety Mountains, with a historic centre and major tourist site of the Ksiaz Castle. But it also has extensive and degraded ex mining housing, derelict land, and residual mining sites, and in 2009 was alleged to be "the most revolting town in Poland". Falling population and concentrated neighbourhood poverty, as well as high historic city debt are amongst the continuing challenges, even with a dynamic and green focused city President and administration.

The LSE team - including two Polish regeneration experts - conducted extensive interviewing and document review to identify the main problems and issues. The EIB brief was to identify good practice which could be helpful to Walbrzych in moving forward, and this culminated in four workshops involving nine cities and three European experts meeting City senior officials - but due to COVID this was all done by means of Zoom meetings.

Extensive documentation including the report, five case studies of similar cities, the background presentations and documentation to the workshop meetings, and recordings of the workshops can be found on the Walbrzych city website.


News Posted: 24 September 2020      [Back to the Top]

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Dr Abigail McKnight on early asset holding

An article by the Guardian on the child trust fund (CTF) quotes research from Dr Abigail McKnight.

According to her research 'Early asset holding does have positive effects on later wages, employment prospects, excellent general health and in reducing malaise.' Read the full article here.

The research paper titled 'Estimates of the asset-effect: the search for a causal effect of assets on adult health and employment outcomes' is available here.


News Posted: 03 September 2020      [Back to the Top]

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Nick Stern to receive SIEPR Prize

Congratulations to Professor Lord Nick Stern is this year's recipient of the SIEPR Prize. He will receive the award during a virtual event recognizing his work and impact on 7 October.

The SIEPR Prize is awarded by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) every other year to a scholar or policymaker who has deeply influenced economic policy.

Mark Duggan, the Trione Director of SIEPR and the Wayne and Jodi Cooperman Professor of Economics at Stanford said that they are delighted to honour Nick Stern with the SIEPR Prize: "His previous work on climate change has been enormously influential in academic, business, and policy circles throughout the world."

photo of Nick Stern during an LSE lecture

"It is a great honor to be awarded this special prize," Nick Stern said. "SIEPR is an outstanding institution and it is privilege to be included amongst the very distinguished previous recipients. Stanford has been an extraordinary leader across so many disciplines, especially economics, and I am delighted to hear of Stanford's new initiative to establish the school of sustainability, recognizing the immense challenges of climate change, and where - again - Stanford will lead."

Find out more from the SIEPR website and from LSE News..
News Posted: 06 July 2020      [Back to the Top]

CASE News
Open Letter to Boris Johnson to tackle child poverty

An open letter to Boris Johnson was initiated by Kitty Stewart and signed by many academics including other CASE members and associates, Tania Burchardt, Kerris Cooper, John Hills, Abigail McKnight, Polly Vizard, Kate Summers, Susan Harkness and Glen Bramley. The letter appeared on the Independent and is available here.
News Posted: 30 June 2020      [Back to the Top]