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Sputnik News

Soft Power: This is how Chinese companies conquer Britain

According to estimates by the London School of Economics, Brexit will result in a 22 percent drop in direct investment into the British economy and a 3.4 percent drop in revenues.

This article was published online by Sputnik News on September 27, 2016
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Related publications
See the complete set of CEP Brexit Analysis research papers here

Related links
Swati Dhingra webpage
Hanwei Huang webpage
Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
Thomas Sampson webpage
John Van Reenen webpage
Trade Programme webpage
Growth Programme webpage



News Posted: 27/09/2016      [Back to the Top]

The East Anglian Times

Will you harm your child's academic progress if you buy them a new iPhone 7?

Last year, a study by the London School of Economics claimed schools where mobile phones were banned saw test scores rise by an average of 6%. Perhaps a study should look at the gains such a move could make when it comes to children's emotional well-being. I can't help thinking it would be worth more than 6%.

This article was published by The East Anglian Times on September 25, 2016
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Ipswich Star
Will you harm your child's academic progress if you buy them a new iPhone 7?

Related Publications
In brief ... Phone home: should mobiles be banned in schools?, Louis-Philippe Beland and Richard Murphy, CentrePiece Volume 20, Issue 1, Summer 2015"
Ill Communication: Technology, Distraction and Student Performance, Louis-Philippe Beland and Richard Murphy, Centre for Economic Performance Discussion Paper No.1350, May 2015

Related links
Richard Murphy webpage
Education and Skills Programme webpage



News Posted: 25/09/2016      [Back to the Top]

Vox

Distinctively different: a new approach to valuing architectural amenities

Article by Gabriel Ahlfeldt and Nancy Holman
Good architectural design is a public good, but economists and policymakers lack robust evidence on the impact of well designed architecture on location value when planning spaces. This column verifies the worth of preserving and designing good architectural spaces by analysing the changes in property prices across conservation and non-conservation areas in England. It finds that good design in buildings has a substantial positive impact on location value.

This article was published online by Vox on September 24, 2016
Link to article here

Related publications
Distinctively Different: A New Approach to Valuing Architectural Amenities, Gabriel M. Ahlfeldt and Nancy Holman, SERC/Urban Programme Discussion Paper No.171, February 2015

Related links
Gabriel Ahlfeldt webpage
Urban Programme webpage



News Posted: 24/09/2016      [Back to the Top]

The Economist

Little Londons

However, land regulation may play a bigger role. According to a recent paper by Christian Hilber and Wouter Vermeulen of the London School of Economics, alongside Greater London, scarcity of open, developable land is greatest in and around Birmingham and Manchester.

This article was published in The Economist on September 24, 2016
Link to article here

Related publications
The Impact of Supply Constraints on House Prices in England, Christian A. L. Hilber and Wouter Vermeulen, SERC/Urban Programme Discussion Paper No.119, September 2012

Related links
Christian Hilber webpage
Urban Programme webpage



News Posted: 24/09/2016      [Back to the Top]