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Ask Men

We Get Happier As We Get Older, Study Finds

A recent study from the London School of Economics and Political Science suggested that the ages of 23 and 69 are the best in terms of life satisfaction.

This article appeared in Ask Men on 26 August 2016. Link to article

Related Publications
Unmet Aspirations as an Explanation for the Age U-Shape in Human Wellbeing Hannes Schwandt, July 2013 Paper No' CEPDP1229

Related Links
Hannes Schwandt webpage
Wellbeing webpage

News Posted: 26/08/2016      [Back to the Top]

Herald Scotland

Agenda: Business has a key role to play in helping the next generation acquire the skills required to meet future challenges

...UK-wide, we have increased our school leaver intake by 47 per cent because we have already started to see the positive results that increased social mobility and diversity can have on both your bottom line and wider society. ... Recent research from the Centre for Economic Performance suggested that Britain has roughly the same levels of social mobility as the United States, but trails other nations with similar demographics and economic history, such as Canada, the Nordic countries and Germany. Even more concerning is the evidence that our standing in this field is heading in a downward trend.

This article was published online by the Herald Scotland on August 25, 2016
Link to article here

Related publications
Intergenerational Mobility in Europe and North America: A Report Supported by the Sutton Trust, Jo Blanden, Paul Gregg and Stephen Machin, Centre for Economic Performance Speical Report, April 2005
Social mobility in Britain: low and falling, Jo Blanden, Paul Gregg and Stephen Machin. Article in CentrePiece Volume 10, Issue 1, Spring 2005

Related links
Jo Blanden webpage
Stephen Machin webpage
Education and Skills Programme webpage

News Posted: 25/08/2016      [Back to the Top]

LBC Radio

Nick Ferrari

Dennis Novy was interviewed live on LBC radio with Nick Ferrari on 24 August 2016. The topic was Brexit and whether we should have a second referendum. The background was Owen Smith's announcement of having a second referendum if he were to become prime minister.

This interview was broadcast on LBC Radio on August 24, 2016
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Related links
Dennis Novy webpage
Trade Programme webpage

News Posted: 24/08/2016      [Back to the Top]

The Financial Times.com

Are universities worth it?

So the case for building more universities needs to rest on more prosaic grounds. A recent research paper by Anna Valero and John Van Reenen of the LSE takes a statistical look at universities around the world, asking whether they seem to boost their regional economies.

This article appeared in the Financial Times.com on 24 August 2016. Link to article

Related article
Growth multiplier: how university expansion increases national income, Anna Valero and John Van Reenen, LSE British Politics and Policy blog, March 24, 2016

Related publications
The Economic Impact of Universities: Evidence from Across the Globe, Anna Valero and John Van Reenen, Centre for Economic Performance Discussion Paper No.1444, August 2016

Related links
Anna Valero webpage
John Van Reenen webpage
Growth Programme webpage

News Posted: 24/08/2016      [Back to the Top]