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20 March 2020
Coronavirus fight shows the urgency of building a more co-operative culture
Fears of disrupting economic growth have cost lives, says happiness expert Professor Richard Layard. Read in full here.
06 March 2020
How An Unequal Industry Was Born
New research shows the seismic effect of television on the wages of actors, musicians and dancers.   
04 March 2020
Only Half of Self-Employed Workers Are Happy With Their Hours
  Only half of all self-employed workers are happy with their hours, according to new research that suggests that the current high levels of employment in the UK are masking significant under-employment among some workers.   The research, published by the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) at the London School of Economics, also finds less-educated young men working in the ‘gig economy’ – mostly delivery and private hire drivers – are the self-employed workers who are most likely to want conventional jobs. 
26 February 2020
Artificial Intelligence Could Help Protect Victims of Domestic Violence
New research shows how to predict repeat violent attacks, allowing police to target prevention work more accurately.
13 February 2020
New report finds decisive policy action could bring UK big opportunities from zero-emission and autonomous vehicles
Zero-emission and autonomous vehicles present significant growth potential for the UK, and diverse employment opportunities, according to a new report published today (13 February 2020). The report ‘Seizing sustainable growth opportunities from zero-carbon passenger vehicles in the UK’ finds that UK-based manufacturing of selected zero-emission and autonomous vehicle components could be worth £16.8 billion per year by 2030 and could sustain up to 80,000 jobs, but only with the right set of flexible policy measures, incentives and regulation. The report is the first in a series by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, and the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) both at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). The series will present the institutional and policy frameworks required to stimulate investments in innovation, infrastructure, skills and cities needed to return the UK to long-term and inclusive growth.
21 January 2020
The course that can make you happier than getting married or finding a job

New research launched today [1] has found that taking a happiness course in your local area can raise your life satisfaction by more than getting a long-term partner or finding employment. The “Exploring What Matters” course developed by the UK charity Action for Happiness - and backed by the Dalai Lama - has been evaluated by a randomised controlled trial (RCT) carried out by academic experts from the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics, the Wellbeing Research Centre at Oxford University and University College London as part of the evidence programme of the What Works Centre for Wellbeing.