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20 March 2019
FINLAND DOES IT AGAIN: Still the happiest country according to World Happiness Report 2019
The World Happiness Report 2019 launches today at the United Nations, ranking the happiness of people in 156 countries. Finland took the top spot for the second year in a row, while South Sudan ranked lowest. This year’s report also features work by experts at the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP), providing insight on how happiness influences voting patterns, and how big data can be used to predict happiness. Once again, the CEP’s Lord Richard Layard co-edited the report.
01 March 2019
LESSONS FROM ECONOMIC HISTORY: New research findings from the Centre for Economic Performance
New research reports from the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) at the London School of Economics are highlighted in the Spring 2019 CentrePiece magazine, which focuses on the theme of ‘lessons from economic history’. Among the findings:
25 February 2019
UK Government makes PSHE education compulsory, following CEP Trial
Education Secretary Damian Hinds announced today plans to make health, relationships and sex education universal in UK schools. This followed an announcement last year that the Department for Education would make physical and mental health lessons compulsory in schools from 2020. The plans come after the release of a new Physical, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education trial, evaluated by the CEP and LSE’s Lord Richard Layard, Professor Grace Lordan and Professor Alistair McGuire, that shows these subjects can be taught successfully and with substantial results.
11 February 2019
UK firms investing billions abroad because of Brexit
UK firms are voting with their money and offshoring new investments to the rest of the EU. The Brexit vote has led to a 12% increase in new foreign direct investment (FDI) projects by UK firms in EU countries – a total increase in foreign investment of £8.3 billion. A no-deal Brexit would further accelerate the outflow of investment from the UK.
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