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loveMONEY.com

Brexit would cost UK workers up to £5,000 a year - OECD

''Leaving the EU would impose a Brexit tax on generations to come,'' says OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria. ''Instead of funding public services, this tax would be a pure deadweight loss, with no economic benefit.''

This article was published online by loveMONEY.com on April 28, 2016
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CEP Event details
CEP Public Lecture on April 27, 2016: 'To Brexit or not to Brexit: a taxing question' given by Angel Gurria, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Moderator: Dr Thomas Sampson; Chair: Professor Lord Stern.
Download the speech here

Related publications
The BREXIT 2016 Policy Analysis Series from the Centre for Economic Performance can be found here

Related links
Thomas Sampson webpage
Growth Programme webpage
Trade Programme webpage



News Posted: 28/04/2016      [Back to the Top]

The World Weekly

OECD unveils damning Brexit verdict

The UK will pay a heavy price if it votes to leave the EU on June 23, the OECD, an economic forum of mainly rich countries, said on Wednesday. ''Our conclusion is unequivocal. The UK is much stronger as a part of Europe, and Europe is much stronger with the UK as a driving force,'' Secretary General Angel Gurria said at the London School of Economics, where he presented his organisation's assessment of the consequences of Brexit.

The report is marginally more optimistic about the long-term economic impact of Brexit than the UK's finance ministry and the LSE's Centre for Economic Performance. It is slightly more pessimistic than papers by Oxford Economics, a consultancy, and Open Europe, a think-tank.

This article was published online by The World Weekly on April 27, 2016
Link to article here

CEP Event details
CEP Public Lecture on April 27, 2016: 'To Brexit or not to Brexit: a taxing question' given by Angel Gurria, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Moderator: Dr Thomas Sampson; Chair: Professor Lord Stern.
Download the speech here

Related publications
The BREXIT 2016 Policy Analysis Series from the Centre for Economic Performance can be found here

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



News Posted: 27/04/2016      [Back to the Top]

The Washington Post

Leaving the European Union could cost every British family a month's pay, new report says

Less than two months before Britain's historic vote over whether to remain in the European Union, voters remain deeply divided over the decision. But among economists, there is little question that a so-called Brexit would be costly. The latest analysis was released Wednesday morning by the influential Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. It estimated the United Kingdom's economy would be 3 percent smaller in 2020 if Britain leaves the E.U., damaging consumer confidence, discouraging business investment and unleashing a new era of uncertainty in the financial center of Europe. The OECD's estimates echo recent analysis by the U.K. Treasury and the London School of Economics on the cost of Brexit. Even the think tank Open Europe, which has been more skeptical of the benefits of the E.U., has forecast a 2.2 percent hit to the U.K. economy by 2030 in its worst-case scenario.

This article was published by The Washington Post on April 27, 2016
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CEP Event details
CEP Public Lecture on April 27, 2016: 'To Brexit or not to Brexit: a taxing question' given by Angel Gurria, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Moderator: Dr Thomas Sampson; Chair: Professor Lord Stern.
Download the speech here

Related publications
The BREXIT 2016 Policy Analysis Series from the Centre for Economic Performance can be found here

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



News Posted: 27/04/2016      [Back to the Top]

The New York Times

OECD's Gurria-No Economic Upside for UK from Brexit

The head of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development said on Wednesday that he saw no potential benefits for the British economy if voters decide to leave the European Union at a referendum in June. Angel Gurria said a new OECD report showed a hit to British economic growth under all scenarios if the country left the EU compared with a decision to stay in the bloc. ''The best outcome is still worse than remaining and the worst outcomes are very bad indeed,'' he said in a speech at the London School of Economics as the OECD published its report on the impact of a so-called Brexit.

This article was published online by The New York Times on April 27, 2016
Link to article here

CEP Event details
CEP Public Lecture on April 27, 2016: 'To Brexit or not to Brexit: a taxing question' given by Angel Gurria, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Moderator: Dr Thomas Sampson; Chair: Professor Lord Stern.
Download the speech here

Related publications
The BREXIT 2016 Policy Analysis Series from the Centre for Economic Performance can be found here

Related links
Thomas Sampson webpage
Growth Programme webpage
Trade Programme webpage



News Posted: 27/04/2016      [Back to the Top]

The Guardian

Brexit would cost UK households £2,200 by 2020, says OECD

Thinktank predicts leaving EU would lead to damaging trade barriers and immigration slowdown, with limited economic benefits
Angel Gurria, secretary-general of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, said future generations would pay the price of Brexit as he launched a report showing that departure would impose a ''persistent and rising shock'' on the economy. ''The UK is much stronger as a part of Europe, and Europe is much stronger with the UK as a driving force'', Gurria said in a speech at the London School of Economics. ''There is no upside for the UK in Brexit. Only costs that can be avoided and advantages to be seized by remaining in Europe. No one should have to pay the Brexit tax.''

This article was published by the Guardian on April 27, 2016
Link to article here

CEP Event details
CEP Public Lecture on April 27, 2016: 'To Brexit or not to Brexit: a taxing question' given by Angel Gurria, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Moderator: Dr Thomas Sampson; Chair: Professor Lord Stern.
Download the speech here

Related publications
The BREXIT 2016 Policy Analysis Series from the Centre for Economic Performance can be found here

Related links
Thomas Sampson webpage
Growth Programme webpage
Trade Programme webpage



News Posted: 27/04/2016      [Back to the Top]

The Financial Times

Brexit sparks outbreak of agreement among economists

There is a long-running joke that if you laid all the world's economists end to end they would never reach a conclusion. But the debate over whether the UK should leave the EU is generating more consensus in the dismal science than almost any other recent issue.

Economists believe it would probably hurt Britain's economy. They differ on their modelling techniques and their estimates of the extent of the cost to UK households, but those are small differences relative to the normal level of disagreement in the profession.

The OECD's central assessment is that Brexit would cause immediate damage to confidence and longer-term structural harm because of the benefits Britain derives from trade with the EU, foreign direct investment, managerial competence and access to skilled workers. Its central estimate is that gross domestic product would be 5 per cent lower than if Britain remained in the EU, with a range of a 2.7 to a 7.5 per cent hit to GDP. All of these are significant. These figures put the organisation very close to the Treasury's estimate of a 6.2 per cent GDP reduction. They are higher than the forecasts from the CBI business lobby, and Oxford Economics and lower than the London School of Economics estimate of up to 9.5 per cent.

This article was published by The Financial Times on April 27, 2016
Link to article here

Related publications
The BREXIT 2016 Policy Analysis Series from the Centre for Economic Performance can be found here

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



News Posted: 27/04/2016      [Back to the Top]

The Yorkshire Post

Obama's arrival in UK brings a boost for the Remain campaign

US PRESIDENT Barack Obama is expected to give a major boost to the Remain campaign tomorrow by backing David Cameron's call for Britain to stay in the European Union.
Earlier this week the Treasury published analysis suggesting Britain's departure from the European Union would cost households on average £4,300 a year. ... The Treasury forecast suggests Britain's GDP would be cut by 6.2 per cent but economists at the LSEs Centre for Economic Performance put the figure at between 6.3 and 9.5 per cent. Swati Dhingra, from the LSE, said: "The Treasury Report looks at the realistic options the UK will face after Brexit - and the cost of each. It takes a conservative approach to the potential costs."

This article was published online by The Yorkshire Post on April 21, 2016
Link to article here

Related publications
The BREXIT 2016 Policy Analysis Series from the Centre for Economic Performance can be found here

Related links
Swati Dhingra webpage
Trade Programme webpage



News Posted: 21/04/2016      [Back to the Top]

Financial Times

Free Lunch: Sizing up Little England

This is well illustrated by the excellent Brexit study from the LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance, which we reported last month.

This article appeared in the Financial Times on 18 April 2016. Link to article

Related publications
The impact of Brexit on foreign investment in the UK, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP Brexit Analysis No.03, April 2016
Life after Brexit : What are the UK's options outside the European Union?, Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson, CEP Brexit Analysis No.02, February 2016
The consequences of Brexit for UK trade and living standards, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP Brexit Analysis No.01, March 2016

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



News Posted: 19/04/2016      [Back to the Top]

LSE Business Review

Better location could lead to a 20-50% increase in wind farm profitability

Investors who strongly favour green energy make less thorough location searches, writes Yatang Lin
Wind power is becoming an increasingly important part of the US energy mix, taking up more than four per cent of the total electricity generation as of 2014 and growing by 25.8 per cent annually for the past decade. But have we been able to put the wind turbines in the right locations? It is widely acknowledged that the economic efficiency and environmental benefits of wind farms critically rely on proper siting. For instance, wind turbines should be located in places with strong and stable wind, reasonably good access to transmission lines and high demand for electricity. In my recent research, I look at the location efficiency of wind power projects across the continental US by comparing the current distribution of wind farms to an ideal profit-maximising scenario and investigate the factors that might contribute to it.

This article was published by the LSE Business Review blog on April 19, 2016
Link to article here

Related publications
'Where Does the Wind Blow? Green preferences and spatial misallocation in the renewable energy sector', Yatang Lin,forthcoming Centre for Economic Performance Discussion Paper No.1424, April 2016.

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Yatang Lin webpage
Trade Programme webpage



News Posted: 19/04/2016      [Back to the Top]

The New York Times

Factbox: How did Osborne calculate his 'Brexit hit' for households?

British finance minister George Osborne said on Monday that a vote to leave the European Union could cost each household 4,300 pounds ($6,100) a year by the early 2030s.

Following is a look at how he reached this conclusion:
Few studies have looked at the long-term impact on productivity caused by a loss of trade. One, by the London School of Economics, suggested that if Britain reached a trade deal with the EU similar to Norway's, GDP would be 6.3 percent to 9.5 percent lower after 10 years, twice the hit assumed by the finance ministry.

This article was published online by The New York Times on April 18, 2016
Link to article here

Related publications
The BREXIT 2016 Policy Analysis Series from the Centre for Economic Performance can be found here

Related links
John Van Reenen webpage
Growth Programme webpage
Trade Programme webpage



News Posted: 18/04/2016      [Back to the Top]

The Economist

A Treasury analysis suggests the costs of Brexit would be high

THERE is much dispute in the Brexit debate over the economic effects of leaving the EU. Even Brexiteers accept that there would be some short-term costs from uncertainty, but they claim that in the long run Britain could still be better off. Most objective economic studies disagree, finding that there would be long-term costs as well. On April 18th the Treasury weighed in with a 200-page analysis. Its conclusion is that they will be high: the central estimate touted by George Osborne, the chancellor, is that GDP may be 6.2% lower than it would otherwise have been by 2030, an annual cost that he reckons works out at some £4,300 ($6,000) per household. ... The Treasury's numbers are bigger than those in some other recent studies, but that is mainly because they include the dynamic effects on productivity. A similar dynamic study by researchers at the Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics (LSE), came up with even bigger losses. To the disgust of Brexiteers, the Treasury agrees with the Bank of England that the benefits of EU membership considerably outweigh the costs. And it dismisses the possibility of a boost from less regulation in a post-Brexit world by pointing out that Britain is relatively lightly regulated already.

This article was published by The Economist on April 18, 2016
Link to article here

Related publications
The impact of Brexit on foreign investment in the UK, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP Brexit Analysis No.03, April 2016
Life after Brexit : What are the UK's options outside the European Union?, Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson, CEP Brexit Analysis No.02, February 2016
The consequences of Brexit for UK trade and living standards, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP Brexit Analysis No.01, March 2016

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



News Posted: 18/04/2016      [Back to the Top]

The Telegraph

EU referendum: George Osborne says tax hike needed to cover £36bn Brexit black hole

And secondly, actually the precise costs are difficult to estimate. But if you look at the range of things that have come out of places like the London School of Economics this is broadly in that range, perhaps a little bit above the average, but it’s not out of line with what many independent forecasters are suggesting.

This article appeared in The Telegraph on 18 April 2016. Link to article

Related publications
The impact of Brexit on foreign investment in the UK, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP Brexit Analysis No.03, April 2016
Life after Brexit : What are the UK's options outside the European Union?, Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson, CEP Brexit Analysis No.02, February 2016
The consequences of Brexit for UK trade and living standards, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP Brexit Analysis No.01, March 2016

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



News Posted: 18/04/2016      [Back to the Top]

HM Government

HM Treasury analysis: the long-term economic impact of EU membership and the alternatives

The Treasury's 200-page Brexit analysis was published on April 17, 2016. The analysis referred to the Centre for Economic Performance's Brexit Analysis Series.
    A recent study by the London School of Economics (LSE) Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) finds that, controlling for many other factors, FDI to the UK would be about 22% lower following the UK leaving the EU.
    The LSE's Centre for Economic Performance has noted: ''It is unclear whether there are substantial regulatory benefits from Brexit. The UK already has one of the OECD's least regulated product and labour markets. 'Big ticket' savings are supposedly from abolition of the Renewable Energy Strategy and the Working Time Directive (WTD)145 - both of which receive considerable domestic political support in the UK''.
    Given the weight of the evidence, including the recent study by the LSE's Centre for Economic Performance (CEP), a modelling assumption for an effect on non-EU FDI flows has been made to ensure the impact on total FDI inflows into the UK is captured as a result of leaving the EU in all the alternatives. In terms of the modelling, the analysis has made an assumption that the impact of EU membership on non-EU FDI flows is the same as for EU FDI flows.
    Recent empirical evidence from the LSE's Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) (2016) also finds that EU membership has a significant impact on both EU and non-EU FDI flows.

Link to the Treasury Report here

Related publications
The impact of Brexit on foreign investment in the UK, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP Brexit Analysis No.03, April 2016
Life after Brexit : What are the UK's options outside the European Union?, Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson, CEP Brexit Analysis No.02, February 2016
The consequences of Brexit for UK trade and living standards, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP Brexit Analysis No.01, March 2016

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



News Posted: 18/04/2016      [Back to the Top]

BBC News Online

Reality Check: Would Brexit cost your family £4,300?

If what you care about is economic modelling, then this is a perfectly respectable piece of modelling, following broadly similar methodology to the one from the Centre for Economic Performance, although headlining the figure taking into account dynamic effects rather than static ones (dynamic models include changes that happen over time such as trade increasing competition or efficiency).

This article appeared in BBC News Online on 18 April 2016. Link to article

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The impact of Brexit on foreign investment in the UK Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen April 2016
The consequences of Brexit for UK trade and living standards Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen March 2016
Life after Brexit: What are the UK's options outside the European Union? Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson, CEP Brexit Analysis No.01, February 2016

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Swati Dhingra webpage
Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
John Van Reenen webpage
Thomas Sampson webpage
Trade Programme webpage
Growth Programme webpage

News Posted: 18/04/2016      [Back to the Top]

Bloomberg

World's Biggest Miner Says Brexit Would Harm China View of U.K.

Foreign direct investment in Britain could decline by 22 percent if voters choose to leave the EU, reducing incomes by about 3.4 percent, according to research for the London School of Economics Centre for Economic Performance published on Friday.

This article appeared on Bloomberg on 17 April 2016. Link to article

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The impact of Brexit on foreign investment in the UK, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP Brexit Analysis No.03, April 2016
Life after Brexit : What are the UK's options outside the European Union?, Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson, CEP Brexit Analysis No.02, February 2016
The consequences of Brexit for UK trade and living standards, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP Brexit Analysis No.01, March 2016

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



News Posted: 17/04/2016      [Back to the Top]

The Financial Times

UK Economy: Nuts and bolts of Treasury's view of Brexit

The Treasury will publish details of its long-term economic assessment of EU membership on Britain's economy and prosperity on Monday, but the approach the Treasury has taken is clear from a George Osborne article in the Times. ... The Treasury's work is similar to the dynamic model of the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics, the most complete academic analysis of Brexit to date.

This article was published by The Financial Times on April 17, 2016
Link to article here

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The impact of Brexit on foreign investment in the UK, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP Brexit Analysis No.03, April 2016
Life after Brexit : What are the UK's options outside the European Union?, Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson, CEP Brexit Analysis No.02, February 2016
The consequences of Brexit for UK trade and living standards, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP Brexit Analysis No.01, March 2016

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



News Posted: 17/04/2016      [Back to the Top]

Business Insider India

Britain's doomsday Brexit scenario could wipe £173 billion off the economy

The report from LSE's Centre for Economic Performance argues that in the longer term the impact of Brexit on foreign direct investment into the UK, and international trade could end up costing British households around £6,400 per year. The report says "that leaving the EU and joining EEA would reduce UK income per capita by between 6.3% and 9.5% (£4,200 to £6,400 per household per year)."

This article appeared in Business Insider India on 15 April 2016. Link to article

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The impact of Brexit on foreign investment in the UK, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP Brexit Analysis No.03, April 2016
Life after Brexit : What are the UK's options outside the European Union?, Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson, CEP Brexit Analysis No.02, February 2016
The consequences of Brexit for UK trade and living standards, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP Brexit Analysis No.01, March 2016

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



News Posted: 15/04/2016      [Back to the Top]

Chicago Tribune Online

Osborne warns of Brexit cost as leading economies raise concerns

Research for the London School of Economics Centre for Economic Performance, published on Friday, estimated that foreign direct investment in Britain could decline by 22 percent if voters choose to leave the EU, reducing incomes by about 3.4 percent. The analysis, carried out by Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, found that reduced access to the single market, complexities in coordination between headquarters and local branch offices and uncertainty over trade agreements with the EU would deter investors.

This article appeared in the Chicago Tribune on 15 April 2016. Link to article

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The impact of Brexit on foreign investment in the UK, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP Brexit Analysis No.03, April 2016
Life after Brexit : What are the UK's options outside the European Union?, Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson, CEP Brexit Analysis No.02, February 2016
The consequences of Brexit for UK trade and living standards, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP Brexit Analysis No.01, March 2016

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



News Posted: 15/04/2016      [Back to the Top]

LSE Press Office

The impact of Brexit on foreign investment in the UK

Leaving the European Union would reduce flows of foreign direct investment (FDI) into the UK by more than a fifth, damaging productivity and lowering people's incomes, according to new research released today by LSE's Centre for Economic Performance(CEP).

This press release was published by LSE's Press Office on April 15, 2016
Link to article here

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The impact of Brexit on foreign investment in the UK, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP Brexit Analysis No.03, April 2016
See the complete CEP Brexit Analysis Series here

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



News Posted: 15/04/2016      [Back to the Top]

The Conversation

Fact Check special: government leaflet that makes case for Britain staying in the EU

Article by Swati Dhingra
The Fact Check rightly raises two issues – what’s the alternative to membership and the vision for membership in the future, and has the government’s leaflet done enough to address the rhetoric around Brexit. Brexit would buy Britain greater economic sovereignty, but this will come at a cost of reduced trade, investments and incomes. Britain would be unlikely to get a special deal that maintained market access without conceding substantial economic freedom.

This article apperaed on the Conversation on 15 April 2016. Link to article

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The impact of Brexit on foreign investment in the UK, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP Brexit Analysis No.03, April 2016
Life after Brexit : What are the UK's options outside the European Union?, Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson, CEP Brexit Analysis No.02, February 2016
The consequences of Brexit for UK trade and living standards, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP Brexit Analysis No.01, March 2016

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



News Posted: 15/04/2016      [Back to the Top]

Financial Times

Brexit would cut foreign direct investment by fifth, report says

Economists at the Centre for Economic Performance, based at the London School of Economics, calculate that reduced new foreign direct investment would have a much larger impact on UK national income than its earlier estimation of losses due to lower trade, writes Emily Cadman. Thomas Sampson, one of the authors, said that it was “‘pie in the sky” to think that a free trade deal with the EU like the Swiss or Canadian arrangements – which have been cited by proponents of Brexit as possible options – would resolve the FDI problem.

This article appeared in The Financial Times on 15 April 2016.
Link to article here

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The consequences of Brexit for UK trade and living standards Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP Brexit Analysis No.02, March 2016
Life after Brexit: What are the UK's options outside the European Union?, Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson, CEP Brexit Analysis No.01, February 2016

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Swati Dhingra webpage
Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
John Van Reenen webpage
Thomas Sampson webpage
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Growth Programme webpage

News Posted: 15/04/2016      [Back to the Top]

BBC News

EU Referendum – Reality Check: Would Brexit cost your family £850 a year?

A leaflet being sent out by Britain Stronger in Europe says: ''Jobs at risk, higher prices and your family worse off by at least £850 a year if we leave Europe.'' Is that figure true?
The £850 per household figure is the optimistic end of a forecast from the well-respected Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) at the London School of Economics. The CEP is predicting a 1.3% to 2.6% fall in GDP, which is the value of everything produced in the economy, currently about £1.8tn a year. Take 1.3% of that and divide by the 27 million households in the UK and you have your answer.

This article was published online by BBC News on April 13, 2016
Link to article here

Related publications
The consequences of Brexit for UK trade and living standards, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP Brexit Analysis No.2, March 2016.
Download the accompanying Technical Paper here
See the complete CEP Brexit Analysis Series here

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



News Posted: 13/04/2016      [Back to the Top]

Euro Insight

Op-Ed: Those who champion Brexit should rewind 40 years

Article by Swati Dhingra
Like the Out campaigners of the 1970s, Brexit supporters believe EU membership is bad for British workers and the British economy but the data tells another story

This article was published online by Euro Insight on April 12, 2016
Link to article here

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See the complete CEP Brexit Analysis Series here

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Swati Dhingra webpage
Trade Programme webpage



News Posted: 12/04/2016      [Back to the Top]

Obserwator Financsowy (Poland)

Brexit wplynie na brytyjski handel i poziom zycia

Brexit will affect British trade and living standards
Article by Swati Dhingra, Hanwei Huang, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen
Smaller turnover in foreign trade in the wake of weaker integration with EU countries will cost the British economy far more than the United Kingdom would gain as a result of paying smaller sums into the EU budget. What economic impact will result in an instance of the EU? This question belongs among the most important issues raised in the debate about Brexit. The authors of some of the publications answer by analyzing what changed in EU countries after joining the Federation.

This article was published by Obserwator Financwowy (Poland) on April 12, 2016
Link to article here

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This article was originally published online by VOX on April 4, 2016. Link to article here

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The consequences of Brexit for UK trade and living standards, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP Brexit Analysis No.2, March 2016.
Download the accompanying Technical Paper here
See the complete CEP Brexit Analysis Series here

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



News Posted: 12/04/2016      [Back to the Top]

ITV News

ITV Report: Finding the facts: the truth behind the referendum claims on the UK economy

There is a wide consensus that leaving the EU would come at some economic cost. For example, every year the Financial Times surveys a group of over 100 economists. Similarly, a recent gathering of economists at the Royal Economic Society also expressed support for staying in the EU. The FT also reviewed three recently published studies, by the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics, Price Waterhouse Coopers for the CBI, and the consultancy Oxford Economics, which support this view.

This article was published by ITV News as an ITV Report on April 11, 2016
Link to article here

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The Consequences of Brexit for UK Trade and Living Standards, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP Brexit Analysis No.02, March 2016
Life after Brexit: What are the UK's options outside the European Union?, Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson, CEP Brexit Analysis No.01, February 2016

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News Posted: 11/04/2016      [Back to the Top]

New Boston Post

The economics of self-confidence

In fact, self-confidence might play a strong role in who migrates into major metropolitan areas, according to a study, authored by economists Jorge De la Roca of the University of Southern California, Gianmarco Ottaviano of the London School of Economics, and Diego Puga of the Center for Monetary and Financial Studies in Madrid

This article appeared in the New Boston Post on 7 April 2016. Link to article

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Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
Trade Programme webpage

News Posted: 07/04/2016      [Back to the Top]

Daily Mail

You'll be hardest hit if we quit the EU, PM will warn young voters: David Cameron to tell 18 to 34-year-olds that opportunities for work, study and travel will suffer if Britain decides to leave

He will add that a broad range of experts, including the Bank of England and the London School of Economics, agree that the country's economy would suffer as a direct consequence of leaving the EU.

This article appeared in the Daily Mail on 7 April 2016 Link to article

Related publications
The Consequences of Brexit for UK Trade and Living Standards, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP Brexit Analysis No.02, March 2016
Life after Brexit: What are the UK's options outside the European Union?, Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson, CEP Brexit Analysis No.01, February 2016

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Swati Dhingra webpage
Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
Thomas Sampson webpage
John Van Reenen webpage
Trade Programme webpage
Growth Programme webpage

News Posted: 07/04/2016      [Back to the Top]

CEP Press Release

Dr Swati Dhingra shortlisted in public service category of Asian Women of Achievement Awards

Swati Dhingra, Assistant Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Senior Lecturer with the Trade Programme at the Centre for Economic Performance (LSE), is among the final shortlist for the 2016 Asian Women of Achievement Awards. She has been nominated in the public service category. The Awards - now in their 17th year - cut across UK business, entrepreneurs, sports and community, recognising both high-achieving and high-potential women.

The CEP news item was released on April 7, 2016
Link to the press release here

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Swati Dhingra webpage
Trade Programme webpage
Swati Dhingra CEP publications webpage



News Posted: 07/04/2016      [Back to the Top]

The Conversation

Why claims that Scotland would save £1.5bn out of EU are disingenuous

Estimating the wider economic costs of Brexit on the UK and Scotland is subject to significant uncertainty, of course. It requires assumptions about how the UK’s relationship with the EU would evolve -– what sort of tariff or non-tariff barriers to trade might exist, for example – as well as how Britain’s trading relationship with non-EU countries might change. Three reports have recently tried to do this, produced by the London School of Economics, Oxford Economics and the CBI. They use different methodologies and each run a number of scenarios using different assumptions. Although there is a lot of uncertainty around the results, all three estimate that Brexit would impose economic costs on the UK.

This article appeared on The Conversation on 6 April 2016. Link to article

Related publications
The consequences of Brexit for UK trade and living standards Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen March 2016
Life after Brexit: What are the UK's options outside the European Union?, Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson, CEP Brexit Analysis No.01, February 2016

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Swati Dhingra webpage
Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
John Van Reenen webpage
Thomas Sampson webpage
Trade Programme webpage
Growth Programme webpage

News Posted: 06/04/2016      [Back to the Top]

The Conversation

Why claims that Scotland would save £1.5bn out of EU are disingenuous

Estimating the wider economic costs of Brexit on the UK and Scotland is subject to significant uncertainty, of course. It requires assumptions about how the UK’s relationship with the EU would evolve -– what sort of tariff or non-tariff barriers to trade might exist, for example – as well as how Britain’s trading relationship with non-EU countries might change. Three reports have recently tried to do this, produced by the London School of Economics, Oxford Economics and the CBI. They use different methodologies and each run a number of scenarios using different assumptions. Although there is a lot of uncertainty around the results, all three estimate that Brexit would impose economic costs on the UK.

This article appeared on The Conversation on 6 April 2016. Link to article

Related publications
The consequences of Brexit for UK trade and living standards Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen March 2016
Life after Brexit: What are the UK's options outside the European Union?, Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson, CEP Brexit Analysis No.01, February 2016

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Swati Dhingra webpage
Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
John Van Reenen webpage
Thomas Sampson webpage
Trade Programme webpage
Growth Programme webpage

News Posted: 06/04/2016      [Back to the Top]

The Guardian

How would Brexit affect finance for SMEs?

Swati Dhingra
Assistant professor at the department of economics at the London School of Economics and co-author of Life after Brexit: what are the UK’s options outside the European Union?
One of the four basic freedoms of the EU is free movement of capital, which enables firms to invest in other European companies and to raise money in EU member countries. But the option of raising capital abroad is typically beyond the capacity of most SMEs, who instead rely on banks and government bodies for external finance

This article appeared in the Guardian on 5 April 2016 Link to article

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The consequences of Brexit for UK trade and living standards Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen March 2016
Life after Brexit: What are the UK's options outside the European Union? Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson, CEP Brexit Analysis No.01, February 2016

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Swati Dhingra webpage
Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
John Van Reenen webpage
Thomas Sampson webpage
Trade Programme webpage
Growth Programme webpage

News Posted: 05/04/2016      [Back to the Top]

The Irish Times

Irish food industry knows how to survive a Brexit

When it comes to the idea of a British exit from the European Union (Brexit), there seems to be widespread fear among food industry leaders here. A recently published study by the London School of Economics concludes that Ireland will “suffer the largest proportional losses” of any country after Britain, due to the interdependency of our economies, if Brexit happens.

This article appeared in the Irish Times on 4 April 2016. Link to article

Related publications
The consequences of Brexit for UK trade and living standards, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP Brexit Analysis No.02, March 2016
Life after Brexit: What are the UK's options outside the European Union?, Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson, CEP Brexit Analysis No.01, February 2016

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Swati Dhingra webpage
Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
John Van Reenen webpage
Thomas Sampson webpage
Trade Programme webpage
Growth Programme webpage


News Posted: 04/04/2016      [Back to the Top]

VOX

The consequences of Brexit for UK trade and living standards

Article by Swati, Dhingra, Hanwei Huang, Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen
The economic consequences of leaving the EU are at the heart of the Brexit debate. This column studies how changes in trade and fiscal transfers to the EU following Brexit would affect living standards in the UK. Across a range of scenarios, Brexit leads to lower income per capita, but the magnitude of the loss depends on what trade policies the UK adopts post-Brexit. To minimise the economic costs of Brexit, the UK would have to remain closely integrated into the Single Market.

This article was published online by the VOX on April 4, 2016
Link to article here

Related publications
The consequences of Brexit for UK trade and living standards, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP Brexit Analysis No.2, March 2016.
Download the accompanying Technical Paper here
See the complete CEP Brexit Analysis Series 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: 04/04/2016      [Back to the Top]

Business Standard

Swati Dhingra: Avert raw deal on EU-India trade pact

Article by Swati Dhingra
Last week's Brussels visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has started speculations that there will now be a renewed push for talks on the stalled EU-India broad-based trade and investment agreement (BTIA). The European Union (EU) is India's biggest trade and investment partner, so it could potentially be a good boost to the Indian economy. But the proposed agreement is one-sided, and will harm India's economic interests unless India negotiates harder. The analogy is that India is picking up the tab for the hotel room and the EU is just paying for the internet charges during the stay.

This article was published online by Business Standard on April 4, 2016
Link to article here

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Swati Dhingra webpage
Trade Programme webpage



News Posted: 04/04/2016      [Back to the Top]

The Boston Globe

Uncertain economics influence 'Brexit' talk

The Center for Economic Performance, at the London School of Economics, which sees itself neutral, says the worst-case scenario in the event of a vote to leave the bloc is a 6.3 percent to 9.5 percent reduction in GDP, ''a loss of a similar size to that resulting from the global financial crisis of 2008/09.'' The best case, it suggests, is a loss of 2.2 percent of GDP, with the European Union imposing costs on Britain for leaving, and to discourage others from doing so.

This article was published by The Boston Globe (USA) on April 2, 2016
Link to article here

Related publications
See the complete CEP Brexit Analysis Series here

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



News Posted: 02/04/2016      [Back to the Top]

Emirates Business

Brexit risk puts services firms in crosshairs

A vote to leave the European Union in the June 23 referendum could hamper efforts to make it easier and cheaper to do business in the bloc, potentially costing service providers billions of pounds, analysts and trade experts warn. ''We would lose our voice in how changes in regulation were designed, and we would lose our ability to try and push for more integration,'' said Thomas Sampson, a trade specialist at the London School of Economics. ''As a major exporter of services to the rest of the EU, the U.K. would stand to gain a lot from completion of the single market in services.''

This article was published online by Emirates Business on April 1, 2016
Link to article here

Related publications
Life after Brexit : What are the UK's options outside the European Union?, Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson, CEP Brexit Analysis No.02, February 2016
The consequences of Brexit for UK trade and living standards, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP Brexit Analysis No.01, March 2016

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Thomas Sampson webpage
Trade Programme webpage



News Posted: 01/04/2016      [Back to the Top]

City AM

EU referendum: British households save £200 per year thanks to EU free trade agreements - new London School of Economics (LSE) study

British households save £200 per year thanks to European Union free trade agreements, according to a new report out today from the London School of Economics. The study from the LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance says British families will benefit from more savings from planned EU trade agreements with the US and Japan, worth an additional £238 for each UK household.

This article appeared in City AM on 31 March 2016. Link to article

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The consequences of Brexit for UK trade and living standards Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen March 2016
Life after Brexit: What are the UK's options outside the European Union?, Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson, CEP Brexit Analysis No.01, February 2016

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Swati Dhingra webpage
Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
John Van Reenen webpage
Thomas Sampson webpage
Trade Programme webpage
Growth Programme webpage


News Posted: 31/03/2016      [Back to the Top]

VOX

Royal Economic Society's panel on Brexit

On 23 June, the UK will decide whether or not to leave the EU. While the general population is divided on the issue, the overall consensus among economists at a session on Brexit at the Royal Economic Society's annual conference was that Britons should vote to stay in the EU. This column presents the views of the four panellists at the session on the trade implications and the economic and political economy costs of Brexit.

The four panellists at the session, titled ''Brexit?'', offered reasons for the apparent consensus (aside from the number of European economists in the room). Brexiteers argue that by leaving the EU, the UK could regain control over its economic policy, and negotiate a new, better trade deal with Europe.

John Van Reenen (London School of Economics) outlined just how much he thought Brexit would hurt the British economy. Although it would bring some economic gains, in the form of a lower fiscal contribution to the EU (around 0.3% of GDP) and slightly boosted growth from stripping away some regulations, these would not outweigh the economic costs. After accounting for the loss of trade with the EU, lower foreign direct investment and lower immigration, he reckoned that GDP would be between 1.3% and 2.6% of GDP lower (£850 - £1,700 per household in Britain, per year), rising to between 6.3% and 9.5% after accounting for the dynamic effects of Brexit on productivity (Dhingra et al. 2016).

Next, Swati Dhingra (London School of Economics) delved into the detail of the economic costs associated with Brexit. Immigration boosts productivity by allowing workers to sort efficiently into the right jobs (Di Giovanni et al. 2014), and 3 immigrants from the EEA make a positive contribution to the UK public finances (Dustmann and Frattini 2014), so curbs on immigration would be costly. Fears that immigration hurts employment among natives also seem misplaced (Wadsworth 2015). Bruno et al. (2016) found that joining the EU boosted inward flows of FDI by around 20% once a country joined the EU. On the assumption that leaving the EU would reduce them by as much, and combined with estimates from a cross-country growth regression, Dhingra calculated that households would lose out by at least £453 per year on average from the loss of FDI. Dhingra also explored whether Britain would be able to negotiate better trade deals with non-EU trade blocs outside of the EU.

This article was published by VOX on March 30, 2016
Link to article here

Related publications
The Consequences of Brexit for UK Trade and Living Standards, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP Brexit Analysis No.02, March 2016
Life after Brexit: What are the UK's options outside the European Union?, Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson, CEP Brexit Analysis No.01, February 2016

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Swati Dhingra webpage
John Van Reenen webpage
Trade Programme webpage
Growth Programme webpage



News Posted: 30/03/2016      [Back to the Top]

European Politics and Policy Blog

India is getting a raw deal on the EU-India Trade Agreement, Article by Swati Dhingra

The public debate on the EU-India BTIA is all about Indian tariff reductions on automobiles and greater access to trade in information technology (IT) services for Indian IT professionals in the EU. But going by the documents that can be accessed (more transparency would be nice), these issues are dwarfed by two main areas – investor rights and agricultural imports – where India will be tying its hands if it signs the proposed agreement.

This article appeared on the European Politics and Policy Blog on 29 March 2016. Link to article

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Swati Dhingra webpage
Trade Programme webpage

News Posted: 29/03/2016      [Back to the Top]

The Guardian

NHS would be put under threat by Brexit, says Jeremy Hunt

Hunt argues that, with the NHS budget already under huge pressure, funding levels can only be maintained if the British economy remains strong. He cites a series of economic surveys, including from the CBI, the London School of Economics and Oxford Economics, as evidence of the adverse impact of an exit on the UK economy and the government's ability to stick to high levels of funding for public services.

This article was published by the Guardian online on March 26, 2016
Link to article here

Related publications
The consequences of Brexit for UK trade and living standards, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP Brexit Analysis No.02, March 2016
Life after Brexit: What are the UK's options outside the European Union?, Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson, CEP Brexit Analysis No.01, February 2016

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Swati Dhingra webpage
Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
John Van Reenen webpage
Thomas Sampson webpage
Trade Programme webpage
Growth Programme webpage



News Posted: 26/03/2016      [Back to the Top]

LSE Communications blog

Ten years on, how are universities using twitter to engage with their communities? #LoveTwitter LSE Round-Up

Amy Mollett, Social Media Manager, rounds up how LSE currently uses Twitter for sharing research, interacting with students and alumni, and promoting events. She also looks at what the future of academic social media might look like. For #LoveTwitter day she digs into the altmetrics and shares the most tweeted about pieces of LSE research.

Research and Twitter at LSE
We also have Department feeds and our own official @LSENews and @LSEalumni accounts that keep students and our community up to date about achievements and new research. Research is proving to be an area around which we're seeing increased engagement; we know there are lots of conversations going on all around the world about LSE-authored research and we get involved with those when it makes sense. A recent example is the interest in the CEP report on the consequences of Brexit for UK trade and living standards.

This article was published online in the LSE Communications blog on March 24, 2016
Link to article here

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CEP BREXIT Analysis Series webpage
See CEP on Twitter @CEP_LSE and use #CEPbrexit

News Posted: 24/03/2016      [Back to the Top]

City A.M

The economic case against Brexit is stacking up fast

Over the last week alone, there have been two further studies – from Oxford and London School of Economics –which show that a vote to leave is a vote for a less prosperous UK.

This article appeared in City A.M. on 23 March 2016. Link to article

Related publications
The consequences of Brexit for UK trade and living standards Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen March 2016
Life after Brexit: What are the UK's options outside the European Union?, Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson, CEP Brexit Analysis No.01, February 2016

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Swati Dhingra webpage
Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
John Van Reenen webpage
Thomas Sampson webpage
Trade Programme webpage
Growth Programme webpage

News Posted: 23/03/2016      [Back to the Top]

The Financial Times

Is Britain better off outside the EU?

Is Britain better off outside the EU? Over the past four days, three economic research groups have attempted to answer that question. All recognise the question is difficult because no one knows what relationship the UK will be able to strike with the rest of the EU if it votes to leave, or whether links to other countries will change. Economists do not generally claim these models provide a clear answer, but they do claim to offer insight into the magnitude of the issue and the importance of the assumptions. All of the three groups - the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics, CBI/PwC and Oxford Economics - provide a range of likely outcomes depending on the relationship Britain strikes with the EU if it leaves. None are estimated using the same techniques. All suggest that leaving the bloc will have a significant cost for British households, although under certain assumptions, those costs can be contained, they suggest.

This article was published by the Financial Times on March 22, 2016
Link to article here

Related publications
Life after Brexit: What are the UK's options outside the European Union?, Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson, CEP Brexit Analysis No.01, February 2016
The consequences of Brexit for UK trade and living standards, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP Brexit Analysis No.02, March 2016.
Download the accompanying Technical Paper here
See the complete CEP Brexit Analysis Series 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: 22/03/2016      [Back to the Top]

The Guardian - Small Business Network

EU referendum: how would Brexit change VAT and import duties?

CEP's Swati Dhingra among experts weighing up the possible scenarios for a UK shoe company importing from Spain
The EU is Britain's largest trade partner. If Britain votes to leave the EU, the government has not clarified which new trading arrangements would replace the existing free trade arrangement with the EU. This is why there is so much uncertainty about how UK businesses would be affected.

This article was published online by the Guardian - Small Business Network on March 22, 2016
Link to article here

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Life after Brexit: What are the UK's options outside the European Union?, Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson, CEP Brexit Analysis No.01, February 2016

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Swati Dhingra webpage
Trade Programme webpage



News Posted: 22/03/2016      [Back to the Top]

LSE Business Review

The question is not 'if' but 'how much' Brexit would cost the UK

National income may fall between 1.3% and 2.6%, writes a Centre for Economic Performance team
Those who say that leaving the EU is a win-win because Britons will both feel more free and become a lot richer are not being candid about the evidence. The standard trade models given here, calculations from trade and income differences of being in and out of the EU and also historical assessments show a consistent picture - Brexit will cost. The only question is 'exactly how much'?

This article was published by the LSE Business Review blog on March 22, 2016
Link to article here

Related publications
The consequences of Brexit for UK trade and living standards, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP Brexit Analysis No.2, March 2016.
Download the accompanying Technical Paper here
See the complete CEP Brexit Analysis Series here

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Swati Dhingra webpage
Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
Thomas Sampson webpage
John Van Reenen webpage
Trade Programme webpage
Growth Programme here



News Posted: 22/03/2016      [Back to the Top]

The Financial Times

Free Lunch: Brexitonomics

How do we tally the economic consequences of Brexit? ... What matters is the quality of the jobs that Britons will work in outside versus inside the EU. For material well-being, that depends largely on whether the UK's trade with the outside world will be changed by Brexit. On this, the analysis by economists at the LSE's Centre for Economic Performance, a serious piece of research, is as good an estimate as is possible to make.

This article was published in the Financial Times on March 22, 2016
Link to article here

Related publications
The consequences of Brexit for UK trade and living standards, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP Brexit Analysis No.2, March 2016.
Download the accompanying Technical Paper here
See the complete CEP Brexit Analysis Series here

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Swati Dhingra webpage
Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
Thomas Sampson webpage
John Van Reenen webpage
Trade Programme webpage
Growth Programme webpage



News Posted: 22/03/2016      [Back to the Top]

RTE News (Ireland)

Brexit would cause 'serious economic shock' - Confederation of British Industry

The CBI also said savings from reduced contributions to the EU's budget and regulation would be greatly outweighed by the negative impact on trade and investment. Last week a report by the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics said that Ireland would be the worst affected by any British exit from the EU. Commenting on the report, CBI Director-General Carolyn Fairbairn said: ''This analysis shows very clearly why leaving the European Union would be a real blow for living standards, jobs and growth''.

This article was published by RTE News (Ireland) on March 21, 2016
Link to article here

Related publications
Life after Brexit: What are the UK's options outside the European Union?, Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson, CEP Brexit Analysis No.01, February 2016
The consequences of Brexit for UK trade and living standards, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP Brexit Analysis No.02, March 2016.
Download the accompanying Technical Paper here
See the complete CEP Brexit Analysis Series 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: 21/03/2016      [Back to the Top]

The Guardian

Brexit could cost £100bn and nearly 1m jobs, CBI warns

Last week a new report from the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) at the London School of Economics also warned that UK trade and living standards would suffer. Average incomes would fall by £850 a household in the most optimistic post-Brexit scenario for UK trade, in which Britain adopts Norway’s model and remains part of the EU’s single market. But the CEP estimated that the impact from reduced trade and lower productivity could be as high as £6,400 per household, similar to the decline seen at the height of the financial crisis in 2008-09.

This article appeared in the Guardian on 21 March 2016 Link to article

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The consequences of Brexit for UK trade and living standards Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen March 2016
Life after Brexit: What are the UK's options outside the European Union?, Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson, CEP Brexit Analysis No.01, February 2016

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Swati Dhingra webpage
Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
John Van Reenen webpage
Thomas Sampson webpage
Trade Programme webpage
Growth Programme webpage

News Posted: 21/03/2016      [Back to the Top]

LSE BrexitVote blog

The cost of Brexit to trade? At least £850 per household, per year

In this extract from the LSE Centre for Economic Performance's second briefing paper on Brexit, Swati Dhingra, John van Reenen, Thomas Sampson and Gianmarco Ottaviano conclude that - in the most optimistic scenario - UK income would drop by 1.3% (or £850 per household each year) if we left the EU. In a more pessimistic scenario, the drop would be 2.6%; it could even be up to 9.6%.

This article was published by the LSE BrexitVote blog on March 19, 2016
Link to blog here

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The consequences of Brexit for UK trade and living standards, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP Brexit Analysis No.2, March 2016.
Download the accompanying Technical Paper here
See the complete CEP Brexit Analysis Series here

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Swati Dhingra webpage
Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
Thomas Sampson webpage
John Van Reenen webpage
Trade Programme webpage
Growth Programme webpage



News Posted: 19/03/2016      [Back to the Top]

The Financial Times

LSE says Brexit cost for households £850 a year

Leaving the EU would cost UK households at least £850 a year each, according to research that prompted a furious response from Brexit supporters on Friday. The economists at the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics, which receives core funding from the UK taxpayer-funded Economic and Social Research Council, said losses could be much higher if they assumed a bigger hit to trade and competition.

This article was published by the Financial Times on March 18, 2016
Link to article here

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Life after Brexit: What are the UK's options outside the European Union?, Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson, CEP Brexit Analysis No.01, February 2016
The consequences of Brexit for UK trade and living standards, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP Brexit Analysis No.02, March 2016.
Download the accompanying Technical Paper here
See the complete CEP Brexit Analysis Series 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: 18/03/2016      [Back to the Top]

The Independent

EU referendum: Brexit would spark 'constitutional crisis' for UK, warns Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones

A vote to leave the European Union would spark a 'constitutional crisis' that could put the future of the UK at risk, according to the Welsh First Minister. In an exclusive interview with The Independent, Welsh leader Carwyn Jones used the strongest language of the referendum campaign so far to warn of the disastrous political consequences if the separate nations of the UK vote different ways in June.

A financial shock to rival the 2008 crash - or 'An inspiration'? Quitting the EU could cost every UK family £6,400, delivering a shock to incomes equivalent to the 2008 banking crash, says a study published yesterday. In the most optimistic scenario, average incomes would fall by £850 per household, said the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics. Britain's GDP would fall by £26bn-£55bn due to lower trade and productivity, a bigger hit than the other 27 EU states combined, it said.

This article was published by The Independent on March 18, 2016
Link to article here

Related publications
The consequences of Brexit for UK trade and living standards, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP Brexit Analysis No.2, March 2016.
Download the accompanying Technical Paper here
See the complete CEP Brexit Analysis Series here

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



News Posted: 18/03/2016      [Back to the Top]

BBC News

EU Referendum - Reality check: would Brexit cost every household £850?

The UK leaving the European Union would knock £850 off the average UK household's income, according to a report from the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) at the London School of Economics. And that's its conclusion taking an ''optimistic'' view. The pessimistic conclusion from the report is £1,700 per household.

This article was published online by BBC News on March 18, 2016
Link to article here

Related publications
The consequences of Brexit for UK trade and living standards, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP Brexit Analysis No.02, March 2016
Download the accompanying Technical Paper here
Life after Brexit: What are the UK's options outside the European Union?, Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson, CEP Brexit Analysis No.01, February 2016
See the complete CEP Brexit Analysis Series here

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


News Posted: 18/03/2016      [Back to the Top]

BandFT Business and Financial Times

President Obama to have his say on Brexit

Looking into FDI (foreign direct investment), the London School of Economics' Centre for Economic Performance determined that if the UK could reach favorable free trade agreements with the EU after a Brexit, it will lose FDI equal to 2.2 percent of gross domestic product. However, if such agreements are not reached, that same loss could be closer to 6.3-9.5 percent, which would be disastrous.

This article was published by B&FT Business & Financial Times on March 15, 2016
Link to article here

Related article
FXCM
What would a 'Brexit' mean for the UK and Europe?
Aside from being concerned about trade, many are worried about how a Brexit would affect foreign investment in the nation's businesses. The London School of Economics' Centre for Economic Performance has done some analysis in this area, estimating that if Great Britain manages to establish a free trade agreement with the EU after leaving the partnership, it will lose foreign direct investment equal to 2.2% of gross domestic product.
Link to article here

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Brexit of Fixit? The Trade and Welfare Effects of Leaving the European Union, G. I. P. Ottaviano, Joao Paulo Pessoa, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP Policy Analysis No 16, May 2014

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Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
Thomas Sampson webpage
John Van Reenen webpage
Trade Programme webpage
Growth Programme webpage



News Posted: 15/03/2016      [Back to the Top]

The Guardian

Small business owners: meet our EU referendum expert panel

In the run up to the vote on June 23 we'll be putting a selection of your questions to our panel, which includes business groups, academics, trade experts and journalists.
The panel includes: Swati Dhingra is an assistant professor at the department of economics at the London School of Economics, researching international economics, globalisation and industrial policy. She is co-author of the recent 'Life after Brexit' report by LSE's centre for economic performance, which looked at the UK's options outside the EU. She is also associate editor of the Journal of International Economics, and was awarded the FIW Young Economist Award and the Chair Jacquemin Award by the European Trade Study Group for her work on firms and globalization.

This article was published by the Guardian online on March 15, 2016
Link to article here

Related publications
'Life after BREXIT: What are the UK's options outside the European Union?', Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson, CEP Brexit Analysis No.1, February 2016

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Swati Dhingra webpage
Thomas Sampson webpage
Trade Programme webpage



News Posted: 15/03/2016      [Back to the Top]

Reuters - Video

Brexit fact check: Who's telling the truth?

With both campaigns heating up ahead of June's referendum on EU membership, Reuters Jacob Greaves has spoken to a leading economist - CEP's Thomas Sampson - about the truth behind some political claims.

This video is available to view on Reuters Video (UK). The video was posted on March 10, 2016.
Link to filmed interview here

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Thomas Sampson webpage
Trade Programme webpage
CEP Brexit 2016 Series webpage



News Posted: 10/03/2016      [Back to the Top]

LSE Business Review

If the UK leaves the EU, any path it chooses would carry economic costs

Article by Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson
All scenarios embody very different visions of the country's future place in the world, write Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson. To make an informed decision on the merits of leaving the European Union (EU), UK voters need to know more about what the government would do following Brexit. Just as the parties put forward policy manifestos in the run-up to an election, they should publish their plans for a post-Brexit world before the referendum.

This article was published online by the LSE Business Review blog on March 5, 2016
Link to article here

Related publications
Life after Brexit: What are the UK's options outside the European Union?, Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson, CEP Brexit Analysis No.01, February 2016

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Swati Dhingra webpage
Thomas Sampson webpage
Trade Programme webpage



News Posted: 05/03/2016      [Back to the Top]

Nigeria News Shafaqna

World: CEP Discussion Paper No 1398, December 2015: Flooded Cities

Source: London School of Economics and Political Science Country: World Abstract Does economic activity relocate away from areas that are at high risk of recurring shocks? We examine this question in the context of floods, which are among the costliest and most common natural disasters. Over the past thirty years, floods worldwide killed more than 500,000 people and displaced over 650,000,000 people.

This article was published by the Nigeria News Shafaqna on March 3, 2016
Link to article here

Related publications
Flooded Cities, Adriana Kocornik-Mina, Thomas K. J. McDermott, Guy Michaels and Ferdinand Rauch. Article in CentrePiece, Volume 20, Issue 3, Winter 2015/16
'Flooded Cities', Adriana Kocornik-Mina, Thomas K. J. McDermott, Guy Michaels and Ferdinand Rauch, Centre for Economic Performance Discussion Paper No.1398, December 2015

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Guy Michaels webpage
Ferdinand Rauch webpage
Trade Programme webpage
Labour Markets Programme webpage



News Posted: 03/03/2016      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio 5 Live

News

Dr Swati Dhingra discusses the concept of free trade.

The interview was broadcast by BBC Radio 5 Live News on March 3, 2016
Link to recorded interview here

Also on eight other local BBC radio stations.

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Swati Dhingra webpage
Trade Programme webpage


News Posted: 03/03/2016      [Back to the Top]

BBC 5 Live

Up All Night

Listen to CEP's Dr Swati Dhingra speaking on the EU's role in the UK economy.

This interview was broadcast on BBC 5 Live - Up All Night programme on March 3, 2016
Link to broadcast here (from 17m02s)

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Swati Dhingra webpage
Trade Programme webpage
CEP Brexit 2016 Series webpage



News Posted: 03/03/2016      [Back to the Top]

El Economista

Del Grexit al Brexit

Por otro lado, los que abogan por la permanencia enfatizan las posibles consecuencias económicas de una salida. De acuerdo con un estudio realizado por el Centre for Economic Performance de la London School of Economics, el costo de abandonar la UE para Reino Unido podría representar entre 1 y 3% del PIB aproximadamente, mientras que otro estudio de Citibank estima un impacto de hasta 4 por ciento.

This article appeared in El Economista on 29 February 2016. Link to article

Related Publications
Life after Brexit: What are the UK's options outside the European Union?, Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson, CEP Brexit Analysis No.01, February 2016
Should We Stay or Should We Go? The economic consequences of leaving the EU Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano and Thomas Sampson, CEP 2015 Election Analysis No.22, March 2015

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Swati Dhigra webpage
Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
Thomas Sampson webpage

News Posted: 29/02/2016      [Back to the Top]

Economia

Europe: the only certainty is uncertainty

For sceptics and fans of Europe alike, 2016 promises to be the year of reckoning for Britain's position in (or out) of the EU. But now the options of membership have been put before the electorate - following David Cameron's negotiations in Brussels - arguments for and against a British withdrawal from the EU abound. ... Supposedly more nuanced research, such as that from the Centre for Economic Performance, part of the London School of Economics, offers a range of dire scenarios for Britain based on different deals with Europe. And yes, it gets more sympathy from the left.

This article was published online by Economia on February 26, 2016
Link to article here

Related publications
Life after Brexit: What are the UK's options outside the European Union?, Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson, CEP Brexit Analysis No.01, February 2016
Should We Stay or Should We Go? The economic consequences of leaving the EU, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano and Thomas Sampson, CEP 2015 Election Analysis No.22, March 2015

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Swati Dhingra webpage
Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
Thomas Sampson webpage
Trade Programme webpage



News Posted: 26/02/2016      [Back to the Top]

The Guardian

Brexit could wipe 20% off the pound amid referendum turmoil, warns HSBC

Analysis by the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics has also dismissed the Leave campaign analysis that the UK economy would be unaffected. It considered an ''optimistic scenario'' with small increases in trade costs between the UK and the EU, and a ''pessimistic scenario'' with larger increases. ''In the optimistic case, Brexit reduces UK income by 1.1% of GDP. In the pessimistic case, UK income falls by 3.1%, or £50bn a year.''

This article was published by The Guardian on February 25, 2016
Link to article here

Related publications
Should we stay or should we go? The economic consequences of leaving the EU, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano and Thomas Sampson, CEP 2015 Election Analysis No.22, March 2015

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Swati Dhingra webpage
Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
Thomas Sampson webpage
Trade Programme webpage



News Posted: 25/02/2016      [Back to the Top]

Deutsche Welle TV

News

Dennis Novy gave a live TV interview with Deutsche Welle TV. The topic was the letter issued by various UK business leaders arguing in favour of Britain remaining a member country of the European Union. Dennis discussed the difference between a simple free trade agreement and the EU Single Market. Dennis also discussed the payments that countries like Norway and Switzerland make in order to get access to the EU Single Market. The interview also discussed the uncertainty faced by UK businesses due to the Brexit referendum, in particular relating to international trade and foreign direct investment (FDI).

This interview was broadcast by Deutsche Welle TV on February 23, 2016
Link to the interview here

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Dennis Novy webpage
Trade Programme webpage



News Posted: 23/02/2016      [Back to the Top]

International Business Times

UK-EU Brexit Controversy 2016: London Mayor Boris Johnson Eyes Prime Minister Seat Ahead Of Referendum Vote?

''London is going to be worse hit than other places,'' said Swati Dhingra, an economist specializing in trade at the London School of Economics, describing the city's deep connections with European trading partners and foreign investors. ''When your bottom line starts to get worse, you might start to see businesses move to Paris, Frankfurt,'' she said.

This article was published by the International Business Times on February 22, 2016
Link to article http://www.ibtimes.com/uk-eu-brexit-controversy-2016-london-mayor-boris-johnson-eyes-prime-minister-seat-2317142">here

Related publications
Life after Brexit: What are the UK's options outside the European Union?, Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson, CEP Brexit Analysis No.01, February 2016
Should We Stay or Should We Go? The economic consequences of leaving the EU, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano and Thomas Sampson, CEP 2015 Election Analysis No.22, March 2015

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Swati Dhingra webpage
Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
Thomas Sampson webpage
Trade Programme webpage



News Posted: 22/02/2016      [Back to the Top]

The UK in a Changing Europe blog

Brexit campaigns ignore 40 years of economic data

Article by Swati Dhingra
During the run up to this referendum, much has been said about the political consequences of leaving the EU (so-called 'Brexit'). But less attention is given to the economic consequences of Brexit.

This article was published online by The UK in a Changing Europe blog on February 9, 2016
Link to article here

Related publications
Life after Brexit: What are the UK's options outside the European Union?, Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson, CEP Brexit Analysis No.01, February 2016
Should We Stay or Should We Go? The economic consequences of leaving the EU, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano and Thomas Sampson, CEP 2015 Election Analysis No.22, March 2015

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Swati Dhingra webpage
Trade Programme webpage



News Posted: 09/02/2016      [Back to the Top]

Financial Times

Quality of China's workers to rise, even if number falls

The central argument of Fadi Hassan, assistant professor of economics at Trinity College, Dublin, and consultant for Italy’s UniCredit, is that China’s demographic transformation should be kept in perspective. Mr Hassan notes that, barring very small countries, China currently has the second lowest dependency ratio in the world, beaten only by Moldova. At about 37 per cent, China’s ratio is a fraction of the 80 per cent or so it reached during the 1970s, before the effects of China’s two-child policy, initiated in 1970, and one-child policy, which came along in 1979, kicked in.

This article appeared in the Financial Times on 5 February 2016. Link to article

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Trade webpage

News Posted: 05/02/2016      [Back to the Top]

Sky News Tonight

Dr Thomas Sampson from the Centre for Economic Performance says the EU accounts for about half of all UK trade

Dr Thomas Sampson from the Centre for Economic Performance says the EU accounts for about half of all UK trade.

This interview was broadcast by Sky News Tonight on January 25, 2016
Link to interview here

Related publications
Should We Stay or Should We Go? The economic consequences of leaving the EU, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano and Thomas Sampson, CEP 2015 Election Analysis Series, March 2015

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Swati Dhingra webpage
Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
Thomas Sampson webpage
Trade Programme webpage



News Posted: 25/01/2016      [Back to the Top]

Building.co.uk

Brexit: Ins and outs

The CBI estimates that leaving the EU would, ''conservatively'' have a significant net negative impact on the UK economy of £78bn annually, or about 4-5 percent of GDP. However, others have made more dire predictions, including the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics, which says the impact could be as much as 9.5 percent of GDP - the same as the 2008/9 banking crisis.

This article was published online by Building.co.uk on January 21, 2016
Link to article here

Related publications
Life after Brexit: What are the UK's options outside the European Union?, Swati Dhingra and Thomas Sampson, CEP Brexit Analysis No.01, February 2016
Should We Stay or Should We Go? The economic consequences of leaving the EU, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano and Thomas Sampson, CEP 2015 Election Analysis No.22, March 2015

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Swati Dhingra webpage
Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
Thomas Sampson webpage
Trade Programme webpage



News Posted: 21/01/2016      [Back to the Top]

Vox

Do floods shift economic activity to safer areas?

Article by Adriana Kocornik-Mina, Thomas McDermott, Guy Michaels and Ferdinand Rauch
During the past couple of months alone, floods have displaced 100,000 people or more in Kenya, in Paraguay and Uruguay, and in India, as well as more than 50,000 people in the UK. And rising sea levels due to climate change loom. This column assesses the risk and the challenges for policymakers. It details the effects of flooding in cities around the world, showing that economic activity is concentrated in low-elevation urban areas, despite their much greater exposure to flooding. And worryingly, economic activity tends to return to flood-prone low-lying areas rather than relocating.

This blog article was published online by Vox on January 21, 2016
Link to article here

Related publications
'Flooded Cities', Adriana Kocornik-Mina, Thomas K.J. McDermott, Guy Michaels and Ferdinand Rauch, Centre for Economic Performance Discussion Paper No.1398, December 2015

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Guy Michaels webpage
Ferdinand Rauch webpage
Labour Markets Programme webpage
Trade Programme webpage



News Posted: 21/01/2016      [Back to the Top]

Thejournal.ie

One way to help stop floods? Don't let developers build on flood plains

Dr Tom McDermott of the School of Economics and the Environmental Research Institute at University College Cork has been working with colleagues from the London School of Economics and Oxford University to examine overpopulation in flood-prone locations.

This article was published online by Thejournal.ie on January 11, 2016
Link to article here

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'Flooded Cities', Adriana Kocornik-Mina, Thomas K.J. McDermott, Guy Michaels and Ferdinand Rauch, Centre for Economic Performance Discussion Paper No.1398, December 2015

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Guy Michaels webpage
Ferdinand Rauch webpage
Labour Markets Programme webpage
Trade Programme webpage



News Posted: 11/01/2016      [Back to the Top]

Irish Examiner

Experts back tighter restrictions for building on flood-prone plains

Climate change experts have backed calls for tighter planning restrictions to prevent new building on flood plains after the worst national flooding crisis in a generation. After a major study of city floods around the world, academics at University College Cork, the London School of Economics, and Oxford University found no evidence that cities, their economic hubs, or large population centres relocate after large floods. Full economic activity has usually resumed in the flood-prone zones, usually within a year, they said. The study also warned that modern cities with high population concentrations in low-lying areas face greater flood risk as sea levels rise and extreme rainfall episodes become more frequent.

This article was published online by the Irish Examiner on January 7, 2016
Link to article here

Related publications
'Flooded Cities', Adriana Kocornik-Mina, Thomas K.J. McDermott, Guy Michaels and Ferdinand Rauch, Centre for Economic Performance Discussion Paper No.1398, December 2015

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Guy Michaels webpage
Ferdinand Rauch webpage
Labour Markets Programme webpage
Trade Programme webpage



News Posted: 07/01/2016      [Back to the Top]

Independent.ie (Ireland)

Frontline workers continue to toil full month after the first rains fell

New research co-authored by Dr Tom McDermott of the School of Economics and the Environmental Research Institute at UCC finds that in the past 30 years, more than 500,000 people have been killed by floods and more than 650 million displaced globally.

This article appeared in the Independent.ie on 6 January 2016 Link to article

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Flooded Cities Adriana Kocornik-Mina, Thomas K.J. McDermott, Guy Michaels and Ferdinand Rauch, Centre for Economic Performance Discussion Paper No.1398, December 2015

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Guy Michaels webpage
Ferdinand Rauch webpage
Labour Markets Programme webpage
Trade Programme webpage

News Posted: 06/01/2016      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio 5 Live

Phil Williams show

Guy Michaels discusses his study of the economic impact of floods and likelihood of people moving from flooding areas.

The interview was broadcast by BBC Radio 5 Live on January 5, 2016
Link to interview here
(43 mins in)

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'Flooded Cities', Adriana Kocornik-Mina, Thomas K.J. McDermott, Guy Michaels and Ferdinand Rauch, Centre for Economic Performance Discussion Paper No.1398, December 2015

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Guy Michaels webpage
Ferdinand Rauch webpage
Labour Markets Programme webpage
Trade Programme webpage



News Posted: 05/01/2016      [Back to the Top]

Sport Economy.it

Il FPF al centro di una giornata organizzata da FIGC e UniBocconi

Saranno relatori Donato Masciandaro (Cattedra in Economia della Regolamentazione Finanziaria presso l’Università Bocconi, Direttore del Centro di economia monetaria e finanziaria Paolo Baffi), Michele Uva (Direttore Generale FIGC, membro UEFA National Team Competitions Committee), Andrea Agnelli (Presidente Juventus FC, Rappresentante dell’European Club Associations e membro del Comitato Esecutivo UEFA), Umberto Gandini (Direttore Organizzazione Sportiva AC Milan, Vice Presidente del Consiglio Esecutivo dell’European Club Associations), Gian Marco Ottaviano (Docente presso The London School of Economics and Political Science), Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (Dirigente Bayern Monaco, Presidente del Consiglio Esecutivo dell’European Club Associations e Rappresentante dell’ECA, membro del Comitato Esecutivo UEFA), e Andrea Traverso (UEFA Head of Club Licensing & Financial Fair Play) che chiuderà i lavori

This article appeared in Sport Economy.it on 5 January 2016. Link to article

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Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
Trade webpage

News Posted: 05/01/2016      [Back to the Top]

The Financial Times

Subsidies encourage housebuilding on floodplains, report finds

The UK taxpayer is left to pick up the cost of flooding because housebuilders do not contribute enough when building homes, giving them an incentive to build on floodplains, according to research. Flooding costs between 2 and 8 per cent of an area's economic activity in the year after a flood, the research for the London School of Economics' Centre for Economic Performance found.

This article was published by The Financial Times on January 1, 2016
Link to article here

Related publications
'Flooded Cities', Adriana Kocornik-Mina, Thomas K.J. McDermott, Guy Michaels and Ferdinand Rauch, Centre for Economic Performance Discussion Paper No.1398, December 2015

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Guy Michaels webpage
Ferdinand Rauch webpage
Labour Markets Programme webpage
Trade Programme webpage



News Posted: 01/01/2016      [Back to the Top]

China Daily

Experts split on Brexit impact on Chinese links

Dennis Novy believes Chinese investors would no longer take the UK seriously if the country left the EU. ''It would be one-sided deterioration'', argues the associate professor of economics at the University of Warwick, who has written numerous articles on the subject. ''Britain would be in a much worse position and would not matter much to China, since Britain is a relatively small player on the global stage. ''The EU works because it leverages size. There are a lot of small countries in Europe that individually are not terribly powerful, but together they can increase their economic and political power. Of course, this is also true for the UK.'' He believes the main reason China is talking to the UK now is due to direct influence Beijing believes the UK has in Brussels. ''What would Britain look like if it left the EU? This is the big question, and I think this is the weak point of the Brexit campaign because we have a relatively good understanding what the future would look like if Britain remains in the EU, but if it left it would be much harder to think about'', Novy says.

This article was published online by the China Daily (Europe) on December 18, 2015
Link to article here

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Dennis Novy webpage
Trade Programme webpage
Dennis Novy CEP publications webpage



News Posted: 18/12/2015      [Back to the Top]

The Financial Times

Centrist reformers poised to land late blow in Spanish elections

Analysts already point to Ciudadanos as the likely kingmaker after the December 20 election. The party is expected to command a parliamentary group so large that it would be impossible for others to rule without it. Ciudadanos leaders, however, are more ambitious still. ''We are in this to win'', says Luis Garicano, a professor at the London School of Economics who is in charge of the party's economic programme. ''We are very close to overtaking the Socialists, or have already overtaken them, and are in striking distance of the [ruling] Popular party.''

This article was published by The Financial Times on December 8, 2015
Link to article here

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Luis Garicano webpage
Growth Programme webpage



News Posted: 08/12/2015      [Back to the Top]

European Politics and Policy Blog

Debunking the myths about British science after an EU exit

“Our current assessment is that leaving the EU would be likely to impose substantial costs on the UK economy and would be a very risky gamble.” Analysis by economists at the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)

This article appeared in the European Politics and Policy Blog on 4 December 2015. Link to article

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Should We Stay or Should We Go? The economic consequences of leaving the EU Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano and Thomas Sampson, CEP 2015 Election Analysis Series, March 2015

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Swati Dhingra webpage
Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
Thomas Sampson webpage
Trade Programme webpage

News Posted: 04/12/2015      [Back to the Top]

BBC News online

Finding new ways of going Forth

These economists, in an article published by the Centre for Economic Performance, concluded it could also have a lot to do with the 'search costs'. That is, the hassle of finding out other means of getting to work was more costly than the advantages perceived as likely to come from doing so.

This article appeared on BBC News Online on 4 December 2015. Link to article

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The upside of London Tube strikes Shaun Larcom, Ferdinand Rauch and Tim Willems November 2015 Paper No' CEPCP455

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Trade webpage

News Posted: 04/12/2015      [Back to the Top]

Bloomberg View

Watch Out China: A Reserve Currency Brings Boom and Busts

Even the private sector, though, could be harmed by capital inflows. As economists Gianluca Benigno, Nathan Converse, and Luca Fornaro have found, large influxes of foreign money can lead to booms and busts. They can also cause a country to shift resources out of manufacturing, where productivity growth is often high, into service-oriented industries where productivity is relatively stagnant

This article appeared in Bloomberg View on 1 December 2015. Link to article

Related Publications
Large Capital Inflows, Sectoral Allocation and Economic Performance Gianluca Benigno, Nathan Converse, Luca Fornaro, May 2015 Paper No' CEPDP1348

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Gianluca Benigno webpage
Trade webpage

News Posted: 01/12/2015      [Back to the Top]

LSE EUROPP blog

We have been overlooking the relationship between immigration and international trade in services

The volume of international trade in services has grown rapidly over recent decades and, in fact, has outpaced growth in goods trade. Over the same period many developed countries experienced rapid growth in immigration. Gianmarco Ottaviano, Giovanni Peri and Greg Wright argue that while many studies have analysed the link between immigrants and trade in goods, the link between immigrants and trade in services is almost unexplored. Due to the customer-specific information required for the provision of services, this link may be particularly important.

This article was published on the LSE EUROPP blog on November 21, 2015
Link to article here

Related publications
Immigration: the link to international trade in services, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Giovanni Peri and Greg Wright. Article in CentrePiece Volume 20, Issue 2, Autumn 2015
'Immigration, Trade and Productivity in Services: Evidence from UK Firms', Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano, Giovanni Peri and Greg Wright, Centre for Economic Performance Discussion Paper No.1353, May 2015

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Trade Programme webpage



News Posted: 21/11/2015      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire

Drive

Dennis Novy interviewed about the upcoming negotiations of Prime Minister David Cameron over Britain's EU membership and in particular their implications for international trade.

The interview was broadcast by BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire on November 9, 2015
Link to article here

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Dennis Novy webpage
Trade Programme webpage


News Posted: 09/11/2015      [Back to the Top]

BBC Coventry and Warwickshire

Drive Programme

Dennis Novy gave a radio interview for the Drive programme with Lorna Bailey. The topic was the upcoming negotiations of Prime Minister David Cameron over Britain's EU membership and in particular their implications for international trade.

The interview was broadcast on BBC Coventry & Warwickshire's Drive programme on November 9, 2015
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Dennis Novy webpage
Trade Programme webpage
Dennis Novy CEP publications webpage



News Posted: 09/11/2015      [Back to the Top]

Bloomberg Business

What will the UK do in 2016?

Prime Minister David Cameron has promised a vote by the end of 2017, though it may occur as early as summer 2016. He wants to stay in the EU but hopes to renegotiate the terms of membership. Regardless of the outcome, the runup to the vote will affect the economy, with HSBC analysts arguing in a recent report that it should be held sooner rather than later to limit the “potentially damaging uncertainty” surrounding it. “I would expect a negative impact,” says Thomas Sampson, a specialist in trade at the London School of Economics. “It’s fairly well established that where there’s more uncertainty, businesses tend to delay investment.”

This article appeared in Bloomberg Business on 5 November 2015. Link to article

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Should We Stay or Should We Go? The economic consequences of leaving the EU Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano and Thomas Sampson, CEP 2015 Election Analysis Series, March 2015

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Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
Thomas Sampson webpage
Trade Programme webpage

News Posted: 05/11/2015      [Back to the Top]

Share Radio

The topsy-turvy world of negative interest

Dennis Novy gave a radio interview to Share Radio about negative interest rates and what they mean for the UK economy. ''Is the US headed for negative interest rates? As the Fed announced a mostly positive rate outlook this Wednesday, some are still worried that we could see a negative interest on the horizon. Matt Cox investigates...''

The interview was broadcast by Share Radio on October 29, 2015
Link to broadcast here

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Dennis Novy webpage
Trade Programme webpage



News Posted: 29/10/2015      [Back to the Top]

MSN Canada

Sair ou ficar na UE, eis a grande questão

Apesar de ninguém saber ao certo o que aconteceria se o Reino Unido saísse da UE, um artigo de maio do 'The Guardian' cita alguns estudos que deixam pistas. Um do Centre for Economic Performance, da London School of Economics, refere que no pior cenário o PIB britânico cairia entre 6,3% e 9,5% e no melhor 2,2%.

This article appeared in MSN on 27 Ocotber 2015. Link to article

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Should We Stay or Should We Go? The economic consequences of leaving the EU Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano and Thomas Sampson, CEP 2015 Election Analysis Series, March 2015

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Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
Thomas Sampson webpage
Trade Programme webpage

News Posted: 27/10/2015      [Back to the Top]

Bloomberg

Avoiding the Financial Resource Curse

Interestingly, though, a team of economists may have just found that third factor. Gianluca Benigno, Nathan Converse, and Luca Fornaro have a new paper in which they propose something called the “financial resource curse.” This theory says that the real culprit behind slow growth might not be finance itself, but rather large influxes of financial investment from foreign countries.

This article appeared in Bloomberg on 26 October 2015 Link to article

Related Publications
Large Capital Inflows, Sectoral Allocation and Economic Performance Gianluca Benigno, Nathan Converse, Luca Fornaro, May 2015 Paper No' CEPDP1348

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Gianluca Beningo webpage
Trade webpage

News Posted: 26/10/2015      [Back to the Top]

Diario de Navarra Online

Sair ou ficar na UE, eis a grande questão,

Um do Centre for Economic Performance, da London School of Economics, refere que no pior cenário o PIB britânico cairia entre 6,3% e 9,5% e no melhor 2,2%.
The Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics, says that in the worst scenario the British GDP would fall between 6.3% and 9.5% and 2.2% at best.

This article appeared on Diario de Navarra Online on 25 October 2015 Link to article

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Should We Stay or Should We Go? The economic consequences of leaving the EU Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano and Thomas Sampson, CEP 2015 Election Analysis Series, March 2015

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Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
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News Posted: 24/10/2015      [Back to the Top]

LSE British Politics and Policy blog

Britain needs Europe a lot more than Europe needs Britain

With the Leave.eu campaign pledging to win back the UK, and with The Britain Stronger in Europe campaign pledging to explain the ''true reality of life'' outside the EU, arguments for and against UK's membership give and take daily. Here, Dennis Novy explains why a divorce from the EU would risk putting the UK in a weaker economic position.

This blog article was published by LSE British Politics and Policy on October 23, 2015
Link to article here

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Dennis Novy webpage
Trade Programme webpage
Dennis Novy CEP publications webpage



News Posted: 23/10/2015      [Back to the Top]

Financial Times

Free Lunch: Be very afraid

Gianluca Benigno, Nathan Converse, and Luca Fornaro argue that an inflow of capital can have the same effect, causing a temporary boom that boosts growth but directs activity away from manufacturing into low-productivity or unsustainable sectors.

This article appeared in the Financial Times on 16 October 2015. Link to article

Related Publications
Large Capital Inflows, Sectoral Allocation and Economic Performance Gianluca Benigno, Nathan Converse, Luca Fornaro, May 2015 Paper No' CEPDP1348

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Trade webpage

News Posted: 16/10/2015      [Back to the Top]

Il Sole 24 Ore Online

Gli scossoni economici di Brexit

Pochi hanno prodotto numeri seri sul costo della non Europa per la Gran Bretagna perché si tratta di un esercizio complesso e vago. Ci limitiamo a citare la ricerca di Open Europe, il think tank eurospettoso fondato da Mats Persson oggi consigliere di David Cameron, che nello scenario più estremo immagina una caduta del Pil del 2,2% e la ricerca del Centre for economic performance della London school of economics che in uno studio firmato anche da Gianmarco Ottaviano immagina una perdita del pil del 3,1%.
Few have produced serious numbers on the cost of non-Europe for Britain because it is a complex exercise and vague. We just mention the search of Open Europe, the think tank founded by Mats Persson eurospettoso today adviser to David Cameron, that the more extreme scenario envisions a fall in GDP of 2.2% and the research of the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of economics that in a study also signed by Gianmarco Ottaviano imagines a loss of GDP of 3.1%.

This article appeared in Il Sole 24 Ore Online on 13 October 2015 Link to article

Related Publications
Should We Stay or Should We Go? The economic consequences of leaving the EU Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano, Thomas Sampson, March 2015 Paper No' CEPEA022

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Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
Trade webpage

News Posted: 13/10/2015      [Back to the Top]

Vox

International capital flows, sectoral resource allocation, and the financial resource curse

Article by Gianluca Benigno, Nathan Converse and Luca Fornaro
In the aftermath of the Global Crisis, policymakers have adopted policies to limit, or at least manage, capital inflows. This column explores episodes of capital inflows coupled with weak productivity growth, in other words, the financial resource curse. The findings show that once access to foreign capital subsides, the initial boom gives way to a recession. Both investment and employment in the manufacturing sector drop, and the larger the decrease of labour in manufacturing, the sharper the following contraction.

This article was published online by Vox on October 11, 2015
Link to article here

Related publications
'Large Capital Inflows, Sectoral Allocation and Economic Performance', Gianluca Benigno, Nathan Converse and Luca Fornaro, Centre for Economic Performance Discussion Paper No. 1348, May 2015

Related Links
Gianluca Beningo webpage
Trade Programme webpage



News Posted: 11/10/2015      [Back to the Top]

The National

Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp: Brexit is not the panacea we need for all EU's problems

THE Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics predicts the range of Brexit economic scenarios from something akin to the global financial crisis (-10 per cent GDP) to a best case scenario of a -2.2 per cent annual loss of GDP. Other credible think tanks are more positive but none predict a boom time following a Brexit, so the case for a No vote would appear to be based more on British Nationalism than economic pragmatism.

This article appeared in The National on 25 September 2015 Link to article

Related publications
Should We Stay or Should We Go? The economic consequences of leaving the EU Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano and Thomas Sampson, CEP 2015 Election Analysis Series, March 2015

Related videos
Should we stay or should we go? If we stay there may be trouble, but if we leave the economic trouble will be double. That is the main finding from 'Britain and Europe'. Interview with Thomas Sampson. View video here

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Swati Dhingra webpage
Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
Thomas Sampson webpage
Trade Programme webpage


News Posted: 25/09/2015      [Back to the Top]

The National

Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp: Brexit is not the panacea we need for all EU's problems

THE Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics predicts the range of Brexit economic scenarios from something akin to the global financial crisis (-10 per cent GDP) to a best case scenario of a -2.2 per cent annual loss of GDP. Other credible think tanks are more positive but none predict a boom time following a Brexit, so the case for a No vote would appear to be based more on British Nationalism than economic pragmatism.

This article was pubished online by The National on September 25, 2015
Link to article here

Related publications
Should We Stay or Should We Go? The economic consequences of leaving the EU, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano and Thomas Sampson, CEP 2015 Election Analysis Series, March 2015

Related videos
Should we stay or should we go? If we stay there may be trouble, but if we leave the economic trouble will be double. That is the main finding from 'Britain and Europe'. Interview with Thomas Sampson.
View video here

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Swati Dhingra webpage
Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
Thomas Sampson webpage
Trade Programme webpage



News Posted: 25/09/2015      [Back to the Top]

European CEO

Greek democracy trumps economics

The job of finance minister is no easy feat at the best of times, especially in Greece. So is the job even doable?
European CEO speaks with Dr Dennis Novy an economist from the University of Warwick to find out the intricacies of the Greek government.

This article appeared in European CEO on 22 September 2015. Link to article

Related links
Dennis Novy webpage
Trade Programme webpage

News Posted: 22/09/2015      [Back to the Top]

France 24 (TV)

Dennis Novy interview

Dennis Novy live interview on the Greek election.

This programme was broadcast on France 24 on September 18, 2015
(no link available).

Also on:
Al Jazeera

Related links
Dennis Novy webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 18/09/2015      [Back to the Top]

ITV1 Anglia West

News

Reference to LSE study which shows academic benefits of banning mobiles in schools

This programme was broadcast on 17 September 2015 (no link available).

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
Richard Murphy CEP publications webpage

News Posted: 17/09/2015      [Back to the Top]

IZA World of Labor

Today's featured article

Offshoring has little net effect on domestic employment, while pushing domestic workers toward more complex jobs
Gianmarco Ottaviano (LSE, UK, University of Bologna, Italy, and IZA, Germany)

This article appeared in IZA World of Labour on 16 September 2015. Link to article

Related links
Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
Trade Programme webpage
Gianmarco Ottaviano CEP publications webpage

News Posted: 16/09/2015      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio Wiltshire

News

Mention of LSE research on the effects of mobile phone use on children.

This programme was broadcast on BBC Radio Wiltshire on 14 September 2015 (no link available.

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
Richard Murphy CEP publications webpage

News Posted: 14/09/2015      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio Wiltshire

News

Mention of LSE research on the effects of mobile phone use on children.

This programme was broadcast on BBC Radio Wiltshire on 14 September 2015 (no link available.

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
Richard Murphy CEP publications webpage

News Posted: 14/09/2015      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio Wiltshire

News

Mention of LSE research on the effects of mobile phone use on children.

This programme was broadcast on BBC Radio Wiltshire on 14 September 2015 (no link available.

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
Richard Murphy CEP publications webpage

News Posted: 14/09/2015      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio Wiltshire

News

Mention of LSE research on the effects of mobile phone use on children.

This programme was broadcast on BBC Radio Wiltshire on 14 September 2015 (no link available.

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
Richard Murphy CEP publications webpage

News Posted: 14/09/2015      [Back to the Top]

RIETI - Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, IAA

What is Brexit and why it matters

Article by Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano
As the deadline gets closer, the United Kingdom (UK) public debate is heating up on an event that, one way or another, could change the identity of the European Union (EU) and its economic relations with Japan and the rest of the world: the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU in 2017 (or possibly even earlier) to which the UK Prime Minister and his Conservative party committed since 2013.

This article was published online by RIETI on September 4, 2015
Link to article here

Related publications
Should we stay or should we go? The economic consequences of leaving the EU, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano and Thomas Sampson, CEP 2015 Election Analysis No.22, March 2015

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Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage



News Posted: 04/09/2015      [Back to the Top]

Al Jazeera TV

News

Dennis Novy interviewed. The topic was the resignation statement of the Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras, and what it means for the bailout programme and the Greek economy.

The interview was broadcast by Al Jazeera television on August 20, 2015.
Interview broadcast at 6pm, 7pm and in a recorded interview later.

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Dennis Novy webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage



News Posted: 20/08/2015      [Back to the Top]

City AM

Can Alexis Tsipras survive as Greece's Prime Minister?

Article by Dennis Novy
Alexis Tsipras will be able to survive, for one simple reason: there’s no better alternative. The Greeks don’t want to leave the Eurozone. The last months have shown that the government's previous approach hasn't worked. Predominantly, this is because of too much resistance from other countries, particularly Germany. But now, Tsipras has changed course. The opposition tends to agree with this move. But huge challenges remain. The economy is down at depression level, unemployment is sky high, and there are imbalances across the Eurozone. What is really needed is institutional reform of the EU.

This article was published by City A.M. on August 17, 2015
Link to article here

Related links
Dennis Novy webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage



News Posted: 17/08/2015      [Back to the Top]

BBC Coventry and Warwickshire

News

Dennis Novy interviewed on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in the light of households in Kenilworth protesting with the message to protect the NHS from TTIP.

This article was published by BBC Coventry & Warwickshire on August 12, 2015
[No link available.]

Related publications
TTIP: is free trade coming to the North Atlantic?, Dennis Novy. Article in CentrePiece Volume 19, Issue 3, Winter 2015.

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Dennis Novy webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage



News Posted: 12/08/2015      [Back to the Top]

BBC World Service

BBC World

Dennis Novy interviewed lived on BBC World on Grexit, discussing the Greek bailout and long-term issues re huge imbalances in the Eurozone.

This interview was broadcast by the BBC World Service on August 11, 2015
[ No link available. ]

See also:
BBC Radio Ulster
Evening Extra Programme
Dennis Novy interviewed, answering questions on Greece and 'Grexit': what has happened today? What the repercussion are likely to be? What will happen next?
Radio Live New Zealand
Dennis Novy interviewed live. The topic was Greece and the latest bailout package.

Related links
Dennis Novy webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage



News Posted: 11/08/2015      [Back to the Top]

The Market Mogul

Consequences of a Brexit

The Centre of Economic Performance (known as the CEP) claim that Britain could have its GDP fall by 8%. In essence, the CEP claim that in a worst case scenario Britain could face loses similar to the ones that were experienced during the global financial crisis. From an optimistic view point and under ideal conditions, the CEP claim that the British GDP will only fall by 2.2%. Essentially, an EU exit could potentially cause the UK economy to contract. EU skeptics argue that this contraction is only temporary and that the elimination of strict regulations in the financial sector will outweigh the transitory contraction of the UK economy.

This article was published online by The Market Mogul on July 9, 2015
Link to article here

Related publications
Should we stay or should we go? The economics consequences of leaving the EU, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano and Thomas Sampson, CEP 2015 Election Analyses Series

Related CEP videos/podcasts
Should we stay or should we go? If we stay there may be trouble, but if we leave the economic trouble will be double. That is the main finding from 'Britain and Europe' by Thomas Sampson.
View the video here

Related links
Swati Dhingra webpage
Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
Thomas Sampson webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage



News Posted: 09/07/2015      [Back to the Top]

Business Reporter

Greece to submit last ditch bailout proposals

Leading academics from the London School of Economics have called on both Greece and its international creditors to adopt a more responsible approach.

This article was published online by Business Reporter on July 9, 2015
Link to article here

See also:
20minutes.fr
3:55 p.m.: Professors from the prestigious University London School of Economics protest against austerity in Greece
Twenty-six teachers and academics from the prestigious London School of Economics (LSE) call in an open letter at the end of fiscal austerity in Greece and maintenance of the country in the euro area. They explain that ''the institutions must agree to a relaxation of fiscal austerity, at least until that Greece is on track for a recovery [economic]. The austerity during a recession is bad policy and worse recession. Continued austerity measures (..) delays the recovery''.
Link to article here

RTBF
La London School of Economics se mobilise pour la Grèce
The famous London university published an open letter urging the leaders of the Eurozone and Greece to work for a reasonable solution to avoid a ''Grexit'' harmful to both parties.
Link to article here

Related links
LINK TO OPEN LETTER HERE
Francesco Caselli webpage
Swati Dhingra webpage
Ethan Ilzetzki webpage
Henrik Kleven webpage
Christopher Pissarides webpage
Veronica Rappoport webpage
Johannes Spinnewijn webpage
Silvana Tenreyro webpage
John Van Reenen webpage
Gabriel Zucman webpage
Macro Programme webpage
Labour Markets Programme webpage
Productivity and Innovation Programme webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage



News Posted: 09/07/2015      [Back to the Top]

VOA News

London professors call for easing of Greek austerity

Twenty-six members of the faculty at the London School of Economics (LSE) have called for Greece's creditors to ease the austerity measures they have imposed over the last five years. In an open letter, the professors write, ''The institutions have to agree to a relaxation of fiscal austerity, at least until Greece is on the recovery path. Austerity during a recession is the wrong policy as it deepens the recession.''

This article was published online by VOA News on July 9, 2015
Link to article

Link to open letter here

Related links
Francesco Caselli webpage
Swati Dhingra webpage
Ethan Ilzetzki webpage
Henrik Kleven webpage
Christopher Pissarides webpage
Veronica Rappoport webpage
Johannes Spinnewijn webpage
Silvana Tenreyro webpage
John Van Reenen webpage
Gabriel Zucman webpage
Macro Programme webpage
Labour Markets Programme webpage
Productivity and Innovation Programme webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage



News Posted: 09/07/2015      [Back to the Top]

Sky News TV

News A.M.

Dennis Novy live interview, commenting on the dramatic developments on Greece and the Eurozone crisis.

This interview was broadcast by Sky News on June 29, 2015
Link to interview here [Starts at 9.40am]

Related links
Dennis Novy webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage
Dennis Novy CEP publications webpage



News Posted: 29/06/2015      [Back to the Top]

Al Jazeera

''Newshour'' Programme

Dennis Novy gave a live interview, commenting on the dramatic developments on Greece and the Eurozone crisis.

The interview was broadcast by Al Jazeera on their ''Newshour'' Programme
Link to the interview here [Starts at 10pm]

Related links
Dennis Novy webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage
Dennis Novy CEP publications webpage



News Posted: 28/06/2015      [Back to the Top]

Voice of America

Greek debt deal may be short-term-fix

Follow-up interview, Dennis Novy on latest Greece negotiations.

This interview was broadcast by Voice of America on June 23, 2015
Link to interview here

Related links
Dennis Novy webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage
Dennis Novy CEP publications webpage



News Posted: 23/06/2015      [Back to the Top]

BBC World Service (radio)

World update, with Dan Damon, 10:30am

Dennis Novy interviewed, speaking about latest Greece negotiations.

This interview was broadcast on the BBC World Service World Update programme on June 23, 2015
Link to interview here [Ca. 32min 35sec into the programme (total length: about 4 mins)]

Related links
Dennis Novy webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage
Dennis Novy CEP publications webpage



News Posted: 23/06/2015      [Back to the Top]

Sky News

9:30 am Live TV interview

Dennis Novy on the latest Greece negotiations.

This interview was broadcast by Sky News on June 23, 2015

Related links
Dennis Novy webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage
Dennis Novy CEP publications webpage


News Posted: 23/06/2015      [Back to the Top]

BBC Coventry and Warwickshire

Shane O'Connor's Breakfast Show

8.50am: live radio interview
Dennis Novy interviewed, speaking about Greece and the looming IMF deadline.

The interview was broadcast by BBC Coventry and Warwickshire on the Shane O'Connor Breakfast Show on June 22, 2015
Link to broadcast here (about 1 hour 50 mins in)

Related links
Dennis Novy webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage
Dennis Novy CEP publications webpage

News Posted: 22/06/2015      [Back to the Top]

BBC News

7pm News

Dennis Novy interviewed, speaking about Greece and the looming IMF deadline.

This interview was broadcast by BBC News on June 21, 2015
[No link available]

Related links
Dennis Novy webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage
Dennis Novy CEP publications webpage

News Posted: 21/06/2015      [Back to the Top]

Voice of America

Agreement uncertain at Greek debt summit

But Associate Professor of Economics at Britain's University of Warwick, Dennis Novy, expects neither success nor disaster at Monday's summit. ... Novy says default would not immediately create a crisis because key creditor nations like Germany and France want to avoid a Greek departure from the euro.

This article was published by Voice of America on June 19, 2015
Link to article here

Related links
Dennis Novy webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage
Dennis Novy CEP publications webpage

News Posted: 19/06/2015      [Back to the Top]

Investment Europe

Brexit: What's at stake for the UK

Deutsche Bank has been the first one to fire a warning shot over the UK vote to leave the EU, but others are certainly already preparing too, says Dr. Dennis Novy, associate professor in the department of Economics at the University of Warwick argues. ''It is now clear that Britain will have an EU referendum. Businesses do not like uncertainty. Not surprisingly, many - like Deutsche Bank - are reviewing whether they should stay in Britain or move resources towards continental Europe. The key question is: What would an 'independent' Britain look like? We don't know. It would certainly be a much weaker player on the global stage,'' he explains.

This article was published by Investment Europe online on June 16, 2015
Link to article here

Related publications
Should we stay or should we go? The economic consequence of leaving the EU, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano and Thomas Sampson, CEP 2015 Election Analyses Series, March 2015

Related links
Dennis Novy webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage
Dennis Novy CEP publications webpage

News Posted: 16/06/2015      [Back to the Top]

Charleston Gazette (West Virginia)

Should I stay or should I go? Britain's EU question

The democratic nature of this debate is a helpful reminder as to why history matters. If Britain does withdraw from the European Union, the cost for families and the national economy will be immense. As reported in the Guardian, The Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics predicts the price of withdrawal from the EU to be between 2 and 9.5 percent of GDP. This is a figure equivalent to between $56 billion and $280 billion of British GDP in 2014. Fittingly then, historical discussion has not been relegated to somnolent conference talks. Rather, it has taken place in venues of public debate like the periodical History Today, the Guardian, the Times Higher Education Supplement, the Huffington Post UK, and broadcasters like the BBC, which anyone with an Internet connection can contribute to and access.

This article was published by The Charleston Gazette (West Virginia) on June 14, 2015
[No link available]

Related publications
'Should we stay or should we go? The economics consequences of leaving the EU', Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano and Thomas Sampson, CEP 2015 Election Analyses Series Details
See also #ElectionEconomics video. Should we stay or should we go? If we stay there may be trouble, but if we leave the economic trouble will be double. That is the main finding from 'Britain and Europe' by Thomas Sampson, part of the CEP #ElectionEconomics series

Related links
Swati Dhingra webpage
Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
Thomas Sampson webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 14/06/2015      [Back to the Top]

Radio Sputnik (Russia)

News

Dennis Novy did an interview with Radio Sputnik, a Russian radio station. The topic was Greece and the Eurozone crisis.

The interview was broadcast by Radio Sputnik (Russia) on June 12, 2015
Link to interview here

Related links
Dennis Novy webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage
Dennis Novy CEP publications webpage

News Posted: 12/06/2015      [Back to the Top]

Bloomberg

The Pulse

Dr Keyu Jin was interviewed about China's industrial output gains.

The interview was published online by Bloomberg's The Pulse on June 11, 2015
[No link available.]

Related links
Keyu Jin webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage
Macro Programme webpage

News Posted: 11/06/2015      [Back to the Top]

The Korea Times

China's jobless growth miracle

Article by Keyu Jin
Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang recently cited job creation as vital to his country's ''ultimate goal of stability in growth''. His observation could not be more accurate. In fact, one of the most baffling features of China's economic rise is that, even amid double-digit GDP growth, employment grew at a measly 1.8 percent average annual rate from 1978 to 2004. Households, it seems, have largely missed out on the benefits of economic development in China.

This article was published by The Korea Times on June 4, 2015
Link to article here

Related links
Keyu Jin webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage
Macro Programme webpage



News Posted: 04/06/2015      [Back to the Top]

South China Morning Post

China must set free its smaller businesses to create jobs

Article by Keyu Jin
Keyu Jin calls for greater credit access and lower entry barriers for China's private-sector firms to flourish and create employment.

This article was published by the South China Morning Post on June 3, 2015
Link to article here

Related links
Keyu Jin webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage
Macro Programme webpage



News Posted: 03/06/2015      [Back to the Top]

Epoch Times

Too Many or Too Few Workers? Another Look at the Chinese Employment Market

However, Keyu Jin of the London School of Economics now says the Chinese economy is not creating enough jobs.

This article was published by The Epoch Times on June 3, 2015
Link to article here

Related links
Keyu Jin webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage
Macro Programme webpage



News Posted: 03/06/2015      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire

Phil Upton's 'Drive' Show

Dennis Novy (CEP) interviewed on the comment by Lord Bamford, Chairman of JCB, that leaving the EU would not necessarily be a big problem for British business.

This interview was broadcast by BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire on May 18, 2015
Link to broadcast here

Related news story
BBC News
JCB boss says UK should not fear EU exit

Related links
Dennis Novy webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage
Dennis Novy CEP publications webpage

News Posted: 18/05/2015      [Back to the Top]

The Guardian

Brexit - what would happen if Britain left the EU?

Growth, trade, immigration, jobs, diplomacy: what would the impact be if a 2017 referendum pushed UK towards the exit? ...Another analysis by economists at the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP), part of the London School of Economics, calculated the UK could suffer income falls of between 6.3 percent to 9.5 percent of GDP, similar to the loss resulting from the global financial crisis of 2008-09. That is under the researchers' pessimistic scenario, in which the UK is not able to negotiate favourable trade terms. Under an optimistic scenario, in which the UK continues to have a free trade agreement (FTA) with the EU, losses would be 2.2 percent of GDP.

This article was published by The Guardian on May 14, 2015
Link to article here

Related publications
'Should We Stay or Should We Go? The economic consequences of leaving the EU', Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano and Thomas Sampson, CEP 2015 Election Analyses No.22, March 2015 Details
#ElectionEconomics video, 'Britain and Europe'. Interview with Thomas Sampson posted on CEP's 'Economic Performance' YouTube channel.
View Video

Related links
Swati Dhingra webpage
Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
Thomas Sampson webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 14/05/2015      [Back to the Top]

Policy Network

The price of failure on TTIP may be high

Article by Dennis Novy
TTIP could be the most ambitious free trade agreement in history. It has the potential to benefit millions of consumers and might be the last opportunity for individual European countries to set high-standard global trade rules fit for the 21st century . If successfully concluded, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) would be the most ambitious free trade agreement in history. This is partly because of its sheer scale - the EU and the United States represent about 45 per cent of global output. It is also partly because of the attempt to tackle non-tariff barriers and regulation. In the past, trade agreements were mainly about cutting tariffs, and that was relatively easy.

This article was published online by Policy Network on April 23, 2015
Link to article here

Related links
Dennis Novy webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage
Dennis Novy CEP publications webpage



News Posted: 23/04/2015      [Back to the Top]

The Observer

What would happen if Britain left the EU?

One of the main arguments employed by those in favour of remaining in the EU is simply how difficult it would prove to leave. We are deeply integrated with our European allies - economically, militarily and culturally. It's likely that Brexit (and what an ugly neologism it is) would lead to plummeting stock markets and an economic recession, with losses to GDP calculated by the Centre for Economic Performance at up to 9.5% - worse than the 2008 financial crisis.

This article was published in The Observer on April 19, 2015
Link to article here

Related publications
Should we stay or should we go? The economics consequences of leaving the EU, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano and Thomas Sampson, CEP 2015 Election Analyses Series

Related CEP videos/podcasts
Should we stay or should we go? If we stay there may be trouble, but if we leave the economic trouble will be double. That is the main finding from 'Britain and Europe' by Thomas Sampson
View video here

Related links
Swati Dhingra webpage
Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
Thomas Sampson webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage



News Posted: 19/04/2015      [Back to the Top]

The Independent

David Blanchflower: There is no doubt that leaving the European Union would hurt Britain

A recent study from the Centre for Economic Performance has measured the impact on the UK economy of leaving the EU, which as the second chart shows is still the UK’s biggest trading partner.

The study concludes that reduced integration with EU countries is likely to cost the UK economy far more than is gained from lower contributions to the EU budget. Hence 'staying in the EU may cause political trouble for the major parties; but if the UK leaves the EU, the economic trouble will be double'.

This article appeared in The Independent on 19th April 2015. Link to article

Related links
CEP Election Analysis #22 - Should we stay or should we go..?
Watch video with author Thomas Sampson
Thomas Sampson's webpage

See also:
CEP's Election 2015 Coverage



News Posted: 19/04/2015      [Back to the Top]

Reuters

COLUMN-Markets sleepwalk as British election looms: James Saft

Lower trade with the EU would knock British economic output down by between 1.1 and 3.1 percentage points, according to a study by the London School of Economics. Foreign investment would surely drop and new roadblocks to skilled immigration might appear.

This article was published by Reuters on March 31, 2015
Link to article here

Also in:
London South East
Link to article here
CNBC
Link to article here
1 April 2015
International New York Times
British stay calm despite uncertainty
No link available
Malay Mail online
Link to article here

Related publications
Should we stay or should we go? The economic consequences of leaving the EU, Swati Dhingra, Gianmarco Ottaviano and Thomas Sampson, CEP 2015 Election Analyses Series, March 2015
Britain and Europe, Thomas Sampson, Economic Performance channel, #ElectionEconomics YouTube video, March 2015

Related links
Swati Dhingra webpage
Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
Thomas Sampson webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 31/03/2015      [Back to the Top]

LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog

Governments need a more convincing narrative if they want to sway the public debate on TTIP

Article by Dennis Novy
If successfully concluded, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) would be the most ambitious free trade agreement in history. Dennis Novy writes that while the potential benefits from liberalised transatlantic trade are large, getting there will be an arduous process, with significant difficulties still to be overcome.

This article was published by LSE'S EUROPP blog on February 28, 2015
Link to article here

Related publications
TTIP: if free trade coming to the North Atlantic?, Dennis Novy. Article in CentrePiece, Volume 19, Issue 3, Winter 2014/15

Related links
Dennis Novy webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 28/02/2015      [Back to the Top]

Sky News

News

Dr Dennis Novy talking about Europe's economy if Syriza win the Greek election.

The interview was broadcast by Sky News on January 28, 2015
Link to broadcast here

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Dennis Novy webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage
Dennis Novy CEP publications webpage

News Posted: 28/01/2015      [Back to the Top]

Policy Review

TTIP - Is free trade coming to the North Atlantic?

If successfully concluded, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) would be the most ambitious free trade agreement in history, writes Dennis Novy - and it has the potential to benefit millions of consumers. This is partly because of its sheer scale - the European Union and the United States represent about 45 percent of global output. It is also partly because of the attempt to tackle non-tariff barriers and regulation.

This article was published online by the Policy Review on January 23, 2015
Link to article here

Related publications
TTIP: if free trade coming to the North Atlantic?, Dennis Novy. Article in CentrePiece Volume 19, Issue 3, Winter 2014/15

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Dennis Novy webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 23/01/2015      [Back to the Top]

Aftenposten (Norway)

Gir leger bonus for å stille riktig diagnose

Give doctors bonuses for asking the right diagnosis
Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics, Martin Knapp, says such incentive schemes tend to have an effect. He thinks this controversial measure will cause some more attention will be given to dementia-diagnosis for the next six months, and he considers the risk of a possible incorrect overdiagnosing to be small.

This article was published by Aftenposten (Norway) on November 20, 2014
Link to article here

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Martin Knapp webpage
Wellbeing Programme webpage

News Posted: 20/11/2014      [Back to the Top]

Development Impact (World Bank)

Checking survey quality with Benford's law

Postscript - if you would like to try Benford's Law on a dataset you have, John Morrow has a web-based application that you can find here.

This article was published by Development Impact (World Bank) on November 7, 2014
Link to article here

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John Morrow webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 07/11/2014      [Back to the Top]

La Nacion

Estalló el verano económico: moda y tendencias para el académico moderno y actual

Days ago, the economist Veronica Argentina Rappoport, professor at the London School of Economics, discussed in Twitter with Ivan Werning of MIT, about the reality of ''multidisciplinary'' at conferences. ''In many cases, instead of achieving communication, multidisciplinary conferences exacerbate divisions between disciplines'', Rappoport said.

This article was published by La Nacion on October 26, 2014
Link to article here

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Yahoo! En Espanol
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News Posted: 26/10/2014      [Back to the Top]

American Politics and Policy blog - LSE

Fiat Chrysler's story shows that manufacturing can be viable and successful in mature western economies

Is there a future for industry in Europe and North America? Giorgio Barba Navaretti and Gianmarco Ottaviano use the example of the newly merged transatlantic car-maker Fiat Chrysler to debunk a number of myths about the nature of manufacturing and its viability in the mature economies of the West.

This article was published by the LSE's American Politics and Policy blog on October 20, 2014
Link to article here

Related publications
Fiat Chrysler and the future of industry, Giorgio Barba Navaretti, Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano and Maria Teresa Trentinaglia. Article in CentrePiece Volume 19, Issue 2, Autumn 2014

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Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 20/10/2014      [Back to the Top]

The Boston Globe

The Berlin Wall's great human experiment

When the Berlin Wall went up in 1961, it created what London School of Economics associate professor Daniel Sturm calls a ''perfect experiment''. While people in West Germany voted in free elections, read independent newspapers, and protested if they felt dissatisfied with their government, their Eastern counterparts lived inside a surveillance state ruled by a zealously doctrinaire communist party. Where ''Ossis'' - an unofficial term for those who lived in East Germany - drove famously shoddy Trabant cars, wore drab clothing, and drank off-brand soda, their ''Wessi'' counterparts enjoyed Pepsi and regularly saw BMWs in the street. The two halves of the country were like a pair of identical twins separated at birth and raised by two very different sets of parents.

This article was published by The Boston Globe (U.S.A.) on October 12, 2014
Link to article here

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Daniel Sturm webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage
Daniel Sturm CEP publications webpage

News Posted: 12/10/2014      [Back to the Top]

Clarin

No va mas...quien ganara el Nobel de Economia?

Veronica Rappoport of the Centre for Economic Performance comments on her choice to be recipient(s) of this year's Nobel Prize for Economics:
''At some point should touch the area of economic growth: Romer, Aghion and perhaps Barro I would love a prize for. Holmstrom and Tirole.''

This article was published online by Clarin on October 10, 2014
Link to article here

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Veronica Rappoport webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 10/10/2014      [Back to the Top]

The Conversation

Attention David Cameron: time to stop the scaremongers from strangling TTIP

Article by Dennis Novy
If you have been following the TTIP negotiations in the press over the past year, you might have been under the impression that TTIP is a corporate sell-out and nothing but a threat for the average person in the street. There has been a lot of hype and scaremongering, which has not only taken some issues completely out of context but has often hopelessly exaggerated reality. ... The reality is that UK business is in line to do well out of TTIP.

This article was published online by The Conversation on October 5, 2014
Link to article here

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Dennis Novy webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage
Dennis Novy CEP publications webpage

News Posted: 05/10/2014      [Back to the Top]

The McKinsey Quarterly

Why management matters for productivity

Article by John Dowdy and John Van Reenen
While government policy will play a key role, the actions of managers and their organizations will decisively influence the realization of global productivity potential in the years ahead.

This article was published online by the McKinsey Quarterly on September 30, 2014
Link to article here

Related publications
'Management Practices Across Firms and Countries', Nicholas Bloom, Christos Genakos, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen, Centre for Economic Performance Discussion Paper No.1109, December 2011
Management Practice and Productivity: Why they Matter, Nicholas Bloom, Stephen Dorgan, John Dowdy, Christos Genakos, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen, July 2007

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John Van Reenen webpage
Productivity and Innovation Programme webpage
Management Practices and Organisational Structures research webpage

News Posted: 30/09/2014      [Back to the Top]

The McKinsey Quarterly

Why management matters for productivity

Article by John Dowdy and John Van Reenen
While government policy will play a key role, the actions of managers and their organizations will decisively influence the realization of global productivity potential in the years ahead.

This article was published online by the McKinsey Quarterly on September 30, 2014
Link to article here

Related publications
'Management Practices Across Firms and Countries', Nicholas Bloom, Christos Genakos, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen, Centre for Economic Performance Discussion Paper No.1109, December 2011
Management Practice and Productivity: Why they Matter, Nicholas Bloom, Stephen Dorgan, John Dowdy, Christos Genakos, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen, July 2007

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John Van Reenen webpage
Productivity and Innovation Programme webpage
Management Practices and Organisational Structures research webpage

News Posted: 30/09/2014      [Back to the Top]

The McKinsey Quarterly

Why management matters for productivity

Article by John Dowdy and John Van Reenen
While government policy will play a key role, the actions of managers and their organizations will decisively influence the realization of global productivity potential in the years ahead.

This article was published online by the McKinsey Quarterly on September 30, 2014
Link to article here

Related publications
'Management Practices Across Firms and Countries', Nicholas Bloom, Christos Genakos, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen, Centre for Economic Performance Discussion Paper No.1109, December 2011
Management Practice and Productivity: Why they Matter, Nicholas Bloom, Stephen Dorgan, John Dowdy, Christos Genakos, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen, July 2007

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John Van Reenen webpage
Productivity and Innovation Programme webpage
Management Practices and Organisational Structures research webpage

News Posted: 30/09/2014      [Back to the Top]

The McKinsey Quarterly

Why management matters for productivity

Article by John Dowdy and John Van Reenen
While government policy will play a key role, the actions of managers and their organizations will decisively influence the realization of global productivity potential in the years ahead.

This article was published online by the McKinsey Quarterly on September 30, 2014
Link to article here

Related publications
'Management Practices Across Firms and Countries', Nicholas Bloom, Christos Genakos, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen, Centre for Economic Performance Discussion Paper No.1109, December 2011
Management Practice and Productivity: Why they Matter, Nicholas Bloom, Stephen Dorgan, John Dowdy, Christos Genakos, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen, July 2007

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John Van Reenen webpage
Productivity and Innovation Programme webpage
Management Practices and Organisational Structures research webpage

News Posted: 30/09/2014      [Back to the Top]

Financial Times

Pay pressure

Prof John van Reenen, director of the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics, notes that average workers have been hit hardest. “Over time non-manual jobs have found their tasks taken over by computers and robots. Think of bank clerks and ATM machines,” he says. In Japan, it is the young who have been hurt worst as the traditional salaried jobs in big companies dwindled.

This article appeared in the Financial Times on 19 September 2014 link to article

Related Publications In brief - New technology: who wins, who loses? John Van Reenen, Nicholas Bloom, Luis Garicano, Raffaella Sadun, May 2014, Paper No' CEPCP418, CentrePiece 19 (1) Spring2014 pages: 6-7
The Distinct Effects of Information Technology and Communication Technology on Firm Organisation Nicholas Bloom, Luis Garicano, Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen, CEP Discussion Paper No. 927, May 2009, Revised June 2013

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Productivity and Innovation webpage

News Posted: 19/09/2014      [Back to the Top]

Coventry Evening Telegraph

To Do List

PAUL DOLAN, a Professor of Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics, takes a cool, scientific look at how we can organise our lives to put more joy into them in Happiness By Design (Allen Lane, priced £20/ebook £8.03). Happiness, he says Dolan, lies in finding the right mix of pleasure and purpose - the feeling that what we're doing is worthwhile. For him, becoming happier is more to do with making small adjustments to what we do, rather than big changes - chatting to a stranger to liven up a boring queue, setting up out-of-office emails that make us laugh, minimising distractions - can mean more happiness.

This article appeared in the Coventry Evening Telegraph on August 30, 2014 (no link available)

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Paul Dolan webpage
Wellbeing webpage


News Posted: 30/08/2014      [Back to the Top]

Huffington Post Deutschland

Warum ein EU-Austritt der Briten Irrsinn wäre

Eine Analyse des Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) an der London School of Economics kommt zu dem Ergebnis: Die Isolation von Europa konnte GroBbritannien harter treffen als die Finanzkrise 2007.
An analysis of the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) at the London School of Economics concludes: Isolation from Europe could hit Britain harder than the financial crisis of 2007.

This article was published in The Huffington Post Deutschland on August 19, 2014
Link to article here

Related publications
The Costs and Benefits of Leaving the EU, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Joao Paulo Pessoa, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, Centre for Economic Performance Technical Paper, May 2014
Brexit or Fixit? The Trade and Welfare Effects of Leaving the European Union, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Joao Paulo Pessoa, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, Centre for Economic Performance Policy Paper No.16, May 2014

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Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
Joao Paulo Pessoa webpage
Thomas Sampson webpage
John Van Reenen webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage
Productivity and Innovation Programme webpage

News Posted: 19/08/2014      [Back to the Top]

LSE News online

Internet speed closely linked to property values

Londoners show a greater willingness than the rest of the country to pay for broadband, reflecting very high usage in the capital city for both work and personal reasons. ''Speed matters,'' says Gabriel Ahlfeldt, Associate Professor of Urban Economics and Land Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science. ''The European Commission has set a target by 2020 that every European citizen will need access to at least 30 megabits per second and at least 50 per cent of households should subscribe to internet connections above 100 megabits per second.''

This press release was posted online on July 31, 2014
Link to press release here

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'Speed 2.0. Evaluating Access to Universal Digital Highways', Gabriel M. Ahfeldt, Pantelis Koutroumpis and Tommaso Valletti, SERC Discussion Paper no.161, July 2014

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SERC website


News Posted: 31/07/2014      [Back to the Top]

Yahoo! Argentina

Plan Terapia para Todos: la salud mental de los economistas y las series policiales de Film and Arts

''En los paises ricos, las enfermedades mentales son el 38 percent de todas las enfermedades; y el porcentaje trepa a 50 percent en la poblacion trabajadora'', dice Richard Layard, economista de la London School of Economics, que promueve en Inglaterra algo asi como un plan de Terapia para Todos. Layard cuenta, en un libro escrito junto al psicologo David Clark, que los costos de un programa a gran escala de terapias cognitivo-conductuales cortas - 16 sesiones - ''basadas en evidencia con resultados reales'' son mucho menores a los costos que implican las dolencias emocionales en terminos de dias no trabajados, desmotivacion, etcetera.

This article was published online by Yahoo! Argentina on July 25, 2014
Link to article here

See also
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Yahoo! Colombia
La Nacion
Yahoo! Mexico

Related Publications
Thrive: the Power of Evidence Based Psychological Therapies, Richard Layard and David M Clark, Penguin, July 2014
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David Clark webpage
Wellbeing Programme webpage

News Posted: 25/07/2014      [Back to the Top]

ENP Newswire

Jens Weidmann: Speech at the German-British Chamber of Industry and Commerce Annual Dinner 2014

Speech by Dr Jens Weidmann, President of the Deutsche Bundesbank, to the German-British Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner 2014, London, 23 July 2014.

2. The benefits of European integration
And it seems that Britain, too, has gained. Half of its trade is with the European Union, and studies suggest that EU membership has boosted Britain's trade in goods with other EU countries by more than 50 percent. The Center for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics has found that the immediate benefits of increased trade amount to 1 1/4 percent to 3 percent of GDP. And if the longer-term effects of strengthened competition and increased productivity are taken into account as well, EU membership is estimated to have provided a boost of up to 10.5 percent of GDP.

This article was published online by ENP Newswire on July 24, 2014
Link to article here

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'The Costs and Benefits of Leaving the EU', Gianmarco Ottaviano, Joao Paulo Pessoa, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, Centre for Economic Performance Technical Paper, May 2014
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'Brexit or Fixit? The Trade and Welfare Effects of Leaving the European Union', Gianmarco Ottaviano, Joao Paulo Pessoa, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, Centre for Economic Performance Policy Paper No.16, May 2014
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Joao Paulo Pessoa webpage
Thomas Sampson webpage
John Van Reenen webpage
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Productivity and Innovation Programme webpage

News Posted: 24/07/2014      [Back to the Top]

Centre for Economic Performance Press Release

The 2014 EIB Prize for Excellence in Economic and Social Research awarded to the economists Nicholas Bloom and John Van Reenen

The EIB Institute announces that this year's 'Outstanding Contribution Award' - with a prize of EUR 40,000 - will go jointly to Professors Nicholas Bloom (Department of Economics, Stanford University) and John Van Reenen (Centre for Economic Performance and Department of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science) in acknowledgement of the academic excellence, work published and impact on public policy of their research on this year's prize topic ''Innovation, Market Structure and Competitiveness''.

The press notice was released by the Centre for Economic Performance on July 22, 2014
Link to the press release here

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John Van Reenen webpage
Productivity and Innovation Programme webpage
Management Practices and Organisational Structures Research webpage

News Posted: 22/07/2014      [Back to the Top]

Centre for Economic Performance Press Release

The 2014 EIB Prize for Excellence in Economic and Social Research awarded to the economists Nicholas Bloom and John Van Reenen

The EIB Institute announces that this year's 'Outstanding Contribution Award' - with a prize of EUR 40,000 - will go jointly to Professors Nicholas Bloom (Department of Economics, Stanford University) and John Van Reenen (Centre for Economic Performance and Department of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science) in acknowledgement of the academic excellence, work published and impact on public policy of their research on this year's prize topic ''Innovation, Market Structure and Competitiveness''.

The press notice was released by the Centre for Economic Performance on July 22, 2014
Link to the press release here

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Nicholas Bloom webpage
John Van Reenen webpage
Productivity and Innovation Programme webpage
Management Practices and Organisational Structures Research webpage

News Posted: 22/07/2014      [Back to the Top]

The Economist

Bridges to somewhere

An assumption underpinning China's investment policy is that connecting the hinterland to transport should support its development. But the construction of an early phase of China's national trunk highway system - 35,000km of highways, built from 1992 to 2007 at a cost of $120 billion - suggests that is not always the case. In a new article, Benjamin Faber of the University of California, Berkeley, finds that GDP growth was reduced by about 18 percent over time in smaller counties that were connected to the highway system relative to ones that were not. Industrial output shrank when goods streamed in from more advanced areas, displacing local products. In other words, better infrastructure sometimes saps, rather than invigorates, poorer regions.

This article was published by The Economist - Free Exchange on July 19, 2014
Link to article here

Related publications
'Trade Integration, Market Size and Industrialization: Evidence from China's National Trunk Highway System', Benjamin Faber, Centre for Economic Performance Discussion Paper No.1244, October 2013

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Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 19/07/2014      [Back to the Top]

Huffington Post

Why Do Fewer Than One in Three People With Mental Illness Receive Treatment? By David Clark and Richard Layard

It is not surprising that most mental illness goes untreated. While most people with physical illness are in treatment, this is true for fewer than one in three people with mental illness. This figure applies throughout the advanced world, and even for major depressions the figure is under a half in Britain, the USA, and continental Europe. If your pancreas is not working you automatically get treatment, but if your mind has been disordered for decades you do not.

This article appeared in the Huffington Post on 4 July 2014 link to article

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News Posted: 04/07/2014      [Back to the Top]

Huffington Post

Why Do Fewer Than One in Three People With Mental Illness Receive Treatment? By David Clark and Richard Layard

It is not surprising that most mental illness goes untreated. While most people with physical illness are in treatment, this is true for fewer than one in three people with mental illness. This figure applies throughout the advanced world, and even for major depressions the figure is under a half in Britain, the USA, and continental Europe. If your pancreas is not working you automatically get treatment, but if your mind has been disordered for decades you do not.

This article appeared in the Huffington Post on 4 July 2014 link to article

Related Publications
Thrive: the Power of Evidence Based Psychological Therapies Richard Layard, David M Clark, Penguin, July 2014

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David Clark webpage
Wellbeing Programme webpage

News Posted: 04/07/2014      [Back to the Top]

Hispanic Business.com

United Kingdom: Deputy Prime Minister announces Northern Futures project

The Northern Futures project is a new approach to policymaking which means that rather than decisions being made by politicians and civil servants in Whitehall, the power is given to the people who live and work there. ... The call for ideas is open to people from all walks of life - businesses, civic leaders, experts in housing, transport and science, academics, students. The following people are already on board: Tom Riordan, Leeds City Council, John Mothersole, Sheffield City Council, Sir Richard Lease and Sir Howard Bernstein, Manchester City Council, Alexandra Jones, Centre for Cities, Hakim Yadi, Northern Health Sciences Alliance, Tom Bloxham MBE, Urban Splash, Henry Overman, London School of Economics, Jim O'Neill, RSA City Growth Commission, Julia Unwin, Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

This article was published by Hispanicbusiness.com on July 4, 2014
Link to article here

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SERC website
Globalisation Programme webpage
Henry Overman CEP publications webpage

News Posted: 04/07/2014      [Back to the Top]

Wirtschaftswoche

Der britische Alptraum

Fur die britische Wirtschaft ware das ein Alptraum. In der aktuellen Studie ''Brexit or Fixit?'' uber die wirtschaftlichen Auswirkungen eines britischen EU-Austritts warnen hochrangige Okonomen vom Center for Economic Performance (CEP) der London School of Economics vor den enormen Kosten einer solchen Entscheidung.

This article was published in Wirtschaftswoche on June 12, 2014
Link to article webpage

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Handelsblatt
EU-Austritt?: Der britische Alptraum

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News Posted: 12/06/2014      [Back to the Top]

The Guardian

Talking therapies are better than pills, but you have to find the right one

When the Depression Report was published by the Centre for Economic Performance's mental health policy group in 2006, it quantified the effects of that over-medicalisation for the first time. Talking therapies, particularly CBT, could be shown to be more effective than medication in cases of mild to moderate depression, both in getting people back to work and preventing recurrence. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) guidelines already stated that talking therapies should be offered before drugs; the problem was that there weren't enough qualified therapists. The Depression Report showed clearly that investment in making CBT and similar therapies more widely available would be better for the economy in the long run than handing out pills.

This article appeared in the Guardian on 28 May 2014 link to article

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Mental Illness and Unhappiness Dan Chisholm, Richard Layard, Vikram Patel, Shekhar Saxena, September 2013 Paper No' CEPDP1239

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News Posted: 28/05/2014      [Back to the Top]

The Guardian

Talking therapies are better than pills, but you have to find the right one

When the Depression Report was published by the Centre for Economic Performance's mental health policy group in 2006, it quantified the effects of that over-medicalisation for the first time. Talking therapies, particularly CBT, could be shown to be more effective than medication in cases of mild to moderate depression, both in getting people back to work and preventing recurrence. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) guidelines already stated that talking therapies should be offered before drugs; the problem was that there weren't enough qualified therapists. The Depression Report showed clearly that investment in making CBT and similar therapies more widely available would be better for the economy in the long run than handing out pills.

This article appeared in the Guardian on 28 May 2014 link to article

Related Publications
The Depression Report: A New Deal for Depression and Anxiety Disorders The Centre for Economic Performance's Mental Health Policy group, June 2006
Mental Illness and Unhappiness Dan Chisholm, Richard Layard, Vikram Patel, Shekhar Saxena, September 2013 Paper No' CEPDP1239

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Wellbeing webpage

News Posted: 28/05/2014      [Back to the Top]

The Guardian

Talking therapies are better than pills, but you have to find the right one

When the Depression Report was published by the Centre for Economic Performance's mental health policy group in 2006, it quantified the effects of that over-medicalisation for the first time. Talking therapies, particularly CBT, could be shown to be more effective than medication in cases of mild to moderate depression, both in getting people back to work and preventing recurrence. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) guidelines already stated that talking therapies should be offered before drugs; the problem was that there weren't enough qualified therapists. The Depression Report showed clearly that investment in making CBT and similar therapies more widely available would be better for the economy in the long run than handing out pills.

This article appeared in the Guardian on 28 May 2014 link to article

Related Publications
The Depression Report: A New Deal for Depression and Anxiety Disorders The Centre for Economic Performance's Mental Health Policy group, June 2006
Mental Illness and Unhappiness Dan Chisholm, Richard Layard, Vikram Patel, Shekhar Saxena, September 2013 Paper No' CEPDP1239

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Wellbeing webpage

News Posted: 28/05/2014      [Back to the Top]

Die Welt

EU-Austritt würde Briten extrem hart treffen

''Der Ausstieg wurde der britischen Wirtschaft betrachtliche Kosten aufburden'', sagt Joao Paulo Pessoa vom Centre for Economic Performance an der London School of Economics, einer der Verfasser der Studie ''Brexit or Fixit?'', die kurzlich in London vorgestellt wurde. ''Es ware ein sehr riskantes Spiel. Der Traum von der 'splendid isolation' konnte sich als ein sehr teurer Traum herausstellen'', sagt Pessoa.
Withdrawal from the EU would hit British extremely hard
''The withdrawal of the British economy would impose considerable costs,'' said Joao Paulo Pessoa from the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics, one of the authors of the study ''Brexit or Fixit?'', which was recently presented in London. ''It would be a very risky game. Dreaming of the 'splendid isolation' could turn out to be a very expensive dream,'' said Pessoa.

This article was published in Die Welt (Germany) on May 27, 2014
Link to article here

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hamburger Abendblatt (Germany)
EU-Austritt würde Briten extrem hart treffen

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The Costs and Benefits of Leaving the EU, Gianmarco Ottaviano, João Paulo Pessoa, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP mimeo/technical paper, May 2014

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João Paulo Pessoa webpage
Thomas Sampson webpage
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Globalisation Programme webpage
Productivity and Innovation Programme webpage

News Posted: 27/05/2014      [Back to the Top]

Huffington Post

Weekend Roundup: The World Pivots to Asia

Keyu Jin of the London School of Economics examines the Chinese economic model and argues that more income must be shifted to the household if China's growth is going to be fairly shared.

This article appeared in the Huffington Post on 23 May 2014 link to article

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Macro Programme webpage

News Posted: 23/05/2014      [Back to the Top]

LSE British Politics and Policy blog

Leaving the European Union is likely to have a significant negative economic impact

In a new report on the economic consequences of a 'Brexit', Gianmarco Ottaviano, João Paulo Pessoa, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen find that if the UK left the European Union there would be a significant negative impact. The most important cost would be as a result of lower trade with the EU as a result of higher barriers.

This article was posted on the LSE British Politics and Policy blog on May 21, 2014
Link to article here

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The Costs and Benefits of Leaving the EU, Gianmarco Ottaviano, João Paulo Pessoa, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP mimeo/technical paper, May 2014

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João Paulo Pessoa webpage
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John Van Reenen webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage
Productivity and Innovation Programme webpage

News Posted: 21/05/2014      [Back to the Top]

Policy Review

Leaving the EU could cost UK more than 2008 financial crisis

The Conservative party is committed to holding a referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union (EU) in 2017 - and many voters seem keen on having the opportunity to express their opinion. So what would be the consequences of a majority vote in favour of leaving? 'Brexit' is likely to have a significant negative impact on the UK economy, writes Joao Paulo Pessoa.

This article was published online by the Policy Review on May 21, 2014
Link to article here

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The Costs and Benefits of Leaving the EU, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Joao Paulo Pessoa, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP mimeo/technical paper, May 2014

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News Posted: 21/05/2014      [Back to the Top]

The Daily Telegraph

UK could be plunged into another crisis if it left EU

Economists at the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP), which is part of the London School of Economics, described a British exit as a ''very risky gamble''. It said the move would cost jobs, reduce investment and push up the price of goods, even if the Government managed to a strike Swiss-style agreement to keep trade channels open.

This article was published in The Daily Telegraph on May 17, 2014
Link to article here

Related publications
'Brexit or Fixit? The Trade and Welfare Effects of Leaving the European Union', G.I.P. Ottaviano, Joao Paulo Pessoa, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, Centre for Economic Performance Policy Analysis No.16, May 2014
The Costs and Benefits of Leaving the EU, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Joao Paulo Pessoa, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP mimeo/technical paper, May 2014

Related links
Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
Joao Paulo Pessoa webpage
Thomas Sampson webpage
John Van Reenen webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage
Productivity and Innovation Programme webpage

News Posted: 17/05/2014      [Back to the Top]

The Times

Exit from EU 'could hit UK harder than financial crisis'

In a fresh analysis of the effects of a so-called Brexit, the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) said that in the worst-case scenario Britain could suffer a fall of between 6.3 per cent and 9.5 per cent of GDP because of increased trade and regulatory costs. This compares with a 7 per cent drop in output after the global financial crisis struck.

This article was published in The Times on May 17, 2014
Link to article here.
Complete pdf of the article can be downloaded from here.

Related publications
'Brexit or Fixit? The Trade and Welfare Effects of Leaving the European Union', G.I.P. Ottaviano, Joao Paulo Pessoa, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, Centre for Economic Performance Policy Analysis No.16, May 2014
The Costs and Benefits of Leaving the EU, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Joao Paulo Pessoa, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP mimeo/technical paper, May 2014

Related links
Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
Joao Paulo Pessoa webpage
Thomas Sampson webpage
John Van Reenen webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage
Productivity and Innovation Programme webpage

News Posted: 17/05/2014      [Back to the Top]

EU Observer.com

Brexit would be 'very costly gamble'

Increased trade and regulatory costs would cost the UK economy up to 9.5 percent of its output if the UK left the European Union, according to new research by the London School of Economics. The findings are contained in the 'Brexit or Fixit?' report by researchers at the Centre for Economic Performance, which forms part of the university. ''Our current assessment is that leaving the EU would be likely to impose substantial costs on the UK economy and would be a very risky gamble,'' the paper states.

This article was published online by EU Observer.com on May 16, 2014
Link to article here

Related publications
'Brexit or Fixit? The Trade and Welfare Effects of Leaving the European Union', G.I.P. Ottaviano, Joao Paulo Pessoa, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, Centre for Economic Performance Policy Analysis No.16, May 2014
The Costs and Benefits of Leaving the EU, Gianmarco Ottaviano, Joao Paulo Pessoa, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, CEP mimeo/technical paper, May 2014

Related links
Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
Joao Paulo Pessoa webpage
Thomas Sampson webpage
John Van Reenen webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage
Productivity and Innovation Programme webpage

News Posted: 16/05/2014      [Back to the Top]

Centre for Economic Performance Press Release

Brexit or fixit? The trade and welfare effects of leaving the European Union

The Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) today launches a new report in its series of CEP Policy Analyses: 'Brexit or Fixit? The Trade and Welfare Effects of Leaving the European Union' by Professor Gianmarco Ottaviano, Joao Paulo Pessoa, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen. With the promise of a 2017 referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union (EU), the authors consider what would be the likely economic effects on the UK from such a move (commonly called 'Brexit'). Their analysis focuses on the more mundane (but quantifiable) economic issues, especially trade.

The CEP press release was published online on May 16, 2014
Link to the release here.

Related publications
'Brexit or Fixit? The Trade and Welfare Effects of Leaving the European Union', G. I. P. Ottaviano, Joao Paulo Pessoa, Thomas Sampson and John Van Reenen, Centre for Economic Performance Policy Analysis No.16, May 2014
Available to download

Related links
Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
Joao Paulo Pessoa webpage
Thomas Sampson webpage
John Van Reenen webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage
Productivity and Innovation Programme webpage


News Posted: 16/05/2014      [Back to the Top]

WA Today

Australia the most expensive country in the G20

The director of the centre for economic performance at the London School of Economics, John Van Reenen, said high prices partly reflected that people want to live in economically successful Australia. “However, as the commodity boom and China’s growth slows, Australia will face a more challenging time ahead,” Professor Van Reenen said.

This article appeared in WA Today on 12 May 2014 link to article

Also in:
Sydney Morning Herald
Australian Financial Review

Related Links
John Van Reenen webpage
Productivity and Innovation webpage

News Posted: 12/05/2014      [Back to the Top]

Science Magazine

Problematic permitting

An article discussing research from the Centre for Economic Performance by Ralf Martin, Mirabelle Muuls, Laure B. de Preux and Ulrich J. Wagner was featured in the ''Editor's'' choice section in the latest edition of the Science Magazine.

When faced with environmental regulations and the costs they impose, companies may relocate to a less-regulated jurisdiction, taking with them jobs and contributing to ''leakage'' in which targets of regulation, such as carbon emissions, are not reduced, just redistributed. To retain companies, jurisdictions often include exemptions and other incentives in their regulations. Yet these incentives may be seen as taxpayer-funded ''handouts'' to industry, threatening political support. Thus, the balance is critical. Martin et al. studied the European Union (EU) Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), which offered emissions permits for free, rather than auctioning them, to many companies deemed at risk of relocating. They interviewed managers of 761 manufacturing firms across six EU countries, and combined this with economic performance data and official ETS carbon emissions data. They found that reductions in the risk of relocation under the ETS permit allocation rules could have been achieved with far fewer free permits. The mismatch was especially problematic in terms of reducing the risk of job loss. Although their initial analyses drew on information gleaned from interviews with companies, the authors developed permit allocation schemes that drew on more easily accessible information, such as firm-level employment and carbon emissions, that were still more effective in terms of minimizing leakage and job loss. Such optimization is critical as ETS considers revising its permitting process, and more emissions trading markets worldwide adopt similar exemption rules.

This article was featured in Science Magazine, Volume 344, Number 6180, Issue of 11 April 2014
Link to article here

Related publications
'Industry Compensation Under Relocation Risk: A Firm-Level Analysis of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme', Ralf Martin, Mirabelle Muuls, Laure B. de Preux and Ulrich J. Wagner, Centre for Economic Performance Discussion Paper No.1150, June 2012

Related links
Ralf Martin webpage
Mirabelle Muuls webpage
Laure B. de Preux webpage
Ulrich J. Wagner webpage
Productivity and Innovation Programme webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 11/04/2014      [Back to the Top]

Reuters

Bank of England's Carney faces grilling over foreign exchange scandal

John van Reenen, director of the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics, said a natural extension of Carney's push to improve transparency at the Bank would be to bring more clarity to its internal supervision.

This article appeared on Reuters on 9 March 2014 link to article

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John Van Reenen webpage
Productivity and Innovation webpage

Also in:
MSN Money link
Business RSS News link

News Posted: 09/03/2014      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio 4

Today programme

8:35am Henry Overman, professor of economic geography at the London School of Economics, and Ed Cox, director of the Institute for Public Policy Research North, debate why London is such a powerful force in the UK.

The debate was aired on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme on March 3, 2014
Link to programme here

Related links
Henry Overman webpage
Spatial Economics Research Centre website
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 03/03/2014      [Back to the Top]

guardian.co.uk

Should the government hold auctions for UK

David Metcalf head to head with Julian Norman, agree that the investor route to UK migration needs reform, but not on the idea of auctioning
David Metcalf: it's one part of a wider reform to benefit UK residents
... we believe that there are some straightforward reforms which would make it much more likely that UK residents gain. These include: raising the investment threshold, encouraging alternative investments, auctioning some slots, and altering the residency requirements.

This article was published by guardian.co.uk on February 26, 2014
Link to article here

See also
February 25, 2014
Sydney Morning Herald
UK should auction off visas - with a reserve of $4.6m, says advisory panel
''We have focused our attention on how UK residents may gain from this migration route; we express some healthy scepticism regarding the value to UK residents of high net-worth individuals coming to the UK'', the panels chairman, David Metcalf, said. ''When people say: 'Isn't it awful to sell visas? it's better than giving them away, which is what we are doing now.''
RT.com
'Going once, going twice, sold': UK seeks to auction visas to wealthy bidders
In a bid to combat this rising trend, the new system is being proposed, and it has its advocates, including the chairman of the Migration Advisory Committee, Sir David Metcalf. He sees little alternative for making investor visas beneficial to the UK than for it to start ''auctioning some of those slots ... There should be a proper discussion about it. Equally it may well be that we should be letting people in if they endow a Cambridge college, a major teaching hospital or the London School of Economics with £10 million,'' he told the House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee.

Related Links
David Metcalf webpage
Labour Market webpage

News Posted: 26/02/2014      [Back to the Top]

Marginal Revolution

Where are the missing gains from trade?

There is a new and probably important paper by Marc J. Melitz and Stephen J. Redding on this topic. For this piece I find a segment in the middle to be more illuminating than the abstract:
Trade has a fractal-like property in this model, in which there are gains from trade at each intermediate stage of production. If one falsely assumes a single stage of production, when production is in fact sequential, these gains from trade at each intermediate stage show up as an endogenous increase in measured domestic productivity. As the number of production stages converges towards infinity, the welfare gains from trade become arbitrarily large. This captures the idea that trade involves myriad changes in the organization of production throughout the economy and the welfare costs from forgoing this pervasive specialization can be large.

As the domestic trade share for an individual production stage becomes arbitrarily small, the welfare gains from trade also becomes arbitrarily large. This captures the idea that some countries may have strong comparative advantages in some stages of production and the welfare losses from forgoing this specialization can be large.

I would note this idea holds out the hope of integrating the technology diffusion literature with the more traditional international trade theory approaches.

This article was published online by Marginal Revolution on January 21, 2014
Link to article here

Related Publications
Missing Gains from Trade? Marc J. Melitz and Stephen J. Redding, Centre for Economic Performance Discussion Paper No.1254, January 2014

Related Links
Steve Redding webpage
Globalisation webpage

News Posted: 21/01/2014      [Back to the Top]

Guardian

Research will create policy that encourages local economic growth

LSE what works centre and the government will together drive evidence to the heart of policymaking. Article by Henry Overman
What can policy do to increase local economic growth? This question continues to perplex and challenge policymakers and academics. In a period where government is faced with slow growth and is considering how best to devolve power, the question has assumed increased importance. Careful research and evaluation are crucial to answering it. Understanding and assessing evidence is not always easy for policymakers facing the day-to-day challenge of delivering better economic outcomes for their communities. This is where the recently established what works centre for local economic growth comes in. The centre, a collaboration between the LSE, the Centre for Cities and Arup, will review policy areas such as employment, skills, housing and regeneration and will provide policymakers with the evidence and insights they need to design and deliver services that will drive local economic growth and employment.

This article was published by the Guardian on November 21, 2013
Link to article here

Related links
Henry Overman webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage
SERC website

News Posted: 21/11/2013      [Back to the Top]

Yahoo! France Finance

Pourquoi les Italiens placent leur épargne dans la dette de leur pays

INTERVIEW Les bons du tresor proposes par l'Etat italien a ses citoyens ont trouve preneurs en moins de 2 jours. Explications de Gianmarco Ottaviano, Professeur d'economie a la London School of Economics. Le Tresor italien n'a eu aucun mal a placer ses BTP (Buoni del Tresoro Poliannali) aupres des epargnants italiens. Comment expliquez-vous ce succes qui fait suite a quatre autres emissions comparables?
Why the Italians put their savings in their country's debt [Translation]
INTERVIEW of Treasury bills offered by the Italian State to its citizens have found takers in less than 2 days. Explanations of Gianmarco Ottaviano, Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics. The Italian Treasury had no trouble placing his BTP (Buoni del Tresoro Poliannali) with Italian savers. How do you explain this success which follows four other comparable emissions?

This article was published online by Yahoo! France Finance on November 6, 2013
Link to article here

Related links
Gianmarco Ottaviano webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage
Gianmarco Ottaviano CEP publications webpage

News Posted: 06/11/2013      [Back to the Top]

The Sunday Telegraph

HS2 will clog up the rail system, warns freight expert

Henry Overman, professor of economic geography at the London School of Economics, described the KPMG report as ''technically wrong'' in parts of analysis and ''possibly out by orders of magnitude'' in its results. ''I can imagine why the Government rushed this report out but it would appear to add very little, if anything, to the debate'', he said.

The article was published in The Sunday Telegraph on September 15, 2013
Link to article here

Related publications
HS2: assessing the costs and benefits, Henry Overman. Article in CentrePiece Volume 16, Issue 3, Winter 2012

Related links
Henry Overman webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage
SERC website

News Posted: 15/09/2013      [Back to the Top]

Investors Chronicle

The curse of cheap money

UK productivity has been stagnant for years; GDP per worker is lower now than it was at the start of 2007. Could it be that the global savings glut of the 00s is partly to blame for this? That is the question posed in a new paper by Luca Fornaro and Gianluca Benigno, two economists at the LSE.

This article was published in the Investors Chronicle on June 28, 2013
Link to article here

Related publications
'The Financial Resource Curse', Luca Fornaro and Gianluca Benigno, Centre for Economic Performance Discussion Paper No. 1217, May 2013

Related links
Gianluca Benigno webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 28/06/2013      [Back to the Top]

ESRC - press release

Researchers celebrated for outstanding impact

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has rewarded researchers for their outstanding economic and social impact in the first Celebrating Impact Prize. The winners and runners up were announced at the awards ceremony held at Church House in Westminster, London on 14 May by BBC broadcaster and former economics editor, Evan Davis. The applications were judged by a panel of experts from business, academia and the public sector. The shortlisted entrants were invited to attend an interview, with a user of their research, to further demonstrate to the panel their role in achieving outstanding research impact. There were six categories in the prize.... Second place was awarded to:... Mr Richard Murphy, London School of Economics, for Outstanding Early Career Impact.

The press release was published on the ESRC news website on May 15, 2013
Link to the release here

Related links
Richard Murphy webpage
Education and Skills Programme webpage
Richard Murphy CEP publications webpage

News Posted: 15/05/2013      [Back to the Top]

ESRC - press release

Researchers celebrated for outstanding impact

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has rewarded researchers for their outstanding economic and social impact in the first Celebrating Impact Prize. The winners and runners up were announced at the awards ceremony held at Church House in Westminster, London on 14 May by BBC broadcaster and former economics editor, Evan Davis. The applications were judged by a panel of experts from business, academia and the public sector. The shortlisted entrants were invited to attend an interview, with a user of their research, to further demonstrate to the panel their role in achieving outstanding research impact. There were six categories in the prize.... Second place was awarded to:... Mr Richard Murphy, London School of Economics, for Outstanding Early Career Impact.

The press release was published on the ESRC news website on May 15, 2013
Link to the release here

Related links
Richard Murphy webpage
Education and Skills Programme webpage
Richard Murphy CEP publications webpage

News Posted: 15/05/2013      [Back to the Top]

ESRC - press release

Researchers celebrated for outstanding impact

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has rewarded researchers for their outstanding economic and social impact in the first Celebrating Impact Prize. The winners and runners up were announced at the awards ceremony held at Church House in Westminster, London on 14 May by BBC broadcaster and former economics editor, Evan Davis. The applications were judged by a panel of experts from business, academia and the public sector. The shortlisted entrants were invited to attend an interview, with a user of their research, to further demonstrate to the panel their role in achieving outstanding research impact. There were six categories in the prize.... Second place was awarded to:... Mr Richard Murphy, London School of Economics, for Outstanding Early Career Impact.

The press release was published on the ESRC news website on May 15, 2013
Link to the release here

Related links
Richard Murphy webpage
Education and Skills Programme webpage
Richard Murphy CEP publications webpage

News Posted: 15/05/2013      [Back to the Top]

eWallstreeter - Outside the Box

Why China doesn't need the world

Commentary: Nationalism and self-reliance could shut out trading partners
Chinese resentment at the destruction of the value of its savings is increasing. In an opinion piece published in June 2012 in The Financial Times, Jin Liqun, chairman of the supervisory board at the China Investment Corporation, the nation's sovereign wealth fund, writing with Keyu Jin, assistant professor at the London School of Economics, answered criticism of China's response to the European debt crisis: "From the outset of the crisis", they wrote, "China has responded positively and firmly to Europe's appeal for support. But it should be received as an important and responsible stakeholder, not as an outside creditor relegated to lower levels of seniority in moments of urgency. It should be treated equally with the European Central Bank in the event of any debt restructuring".

This article was published by eWallstreeter - Outside the Box on May 14, 2013
Link to article here

Related links
Keyu Jin webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage
Macro Programme webpage

News Posted: 14/05/2013      [Back to the Top]

Financial Times

Chinese lessons for Yahoo's boss

Although that particular form of indolence known as "working from home" is out of fashion at Yahoo, where Ms Mayer has told staff to work from the office, it is getting its first tentative trials in China. One local government in Shanghai is trying to promote the concept by working with Ctrip, China's largest, Nasdaq-listed travel agency. Ctrip told local Chinese news that it had lowered its usual requirements for age and appearance, and focused more on honesty and responsibility when deciding which employees should be allowed to work without coming to the office. The company's CEO, James Liang, wrote up Ctrip's nine-month experiment in home-working with Stanford University professor Nicholas Bloom, concluding that performance increased dramatically and attrition fell sharply - while the company saved about $2,000 per employee per year worked at home.

This article was published in the Financial Times on May 14, 2013
Link to article here

Related publications
'Does Working from Home Work? Evidence from a Chinese Experiment', Nicholas Bloom, James Liang, John Roberts and Zhichun Jenny Ying, Centre for Economic Performance Discussion Paper No.1194, March 2013

Related links
Nicholas Bloom webpage
Productivity and Innovation Programme webpage

News Posted: 14/05/2013      [Back to the Top]

Financial Times

Chinese lessons for Yahoo's boss

Although that particular form of indolence known as "working from home" is out of fashion at Yahoo, where Ms Mayer has told staff to work from the office, it is getting its first tentative trials in China. One local government in Shanghai is trying to promote the concept by working with Ctrip, China's largest, Nasdaq-listed travel agency. Ctrip told local Chinese news that it had lowered its usual requirements for age and appearance, and focused more on honesty and responsibility when deciding which employees should be allowed to work without coming to the office. The company's CEO, James Liang, wrote up Ctrip's nine-month experiment in home-working with Stanford University professor Nicholas Bloom, concluding that performance increased dramatically and attrition fell sharply - while the company saved about $2,000 per employee per year worked at home.

This article was published in the Financial Times on May 14, 2013
Link to article here

Related publications
'Does Working from Home Work? Evidence from a Chinese Experiment', Nicholas Bloom, James Liang, John Roberts and Zhichun Jenny Ying, Centre for Economic Performance Discussion Paper No.1194, March 2013

Related links
Nicholas Bloom webpage
Productivity and Innovation Programme webpage

News Posted: 14/05/2013      [Back to the Top]

Bloomberg - Business Week

China on slower, but stable growth path

Dr. Keyu Jin, lecturer in economics at London School of Economics, talks with Mark Barton about the slowdown in the Chinese economy and how much of it is the work of the Chinese government. She speaks on Bloomberg...

The article was published by Bloomberg Business Week on May 1, 2013
Link to article here

Related links
Keyu Jin webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 01/05/2013      [Back to the Top]

LSE Politics and Policy blog

The Chancellor has finally shifted towards stimulating growth

Commenting on the Chancellor's budget, Linda Yueh sees a lot of positive stimulus measures that are better late than never, such as increased infrastructure spending and measures to cut corporate taxes. However, the Chancellor could have done more to boost confidence by setting out a convincing vision instead of knitting together disparate pieces of stimulus.

This article was published by the LSE Politics and Policy blog on March 20, 2013
Link to article here

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 20/03/2013      [Back to the Top]

LSE Politics and Policy blog

The Chancellor has finally shifted towards stimulating growth

Commenting on the Chancellor's budget, Linda Yueh sees a lot of positive stimulus measures that are better late than never, such as increased infrastructure spending and measures to cut corporate taxes. However, the Chancellor could have done more to boost confidence by setting out a convincing vision instead of knitting together disparate pieces of stimulus.

This article was published by the LSE Politics and Policy blog on March 20, 2013
Link to article here

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 20/03/2013      [Back to the Top]

The Sunday Times

We've been on a roll - and can do it again

Britain's economy. It set out some good ideas about how to generate growth over the medium and long term through infrastructure, innovation, education and skills. More striking was that the London School of Economics (LSE) Growth Commission stressed that Britain approaches the future with very considerable advantages, and an economy that is far from broken.

This article appeared in the Sunday Times on 3 February 2013 link to article

Related publications
LSE Growth Commission Report Investing for Prosperity: Skills, Infrastructure and Innovation by Philippe Aghion, Timothy Besley, John Browne, Francesco Caselli, Richard Lambert, Rachel Lomax, Christopher Pissarides, Nick Stern and John Van Reenen, January 2013 link to report

Related links
Francesco Caselli webpage
Christopher Pissarides webpage
John Van Reenen webpage
Productivity and Innovation Programme webpage
LSE Growth Commission website

News Posted: 04/02/2013      [Back to the Top]

Afaqs

BBC World News names Linda Yueh as Chief Business Correspondent

Today BBC World News announced the appointment of Linda Yueh as Chief Business Correspondent, a new Singapore-based position that signals the channel's continuing commitment to Asia and determination to expand the breadth and depth of its international business coverage. Linda Yueh was most recently the London-based Economics Editor for Bloomberg Television and brings with her a wealth of experience in business journalism. Prior to joining Bloomberg, she was a full-time economist and a regular media commentator. She is currently a Fellow in Economics at Oxford University and an Adjunct Professor at the London Business School. Linda Yueh is also an associate of the London School of Economics and Political Science's Centre for Economic Performance as well as of IDEAS: the International Affairs, Diplomacy & Strategy research centre. She previously worked as an international corporate lawyer with the New York-based law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and served as a special advisor to the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. Linda Yueh has also consulted and advised a number of international organizations and governments.

This article appeared on AFAQS.com on January 23, 2013
Link to article here

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 23/01/2013      [Back to the Top]

Yahoo! News

Analysis - tough rules and tight credit may thwart housing hopes

The 10 billion pounds of loan guarantees, which will not come into effect before early next year, aim to reduce the cost of finance for builders and help institutional investors who want to buy portfolios of homes to rent out. Rough calculations suggest they would add something in the region of 0.2 percent to GDP. "I would think tens of thousands of new homes - low tens of thousands", said Henry Overman, a professor of economic geography at the London School of Economics.

This article was published online on Yahoo! News on October 5, 2012
Link to article

Related links
Henry Overman webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage
SERC website
Henry Overman CEP publications webpage

News Posted: 05/10/2012      [Back to the Top]

ETSG 2012 Leuven Fourteenth Conference Chair Jacquemin Prize

Swati Dhingra and John Morrow recipients of the Chair Jacquemin Prize

Congratulations to Swati Dhingra and John Morrow for yet another prize - Prize Jacquemin - for their paper 'The Impact of Integration on Productivity and Welfare Distortions under Monopolistic Competition'. The Chaire Jacquemin of the Universite Catholique de Louvain in collaboration with the LICOS Research Centre of KULeuven (Belgium) awarded the prize at the ETSG Conference 2012 in Leuven.

More information on the history and the mission of the Chaire Jacquemin can be found here

Related publications
'The Impact of Integration on Productivity and Welfare Distortions Under Monopolistic Competition', Swati Dhingra and John Morrow, Centre for Economic Performance Discussion Paper No.1130, February 2012

Related links
Swati Dhingra webpage
John Morrow webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 18/09/2012      [Back to the Top]

Washington Post

The offshoring squabble

If economists are agreed on anything, it is the net benefits to society, both in the U.S. and abroad, of free trade. The same goes for free movement of investment capital, and the jobs it creates. Recent empirical studies support the theory. In a May 2012 paper, researchers at the London School of Economics Center for Economic Performance examined 58 U.S. manufacturing industries from 2000 to 2007, and found that the cost savings and productivity increases from shifting some work overseas enabled enough new domestic hiring to offset the jobs lost abroad.

This article appeared in the Washington Post on 17 July 2012 link to article

See also
Monday 16 July
Hit and Run: Reason.com (blog)
Does it matter when Mitt Romney left Bain?
Offshoring has no effect on native employment in the aggregate, according to a recent paper published by the London School of Economics Center for Economic Performance link to article

Related publications
Immigration, Offshoring and American Jobs Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano, Giovanni Peri and Greg C. Wright, Centre for Economic Performance Discussion Paper No.1147, May 2012

Related links
Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 17/07/2012      [Back to the Top]

CAGE/CEP Workshop on

Trade Policy in a Globalised World

The CAGE/CEP Workshop on Trade Policy in a Globalised World was held in Venice, Italy June 8-9, 2012.
The conference was organised by Dennis Novey (University of Warwick) and Emanuel Ornelas (Globalisation Programme Director at the Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics).

For a full summary of the Venice Workshop, please visit the Globalisation Programme website.

News Posted: 11/07/2012      [Back to the Top]

The Washington Post

England Student Debt Unprecedented as Government Shifts Funding

U.S. education debt can't be discharged through bankruptcy and almost 2 million Americans with student debt are over 60, according to the New York Federal Reserve. About $85 billion in student debt was delinquent in the third quarter of 2011. In March, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said U.S. student-loan debt had reached $1 trillion, based on preliminary findings. "The American system is brutal" said Tim Leunig who teaches economic history at the London School of Economics.

This article appeared in the The Washington Post on 23 April 2012 link to article

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 23/04/2012      [Back to the Top]

LSE blog

This was a Tory budget from a Tory Chancellor

Tim Leunig analyses today’s budget and argues that this was a case of the Tories looking after their own, particularly with regards to the 50p tax rate. The budget also saw an end to claims to be a tax reforming government, although there were positive moves on pensions and income taxes for those on minimum wage.

This article appeared on LSE blog on 23 March 2012 link to article

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 23/03/2012      [Back to the Top]

Mindful Money

Budget 2012: As it happened

Tim Leunig on the LSE blog analysed the budget on the day it was announced.

This article appeared in Mindful Money on 23 March 2012 link to article

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 23/03/2012      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio Oxford

'Phil Gayle' programme

Linda Yueh gave an interview on the UK Budget.

This interview was broadcast on 22 March 2012 on BBC Radio Oxford link

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 22/03/2012      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio 4

The World at One

John Van Reenen discussed predictions for the 2012 Budget.

This interview was broadcast on 20 March 2012 (no link avaliable)

Related links
John Van Reenen webpage
Productivity and Innovation Programme webpage

News Posted: 20/03/2012      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio 4

The World At One

Dr Tim Leunig was interviewed about the selling of bonds.

This interview was boradcast on 14 March 2012 (no link avaliable)

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 14/03/2012      [Back to the Top]

The Financial Times

QE has also benefitted pension funds

Sir, Pension funds are right that quantitative easing has reduced gilt yields, to the detriment of pension funds ("QE blamed for rise in pensions shortfall", March 8). But QE has also underpinned strong performances by stock markets to the benefit of pension funds.

This article appeared in the Financial Times on 13 March 2012 link to article

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 13/03/2012      [Back to the Top]

This is Money

Reed Elsevier in U-turn as boycott bites

Leunig publicly criticised the group's reaction to the boycott. Leunig, a reader in economic history at the London School of Economics, had lashed out after Reed Elsevier chief executive Erik Engstrom described the objections of his company's critics as being based on 'misunderstandings'. Leunig hit back, saying: 'He should be honest and state that in many cases his journals have an element of monopoly power.'

This article appeared in This is Money on 11 March 2012 link to article

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 11/03/2012      [Back to the Top]

BBC R2

Jeremy Vine

Tim Leunig interviewed, speaking about Brazil overtaking the UK.

This interview was broadcast on BBC 2 on 7 March 2012 (no link avaliable)

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 07/03/2012      [Back to the Top]

Guardian

Taxing the rich: 50p rate or mansion tax?

I've been speaking with Tim Leunig the chief economist at Centre Forum, who makes the following arguments for a council tax: 'At a populist level it's good...for what they enjoy here.'

This article appeared in The Guardian on 6 March 2012 link to article

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 06/03/2012      [Back to the Top]

Guardian Higher Education Network

Creating extra university places will cost nothing

The Government should expand higher education now. Current economic conditions mean that it will cost nothing to increase university places this year, says Tim Leunig.

This article appeared in Guardian Higher Education Network on 3 March 2012 link to article

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 03/03/2012      [Back to the Top]

Financial Times

The cost of expanding higher education is - zero

Letter: Tim Leunig of the LSE and Neil Shephard argue that the price of the expansion of higher education is "at 0 per cent in real terms". The government should increase the number of students at English universities as a matter of urgency.

This article appeared in Financial Times on 8 February 2012 link to article

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 08/02/2012      [Back to the Top]

BBC World Service

The World Today

Linda Yueh interviewed on Angela Merkel's visit to China

This interview was broadcast on BBC World Service on 2 February 2012 link

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 02/02/2012      [Back to the Top]

Times Higher Education

Impact of fees hike to be monitored by independent commission

An independent commission has been set up to see if higher tuition fees are deterring poorer students from applying to university. Chaired by former Observer editor Will Hutton, principal of Hertford College, Oxford, the commission will also include Sutton Trust chairman Peter Lampl, Stephen Machin professor of economics at University College London, and Times journalist Libby Purves, who presents the BBC Radio 4 education programme The Learning Curve.

This article appeared in the Times Higher Education on 27 January 2012 link to article

Related links
Stephen Machin webpage
Labour Markets Programme webpage

News Posted: 27/01/2012      [Back to the Top]

Times Higher Education

Impact of fees hike to be monitored by independent commission

An independent commission has been set up to see if higher tuition fees are deterring poorer students from applying to university. Chaired by former Observer editor Will Hutton, principal of Hertford College, Oxford, the commission will also include Sutton Trust chairman Peter Lampl, Stephen Machin professor of economics at University College London, and Times journalist Libby Purves, who presents the BBC Radio 4 education programme The Learning Curve.

This article appeared in the Times Higher Education on 27 January 2012 link to article

Related links
Stephen Machin webpage
Labour Markets Programme webpage

News Posted: 27/01/2012      [Back to the Top]

New Statesman

Fragmentation or integration

Comment: Econometric studies at the LSE and the University of Bristol appear to demonstrate that hospital based competition has improved clinical quality more rapidly in hospitals that are subject to greater competition. The price of competition
By Carol Propper
Piece in The New Statesman’s supplement titled ‘Competition in a New Society: National Health’ The government’s resolve will have been buoyed by recent research by the LSE and the University of Bristol. These econometric studies appear to demonstrate that the hospitalbased competition introduced by the previous government (the patient choice initiative) improved clinical quality more rapidly in hospitals subject to greater competition. While the validity of this evidence has been contested by other academics, it has been cited by David Cameron to support a more hawkish competition policy

This article appreared in the New Statesmen on 9 December 2011 link to article

Related publications
‘Management in Healthcare: Why Good Practice Really Matters’ Report from McKinsey & Company and the Centre for Economic Performance, October 2010
‘Management practices in the NHS’ CentrePiece 14 (3), Winter 2010 http://cep.lse.ac.uk/CentrePiece/browse.asp?vol=14&issue=3) pages 16-19, by Nick Bloom, Carol Propper, Stephan Seiler and John Van Reenen

Related links
John Van Reenen webpage
Productivity and Innovation Programme webpage

News Posted: 09/12/2011      [Back to the Top]

New Statesman

Fragmentation or integration

Comment: Econometric studies at the LSE and the University of Bristol appear to demonstrate that hospital based competition has improved clinical quality more rapidly in hospitals that are subject to greater competition. The price of competition
By Carol Propper
Piece in The New Statesman’s supplement titled ‘Competition in a New Society: National Health’ The government’s resolve will have been buoyed by recent research by the LSE and the University of Bristol. These econometric studies appear to demonstrate that the hospitalbased competition introduced by the previous government (the patient choice initiative) improved clinical quality more rapidly in hospitals subject to greater competition. While the validity of this evidence has been contested by other academics, it has been cited by David Cameron to support a more hawkish competition policy

This article appreared in the New Statesmen on 9 December 2011 link to article

Related publications
‘Management in Healthcare: Why Good Practice Really Matters’ Report from McKinsey & Company and the Centre for Economic Performance, October 2010
‘Management practices in the NHS’ CentrePiece 14 (3), Winter 2010 http://cep.lse.ac.uk/CentrePiece/browse.asp?vol=14&issue=3) pages 16-19, by Nick Bloom, Carol Propper, Stephan Seiler and John Van Reenen

Related links
John Van Reenen webpage
Productivity and Innovation Programme webpage

News Posted: 09/12/2011      [Back to the Top]

Marketplace

Super committee fails, but US investment still best option

Tim Leunig of the London School of Economics says the U.S. is simply the best of a bad lot. The American economy is growing. It's certainly growing much faster than almost everywhere in Europe. So America has the great advantage that so long as everybody else messes up, it's still the best country you can put your money in.

This article appeared in Marketplace on the 5th December 2011 link to article

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage


News Posted: 05/12/2011      [Back to the Top]

City AM

Demand for new laws to defeat unions

Demand for new laws to defeat unions: Prof Alan Manning from the Centre for Economic Performance at the LSE, said: "There are many areas of conflict between the public sector and government. They are unlikely to be resolved very soon."

This article appeared in City AM on December 1, 2011
Link to article.

Related links
Alan Manning webpage
Labour Markets Programme webpage



News Posted: 02/12/2011      [Back to the Top]

The Economist

Marathon machine

Big gains may arrive as firms find better ways to use new technologies. As a new paper by Tim Leunig and Joachim Voth explains, process innovations may be as valuable as inventions themselves.

This article appeared in The Economist on November 18, 2011
Link to article

Related Publications
Cotton and Cars: the Huge Gains from Process Innovation, Tim Leunig and Joachim Voth. Article in CentrePiece Volume 16, Issue 2, Autumn 2011
‘Spinning Welfare: the Gains from Process Innovation in Cotton and Car Production’, Tim Leunig and Joachim Voth, Centre for Economic Performance Discussion Paper No.1050, May 2011

Related Links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 18/11/2011      [Back to the Top]

Marketplace (American Public Media)

Pigs do fly

Tim Leunig of the London School of Economics quoted as saying: “There's absolutely no blueprint. In fact, it's agreed that it will never happen. But sometimes things that will never happen, do happen.”

This article appeared in Marketplace (American Public Media) on November 3, 2011
Link to article

Related Links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 03/11/2011      [Back to the Top]

BBC ‘Newsnight'

Linda Yueh Interview

Linda Yueh interviewed, speaking on the Euro Zone seeking to be rescued by China.

This interview was broadcast on BBC ‘Newsnight' on 28 October 2011 link to interview

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 28/10/2011      [Back to the Top]

Euromoney

China won't bail out Greece

“[As opposed to supporting Greek investment], supporting multinational investment helps China to develop global firms as well as diversity their capital outflow, predominantly away from government debt such as US Treasuries”, says Linda Yueh, a fellow of economics at the University of Oxford.

This article appeared in Euromoney on September 30, 2011
Link to article

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 30/09/2011      [Back to the Top]

Sky News

Jeff Randall Live

Christopher Pissarides comments on tax avoidance in the Greek economy.

This interview was broadcast on Sky News on 5 September 2011 (no link avaliable)

Related links
Christopher Pissarides webpage
Macro Programme webpage


News Posted: 05/09/2011      [Back to the Top]

Sound Money

Head of IMF says governments need to spend

TIM LEUNIG: The American job numbers, for example, were terrible. Absolutely terrible. So there is good evidence things are going wrong. Unemployment will go up. More people will lose their homes. That really isn't what we want.

This article appeared on Sound Money on 5 September 2011 link to article

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 05/09/2011      [Back to the Top]

LaBolsa.com Noticias

Economía.- Garicano cree que Alemania comienza a valorar la posibilidad de emitir eurobonos

El catedrático de Economía y Estrategia de la London School of Economics, Luis Garicano ha afirmado que en los últimos días se ha experimentado un "cambio enorme" en la postura de Alemania ante la posible...

This article appeared in LaBolsa.com on 16 August 2011 link to article

Related links
Luis Garicano webpage
Productivity and Innovation Programme webpage

News Posted: 16/08/2011      [Back to the Top]

Little basis to claims of rise in crime and moral failure

Financial Times

LSE academic Tim Leunig says there is no evidence that marriage tax breaks such as those being suggested by the Tory right, would encourage people to marry.

This article appeared in Financial Times on 16 August 2011 link to article

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 16/08/2011      [Back to the Top]

Wall Street Pit.com

A fresh surge in uncertainty

The potentially explosive combination of Eurozone debt contagion, vulnerable banking systems, and European and American political paralysis has pushed stock-market volatility to levels nearly as bad as the days following the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks. Nobody knows what happens next. This column reviews research on 16 previous shocks and concludes that today’s uncertainty shock will create a short, sharp contraction in late 2011 of about 1% with a rebound coming in spring 2012.

This article appeared in 9 August 2011 link to article

Related links
Nicholas Bloom webpage
Productivity and Innovation Programme webpage

News Posted: 09/08/2011      [Back to the Top]

ITV1 ''Daybreak''

Linda Yueh Interview

Linda Yueh interviewed, speaking on the US downgrade, euro crisis and market turmoil.

This interview was broadcast on Daybreak, ITV one on 8 August 2011 (no link available)

Also on
BBC Radio 5
Victoria Derbyshire programme link

News Posted: 08/08/2011      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio Oxford

Phil Gayle show

Linda Yueh interviewed on on US jobs and market turmoil

This interview was broadcast on 5 August 2011 on BBC Radio Oxford link

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 05/08/2011      [Back to the Top]

Channel 4 News

Can positive U.S. job growth halt market slide?

"An increase of 200,000 would indicate that there is enough job growth to absorb labour market entrants, so a figure of that magnitude would be helpful,” Dr Linda Yueh, economics correspondent for Bloomberg TV and an Oxford University economics fellow, told Channel 4 News shortly before Friday's announcement.

This interview was broadcast on Channel 4 on 5 August 2011 link

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 05/08/2011      [Back to the Top]

Sound Money

Eurozone debt crisis is back with a vengeance

Tim Leunig: The question is: do Germans want to guarantee Greek, Italian and Spanish debt? I don't see any evidence of that.

This article appeared in Sound Money on August 3, 2011
Link to article

Related Links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 03/08/2011      [Back to the Top]

Channel 4 News

U.S. out of the woods on debt – but for how long?

Bloomberg TV's Economics Correspondent and a fellow in economics at Oxford University, Dr Linda Yueh said the crisis had "cast a light" on the fiscal challenges faced by the US, putting them in "stark relief".

This interview was broadcast on Channel 4 News on 2 August 2011 link to article

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 02/08/2011      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio Oxford

James Cannon show

Linda Yueh interviewed, speaking on the U.S. debt ceiling wrangles.

This interview was broadcast on BBC Radio Oxford on August 1, 2011
[No link available]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

Also on
BBC Radio Wales
Good Morning Wales
[No link available.]

News Posted: 01/08/2011      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio Oxford

James Cannon show

Linda Yueh interviewed, speaking on the U.S. debt ceiling wrangles.

This interview was broadcast on BBC Radio Oxford on August 1, 2011
[No link available]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

Also on
BBC Radio Wales
Good Morning Wales
[No link available.]

News Posted: 01/08/2011      [Back to the Top]

The Guardian

The ONS must stop providing lame excuses for poor growth

Tim Leunig writes for the Guardian:
The current obsession with ad hoc "special factors" to explain Britain's poor growth performance makes little sense to economists. The Office for National Statistics is right to suggest that record warm weather in April led us to spend less heating our homes. But if we spent less heating our homes, we had more money left over at the end of the month. The chances are that we spent the money left over on something else, so the energy sector's loss was another sector's gain. The net effect is going to be close to zero. This is true of just about every special factor that anyone comes up with.

This article appeared in The Guardian on July 27, 2011
Link to article

Related Links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 27/07/2011      [Back to the Top]

Sky News

''Murnaghan'' newspaper review

Linda Yueh on the programme, with Lord Faulkner and Sir Ming Campbell covering the News Corp scandal and the deepening euro crisis

This interview appeared on Sky News on 17 July 2011 (no link avaliable)

Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 17/07/2011      [Back to the Top]

Zaman (Turkey)

Seeing double at central banks

Central banks are now targeting liquidity, not just inflation. The credit boom of the past decade highlighted the inadequacy of focusing only on prices, and underscored the need for the monetary authority of a country (or group of countries in the case of the European Central Bank and the eurozone) to monitor the financial sector. Macroprudential regulation is the new term of art among central bankers, supplementing their well-established inflation-targeting regimes.

This article appeared in Zaman Turkey on 17 June 2011 link to article

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 17/07/2011      [Back to the Top]

Benzinga Radio

Benzinga Radio: Bloomberg's Linda Yueh on Central Bank Policy - 'Seeing Double'

We spoke with Linda Yueh Bloomberg TV's economics correspondent, fellow at St. Edmund Hall at the University of Oxford and associate of the Globalization program at the London School of Economics' Center for Economic Performance on the changing nature of central bank policy in England and the rest of the developed world.

This article was broadcast on Benzinga Radio on 15 July 2011 link to article

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 15/07/2011      [Back to the Top]

Ultimo Segundo

Escândalo enfraquece David Cameron

"Murdoch não parece bom no momento e se você estiver perto de alguém que parece fraco, vai parecer fraca", disse Tim Leunig historiador da London School of Economics. "Se Cameron quer parecer forte precisa tomar uma posição decisiva, proibindo todos os jornalistas da News International de participar de briefings do governo".

This article appeared in Ultimo Segundo on 13 July 2011 Link to article

Also in
Town Hall (USA) Cameron weakened by UK phone hacking scandal
AccessAtlanta (print) link
Springfield News Sun (print) link

News Posted: 13/07/2011      [Back to the Top]

Gulf Times

Seeing double at central banks

Central banks are now targeting liquidity, not just inflation. The credit boom of the past decade highlighted the inadequacy of focusing only on prices, and underscored the need for the monetary authority of a country (or group of countries in the case of the European Central Bank and the eurozone) to monitor the financial sector. Macroprudential regulation is the new term of art among central bankers, supplementing their well-established inflation-targeting regimes. Linda Yueh is an associate of the Globalisation Programme of the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

This article appeared in the Gulf Times on 11 July 2011 link to article

Also in
Korea Herald link
The Lagos Times link

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 11/07/2011      [Back to the Top]

Business Insider

Seeing double at the world's central banks

Article by Linda Yueh University of Oxford, and an associate of the Globalization Program of the Center [sic] for Economic Performance talking about Macroprudential regulation is the new term of art among central bankers, supplementing their well-established inflation-targeting regimes. This shift in focus could radically change monetary policy, but for better or worse?

This article appeared in Business Insider on 7 July 2011 link to article

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 07/07/2011      [Back to the Top]

Financial Times

Emerging investors cross new frontiers

China is leading the global recovery, says Linda Yueh an economist and director of the China Growth Centre at Oxford University. If it wants “to sustain its place and secure another golden era of growth it will have to open its economy,” she adds. She is cautious on the risks of investing when “so much reform is needed”, and advises investors to “go in a bit at a time”.

This article appeared in the Financial Times on 7 July 2011 link to article

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 07/07/2011      [Back to the Top]

Marketplace

Should the Europeans just let Greece default?

Greece's European partners are bailing it out, but insisting on budget cuts and tax hikes in return. That deepens the Greek recession and makes it even tougher for Greece to pay its debts. There is only one way out of this vicious circle, says Tim Leunig of the London School of Economics. TIM LEUNIG: To be honest, if I was Greece, I would get out of the Euro. I would default big time and would say to the rest of the world: 'We're sorry, we can't take any more pain. You're going to have to sort it out.'

This aricle appeared in Marketplace on 6 July 2011 link to article

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 06/07/2011      [Back to the Top]

MSN Prodigy

Nueva divisa

En el lado opuesto del argumento se ubica Tim Leunig profesor de Historia Económica de la London School of Economics (LSE), quien no vacila en señalar que estas monedas virtuales esencialmente...

This article appeared in MSN Prodigy on 29 June 2011 link to article

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 29/06/2011      [Back to the Top]

Informe21.com

Economía virtual: Bitcoins, los dos lados de ''la moneda del futuro''

En el lado opuesto del argumento se ubica Tim Leunig profesor de Historia Económica de la London School of Economics (LSE), quien no vacila en señalar que estas monedas virtuales esencialmente...

This article appeared in Informe21.com on 27 June 2011 link to article

Also in El Zocalo
Bitcoins, “la moneda del futuro” link to article

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 27/06/2011      [Back to the Top]

La Nueva España

Asturias no se arregla creando problemas artificiales

Un estudio científico de Luis Garicano y Vicente Cuñat, profesores de la London School of Economics, revela que la politización eleva la morosidad de este tipo de entidades...

This ariticle appeared in La Nueva España on 26 June 2011 link to article

Related links
Luis Garicano webpage
Productivity and Innovation Programme webpage


News Posted: 26/06/2011      [Back to the Top]

BBC Mundo

Bitcoins: los dos lados de ''la moneda del futuro''

En el lado opuesto del argumento se ubica Tim Leunig profesor de Historia Económica de la London School of Economics (LSE), quien no vacila en señalar que estas monedas virtuales esencialmente...

This article appeared in BBC Mundo on 26 June 2011 link to article

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 26/06/2011      [Back to the Top]

Times Higher Education Supplement

Coalition eyes auction plan to push down fees

Ministers are looking closely at a proposal for allocating all university places in an auction, with the government judging bids according to which ones offer the best deals for the taxpayer. The plan, set to be published on 7 April in a report by Tim Leunig would establish the likely loss to the government of lending money to students at different institutions and on various courses.

This article appeared in the Times Higher Education Supplement on 7 April 2011 link to article

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 07/04/2011      [Back to the Top]

Business Spectator

How did London get away with it?

First, relative to both other regions of the UK and to expectations, London appears to have got away with it. The over-representation of the professional occupations partly explains this. The bailout may explain why these occupations did even better in London.
Article by Henry Overman

This article appeared in Business Spectator on 1 April 2011 link to article

Related publications
How did London get away with it?’ Henry Overman, CentrePiece Vol 15, Issue 3, Winter 2010/2011
‘Wage Disparities in Britain: People or Place?’ Steve Gibbons, Henry Overman and Panu Pelkonen, SERC Discussion Paper No.60, October 2010


Related links
‘How did London get away with it? The recession and the north-south divide’
Lecture Details link
Henry Overman webpage
SERC website webpage


News Posted: 01/04/2011      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio 4

The Report

Tim Leunig was interviewed about regime donations

This interview was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 31 March 2011 (no link avaliable)

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 31/03/2011      [Back to the Top]

Bloomberg

Linda Yueh interview

Linda Yueh reports on the outlook for the nationalization of Bank of Ireland Plc and Irish Life & Permanent Plc, the last of the country’s biggest lenders to escape state control

This interview was broadcast on Bloomberg on 30 March 2011 link to article

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation webpage

News Posted: 30/03/2011      [Back to the Top]

Guardian

How London is bouncing back from the recession

A couple of months ago, Henry Overman, professor of economic geography at the LSE, gave a lecture titled How Did London Get Away With It? His answer came down to the kind of jobs that Londoners tend to have. The capital has the lion's share of financial services, and those industries came out of the meltdown in far healthier shape than expected. It also has lots of managerial and professional workers, and they've also done better than expected.

This article appeared in the Guardian on March 22, 2011
Link to article

Related Publications
How Did London Get Away With It?, Henry Overman. Article in CentrePiece Volume 15, Issue 3, Winter 2010/2011
'Wage Disparities in Britain: People or Place?', Stephen Gibbons, Henry Overman and Panu Pelkonen, SERC Discussion Paper No.60, October 2010
Slides for SERC and LSE London lecture How Did London Get Away With It? The Recession and the North-South Divide' given on 20 January 2011

Related Links
Henry Overman webpage
Spatial Economics Research Centre (SERC) webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 22/03/2011      [Back to the Top]

Evening Standard

Foundations are shaky for coalition's bid to revitalise building

Comment regarding building policies expected in the budget. It is mentioned that the LSE's Tim Leunig was the one who formulated the proposal to increase housebuilding, believing councils must have the power to make owners sell.

This article appeared in the Evening Standard on 21 March 2011 link to article

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 21/03/2011      [Back to the Top]

El Pais

Moody's contra el Banco de España

Pero en este pulso los economistas consultados disparan contra Moody's: para Luis Garicano de la London School of Economics, "la arrogante pereza que supone no esperar a que el saque sus números (no sea que haya que estudiarse los datos antes de opinar) es incomprensible en...

This article appeared in El Pais on 20 March 2011 link to article

Related links
Luis Garicano webpage
Productivity and Innovation Programme webpage

News Posted: 20/03/2011      [Back to the Top]

Property Week

Make Cable's land auctions compulsory, says economist

Business secretary Vince Cable’s idea of land auctions should be made compulsory, says the man who proposed the system to boost the low rate of housebuilding in the UK. Timothy Leunig a reader in economic history at the London School of Economics, said the only way to make developers go through this process and encourage councils to grant planning permission is to make it mandatory.

This article appeared on Property Week on 18 March 2011 link to article

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 18/03/2011      [Back to the Top]

The Daily Telegraph

Data show new high for youth joblessness; Jobless young figure hits all-time record

According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, current youth unemployment rates are lower than in the 1992 recession, when looking at the proportion of the entire youth population and excluding those in full-time education. ; The Centre for Economic Performance also warned the number of under-25s out of work, although at a "stunning" volume, can be expected given that they generally have fewer skills than older workers and lower redundancy costs. ; The Work Foundation disputed this, however. Ian Brinkley, a director at the think-tank , said: "The prospects for 2011 are not encouraging as the expected large-scale job losses in the public sector have still to feed through. Meanwhile, the rise in unemployment has been largely felt by the young, increasing numbers of whom are becoming long-term unemployed - a clear warning of big problems to come."

This aritcle appeared in the Daily Telegraph on 17 March 2011 (no link avalible)

Related links
Barbara Petrongolo webpage
John Van Reenen webpage
Labour Markets Programme webpage
Productivity and Innovation Programme webpage

News Posted: 17/03/2011      [Back to the Top]

Financial Times

'Land auctions' plan to stimulate growth

It is mentioned that Ed Davey and the LSE's Tim Leunig had in 2007 made a proposal in relation to gaps in land pricing.

This article appeared in the Financial Times on the 14 March 2011 link to article

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 14/03/2011      [Back to the Top]

MBA, South Korea

Linda Yueh interview

Linda Yueh appeared on MBA, a terrestrial channel in South Korea, commenting on gold and global currencies at a conference in Seoul

This interview was broadcast on 3 March 2011 (no link avaliable)

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation webpage

News Posted: 03/03/2011      [Back to the Top]

The Sunday Times

Ministers in bid to force lower university fees

Universities could be forced to bid in a government-led "auction" for the right to offer degree places, as part of an emergency scheme being considered by ministers to keep tuition fees under control. Under a scheme devised by Tim Leunig an economist at the London School of Economics, virtually all places could be distributed according to a formula that took into account demand for courses, their price tag and the earning prospects of their graduates.

This aritlce appeared in the Sunday Times on 20 February 2011 (No link)

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 22/02/2011      [Back to the Top]

Times Higher Education Supplement

Quit the quotas: only competitive tension will keep fees down

Market discipline must be introduced to ensure that universities deliver the best deal for students and taxpayers, argues Tim Leunig

This article appeared in Times Higher Education Supplement on 17 February 2011 link to article

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 17/02/2011      [Back to the Top]

Guardian

China looks for inner richness

Although China has become the world's second-largest economy, its domestic markets need reform for its citizens' sake.

This article appeared in the Guardian on 14 February 2011 link to article

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 14/02/2011      [Back to the Top]

BBC 1

South East Today

Tim Leunig interviewed on economic prospects for the SE after Pfizer closure.

This interveiw appeared on South East today on 7 February 2011 (no link avaliable)

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 07/02/2011      [Back to the Top]

Moneycontrol.com

Themed funds may miss the point on China and India

Tim Leunig at the London School of Economics said in the past people have reacted to rising raw materials costs by tapping new sources, using the commodity more efficiently or finding a substitute, ultimately limiting the price rise.

This article appeared in Moneycontrol.com on 8 December 2010 link to article

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 08/12/2010      [Back to the Top]

Pensions World

Conference report SPC riveting stuff

Dr Tim Leunig of the London School of Economics and Policy Exchange mesmerised delegates in the next session entitled “What is required to turn the tide?” First he debunked the myth that the pensions system was better in the olden days.

This article appeared in Pensions World on December 3, 2010
Link to article

Related Links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 03/12/2010      [Back to the Top]

Handelsblatt

Deutschands Ökonomen erhalten Millionenbetrag

Article cites the work of Daniel Sturm and of the four German economists that were awarded an ERC Starting Grant this year.

This article appeared in Handelsblatt (Germany)on November 27, 2010
Link to article

Related Links
Daniel Sturm webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 27/11/2010      [Back to the Top]

Financial Times

Entrepreneur key to 1980s reforms

Profile of Lord Young, who has recently resigned from a government post. The LSE's Tim Leunig is quoted as saying that Lord Young is at the end of his career.

This article appeared in the Financial Times Online on November 20, 2010
[No link available to article.]

Related Links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage
Tim Leunig publications webpage

See also
November 19, 2010
BBC Radio Wales
Good evening Wales
Dr Tim Leunig comments on Lord Young's resignation.

News Posted: 20/11/2010      [Back to the Top]

Prospect Magazine

Cavalier cuts

‘Coalition plans to cap benefits will not work as intended, and are unnecessarily draconian’ – Article by Dr Tim Leunig, a reader in economics at LSE.

This article appeared in Prospect Magazine on November 18, 2010
Link to article

Related Links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage
Tim Leunig publications webpage

News Posted: 18/11/2010      [Back to the Top]

New Statesman

Plastic bags, BST and Tina Brown

Here is a little tale that casts light on these supposedly austere times. It comes from Tim Leunig, reader in economic history at the London School of Economics.

This article appeared in the New Statesman on November 18, 2010
Link to article

Related Links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage
Tim Leunig publications webpage

News Posted: 18/11/2010      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio 4

The World at One

Dr Tim Leunig, LSE, discussed whether there will be an economic boost from the Royal wedding.

This interview was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 'The World at One' on November 17, 2010
Link to article

Related Links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 17/11/2010      [Back to the Top]

Britain News.Net

'Austerity Britain' gears up for a royal wedding

But times may have changed the appetite for pomp and circumstance, said Tim Leunig, a professor at the London School of Economics. "We're not as concerned with these big events nowadays," he said. "With Charles and Diana's marriage not working out, we're a little less interested in that sort of thing."

This article appeared in Britain News.Net on November 17, 2010
Link to article

Related Links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

Also in
KOSU News (Oklahoma)
'Austerity Britain' gears up for a royal wedding



News Posted: 17/11/2010      [Back to the Top]

The Independent

The Coalition doesn't need to reinvent the Blairite wheel

Comment. It is likely that some of the coalitions’ reforms will succeed, and some will fail. It is mentioned that a study by Zack Cooper and others at the LSE came to the conclusion that patients were more likely to expire where the provider of NHS services is a monopoly provider.

This article appeared in The Independent on November 16, 2010
Link to article

Related Links
Zack Cooper webpage
Zack Cooper CEP publications webpage
Productivity and Innovation Programme webpage

News Posted: 16/11/2010      [Back to the Top]

The Independent

The Coalition doesn't need to reinvent the Blairite wheel

Comment. It is likely that some of the coalitions’ reforms will succeed, and some will fail. It is mentioned that a study by Zack Cooper and others at the LSE came to the conclusion that patients were more likely to expire where the provider of NHS services is a monopoly provider.

This article appeared in The Independent on November 16, 2010
Link to article

Related Links
Zack Cooper webpage
Zack Cooper CEP publications webpage
Productivity and Innovation Programme webpage

News Posted: 16/11/2010      [Back to the Top]

Financial Times

UK likely to sink again in steel rankings

According to steel consultancy Meps, the UK is set this year to slip even further behind in the world league table of steel producers, another reminder of the country's diminishing status in global manufacturing. Tim Leunig, an economic historian at the London School of Economics, said the steel output figures were "irrelevant" to the UK's overall level of economic activity.

This article appeared in the Financial Times on October 6, 2010
Link to article

Related Links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 06/10/2010      [Back to the Top]

CNBC Europe

Strictly money

Linda Yueh was guest host, discussing a range of economic issues including UK inflation expectations.

This programme was broadcast on September 23, 2010
Link to article

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 23/09/2010      [Back to the Top]

BBC1 - World News

World business report

Linda Yueh was on the programme to do the newspaper review covering European strikes, China-Japan economic tensions, Turkey and EU enlargement, and the saga over PotashCorp.

This interview was broadcast on September 23, 2010
[No link available.]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 23/09/2010      [Back to the Top]

CNN

''Quest Means Business''

Linda Yueh interviewed, to analyse China-Japan trade tensions.

This interview was broadcast on CNN "Quest Means Business" on September 20, 2010
No link available.

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 20/09/2010      [Back to the Top]

Bloomberg TV

''Countdown'' and ''The Pulse''

Linda Yueh interviewed to discuss the global economic outlook.

This interview was shown on Bloomberg TV programmes "Countdown" and "The Pulse" on September 20, 2010
No link available.

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 20/09/2010      [Back to the Top]

Inside Housing

Give us your ideas

Inside Housing’s What’s the Benefit? Campaign asks: how to reduce the housing benefit bill without driving people from their homes. Tim Leunig suggests his proposal for an alternative plan to the coalition government’s plans to reform housing benefit: The housing benefit bill does need to be brought under control - and there are abuses here and there. But the only humane and cost-efficient way to reduce spending on housing benefit is to allow more houses to be built, so that housing becomes cheaper.’

This article appeared in Inside Housing on September 17, 2010
Link to article

Related Links
Tim Leunig webpage
Tim Leunig publications webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 17/09/2010      [Back to the Top]

CNBC

''European Closing Bell''

Linda Yueh was interviewed to discuss US-China tensions over the RMB.

This interview was shown by CNBC on the "European Closing Bell" programme on September 16, 2010
Link to interview

Also on
BBC World News - "Impact Asia"


Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 16/09/2010      [Back to the Top]

Bloomberg TV

Countdown, On the Move and The Pulse

Linda Yueh interview shown on the programmes where she discussed a range of economic issues including the latest unemployment figures for the UK.

This interview was broadcast on 15 September 2010 on Bloomberg link

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 15/09/2010      [Back to the Top]

Bloomberg TV

''Oxford's Yueh says Obama must boost 'new industry' jobs''

Linda Yueh was interviewed, to analyse the economic impact of the proposed U.S. fiscal stimulus.

This interview was broadcast on Bloomberg TV on September 8, 2010
Link to interview

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 08/09/2010      [Back to the Top]

BBC 1/World News

World Business Report

Linda Yueh did the newspaper review, covering issues such as GM's future, U.S. and China's partnership in Latin America, grain exports/imports in Russia, and media coverage of fad diets.

This interview was broadcast on 19 August 2010 Link

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 19/08/2010      [Back to the Top]

CEP on TV/Radio

5 live

Jo Blanden interviewed, to comment on the speech by Nick Clegg and on issue of social mobility.

This interview appeared on Radio 5 Live on 18 August 2010 (no link avaliable)

Related Links
Jo Blanden webpage
Education and Skills webpage

News Posted: 18/08/2010      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio Scotland

Newsdrive

Linda Yueh was interviewed, to comment on China overtaking Japan as second largest economy.

This interview was broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland on 17 August 2010 link to article

Also on:
Bloomberg TV "Start Up" & "Countdown" programmes
Linda Yueh was interviewed, covering a range of economic issues including China's holdings of U.S. Treasuries link to article

BBC News Channel "BBC News"
Linda Yueh on the latest inflation figures for the UK and also quoted in BBC News online story link to article

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 17/08/2010      [Back to the Top]

Channel 4 news

Linda Yueh interview

Linda Yueh interview on China overtaking Japan on Channel 4 News.

This interview was broadcast on 16 August 2010 on Channel 4 link

Also on:
ABC (Australia) Radio National "Late Night Live"
Linda Yueh on 'The China Syndrome' to discuss China's banking sector and sustainability link

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 16/08/2010      [Back to the Top]

Al Jazeera English

News Doha

Linda Yueh was interviewed, to speak on China overtaking Japan as the second largest economy.

This interview was broadcast on Al Jazeera English on 16 August 2010 (no link avaliable).

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 16/08/2010      [Back to the Top]

Al Jazeera English

Newshour

Linda Yueh was interviewed to discuss the Euro Zone and Germany's 2nd quarter GDP growth figures

Linda Yueh was interviewed on Al Jazeera English on 13 August 2010.

Also on:
BBC Radio 4 "The World Tonight" link

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 13/08/2010      [Back to the Top]

CNBC Europe

Strictly Money

Linda Yueh was guest host on the programme, covering a range of issues, including the economic outlook.

This was broadcast on CNBC Europe on 12 August 2010 Link to article

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 12/08/2010      [Back to the Top]

American Public Media

Marketplace(Radio)

Linda Yueh interviewed, commenting on the U.S. Federal Reserve interest rate/QE decision and US/European comparisons of a possible "double dip" recession.

This interview was broadcst on American Public Review on 11 August 2010.

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 11/08/2010      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio Wales

Good Morning Wales

Linda Yueh interviewed, to analyse the UK's 2nd quarter GDP growth figure.

This interview was broacast on BBC Radio Wales on 23 July 2010 link

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 23/07/2010      [Back to the Top]

Financial Times

Tim Leunig

Tim Leunig of the London School of Economics is mentioned in a discussion of the regional divide in wages and growth.

This article appeared in the Financial Times on 16 July 2010 Link to article

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 16/07/2010      [Back to the Top]

Bloomberg TV News

''Start Up''

Linda Yueh interviewed, commenting on the proposed Basel III banking reforms.

This interview was broadcast on Bloomberg on 14 July 2010 link

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

Also on
ABC (Australia) Radio National "Late Night Live"
Linda Yueh interviewed on the age of austerity in Britain, analysing the scale of the fiscal consolidation and implications for the economy link

News Posted: 14/07/2010      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio 4

The World Tonight

Linda Yueh interviewed, to comment on the strategic realignment of Britain's interests towards China coinciding with William Hague's visit to Beijing and the potential economic relations between the two countries.

This programme was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 14 July Link to article

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 14/07/2010      [Back to the Top]

Financial Times

Why South Africa is a good prospect

Tim Leunig Department of Economic History, London School of Economics, writes to the Financial Times about a discussion over whether genetics or child poverty are to blame for the South African black football team's short stature.

This article appeared in the Financial Times on 5 July 2010 Link to article

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 05/07/2010      [Back to the Top]

Sunday Times (Appointments)

Highest flyers can sink so low

A study conducted by Lord Layard professor emeritus at the London School of Economics found that the cost of providing psychological care for all adults who needed it would be recovered within two years from a reduction in incapacity benefits and increases in taxes from more people being able to work.

This article appeared in Sunday Times (Appointments)(no link available)

Related publications
Happiness: Lessons from a New Science, Richard Layard. Details of book available at http://cep.lse.ac.uk/pubs/books/happiness/

Related links
Richard Layard webpage
Wellbeing Programme webpage
Happiness Research webpage

News Posted: 03/07/2010      [Back to the Top]

InsideHousing

Call this social justice?

A squeeze on housing benefit and too few jobs present bleak prospects for the less privileged, says Tim Leunig

This article appeared in Inside Housing Link to aritcle

Related publications
'Where to build Britain's new houses', Tim Leunig in CentrePiece 13(1), Spring 2008 Link to article

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 02/07/2010      [Back to the Top]

Radio Humberside

Tim Leunig interview

Tim Leunig gave a live interview on migration and employment.

This interview was broadcast on 29 June 2010 (no link avaliable)

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 29/06/2010      [Back to the Top]

Financial Times

Regions warned of tough job prospects

Tim Leunig, a regional economy expert at the London School of Economics, believes that yesterday's budget will impact heavily on the UK's poorer regions and remains "unconvinced" by George Osborne's claims that Britain's entrepreneurial side will help cover job losses from the public sector.

This article appeared in the Financial Times on June 24, 2010
Link to article

Also in
Interactive investor

Related Links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage
Tim Leunig publications webpage

News Posted: 24/06/2010      [Back to the Top]

Daily Markets

Paul Krugman and P. Diddy? Together in a movie??

Since a moderator during a discussion at the London School of Economics once introduced him as “rock star”, perhaps this is just one attempt of Krugman to cement that image. Or he probably thought it was a documentary about the Greek debt crisis.

This article appeared in Daily Markets on 6 June 2010 Link to article

Related links
Paul Krugman webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 06/06/2010      [Back to the Top]

CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) Radio

The House

Linda Yueh interviewed by CBC’s national political programme - "The House" - commenting on the issues surrounding the proposed global bank levy.

This interview was broadcast on CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) Radio on May 29, 2010
Link to interview.

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 29/05/2010      [Back to the Top]

ABC News (Australia)

Breakfast

Linda Yueh was interviewed, to comment on the outlook for the Chinese economy and the implications of the Australian windfall tax on resource companies.

This interview was broadcast on ABC News on 27 May 2010.

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 27/05/2010      [Back to the Top]

ITV

GMTV

Linda Yueh appeared, commenting on the causes of the worldwide fall in stock markets.

This interview was broadcast on GMTV on 26 May 2010 (no link avaliable).

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 26/05/2010      [Back to the Top]

CNN International

Quest Means Business

Linda Yueh interviewed, commenting on the China-US summit’s outcomes on economic matters.

This interview was broadcast on 25 May 2010 (no link avaliable).

Also on:
CNBC "Squawk Box Europe" Linda Yueh was Guest Host covering a range of issues including the ongoing euro crisis.
Link to programme

News Posted: 25/05/2010      [Back to the Top]

BBC World News

World Business Report

Linda Yueh interviewed on the UK public spending cuts.

This interview was broadcast on BBC World News on 24 May 2010(No link avaliable).

Also on:
BBC 2 “Working Lunch”
Linda Yueh speaking on the UK public spending cuts. Link

Bloomberg TV News “The Pulse with Andrea Catherwood”
Linda Yueh interviewed, commenting on China-U.S. relations and UK public spending cuts (9.00 & 10.00 BST shows). Link

Voice of America News (radio)
Volcanic Ash Could Threaten Europe's Peak Tourist Season Linda Yueh interviewed. Link

News Posted: 24/05/2010      [Back to the Top]

Sky News

Weekend Lunchtime

Linda Yueh was interviewed, speaking on the European economies: UK and the euro crisis.

This interview was broadcast on Sky News on 23 May 2010 (no link avaliable)

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 23/05/2010      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio 5

Election Special

Linda Yueh on General Election expert panel in the "Economic reality check" segment.

This interview was broadcast on 6 May 2010 on BBC Radio 5. (no link avaliable)

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 07/05/2010      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio Oxford

Linda Yueh

Linda Yueh interviewed, to comment on the economic implications of the General Election

This interview was broadcast on 6 May 2010 on BBC Radio Oxford (no link avaliable).

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 06/05/2010      [Back to the Top]

New York Times

Cities do it better

An abundance of employers also enables young workers to find their life’s calling by experimenting at different jobs — waiting tables, acting on Broadway, trading long bonds, etc. Henry Overman and Diego Puga’s chapter in Agglomeration Economics, tests this idea, which is often called “labor pooling.”

This article appeared in the New York Times on 27 Aptil 2010 Link to article

Related links
Henry Overman webpage
Diego Puga webpage
SERC website webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 27/04/2010      [Back to the Top]

ABC (Australia)

Newsline

Linda Yueh interviewed for programme, to comment on the state of the global economy following the G20 finance ministers’ meeting focused on the Greece debt crisis and proposed banking regulatory reforms.

This interview was broadcast on ABC Australia on 26 April 2010. (No link avalible)

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 26/04/2010      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio 4

Today

Linda Yueh was interviewed on Radio 4 on 23 April 2010, commenting on the economic implications of a hung UK Parliament.

Also on:
BBC Radio 5 "Victoria Derbyshire"
Interviewed for the programme, commenting on the first quarter of 2010 GDP growth figure. Link

BBC 2 "Working Lunch"
Commenting on why a low interest rate and high inflation squeeze savings. Link

Bloomberg TV News - "The Pulse with Andrea Catherwood"
Interviewed on the pressures on the Chinese Yuan from G20 members including Brazil and India. Link

Al Jazeera English "Frost over the World"
Commenting on 3 major financial sector developments, that is, the Goldman Sachs fraud investigation by the U.S. SEC, the IMF proposed bank levies to be considered at the G20 finance ministers' summit and the prospect of a Greece bail-out.

News Posted: 23/04/2010      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio 5

Wake up to Money

Linda Yueh appeared on the General Election expert panel for the programme ‘Wake up to Money’ to dissect the latest Chancellors' debate over issues such as the implications of a hung Parliament, the timing of fiscal tightening and the latest economic data.

This interview was broadcast on BBC Radio 5 on 22 April 2010 Link to article

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 22/04/2010      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio Wales

Good Morning Wales

Linda Yueh interviewed, to analyse the IMF’s proposed new global bank levies designed to create self-insurance and deter risk taking.

This interview was broadcast on BBC Radio Wales on 21 April 2010 Link

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 21/04/2010      [Back to the Top]

Guardian

IMF gets tough on banks with ‘FAT' levy

Linda Yueh writes a commentary piece on the proposal by the IMF for two new global levies on banks.

This article appeared in the Guardian on 21 April 2010 Link to article

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 21/04/2010      [Back to the Top]

Dispatch online

Tricky economy tops UK election campaign

Whichever group wins next month’s vote, economists say taxation hikes and spending cuts are needed, as borrowing is forecast to hit a record £167 billion (about R2trillion) in 2009- 2010. However, the manifestos are unclear on where the axe will fall, according to economist Linda Yueh

This article appeared on Dispatch Online on 20 April 2010 Link to article

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 20/04/2010      [Back to the Top]

This is money

City pay 'has done most to widen wealth gap'

Some 60% of the increase in the gap between the richest and poorest between 1998 and 2008 is down to soaring financial services earnings, according to a report from the London School of Economics. Dr Brian Bell who authored the research from the LSE's Centre for Economic Performance with fellow academic John van Reenen said rising bonuses had played a huge part.

This article appeared in This is Money on 20 April 2010 Link to article

Related links
‘Bankers’ Bonuses’ CEP Election Analysis by Brian Bell
‘Bankers’ Pay and Extreme Wage Inequality in the UK’ by Brian Bell and John Van Reenen, Centre for Economic Performance Special Paper No.21, April 2010
Brian Bell webpage
John Van Reenen webpage
Productivity and Innovation Programme webpage


News Posted: 20/04/2010      [Back to the Top]

Emirates Business

Economy and public debt at heart of UK Election

Linda Yueh quoted in the AFP story, commenting on the manifestos and the implications of the timing of fiscal austerity measures. ‘However, the manifestos are unclear on where the axe will fall, according to Linda Yueh a fellow in economics at Oxford University. "The parties have not given enough detail to assess how far apart they really are on the ways to reduce the budget deficit," Yueh said. "There are significant unspecified spending cuts that are needed – which have to go beyond just efficiency savings – that make it hard to judge the particular mix of cuts to tax rises which will be implemented."

This article appeared in Emirates Business on 19 April 2010. Link to article

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 19/04/2010      [Back to the Top]

Wales online

Breaking the bonds of dependency

Prof Lord Richard Layard of the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics, argues that a job guarantee scheme must be introduced to impact on the UKs long-term unemployment.

This article appeared in Wales Online on 15 April 2010. Link to article

Related links
Richard Layard webpage
Wellbeing Programme webpage
Richard Layard publications webpage


News Posted: 15/04/2010      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio 4

Today Programme

Linda Yueh interviewed, to comment on the tensions over the Chinese exchange rate and analyse the outcome of the meeting between Presidents Obama and Hu over the issue.

This interveiw was broadcast on 14 April 2010 Link

Also on:
BBC Radio Wales – ‘Good Evening Wales’, commenting on the Labour government’s apologies over the financial regulatory regime. Link

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 14/04/2010      [Back to the Top]

The Director

Selling off Britain

Tim Leunig an academic at the London School of Economics specialising in the history of business, agrees. "There is arguably a bigger risk that being owned by Kraft rather than staying independent makes Cadbury vulnerable to having its manufacturing sent abroad," he admits.

This article appeared in the Director on 17 March 2010 Link to article

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 17/03/2010      [Back to the Top]

CNBC Europe

Squawk Box

Linda Yueh interviewed, commenting on global economic developments, including the Euro Zone finance ministers' meeting over the Greece debt crisis.

This interview appeared on CNBC Europe on 15th March 2010. Link

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 15/03/2010      [Back to the Top]

InsideHousing

Should I stay or should I go?

If housing associations really want to know how good they are, they should give tenants the option to leave, argues Tim Leunig.

This article appeared in Inside Housing on 12th March 2010. Link to article

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 12/03/2010      [Back to the Top]

Business Week

If you want to see entrepreneurs, go to China

According to a paper (‘China’s entrepreneurs’) in CentrePiece Spring 2008: by Oxford University economics fellow Linda Yueh the government sector accounted for more than 90% of China's GDP as recently as 1978. And the National Bureau of Statistics in China reports that the public sector still accounts for approximately 40% of GDP.

This article appeared in Business Week on 12th March 2010 Link to article

Related publications
‘China’s Entrepreneurs’ CentrePiece, Spring 2008

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 12/03/2010      [Back to the Top]

Sky News

Darling Gets Backing From Economists' Letter

More than 60 leading economists have backed Chancellor Alistair Darling over his decision to delay spending cuts until next year. The other, organised by Lord Layard, emeritus professor of economics at the London School of Economics, commends Mr Darling's "sensible" plan for reducing the deficit.

This article appeared on Sky News Online on 19th February 2010. Link to article

Related links
John Van Reenen webpage
Richard Layard webpage

Also in:
Stourbridge News link to article

News Posted: 19/02/2010      [Back to the Top]

Los Angeles Times

Britain smug about euro crisis but has its own problems

Linda Yueh quoted, commenting on differences between Britain and Greece in terms of the latter’s debt crisis.

This article appeared in the LA Times on 13th February 2010. Link to article

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 13/02/2010      [Back to the Top]

BBC World News

World Business Report

Linda Yueh was interviewed, to comment on the latest euro zone GDP figure.

This interview was broadcast on BBC World News on 12 February 2010 (no link avaliable).

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 12/02/2010      [Back to the Top]

FM 91.5 - China Radio International in Beijing

Tim Leunig

Tim Leunig interviewed for Chinese radio programme ‘People in the Know’, speaking about the takeover of Cadbury by Kraft.

This interview was broadcast on China Radio International on 5 February Link to article

Also broadcast on radio in:
major cities in China
Southeast Asia
Australia
North America
Africa


Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 05/02/2010      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio Wales

''Good Morning Wales''

Linda Yueh was interviewed, to comment on the UK and global recovery as well as financial regulation.

This interview was broadcast on BBC Radio Wales on 27th January 2010. Link

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 27/01/2010      [Back to the Top]

ITV1

GMTV

Linda Yueh interviewed on Britain exiting recession.

This interview was broadcast on GMTV on the 26th January 2010 (No Link availaible).

Also on
AFP “Britain set for exit from record recession”
Linda Yueh also interviewed in APC News Link to article

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 26/01/2010      [Back to the Top]

BBC World Service

The World Today

Linda Yueh interviewed on China's 2009 GDP growth and trade.

This interview was broadcast on 20th January 2010.(No link avaliable)

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

Also on Thursday 21 January
BBC World Service "World Business News"

News Posted: 20/01/2010      [Back to the Top]

Futures and Options Intelligence

Chinese equity futures approved but investors are not cheering yet

Linda Yueh quoted in an article in the Euromoney publication, on significant changes in China’s equity markets.

This article appeared in Futures and Options Intelligence on 12th January 2010 Link to article

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 12/01/2010      [Back to the Top]

CNBC Europe

Squawk Box

Linda Yueh was guest host of the programme, commenting on economic topics.

This interview was broadcast on CNBC Europe on the 12th January 2010. (No link avalible)

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 12/01/2010      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio 4

Today

Linda Yueh interviewed on China’s growth prospects and a potential asset bubble.

This interview was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 11th January 2010. Link


Also broadcast on:
BBC Radio 5 “Wake up to Money” Link

News Posted: 11/01/2010      [Back to the Top]

BBC World Service

World Update

Linda Yueh interviewed on China becoming the world's largest exporter.

This interview was broadcast on BBC World Service on 8th January 2010. No link availaible.

Also broadcast on
BBC World News – “World News Today”

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 08/01/2010      [Back to the Top]

Moneyweek

What housing recovery?

The reality is that British property still looks expensive by historical standards. And prices remain far higher than building costs, says Tim Leunig of the London School of Economics. Finally, on a global basis, Britain remains expensive compared with most of the rest of the world, says The Economist – although it's by no means the worst (see below).

This article appeared in MoneyWeek on 12 January 2010. Link to article

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 08/01/2010      [Back to the Top]

Financial Times

Broad consensus that house prices are too high

Tim Leunig quoted in a report on British house prices.
This article appeared in the Financial Times on 4 January 2010. Link to article

Related publications
‘Where to build Britain’s new houses’, Tim Leunig, in CentrePiece, Vol.13, Issue 1, Spring 2008 Link to article

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 04/01/2010      [Back to the Top]

Financial Times

Rolls-Royce chief puts his weight behind manufacturing

Tim Leunig, an economic historian at the London School of Economics, is quoted.

This article appeared in the Financial Times on 2nd January 2010 Link to article

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 02/01/2010      [Back to the Top]

CNN

Special Business Interview

Linda Yueh interviewed, speaking on China’s economy in 2009 and 2010.

This interview was broadcast on CNN on 30 December 2009 Link to article

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 30/12/2009      [Back to the Top]

Channel 4

Man on earth

Tim Leunig interviewed, explaining the industrial revolution as part of the series hosted by Tony Robinson.

This interview was broadcast on 28 December 2009. Link to article

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 28/12/2009      [Back to the Top]

CNBC

Worldwide Exchange

Linda Yueh was Guest Host, commenting on Asian and global economic issues as well as looking ahead to 2010.

This programme was broadcast on 24th December 2009 on CNBC (No link avaliable).

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 24/12/2009      [Back to the Top]

CNBC

''Decade in Review: 2004''

Linda Yueh commented on the beginning of the China effect and boom.

This interview was boadcast on CNCB on 23rd December 2009. Link to article

Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 23/12/2009      [Back to the Top]

GMTV

Linda Yueh

Linda Yueh interviewed, to comment on the forecast for the UK economy for the next 2 years.

This interview was broadcast on 21 December 2009 on GMTV. (No Link avaliable)

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage
.

News Posted: 21/12/2009      [Back to the Top]

Channel 4 News

Linda Yueh Interview

Linda Yueh interviewed on the effect of shifting global economic power to emerging economies on the Copenhagen climate change summit.

This interview was broadcast on 21 December 2009 on Channel 4. Link

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 21/12/2009      [Back to the Top]

GMTV

Linda Yueh Interviewed

Linda Yueh interviewed, commenting on what to expect and what is needed in the Pre-Budget Report.

This interview was broadcast on 8 December 2009. (No link avalible)

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 08/12/2009      [Back to the Top]

Wall Street Journal

That ‘70s show: gold prices' surge

Linda Yueh commenting on comparing gold prices today with the peak in 1980.

This article appeared in the Wall Street Journal on 7 December Link to article

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 07/12/2009      [Back to the Top]

Civil Service Network

Taking the rep on November 6, 2009

How much does Whitehall pay trade union representatives, and what do these officials do? Making this information public for the first time ever, Civil Service World presents the data on each department
Tim Leunig an economic historian at the London School of Economics who specialises in industrial relations, thinks that in reality a Tory government will need the cooperation of the civil service unions too much to withdraw the “miniscule” sums involved in facility time.

This article appeared on Civil Service Network on 7 December 2009 link to article .

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 07/12/2009      [Back to the Top]

CNBC

European Closing Bell

Linda Yueh Guest Host, to comment on various issues in the global economy including the Dubai debt crisis.

This interview was broadcast on 1st December 2009 on CNBC Link

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage
.

News Posted: 01/12/2009      [Back to the Top]

Channel 4

News at Noon

Linda Yueh interviewed, to comment on the possibility of a debt crisis in the UK with a hung parliament and the implications for the economic recovery.

This interview was broadcast on 1 December 2009 on Channel 4 Link

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 01/12/2009      [Back to the Top]

Bloomberg TV ''Countdown'' programme

LInda Yueh

Linda Yueh interviewed, to comment on the EU-China relationship and the valuation of the Chinese currency.

This interview was broadcast on Bloomberg on 27 November 2009. (no link available)

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 27/11/2009      [Back to the Top]

Bloomberg TV ''Countdown'' programme

LInda Yueh

Linda Yueh interviewed, to comment on the EU-China relationship and the valuation of the Chinese currency.

This interview was broadcast on Bloomberg on 27 November 2009. (no link available)

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 27/11/2009      [Back to the Top]

ABC (Australia) ''Newshour''

Linda Yueh

Linda Yueh was interviewed for the programme, assessing the sustainability of China's growth and reorientation toward domestic demand.

This programme was broadcast on ABC (Australia) on 26 November 2009 (no link avalible).

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 26/11/2009      [Back to the Top]

Department of Economics Public Debate - Monday 30 November 2009

The Global Economics Crisis: One Year In

Department of Economics Public Debate

Date: Monday 30 November 2009
Time: 6.30-8.00pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speakers: Professor Tim Besley, Professor Willem Buiter, Professor Charles Goodhart, Professor Chris Pissarides

Where does the global economy now stand one year in to the global crisis? What is the impact of the range of policy actions that governments have undertaken?

There is an unmissable opportunity to hear some of the leading Economics professors at the LSE debate the global economic crisis next Monday evening in the Old Theatre. Professors Tim Besley, Willem Buiter and Charles Goodhart will be discussing where the global economy stands one year in to the global crisis, and what has been the impact of the range of policy actions that governments have undertaken. Chairing the debate will be Professor Lord Layard, who will open the debate to questions from the floor after all parties have expressed their views.

The debate will start at 6.30pm sharp; please ensure you are in your seats by 6.15pm at the latest. The event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

Any queries, email events@lse.ac.uk or phone 020 7955 6043.



News Posted: 26/11/2009      [Back to the Top]

CNBC

Europe Tonight

Linda Yueh speaking on the possible need to recapitalise Chinese banks.

This interview was broadcast on 24 November 2009 on CNBC Link to article

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 24/11/2009      [Back to the Top]

ABC (Australia) Radio National

The World Today

Linda Yueh spoke on her public lecture at Australian National University (ANU): "The Law and Economics of Globalisation: New Challenges for a World in Flux", covering her latest book.

This programme was broadcast on 19 November 2009 Link to lecture information

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 19/11/2009      [Back to the Top]

Bloomberg

News

CEP on TV/Radio

Reference to comments made by Professor Willem Buiter, LSE. (No link avaliable)

Related links
Willem Buiter webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 19/11/2009      [Back to the Top]

Financial Times

Just the facts

Willem Buiter of the LSE has criticised the Fiscal Responsibility Bill.

This article appeared in the Financial Times on 19 November 2009 (No link avaliable)

Related links
Willem Buiter webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 19/11/2009      [Back to the Top]

Daily Telegraph (Business)

Fiscal bill a Tory millstone

The LSE's professor Willem Buiter is among economists who have derided the Fiscal Responsibility Bill. He said: "Fiscal responsibility acts are instruments of the fiscally irresponsible to con the public."

This article appeared in the Daily Telegraph on November 19 2009 Link to article

Related links
Willem Buiter webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage



News Posted: 19/11/2009      [Back to the Top]

ABC (Australia)

Newshour

Linda Yueh was interviewed for a programme assessing President Obama's visit to China.

This programme was broadcast on 18 November 2009. (No link avaliable).

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 18/11/2009      [Back to the Top]

Financial Times

Fiscal bill central to Queen's Speech

Professor Willem Buiter of the London School of Economics said: "Fiscal responsibility acts are instruments of the fiscally irresponsible to con the public" in response to Gordon Brown's fiscal responsibility bill.

This article appeared in the Financial Times on November 19 2009 [No link avaliable].

Related links
Willem Buiter webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 18/11/2009      [Back to the Top]

Evening Standard

Banks need worldwide reform

Dr Tim Leunig, London School of Economics, writes to the Evening Standard about bank regulation.

This article appeared in the Evening Standard on 17 November 2009 (No link avaliable).

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 17/11/2009      [Back to the Top]

Peking University – News

2009 Beijing Forum - Interview with Dr Linda Yueh

Linda Yueh gave an interview to Peking University’s news service after speaking at the 2009 Beijing Forum.

This article appeared in Peking University News on 13 November 2009. Link to article

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 13/11/2009      [Back to the Top]

Businessweek – Debate Room

The world economy: headed north

The global recession is over. Pro or con?
Linda Yueh argues the con case in the Debate Room forum on the global recession being over.

This article appeared in Business Week on 8 November 2009. Link to article

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 08/11/2009      [Back to the Top]

Civil Service Network

Taking the rep

How much does Whitehall pay trade union representatives, and what do these officials do? Making this information public for the first time ever, Civil Service World presents the data on each department. Tim Leunig, an economic historian at the London School of Economics who specialises in industrial relations, thinks that in reality a Tory government will need the cooperation of the civil service unions too much to withdraw the “miniscule” sums involved in facility time.

This article appeared on Civil Service Network on 5th November 2009 Link

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage
.

News Posted: 05/11/2009      [Back to the Top]

Channel 4 News

Bailed-out RBS and Lloyds to be sold

Linda Yueh was interviewed, commenting on the UK banks, RBS and Lloyds, in terms of the additional government funding, rights issues, and restructuring on competition grounds.

The interview was shown on Channel 4 News on November 3, 2009
Link to article

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 03/11/2009      [Back to the Top]

Channel 4 News

Linda Yueh interview

Linda Yueh was interviewed, to comment on the UK banks, RBS and Lloyds, in terms of the additional government funding, rights issues, and restructuring on competition grounds.

This interview was broadcast on Channel 4 News on 3 November 2009.

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 03/11/2009      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio Wales

''Good Morning Wales''

Linda Yueh interviewed on the US exiting recession and impact on the UK.

This interview was broadcast on 30th October 2009. (No link avaliable)

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 30/10/2009      [Back to the Top]

BBC 1

BBC News at Six

Linda Yueh spoke on the US exiting recession and impact on the UK.

This interview was broadcast on BBC 1 on 29th October 2009. (no link avaliable)

Also interviewed on IMF revisions of Asian/global economic growth on BBC World News “World Business Report”.

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 29/10/2009      [Back to the Top]

CNBC

Europe Tonight

Professor Willem Buiter, LSE, discussed the economy including the split of Northern Rock.

This programme was broadcast on CNBC on 28th October 2009 (no link avaliable).

Related links
Willem Buiter webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 28/10/2009      [Back to the Top]

Voice of America (Mandarin Service)

‘Business Scene'

Linda Yueh commented on tightening measures in China.

This article was broadcast on Voice of America (Mandarin Service) on 28 October 2009 (no link avaliable).

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 28/10/2009      [Back to the Top]

Financial Times

How the Tories can curb public sector strikes

Tim Leunig reader in economic history at the LSE, suggests how a Conservative government could best manage the threat of strikes from public sector workers.

This article appeared in the Financial Times on 28th October 2009. Link to article

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 28/10/2009      [Back to the Top]

Financial Times

How to manage the gigantic financial cuckoo in our nest

Peter Boone of the London School of Economics is mentioned in an article about the state of the financial sector.

This article appeared in the Financial Times Online on October 21, 2009
Link to article

Related Links
Peter Boone webpage
Effective Intervention webpage

News Posted: 21/10/2009      [Back to the Top]

Voice of America (Mandarin Service)

Business scene

Linda Yueh was interviewed, commenting on China’s expected 3rd quarter GDP figure.

This interview was broadcast on October 19, 2009
[No link available]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 19/10/2009      [Back to the Top]

Observer

Is it finally time to end the bonus culture in the City?

LSE's Professor Willem Buiter is quoted on the bonus culture in the banking sector.

This article appeared in the Observer on 18th October 2009. Link to article

Related links
Willem Buiter webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 18/10/2009      [Back to the Top]

Daily Mirror

Prescott: The North South divide: BBC2, 9pm

Economist Tim Leunig, who advocates that folk in cities like Liverpool and Sunderland should head south if they want to work, says his bit and even repellent art critic Brian Sewell is listened to politely.

This article appeared in the Daily Mirror on October 14, 2009
Link to article

Related Publications
'Cities Unlimited: Making Urban Regeneration Work’ by Tim Leunig and James Swaffield. Edited by Oliver Marc Hartwich. Published by Policy Exchange. Details
Where to Build Britain’s New Houses? by Tim Leunig. Article in CentrePiece Volume 13, Issue 1 Spring 2008.

Related Links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 14/10/2009      [Back to the Top]

BBC2 Television

The North South Divide

Tim Leunig interviewed on a programme on the North v South with John Prescott.

This programme appeared on BBC2 Television on October 14, 2009
Link to broadcast

Related Publications
'Cities Unlimited: Making Urban Regeneration Work’ by Tim Leunig and James Swaffield. Edited by Oliver Marc Hartwich. Published by Policy Exchange. Details
Where to Build Britain’s New Houses? by Tim Leunig. Article in CentrePiece Volume 13, Issue 1 Spring 2008.

Related Links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 14/10/2009      [Back to the Top]

Financial sector policies in the crisis

Bretton Woods Project

World bank Programme of Seminar, Istanbul, 3 October 2009 US crisis response was necessary and successful; BUT we didn’t act early enough and didn’t push financial institutions to act early enough Willem Buiter, London School of Economics

This article appeared on Bretton Woods Project on 8th October 2009 Link to article

Related links
Willem Buiter webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 08/10/2009      [Back to the Top]

Financial Times

Relationship of trust is permanently damaged

Willem Buiter, professor of European political economy at the London School of Economics, says that it is a fallacy to think economic models, particularly those based on history, can hope to understand the fundamental relationships in a large and complex economy.

This article appeared in the Financial Times on October 6, 2009
Link to article

Related Links
Willem Buiter webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 06/10/2009      [Back to the Top]

CNBC Television

Doha Debate/The Future of Finance: New Rules, Same Game?

Linda Yueh took part in a televised debate recorded at the QFinance forum in Doha.

The debate was recorded for broadcast on CNBC Television on October 1, 2009
No link available.

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 01/10/2009      [Back to the Top]

Voice of America (Mandarin Service)

Business scene

Linda Yueh was interviewed on the prospect of overheating in the Chinese economy.

This interview was broadcast on the Voice of America (Mandarin Service) on September 29, 2009
[No link available]

Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 29/09/2009      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio 4

Today

Linda Yueh interviewed, on the latest lending figures from the Bank of England, the rising savings rate and the revised UK GDP.

This interview was broadcast on 29th September 2009. Link
Also on:

BBC Radio 5 “Breakfast” Link
BBC News


News Posted: 29/09/2009      [Back to the Top]

BBC News

Are shares about to fall off a cliff?

Linda Yueh quoted in an article by Jamie Robertson, as saying that the Chinese market tends to follow confidence - or the lack of it - in the economy generally, rather than corporate performance because of the predominance of state ownership. "The fall in the last three or four weeks has been around 20% which is a pretty amazing drop," she says.

This article appeared on the BBC online on September 4, 2009
Link to article

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 04/09/2009      [Back to the Top]

Reuters

Yuan spenders eclipse Russians, Arabs in London

"Income growth - particularly the top end, also driven by wealth accumulation - remains robust in China," said Linda Yueh …."Thus, wealthy Chinese may find that the weak pound makes Britain an attractive place to shop."

This article appeared in Reuters news on September 1, 2009
Link to article

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 01/09/2009      [Back to the Top]

Railway Technology

Conservatives' High-Speed Rail Plans Branded as Nonsense

The Conservatives' £15bn commitment to build new high-speed rail links in the UK if they are elected is "campaigning nonsense", according to experts speaking at an engineering conference in London.
London School of Economics lecturer Dr Tim Leunig branded the Conservatives' plans a campaigning nonsense, saying that it would cost at least £11bn to build a London to Birmingham connection and that ...

This aritcle appeared in Railway Technology on 27th August 2009. Link to article

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 27/08/2009      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio 4

The World Tonight

Dr Tim Leunig , LSE, discussed the new high speed rail link proposed by Network Rail.

This interview was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 26th August 2009. Link to article

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 26/08/2009      [Back to the Top]

Forbes.com

Joblessness has a lasting psychological impact, particularly on those with existing mental health problems

Depression factor. This last issue has become a much more significant aspect of public policy in the last few years, associated in particular with economist Richard Layard, who argues in his 2006 study, "The Depression Report," that the effect of mental illness on happiness is underestimated and that mental illness is related to labor market experience.

This article appeared on Forbes.com on 24th August 2009. Link to article

Related Publications
The Depression Report: A New Deal for Depression and Anxiety Disorders Download report

Related Links
Richard Layard webpage
Richard Layard publications webpage
Wellbeing Programme webpage


News Posted: 24/08/2009      [Back to the Top]

Independent

Fur flies as top academics trade blows over Felix the Cat (and race) British historian feuding with Nobel winner compares US President to a cartoon character

David Usborne comments on historian Niall Ferguson's response to remarks made by Paul Krugman, Centenary Professor at the London School of Economics, about Barack Obama. This article appeared in the Independent on 24th August 2009. Link to article

Related Links
Paul Krugman webpage
Lionel Robbins Lectures 2009 - Paul Krugman: The Return of Depression Economics download vodcasts webpage


News Posted: 24/08/2009      [Back to the Top]

The Times

Professor Paul Krugman at war with Niall Ferguson over inflation

America’s top liberal pundit is at loggerheads with a British don over how to save the world economy.

The argument is about whether the huge stimulus programmes launched by governments around the world, and the way central banks are furiously printing money, are lifting the global economy out of recession. Or whether they are just teeing up the next crisis — hyper-inflation and an even worse economic collapse.

This article appeared in the Times on 23rd August 2009. Link to article

Related Links
Paul Krugman webpage
Lionel Robbins Lectures 2009 - Paul Krugman: The Return of Depression Economics download vodcasts


News Posted: 23/08/2009      [Back to the Top]

Scotsman

Academics in catfight over Obama race jibe

Scotland's most controversial historian has become embroiled in a race row with a Nobel Prize winner over comments he made about President Barack Obama.
Observers said the New York debate between Krugman, professor of economics and international affairs at Princeton and Centenary professor at London School of Economics and Ferguson descended into a row over the US issuing Treasury bonds to inject money into financial markets.

This article appeared in the Scotsman on 23rd August 2009. Link to article

Related Links
Paul Krugman webpage
Lionel Robbins Lectures 2009 - Paul Krugman: The Return of Depression Economics download vodcast



News Posted: 23/08/2009      [Back to the Top]

Voice of America (Mandarin Service)

''Business Scene''

Linda Yueh commented on possible tightening of monetary policies in China and the Euro Zone. (no link available)

This interview was broadcast on Voice of America on 21st August 2009. (no link available)

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 21/08/2009      [Back to the Top]

RBC Daily (Russia)

Linda Yueh

Linda Yueh interviewed about China's overseas energy investments

This article appeared in RBC Daily on 20th August 2009 Link to article

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 20/08/2009      [Back to the Top]

New Statesmen

Suicide rates rose at shocking speed after the Wall Street Crash of 1929 – and have done with each recession in the past century

Richard Layard - economist and prominent promoter of happiness - is concerned about the psychological impact of the current financial gloom. How much additional mental illness will there be? A lot, he thinks. But one should not exaggerate that, he says, "because there's so much already". There are about a million people on incapacity benefit in the UK due to mental illness, and roughly six million people suffering from depression or anxiety.

This article appeared in the New Statesmen on 20th August 2009 Link to article

Related Publications
The Depression Report: A New Deal for Depression and Anxiety Disorders by Richard Layard. Download Report


Related Links
Richard Layard webpage
Richard Layard publications webpage
Wellbeing Programme webpage


News Posted: 20/08/2009      [Back to the Top]

The Times

Brandon Muir: media's obssession with child tragedies a danger, warns peer

The media’s obsession with childhood tragedies, such as that of Brandon Muir, is making social workers more concerned with “covering their backs” than focusing on their jobs, the economist Lord Layard suggested yesterday. Lord Layard, Emeritus Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, was discussing A Good Childhood: Searching for Values in a Competitive Age , which he co-authored with Judy Dunn.

This article appeared in the Times on 20th August 2009. Link to article

Related publication
A Good Childhood: Searching for Values in a Competitive Age by Richard Layard and Judy Dunn. Published February 2009. Details

Related links
Richard Layard webpage
Wellbeing Programme webpage


News Posted: 20/08/2009      [Back to the Top]

Inside Housing

Research was inconclusive

The comment Must try harder by Tim Leunig, (Inside Housing, 7 August) which referred to the research Growing up in social housing in Britain, is a disingenous assessment of a study which the author had clearly read and spotted that the findings were inconclusive, but then decided that he could draw attention seeking conclusions which are not supported by the research, or the original team who completed it.

This article appeared in Inside Housing on 14th August 2009. Link to article

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 14/08/2009      [Back to the Top]

The Guardian

Tracks of our tears - but now a new vision for trains is arriving

"British Rail was obsessed with setting out a vision, but never defined what the railways were for or what they were good at," said Tim Leunig, an economic historian at the LSE, commenting on proposals for a high-speed rail network. "The government threw huge sums at BR, which always promised to break even and never did. It was the most bailed-out organisation in Britain."

This article appeared in the Guardian on 5th August 2009. No online version available.

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 05/08/2009      [Back to the Top]

ITV News (Lunchtime, Evening and News at Ten)

Linda Yueh Interview

Linda Yueh interviewed on losses at Lloyds Banking Group.

This interview was broadcast on ITV News on 4th August 2009.

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 04/08/2009      [Back to the Top]

CEP on TV/Radio - Linda Yueh Interview

ITV News

Linda Yueh commented on Northern Rock's results and wider economic implications.

This interview was broadcast on ITV News on 4th August 2009 (No link avaliable)

Also interviewed on Voice of America (Mandarin Service) "Business Scene" about the Chinese reining back lending in the banking system.

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 04/08/2009      [Back to the Top]

Financial Times

Slow trains

Brian Groom notes that Tim Leunig of the London School of Economics has questioned whether reopening the Todmorden curve and thus creating a fast link to Manchester would do much to revive Burnley's economy.

This article appeared in the Financial Times on 28th July 2009. Link to article

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 28/07/2009      [Back to the Top]

RBC Daily (Russia)

Linda Yueh Interview

Linda Yueh interviewed about China launching a NASDAQ style exchange.

This article appeared in RBC Daily (Russsia) on 28th July 2009. Link to article

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 28/07/2009      [Back to the Top]

BBC News

Linda Yueh interview

Linda Yueh was interviewed on the Treasury White Paper on financial regulation reform.

This interview was broadcast on BBC News on July 8, 2009
[No link available.]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 08/07/2009      [Back to the Top]

CNBC

Worldwide Exchange

Linda Yueh was interviewed on the prospects for the Japanese economy.

This interview was broadcast on CNBC - "Worldwide Exchange" on July 8, 2009
[No link available.]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 08/07/2009      [Back to the Top]

Voice of America (Mandarin Service)

Business scene

Linda Yueh gave an interview on the recent upgrades to China's growth.

This interview was broadcast on the Voice of America (Mandarin Service) - "Business Scene" on July 7, 2009
[No link available.]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 07/07/2009      [Back to the Top]

RBC Daily - Russia

Linda Yueh interviewed

Linda Yueh interviewed, on the decline in foreign direct investment to China in the past year.

This article appeared in RBC Daily - Russia on July 3, 2009
Link to article

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 03/07/2009      [Back to the Top]

BBC World News

World Business Report

Linda Yueh was interviewed on the state of the Euro Zone economy.

This interview was broadcast on BBC Worldnews on 2nd July 2009. (No link avaliable)

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 02/07/2009      [Back to the Top]

Financial Times

Why so precious when your town is failing?

Jonathan Guthrie writes that Tim Leunig of the London School of Economics was criticised last year for claiming northerners should consider coming to the SE to find work. Guthrie notes that many residents of declining areas would be better off moving. But it is well-nigh impossible to discuss this maturely.

This article appeared in the Financial Times on 2nd July 2009. Link to article

Related Publications
Where to Build Britain’s New Houses? by Tim Leunig, article in CentrePiece Volume 13, Issue 1 Spring 2008.
Cities Unlimited: Making Urban Regeneration Work by Tim Leunig and James Swaffield. Edited by Oliver Marc Hartwich. Published by Policy Exchange.

Related Links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 02/07/2009      [Back to the Top]

Voice of America (Mandarin Service)

Business Service

Linda Yueh interviewed, to comment on growing bad debts and financial irregularities in China's state owned banks.

This interview was broadcast on Voice of America on 24 June 2009 (no link avalialbe).

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 24/06/2009      [Back to the Top]

Bloomberg TV

Linda Yueh interview

Linda Yueh commenting on the potential EU/US WTO action against China's export tax on raw materials.

This interview was broadcast on Bloomberg TV on 24 June 2009 (no link avaliable).

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 24/06/2009      [Back to the Top]

Guardian (G2)

How the talk became big business

Aditya Chakrabortty writes on the growing interest in public lectures, with reference to Nobel-winning economist Paul Krugman "packing out the London School of Economics for three nights running"

This article appeared in The Guardian, G2 on 23 June 2009. Link to article


Paul Krugman: The Return of Depression Economics.
For details of the lectures and access to the podcasts go to Lionel Robbins Lectures 2009

News Posted: 24/06/2009      [Back to the Top]

ET Now

Linda Yueh Interview

Linda Yueh interviewed for the jointly run TV channel in India by Reuters TV and Economic Times of India, to comment on the potential re-appointment of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke.

This interview was broadcast on ET now on 23 June 2009. (no link avaliable)

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 23/06/2009      [Back to the Top]

Business Standard, India

Arvind Subramanian: Fiscal prudence, now and here

The first view, expressed most forcefully by Paul Krugman in his recent Lionel Robbins lectures at the London School of Economics, calls for additional fiscal stimulus.

This article appeared in Business Standard, India on 23 June 2009. Link to article

Paul Krugman: The Return of Depression Economics.
For details of the lectures and access to the podcasts go to Lionel Robbins Lectures 2009.

News Posted: 23/06/2009      [Back to the Top]

CNBC Europe

Squawk Box

CNBC Europe "Squawk Box" Linda Yueh was a guest host, commenting on global economic developments.

This interview was broadcast on 22 June 2009. (No link avaliable)

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 22/06/2009      [Back to the Top]

RBC Daily - Russia

Linda Yueh interview

Linda Yueh was interviewed on China resuming its IPOs.

This article appeared on RBC Daily on 22 June 2009. Link to article

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 22/06/2009      [Back to the Top]

PR.com

A Surge in Business at Stellar Concepts and Design Hints at the Ending Phase of Recession

Anthony Giudice, Stellar Concepts and Design president and founder credits this surge in their business to the recovery phase of recession. he US recession ends up being, in retrospect, dated sometime this summer,” said New York Times columnist and Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman in a lecture at the London School of Economics

This article appeared on PR.com on 21 June 2009. Link to article

Paul Krugman: The Return of Depression Economics The Lionel Robbins lectures held on Monday 8th June, Tuesday 9th June and Wednesday 10th June covered the causes of the global economic crisis; the deeply vexed question of how and when the world economy can recover; and the implications of the whole mess for economics and economists. For details of the lectures and access to the podcasts go to Lionel Robbins Lectures


News Posted: 21/06/2009      [Back to the Top]

RBC Daily - Russia

Sinopec Addax

Linda Yueh was interviewed on China's overseas investments.

This article appeared on RBC Daily on 18th June 2009 Link to article

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 18/06/2009      [Back to the Top]

BBC World Service

Newshour

Linda Yueh interviewed on the agenda of the first BRIC summit.

This interview was broadcast on 16 June on BBC Worldservice (no link avaliable).

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 16/06/2009      [Back to the Top]

New York Magazine - USA

Apocalypse later: Obama diplomacy fixes Krugman problem

Krugman himself sparked a rally in the stock market — according to Bloomberg, anyway — when he told an audience at the London School of Economics that that "I would not be surprised if the official end of the U.S. recession ends up being, in retrospect, dated sometime this summer."

This article appeared in New York Magazine on 15 June 2009. Link to article

Related Links
The Lionel Robbins lectures held on Monday 8th June, Tuesday 9th June and Wednesday 10th June covered the causes of the global economic crisis; the deeply vexed question of how and when the world economy can recover; and the implications of the whole mess for economics and economists. For details of the lectures and access to the podcasts go to Lionel Robbins Lectures.


News Posted: 15/06/2009      [Back to the Top]

BBC1

Breakfast

Linda Yueh was interviewed on the prospects of economic recovery in Britain.

This interview was broadcast on BBC One Breakfast on 15 June 2009. (No link avaliable)

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 15/06/2009      [Back to the Top]

Market Oracle

Stocks and Commodities Rally In the Direction of Economic Recovery Whilst Bonds Retreat

“Words from the Wise” this week comes to you in a shortened format as “day-job” responsibilities precludes me from doing a comprehensive commentary. However, a full dose of excerpts from interesting news items and quotes from market commentators is provided.” Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman commented that the US economy would probably emerge from the recession by September. “I would not be surprised if the official end of the US recession ends up being, in retrospect, dated sometime this summer. Things seem to be getting worse more slowly. There’s some reason to think that we’re stabilizing,” Krugman said at the London School of Economics (via Bloomberg).

This article appeared on Market Oracle on 14th June 2009. Link to article

Paul Krugman: The Return of Depression Economics.
For details of the lectures and access to the podcasts go to Lionel Robbins Lectures 2009

News Posted: 14/06/2009      [Back to the Top]

The Guardian

So can we all stop panicking now? Maybe yes, maybe no. Go figure

The panic appears to be over. Now is the time to get worried. The good news last week was that, after a long decline (by some 12% in the previous 12 months), industrial output in the UK rose by 0.3% between March and April. It was refreshing last week to hear the wonderful Professor Paul Krugman deliver this year's Lionel Robbins Memorial Lectures at the London School of Economics. I wish some of the more Neanderthal businessmen and City figures could have been there. You know the ones I mean: they complain about recession, yet also complain about the fiscal expansion needed to help us out of recession.

This article appeared in the Guardian on 14th June 2009. Link to article

Paul Krugman: The Return of Depression Economics.
For details of the lectures and access to the podcasts go to Lionel Robbins Lectures 2009

News Posted: 14/06/2009      [Back to the Top]

Asia Pacific +1

U.S.: Crisis Must Reshape Economists' Thinking, Krugman Says

It is too optimistic to say the United States is headed for a Japan-style recession, according to Nobel laureate Paul Krugman. Delivering a series of lectures at the London School of Economics Tuesday through Thursday, Krugman tried to explain the myopia of economists in predicting the crisis, the inability of knowing when it will end, and why conventional economics will need to change drastically as a field in order to remain relevant.

This article appeared on IPSNnews.net. Link to article

Paul Krugman: The Return of Depression Economics.
For details of the lectures and access to the podcasts go to Lionel Robbins Lectures 2009

News Posted: 13/06/2009      [Back to the Top]

Bloomberg

European Stocks Rise for a Fourth Week; Inditex, Swedbank Gain

European stocks advanced for a fourth straight week as reports on Chinese investment and U.S. retail sales added to evidence the worst of the first global recession since World War II may be over. Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman in a speech to the London School of Economics predicted the American recession will end by September.

This article appeared on Bloomberg on 12 June 2009. Link to article

Paul Krugman: The Return of Depression Economics The Lionel Robbins lectures held on Monday 8th June, Tuesday 9th June and Wednesday 10th June covered the causes of the global economic crisis; the deeply vexed question of how and when the world economy can recover; and the implications of the whole mess for economics and economists. For details of the lectures and access to the podcasts go to Lionel Robbins Lectures 2009.

News Posted: 12/06/2009      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio 5 - ''Wake Up to Money''

Linda Yueh

Linda Yueh interviewed to discuss the effect of negative equity on the current economic state.

This interview was broadcast on 12 June 2009. (No link avaliable).

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 12/06/2009      [Back to the Top]

Red Orbit

Private School Pupils Earn 30 Percent More In Later Life

"This difference in earnings was especially pronounced when we looked at the top end of the salary scale," said co-author Richard Murphy, from the London School of Economics. "Even after adjustments for qualifications gained and family background, those in the top 10% of earners who had attended independent schools earned on average 20% more than state school pupils in the same salary band.

This article appeared on Red Orbit on 11th June 2009. Link to article

Related publications
‘What have private schools done for (some of) us?’ in Significance Magazine Volume 6, Issue 2 published by the Royal Statistical Society, June 2009, pp 63-67 Authors: Francis Green, Stephen Machin, Richard Murphy and Yu Zhu Download article

Related links
Richard Murphy webpage
Francis Green webpage
Stephen Machin webpage
Yu Zhu webpage
Education and Skills Programme webpage
Centre for the Economics of Education (CEE) webpage


News Posted: 11/06/2009      [Back to the Top]

The Economist

Dismal science

Paul Krugman returned to the LSE on June 8th to give the annual Lionel Robbins memorial lectures. Mr Krugman tried to answer two big questions. Why did economists not foresee calamity? And how will the world economy climb out of recession?

This article appeared in the Economist on 11th June 2009. Link to article.

Paul Krugman: The Return of Depression Economics.
For details of the lectures and access to the podcasts go to Lionel Robbins Lectures 2009

News Posted: 11/06/2009      [Back to the Top]

Bloomberg

Nobel Laureate Krugman Says Recession May End ‘This Summer'

The U.S. economy probably will emerge from the recession by September, Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman said. “I would not be surprised if the official end of the U.S. recession ends up being, in retrospect, dated sometime this summer,” he said in a lecture today at the London School of Economics.

This artticle appareared on Bloomberg on 8th June 2009. Link to article.

Paul Krugman: The Return of Depression Economics.
For details of the lectures and access to the podcasts go to Lionel Robbins Lectures 2009

News Posted: 08/06/2009      [Back to the Top]

Bloomberg

U.S. Stocks Erase Losses After Krugman Predicts Recession's End

U.S. stocks rose, erasing the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s decline for 2009, after Nobel Prize- winning economist Paul Krugman said the economy will probably emerge from recession... The S&P 500 rose 0.1 percent to 941.44 at 3:52 p.m. in New York, reversing an earlier slump of as much as 1.4 percent earlier following Krugman’s lecture at the London School of Economics

This article appeared on Bloomberg on 8 June 2009. Link to article

The Lionel Robbins lectures held on Monday 8th June, Tuesday 9th June and Wednesday 10th June covered the causes of the global economic crisis; the deeply vexed question of how and when the world economy can recover; and the implications of the whole mess for economics and economists. For details of the lectures and access to the podcasts go to Lionel Robbins Lectures .

News Posted: 08/06/2009      [Back to the Top]

The Street-Stocks

Stocks Seesaw to Flat Close

Stocks in New York closed near the flat line on Monday after an up-and-down session as the Supreme Court put the brakes on the sale of Chrysler to Fiat and Nobel-prize winning economist Paul Krugman predicted the recession’s end is near. "I would not be surprised if the official end of the U.S. recession ends up being, in retrospect, dated sometime this summer," Krugman said in a lecture at the London School of Economics.

This article appeared on the Street.com on 8th June 2009. Link to aricle

Paul Krugman: The Return of Depression Economics.
For details of the lectures and access to the podcasts go to Lionel Robbins Lectures 2009

News Posted: 08/06/2009      [Back to the Top]

MSN Money

Late Rally brings Market Back

Today's late-day rally was triggered in part by a comment from Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman that the U.S. economy may start to emerge from the recession in September, Bloomberg News reported. Krugman made the comment at a lecture at the London School of Economics.

This article appeared on MSN Money on 8th June 2009 Link to article

Paul Krugman: The Return of Depression Economics.
For details of the lectures and access to the podcasts go to Lionel Robbins Lectures 2009 .

News Posted: 08/06/2009      [Back to the Top]

Reuters

Wonk Watch

Paul Krugman may not have blogged anything today, but he was quite prolific over the weekend. Krugman's been sightseeing in London and making grand predictions suggesting an economic recovery by summer's end at a London School of Economics lecture.

This article appeared on Reuters on 8th June 2009. Link to article

Paul Krugman: The Return of Depression Economics.
For details of the lectures and access to the podcasts go to Lionel Robbins Lectures 2009

News Posted: 08/06/2009      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio 4

Broadcasting House

Linda Yueh was interviewed on UK's rating in the international arena in the aftermath of possible downgrade of its sovereign debt due to high deficits.

This interview was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 - 'Broadcasting House' on May 24, 2009
Link to broadcast

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 24/05/2009      [Back to the Top]

BBC World News

Asia Today

Linda Yueh was interviewed on the EU-China summit.

This interview was broadcast on the BBC World News - Asia Today on May 20, 2009
[No link available.]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 20/05/2009      [Back to the Top]

RBC Daily - Russia

China reluctant to make further purchase of cheap dollars

Linda Yueh was interviewed for an article on China diversifying its reserves.

This article appeared in the RBC Daily (Russia) on May 19,2009
Link to article

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 19/05/2009      [Back to the Top]

Guardian

China goes global

Linda Yueh contributed an article on China's "going global" policy as part of the Guardian newspaper's 'China at the crossroads' series.

Her article appeared in the Guardian on May 18, 2009
Link to article

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 18/05/2009      [Back to the Top]

Voice of America (Mandarin Service)

Business scene

Linda Yueh gave an interview on China's falling foreign direct investment.

This interview was broadcast on Voice of America (Mandarin Service) - Business Scene on May 15, 2009
[No link available]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 15/05/2009      [Back to the Top]

Mercado

Por un capitalismo que sea menos egoísta

Un catedrático inglés, Sir Richard Layard, publicó recientemente en el Financial Times una columna que no pasó desapercibida. En ella pidió abandonar la adoración del dinero y crear una sociedad más humana.

Related Links
Richard Layard webpage
Wellbeing Programme webpage
Labour Markets Programme webpage



News Posted: 05/05/2009      [Back to the Top]

Mercado

Por un capitalismo que sea menos egoísta

Un catedrático inglés, Sir Richard Layard, publicó recientemente en el Financial Times una columna que no pasó desapercibida. En ella pidió abandonar la adoración del dinero y crear una sociedad más humana.

Related Links
Richard Layard webpage
Wellbeing Programme webpage
Labour Markets Programme webpage



News Posted: 05/05/2009      [Back to the Top]

The Daily Mail

Crumbling: Motorists have to dodge a pothole every 120 yards and the backlog of repairs will take 13 years to clear

Nine out 10 motorists are frustrated by the condition of their local roads, and only 5 per cent believe their taxes are being used appropriately, reveals a new RAC poll. Dr Tim Leunig from the London School of Economics said: "When motorists are paying more than £1,000 a year in specific motoring taxes, they have the right to expect roads to be properly maintained. RAC members are in line with expert opinion in preferring that motoring taxes are spent on small local schemes rather than grandiose visions that all too often fail to deliver the promised benefits."

This article appeared in the Daily Mail on the 30th April 2009. Link to article.

See also
The Daily Express 90 Per Cent Of Drivers Hate Britain's Roads

Related Links
Tim Leunig's Webpage



News Posted: 30/04/2009      [Back to the Top]

The Daily Star (Bangladesh)

Britain set for crunch recession budget

Britain will unveil a recession-fighting budget this week, seen as vital for Prime Minister Gordon Brown as he struggles to boost his flagging fortunes ahead of a likely election next year. "It's an important budget, and the one by which the government will be judged by in the next general election -- including how it manages this recession," said Oxford University economics professor Linda Yueh.

This article appeared in the Daily Star (Bangladesh) on April 19, 2009
Link to article

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 19/04/2009      [Back to the Top]

Voice of America

G20 leaders get to work trying to find common ground

A strong commitment to working together will be crucial, says economist Gianluca Benigno of the London School of Economics - crucial for public perception and for jittery markets.

This article appeared in the Voice of America on April 2, 2009
Link to article

Related Links
Gianluca Benigno webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 02/04/2009      [Back to the Top]

Financial Times

Wanted: an impresario of industrial theatre

"As Tim Leunig of the London School of Economics points out, in [Matthew] Boulton's wake nostalgic conservatives railed against the switch from agriculture into manufacturing."

This article appeared in the Financial Times on the 26th March 2009.
Link to article.

Reltaed Links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 26/03/2009      [Back to the Top]

BBC World Service

World Business News

Linda Yueh interviewed on March 25th to discuss the state of the Japanese and global economy.

This interview was broadcast on the 25th March link.

Also in:
BBC Radio 5 – ‘Up all Night’
Linda Yueh interviewed, speaking on China’s proposal for the IMF’s SDRs to become the global reserve currency in lieu of the US dollar.

ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) – ‘NewsHour’
Linda Yueh interviewed for programme to comment on the ongoing financial crisis.

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 25/03/2009      [Back to the Top]

BBC News (Business)

RPI falls to 0% in 'big surprise'

Linda Yueh interviewed, speaking on UK inflation

This interview appeared on BBC News on the 24th March 2009.
Link to video.

Also on
BBC Radio 5 Wake Up to Money
BBC Radio 4 the Today programme
BBC News Channel (8 & 9 am editions)
BBC Radio 5 Victoria Derbyshire programme
BBC Radio Scotland "Scotland at Ten"

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage: webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 24/03/2009      [Back to the Top]

The Guardian

It's time to give up our blind faith in economic growth

"This focus on growth fails to take account of what the social and psychological evidence tells us," says the economist Richard Layard.

This article appeared in the Guardian on the 22nd March. Link to article

Related Publications
Happiness: Lessons from a New Science by Richard Layard. Details

Related Links
Richard Layard webpage
Wellbeing Programme webpage
Happiness research webpage


News Posted: 22/03/2009      [Back to the Top]

The Guardian

It's time to give up our blind faith in economic growth

"This focus on growth fails to take account of what the social and psychological evidence tells us," says the economist Richard Layard.

This article appeared in the Guardian on the 22nd March. Link to article

Related Publications
Happiness: Lessons from a New Science by Richard Layard. Details

Related Links
Richard Layard webpage
Wellbeing Programme webpage
Happiness research webpage


News Posted: 22/03/2009      [Back to the Top]

BBC News Channel

BBC News

Linda Yueh interviewed, to discuss the NAO report on the government's handling of Northern Rock and lessons from the management of the financial crisis.

This interview was broadcast on BBC news channel the 20th March 2009.
[No link avaliable]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 20/03/2009      [Back to the Top]

BBC News

Unemployment up 1,500 in county


Linda Yueh quoted in bulletin, broadcast on BBC News on the 18th March 2009 link

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 18/03/2009      [Back to the Top]

Financial Times

Experts at odds over industrial resurgence

Brian Groom writes that with the sins of the financial sector visited on the services-dominated economy of south-east England, a national "rebalancing" in favour of manufacturing that would narrow the north-south divide seemed a realistic prospect. However, things are not - yet - working out that way. Manufacturing is taking a beating. Tim Leunig, reader in economic history at London School of Economics, says: "The idea that we are going to rebalance towards manufacturing is simply wrong and I don't think it would be desirable. Germany has more manufacturing and it is doing worse than us." He believes London will soon resume its role as a magnet for talented people in finance and creative industries.

This article appeared in the Financial Times on the 17th March 2009.
Link to article.

Related Links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 17/03/2009      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio 4 ''News Briefing''

Linda Yueh interview

This interview was broadcast on 14th March 2009 on BBC Radio 4. Link

Also on:
BBC News Channel "BBC News" (2 pm edition)

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 14/03/2009      [Back to the Top]

The Week

Bad Week For...

A study by the LSE reveals train journeys into London are now slower than before the Second World War.

This article appeared in the Week on 14th March 2009.
[No link avaliable]

Related Publications
‘Train times’ by Tim Leunig. Article in CentrePiece Volume 13, Issue 3,
Winter 2008/9 Article can be downloaded from the CEP website Link to article

Related Links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 14/03/2009      [Back to the Top]

BBC2 – Newsnight

Linda Yueh interview

Linda Yueh interviewed about the G20 meeting.

This interview was broadcast on the 13th March 2009. Link

Also on: More4 "More4 News"
BBC News Channel "BBC News" (2 pm and 7 pm editions)

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 13/03/2009      [Back to the Top]

BBC World Service

Analysis

Linda Yueh was interviewed on China as an engine of growth.

This interview was broadcast on BBC World Service on the 12th February 2009.
Link to article.

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

Also on:
CNN “Quest Means Business” interviewed on the Rio Tinto-Chinalco deal.

News Posted: 12/03/2009      [Back to the Top]

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

NewsHour

Linda Yueh appeared on programme to comment on developments in the financial crisis.

This interview was broadcast on Australian Broadcasting on the 12th March 2009.
[No link avaliable]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 12/03/2009      [Back to the Top]

BBC News Channel

Linda Yueh interview

Linda Yueh interviewed to discuss the UK's quantitative easing programme coming into effect on March 11th

This interview was broadcast on the 11th March 2009.
[No link avaliable]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 11/03/2009      [Back to the Top]

CNBC

''Worldwide Exchange''

Linda Yueh was interviewed to discuss Japan's economic outlook.

This interview was broadcast on CNBC on 11th March 2009.
[No link avaliable]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 11/03/2009      [Back to the Top]

UK PR Wire

Commuter train trips take longer now

Some commuter train journeys into London take more time now than they did in 1930, according to new research from the London School of Economics.

This article appeared on UK PR Wire on 11th March 2009.
Link to article.

Related Publications
‘Train times’ by Tim Leunig CentrePiece Volume 13, Issue 3 Winter 2008/9
Article can be downloaded from the CEP website link to article

Related Links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 11/03/2009      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio 5

Weekend Breakfast

Linda Yueh commented on the Lloyds rescue.

This interview was broadcast on BBC Radio 5 on 7th March 2009.
Link to article.

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 07/03/2009      [Back to the Top]

BBC News Channel

Linda Yueh interview

Linda Yueh commented on the Lloyds rescue.

This interview was broadcast on BBC News channel on 7th March 2009.
[no link avaliable]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 07/03/2009      [Back to the Top]

Daily Telegraph

1930s rail beats '09

Some train trips take longer now than in 1930, a study has found. Researchers said the demise of slam doors was a key factor. Timetables for services before the Second World War were compared with the 20 busiest modern journeys in Britain -all short hops into London. Commuting from Wimbledon takes three minutes longer than in 1930, from Surbiton it is two. Dr Tim Leunig , of the London School of Economics, said automatic doors had slowed things down, adding: "People now take longer to get on and off." He said faster trips were vital for the economy.

This article appeared in the Daily Telegraph on 7th March 2009. [No link avaliable]

Also in:
The Sun - Some train trips take longer now than in 1930, a study found yesterday.
Link to article.

Related Publications
'Train times' by Tim Leunig. Article in CentrePiece Volume 13, Issue 3, Winter 2008/9. Article will be available to download from the CEP website after Friday 6 March details

Related Links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 07/03/2009      [Back to the Top]

BBC One

London News

Tim Leunig interviewed on trains being slower than in pre-war years.
[No link avaliable]

Also on
London Tonight (ITV)
BBC Radio 5 Live

Related Publications
‘Train times’ by Tim Leunig.Article in CentrePiece Volume 13, Issue 3 Winter 2008/9.

Related Links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 06/03/2009      [Back to the Top]

Daily Mail

Rail journeys to work 'take longer than 70 years ago'

Some train trips take longer now than in 1930, a study ed by Dr Tim Leunig of the London School of Economics has found.

This article appeared in the Daily Mail on 6th March 2009.
Link to article.

Also in:
Daily Mirror- Commuter journeys 'getting slower' link to article
The London Paper-London News: Commuter train journeys into London take longer than before the Second World War link to article
Formby Times - Commuter journeys 'getting slower' link to article
Gulf News - Trips longer than before Second World War link to article
Metro - Commuter journeys 'slower than pre-war days link to article

Related publication
‘Train times’ by Tim Leunig. Article in CentrePiece Volume 13, Issue 3, Winter 2008/9. Article will be available to download from the CEP website after Friday 6 March details

Related Links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 06/03/2009      [Back to the Top]

Reformatorisch Dagblad, Netherlands

Geloof en geweld vaak ten onrechte met elkaar verbonden

Richard Layard (zelf een atheïst) presenteert in zijn Lionel Robins Lecture in 2002 een overzichtstabel van de literatuur naar de factoren die menselijk ...

This article appeared in Reformatorisch Dagblad on 6th March 2009.
Link to article.

Related links
Richard Layard webpage
Wellbeing Programme webpage


News Posted: 06/03/2009      [Back to the Top]

Reformatorisch Dagblad, Netherlands

Geloof en geweld vaak ten onrechte met elkaar verbonden

Richard Layard (zelf een atheïst) presenteert in zijn Lionel Robins Lecture in 2002 een overzichtstabel van de literatuur naar de factoren die menselijk ...

This article appeared in Reformatorisch Dagblad on 6th March 2009.
Link to article.

Related links
Richard Layard webpage
Wellbeing Programme webpage


News Posted: 06/03/2009      [Back to the Top]

Daily Telegraph

Train services 'slower now than before the war'

According to a study by the LSE's Tim Leunig, London commuters enjoyed faster train journeys before the Second World War than they do today. Mr Leunig said "It is remarkable that after 70 years of technical progress our trains are slower than they were in 1939."

This article appeared in the Daily Telegraph on 6th March 2009.
Link to article.

Also in:
Press Association - Commuter Journeys Getting Slower Link to article
This is London - Rail journeys to work 'take longer than 70 years ago' Link to article
Hastings Observer - Commuter train trips getting slower Link to article
Teletext-train trips 'getting slower' Link to article

Related Publications
'Train times' by Tim Leunig. Article in CentrePiece Volume 13, Issue 3, Winter 2008/9. Article will be available to download from the CEP website after Friday 6 March details

Related Links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 06/03/2009      [Back to the Top]

BBC One

World Business Report

Linda Yueh interviewed, spoke on China’s economic stimulus package.

This interview was broadcast on BBC One World Business Report on 5th March 2009.
[No link avaliable]

Also interviewed on:
BBC News Channel, discussing the Bank of England's interest rate decision and use of quantitative easing measures.
[No link avaliable]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 05/03/2009      [Back to the Top]

BBC World News

World Business Report

Linda Yueh interviewed, spoke on China’s economic stimulus package

This interview was broadcast on BBC World News on 4th March 2009.
No link avaliable

Also interviewed on: CNBC “Europe Tonight”
BBC Radio 4 “The World Tonight”

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 04/03/2009      [Back to the Top]

BBC World News

World Business Report

Linda Yueh interviewed, spoke on China’s economic stimulus package

This interview was broadcast on BBC World News on 4th March 2009.
No link avaliable

Also interviewed on: CNBC “Europe Tonight”
BBC Radio 4 “The World Tonight”

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 04/03/2009      [Back to the Top]

BBC World News

World Business Report

Linda Yueh interviewed, spoke on China’s economic stimulus package

This interview was broadcast on BBC World News on 4th March 2009.
No link avaliable

Also interviewed on: CNBC “Europe Tonight”
BBC Radio 4 “The World Tonight”

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 04/03/2009      [Back to the Top]

BBC World News

World Business Report

Linda Yueh interviewed, spoke on China’s economic stimulus package

This interview was broadcast on BBC World News on 4th March 2009.
No link avaliable

Also interviewed on: CNBC “Europe Tonight”
BBC Radio 4 “The World Tonight”

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 04/03/2009      [Back to the Top]

Freelance UK

One runny nose, little sticky fingers and a PC Clinic

The two babies in my life were quite poorly the other day. One was too warm with a runny nose, the other was too warm with what I mistook to be a hard-drive failure. Now, as hectic and chaotic as this all sounds, I am not alone in trying to juggle family life with a home-run business, as a mum (in my case, of three). In a research carried out by Dr. Tim Leunig of the London School of Economics, mumpreneurs, as we are affectionately known, are making what he called “a tangible impact on the British Economy, with a combined turnover of £4.4bn that exceeds some FTSE 100 companies” and according to Prowess, the UK’s leading Women’s Enterprise Network, their “Inspirational Business Mum” category at the 2008 Prowess Awards was by far the most popular category in the contest, attracting more than 130 entries. Plenty of us jumping on the band wagon then!

This article apperared on Freelance UK on 12th February 2009
Link to article.

Related Links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 12/02/2009      [Back to the Top]

RBC Daily (Russia)

Linda Yueh on China's trade surplus and growth prospects.

Linda Yueh on China’s trade surplus and growth prospects.

This article appeared on RBC Daily on 12th February 2009.
Link to article.

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 12/02/2009      [Back to the Top]

Liverpool Echo

Why new Liverpool can ride out the credit crunch ...

With Liverpool having twice been bashed in recent reports, chief feature writer Paddy Shennan asks a top Liverpool academic how prepared the city is to cope with the current credit crunch. WE were well-used to being knocked when we were down, but it’s been a bit of novelty to be battered while we’re on the way up. Recent reports written by people from outside Liverpool have painted a bleak picture for this city, with one, Cities Unlimited, co-written by much-criticised boffin Dr Tim Leunig for the right-wing Policy Exchange think-tank, laughably calling on Scousers to pack their backs and move to the apparently beautiful south.

This article appeared in the Liverpool Echo on 9th February 2009.
Link to article.

Related Links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 09/02/2009      [Back to the Top]

LBC Radio

''Ken Livingstone'' programme

LBC Radio "Ken Livingstone" programme Linda Yueh was interviewed to discuss the benefits of UK and China economic relations.

This interview was broadcast on the 7th February 2009.
[No link avaliable]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 07/02/2009      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio 4

PM

Dr Tim Leunig , lecturer in economic history at LSE, took part in a slot defining an economic depression.
This interview was broadcast on the 5th February 2009 on BBC Radio 4.
[No link avaliable]

Also on:
BBC Radio Scotland
Dr Tim Leunig, economic history, commented on the interest rate cuts and deflation. [No link avaliable]

Related Links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 05/02/2009      [Back to the Top]

Radio Free Europe

Explainer: How Sweden Rescued Its Banks In The 1990s

And in a particularly tough-minded move, Stockholm decided to protect ordinary citizens with deposits in banks but not to protect the owners -- the shareholders -- of the banks themselves. "They decided both to guarantee all the liabilities and the depositors while at the same time, in those banks where there was no value left, they would let the shareholders be wiped out through nationalization," says Peter Boone, an economics expert at the London School of Economics.

This interview was broadcast on Radio Free Europe on 5th February 2009.
Link to article.

Related Links
Peter Boone webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 05/02/2009      [Back to the Top]

RBC Daily - Russia

''Êèòàéñêèå êðåñòüÿíå îñòàëèñü áåç ðàáîòû'' by Vladimir Pavlov

Linda Yueh on migrant unemployment in China.

This article appeared in RBC Daily on the 3rd February 2009.
Link to article.

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 03/02/2009      [Back to the Top]

Communitycare.co.uk - Sutton UK

Children's Society highlights rise in mental health problems

The report was co-authored by economist Richard Layard , who inspired the government's programme to expand talking therapies provision for adults....

This article appeared on Communitycare.co.uk on the 3rd February 2009.
Link to article.

Related Publications
The Good Childhood Inquiry by Richard Layard and Judy Dunn is published by Penguin details
Other publications by Richard Layard details

Related Links
Richard Layard webpage
Wellbeing Programme webpage
Mental Health Group webpage


News Posted: 03/02/2009      [Back to the Top]

Communitycare.co.uk - Sutton UK

Children's Society highlights rise in mental health problems

The report was co-authored by economist Richard Layard , who inspired the government's programme to expand talking therapies provision for adults....

This article appeared on Communitycare.co.uk on the 3rd February 2009.
Link to article.

Related Publications
The Good Childhood Inquiry by Richard Layard and Judy Dunn is published by Penguin details
Other publications by Richard Layard details

Related Links
Richard Layard webpage
Wellbeing Programme webpage
Mental Health Group webpage


News Posted: 03/02/2009      [Back to the Top]

Communitycare.co.uk - Sutton UK

Children's Society highlights rise in mental health problems

The report was co-authored by economist Richard Layard , who inspired the government's programme to expand talking therapies provision for adults....

This article appeared on Communitycare.co.uk on the 3rd February 2009.
Link to article.

Related Publications
The Good Childhood Inquiry by Richard Layard and Judy Dunn is published by Penguin details
Other publications by Richard Layard details

Related Links
Richard Layard webpage
Wellbeing Programme webpage
Mental Health Group webpage


News Posted: 03/02/2009      [Back to the Top]

CNBC Worldwide Exchange

Worldwide Exchange

Linda Yueh was interviewed to discuss Australia’s economy.

This interview was broadcast on CNBC on the 3rd February 2009.
[No link avaliable]

Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 03/02/2009      [Back to the Top]

Housing News

Policy exchange calls for 'Right to Move'

Social tenants with a record of good behaviour should be able to demand their landlord sells their house so they can move, according to a report from think tank, The Policy Exchange. Report author, London School of Economics academic Tim Leunig, said: “The right to move is about freedom, dignity, and opportunity. It has the potential to transform the lives of millions of people living in social housing, by allowing them to decide where it is they live.”

This article appeared in Housing News on the 2nd February 2009.
Link to article.

Related Links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 02/02/2009      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio 4

Six o'clock news

Dr Tim Leunig, reader in economic history commented on the strikes.
[No link avaliable]

Related Links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Progrmme webpage

News Posted: 02/02/2009      [Back to the Top]

BBC World Service

The Instant Guide

Linda Yueh spoke on China’s recession.

This interview was broadcast on BBC World Serice on the 31st January 2009.
[No link avaliable]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 31/01/2009      [Back to the Top]

BBC News Channel

BBC News

Linda Yueh was interviewed to comment on UK-China relations with the visit of Chinese Premier Wen.

This interview was broadcast on BBC News on the 31st January 2009.
[No link avaliable]

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 31/01/2009      [Back to the Top]

The Guardian

Give council tenants the right to move

Those in social housing should be allowed to require their landlord to sell their home and buy a place of their choice, writes Dr Tim Leunig, economic historian, LSE.

This article appeared in The Guardian on the 30th January 2009.
Link to article.

Related Links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 30/01/2009      [Back to the Top]

Radio Lithuania

''Ryto Garsai''(Morning)

Linda Yueh interviewed on the 'News Map' segment on reforming the international economic system.

This interview was broadcast on Radio Lithuania on the 30th January 2009.
[No link avaliable]

Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 30/01/2009      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio 4

The World Tonight

Linda Yueh was interviewed on China-U.S. relations.

This interview was broadcast on Radio 4 on 28th January 2009.
[No link avaliable]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 28/01/2009      [Back to the Top]

Guardian

I've changed my mind about carbon taxes

Tim Leunig writes that regulation is the smart answer to global warming.

This article appeared in the Guardian on 27 December 2009. Link to article

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 27/01/2009      [Back to the Top]

finchannel.com

LSE professor awarded knighthood

Professor Anthony Venables was awarded a CBE. Professor Venables is now an associate in the Centre for Economic Performance at LSE but is based at Oxford University.

This article appeared on finchannel.com on 25th January 2009.
Link to article.

Related Publications
See publications webpages for Professor Tony Venables.

Related Links
Tony Venables webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 25/01/2009      [Back to the Top]

RBC Daily

Linda Yueh Interviewed

Linda Yueh interviewed on China offering a currency swap agreement to Hong Kong.

This interview appeared on RBC on 21st January 2009.
Link to article.

Related Links
Linda Yueh, webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 21/01/2009      [Back to the Top]

Prospect Magazine

Letters-High speed trains

Letter to the editor from Dr Tim Leunig, economic history, LSE.

This article appeared in Prospect Magazine on the 19th January 2009.
Link to article.

Related Links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 19/01/2009      [Back to the Top]

RBC Daily - Russia

Linda Yueh interviewed

Linda Yueh interviewed on China's banking measures that could increase the amount of bad debts in the sector.

This interview was broadcast on RBC Daily on the 13th January 2009. Link to article.

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 13/01/2009      [Back to the Top]

The Daily Telegraph

Six ways to get the economic motor running

Economists, including Linda Yueh, associate at CEP, tell Edmund Conway what they would do to fix the financial crisis.

This article appeared in the Daily Telegraph on the 10th January 2009.
Link to article.

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 10/01/2009      [Back to the Top]

The FINANCIAL Tbilisi, Georgia

LSE professor awarded knighthood

Professor Venables, now an associate in the Centre for Economic Performance was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s New Years Honours List 2009.

This article appeared in The FINANCIAL, Georgia on the 8th January 2009.
Link to article.

Related Links
Tony Venables webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 08/01/2009      [Back to the Top]

Wall Street Journal blog

'Real Time Economics'

As details emerge about the incoming Obama administration’s stimulus plans, Peter Boone and Simon Johnson argue that proposals should be even bolder. Boone is chairman of Effective Intervention, a U.K.-based charity, and a research associate at the Centre for Economic Performance , London School of Economics.

This article appeared in Wall Street Journal Blogs on the 7th January 2009.
Link to article.

Related Links
Peter Boone webpage
Intervention Economics Programme webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage webpage


News Posted: 07/01/2009      [Back to the Top]

BBC World Service Radio

Analysis

Dr Tim Leunig, commented in a slot about protectionism.

This interview was broadcast on BBC World Serice Radio on the 6th January 2009.
[no link avaliable]

Related Links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 06/01/2009      [Back to the Top]

CNBC

Europe tonight

Linda Yueh interviewed to discuss unemployment in China.

This interview was broadcast on the 6th January 2009.
[No link avaliable]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalsation programme webpage


News Posted: 06/01/2009      [Back to the Top]

Voice of America (Mandarin Service)

Current Affairs

Linda Yueh interviewed on the increased convertibility of the Chinese RMB.

This interview was broadcast on Voice of America the 5th January 2009.
No link avaliable.

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 05/01/2009      [Back to the Top]

CNN ''Business International''

China's year in review

Linda Yueh spoke on a year-end assessment of the Chinese economy.

This interview was broadcast on the 2nd January 2009.
Link to article.

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

Also interviewed on World Business Report

News Posted: 02/01/2009      [Back to the Top]

Financial Times

Joblessness peak set to near 3m

Economic Outlook 2009. Unemployment is likely to rise to near 3m, adding 1m people to dole queues and returning the country to a position not seen since the early 1990s. Tim Leunig of the London School of Economics said: "People aged over 50 who lose their job may well not get another one, and certainly not one on their current wage rates."

This article appeared in the Finanical Times on the 2nd January 2009.
Link to article.

Related Links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 02/01/2009      [Back to the Top]

BBC World Service

The World Today

Linda Yueh interviewed on UK economic prospects.

This interview was broadcast on the World Service on the 19th December 2008.
[No link avaliable]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 19/12/2008      [Back to the Top]

Amdocs on Marketwatch

When 0% isn't low enough

That's not really the case, and it is why the Fed statement stressed the wide-ranging open market operations it will use to inject money into the economy and drive down interest rates along the entire interest-rate curve, not just at the short end.

"We need to have significant inflation: 2 per cent is not enough to improve solvency significantly, and we may experience 5-10 per cen for a year or two," Johnson and Peter Boone of the London School of Economics wrote in a recent posting on WSJ.com."Inflation has major drawbacks and creates its own risks, but compared to the alternatives, it would be a relief."

Related links
Peter Boone webpage
Globalisation/Effective Intervention Programme webpage

News Posted: 17/12/2008      [Back to the Top]

IRN (ITN)

Linda Yueh interview

Linda Yueh discussed the UK inflation rate in an interview.

This interview was broadcast on IRN on the 16th December 2008.
[No link]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 16/12/2008      [Back to the Top]

BBC World Service

World Update

Linda Yueh interviewed on slowing growth in China and Japan.

This interview was broadcast on BBC World Service on 15th December 2008.
Link to article.

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 15/12/2008      [Back to the Top]

CNBC

Worldwide Exchange

Dr Linda Yueh, LSE, appeared on the programme discussing China’s consumer prices rising at the slowest pace in two years.

This interview was broadcast on CNBC on the 11th December 2008.
[No link]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation webpage

Linda Yueh also gave an interview on the China, Korea and Japan financial summit on the World Today, BBC World Service.

News Posted: 11/12/2008      [Back to the Top]

RBC Daily - Russia

Linda Yueh interviewed

Linda Yueh interviewed on the U.S.-China Strategic Economic Dialogue and agreement on financial sector opening.

This interview was broadcast on RBC Daily on the 8th December 2008.
Link to article.

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 08/12/2008      [Back to the Top]

RBC Daily - Russia

Linda Yueh interviewed

Linda Yueh was interviewed by Vladimir Pavlov on Chinese growth and rural subsidies.

This article appeared in RBC Daily, Russia on the 2nd December 2008.
Link to article.


Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 02/12/2008      [Back to the Top]

Easier

Over a million pensioners rely on property for retirement

Almost 1.7 million pensioners are relying on property to fund their old age, according to a report from price comparison and switching service uSwitch.com. Sadly, this group alone has already seen almost £45 billion disappear from their retirement fund in just 12 months as the average house price has dropped almost £30,000. Dr Tim Leunig , Professor at the London School of Economics, says: "Relying on the state to look after you in retirement is a recipe for poverty in old age so starting to save as young as possible is good advice for everyone. The current downturn in tax revenues and big increase in Government borrowing makes it even harder for the Government to fund the pension promises made in good times. Future state pensions could be lower than people expect, increasing the benefits of private saving.

This article appeared in Easier on December 1st 2008.
Link to article.

Related Links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 01/12/2008      [Back to the Top]

The Week Magazine, USA

Briefing: Holding on to happiness in hard times

“We are basically social animals, and most of our enjoyment comes from other people,” says British social scientist Richard Layard.

This article appeared in The Week Magazine on the 1st December 2008.
Link to article.

Related Publications
Happiness: Lessons from a New Science by Richard Layard
Details

Related Links
Richard Layard webpage
Wellbeing Programme webpage
Happiness research webpage


News Posted: 01/12/2008      [Back to the Top]

Independent

Pensioners lose £45bn in property slump

Credited quote from LSE professor Dr Tim Leunig.

This article appeared in the Independent on the 1st December 2008.
[No link avaliable]

Related Links
Tim Leuing webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 01/12/2008      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio 4

You and Yours

Dr Tim Leunig, lecturer in economic history at LSE, commented yesterday in a piece about high speed trains.

This programme was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on the 29th November 2008.
Link to article.

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 29/11/2008      [Back to the Top]

CNBC

Worldwide Exchange

Dr Linda Yueh, CEP associate, commented on how bad things are for the Chinese economy.

This interview was broadcast on CNBC the 29th November 2008.
[No Link]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

Also interviewed on:
BBC World Service (Arabaic Service) - "BBC Extra"

News Posted: 29/11/2008      [Back to the Top]

Al Jazeera English

News

Linda Yueh interviewed for main bulletin on slowing growth in China.

This interview was broadcast on the 26th of November 2008.
[No link avaliable]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 26/11/2008      [Back to the Top]

RBC Daily (Russia)

Linda Yueh in article on China's investments in the Ukraine

This article appeared in RBC Daily on the 25th November 2008.
Link to article.

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 25/11/2008      [Back to the Top]

Wall Street Journal Blogs, NY

Guest Post: Inflation Should Be Just Around the Corner

Peter Boone is chairman of Effective Intervention, a UK-based charity, and a research associate at the Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics.

This article appeared in the Wall Street Journal on the 24th of November 2008.
Link to article.

Related Links
Peter Boone webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 24/11/2008      [Back to the Top]

More 4 News

More 4 News

Linda Yueh was interviewed on the pre-Budget report.

This interview was broadcast on More 4 News on November 24th 2008.
[No link to article avaliable]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 24/11/2008      [Back to the Top]

Al Jazeera English

News

Linda Yueh on the rise of China and impact on the U.S.

This interview was broadcast on Al Jeezera English on the 21st November 2008.
[No link avaliable]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

Linda Yueh was also interviewed on:
UTVi (India) - “Business Scene” discussing the financial crisis and Citigroup.
CBC Radio One (Canada) - “The Current” interviewed on flagship morning programme on the wider implications of China’s economic stimulus package

News Posted: 21/11/2008      [Back to the Top]

BBC 2

Newsnight

Linda Yueh spoke on unemployment in China.

This interview was broadcast on Newsnight on the 20th November 2008.
[No link]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 20/11/2008      [Back to the Top]

BBC World Service

Linda Yueh interviewed

Linda Yueh interviewed to discuss the global economic drivers.

This interview was broadcast on BBC World Service on November 18th 2008 (no link avaliable)

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

Linda Yueh was also interviewed on the UK inflation figure on the BBC News channel.

News Posted: 18/11/2008      [Back to the Top]

Al Jazeera English

Frost Over the World

Linda Yueh spoke on the G20 economic summit.

This interview was broadcast on Al Jazeera on the 14th of November 2008.
(No link avaliable)

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

Linda Yueh was also interviewed on:
BBC Four“World News Today”
BBC World News “World News Today”
BBC Radio 5 “Breakfast”

News Posted: 14/11/2008      [Back to the Top]

BBC 4

World News Today

Dr Linda Yueh, CEP associate, discussed the legacy of the Bretton Woods conference.

This interview was broadcast on the 14th November 2008.
(No link avaliable)

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation webpage

News Posted: 14/11/2008      [Back to the Top]

BBC 4

World News Today

Dr Linda Yueh, CEP associate, discussed the legacy of the Bretton Woods conference.

This interview was broadcast on the 14th November 2008.
(No link avaliable)

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation webpage

News Posted: 14/11/2008      [Back to the Top]

RBC Daily (Russia)

Linda Yueh interviewed

Linda Yueh interviewed about China's economic growth figures.

This article appeared in RBC Daily, Russia on the 13th November 2008.
Link to article

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 13/11/2008      [Back to the Top]

UTV India

News

Linda Yueh interviewed on European markets and growth.

This interview was broadcast on UTV, India on the 13th of November 2008.
(No link avaliable).

Related links:
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 13/11/2008      [Back to the Top]

BBC World Service

The World Today

Linda Yueh was interviewed on China’s economy and policy direction.

This interview was broadcast on BBC World Service on the 8th December 2008.
[no link avaliable]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 08/11/2008      [Back to the Top]

Macleans.ca Canada

A silver lining for Russia

Already, oil prices have dropped below the budget-critical $70 per barrel. If they go much lower, Russia will start running a deficit. Its rainy day reserves, designed to deal with low oil prices in times of crises, can only sustain the country for up to a year and a half. So far, there’s no sign the bottom has been reached, says Peter Boone , an associate at the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics: “The world is at the start of what appears to be a potentially deep, global recession, and could expect demand for oil to fall sharply.”

This article appeared on Macleans.ca website on 30th October 2008.
Link to article.

Related Links
Peter Boone webpage
Globalisation programme webpage


News Posted: 30/10/2008      [Back to the Top]

BBC World Service

Business Daily

Linda Yueh was interviewed for the programme on reasons to be cheerful during this financial crisis.

This interview was broadcast on BBC World Service on the 29th October 2008.
Link to article.

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme website


News Posted: 29/10/2008      [Back to the Top]

The Guardian

Landfall in Asia

Comment written by Linda Yueh on how China is well placed to weather the storm of the market slump.

This article appeared in the Guardian on the 28th October 2008.
Link to article

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 28/10/2008      [Back to the Top]

Moscow News

The buck stops here

“By recapitalizing the West, China and other emerging economies can preserve their export markets by helping the world's richest economies weather the storm and prevent a drawn out recession, or even depression," Linda Yueh told the BBC.

This article appeared in the Moscow News on 24th October 2008.
Link to article.

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 24/10/2008      [Back to the Top]

Le Temps

La Chine appelée à sauver le monde

La crise financière est au menu du sommet Asie-Europe qui s'ouvre ce vendredi à Pékin. «La Chine dispose de 2000 milliards de dollars de réserves, fait remarquer Linda Yueh, professeure à l'Université d'Oxford et à la London School of Economics. Elle est dans une position d'aider les Etats-Unis et l'Europe à faire face à la crise de crédit.» Selon elle, il s'agit pour la Chine de préserver ses marchés d'exportation. Les marchés européen et américain absorbent plus de 60% des exportations chinoises.

This article appeared in Le Temps on the 24th October 2008.
Link to article.

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme website

News Posted: 24/10/2008      [Back to the Top]

The Guardian

Cost of child poverty is at least 25bn a year

Researchers have found that the government spends £12bn a year on services to remedy consequences of childhood deprivation such as poor health, low educational attainment, crime and antisocial behaviour. Although not mentioned, Jo Blanden and Steve Machin of CEP wrote the background report to this report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

This article appeared in the Guardian on the 23rd of October 2008.
Link to article.

Related Publications
Estimating the costs of child poverty by Donald Hirsch is based on three reports, one of which is ‘The GDP Cost of the Lost Earning Potential of Adults Who Grew Up in Poverty’ by Jo Blanden, Kirstine Hansen and Stephen Machin

Link to article
Related Links
Jo Blanden webpage
Kirstine Hansen webpage
Stephen Machin webpage
Education and Skills Programme webpage


News Posted: 23/10/2008      [Back to the Top]

The Guardian

The financial cloud's silver lining

Comment written by Linda Yueh on how if a new system of international economic law emerges as a result of the banking crisis, it could benefit all nations.

This article appeared in the Guardian on 23rd October 2008.
Link to article.

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 23/10/2008      [Back to the Top]

BBC 4

World News Today

Linda Yueh of the CEP Globalisation Programme gave an interview on China's economic growth prospects.

This interview was shown on BBC4, World News Today on the 20th October 2008.
No link avaliable.

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

Further Interviews
BBC World Service - World Update
CNN - Business International

News Posted: 20/10/2008      [Back to the Top]

BBC News

Financial Crisis: World Round Up

BBC News is running a series of commentaries this week by economists on the challenges facing the global financial system. Today, Linda Yueh considers the implications for China.

This article appeared on the BBC News website on 20th October 2008.

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 20/10/2008      [Back to the Top]

Washington Post

Russian elite look to Kremlin for aid as wealth evaporates

Analysts said the financial crisis could strain the unspoken pact between Putin and the tycoons, who have been allowed to prosper as long as they do not challenge his rule. "They're going to be fighting to get money from the Kremlin, and behind the scenes, people inside the Kremlin will be fighting to get control of assets," said Peter Boone, an associate at the London School of Economics who studied the Russian economy for investment banks. "That's when the politics get tough."

This article appeared in the Washington Post on October 17, 2008
Link to article

Related Links
Peter Boone webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 17/10/2008      [Back to the Top]

Liverpool Daily Post

Dr Tim Leunig stands by attack on Liverpool

THE under-fire academic who said Liverpudlians should give up on their city, yesterday said he would not change a single line of his controversial report.

This article appeared in the Liverpool Daily Post on October 17, 2008
Link to article

Related Publications
‘Cities Unlimited: Making Urban Regeneration Work’ by Tim Leunig and James Swaffield. Edited by Oliver Marc Hartwich. Published by Policy Exchange.
‘Where to Build Britain’s New Houses?’ by Tim Leunig. Article in CentrePiece Volume 13, Issue 1 Spring 2008.

Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 17/10/2008      [Back to the Top]

BBC News

Critic to debate Liverpool future

The author of a controversial report which suggested that people in Liverpool should move south in search of a better life is visiting the city. The London School of Economics lecturer [Dr Tim Leunig] will lock horns with other speakers such as councillor Warren Bradley, who was one of the biggest critics of the report in August.

This article appeared in BBC News on October 16, 2008
Link to article

Related Publications
‘Cities Unlimited: Making Urban Regeneration Work’ by Tim Leunig and James Swaffield. Edited by Oliver Marc Hartwich. Published by Policy Exchange.
‘Where to Build Britain’s New Houses?’ by Tim Leunig. Article in CentrePiece Volume 13, Issue 1 Spring 2008.

Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 16/10/2008      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio 4

Today Programme

Dr Tim Leunig was the subject of ‘Thought for the Day’ on October 15th 2008.

Link to programme

Related Publications
Cities Unlimited: Making Urban Regeneration Work by Tim Leunig and James Swaffield. Edited by Oliver Marc Hartwich. Published by Policy Exchange.
‘Where to Build Britain’s New Houses?’ by Tim Leunig, article in CentrePiece Volume 13, Issue 1 Spring 2008.

Related Links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 15/10/2008      [Back to the Top]

Washington Post

How to manage the banks

The Treasury plans to invest up to $250 billion in individual banks and has already allotted half that amount to nine leading banks. For now, the key questions are: Will the plan work? And what consequences will it have for our financial system and our economy? Several issues bear examination.
Article co-written by Peter Boone chairman of the charity Effective Intervention at the London School of Economics' Centre for Economic Performance.

This article appeared in the Washington Post on October 15, 2008
Link to article

Related Links
Peter Boone webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 15/10/2008      [Back to the Top]

United Television (UTV) News - India

News

Linda Yueh was interviewed on the U.S. financial crisis and presidential elections.

This interview was given to United Television (UTV) News - India on October 13, 2008
[No link available.]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

Also appeared on
India Business Day

News Posted: 13/10/2008      [Back to the Top]

Sky News

'Sunrise with Eamonn Holmes'

Linda Yueh interviewed on the financial crisis.

The interview was given to Sky News on October 13, 2008
[No link available.]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 13/10/2008      [Back to the Top]

Reuters News - USA

Kremlin holds key as crisis threatens oligarchs

"There is going to be an enormous political battle over who is going to be bailed out by the government's reserves," said Peter Boone, an associate at the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

This article appeared in Reuters News on October 13, 2008
Link to article

Related Links
Peter Boone webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

Also in
Sharewatch
Kremlin holds key as crisis threatens oligarchs
Easybourse
La crise met le Kremlin en position de force face aux oligarques
"Une énorme bataille politique va se jouer pour déterminer qui sera renfloué au moyen des réserves gouvernementales", déclare Peter Boone, de la London School of Economics and Political Science.

News Posted: 13/10/2008      [Back to the Top]

RBC Daily

World news

Linda Yueh interviewed in the paper on the interest rate cuts in Asia.

This article appeared in RBC Daily - Russia on October 10, 2008
Link to article

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 10/10/2008      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio 5 Live

Breakfast

Dr Tim Leunig, lecturer in economic history at LSE appeared on the programme this morning discussing the government’s bank bail out.

This interview was broadcast on BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast programme on October 8, 2008
[No link available.]

Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 08/10/2008      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio 4

Today Programme

Dr Tim Leunig, senior lecturer in Economic History at LSE, was interviewed on Wednesday about the banking crisis.

This interview was broadcast on October 1, 2008
Link to programme

Related Links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 01/10/2008      [Back to the Top]

En the web

Provincial spite

If Doctor Tim Leunig, a reader in economic history at the London School of Economics, ever had doubts that northerners were a chippy bunch, they have surely been dispelled by the response to his report Cities Unlimited.

This article appeared in En The Web on September 26, 2008
Link to article

Related Publications
Cities Unlimited: Making Urban Regeneration Work by Tim Leunig and James Swaffield. Edited by Oliver Marc Hartwich. Published by Policy Exchange.
Where to Build Britain’s New Houses? by Tim Leunig. Article in CentrePiece Volume 13, Issue 1 Spring 2008

Related Links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage
LSE Press Release for Cities Unlimited: Making Urban Regeneration Work

News Posted: 26/09/2008      [Back to the Top]

BBC News

Credit crunch future predictions

Evan Davis hosted a live debate from the Willis Building in the City of London to reflect on the past year of economic turmoil, and to discuss where the credit crunch mess will lead next. The BBC Radio 4 programme The Credit Crunch Mess - What Next? featured contributions from some of the City's leading figures, who gave their predictions for the year ahead. Linda Yueh (CEP Globalisation Programme) warns that more banks could fail.

This article appeared online on BBC news on September 16, 2008
Link to article

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 16/09/2008      [Back to the Top]

BBC News

Credit crunch future predictions

Evan Davis hosted a live debate from the Willis Building in the City of London to reflect on the past year of economic turmoil, and to discuss where the credit crunch mess will lead next.
The BBC Radio 4 programme The Credit Crunch Mess - What Next? featured contributions from some of the City's leading figures, who gave their predictions for the year ahead. Linda Yueh (Centre for Economic Performance) warned that more banks could fail.

This article appeared on BBC News online on September 16, 2008
Link to article

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 16/09/2008      [Back to the Top]

New Straits Times - Persekutuan, Malaysia

HARDEV KAUR: Doha round fails to deliver after years of talk

Then again, developing countries, according to the London School of Economics' Centre for Economic Performance, were anxious to avoid the mistakes of the round, the Uruguay Round (1986-1994), where they exchanged concrete liberalisation commitments for poorly defined promises of assistance that did not materialise.

This article appeared in the New Straits Times (Persekutuan, Malaysia) on August 8, 2008
Link to article

Related Publications
The Doha Round: Freer and Fairer Trade?, by Emanuel Ornelas, CEP Policy Analysis, July 2008

Related Links
Emanuel Ornelas webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 08/08/2008      [Back to the Top]

CNBC

Europe Tonight

Linda Yueh gave an interview discussing the impact of the Lisbon treaty on Asian economies.

This interview was shown on CNBC - Europe Tonight on July 1, 2008
[No link to interview available.]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 01/07/2008      [Back to the Top]

The Times

Hang the high-speed train, just give commuters a seat

None of the proposed high-speed lines goes south of London. It’ll still be sardines all the way to Surbiton and beyond. That’s one reason why Tim Leunig, an independent expert on rail at the London School of Economics, is less than enamoured of high-speed plans. "They would be a complete waste of money," he says. Leunig argues that high-speed rail is fine for traffic between very large urban centres, such as London and Paris, but of little use in solving Britain’s capacity problem. "We need to get back to thinking about what our railway is for," he says. He notes that "about 70% of rail journeys begin or end in London, and the three busiest stations are Waterloo, Victoria and Liverpool Street".

This article appeared in the Times on June 29, 2008
Link to article

Related Links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 29/06/2008      [Back to the Top]

UTV News (India)

Beat the street

Linda Yueh was interviewed to discuss inflation and interest rates in emerging markets June 27th and repeated over the weekend.

This interview was broadcast on UTV News (India) on June 27, 2008
[No link to interview]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 27/06/2008      [Back to the Top]

BBC

Ten O'Clock News

Linda Yueh was interviewed on the prospects of the Chinese economy and impact on the UK.

This interview was broadcast on the BBC Ten O'Clock News on June 25, 2008
[No link to interview available]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 25/06/2008      [Back to the Top]

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Newshour

Linda Yueh was interviewed to discuss the outcome of the Jeddah oil summit.

The interview was broadcast on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's programme 'Newshour' on June 23, 2008
[No link available]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 23/06/2008      [Back to the Top]

BBC World Service

China's reduction of energy subsidies

Linda Yueh was interviewed for both the BBC's 'World Business Report' and 'The World Today' programmes to discuss China's reduction of energy subsidies.

The interview was broadcast on two BBC World Service programmes - World Business Report & The World Today on June 19, 2008
[No link to interviews]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 19/06/2008      [Back to the Top]

RBC Daily (Russia)

Asian banks' holdings

Linda Yueh was interviewed on Asian banks' holdings of US Treasuries.

This article appeared in RBC Daily (Russia) on June 18, 2008
Link to article

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 18/06/2008      [Back to the Top]

RBC Daily (Russia)

PetroChina

Linda Yueh interviewed on PetroChina’s bond issuance.

This article appeared in RBC Daily (Russia) on June 16, 2008
Link to article

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 16/06/2008      [Back to the Top]

RBC Daily (Russia)

'Black Tuesday' - the Chinese investors (translation)

Linda Yueh was interviewed about China’s stock market volatility.

This article appeared in RBC Daily on June 11, 2008
Link to article

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 11/06/2008      [Back to the Top]

Guardian

How do you survive as a greengrocer?

According to Dr Tim Leunig, small independent food shops are being replaced by small independent aromatherapists, cosmetic surgeons, weight control clinics, makeup artists, reflexologists and sauna parlours.

This article appeared in the Guardian on June 10, 2008
Link to article

Related Links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 10/06/2008      [Back to the Top]

BBC One

World Business Report

Linda Yueh interviewed to discuss the agenda of the G77 + China conference.

This interview was broadcast on BBC One - World Business Report on June 10, 2008
[No link]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 10/06/2008      [Back to the Top]

BBC World Service

Newshour

Linda Yueh interviewed to discuss a meeting of the US and Asian powers on stabilizing oil prices.

This interview was broadcast on the BBC World Service - Newshour on June 7, 2008
[No link]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 07/06/2008      [Back to the Top]

RBC Daily

Risks are greater than the profit

Linda Yueh was interviewed on risk in China’s real estate market.

This article appeared in RBC Daily (Russia) on June 7, 2008
Link to article

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 07/06/2008      [Back to the Top]

More4 News

Interview

Linda Yueh discussed the global food summit in an interview.

This interview was broadcast on More4 News on June 3, 2008
[No link to article]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 03/06/2008      [Back to the Top]

Kiel Institute for the World Economy

Stephen Redding and Silvana Tenreyro selected as two of the winners of the 2008 Excellence Award in Global Economic Affairs

Dr Stephen Redding, programme director of the globalisation programme at the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP), and Silvana Tenreyro, lecturer in economics in the Department of Economics, LSE, have been selected as two of the winners of the 2008 Excellence Award in Global Economic Affairs by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.

The aim of the award is to build a community of the brightest young researchers in the area of global economic affairs. The researchers are given intellectual, financial, and administrative support to pursue focused programmes of research in designated areas.

Dr Stephen Redding is currently director of the globalisation programme at the Centre for Economic Performance and a reader in the Economics Department, LSE, and a research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research and the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Prior to joining LSE, he worked as a research economist at the Bank of England on the relationship between international openness and economic growth. He was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize Fellowship during 2001-04 for his research on international trade and economic growth.

Silvana Tenreyro has been at LSE since 2004, before which she worked as an economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. She is currently a research associate in the macro programme at the CEP and a research affiliate at the Centre for Economic and Policy Research. Her work on global affairs include 'Technological Diversification,' with Miklos Koren (CEP discussion paper 0824), 'The Timing of Monetary Policy Shocks' with G. Olivei (American Economic Review, 2007) and 'Volatility and Development,' with M. Koren (Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2007). She said: 'I am very grateful for the award.'

Danny Quah, head of the Economics Department and professor of economics said: 'Both these awards point to the tremendous contributions already made and yet to come still in these economists' exciting research on global economic affairs.'

The award will be presented at the Kiel Institute in June 2008. For further information on the award, see: http://www.ifw-kiel.de/prizes/eagea/eagea_e.htm



News Posted: 02/06/2008      [Back to the Top]

August Lösch Prize 2008

Frédéric Robert-Nicoud awarded prize for research in New Economic Geography

The City of Heidenheim an der Brenz and the August Lösch Association jointly grant the prestigious August Lösch Prize.

The prize was created in 1971 and first awarded in 1972 by the City of Heidenheim in honour of August Lösch (1906-1945), one of the founders of modern Regional Science, and a former citizen of Heidenheim.

The prize is intended to reward outstanding academic research in the field of Regional Science. The prize carries an award of Euro 4000. Joint recipients will share this amount.

The August Lösch Prize 2008 has been awarded to Frédéric Robert-Nicoud, Ph.D., London School of Economics and Political Science, for his research in the field of New Economic Geography.

The award ceremony will be in Kiel, July 5th, 11.00 a.m., at the German Library of Economics (ZBW), adjacent to the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.



News Posted: 02/06/2008      [Back to the Top]

Voice of America

China branch

Linda Yueh was interviewed to discuss the economic implications of the Sichuan earthquake.

This interview was broadcast on the Voice of America (China branch) on May 31, 2008
[No link available]

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 31/05/2008      [Back to the Top]

Guardian

How to feed the world

Tim Leunig writes: “We may not like nuclear power, tofu burgers or curtailing our chickens' freedom, but if that is the price we have to pay for fewer children in less developed countries to go to bed hungry, then that, surely, must be a price worth paying.”

This article appeared in the Guardian Comment section on May 28, 2008
Link to article

Related Links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 28/05/2008      [Back to the Top]

BBC World Service

Newshour

Linda Yueh was interviewed to discuss Taiwan-China economic relations.

This interview was broadcast on the BBC World Service - Newshour on May 26, 2008
[No link available]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 26/05/2008      [Back to the Top]

RBC Daily

Russian news

Linda Yueh was interviewed for an article on the economic losses stemming from the earthquake in China:

This article appeared in RBC Daily (Russia) on May 22, 2008
Link to article

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 22/05/2008      [Back to the Top]

Planning Daily

Economist calls for cut in planning red tape

Planning laws should be relaxed in areas of intense housing demand so more homes can be built and to aid economic growth, an academic from the London School of Economics has argued. Tim Leunig, a lecturer in economic history, said in a report published this week that the lack of planning laws helped the economic boom of the nineteenth century in Britain.

This article appeared in Planning Daily online on May 21, 2008
Link to article

Related publication
Where to Build Britain’s New Houses by Tim Leunig in CentrePiece 13/1 Spring 2008

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 21/05/2008      [Back to the Top]

Pravda

O jedlo sa svet satial' nepobije

Linda Yueh quoted in an article on the global food crisis.

This article appeared in Pravda (Slovakia) on May 20, 2008
Link to article

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 20/05/2008      [Back to the Top]

BBC World Service

The World Today

Linda Yueh interviewed to discuss corruption in China and the Sichuan earthquake.

This interview was broadcast on the BBC World Service - The World Today programme on May 19, 2008
[No link available]

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

Further interviews
Monday 12 May
CNBC Europe Tonight
Discussing the economic implications of the earthquake in China.
Monday 19 May
BBC News Channel (formerly News 24)
Discussing the Chinese Government's handling of the Sichuan earthquake
Tuesday 20 May
BBC World Service - Hewshour
Discussing the economic implications of the Sichuan earthquake
[No links available]

News Posted: 19/05/2008      [Back to the Top]

Guardian

PM's new homes 'not green enough'

The debate about where new homes should be built has raged for decades, but as economic historian Tim Leunig argues in a report to be published this week, Britain's planning laws are stifling economic growth. Leunig, a lecturer in economic history at the London School of Economics, argues that Britain could never have become the powerhouse of the industrial revolution if its towns and cities had been unable to expand at a blistering pace during the 19th century.

This article appeared in the Guardian on May 18, 2008
Link to article

Related publication
Where to Build Britain’s New Houses by Tim Leunig in CentrePiece 13/1 Spring 2008

Related links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 18/05/2008      [Back to the Top]

RBC Daily (Russia)

Hong Kong places on the yuan (translated from Russian)

Linda Yueh was interviewed to discuss the increase in transaction fees for RMB purchases in relation to China's portfolio flows.

This article appeared in RBC Daily (Russia) on May 8, 2008
Link to article

Related links Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 08/05/2008      [Back to the Top]

Reuters

Risks mount for stressed traders as markets gyrate

Two Citigroup workers , including a trader, fell from office blocks in London and Miami in 2006. ‘The pressure on traders when the market goes wrong is always huge,’ said Tim Leunig, a lecturer in the economic history department at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). ‘There will be a lot of bitten fingernails today. It is exactly the same, you can lose you job, your standard of living and you won't get it back, that's pressure.’

This article appeared in Reuters news on May 5, 2008
Link to article

Related Links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

Also in
Birmingham Post
Rise in suicides as credit crunch stress gets to traders

News Posted: 05/05/2008      [Back to the Top]

Prospect magazine, Issue 146 May 2008

Safe as houses

In his article, Tim Leunig predicts that average house prices will not fall by more than 10 per cent over the next year, and in five years they will be higher in real terms than today.

This article appeared in Prospect Magazine, Issue 146, May 2008
Link to article

Related Links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 01/05/2008      [Back to the Top]

Prospect magazine, Issue 146 May 2008

Safe as houses

In his article, Tim Leunig predicts that average house prices will not fall by more than 10 per cent over the next year, and in five years they will be higher in real terms than today.

This article appeared in Prospect Magazine, Issue 146, May 2008
Link to article

Related Links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 01/05/2008      [Back to the Top]

People Management

HRD 2008: Influx of Chinese talent 'a mixed blessing'

Linda Yueh’s recent speech at the Human Resource Development 2008 Conference was covered in People Management magazine. (subscribe to access full article)

This article appeared in the People Management magazine on April 18, 2008
Link to article and subscribe

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 18/04/2008      [Back to the Top]

People Management

HRD 2008: Influx of Chinese talent 'a mixed blessing'

Linda Yueh’s recent speech at the Human Resource Development 2008 Conference was covered in People Management magazine. (subscribe to access full article)

This article appeared in the People Management magazine on April 18, 2008
Link to article and subscribe

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 18/04/2008      [Back to the Top]

RBC Daily (Russia)

Linda Yueh interviewed

Linda Yueh was interviewed on China's new banking regulations.

This article appeared in RBC Daily (Russia) on April 17, 2008
Link to article

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 17/04/2008      [Back to the Top]

RBC Daily (Russia)

Linda Yueh interviewed

Linda Yueh was interviewed commenting on China's sovereign wealth fund investments in energy companies such as BP and Total.

This article appeared in RBC Daily (Russia) on April 16, 2008
Link to article

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 16/04/2008      [Back to the Top]

Voice of America

Business scene

Linda Yueh was interviewed to discuss the UK’s more welcoming stance of Chinese sovereign wealth fund investments.

This interview was broadcast on Voice of America (radio) - Business Scene on April 15, 2008
[No link available.]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

Further media appearances
Wednesday 16 April
Dawn TV - News Eye (Pakistan)
Linda Yueh appeared to discuss China-Pakistan economic relations.
[No link available.]

News Posted: 15/04/2008      [Back to the Top]

Fund Strategy

Asia experts see good prospects despite recent falls

Article covering a recent speech by Linda Yueh in which she focused on the macroeconomic side of recent developments in China.

This article appeared in Fund Strategy magazine on April 7, 2008
Link to article

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 07/04/2008      [Back to the Top]

Handelsblatt

Mehr Wettbewerb kann töen - zentrale Lohnfindung auch

Competition study covered in the "Wissenswert" column, together with a related study by Carol Propper, Emma Hall and John Van Reenen.

This article appeared in Handelsblatt (Germany) on March 3, 2008
Link to article

Related Publications
'Can Pay Regulation Kill? Panel Data Evidence on the Effect of Labor Markets on Hospital Performance’ by Emma Hall, Carol Propper and John Van Reenen, Centre for Economic Performance Discussion Paper No.843, January 2008
'Centralised Pay Setting Kills Finds New Research', Press Release, LSE Press and Information News online

Related links
John Van Reenen webpage
Emma Hall webpage
Carol Propper webpage
Productivity and Innovation Programme webpage

News Posted: 03/03/2008      [Back to the Top]

Handelsblatt

Mehr Wettbewerb kann töen - zentrale Lohnfindung auch

Competition study covered in the "Wissenswert" column, together with a related study by Carol Propper, Emma Hall and John Van Reenen.

This article appeared in Handelsblatt (Germany) on March 3, 2008
Link to article

Related Publications
'Can Pay Regulation Kill? Panel Data Evidence on the Effect of Labor Markets on Hospital Performance’ by Emma Hall, Carol Propper and John Van Reenen, Centre for Economic Performance Discussion Paper No.843, January 2008
'Centralised Pay Setting Kills Finds New Research', Press Release, LSE Press and Information News online

Related links
John Van Reenen webpage
Emma Hall webpage
Carol Propper webpage
Productivity and Innovation Programme webpage

News Posted: 03/03/2008      [Back to the Top]

RBC Daily (Russia)

China investment

Linda Yueh gave an interview to journalist Vladimir Pavlov on the investment strategy of China’s sovereign wealth fund.

This article appeared in RBC Daily (Russia) on February 11, 2008
Link to article

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 11/02/2008      [Back to the Top]

Houston Chronicle

Two experts see housing slump just beginning

The U.S. and European economic slowdown that may follow doesn't appear to be a threat to the surging Chinese economy, however, said Linda Yueh, an economics professor at the University of Oxford in England. China's economy will continue to grow even as exports fall.

This article appeared in the Houston Chronicle on February 8, 2008
Link to article

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 08/02/2008      [Back to the Top]

Financial Times

Connecting to the centre

Among developments that will benefit from the Tube extension are The Interchange at Dalston, a block of 34 flats; and the canalside 19-unit Union Wharf in Haggerston, both developed by Young Property. During the planning phase, Young commissioned research from the London School of Economics into the effect of new Tube stations on house prices. According to the statistics, which looked at the two most recent additions to London’s metropolitan railway network, the Jubilee line extension and the building of the Docklands Light Railway, new stations bring an uplift of about 7 per cent in property prices over and above the general market growth; and prices fall by 1.5 per cent for every kilometre further away you are from a station.

This article appeared in the Financial Times on February 1, 2008
Link to article

Related Publications
Valuing Rail Access Using Transport Innovations by Steve Gibbons and Stephen Machin, Centre for Economic Performance Discussion Paper No. 611, January 2004

Related links
Steve Gibbons webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

Further press cuttings
Financial Times
Bringing the suburbs closer
Dr Steve Gibbons, of the London School of Economics, recently published research into the effect of proximity to metropolitan railway stations on the price of houses. ‘Residential properties within walking distance of rail stations attract a significant price premium,’ he says. ‘Prices increase by about nine percentage points for each kilometre move towards a London Underground station or Docklands Light Railway station.’

Monday 4 February
Sydenham Town (Community website)
Good news for commuters
A new report from Dr Steve Gibbons shows the expected increases in property prices expected from proximity to metropolitan railway stations.

News Posted: 01/02/2008      [Back to the Top]

RBC Daily (Russia)

Linda Yueh interviewed

Linda Yueh was interviewed on the effects of a US slowdown on the Chinese economy.

This article appeared in RBC Daily (Russia) on January 29, 2008
Link to article

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

Further broadcast news
Australian Broadcasting Corporation - 'Late Night Live'
Linda Yueh was interviewed on Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 'Late Night Live' to discuss the global economic outlook.

News Posted: 29/01/2008      [Back to the Top]

THES

London School of Economics - Spatial economics gets centre

A new Centre for Spatial Economics is to be established at the London School of Economics. The centre, which has received funding of £2.4 million over an initial three years from a number of partners including the Economic and Social Research Council, will look at why there are disparities in economic growth at regional, city and local levels. Henry Overman, who is based at the LSE, has been named director of the new centre. Researchers from the universities of Newcastle, Glasgow, Oxford and Swansea will join the programme, which has been funded by the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Welsh Assembly Government.

This article appeared in the THES on January 24, 2008
Link to article

Related links
Henry Overman is currently deputy director of CEP's Globalisation Programme.
Henry Overman webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 25/01/2008      [Back to the Top]

Miller-McCune .com, USA

Urban sprawl increasing after all

Article refers to research conducted in 2006 by Dr Henry Overman, LSE, into residential development.

This article appeared in Miller-McCune.com, USA online on January 23, 2008
Link to article

Related Publications
CentrePiece Magazine article, In brief: Fat City: Does Urban Sprawl Lead to Human Sprawl? by Henry G. Overman, December 2006
CentrePiece 11 (3) Winter 2006 pages: 25
‘Fat City: the Relationship between urban sprawl and obesity’ by Jean Eid, Henry Overman, Diego Puga and Matthew Turner, Centre for Economic Performance Discussion Paper No.758, November 2006

Related links
Henry Overman webpage
Diego Puga webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 23/01/2008      [Back to the Top]

RBC Daily (Russia)

Linda Yueh interviewed

Linda Yueh gave an interview on China's potential investment in the UK.

This article appeared in RBC Daily (Russia) on January 20, 2008
Link to article

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 20/01/2008      [Back to the Top]

Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE) News

''Maailmanpolitiikan arkipäivää''

Linda Yueh was interviewed to discuss the economic causes of China’s growing number of billionaires.

This article appeared in the Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE) News on November 18, 2007
No link to article

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Research Programme webpage

News Posted: 18/11/2007      [Back to the Top]

Al Jazeera - English

Frost over the world

Linda Yueh gave an interview, discussing the global credit market.

This interview was broadcast on November 9, 2007
Link to broadcast

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 09/11/2007      [Back to the Top]

Guardian

Poorest towns 'falling behind'

Britain's poorest towns and cities have fallen further behind under Labour despite a £30 billion barrage of regeneration initiatives, according to a study. The researchers, led by Dr Tim Leunig of the London School of Economics, warned that as a result of the widening gulf more people were seeking to escape ‘in search of the better opportunities that they rightly realise exist elsewhere’.

This article appeared in the Guardian on November 7, 2007
Link to article

Related Publications
Policy Exchange pamphlet co-authored by Tim Leunig
Summary.

Related Links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Research Programme webpage

Further press cuttings
Northern Echo
Poorest towns 'falling behind'
Cotswold Journal
Tiscali Money
Leigh Journal
Ledbury Reporter
Hawick News
Bolton News
Burnley Citizen
Blackpool Gazette



News Posted: 07/11/2007      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio

Radio 5 Live

Dr Tim Leunig appeared on the programme, discussing his new research which found the £30bn spent on urban regeneration in the last decade has had no real impact.

This interview was broadcast on November 7, 2007
[No link to broadcast]

Related Publications
Policy Exchange pamphlet co-authored by Tim Leunig
Summary.

Related Links
Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Research Programme webpage

News Posted: 07/11/2007      [Back to the Top]

RBC Daily

Aharon business news - Russia

Linda Yueh was interviewed on China’s industrial policy with its investments in African banks.

This article appeared in RBC Daily (Russia) on October 31, 2007
Link to article

Related Links
Related links Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 31/10/2007      [Back to the Top]

CNN, USA

Casualties of the credit boom

Economist Andrew Charlton from the London School of Economics believes the US housing slump and high levels of personal debt are part of the same problem: People on low incomes getting in over their heads with either housing stock or personal debt they cannot afford.

This article appeared in CNN, USA on September 14, 2007
Link to article

Related Links
Andrew Charlton webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 14/09/2007      [Back to the Top]

CNBC Europe

Squawk Box

Linda Yueh was interviewed to discuss the US-China agreement on product standards.

This interview was broadcast on CNBC Europe, Squawk Box on September 13, 2007
No link to the interview is available.

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 13/09/2007      [Back to the Top]

Bloomberg

TV

Linda Yueh appeared discussing US-China trade and China's economic growth.

This interview appeared on Bloomberg TV on September 11, 2007
[No link to broadcast]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 11/09/2007      [Back to the Top]

ABC online

WorkChoices will demoralise employees: economist

Professor Richard Freeman, from Harvard University's [sic] Centre for Economic Performance, has told a Brisbane industrial relations conference that WorkChoices discourages efficient bargaining between employers and workers.

This article appeared in ABC online - Australia on September 11, 2007
Link to article

Related links
Richard Freeman webpage
Labour Markets Programme webpage

News Posted: 11/09/2007      [Back to the Top]

BBC World Service

World Business Review

Linda Yueh was interviewed to discuss sovereign wealth funds.

This interview was broadcast by the BBC World Service, 'World Business Review' on September 7, 2007
[No link to interview]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage


News Posted: 07/09/2007      [Back to the Top]

New Matilda

Economics: A Sub-Prime Morality Play

Article by Andrew Charlton
Global financial markets went pear-shaped last week. They do that from time to time. The details are always different but the underlying cause of the problems is always the same: a prolonged boom makes people greedy, those greedy people take too many risks, subsequently come unstuck, and take other people down with them.

This article appeared in NewMatilda Online on August 16, 2007
Link to article.

Related Publications
Ozonomics: Inside the Myth of Australia's Economic Superheroes, Andrew Charlton, July 2007, Visit publisher's website

Related Links
Andrew Charlton's webpage

News Posted: 16/08/2007      [Back to the Top]

BBC World TV

World News Today

Linda Yueh interviewed to discuss US-China trade relations in the aftermath of the recall of more Chinese toys.

The interview was broadcast on BBC World TV on August 14, 2007
[No link to interview]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

Further press cuttings
August 15, 2007
Al Jazeera - Inside Story
Interviewed in aftermath of recall of Chinese toys
August 16, 2007
BBC Radio 4 - Today
Interviewed to discuss worsening U.S.-China trade relations with China’s ban on pork imports from the U.S.
August 20, 2007
BBC World Service, Burmese Service
Interview broadcast for 'International Business Analysis' on the wider applicability of China's Special Economic Zones
August 21, 2007
BBC World Service - Newshour
Interviewed to discuss US-China trade relations
August 24, 2007
CNBC Europe - Squawk Box and CNN - World Business Today
Interviewed to discuss China's interest rate rise and markets

News Posted: 14/08/2007      [Back to the Top]

CNBC

Worldwide Exchange

Linda Yueh was interviewed for the CNBC 'Worldwide Exchange' television programme to discuss China's trade and PPI data releases.

The interview was broadcast on CNBC - Worldwide Exchange on August 10, 2007
[No link to interview]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

Further press cuttings
BBC News 24
Interviewed to discuss US-China trade relations in the aftermath of the recall of yet more Chinese toys.
[No link to interview]

News Posted: 10/08/2007      [Back to the Top]

BBC World Service

Burmese service - International Business Analysis

Linda Yueh discussed China's trade surplus and economic growth on the programme.

The interview was broadcast on the BBC World Service on July 30, 2007
[No link to interview]

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 30/07/2007      [Back to the Top]

BBC

BBC 1 - 'Ten o'Clock News

Linda Yueh appeared discussing the UK’s stance toward sovereign fund investments by countries such as China.

This interview was broadcast on July 25, 2007
[No link to interview]

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 25/07/2007      [Back to the Top]

BBC

BBC 1 - 'Ten o'Clock News

Linda Yueh appeared discussing the UK’s stance toward sovereign fund investments by countries such as China.

This interview was broadcast on July 25, 2007
[No link to interview]

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 25/07/2007      [Back to the Top]

Land for Housing

Local bid for housing land can boost supply

Article by Tim Leunig, an Associate of the Globalisation Programme at the Centre for Economic Performance and lecturer in Economic History, London School of Economics.

This article appeared in Land for Housing on July 25, 2007
[No link to article]

Related Links
Related links Tim Leunig webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 25/07/2007      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio 4

The Today Programme

Linda Yueh discussed the investments of China and Singapore in Barclays in aid of its bid for ABN Amro.

This interview was broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on July 23, 2007
[No link to broadcast]

Second interview on topic
CNN, 'World Business Today'


News Posted: 23/07/2007      [Back to the Top]

Brisbane Times

Profile: Andrew Charlton

Profile of Andrew Charlton, the Sydney-born economist, who is a research fellow at the Centre for Economic Performance.

This article appeared in the Brisbane Times on July 19, 2007
Link to article

Related Publications
Ozonomics: Inside the Myth of Australia’s Economic Superheroes (2007) by Andrew Charlton
Random House: Australia. Release – July 2007.
Details

Related links
Andrew Charlton webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 19/07/2007      [Back to the Top]

BBC World Service

Business Brief

Linda Yueh was interviewed to discuss China's released GDP and CPI figures.

Her interviews were broadcast on July 18, 2007
BBC World Service, 'Business Brief'
BBC World Service, 'The World Today'
BBC World Service, 'World Business Report'

Further press cutting
July 19, 2007
CNBC, 'Worldwide Exhange'
[No links available]

Further links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 18/07/2007      [Back to the Top]

The Cairns Post

Busting the myth

Andrew Charlton, on the other hand, is a renowned Australian economist working at the prestigious London School of Economics. He's eminently qualified to talk about the facts and forces driving our financial system and the markets and wealth swirling around within it. And he's got a message for everyone sucked in by the ‘myth of Australia's economic superheroes’. ‘The Howard Government has been carried from one election victory to another on the crest of an economic wave that it did not create’ Charlton writes in his new book Ozonomics.

This article appeared in The Cairns Post - Australia on July 14, 2007
[No link available]

Related Publications
Ozonomics: Inside the Myth of Australia’s Economic Superheroes (2007) by Andrew Charlton
Random House: Australia. Release – July 2007.
Details

Related links
Andrew Charlton webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 14/07/2007      [Back to the Top]

CNBC

Worldwide Exchange

Linda Yueh appeared on CNBC to discuss China’s trade surplus.

This interview was broadcast on July 10, 2007
[No link available]

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

Further press cuttings
CNN - World Business Today
Interviewed for a discussion on China's trade surplus.
BBC World Service Radio - Newshour
Interviewed to discuss regulatory reforms in China.

News Posted: 10/07/2007      [Back to the Top]

ABC Net

Will Elliot and Andrew Charlton

Will Elliot and Andrew Charlton in conversation with Richard Fidler. Dr Charlton is a research officer in the Centre for Economic Performance at LSE. He has written a book called Ozonomics: Inside the Myth of Australia’s Economic Superheroes. He claims that politicians have a a lot less power over the economy than they would like us to believe.

This interview was broadcast on ABC Net on July 9, 2007
Link to article and broadcast

Related Publications
Ozonomics: Inside the Myth of Australia’s Economic Superheroes (2007), Andrew Charlton.
Random House: Australia. Release – July 2007.

Related links
Andrew Charlton webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 09/07/2007      [Back to the Top]

Globe and Mail

Happy is as happy learns

Richard Layard, an economics professor at the London School of Economics and the author of his own happiness manual, Happiness: Lessons From a New Science, is now rolling out well-being courses for 11-to-13-year-olds in Manchester, Hertfordshire and South Tyneside.

This article appeared in the Globe and Mail (Canada) on June 23, 2007
Link to article

Related Publications
Happiness and the Teaching of Values by Richard Layard in CentrePiece Volume 12 Issue 1 Summer 2007
The 2007 Ashby Lecture, University of Cambridge: ‘The Teaching of Values’ by Richard Layard Download
Happiness: Lessons from a New Science by Richard Layard Details

Related Links
Richard Layard webpage
Wellbeing Programme webpage
Happiness Research webpage

News Posted: 23/06/2007      [Back to the Top]

Globe and Mail

Happy is as happy learns

Richard Layard, an economics professor at the London School of Economics and the author of his own happiness manual, Happiness: Lessons From a New Science, is now rolling out well-being courses for 11-to-13-year-olds in Manchester, Hertfordshire and South Tyneside.

This article appeared in the Globe and Mail (Canada) on June 23, 2007
Link to article

Related Publications
Happiness and the Teaching of Values by Richard Layard in CentrePiece Volume 12 Issue 1 Summer 2007
The 2007 Ashby Lecture, University of Cambridge: ‘The Teaching of Values’ by Richard Layard Download
Happiness: Lessons from a New Science by Richard Layard Details

Related Links
Richard Layard webpage
Wellbeing Programme webpage
Happiness Research webpage

News Posted: 23/06/2007      [Back to the Top]

CNN

World Business Today

Linda Yueh appeared discussing the listing of PetroChina and the growth of the Chinese economy.

This broadcast aired on June 20, 2007
No link available to the broadcast.

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 20/06/2007      [Back to the Top]

Daily Mail

How to avoid financial meltdown by gaining a foothold on your personal debts

Dr Linda Yeuh from London School of Economics, says: "Base rate will peak towards the end of the year at or close to 6 pc. As long as inflation is under control, it could come down in a couple of years."

This article appeared in the Daily Mail on June 13, 2007
Link to article

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

Further press cutting
June 13, 2007
CNBC Europe, 'Squawk Box'
Linda Yueh was interviewed to discuss China-EU trade talks

News Posted: 13/06/2007      [Back to the Top]

Al Jazeera

Mighty China

Linda Yueh joined David Frost on 'Frost Over the World' to discuss the challenges facing Chinese society today and whether an emergent China is really a threat to the world.

This item appeared on Al Jazeera television on April 7, 2007
Link to article

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation programme webpage

News Posted: 07/04/2007      [Back to the Top]

BBC World Service

Newshour

Linda Yueh was interviewed for the BBC World Service, "Newshour" to discuss the implications of Intel’s sizeable investment in China.

This interview was broadcast on March 26, 2007
[No direct link available]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 26/03/2007      [Back to the Top]

The Observer

Larger questions of urban sprawl

Research by economists [from the Centre for Economic Performance and University of Toronto] says sprawling neighbourhoods don't make people fat - they attract fat people.

This article appeared in The Observer on March 25, 2007
Link to article

Related Publications
'Fat City: The Relationship Between Urban Sprawl and Obesity' by Jean Eid, Henry G. Overman, Diego Puga and Matthew Turner, Centre for Economic Performance Discussion Paper No.758, November 2006.
Urban Sprawl, article by Henry G. Overman in CentrePiece Vol.11, Issue 1, Summer 2006

Related Links
Henry G Overman webpage
Diego Puga webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 25/03/2007      [Back to the Top]

BBC News 24

World business report

Linda Yueh was interviewed to discuss the progress of the WTO meeting in Jakarta. [No direct link]

This interview was broadcast on BBC News 24 - World on March 21, 2007
[No direct link available]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 21/03/2007      [Back to the Top]

Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) TV

Asia Pacific focus

Linda Yueh was interviewed on China and Asia's economic growth prospects.

This interview was broadcast on Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) TV on March 13, 2007
[No link available]

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 13/03/2007      [Back to the Top]

BBC World TV

World News Tonight

Linda Yueh was interviewed for BBC World News television on the agenda of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) meeting.

BBC World News Television.
[No direct link to story.]

Related links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Research Programme webpage

Further press
March 5, 2007
Australian Broadcasting Corporation Radio National
Breakfast show
Australian radio broadcast an interview with Linda Yueh on the agenda of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) meeting.
Listen to ‘China’s economic outlook’

News Posted: 05/03/2007      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio 4

The Today Programme

The Governor of the Zimbabwean Reserve Bank has warned that President Mugabe's government is unable to provide adequate food supplies or maintain services in the country. Linda Yueh, Centre for Economic Performance at LSE, spoke on the programme about the economic position of Zimbabwe.

Linda Yueh was interviewed on The Today Programme on 2 March, 2007
Listen again (08.54am).

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 02/03/2007      [Back to the Top]

BBC

BBC News 24

Linda Yueh was interviewed on BBC News 24 to discuss Tesco's foray into China.

Related Links
Linda Yueh's webpage

News Posted: 26/02/2007      [Back to the Top]

Ireland 'News Talk' Radio

The Wide Angle

Linda Yueh took part in a panel discussion from 11am discussing the growth of the Chinese economy
Listen again (subscription only).

Related Links
Linda Yueh's webpage
Globalisation Programme Website

News Posted: 18/02/2007      [Back to the Top]

CNN

World Business Tonight

Linda Yueh appears in a package on CNN, ‘World Business Tonight’ discussing Chinese investment in the City of London

No Link

News Posted: 16/02/2007      [Back to the Top]

Yahoo News USA

National Stock Exchange Names Andrew B. Bernard and Dennis C. Cuneo to Board of Directors

Lists affiliations of Andrew B. Bernard – including that he is a Research Associate of CEP.

This article appeared in Yahoo News USA on January 17, 2007
Link to article.
Original press release from the National Stock Exchange Inc

Related Links
Andrew B. Bernard is an Associate of the Globalisation research programme at CEP.
Globalisation research programme webpage
For a list of CEP Discussion Papers Andrew Bernard has co-authored go to: http://cep.lse.ac.uk/pubs/author.asp?author=bernard

News Posted: 17/01/2007      [Back to the Top]

BBC Radio 4

The World Tonight

Linda Yueh was interviewed on the programme discussing the reports that the Chinese city of Guangzhou is expected to become the first in the country to reach the economic standard of developed nations.

There is no link to this broadcast
The World Tonight homepage.

Also on
CNBC Europe
Squawk Box
Linda Yueh also featured in broadcast discussing China’s economic outlook.
Squawk Box homepage

Related Links
Linda Yueh's webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 04/01/2007      [Back to the Top]

Radio Singapore

FOCUS 2006 - Economic Trends

Linda Yueh was recorded for ‘FOCUS 2006 - Economic Trends’ broadcast by Radio Singapore.

This broadcast featured on Radio Singapore on December 22, 2006
Link to transcript.

Related links
Linda Yueh's webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

News Posted: 22/12/2006      [Back to the Top]

CNBC Europe

Today's Business

Linda Yueh, Associate of the Globalisation Programme at the Centre for Economic Performance, appeared on Today’s Business on CNBC Europe to discuss the outlook for the Chinese economy in 2007.

Linda Yueh appeared on CNBC Europe on December 20, 2006
Video link

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage

Further broadcast
December 28 2006
CNBC Europe, ‘Worldwide Exchange’

News Posted: 20/12/2006      [Back to the Top]

BBC World Service

The World Today

Linda Yueh recorded an interview for the BBC World Service on US-China strategic dialogue.

The interview was broadcast on the BBC World Service - 'The World Today' on December 14, 2006
BBC World Service

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Research Programme webpage

Further press cuttings
16-18 December 2006
BBC World Service - 'World Business Review' [No direct link to broadcast.]
Linda Yueh interviewed on US-China strategic dialogue.

Wednesday 22 December 2006
Radio Singapore International - 'Focus 2006' [No direct link to broadcast.]
Linda Yueh spoke on economic trends/China’s economic development.

News Posted: 14/12/2006      [Back to the Top]

CNBC

World Wide Exchange

Linda Yueh interviewed by CNBC's Moira Fogarty on China's opening of its banking sector under its WTO obligations.

The broadcast was given on December 8, 2006
Video link

Further news items
CNBC on December 6, 2006
Linda Yueh interviewed for 'Europe Squawk Box' (Europe's leading financial news channel) on China's planned reforms of its banking sector.
Video link

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage
Globalisation Research Programme webpage

News Posted: 08/12/2006      [Back to the Top]

Sudan Tribune

Ireland urges China to press Sudan on Darfur force

Linda Yueh an Associate of the Globalisation Programme at the Centre for Economic Performance addressed a conference at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin on 'The Rise of Asia in International Affairs' on Friday 24 November, 2006 by.

This article appeared in the Sudan Tribune on November 26, 2006
Link to article

Related Links
Linda Yueh webpage

News Posted: 26/11/2006      [Back to the Top]

Government News Network - GNN

Commission on Environmental Markets and Economic Performance announced

Environment Secretary David Miliband and Trade and Industry Secretary Alistair Darling will jointly chair a Commission on Environmental Markets and Economic Performance. Members of the Commission will be drawn from business, NGO's, academia, trade unions and public sector organisations. Professor John Van Reenen is amongst those who have provisionally agreed to sit on the commission.

This article appeared in the Government News Network on 8 November 2006
Link to article.

Related Links
John Van Reenen's webpage
DTI Environmental Industries Unit webpage
DEFRA website

News Posted: 08/11/2006      [Back to the Top]

Government News Network - GNN

Commission on Environmental Markets and Economic Performance announced

Environment Secretary David Miliband and Trade and Industry Secretary Alistair Darling will jointly chair a Commission on Environmental Markets and Economic Performance. Members of the Commission will be drawn from business, NGO's, academia, trade unions and public sector organisations. Professor John Van Reenen is amongst those who have provisionally agreed to sit on the commission.

This article appeared in the Government News Network on 8 November 2006
Link to article.

Related Links
John Van Reenen's webpage
DTI Environmental Industries Unit webpage
DEFRA website

News Posted: 08/11/2006      [Back to the Top]

Hindustan Times

Urban sprawl has no connection with body weight

Urban sprawl does not affect weight in any way, researchers at the University of Toronto, the London School of Economics and Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Spain, have found.

This article appeared in the Hindustan Times on 5 November 2006
Article also appeared in:
NewKerala.com
Yahoo News India
SouthAsiaNews.com

Related Publications
Fat City: The Relationship Between Urban Sprawl and Obesity, Jean Eid, Henry G Overman, Diego Puga and Matthew A Turner, November 2006, Paper No' CEPDP0758

Related Links
Henry Overman's webpage
Diego Puga webpage

News Posted: 05/11/2006      [Back to the Top]

United Press International

Study: Obese choose to live in urban sprawl

Many believe urban sprawl spawned human sprawl, rising obesity levels, but Canadian, British and Spanish researchers say the obese choose sprawl. Researchers at the University of Toronto, LSE and University Pompeu Fabra in Spain released a working paper entitled Fat City: Questioning The Relationship Between Urban Sprawl and Obesity that found no evidence that urban sprawl affects weight.

This article appeared on United Press International online on 2 November 2006
Link to article.

Related Publications
Fat City: The Relationship Between Urban Sprawl and Obesity, Jean Eid, Henry G Overman, Diego Puga and Matthew A Turner, November 2006, Paper No' CEEDP0758

Related Links
Henry Overman's webpage

News Posted: 02/11/2006      [Back to the Top]

Ottawa Citizen

Obesity, urban sprawl link questioned

OTTAWA - Don't blame your ballooning waistline on urban sprawl, say researchers at the University of Toronto. Despite numerous studies that have blamed obesity on suburban living, researchers at the U of T, the London School of Economics and Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Spain say people who are at risk of becoming obese choose to move to the suburbs because they prefer to drive, not walk.

This article appeared in the Ottawa Citizen on 1 November 2006
Link to article. Related Publications
Fat City: The Relationship Between Urban Sprawl and Obesity, Jean Eid, Henry G Overman, Diego Puga and Matthew A Turner, November 2006, Paper No' CEEDP0758

Related Links
Henry Overman's webpage

News Posted: 01/11/2006      [Back to the Top]

EurekAlert USA

Urban sprawl not cause of human sprawl

Does urban sprawl really cause human sprawl? Not according to research conducted at the University of Toronto, the London School of Economics and Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Spain. In the recently released working paper, Fat City: Questioning The Relationship Between Urban Sprawl and Obesity, researchers find no evidence that urban sprawl affects weight.

This article appeared in the EurekAlert, USA on 1 November 2006
Link to article.

Related Publications
Fat City: The Relationship Between Urban Sprawl and Obesity, Jean Eid, Henry G Overman, Diego Puga and Matthew A Turner, November 2006, Paper No' CEEDP0758

Related Links
Henry Overman's webpage

News Posted: 01/11/2006      [Back to the Top]

Focus-Money, Germany

Standort; Globaler Gewinner

Überdies sei Outsourcing auch kein immerwährender Prozess, betont Anthony Venables von der London School of Economics. Vor bestimmten Produktionsschritten mache die Jobverlagerung Halt. "Eine dichte Anordnung wirtschaftlicher Aktivität funktioniert oft besser als eine zerstückelte", weiß Venables.

News Posted: 18/10/2006      [Back to the Top]

BBC World

Asia Today

Linda Yueh interviewed on UK-China trade and business relations.

Interview broadcast on BBC World TV on September 13, 2006
[No direct link]

Further links
Linda Yueh is an Associate of the CEP's Globalisation Programme.

Further press cuttings
Thursday September 14, 2006
CNBC Europe – ‘Squawk Box’
Linda Yueh interviewed on China-Germany economic relations.
[No direct link]

News Posted: 13/09/2006      [Back to the Top]

The Financial Express - Bangladesh

We must act to share the gains with globalisation's losers

Article looks at this year's annual economic symposium organised by the Federal Reserve bank of Kansas City. It refers to a paper presented at the symposium by Tony Venables which ‘noted the entrenched advantages of agglomerations of economic activity.’

This article appeared in The Financial Express (Bangladesh) on September 11, 2006
Link to article

Related Links
Tony Venables' webpage
The Globalisation research programme webpage

News Posted: 11/09/2006      [Back to the Top]

BBC

World Service

Linda Yueh interviewed on ‘The World Today’, discussing the outcome of the China-EU summit.

This interview was broadcast by the BBC World Service on September 11, 2006
Link to The World Today webpage

Related Links
Linda Yueh’s webpage
The Globalisation research programme webpage

News Posted: 11/09/2006      [Back to the Top]

The Australian

Share the benefits or beware the backlash to globalisation

In a paper given at the annual economic symposium organised by the Federal Reserve bank of Kansas City at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Tony Venables noted the entrenched advantages of agglomerations of economic activity - the gains from proximity.

This article appeared in The Australian (Australia) on September 7, 2006
Link to article

Related Links
Tony Venables is Director of the Globalisation Research Programme at CEP.

News Posted: 07/09/2006      [Back to the Top]

The Financial Times

A share of the spoils: why policymakers fear 'lumpy' growth may not benefit all

Tony Venables, a professor at the London School of Economics, gave the central bankers an alternative explanation. Production may be inherently "lumpy" due to positive agglomeration effects, which cause similar businesses to cluster together to take advantage of specialist labour pools, knowledge spillovers and complementary business activities.

This article appeared in the Financial Times on August 28, 2006
Link to article

Related Links
Professor Tony Venables' webpage
Globalisation research programme webpage

Further Press Cuttings
Wall Street Journal, August 28, 2006
Offshore Outsourcing Finds Fans at Fed Forum
Comment from Professor Tony Venables
[Subscription only]

Daily O'Collegian, September 1, 2006
Do not bash free trade
Reference to article in the Wall Street Journal which discusses the symposium where Professor Anthony Venables talked about the wages of industries in rich countries and poor countries.

News Posted: 28/08/2006      [Back to the Top]

Canberra Times

Reform on the way for EU agriculture

Article by Dr Andrew Charlton, research officer at the Centre for Economic Performance at LSE.

This article appeared in the The Canberra Times, Australia on July 31, 2006
Link to article

Related Links
Andrew Charlton's webpage
Globalisation research programme

News Posted: 31/07/2006      [Back to the Top]

BBC World Service

World Business Review

Linda Yueh was interviewed on the BBC World Service on consumerism and savings in China.

This interview was aired by the BBC World Service World Business Review on July 8, 2006
Audio link

Related Links
Linda Yueh's webpage
The Globalisation Research Programme's webpage

News Posted: 08/07/2006      [Back to the Top]

The Financial Times

The great unknown

Fair Trade for All, a polemic by Nobel Prize winner Stiglitz and LSE academic Andrew Charlton about the Doha round of the global trade talks, is mentioned with regard to the issues of relieving poverty in the developing world.

This article appeared in the Financial Times on July 7, 2006
Link to article

Related Publications
Fair Trade for All: How Trade Can Promote Development is an Oxford University Publication.
Details

Related Links
Andrew Charlton's webpage
Globalisation Research Programme webpage

News Posted: 07/07/2006      [Back to the Top]

The Age, Australia

Life in the red

Debt is a problem that spans the social spectrum. People are becoming adrift from old notions of delayed gratification - that you save first before you purchase. Sydney economist Andrew Charlton, based at the London School of Economics, says: "The advent of buy now pay later enables people to telescope their future consumption to today. We used to save for something and now we don't. The idea of squirrelling money away in order to purchase a car, or a house, or sofa, has disappeared."

This article appeared in The Age, Australia on June 21, 2006
Link to article

Related Links
Andrew Charlton is a Research Officer with the Globalisation Programme at the Centre for Economic Performance
The Globalisation Research Programme's webpage

News Posted: 21/06/2006      [Back to the Top]

The Financial Times

Searching for a cure for google envy

Research by the Centre for Economic Performance suggests that British groups have benefited greatly from US R&D spending simply by placing offices in Silicon Valley and paying attention to what is going on.

This article appeared in the Financial Times on June 20, 2006
[No link available]

Related Publications
How Special is the Special Relationship? Using the Impact of R&D Spillovers on UK Firms as a Test of Technology Sourcing, by Rachel Griffith, Rupert Harrison and John Van Reenen. CEP Discussion Paper No.659, November 2004

Further information
Rachel Griffith is a Deputy Director at the Institute for Fiscal Studies
Rupert Harrison is a Research Economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and University College London
John Van Reenen's CEP webpage
Productivity and Innovation Research Programme webpage

News Posted: 20/06/2006      [Back to the Top]

Bloomberg news

China's retail sales rise more than expected in May

Rising health care costs and a lack of adequate social security has made consumers, especially in rural areas, cautious about spending. "To promote consumption, the government needs to reduce motives for saving by providing better social security," said Linda Yueh, an Associate with the Globalisation Research Programme at the Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics. It must also "increase incomes with a focus on rural areas."

This article appeared in Bloomberg News online on June 13, 2006
Link to article

Related Links
Linda Yueh's webpage
The Globalisation Research Programme webpage

News Posted: 13/06/2006      [Back to the Top]

Business Standard online

Fairness dream

Give 'fair trade' a chance, says Andrew Charlton.

This article appeared in Business Standard online on May 23, 2006
Link to article

Related Publications
Fair Trade for All: How Trade Can Promote Development by Joseph E. Stiglitz and Andrew Charlton is an Oxford University Publication. A description of the book and details on how to order a copy are available from the Oxford University Press website.

Related Links
Andrew Charlton is a Research Officer with the Globalisation research programme at CEP.

News Posted: 23/05/2006      [Back to the Top]

United Press International

Canadian study looks at urban sprawl

Researchers from the University of Toronto and London School of Economics are using satellite data and aerial photography to track the evolution of land use in the continental United States. The research is detailed in the May isse of The Quarterly Journal of Economics.

This article appeared in United Press International on April 26, 2006
Link to article

Related Publications
The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Volume 121, Issue 2 - May 2006

Related Links
Henry Overman's webpage
The Globalisation Research Programme webpage

News Posted: 26/04/2006      [Back to the Top]

THES

£250K to wage war on poverty

The lack of a "true trade round" that benefits developing nations has inspired Stiglitz's latest work, Fair Trade For All: How Trade Can Promote Development, which is co-authored by Andrew Charlton, a Research Officer with CEP's Globalisation programme.

This article appeared in the Times Higher Education Supplement on February 09, 2006.
Link to article

Related Publications
Fair Trade for All: How Trade Can Promote Development is an Oxford University Publication. A description of the book and details on how to order a copy are available at: Oxford University Press webpage

News Posted: 09/02/2006      [Back to the Top]

The Independent

Joseph Stiglitz: It takes more than free trade to end poverty

Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel laureate in economics and chair of the Brooks World Poverty Institute at the University of Manchester, and Andrew Charlton of LSE, are the co-authors of Fair Trade for All: How Trade Can Promote Development.

"Opening the door to trade is one thing, but the real challenge is to help developing countries go through it."

This article appeared in The Independent on February 03, 2005
Link to article

Related Publications
Fair Trade for All: How Trade Can Promote Development is an Oxford University Publication. A description of the book and details on how to order a copy are available at: Oxford University Press webpage

Related Links
Andrew Charlton is a Research Officer with CEP's Globalisation programme.

News Posted: 03/02/2006      [Back to the Top]

The Age

Debunk myths and focus on Doha's original goal

Article cites the book published by the Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz and Andrew Charlton of the Centre for Economic Performance, LSE, titled 'Fair Trade For All: how trade can promote development'.

This article appeared in The Age online (Australia) on January 14, 2006
Link to article

Related Publication
Trade for All: How Trade Can Promote Development by Joseph Stiglitz and Andrew Charlton is available from Oxford University Press.

Related Reading
CEP Policy Analysis, The Doha Round: Freer and Fairer Trade?

News Posted: 14/01/2006      [Back to the Top]

BBC News

'Bigger the Better' for Workers

Large well-managed companies with a wide global reach provide a happier work-life balance for their employees, a study by Nick Bloom, Toby Kretschmer and John Van Reenen at the Centre for Economic Performance has suggested.

This article appeared on the BBC News online on 10 January, 2006
Link to article

Related Publications
Work-Life Balance, Management Practices and Productivity by Nick Bloom, Toby Kretschmer and John Van Reenen

Related Links
The CEP Productivity and Innovation programme.

News Posted: 10/01/2006      [Back to the Top]

Release

Work-life balance: new research evidence on the links with management practices and productivity

Companies that are bigger, more globalised and better managed provide a better work-life balance for their employees, according to new research Work-Life Balance, Management Practices and Productivity by Nick Bloom, Tobias Kretschmer and John Van Reenen.

What’s more, tough product market competition improves management practices but without any detrimental impact on work-life balance. At the same time, the researchers find no evidence that firms with good practices on work-life balance – shorter hours, flexible working, family-friendly policies, etc. – have higher productivity.

The study uses an innovative survey tool on over 700 manufacturing firms in France, Germany, the UK and the United States to ask questions about management practices and work-life balance. It finds that:

• Well-managed firms do not work ‘harder’ but ‘smarter’ – employees in well-run firms typically have a better work-life balance.

• In particular, management practices associated with good ‘people management’ – such as fostering talent, rewarding and retaining well performing staff and consistent training opportunities – are likely to be found in conjunction with good work-life balance practices – family-friendly policies, flexible working, shorter hours, more holidays, childcare subsidies, etc.

• In well-managed firms, the hours worked by both managerial and non-managerial staff are not significantly higher than those in badly run firms. This again confirms the finding that working smarter not harder is the key determinant to successful management.

• The share of women in management relative to non-management is significantly higher in firms with better work-life balance. In other words, the ‘glass ceiling’ does not seem to exist nearly as strongly in firms that treat their employees well.

The researchers describe two opposing views on the effects and efficacy of good practices on work-life balance – the pessimistic ‘Chirac’ view and the optimistic ‘win-win’ view:

• The view associated with the French president is that ‘Anglo-Saxon neo-liberalism’, encapsulated by tougher product market competition and globalisation has undesirable consequences. Although these forces raise productivity, they come at the expense of misery for workers in the form of long hours, job insecurity and intense and unsatisfying work.

• The win-win view (espoused by the present UK government) argues that better work-life balance will improve productivity and employers are mistakenly failing to treat their workers as assets and implement better work-life balance practices.

This study finds evidence for a hybrid view between these two polar extremes:

• The evidence does not support the Chirac view: there is, in fact, a positive association between management and work-life balance. Similarly, the view that competition and globalisation are bad for work-life balance is not supported: there is no relationship between tougher competition and work-life balance. And larger firms – which are typically more globalised – also have better work-life balance practices.

• But the win-win view that better work-life balance will improve productivity is also rejected: there is no relationship between productivity and work-life balance once good management is accounted for.

• Instead, well-managed firms can choose to introduce better work-life balance practices or not. If they do introduce them, this neither penalises them in terms of productivity nor does it significantly reward them.

Dr Nick Bloom comments:

‘Based on these results, it simply is not true that globalisation is such a disaster for employees. Employees in larger, more globalised firms seem to be much better off in terms of their working lives than those in smaller, more national firms.’

‘This conclusion suggests that improving work-life balance is socially desirable – workers obviously like it and firm productivity does not suffer. For firms, this will be worth weighing up more seriously. Most of the best-run firms in our sample treated their employees very well.’

Professor John Van Reenen adds:

‘But we also need to be cautious before inferring that the results give a carte blanche for governments to regulate for better work-life balance.’

’Good work-life balance seems to be something that well-run firms in competitive markets do naturally. They need to treat their employees well to keep them – if not, their competitors will hire them away. Government policies on work-life balance should take this into account.’

Further information
‘Work-Life Balance, Management Practices and Productivity’ by Nick Bloom, Tobias Kretschmer and John Van Reenen is published on Tuesday 10 January by the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP).

The research will be presented for the first time at a public meeting – Work-life Balance and Productivity – Trade-off or Complementarity? – at the London School of Economics, Old Building, Houghton Street, WC2A 2AE at 6pm on Tuesday 10 January. [ More]

Speakers: John Dowdy, partner, McKinsey & Co; Sarah Jackson, chief executive, Working Families; Julie Mellor, partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers and former head of the Equal Opportunities Commission; John Van Reenen, director, CEP.

Chair: Stephanie Flanders, economics editor, BBC Newsnight.

The research is financially supported by the Anglo-German Foundation, the Economic and Social Research Council and the Advanced Institute for Management Research.

For further information: contact Nick Bloom on 07775-862671, 0207-955-7286 or 0207-955-7284 (emails: n.bloom@lse.ac.uk; t.kretschmer@lse.ac.uk; j.vanreenen@lse.ac.uk).

News Posted: 09/01/2006      [Back to the Top]

Release

Work-life balance: new research evidence on the links with management practices and productivity

Companies that are bigger, more globalised and better managed provide a better work-life balance for their employees, according to new research Work-Life Balance, Management Practices and Productivity by Nick Bloom, Tobias Kretschmer and John Van Reenen.

What’s more, tough product market competition improves management practices but without any detrimental impact on work-life balance. At the same time, the researchers find no evidence that firms with good practices on work-life balance – shorter hours, flexible working, family-friendly policies, etc. – have higher productivity.

The study uses an innovative survey tool on over 700 manufacturing firms in France, Germany, the UK and the United States to ask questions about management practices and work-life balance. It finds that:

• Well-managed firms do not work ‘harder’ but ‘smarter’ – employees in well-run firms typically have a better work-life balance.

• In particular, management practices associated with good ‘people management’ – such as fostering talent, rewarding and retaining well performing staff and consistent training opportunities – are likely to be found in conjunction with good work-life balance practices – family-friendly policies, flexible working, shorter hours, more holidays, childcare subsidies, etc.

• In well-managed firms, the hours worked by both managerial and non-managerial staff are not significantly higher than those in badly run firms. This again confirms the finding that working smarter not harder is the key determinant to successful management.

• The share of women in management relative to non-management is significantly higher in firms with better work-life balance. In other words, the ‘glass ceiling’ does not seem to exist nearly as strongly in firms that treat their employees well.

The researchers describe two opposing views on the effects and efficacy of good practices on work-life balance – the pessimistic ‘Chirac’ view and the optimistic ‘win-win’ view:

• The view associated with the French president is that ‘Anglo-Saxon neo-liberalism’, encapsulated by tougher product market competition and globalisation has undesirable consequences. Although these forces raise productivity, they come at the expense of misery for workers in the form of long hours, job insecurity and intense and unsatisfying work.

• The win-win view (espoused by the present UK government) argues that better work-life balance will improve productivity and employers are mistakenly failing to treat their workers as assets and implement better work-life balance practices.

This study finds evidence for a hybrid view between these two polar extremes:

• The evidence does not support the Chirac view: there is, in fact, a positive association between management and work-life balance. Similarly, the view that competition and globalisation are bad for work-life balance is not supported: there is no relationship between tougher competition and work-life balance. And larger firms – which are typically more globalised – also have better work-life balance practices.

• But the win-win view that better work-life balance will improve productivity is also rejected: there is no relationship between productivity and work-life balance once good management is accounted for.

• Instead, well-managed firms can choose to introduce better work-life balance practices or not. If they do introduce them, this neither penalises them in terms of productivity nor does it significantly reward them.

Dr Nick Bloom comments:

‘Based on these results, it simply is not true that globalisation is such a disaster for employees. Employees in larger, more globalised firms seem to be much better off in terms of their working lives than those in smaller, more national firms.’

‘This conclusion suggests that improving work-life balance is socially desirable – workers obviously like it and firm productivity does not suffer. For firms, this will be worth weighing up more seriously. Most of the best-run firms in our sample treated their employees very well.’

Professor John Van Reenen adds:

‘But we also need to be cautious before inferring that the results give a carte blanche for governments to regulate for better work-life balance.’

’Good work-life balance seems to be something that well-run firms in competitive markets do naturally. They need to treat their employees well to keep them – if not, their competitors will hire them away. Government policies on work-life balance should take this into account.’

Further information
‘Work-Life Balance, Management Practices and Productivity’ by Nick Bloom, Tobias Kretschmer and John Van Reenen is published on Tuesday 10 January by the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP).

The research will be presented for the first time at a public meeting – Work-life Balance and Productivity – Trade-off or Complementarity? – at the London School of Economics, Old Building, Houghton Street, WC2A 2AE at 6pm on Tuesday 10 January. [ More]

Speakers: John Dowdy, partner, McKinsey & Co; Sarah Jackson, chief executive, Working Families; Julie Mellor, partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers and former head of the Equal Opportunities Commission; John Van Reenen, director, CEP.

Chair: Stephanie Flanders, economics editor, BBC Newsnight.

The research is financially supported by the Anglo-German Foundation, the Economic and Social Research Council and the Advanced Institute for Management Research.

For further information: contact Nick Bloom on 07775-862671, 0207-955-7286 or 0207-955-7284 (emails: n.bloom@lse.ac.uk; t.kretschmer@lse.ac.uk; j.vanreenen@lse.ac.uk).

News Posted: 09/01/2006      [Back to the Top]

Release

Work-life balance: new research evidence on the links with management practices and productivity

Companies that are bigger, more globalised and better managed provide a better work-life balance for their employees, according to new research Work-Life Balance, Management Practices and Productivity by Nick Bloom, Tobias Kretschmer and John Van Reenen.

What’s more, tough product market competition improves management practices but without any detrimental impact on work-life balance. At the same time, the researchers find no evidence that firms with good practices on work-life balance – shorter hours, flexible working, family-friendly policies, etc. – have higher productivity.

The study uses an innovative survey tool on over 700 manufacturing firms in France, Germany, the UK and the United States to ask questions about management practices and work-life balance. It finds that:

• Well-managed firms do not work ‘harder’ but ‘smarter’ – employees in well-run firms typically have a better work-life balance.

• In particular, management practices associated with good ‘people management’ – such as fostering talent, rewarding and retaining well performing staff and consistent training opportunities – are likely to be found in conjunction with good work-life balance practices – family-friendly policies, flexible working, shorter hours, more holidays, childcare subsidies, etc.

• In well-managed firms, the hours worked by both managerial and non-managerial staff are not significantly higher than those in badly run firms. This again confirms the finding that working smarter not harder is the key determinant to successful management.

• The share of women in management relative to non-management is significantly higher in firms with better work-life balance. In other words, the ‘glass ceiling’ does not seem to exist nearly as strongly in firms that treat their employees well.

The researchers describe two opposing views on the effects and efficacy of good practices on work-life balance – the pessimistic ‘Chirac’ view and the optimistic ‘win-win’ view:

• The view associated with the French president is that ‘Anglo-Saxon neo-liberalism’, encapsulated by tougher product market competition and globalisation has undesirable consequences. Although these forces raise productivity, they come at the expense of misery for workers in the form of long hours, job insecurity and intense and unsatisfying work.

• The win-win view (espoused by the present UK government) argues that better work-life balance will improve productivity and employers are mistakenly failing to treat their workers as assets and implement better work-life balance practices.

This study finds evidence for a hybrid view between these two polar extremes:

• The evidence does not support the Chirac view: there is, in fact, a positive association between management and work-life balance. Similarly, the view that competition and globalisation are bad for work-life balance is not supported: there is no relationship between tougher competition and work-life balance. And larger firms – which are typically more globalised – also have better work-life balance practices.

• But the win-win view that better work-life balance will improve productivity is also rejected: there is no relationship between productivity and work-life balance once good management is accounted for.

• Instead, well-managed firms can choose to introduce better work-life balance practices or not. If they do introduce them, this neither penalises them in terms of productivity nor does it significantly reward them.

Dr Nick Bloom comments:

‘Based on these results, it simply is not true that globalisation is such a disaster for employees. Employees in larger, more globalised firms seem to be much better off in terms of their working lives than those in smaller, more national firms.’

‘This conclusion suggests that improving work-life balance is socially desirable – workers obviously like it and firm productivity does not suffer. For firms, this will be worth weighing up more seriously. Most of the best-run firms in our sample treated their employees very well.’

Professor John Van Reenen adds:

‘But we also need to be cautious before inferring that the results give a carte blanche for governments to regulate for better work-life balance.’

’Good work-life balance seems to be something that well-run firms in competitive markets do naturally. They need to treat their employees well to keep them – if not, their competitors will hire them away. Government policies on work-life balance should take this into account.’

Further information
‘Work-Life Balance, Management Practices and Productivity’ by Nick Bloom, Tobias Kretschmer and John Van Reenen is published on Tuesday 10 January by the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP).

The research will be presented for the first time at a public meeting – Work-life Balance and Productivity – Trade-off or Complementarity? – at the London School of Economics, Old Building, Houghton Street, WC2A 2AE at 6pm on Tuesday 10 January. [ More]

Speakers: John Dowdy, partner, McKinsey & Co; Sarah Jackson, chief executive, Working Families; Julie Mellor, partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers and former head of the Equal Opportunities Commission; John Van Reenen, director, CEP.

Chair: Stephanie Flanders, economics editor, BBC Newsnight.

The research is financially supported by the Anglo-German Foundation, the Economic and Social Research Council and the Advanced Institute for Management Research.

For further information: contact Nick Bloom on 07775-862671, 0207-955-7286 or 0207-955-7284 (emails: n.bloom@lse.ac.uk; t.kretschmer@lse.ac.uk; j.vanreenen@lse.ac.uk).

News Posted: 09/01/2006      [Back to the Top]

Bloomberg

EU misses chance for change with farm subsidies

..."The CAP has several negative effects,"' the London School of Economics' Centre for Economic Performance said in an analysis."

This article appeared in Bloomberg News online on December 20, 2005
Link to article
It appeared again in the New Zealand Herald on December 22, 2005
Link to article

CEP Policy Analysis Fighting over Peanuts? The European Union Budget by Henry Overman.

News Posted: 20/12/2005      [Back to the Top]

Washington Times

The EU in Hong Kong

Andrew Charlton, LSE, comments on the World Trade Organisation meeting in Hong Kong.

This article appeared in the Washington Times on December 17, 2005
Link to article

Further Reading
CEP Policy Analysis, The Doha Round: Freer and Fairer Trade? by Andrew Charlton, a Research Officer with the CEP Globalisation Programme.

News Posted: 17/12/2005      [Back to the Top]

Business Day, South Africa

Only sacrifice and compromise can prevent a Hong Kong flop

Comments from former World Bank chief economist Joseph Stiglitz and Andrew Charlton of LSE on the liberalisation of European agriculture and the World Trade Organisation talks in Hong Kong.

This article appeared online in Business Day (South Africa) on December 14, 2005
Link to article

Further Reading
CEP Policy Analysis, The Doha Round: Freer and Fairer Trade? by Andrew Charlton, a Research Officer with the CEP Globalisation Programme.

News Posted: 14/12/2005      [Back to the Top]

The Financial Times

The Doha round is missing the point on helping poor countries

Joseph Stiglitz and Andrew Charlton comment on the economic implications of the Doha trade talks on the world’s poor countries. Joseph Stiglitz is a Nobel Prize winner in economics in 2001. His new book, Fair Trade for All: How Trade Can Promote Development, co-authored with Andrew Charlton of CEP, is published this month by Oxford University Press.

This article appeared in the Financial Times on December 13, 2005

Related Reading

CEP Policy Analysis, 'The Doha Round: Freer and Fairer Trade?'

News Posted: 13/12/2005      [Back to the Top]

The Observer

Copper bottom

Dr Linda Yueh quoted regarding the credibility of China as a trading partner.

This article appeared in The Observer on 20 November, 2005
Link to article

Related Links
Linda Yueh's staff biography page.

Further Information

News Posted: 20/11/2005      [Back to the Top]

The Times

Schools for a scandal

Among the most infuriating conundrums in Britain is why comprehensive schools still exist when every argument for them has been undermined.

Sutton Trust study for the London School of Economics, by Jo Blanden, Paul Gregg and Stephen Machin,proves that comprehensives damage social mobility.

This article appeared in The Times on August 09, 2005
Link to article.

Related Publications
Jo Blanden, Paul Gregg and Stephen Machin, Social mobility in Britain: low and falling, CentrePiece, Spring 2005

Jo Blanden, Paul Gregg and Stephen Machin, Intergenerational Mobility in Europe and North America



News Posted: 09/08/2005      [Back to the Top]

Financial Times Deutschland

The largest adventure of our time

Article by Stefan Collignon, LSE, on how the European Union needs to centralise decisions. But if this process is not democratised, citizens are likely to turn away.

Stefan Collignon is a Research Associate of the Globalisation Programme at CEP

This article appeared in the Financial Times Deutschland on July 26, 2005
No link.

Related Links
Stefan Collignon's webpage

News Posted: 26/07/2005      [Back to the Top]

BBC

BBC London News

Linda Yueh gave an interview on the effects of gas and oil on the UK economy on "BBC London News" on 19 July, 2005 and CNBC Europe, "Morning Exchange," on the imposition of export limits on Chinese textiles on July 20, 2005

No links to interviews.

Related links For further information see the Linda Yueh's webpage.

News Posted: 20/07/2005      [Back to the Top]

Times Higher Education Supplement

BA Fellows

The British Academy has elected LSE's Anthony Venables as a fellow. Professor Venables is Director of the Globalisation Programme at the Centre for Economic Performance.

This article appeared in The Times Higher Education Supplement on July 15, 2005.
No link.

Related links
Tony Venables Research Site

News Posted: 15/07/2005      [Back to the Top]

Reuters

G8: a jaded formula in a high-octane world?

When G8 leaders meet in Scotland this week, the star is arguably Chinese President Hu Jintao, an outsider whose booming Communist-run country is transforming the world economic order. Linda Yueh, LSE, comments on the rising influence of China in the G8.

This article appeared in Reuters on July 05, 2005.
Link to article

News Posted: 05/07/2005      [Back to the Top]

International Herald Tribune

Vote taken in stride outside Continent

Professor Richard Layard, economist from LSE, has recently published a book in which he examines the effects of government tax, employment and other policies on the personal happiness of ordinary people.

No link

Related Publications
Richard Layard, Happiness: Lessons from a new Science, Penguin Press, March 2005.

News Posted: 06/06/2005      [Back to the Top]

The Sunday Times

Relax, there is no need to be gloomy about jobs

According to a research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the labour market might be starting to slow down after over a decade of prosperity. A rise in unemployment would have devastating consequences, especially after such a long phase of sustained growth, as pointed out by Richard Layard, Stephen Nickell and Richard Jackman in their latest book 'Unemployment' (Oxford University Press).

This article appeared in The Sunday Times
on May 22, 2005.
Link to article.

Related Links
Unemployment: Macroeconomic Performance and the Labour Market by Richard Layard, Stephen Nickell, and Richard Jackman.

News Posted: 22/05/2005      [Back to the Top]

Associated Press/Forbes.Com

IBM Shares Fall on Job Cut Announcement

International Business Machines Corp. said Thursday it will be cutting jobs in Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy and France as part of a restructuring that will slash between 10,000 and 13,000 positions, mostly in Europe.

Linda Yueh, a former lawyer and an economics fellow at the London School of Economics, said the job cuts in Europe will be more involved because of the required negotiations.

"In Europe, people have rights to continue working - in other words, they are more protected and they can't be fired without a just cause," she said.

This article appeared in Forbes.Com May 10, 2005
Link to article

News Posted: 10/05/2005      [Back to the Top]

The Western Mail

Education, education, education - what rubbish!

"According to research by the London School of Economics, Britain and the United States have the worst social inequality in a sample of eight rich nations."

Letter published in The Western Mail, with reference to Intergenerational Mobility in Europe and North America, by Jo Blanden, Paul Gregg and Stephen Machin.

This Letter appeared in The Western Mail May 02, 2005.
Link to letter.

Read the Report: Intergenerational Mobility in Europe and North America

News Posted: 02/05/2005      [Back to the Top]

BBC News Online

Is increased choice any good?

The issue of choice is now at the centre of the political debate, with Labour and Conservatives both proclaiming their commitment to increasing choice in health and education.

Professor Steve Machin of the London School of Economics warns that there is relatively little evidence that competition improves performance in state education.

This article appeared in BBC News Online May 02, 2005.
Link to article.

News Posted: 02/05/2005      [Back to the Top]

BBC News Online

Is increased choice any good?

The issue of choice is now at the centre of the political debate, with Labour and Conservatives both proclaiming their commitment to increasing choice in health and education.

Professor Steve Machin of the London School of Economics warns that there is relatively little evidence that competition improves performance in state education.

This article appeared in BBC News Online May 02, 2005.
Link to article.

News Posted: 02/05/2005      [Back to the Top]

CNN

Giant aspires to superpower status

While the United States still sets the pace for global markets, there is a growing awareness that, as China's economy expands rapidly, the balance of power is shifting in its direction.

Dr Linda Yueh of the London School of Economics (LSE), says the rising influence of the Chinese economy is causing a fundamental rethink of the implications for the world, and for China's neighbours.

This article appeared on CNN April 29, 2005.
Link to article

Related Links
CNN Eye on China

News Posted: 29/04/2005      [Back to the Top]

LoWER Publications

Low-Wage Employment in Europe: Perspectives for Improvement - edited by I. Marx and W. Salverda

Employment in Europe is rising, but not fast enough. Yet, it would appear that there remains an enormous potential for job growth. Europe is known to have a massive employment deficit relative to the United States. It is often said that this is because economic activiy in the United states is more geared towards labourintensive services than in Europe. Americans are thought to buy far more financial and personal care services, as well as more domestic support and gardening. but is this perception entirely correct? How far is the greater service orientation of the US economy really a source of its higher employment rate? And would such service jobs be desirable jobs? Many service workers in the United States are said to be "working poor". The concern in much of Europe is that the opening up of low-paid service jobs could undermine Europe's social model, as well as do little to enhance social inclusion and gender equality.

Includes "Measuring Labour Market Performance on Jobs and Pay at the Individual and Household Level" by Paul Gregg and Jonathan Wadsworth.

Related links
AIAS Publications

News Posted: 25/04/2005      [Back to the Top]

The Independent

Education Quandary

Are we losing sight of what schools are for? The Government tells them to teach children to be nice to each other. Professor Richard Layard, of the LSE, says they should teach children how to be happy. Is this just more mumbo-jumbo?

Reference to the work of Professor Richard Layard, LSE, that despite growing prosperity, we are no happier than we were 50 years ago. He argues that schools have a role in building individual self-advancement at an early age in people.

This article appeared in The Independent - Education section March 17, 2005.
Link to article.

News Posted: 17/03/2005      [Back to the Top]

Eastern Daily Express

So how happy are we really?

Review of 'Happiness: Lessons From A New Science', the book by LSE Professor Richard Layard in which he argues that, in spite of higher levels of income, we are no happier than we were 50 years ago.

This article appeared in the Eastern Daily Press March 08 2005.

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The Guardian

Blair''s Green antidote to beating the blues

The Government's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is planning to compile a wellbeing index, which includes a number of factors other than income (neighbourhood, mental health, access to green areas etc.) A book recently published by LSE professor Richard Layard argues that we are no happier now than 50 years ago.

This article appeared on The Guardian March 08, 2005.
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Related Publications
Richard Layard, Happiness: Lessons from a new Science, Penguin Press, March 2005.

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The Guardian

Blair''s Green antidote to beating the blues

The Government's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is planning to compile a wellbeing index, which includes a number of factors other than income (neighbourhood, mental health, access to green areas etc.) A book recently published by LSE professor Richard Layard argues that we are no happier now than 50 years ago.

This article appeared on The Guardian March 08, 2005.
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Related Publications
Richard Layard, Happiness: Lessons from a new Science, Penguin Press, March 2005.

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Radio Free Europe

World: Signs Grow Of Dollar Losing Favor As World''s Reserve Currency

Gianluca Benigno, LSE, states "The euro is an alternative reserve currency that the central banks are considering is becoming more liquid and important"

This article appeared on the Radio Free Europe website, February 24, 2005.
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Gianluca Benigno and Pierpaolo Benigno, Designing Target Rules for International Monetary Policy Cooperation, Paper No' CEPDP0666, December 2004.

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