London School of Economics

The crumbling façade: my experience working for an essay mill

<i>According to a recent UK Government-backed review, academics are topping up their earnings by writing for “essay mill” sites which help students to</i> …

UK Universities

Watch: Law Can Be Confusing, But These Comic Books May Help

Studying the law of the land can be cumbersome as the language used to draft them is hard to understand and there are numerous sections and …

Comic Strips

Trump’s Simple Take on the World Won’t Stop Terrorism

<i>This article first appeared on the London School of Economics site.</i><p>What is Donald Trump’s foreign policy doctrine?<p>Much has been written attempting to …

Foreign Policy

Avoiding a nuclear meltdown: how we might resolve the Euratom question

<i>David Davis admitted last Tuesday that although there is no ‘systematic impact assessment’ of Britain leaving the European Union he did claim that</i> …

Brexit

Book Review: Entanglement: The Secret Lives of Hair by Emma Tarlo

<i>In</i> <b>Entanglement: The Secret Lives of Hair</b><i>,</i> <b>Emma Tarlo</b> <i>explores the hidden networks through which human hair circulates around the world, tangling</i> …

Books

UGM hosts int’l seminar on peace building in Asia

In cooperation with the London School of Economics, University of York (UK) and the Australian National University, Gadjah Mada University’s Center …

Accounting played a central role in the rise of financial capitalism as we know it today

Since the pioneer writings of Weber and Sombart, the debate on the nexus between accounting and the rise of capitalism has caused a lot of ink to …

FinTech

Why we should not ignore interdisciplinarity’s critics

<i>Amidst the push from universities and funding agencies for increased interdisciplinary research, interdisciplinarity has also been the subject of a</i> …

Research

The DUP scuppered a Brexit deal for all the wrong reasons

<i>Why did the DUP veto the proposed border arrangements for Northern Ireland? It was not because of pragmatic considerations, writes Anthony Costello</i> …

Brexit

Want To Raise a Millionaire Innovator? Science Says Do This 1 Thing

Natural talent is great, but it needs the right nurturing and inspiration.<p>Are your kids sharp? Want them to have a future in innovation and invention? A new extensive study says that those at the top can eventually make as much as $1 million a year, but there's a catch.<p>It's not enough to be good at …

U.S. Treasury

Viewsnight: Will American democracy survive Donald Trump?

In this Viewsnight, Brian Klaas of the London School of Economics sets out four scenarios for American democracy in 2020.<p>Viewsnight is BBC Newsnight's place for opinion and debate. For more, head over to BBC Newsnight on Facebook and on YouTube.

Donald Trump

Alex Kong: ‘There are 1.6 million unbanked working adults in the UK’

<i>The use of new financial technology, or fintech, promises a number of benefits to consumers, including cost reduction and increased convenience in</i> …

Banking

Death of Yemen's Saleh Leaves Saudi in Tight Spot: Analysts

Yemen’s Houthi rebels said they killed former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, after their partnership against a Saudi-led military coalition …

Middle East

What 10 years of producing podcasts with social scientists has taught me

<i>Last year,</i> <i>The Economist proclaimed</i> <i></i><i>the podcast had come of age. It’s</i> <i>never been easier to create, edit, and upload a podcast and an increasing number</i> …

Creative Commons

Autoliv: Future-Proof Supplier of Automotive Safety Systems

Mallika Paulraj presented her in-depth investment thesis on Autoliv (NYSE: ALV) at European Investing Summit 2017.<p>Autoliv, headquartered in Sweden, …

London Business School

Making the internet a safer (and better) place for children

<i>The internet has quickly become a necessity rather than a luxury in children’s lives. Parents, educators and governments are struggling to keep up</i> …

UK Universities

Design brands adjust their retail strategy to consumers’ personalities

The luxury market is one of the most rapidly expanding industries around the world. Despite the financial crisis in 2008, the market for personal …

UK Universities

‘I’m not just a mom’: Parents as creators, collaborators and learners in creative computing

Family Creative Learning was designed to support intergenerational interactions in the context of computing, and this post explores the technological …

UK Universities

Non-governmental bodies controlling bitcoin supply could cause a problem: Pro

Natacha Postel-Vinay, assistant professor in the Economic History Department at the London School of Economics, discusses cryptocurrency regulation.

Cryptocurrency

Academic journals with a presence on Twitter are more widely disseminated and receive a higher number of citations

<i>Previous research has shown that researchers’ active participation on Twitter can be a powerful way of promoting and disseminating academic outputs</i> …

Research

Without specific arrangements for Northern Ireland, talk about ‘avoiding a hard border’ is either empty rhetoric or dangerous delusion

<i>Why is Northern Ireland/Ireland (NI/IRL) such a huge sticking point in the Brexit negotiations? It boils down to the implications of three things:</i> …

Brexit

Competition for Amazon’s HQ2.0 shows cities are keen to offer incentives to firms

Where will Amazon locate its proposed HQ2.0? While we do not know yet, we do know one thing: there is no lack of competition between states and local …

Cities

To those who oppose gender-neutral toilets: they’re better for everybody

Our research into the economics of these facilities shows they cut waiting for women, and address the concerns of trans and disabled people<p>An increase in gender-neutral toilets is one of the aims of Sadiq Khan’s draft London Plan. It will address the concerns of transgender people who face …

Gender

A exhibition in London on groups that are not part of India’s ‘growth story’

Welcome to India, the land of opportunities… where money grows’ boast posters from this year’s Vibrant Gujarat summit, photos of which greet visitors …

India

The Origins of Happiness: Andrew Marr in conversation with Richard Layard

Please contact the Press Office if you would like to request a press seat or have a media query about this event, email LSE.Press.Events@lse.ac.uk. …

UK Universities

Connectivity will create a multibillion-dollar opportunity for the global airline industry

<i>By 2035, airlines will see new revenues from e-commerce, advertising and premium content services in the sky, writes</i> <b>Alexander Grous</b><i>.</i><p>‘Disruption’ is …

Lockheed Martin

Trump’s visit to Britain probably won’t be canceled. At least, not officially.

In the hours after President Trump retweeted a string of anti-Islamic hate videos, Britons reiterated their call for his state visit to be canceled.<p>In the House of Commons, several members of Parliament suggested that the president should be uninvited. London Mayor Sadiq Khan, an occasional …

World News

Crimson Rose: ‘Burning Man shows people a different way of looking at what they do’

<i>Every August, a pop-up city named Black Rock City is built in the middle of the desert in the US state of Nevada. During ten days, Black Rock</i> …

UK Universities

How to start dismantling white privilege in higher education

<i>Racism is still alive and well in US and UK academia, with many from black and minority ethnic backgrounds less likely to gain access to universities</i> …

Racism

On Brexit negotiations, the European Union may not be that united

UK Prime Minister Theresa May is due to meet her Spanish counterpart Mariano Rajoy on Tuesday in a visit underlining how each European Union state’s …

Brexit