The Wise Man of Economics ★★★★

There is a point in the second LSE Economics podcast where interviewer Matthew Bradbury lets out an almost indiscernible chuckle. The subject of the interview, Professor Charlie Bean, ex-Director General at the Bank of England, had just reflected on a…

The Beverage Report Ep 1: Darling’s brilliance is a relic of Labour’s past ★★★★

Marking the launch of the LSE Economics Department podcast, Matthew Bradbury’s interview with Labour’s ex-chancellor Alistair Darling was insightful, informative, and solemn. Listening to Darling gave me an acute nostalgia for my primary school days where we would gather objects…

At LSE, Piketty lectures on worldwide inequality

On Thursday, 6 February, LSE alumnus Thomas Piketty, Professor at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and at the Paris School of Economics, delivered a speech titled “Capital and Ideology”, named after his latest seminal book. Piketty explained…

Thatcher’s LSE: the Queen of Capitalism

Why the LSE’s core values of independence, hard work and enterprise are more in keeping with the philosophy of the Iron Lady than the Fabians…    LSE’s roots lie in grand redistributive Socialist schemes, social justice, and an intellectual movement that…

Personal about politics: Cat MacLean and Jason Reed

photography by Sebastian Mullen As we come upon the UK’s third general election in four years, it makes sense to talk to some of the political-types on campus. This week, we’re talking to Cat MacLean, former chair of LSESU Labour…

In Conversation: Tony Pua on Malaysia’s future

(c) LSESU Malaysia Club The LSESU Malaysia Club invited YB Tony Pua, Political Secretary to the Minister of Finance of Malaysia and Member of Parliament for Damansara, to LSE on 15 November to talk about ‘The Middle Income Trap’ and…

Economics seeks to cleanse its name

(C) LSE Events On 14 October 2019, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced Abhijeet Bannerjee, Esther Duflo, and Micheal Kremer as the winners of the  Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. While prior speculation suggested other prominent names in the…

“Pain au chocolat ou chocolatine?” Héloïse and Edouard weigh in on being French at LSE

You might think that all the French people at LSE already know each other, but you would be wrong: Héloïse and Edouard have never met before this interview.

Sir Arthur Lewis, today

Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it – especially in the case of economics. The vigorous political economy debates of today dominate academia and wider political discourse, and history is indeed repeating itself with current debates…

LSE academics join Nobel laureates in quest to explain inequalities

In 2015, the economists Angus Deaton and Anne Case published a paper which claimed to have made a discovery that soon reverberated around the developed world: middle-aged, white Americans were dying at an alarmingly fast rate. Unlike nearly every other…