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…

LSE Fourth in Leading Economics Research Ranking

LSE now ranks fourth in the Tilburg University Top 100 Worldwide Economics Schools Research Ranking, behind Harvard University, The University of Chicago and Stanford University. Among these top global universities, LSE is the only non-American university ranking in the top…

“Populism is one of Latin America’s biggest exports” LSE’s new Public Policy head speaks to The Beaver

Andres Velasco is an academic who talks with the ease of a good politician. This should come as no surprise to those who have followed his career. The inaugural dean of the LSE’s new School of Public Policy has split…

LSE Professorship Named After Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen

A previous version of this article stated that Sen received the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1988. He was in fact awarded the Nobel Prize in 1998. This has been corrected. LSE has announced a new academic position in honour…

Minouche is in her second year. How is she faring?

For LSE Directors, much like students and Premier League managers, the second year is the most important. Dame Nemat Talaat Shafik – Minouche – has been at the School for less time than many of its students. She feels like…

LSE Festival’s art(sy) moment

This year the LSE Festival will run from the 25th of February to the 2nd of March. The theme, New World (Dis)orders, is meant to tackle the questions “how did we get here, what are the challenges, and most importantly…

Circuit VS the rest: The silent struggle over university laundry rooms

Circuit has long been a dominant presence in university laundry rooms. But as anger mounts over falling service standards and exorbitant prices, is Circuit here to stay or is there a risk of it being washed away? Chloe Forletta has…

UCL Holds Referendum to Ban Smoking on Campus

Following campus smoking bans at King’s in 2016 and Imperial in 2017, UCL has held a referendum to ban smoking on campus. The referendum, which closed Friday, ended in favour of the ban, with 65% of voters in favour of…

LSE Tops the Charts Once Again

The LSE celebrates as it has been ranked second in the world in social science and management subjects in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019. This means this has now been the case for the seventh consecutive year.…

Students Form Coalition for Second National Climate Strike

An LSE-wide campaign to participate in the second Youth Strike 4 Climate demonstration, on the 15th of March, is in the works. This is the first major LSE student-led action on an environmental issue since the now-defunct LSE Divest group…