• Gearty Grilling: The Noble Economist

    Gearty Grilling: The Noble Economist

    Contributor(s): Chris Pissarides Released on 30 April 2015 Chris Pissarides, Regius Professor of Economics and winner of a Nobel prize in 2010, discusses his ideas on how to run the ...more

  • Gearty Grilling: Richard Layard on Happiness

    Gearty Grilling: Richard Layard on Happiness

    Contributor(s): Richard Layard Released on 15 January 2015 Richard Layard, Emeritus Professor of Economics and Director of the Wellbeing Programme at LSE's Centre for Economic Performance, discusses what really makes us ...more

  • Gearty Grillings: Bob Ward on Climate Change

    Gearty Grillings: Bob Ward on Climate Change

    Contributor(s): Bob Ward Released on 27 November 2014 Bob Ward, Policy and Communications Director of the Grantham Research Institute, reveals his optimism about the chances of controlling climate change. The last episode of the Gearty Grillings with Emily Jackson on the right to die can be seen ...more

  • Gearty Grillings: Emily Jackson on the Right to Die

    Gearty Grillings: Emily Jackson on the Right to Die

    Contributor(s): Emily Jackson Released on 20 November 2014 Emily Jackson, Professor of Law, discusses the ethics of assisted dying. The last episode of the Gearty Grillings with Jon Danielsson on financial regulation can be seen ...more

  • Gearty Grillings: Jon Danielsson on Financial Regulation

    Gearty Grillings: Jon Danielsson on Financial Regulation

    Contributor(s): Jon Danielsson Released on 13 November 2014 Jon Danielsson, Reader in Finance and Director of the Systemic Risk Centre, discusses financial risk and regulation. The last episode of the Gearty Grillings with Mary Morgan on modelling the economy can be seen ...more

  • Gearty Grillings: Mary Morgan on Modelling the Economy

    Gearty Grillings: Mary Morgan on Modelling the Economy

    Contributor(s): Professor Mary Morgan Released on 6 November 2014 Mary Morgan, Professor of History and Philosophy of Economics, discusses how economists work and think. The last episode of the Gearty Grillings with Martin Knapp on mental health spending can be seen ...more

  • Gearty Grillings: Martin Knapp on Spending on Mental Health

    Gearty Grillings: Martin Knapp on Spending on Mental Health

    Contributor(s): Martin Knapp Released on 30 October 2014 Professor Martin Knapp discusses why we should prioritise spending on mental health. The last episode of the Gearty Grillings with Lilie Chouliaraki on media ethics and humanitarianism can be seen ...more

  • Gearty Grillings: Lilie Chouliaraki on Media Ethics & Humanitarianism

    Gearty Grillings: Lilie Chouliaraki on Media Ethics & Humanitarianism

    Contributor(s): Lilie Chouliaraki Released on 23 October 2014 Professor Lilie Chouliaraki discusses the moral implications of the use of celebrities by humanitarian organisations. The last episode of the Gearty Grillings with Paul Cheshire on planning and the housing crisis can be seen ...more

  • Gearty Grillings: Paul Cheshire on Planning & The Housing Crisis

    Gearty Grillings: Paul Cheshire on Planning & The Housing Crisis

    Contributor(s): Paul Cheshire Released on 16 October 2014 Paul Cheshire, Professor Emeritus of Economic Geography, argues that green belt land should be used to solve the housing crisis The last episode of the Gearty Grillings with Nick Barr on Tuition Fees can be seen ...more

  • Gearty Grillings: Eileen Barker on Cults

    Gearty Grillings: Eileen Barker on Cults

    Contributor(s): Eileen Barker Released on 9 October 2014 Eileen Barker, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, discusses accusations that she is a "cult apologist." The last episode of the Gearty Grillings with Nick Barr on Tuition Fees can be seen ...more

  • Gearty Grillings: Nick Barr on Tuition Fees

    Gearty Grillings: Nick Barr on Tuition Fees

    Contributor(s): Professor Nicholas Barr Released on 2 October 2014 Nicholas Barr, Professor of Public Economics and architect of the student loan, explains why students should regard it as a graduate tax, rather than a debt. The last episode of the Gearty Grillings with Danny Quah on democracy in China can be seen ...more

  • Gearty Grillings: Danny Quah on Democracy in China

    Gearty Grillings: Danny Quah on Democracy in China

    Must China emulate the political and social order of the West in order to compete, or is it possible to deliver comparable social and economic benefits by a different route? The IPA's Professor Conor Gearty grills Professor Danny Quah on the virtues and principles of Chinese democracy. Last week's episode with Anne Power on growing inequality and why we need food banks can ...more

  • Gearty Grillings: Alex Voorhoeve on Why We Need Philosophers

    Gearty Grillings: Alex Voorhoeve on Why We Need Philosophers

    Contributor(s): Dr Alex Voorhoeve Released on 18 June 2014 Alex Voorhoeve, Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, discusses why we need philosophers to help us question our intuitive moral judgements. Last week's episode with Heather Jones on Consenting to the Great War can be ...more

  • Gearty Grillings: Heather Jones on Consenting to the Great War

    Gearty Grillings: Heather Jones on Consenting to the Great War

    Contributor(s): Dr Heather Jones Released on 11 June 2014 Dr Heather Jones, of the Department of International History, talks to Conor Gearty about why Britain willingly entered the First World War, and the socio-historical role the conflict plays in shaping national identity today. Socio-historical role the conflict plays in shaping national identity today. Last week's episode with Christine Chinkin on Women and International Law can ...more

  • Gearty Grillings: Christine Chinkin on Women and International Law

    Gearty Grillings: Christine Chinkin on Women and International Law

    Contributor(s): Professor Christine Chinkin Released on 4 June 2014 Christine Chinkin, Professor of International Law, is grilled by Conor Gearty on a new European convention to combat violence against women, and her experiences on a UN fact-finding mission in Gaza. Last week's episode with Alan Sked on Founding a Political Party can be ...more

  • Gearty Grillings, Episode 4: Julian Le Grand on Competition and Motivation

    Gearty Grillings, Episode 4: Julian Le Grand on Competition and Motivation

    The Gearty Grillings are a series of short videos in which talented academics from across LSE are ‘grilled’ on their research and ideas. The rules are simple: one take, and guests can't run over their allotted time. In episode four, Conor Gearty challenges Julian Le Grand on competition and motivation within the National Health Service and more broadly. Last week's episode with Catherine Boone on ...more

  • Gearty's Grillings: Catherine Boone on The Great African Land Grab

    Gearty's Grillings: Catherine Boone on The Great African Land Grab

    Contributor(s): Professor Catherine Boone Released on 14 May 2014 Catherine Boone, Professor of Comparative Politics and African Political Economy, discusses how land and property issues lie at the core of political conflict in Africa. Last week's episode with Tim Besley on the role of economists in a democracy can be ...more

  • Gearty Grillings: Tony Travers on Decentralisation

    Gearty Grillings: Tony Travers on Decentralisation

    In the first of a new series of weekly video debates from LSE's Institute of Public Affairs, Tony Travers, director of LSE London, argues that Britain would be better governed if more powers were moved to local government. Update: The Guardian have reported upon our first 'Gearty Grilling', read more ...more