Aug 19 2014

Welcome to the EGADE students from Tech de Monterrey

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EGADE students at LSE 2014

The students are on a five-day study programme on global financial issues.

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Aug 8 2014

Coverage of the Commission President candidates in the Spanish media… a EUROPP blog post

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 In the spring 2013 Eurobarometer only 43 per cent of Spaniards backed the idea of having lead candidates. In autumn 2013, this figure increased to 52 per cent. Possibly the increased coverage in the media has helped inform people and enhance support. Perhaps the same could have happened in France and the UK if their media had increased their coverage.

In LSE’s European Politics and Policy blog, Miguel Otero-Iglesias and Kristina Lani assess the coverage of European Commission presidential candidates in the Spanish media. Read the post

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Aug 6 2014

New students head to LSE

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LSE Enterprise Spain hosts a pre-departure event in Madrid for students heading to LSE

LSE Enterprise Spain hosts a pre-departure event in Madrid for students heading to LSE

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Jul 29 2014

Global Dimensions Programme: The Internship

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The five-month Global Dimensions Programme has seen 35 Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM) final year undergraduates and recent graduates come to LSE to study. The programme is divided into a ten-week academic course and a four-week applied programme in preparation for a 12-week internship in London.

If you have been following our previous posts, you may remember meeting some of the students back in February and March.

In our final video, David Gesto Martinez gives us the lowdown on his internship and shares his plans for the future.

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Jul 28 2014

ITAM Students – Experiences of studying in London

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Over 40 students from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) have undertaken a three-week programme at LSE – the International Political Economy Study Tour. We caught up with the students half way through to see how they getting on, and whether they were enjoying London (the answer is obviously yes).

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Jul 22 2014

Report: LSE’s Global Pensions Programme 2014

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LSE Enterprise, with partners Santander Asset Management (SAM) and the consulting firm Novaster, ran its second edition of the Global Pensions Programme in Miami, Florida from 15 – 18 July. Over 70 attendees from twelve countries took part, with high-level participation from many of the regulatory bodies, supervisory agencies, private sector pension fund managers and policy makers. The keynote address was given by LSE Alumnus José Viñals, Director of the Capital Markets and Monetary Affairs Department of the IMF, who was followed by Professor Nick Barr, LSE. Over the four-day programme, top global experts presented and debated the key issues in the sector, with the majority of attendees flying into Miami from Latin America.  Continue reading

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Jul 15 2014

In the news: LSE Global Pensions Programme

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Writing in Diario Las Américas, Pablo Padro calls for the need to urgently rethink current approaches to pensions, warning of the dangers of dogmatic advice from the World Bank, given twenty years ago.

As Padro points out, the London School of Economics and Political Science, along with Santander Asset Management and Novaster, have launched the LSE Global Pensions Programme in Miami this week in order to do just that. The interactive programme designed for professionals in the field sees four days of workshops and seminars led by top academics and experts, providing a comprehensive overview of the current state of pensions and examining reform options going forward.

Read the full article (in Spanish) and find out more about the LSE Global Pensions Programme.

 

 

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Jul 10 2014

Welcome to ITAM students 2014!

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ITAM students at LSE

We are excited to welcome students from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) to the London School of Economics and Political Science for the second International Political Economy Study Tour.

Students will undertake a three-week custom programme, focusing on the topics of the global economic outlook, emerging economies, and global trade and regional integration. As well as participating in a range of lectures and seminars, students take part in off-campus visits, including a trip to the Supreme Court. Continue reading

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Jul 9 2014

LSE Review of Books – Falling Inequality in Latin America, Giovanni Cornia (ed.)

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[E]ven the greatly unequal Latin American countries saw a process of inequality reduction since the late 1990s that took scholars off guard – from 2000 to 2010 the Gini coefficient declined in 13 of 17 countries. Why?

Explaining such a robust and unexpected turn is the theme of Falling Inequality in Latin America, a book edited by Professor of Economics at the University of Florence, Giovanni Cornia.

Falling Inequality in Latin America, a collection of 12 chapters that analyse this trend, is reviewed by Petterson Molina Vale, who finds it a valuable resource for students of Latin American policy and economics. For the full review, visit the LSE Review of books website.

 

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Jul 4 2014

Technology and business talk at the Fundación Ramón Areces

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Dr Carsten Sørensen of LSE's Department of Management (third from right) gave a keynote address on technology and business to 200 attendees at the Fundación Ramón Areces (FRA) in Madrid.   Adam Austerfield of LSE Enterprise (right) says 'The FRA is an El Corte Inglés Foundation who are great supporters of LSE´s work in Madrid and host four ´LSE Masterclasses in Social Sciences´ every year at their headquarters in Madrid.'

Dr Carsten Sørensen of LSE’s Department of Management (third from right) gave a keynote address on technology and business to 200 attendees at the Fundación Ramón Areces (FRA) in Madrid.

 

Adam Austerfield of LSE Enterprise (right) says ‘The FRA is an El Corte Inglés Foundation who are great supporters of LSE´s work in Madrid and host four LSE Masterclasses in Social Sciences every year at their headquarters in Madrid.

‘Carsten spoke about how a great deal of work will be automated in future, and done by generative, combinative machines and platforms that are fast outstripping human comprehension of computational capacity. Thus the future of employment is going to be massively competitive with an increasingly skewed nature to a top 5% who innovate and direct business to those whose jobs will be taken over by automation, with perpetual reinvention the only way to survive and prosper in the job market.’

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