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Assessing the current global outlook: a masterclass

In March 2017, LSE Enterprise organised two one-day workshops for international trade advisers (ITAs) from the Department for International Trade (DIT). The advisers work with UK-based clients to help export and grow their businesses internationally. Assessing the current global outlook: a masterclass, provided a view of the current global situation. The first programme, on 2 March 2017, was for the ITAs from DIT’s London office. The second programme was held on 23 March for the advisers from the South East office.

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    China and the Leadership of the New World Order – Roundtable registration now open

China and the Leadership of the New World Order – Roundtable registration now open

LSE, in collaboration with Spanish newspaper Expansión, are hosting a high-level roundtable discussion on China and the Leadership of the New World Order on 7 March 2017, 8.30am.

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    LSE Government – Indonesia: the vanguard of a new wave of sovereign wealth funds?

LSE Government – Indonesia: the vanguard of a new wave of sovereign wealth funds?

“Little noticed by the wider world, Indonesia’s government recently announced details of the creation of one of the largest ‘sovereign wealth funds’ in the region. Juergen Braunstein and Arianne Caoili argue that the coming years will see a new wave of sovereign wealth funds, especially in countries with large ‘state owned enterprises’.”

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January 31st, 2017|Applied research|0 Comments|

The Great Stagnation | Euro Crisis in the Press

The recent Brexit vote, as well as high uncertainty around a number of upcoming elections (e.g., the 2016 US and 2017 French presidential elections), are only symptoms of a larger underlying problem. Voting for populist and extremist campaigns is a mean of expressing discontent with the status quo, but with far reaching implications. We believe there is a critical urgency to refocus the debate back to the structural drivers behind this international phenomenon.

January 11th, 2017|Brexit, Europe|0 Comments|
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    “One of the most open-minded academic experiences that I have ever had”

“One of the most open-minded academic experiences that I have ever had”

Alexander Zapirain Goróstegui, an LSE Custom Programme student, completed his studies here in London with an in-depth essay on the change of paradigm of Milton Friedman’s monetarist axioms of the causes of inflation, including an analysis of the positive effects of American quantitative easing policies. Milton Friedman was a Nobel Prize winning American economist, who died in 2006 aged 94.

ESADE – International Study Tour Custom Programme

At the end of January 2017, we will be welcoming a group of 45 participants from ESADE, an educational institution in Spain, for a one-week programme. This will be the first time that we have organised a programme for them, and we are very much looking forward to it. The week starts with a welcome dinner, before launching into a busy week of study.

Windfall Revenues in Europe: What’s Next?

“European countries need to start thinking of what to do with windfall tax revenues from multinationals. We argue that there is a need to create a structure addressing the risks relating to potential windfall tax revenues. One solution could be the creation of sovereign venture funds.”

December 30th, 2016|Applied research, Europe|Comments Off on Windfall Revenues in Europe: What’s Next?|

Contemporary Issues and Global Political Economy

The participants studying ‘Contemporary Issues and Global Political Economy and the Role of the Public Sector’ have finished their eleven-week LSE Custom Programme. They experienced a series of lectures, private seminars, guest speaker sessions and external visits, meeting representatives of academia, government and the public sector.

December 27th, 2016|Custom programmes|0 Comments|
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    New world order? Brexit, Trump and the world economy in 2017

New world order? Brexit, Trump and the world economy in 2017

The Fundación Ramón Areces (FRA) and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) co-hosted an event on 12 December in Madrid “New world order? Brexit, Trump and the world economy in 2017”. Speakers included Nicholas Barr (London School of Economics and Political Science), Rafael Doménech (BBVA Research) and Federico Steinberg (Real Instituto Elcano).

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    Could Real World Evidence play a more prominent role in decision making?

Could Real World Evidence play a more prominent role in decision making?

Traditionally, randomised controlled trials (RCT) have been seen as the best and most reliable measure for drug approval decisions. However, budget constraints and the shrinking of patient populations have made RCTs more difficult to carry out, and real world evidence (RWE) is starting to step in.

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    Should higher education have a place in the Brexit negotiations?

Should higher education have a place in the Brexit negotiations?

Dr Anne Corbett, an Associate of LSE Enterprise, and Dr Claire Gordon, Head of LSE Teaching and Learning Centre, have written and submitted evidence to persuade the Government to agree an associate status with the EU for UK higher education.

December 15th, 2016|Brexit, Europe, Featured|0 Comments|
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    The Power of Productivity – increasing productivity in UK businesses

The Power of Productivity – increasing productivity in UK businesses

A combination of management best practice, technology and flexible working have been identified as having the power to increase business productivity in the UK. These findings are detailed in a recently published report, produced by Dr Alexander Grous, LSE, commissioned by Vodaphone UK. It details an assessment of UK firms and factors contributing to productivity enhancement.

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    Inequality: Why is it happening and where is it going? Final FRA masterclass for 2016

Inequality: Why is it happening and where is it going? Final FRA masterclass for 2016

The series of masterclasses for Fundación Ramón Areces (FRA) has come to an end for one more year. The four masterclasses have been very successful, but in particular this fourth and final one. The masterclass, “Inequality: Why is it happening and where is it going?” received more than 160 applications for just 30 places.

Driverless cars: Negotiating a place on the road

Driverless cars, also known as Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) – are they safer, lifestyle enhancing and economically efficient? Or are they lacking in common sense and a potential nuisance?  The challenge is not simply to ensure AVs avoid colliding with other drivers: they need to satisfy other drivers that they are competent at negotiating their place in the social space that is the road.

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    ‘Great speakers and an engaging audience’ Europe-US relations event a success

‘Great speakers and an engaging audience’ Europe-US relations event a success

It was an early start in Madrid on 27 October for the 80 participants who attended the latest jointly-hosted event by LSE and the Spanish newspaper, Expansión. In honour of the upcoming US presidential elections, the event analysed the relationship between Europe and the United States.

Speakers included Ana Palacio and Carlos Westendorp, former Spanish Ministers of Foreign Affairs; Antonio Garrigues Walker, lawyer; and Michael Cox, LSE Professor of International Relations and Head of Programme for Transatlantic Relations.

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    Transatlantic relations: An upcoming event in Madrid, in collaboration with LSE

Transatlantic relations: An upcoming event in Madrid, in collaboration with LSE

The United States and Europe – The 58th US Presidential Election & the Status Quo of Transatlantic Relations

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is hosting an event in Madrid on 27 October 2016, in collaboration with Expansión, a Spanish economic daily newspaper.

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    Why apply for the European Political Economy and Finance programme? Two Basque students explain

Why apply for the European Political Economy and Finance programme? Two Basque students explain

As the latest cohort of Basque students settle into the 10-week European Political Economy and Finance executive education programme, two students explain a little bit about themselves and why they chose the programme.

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    LSE welcomes European Political Economy and Finance Programme students

LSE welcomes European Political Economy and Finance Programme students

As autumn approaches, LSE welcomes the latest cohort of Basque students attending the European Political Economy and Finance Programme.

LSE Executive Education has produced an interdisciplinary programme for young Basque professionals, sponsored by the Diputación Foral de Bizkaia. The group started their time here at LSE, on 26 September, with a campus tour to give them a full overview of all that LSE has to offer during their short stay.

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    A new LSE study – Travel distribution: the end of the world as we know it?

A new LSE study – Travel distribution: the end of the world as we know it?

Gatekeepers, ‘mega meta online travel agencies’, and artificial intelligence may fundamentally disrupt the future of travel distribution, says a new independent study by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

The report was commissioned by Amadeus, and insights are drawn from business leader interviews, data analysis and a major sector-specific survey spanning all global markets.

October 11th, 2016|Applied research|0 Comments|

The future of British universities post-Brexit

Post Brexit, how can British universities stay internationally competitive? Anne Corbett, an Associate of LSE Enterprise and a former Visiting Fellow of the LSE European Institute, discusses four options in her latest LSE Brexit blog post.

September 28th, 2016|Brexit, Education policy|0 Comments|