Joel Suss

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    Five minutes with Patrick Dunleavy: “The Treasury have woefully misapplied our research estimates”

Five minutes with Patrick Dunleavy: “The Treasury have woefully misapplied our research estimates”

In late May 2014, the UK Treasury released a press release ahead of a major report UK minsters were issuing on the costs of setting up an independent Scottish state. Joel Suss, Managing Editor of British Politics and Policy blog, asks Patrick Dunleavy about the way in which the Treasury used his research findings to arrive at a figure of £2.7 […]

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    Five minutes with Danny Dorling: “The rise in income and wealth inequality that began from the 1970s onwards has become a housing problem in the end”

Five minutes with Danny Dorling: “The rise in income and wealth inequality that began from the 1970s onwards has become a housing problem in the end”

Danny Dorling is Professor of Geography at the University of Oxford. His most recent book is entitled All That Is Solid: The Great Housing Disaster (published by Allen Lane in spring 2014). In this interview with Joel Suss, managing editor of the British Politics and Policy blog, he traces the roots of the housing crisis in the UK, connects the […]

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    Five minutes with George Galloway: “The West is guilty of deep, laughable hypocrisy over Crimea”

Five minutes with George Galloway: “The West is guilty of deep, laughable hypocrisy over Crimea”

George Galloway is a long-time anti-war campaigner and MP for Bradford West, having won a 2012 by-election as a member of the Respect Party. In an interview with Stuart Brown and Joel Suss, editors of EUROPP and the British Politics and Policy blog, he discusses events in Ukraine, the future of UK foreign policy, the Snowden revelations, and Scottish independence.

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    Five minutes with Nigel Farage: “The European Parliament elections may ultimately decide whether we get a referendum on EU membership”

Five minutes with Nigel Farage: “The European Parliament elections may ultimately decide whether we get a referendum on EU membership”

The United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) has campaigned for the UK’s exit from the EU since the early 1990s. In an interview with EUROPP’s editor Stuart Brown and British Politics and Policy at LSE’s editor Joel Suss, UKIP leader Nigel Farage discusses the importance of the upcoming European Parliament elections in May, the party’s future prospects at the 2015 UK […]

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    Five minutes with Angus Deaton (Part 1): “If the rich can write the rules then we have a real problem”

Five minutes with Angus Deaton (Part 1): “If the rich can write the rules then we have a real problem”

Angus Deaton is Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton University. In this interview, he discusses his new book with Joel Suss, Managing Editor of the British Politics and Policy blog. Your new book is titled “The Great Escape: Health, Wealth and the Origins of Inequality”. What is the great escape? What are the origins of inequality? The great escape is two […]

What the Chancellor won’t say on Thursday: The UK’s economic recovery is unsustainable

With positive economic news dominating headlines of late, this Thursday’s autumn statement is tipped to be the most optimistic in years. While George Osborne is likely to highlight upwardly revised growth figures he will also likely ignore that these figures are riding on the back of unsustainable household spending. With income falling in real terms, this upward growth is being […]

Five minutes with Robert Skidelsky: “Capitalism is a means to an end, the end being lifting humanity out of poverty in order to enable it to lead the good life”

Robert Skidelsky is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick and the biographer of John Maynard Keynes. His new book, co-authored with his son Edward Skidelsky and entitled How Much is Enough?: Money and the Good Life, brought him to the LSE for a public lecture. In this interview, he discusses economic insatiability and ‘the good life’ […]

Five minutes with Tim Harford (Part 2): “The question is: Can we all become robot overseers or are some of us just not up to it?”

In part 2 of our conversation with Tim Harford, author of The Undercover Economist Strikes Back, we discuss a range of topics, from the impact of technology on the labour market to ‘happynomics’. Tim recently gave a public lecture at the LSE in which he discusses his new book in greater depth.  In your new book about macroeconomics, you touch on the discipline’s […]