LSE works

LSE works, a series of public events ran from 2011-2017. These events highlighted in an accessible manner some of the main insights and achievements of LSE’s academic departments and research centres.

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In each session, LSE academics presented key research findings, demonstrating where appropriate the implications of their studies for public policy. A list of all the LSE works lectures can be viewed below.


Documenting Genocide: survey evidence on ISIS violence against Yazidis    

Date: Wednesday 11 January 2017 
Speaker: Dr Valeria Cetorelli
Podcast and video available 

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Local Economic Growth: do we know (or care) what works?

Date: Wednesday 18 January 2017 
Speaker: Professor Henry Overman
Powerpoint presentation, podcast and video available


The Brexit Debate through Social Media: deliberative discussion, or deliberate dysfunction?

Date: Wednesday 25 January 2017 
Speaker: Professor Kenneth Benoit
Powerpoint presentation, podcast and video available 


The Relationship between Inequality and Poverty: mechanisms and policy options

Date: Wednesday 8 February 2017 
Speakers: Dr Eleni Karagiannaki, Dr Abigail McKnight 
Powerpoint presentation and podcast available


Drug Policies Beyond the ‘War on Drugs’?

Date: Wednesday 15 February 2017 
Speakers: Dr John Collins, Professor Lawrence Phillips
Powerpoint presentation, podcast and video available


Urbanisation in China - Patterns and Governance

Date: Wednesday 22 February 2017 
Speakers: Professor Stephan Feuchtwang, Professor Athar Hussain 
Powerpoint presentation available 


Austerity, Debt - What Alternatives?

Date: Wednesday 1 March 2017 
Speakers: Professor Laura Bear, Dr Ryan Davey, Professor Deborah James 
Powerpoint presentation and podcast available


Promoting Mental Health: the economic case

Date: Wednesday 8 March 2017 
Speakers: Eva-Maria Bonin, Professor Martin Knapp, David McDaid
Powerpoint presentation, podcast and video available


Coping with Deep Uncertainty: jellyfish, super-storms and nuclear stewardship

Date: Wednesday 15 March 2017 
Speaker: Professor Leonard Smith 
Podcast and video available 

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Learning from Complaints: the benefits to organisations of listening to uncomfortable truths

Date: Wednesday 22 March 2017 
Speakers: Dr Alex Gillespie, Dr Tom Reader 
Podcast available


Corporate Boards: facts and myths
Date: Thursday 15 January 2015 
Speaker: Professor Daniel Ferreira
Powerpoint presentation, podcast and video available

Neighbours, Peers and Educational Achievement
Date: Thursday 22 January 2015
Speaker: Professor Stephen Gibbons
Powerpoint presentation and podcast available

Better Growth, Better Climate: cities and the new climate economy
Date: Thursday 29 January 2015
Speakers: Graham Floater, Philipp Rode
Powerpoint presentations, podcast and video available

STAR: using visual economic models to engage stakeholders to increase value in the NHS
Date: Thursday 5 February 2015
Speakers: Dr Mara Airoldi, Professor Gwyn Bevan 
Powerpoint presentations and podcast available

Investor Protection in TTIP: fading democracy or new generation
Date: Thursday 12 February 2015
Speaker: Dr Jan Kleinheisterkamp
Podcast and video available

The Minimum Wage in the UK and Beyond
Date: Thursday 26 February 2015 
Speaker: Professor Alan Manning
Powerpoint presentation and podcast available

Beyond the Cold War: how summits shaped the new world order
Date: Thursday 5 March 2015   
Speaker: Dr Kristina Spohr
Podcast and video available

Changing Patterns of Inequality in the UK
Date: Thursday 12 March 2015  
Speakers: Professor John Hills, Dr Polly Vizard 
Powerpoint presentation, podcast and video available 

Making a Difference in Education: what the evidence says
Date: Wednesday 6 May 2015  
Speakers: Professor Robert Cassen, Professor Sandra McNally, Professor Anna Vignoles
Powerpoint presentation and podcast available 

Above the Parapet - Women in Public Life
Date: Wednesday 20 May 2015
Speaker: Dr Purna Sen
Podcast available 


The economic future of British cities: what should urban policy do? 
Date: Thursday 17 January 2013 
Speaker: Professor Henry G. Overman
Powerpoint presentation, podcast and video available

An App That Can Save Lives
Date: Thursday 24 January 2013
Speaker: Professor Eve Mitleton-Kelly
Powerpoint presentations, podcast and video available

Event Cancelled: Going Green: how cities are leading the next economy
Date: Thursday 7 February 2013 

The New Middle East: protest and revolution in the Arab world
Date: Thursday 21 February 2013
Speaker: Professor Fawaz Gerges
Podcast available 

Growing the Productivity of Government Services
Date: Thursday 28 February 2013 
Speakers: Leandro Carrera, Professor Patrick Dunleavy
Powerpoint presentation, podcast and video available

Franco’s Terror in a European Context: the Volksgemeinschaft that got away
Date: Thursday 14 March 2013    
Speaker: Professor Paul Preston
Podcast available 


How did London Get Away With it? The Recession and the North-South Divide
Date: Thursday 20 January 2011 
Speaker: Professor Ian Gordon, Alex Jones, Professor Henry G Overman, Hamish McRae
Powerpoint presentation, podcast and video available

Where is Future Growth Going to Come From?
Date: Thursday 17 February 2011
Speaker: Professor John Van Reenen
Powerpoint presentation, podcast and video available

Best Ideas: can fund managers beat the market?
Date: Thursday 24 February 2011
Speaker: Professor Christopher Polk
Lecture based paper available 

Human Security and EU Foreign Policy: Concepts, Impact, Implications
Date: Thursday 03 March 2011 
Speaker: Professor Mary Kaldor, Javier Solana
Podcast available

Britain: a country divided
Date: Thursday 03 March 2011
Speaker: Professor John Hills, Dr Polly Vizard
Powerpoint presentations and podcast available

The Low-Carbon Industrial Revolution
Date: Thursday 17 March 2011 
Speaker: Professor Lord Stern of Brentford
Powerpoint presentation available

A Vision of the Next Economy: from macro to metro
Date: Thursday 24 March 2011 
Speaker: Professor Ricky Burdett
Podcast and video available