Newsletter Online July 2011

Issue no. 150

This provides links to selected items from issue no.150, July 2010. It is part of a continuing project to make available selected material from issues before no.156, January 2012.


RES Annual Conference, 2010
The Society’s Annual Conference was held this year at the University of Surrey, from 29th to31st March. John O’Sullivan of the Economist prepared this report.

New LSE blog questions UK budgetary policy
From late March to late May 2010 the LSE’s Election Experts blog provided a forum for LSE experts (and others) to discuss evidence relating to the themes of the general election. Following the success of that temporary initiative, the LSE has now established a permanent facility called British Politics and Policy at LSE.1 The key aim is still to make available serious social science analysis in an accessible and highly relevant way. In a recent blog, John Van Reenen argues that the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer’s recent austerity budget risks causing serious damage to the UK economy.


Letter from Germany: Old Problem - News Crisis
In his latest letter, Ray Rees looks at the scandalous developments surrounding the Bavarian State Bank which he sees as a warning of what can happen when banks are run as public enterprises.

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