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Archive for February, 2009

Trials & new eresources

By Kieron L Jones, on 26 February 2009

Please visit the Electronic Resources Blog to see announcements on the latest trials and new eresources.  Recent highlights include:

  • 17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers
  • British Periodicals Online
  • Gender and language

Recent acquisitions

By Kieron L Jones, on 20 February 2009

Barack Obama book cover Barack Obama and the future of American politics / Paul Street.
Boulder : London : Paradigm, c2009.
PUBLIC POLICY E 901 STR

Women and British party politics : descriptive, substantive and symbolic representation / Sarah Childs.
London : Routledge, 2008.
PUBLIC POLICY HQ 1391 CHI

Parliament’s watchdogs : at the crossroads / edited by Oonagh Gay, Barry K. Wintrobe.
London : Constitution Unit, Department of Political Science, UCL, 2008.
PUBLIC POLICY QUARTOS JN 508 GAY

The institutions of the enlarged European Union : continuity and change / edited by Edward Best, Thomas Christiansen, Pierpaolo Settembri.
Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, c2008.
PUBLIC POLICY HC 240 BES

The megacorp and oligopoly : micro foundations of macro dynamics / Alfred S. Eichner.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
ECONOMICS D 15 EIC

Keynes for the twenty-first century : the continuing relevance of The general theory / edited by Matthew Forstater, L. Randall Wray.
New York ; Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
ECONOMICS D 20 FOR

Innovation for a low carbon economy : economic, institutional and management approaches / edited by Timothy J. Foxon, Jonathan Köhler, Christine Oughton.
Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, c2008.
ECONOMICS N 35 FOX

Local development benefits from staging global events / Greg Clark.
Paris : OECD, c2008.
ECONOMICS N 440 CLA

LSE Public Events

By Kieron L Jones, on 10 February 2009

Monday 16 February, 6.30-8.00pm
Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Political Reform in the Gulf States
Speaker: Abdullah Bishara
Chair: Dr. Christian Ulrichsen
Significant political reform processes are underway in all six member-states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).  In this lecture the first Secretary-General of the GCC will relfect on their progress and future prospects.
Abdullah Bishara was Secretary-General of GCC from 1981-93.
Information: events@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 6043

Tuesday 17 February, 6.30-8pm
Old Theatre, Old Building
The Global Economic Crisis – Meeting the Challenge
Speaker: Prof. Tim Besley, Prof. Francesco Caselli, Prof. Chris Pissarides, Prof. Danny Quah
Chair: Prof. Lord Richard Layard
A panel discussion on the current global economic crisis: its origins, transmission, and possible impact and resolution.
Tim Besley, Francesco Caselli, Chris Pissarides and Danny Quah are all economics professors at LSE.
Information: events@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 6043

Wednesday 18 February, 1.05-2pm
U8, Tower 1
Thinking Like a Social Scientist: public economics and pub economics
Speaker: Nicholas Barr
In this lunchtime series of lectures, a selection of LSE’s academics from across the spectrum of the social sciences explain the latest thinking on how social scientists work to address the critical problems of the day.
Nicholas Barr is professor of public economics at LSE and the author of numerous books and articles on the economics of the welfare state and the finance of higher education.
Information: events@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 6043

Launch of Economists Online

By Kieron L Jones, on 4 February 2009

Economists Online Economists Online aims to increase the worldwide visibility of economics research. It is a cross-searchable portal with a focus on quality economics research results. The portal offers faceted search technology and includes the individual profiles of hundreds of leading authors and their comprehensive publication lists, with links to many full texts free of charge. Over 300 researchers from 6 top economics institutions (The London School of Economics, Tilburg University, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Maastricht University, Université Libre de Bruxelles and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) are currently feeding this first phase of the service.

Economists Online will act as a showcase for researchers and their Departments / Schools / Institutions, and in the second phase the service will grow to cover access to the direct research results of over 800 researchers in some 20 prestigious economics institutions (e.g. the universities of Oxford, Warwick and Carlos III Madrid). Additional functionality will include: full text searching, automated enrichment of bibliographies with JEL codes and metadata of references using text mining technology, multilingual JEL browsing in English, French, German and Spanish, multilingual searching (e.g. search in French and find English publications), RSS feeds and usage statistics.

Research from the UCL Department of Economics will be available from the finished version of the portal in the autumn. Economists Online is available at: www.economistsonline.org

Recent acquisitions

By Kieron L Jones, on 3 February 2009

Econopower book cover Econopower : how a new generation of economists is transforming the world / Mark Skousen.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2008.
ECONOMICS A 12 SKO

The ABCs of RBCs : an introduction to dynamic macroeconomic models / George McCandless.
Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 2008.
ECONOMICS F 11 MCC

Developing countries and the WTO : policy approaches / edited by Gary P. Sampson and W. Bradnee Chambers.
Tokyo : United Nations University Press, c2008.
ECONOMICS H 35 SAM

Stock market liquidity : implications for market microstructure and asset pricing / François-Serge Lhabitant.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2008.
ECONOMICS J 10 LHA

The rise of the global imaginary : political ideologies from the French Revolution to the global war on terror / Manfred B. Steger.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
PUBLIC POLICY JA 83 STE

Revolution! : South America and the rise of the new left / Nikolas Kozloff.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
PUBLIC POLICY JL 1860 KOZ

Governing international labour migration : current issues, challenges and dilemmas / edited by Christina Gabriel
London : Routledge, 2008.
PUBLIC POLICY HD 6300 GAB

Party competition between unequals : strategies and electoral fortunes in Western Europe / Bonnie M. Meguid.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
PUBLIC POLICY JN 94 MEG