Archive for June, 2013

World Review

By Kieron L Jones, on 28 June 2013

World Review is a free-access online publication that provides insight and analysis on global events, covering issues in economics, politics, energy and defence & security.

 In addition to stand-alone reports we often publish series of reports that cover a major theme (such as cyber security, shale gas, China in Africa, and Rare Earth Elements) to provide a comprehensive overview for the reader.

All of our content is written by leading global experts who play active roles in top universities, think tanks, intelligence services, as government advisors and in business. You can find out more information about our experts here: http://www.worldreview.info/experts

Geopolitical Information Service (GIS) was founded in 2011 by H.S.H. Prince Michael of Liechtenstein, a widely-recognised entrepreneur and expert in the field of global geopolitics and economics. He is President of the European Centre ofAustrian Economics Foundation (ECAEF), a liberal think-tank based in Liechtenstein as well as co-founder of several other international think-tanks. GIS publishes the Geopolitical Information Service and World Review websites.”

Spending review

By Kieron L Jones, on 28 June 2013

Chancellor George Osborne announced details of the 2015-16 Spending Round on 26 June 2013.

On Thursday 27 June, the day after the Spending Round, the Institute for Fiscal Studies held a lunchtime briefing at The Building Centre, Store Street, London. The presentation provided an opportunity to hear a considered view of the Chancellor’s announcements from Institute staff.

Presentations from the briefing can be downloaded here

Access to History & SPP reading room collections

By Kieron L Jones, on 26 June 2013

“There is filming planned in the Main Library next week. There will be set up on Wed 3rd July which should not affect access to material. On Thurs 4th July there will be set up and filming taking place in the History corridor and Dutch. This will mean we have to close the doors at the beginning of the history corridor onwards for the day. A book fetching service will be available.  Fri 5th July will be breakdown which will not restrict access in the History corridor and further filming in Dutch. Sat 6th July there is further filming in Dutch. Fri and Sat only Dutch/Celtic will be closed off.”

Recent acquisitions

By Kieron L Jones, on 6 June 2013

Macroeconomics at the service of public policy / edited by Thomas J. Sargent, Jouko Vilmunen. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.

Findlay, Mark. Contemporary challenges in regulating global crises / Mark Findlay. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Executive remuneration and employee performance-related pay : a transatlantic perspective / edited b Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.

Mulgan, Geoff. The locust and the bee : predators and creators in capitalism’s future / Geoff Mulgan. Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2013.

Olson, Gary L. Empathy imperiled : capitalism, culture, and the brain / Gary Olson. New York ; London : Springer, c2013.

Bjarnegård, Elin. Gender, informal institutions and political recruitment : explaining male dominance in parliamentary Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Autonomy and regulation : coping with agencies in the modern state / edited by Tom Christensen, Per Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, c2006.

Smith, Catherine F. (Catherine Findley), 1942- Writing public policy : a practical guide to communicating in the policy-making process / Catherine Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2013.

Event: The politics of central banking

By Kieron L Jones, on 4 June 2013

The politics of central banking – accountability and independence in a complex world


Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre | Wilkins Building ( Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student

Speaker information:

Sir John Gieve, Visiting Professor, UCL School of Public Policy

Sir John Gieve, Former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England will give his Inaugural Lecture in his role of visiting Professor at UCL .

The authority and independence of Central Banks had probably never been higher than in 2007 when the financial crisis derailed the Western economy. Five years on they have emerged with additional powers and with their independence confirmed and it is governments which take the flak for languishing economies. Have we got the balance of powers and responsibilities between Banks and Governments right? In a world where inflation targeting has come under question and new economic policies are being developed, what sort of Central Bank independence is appropriate and possible?

Register to attend
School of Public Policy Seminar Series


Alexandra Skinner
+44 (0)20 7679 4999 | alexandra.skinner@ucl.ac.uk

China Data Online

By Kieron L Jones, on 4 June 2013

We have a trial to China Data Online until 18th June 2013.  “China Data Online is a primary data source for China studies.  It includes China Statistical Databases, China Census Databases and China Spatial Data Service (China Geo-Explorer); it provides access to the various statistical yearbooks published by the National Bureau of Statistics of China, comprehensive statistics, and Census data of economy and population at national, provincial, city, county, and township levels.”