Monthly Archives: August 2014

LSHTM Library & Archives Service are now on Facebook

  It is now possible to follow the latest news and developments in the Library on Facebook. The Library has created a fan page on the popular social media site ( that provides regular updated information on services, new publications … Continue reading

Applying behavioural economics to public policy

by Saugato Datta, Vice President, ideas42 Behavioural economics studies human behaviour in all its messy complexity. Its practitioners pay attention to all manner of things that standard neoclassical economics ignores (or waves away as unimportant: the context in which decisions … Continue reading

Top 5 downloaded papers from LSHTM Research Online – July 2014

  Image caption: Mathematics photo by Robert Scarth on Flickr. License: CC-BY-SA 2.0 Last month LSHTM Research Online had another month of high downloads with over 19,000  full text papers being downloaded. This month the top three downloading countries were … Continue reading

Sir Ronald Ross’ poem to mark the start of the First World War, ‘Black August, 1914’

  On 14th August 1914, Britain officially entered the conflict that became known as the First World War. Sir Ronald Ross marked the occasion by writing a poem about the event which resonates with the spirit of the eve-of-war remarks … Continue reading