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Does LSE have a rival school?

Oxford and Cambridge have an ancient rivalry that spans eons....

UCL and KCL have a strong rivalry involving funny incidents such as the UCL students castrating the KCL lion and KCL students literally kicking the crap out of UCL's beloved founder.
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Yep, the big international LSE rival is the University of Chicago-the hot spot of American social science...There's always been a kind of rivalry with Imperial: both are specialists, both are the British leaders in their respective fields, both are very international, both are part of London University and the G5 and the Russell Group etc...

On the other hand there are collaborative arrangements between them, dormant at the moment after the backlash that followed Imperial's failed tie up with UCL..

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(Original post by ReturnofGnostic)
Traditionally, LSE and Cambridge have been rivals in economics and philosophy. There is, for example, the infamous 10-minute meeting between LSE's Popper and Cambridge's Wittgenstein that led to Russell apologising to Popper for Wittgenstein's very rude behaviour.
Well pointed out. There was a huge Cambridge-LSE economics debate in the thirties. Cambridge, with Keynes, won in the short term, LSE ,with Hayek and Robbins, won in the long term (ie Thatcherism)-the memory of which should help to kill off the Red LSE myth-it was the Cambridge economics dept that was always to the left.


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Didn't know that about LSE's rivalry with University of Chicago......learn something new everyday

University of Chicago is a damn good school and is definitely one of America's best. My friend had an offer to do his phd in geochemistry over there, but he decided to go to Cornell instead.

Could you explain a little more about how University of Chicago role as the American hot spot of social science......never heard of the school in that light. They do have a damn good law school....and are good at pretty much everything

I don't think there is a school in the US that is like LSE. Big time specialist schools are either liberal arts school (Amherst, Williams) that focus on humanities, institutes of technology (Cal Tech, MIT, Harvey Mudd) that focus on science, or service academies that are military oriented (West Point, Air Force, Naval Academy).
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(Original post by W.A.S Hewins)
Yep, the big international LSE rival is the University of Chicago-the hot spot of American social science...There's always been a kind of rivalry with Imperial: both are specialists, both are the British leaders in their respective fields, both are very international, both are part of London University and the G5 and the Russell Group etc...

On the other hand there are collaborative arrangements between them, dormant at the moment after the backlash that followed Imperial's failed tie up with UCL..

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I dont know about how good Uni Of Chicago is for Social Sciences in general. But I know about their Economics department...and i have to say LSE is no where near Chicago for Economics. They r Way Ahead of LSE...Ofcourse thats because they have more funding for research...

I agree with u LSE and Imperial have always been fighting for the 3rd spot.
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I dont know about how good Uni Of Chicago is for Social Sciences in general. But I know about their Economics department...and i have to say LSE is no where near Chicago for Economics. They r Way Ahead of LSE...Ofcourse thats because they have more funding for research...

I agree with u LSE and Imperial have always been fighting for the 3rd spot.
I think funding is a big thing for American schools. Both top public and private schools get a lot money through government and private research. Plus charging much higher tuition also helps....
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did Friedman not spend some time at Chicago or have I got my wires crossed.......I know Krugman is at Chicago and he's virtually applied economics to everything possible ..winning a Nobel prize in the process.....
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did Friedman not spend some time at Chicago or have I got my wires crossed.......I know Krugman is at Chicago and he's virtually applied economics to everything possible ..winning a Nobel prize in the process.....

Friedman was at Chicago, he's now at Stanford. As for Krugman he's just moved from MIT to Princeton.
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that certainly clarifies things...thx........how old is Krugman? ...ive always assumed he was quite young...im probably wrong again....
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Krugman is not very ancient,as economists go, he also has quite strong LSE connections, and always seems to be visiting the LSE econ dept.
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wow....i might get to meet the great man himself some time......
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[QUOTE=W.A.S Hewins]the University of Chicago-the hot spot of American social science...QUOTE]

I always thought Harvard was the best place to study Economics in the US. Their president, Larry Summers, was Secratery of the Treasury under Clinton, and you can often see his signature on American notes. They have around 60 Economics professors, many of whom are leaders in their fields. In addition, a PhD from Harvard Business School is probably the most prestigious degree on the planet.
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