Tom Kirk

Tom is GP's Online Editor and researcher at the London School of Economics and Political Science. 

Post Archive

21 August 2018
Francesca Rhodes, Oxfam’s Gender Policy Adviser on campaigns, policy and influencing. The aid sector’s sexual exploitation and abuse crisis  put into stark spotlight the unequal…
20 August 2018
Crime and Global Justice: The Dynamics of International Punishment by Daniele Archibugi and Alice Pease. Polity Press. 2018. In Crime and Global Justice: The Dynamics of…
17 August 2018
Since the resignation of Boris Johnson and David Davis, ostensibly in response to Theresa May’s Chequers plan for the next phase of Brexit negotiations, many have quite…
16 August 2018
Marie Curie Research Fellow, Alexander Krauss, explains why despite social and medical sciences depending on randomised control trials, they face more biases than…
15 August 2018
Odette Chalaby introduces a new award for advocates on gender equality. Some advocates for gender equality — think Justin Trudeau, Malala Yousafzai and Julia Gillard, former…
14 August 2018
Giovanni Federico and Antonio Tena-Junguito introduce findings from a new research project on historical trade data. Since 2007, the apparently unstoppable growth of world trade…
13 August 2018
A new scientific paper proposing a scenario of unstoppable climate change has gone viral, thanks to its evocative description of a “Hothouse Earth”. Much of the media coverage…
10 August 2018
Lukas Schlogl and Andy Sumner continue their special series of blogs on the future of economic development, work, and wages in developing countries. Here they look at the…
09 August 2018
Oxfam's Ed Cairns on how advocates of international humanitarian law have started getting excited about culture and norms. Do we need to get used to war? That’s the frightening…
08 August 2018
The space race between the USA and Russia started with a beep from the Sputnik satellite exactly 60 years ago (October 4, 1957) and ended with a handshake in space just 18 years…
06 August 2018
In a recent open letter on The Guardian Online, fifteen leading economists, argue that relying on randomised control trials to guide aid spending will lead to short-term,…
03 August 2018
Trade wars have an interesting way of revealing cultural stereotypes. Countries often propose tariffs not on the most valuable items in their trading relationships – since that…
02 August 2018
Branko Milanovic explores a recent paper that argues US market income inequality is generally greater than in other rich countries and that the American state …
01 August 2018
Rufus Pollock argues that the software, algorithms and protocols on which the tech giants run should be made open and free for anyone to use. Google’s recent record €4.3 billion…