London School of Economics

London School of Economics (LSE) is a global, research-intensive social science university, providing innovative insights into the issues that are shaping our economic and social landscape By bringing together practitioners, policy-makers, businesses and academics, LSE is an institution where research is focused on some of the most intractable and pressing issues of our world and where ideas get translated into action.

The Centre for the Analysis of Time Series ​(CATS) brings together the expertise of internationally recognised statisticians and physical scientists who have a common interest in non-linear analysis. Research is focused on situations of economic and physical interest, and aims to promote awareness of the limitations of non-linear analysis and the dangers of confusing models with reality. CATS has considerable experience in modelling of complex systems, large scale simulation especially in decision making contexts. CATS works closely with both the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP) and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (GRI), both at LSE and chaired by Lord Nicholas Stern, with many staff involved in or leading programmes in all three centres/institutes. CATS also has close links with the Grantham Institute for Climate Change at Imperial College, London.

LSE Cities is an international centre at LSE that carries out research, education and outreach activities in London and abroad. Its mission is to study how people and cities interact in a rapidly urbanising world, focussing on how the design of cities impacts on society, culture and the environment. Through research, conferences, teaching and projects, the centre aims to shape new thinking and practice on how to make cities fairer and more sustainable for the next generation of urban dwellers, who will make up some 70 per cent of the global population by 2050