Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK


Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, UK


The Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE), established in October 1997, is a multi- disciplinary research centre located within the Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD) at the London School of Economics and Political Science. The focus of research undertaken in CASE is on the exploration of different dimensions of social disadvantage, particularly from longitudinal and neighbourhood perspectives, and examination of the impact of public policy. CASE’s research has always had a strong policy focus. Publications can be downloaded from its internet site

Tasks assigned:

CASE and ISER will lead work package 7.

Previous experience:

CASE has been involved in a number of international collaborations, including currently GINI (Growing inequalities Impacts, FP7 2010-2013) and the Weak Market Cities programme/City Reformers’ Network (with funding from French and German governments and UK sources). Members were involved in LoWER (FP6, 1996-2008), the development of the EUROMOD initiative, and in work on the implications of differences in housing and health care systems for international comparisons of income distribution and poverty rates for EUROSTAT.

Staff involved in the project:

Professor John Hills
Professor of Social Policy and Director of CASE.  He has an MSc in Economics is a Fellow of the British Academy and a CBE. His research interests include inequalities in income and wealth, the distributional impacts of public policy, social security, pensions and housing finance.  He conducted an independent review of the measurement of fuel poverty for the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (2011-2012). was Chair of the UK National Equality Panel (2008-2010) and one of three members of the UK Pensions Commission (2003-2006).  He is on the Advisory Committee of the GINI, Growing Inequalities Impacts Programme.

Abigail McKnight