Welcome to the Economic and Social Cohesion Laboratory in London

 

Since 1992, the Esoc-Lab has engaged in research, evaluation and consulting.

Economic and social cohesion 


Founded at the London School of Economics, Esoc-Lab has been in the forefront of research to promote economic and social cohesion throughout the European Union (EU), the Balkans, Middle East and Latin America. Esoclab has pioneered scholarly works and publications on development and cohesion policies.   More...

Governance and institutional performance

 

Esoc-Lab has broken new ground in research to improve the quality of multi-level governance and increase institutional performance. Research projects have successfully expanded upon and incorporated the concept of ‘social capital’ that the core team had contributed to develop.  More...

 

EU policy and programme evaluation

 

Esoc-Lab has a distinguished track record in evaluation through its many projects on the economic and social impact of EU policies and programmes. Innovations in the multi-method approach, incorporating econometric modelling, survey and other methods, are a key feature of these projects. More...

 

Territorial analysis

 

The Esoc-Lab’s track record also covers projects on territorial assessment, estimating the potentials of explicit as well as implicit assets of national, regional and local territorial levels. In these projects Esoc-Lab has also been an innovator in the development of new methodologies.   More...

 

Programme development

 

Esoc-Lab provides consulting services to international, national, regional and local development agencies and community organizations. Its expertise in programme formulation and implementation combines methodological skills with professional experience in development planning. More...

 

Investment opportunities

 

Esoc-Lab through its consulting services helps investors interested in investment projects in European, Mediterranean, and Latin American countries. Through its network of associates, it offers expertise in territorial risk assessment and technical assistance in project development and project financing. More...

 

Expert advise for media

 

Esoc-Lab is sought for consulting services by media on the European Union, Member States, and Mediterranean countries. The expert advise it offers is on: political, economic and social developments, elites,  and adopted policies as well as on their implications and prospects.  More...

Public engagement

 

Esoc-Lab's work is presented at scholarly and professional conferences. Esoc-Lab also engages in academic lectures and public debates, thereby fulfilling its commitment to making an additional contribution to society. It participates in events organized by economic, social, environmental and professional associations, not for profit citizen groups, and public agencies.  More...