2015 Media Coverage

Members of the department are regularly featured in the media, below is a selection of coverage for 2015:


  • Dalpiaz, E., Tracey, P., and Phillips, N. (2014): “Succession narratives in family business: the case of Alessi”. This paper was discussed in the article “Innovation and the art of story telling” in the on-line magazine “Business Family”:
  • The British Thoracic Society covered the “Examining the Role of Gamification and Use of mHealth Apps in the Context of Smoking Cessation: A Review of Extant Knowledge and Outlook” work by Sherwani, Yusuf, et al. Andreas B. Eisingerich in a press release.
  • Mirjam Tuk’s paper “The propagation of Self-Control: Self-Control in One Domain Simultaneously Improves Self-Control in Unrelated Domains” (Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 2015 (144), 639-654) was featured on a blog post by the editor Michael Inzlicht as “his favourite as editor” because “it is a model of transparency and a template for the kinds of things we should be seeing more of in our top journals”. The blog can be found here: http://sometimesimwrong.typepad.com/wrong/2015/11/guest-post-a-tale-of-two-papers.html
  • Comments from Mirabelle Muuls in The Guardian and The Financial Times about the new MSc in climate change, management and finance programme.


  • Nilesh Parmar and Andreas B. Eisingerich’s research on enhancing the customer experience at dentist clinics got featured in various dentistry-related social media and Imperial’s research blog “Afraid of Dentists? No More!”
  • Eisingerich, Andreas B. and colleagues’ Journal of Operations Management article on effective forecasting got featured by the University of Wisconsin research blog.
  • Rosa Sanchis-Guarner published a piece at an LSE blog:


  • Economic and Social Research Council journalist interviewed Sankalp Chaturvedi for his research work in India for magazine called “Britain 2016”.
  • The Daily Telegraph (22nd September 2015) reports on Professor Jonathan Haskel’s appointment as a panel member of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the City watchdog’s financial regulatory body. Jonathan will sit on the competition committees, as well as the Payments Systems Regulator’s (PSR) enforcement panel.
  • On the 10th of September, Mirabelle Muuls was on the homepage of Imperial College for my feature in the Grantham Institute’s Outlook publication: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/grantham/publications/institute-reviews/grantham-institute-outlook-2015-16.php


  • Professor Jonathan Haskel was quoted in the Financial Times on July 26th (“Focus falls on competition to boost UK productivity”).
  • Professor Tommaso Valletti’s research on the impact of the internet on voter turn-out during elections is mentioned in Il Corriere della Sera, Italy’s largest circulation daily newspaper. Tommaso was also interviewed about his research on Radio 24, the radio channel of Il Sole 24 Ore, Italy’s equivalent to the Financial Times


  • Richard Green had a letter in the FT: 11 August, “acknowledge and address renewables’ shortcomings”


  • Richard Green had a letter in the FT: 23 July, “Vested interests stand in the way of low-cost homes”
  • Article featuring James Barlow’s views on the innovation journey “Escaping the Valley of Death” featured in International Innovation, http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/launch.aspx?eid=4f8db149-72ac-4ad8-acb7-f38101274420
  • Auh, Seigyoung, Omar Merlo, Andreas Eisingerich “Is Transparency Good for Business?” Center for Services Leadership Blog, Arizona State University.
  • On Monday 15th June in the evening, Professor Jonathan Haskel was interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s Analysis programme, which examined the importance of services to the UK economy. The programme is available to listen again via BBC iplayer and the interview starts at approximately 7 minutes into the piece.
  • Dr Iain Staffell was quoted in International Business Times, as one of the contributors to a new report on climate change, Bridging The Gap which was released this week. According to the article, the report looks at how “the technology that is essential for the UK to meet its carbon targets is making little progress and will put both Britain and Europe far from their climate goals.” The new report “looks at what needs to happen to ramp up what is known as carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology to a point where it could be a key to help all of Europe meet its climate goals.” Dr Iain Staffell said: “’You could argue that nobody has made good ground on this. There is only one power station with CCS operating in Canada and two under construction in the US.” He pointed out that “the UK is leading the way in Europe, as we have three out of the four projects undergoing design studies. A decision on whether to invest in either of the main projects will be made in 2016.” International Business Times (IBTimes) delivers international business news to an audience of over 5 million people in the U.K. and 50 million people worldwide every month through its network of digital publishing platforms.
    La Repubblica, one of the largest Italian daily newspapers, carries a long article based on Professor Tommaso Valletti’s research on how the internet reduces electoral turnout. The article appears online and in the print edition of the newspaper (19th June). The article is in Italian, but Imperial College is plugged several times in addition to Tommaso’s recent blog on the same subject.
  • Professor Jonathan Haskel was quoted in the Financial Times on 13 July in a major article “Osborne experiments with wage rise in bid to boost productivity” Financial Times (p3) – “George Osborne’s decision to force up Britain’s minimum wage will make the labour market the guinea pig for an experiment that turns conventional economics on its head. Textbook macroeconomics says that higher productivity is the prerequisite for sustainable higher wages, since it is only when workers produce more output per hour that their employers can afford to pay them more. But in his pursuit of a ‘higher pay, higher productivity’ economy, the chancellor has bet that the opposite can also be true: that by forcing up the wages of millions of workers, he can push up their productivity too. Jonathan Haskel said ‘It would indeed jolt the economy into a new equilibrium but that would probably turn out to be a high productivity, low employment equilibrium, because it would just be prohibitively expensive to hire those sorts of workers…’That may not be the kind of equilibrium we want.'”


  • Seifert, Matthias, Enno Siemsen, Allegre Hadida, Andreas B. Eisingerich’s “Effective Judgmental Forecasting in the Context of Fashion Products“ published in Journal of Operations Management, received a feature piece “When to Forget the Rearview Mirror” in Harvard Business Review (print issue & online).
  • A team from Imperial College Business School has been chosen by the Health Foundation to be part of its Efficiency Research Programme. The award is for original research on system efficiency and value for money in health and social care. Led by Marisa Miraldo, Associate Professor in Health Economics and Carol Propper, Chair in Economics, the project looks at how the social networks of healthcare professionals, geographical distance and competition between hospitals influence the take-up of innovative cancer treatments in the UK.


  • Eisingerich, Andreas B. Sirens’ song? Why pre-election promises might say more about us than our politicians, Imperial Blog.
  • Ralf Martin was interviewed by the New Scientist; his election briefing for the CEP on climate change was also cited by the Guardian and the Carbon Brief blog.
  • Tommaso Valletti’s research on Internet & Politics was featured in the Imperial Business Blog.


  • Eisingerich, Andreas B. and Omar Merlo “The Benefits Performance Transparency: When, How, and Why?”, Management INK, Sage Research Blog.


  • Seifert, Matthias, Enno Siemens, Andreas B. Eisingerich’s accepted Journal of Operations Management article “Effective Forecasting in the Context of Fashion Products” received a feature piece in Harvard Business Review (forthcoming).
  • Iain Staffell and Richard Green’s research on the lifetime of wind farms was the subject of an article: “Wind Energy Output: Clearing the Air” published by The Energy Collective on the 15th of January: http://tinyurl.com/mg3ycyv


  • “Succession Narratives in Family Business: The Case of Alessi”, in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice 38, 2014 (Elena Dalpiaz, Paul Tracey, and Nelson Phillips) was the object of an article which appeared on Family Capital, an on-line publishing company specialized in family business. The article appeared on 11th of December (http://www.famcap.com/articles/2014/12/12/albert?rq=alessi).
  • Hattula, Johannes D. (2015): Defend Your Research: Putting Yourself in the Customer’s Shoes Doesn’t Work, Harvard Business Review, March 2015.


  • Richard Green was interviewed on the Today Programme at 06.15 (ugh) on December 19th, on the impact of lower oil prices on gas and electricity consumer prices


See more media coverage for 2016 and 2014