Africa's turn? Socioeconomic and business trends in the continent

Rethinking Capitalism with Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee

Professors Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee – winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty – discuss findings from their latest book “Good Economics for Hard Times” with Professor Elias Papaioannou, Co-Academic Director of the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development.

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Africa's turn? Socioeconomic and business trends in the continent

Africa's turn? Socioeconomic and business trends in the continent

In a conversation moderated by Eliana La Ferrara, Nicholas Hughes OBE and Leonard Wantchekon – address the future of business in Africa through an examination of economic growth, politics, education and cultural change in the region.

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Health Equity: Implications for Developing and Developed Countries

Health Equity: Implications for Developing and Developed Countries

A timely conversation with Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan and Kamalini Ramdas covering healthcare inequity across low-income countries and its consequences for all. Moderated by Elias Papaioannou, co-Academic Director of the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development.

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Virtual learning for improved livelihoods: Lessons from female micro entrepreneurs

The use of digital technologies has substantially increased with the pandemic, serving as a lifeline for education, health, livelihood and so much more. Virtual learning has become a reality: one that extends to women in rural India. Join us as we bring together female entrepreneurs from rural India with technologists from Accenture and Amazon to […]

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Education for all, occupational choice and business formation in Africa

Elias Papaioannou, Professor of Economics at London Business School (LBS), with his colleagues, Stellos Michalopoulous, Associate Professor of Economics at Brown University and Tosrten Figueiredo Walter, Assistant Professor of Economics at New York University Abu Dhabi is examining the success of school expenditure in terms of economic payoff in post-independence Africa. In a conversation with LBS Africa Club President, Themba Muchaneta, Professor Papaioannou expounds on the objectives of his research and discusses some of the preliminary findings.

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COVID-19: A beacon for international solidarity

Professors Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee – who won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty – discuss findings from their latest book “Good Economics for Hard Times” with Professor Elias Papaioannou, Co-Academic Director of the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development and Professor of Economics at London Business School.

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The economics of sex: why the Mexico City policy must be aborted to allow women to prosper

As 2021 takes shape and we celebrate the inauguration of the Joe Biden and his deputy, Kamala Harris, we can start to look back and critique many of the decisions of the Trump administration – an administration often described as tumultuous, and littered with rollbacks of rules and policies designed to protect Earth’s most vulnerable. […]

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