Join us for the 2nd event in the Voice-of-the-Village roundtable series, in which we will launch the Jaya Alliance for livelihood opportunities among rural women.
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Wheeler Institute project team collaborates with Dharma Life to transform their model in response to COVID-19
You can see the last time we posted about this project was announcing the project here. COVID-19 has affected many people in many ways in 2020. Geric and I are very lucky that the biggest personal impact has been that our post MBA employment was delayed by six months. When this happened in May, I […]
Dharma Life’s Pivot: How a social enterprise is empowering women entrepreneurs and transforming its model in response to COVID-19
COVID-19 poses an immense threat to the people of rural India. This is the case both immediately as a health and wellbeing concern and in the longer term as development issues fail to progress due to a shift in focus and funding. Approximately 400 million people working in the informal economy in India are at risk of falling deeper into poverty due to this crisis. This devastating impact on livelihood could take the lives of more Indians than the disease itself.
In this webinar Professor Daron Acemoğlu, Professor of Economics at MIT and Professor Andrew J Scott, an Economics Professor at London Business School and author of ‘The New Long Life’, discussed where we are currently heading with technology, what the likely impact will be on jobs and what needs to be done at an individual, corporate and government level to ensure that technological achievement delivers true technological progress for society.
Rebecca Henderson, John and Natty McArthur University Professor from Harvard University joined LBS Professor, Ioannis Ioannou to discuss her latest book “Reimagining Capitalism In a World on Fire” and consider how capitalism needs to be reformed and some of the implications of COVID-19 on the global economic system.
Professor Thomas Philippon, Stern School of Business NYU, discussed his latest publication The Great Reversal: How America Gave Up on Free Markets, where he argues that many key problems of the American economy are due not to the flaws of capitalism or the inevitabilities of globalisation but to the concentration of corporate power.
The Wheeler Institute and LBS Economics have joined the Economics Observatory (ECO), a collective and cross-institutional initiative by the major UK research institutions to answer questions from policy-makers and the public about the economics of the Covid-19 crisis and the recovery.
The Wheeler Institute is undertaking research in the Alexandra Township, to understand the impact on entrepreneurs who have engaged with MBA students participating in the Johannesburg, Global Business Experience.
The Wheeler Institute engages in new research: Measuring the Impact of the COVID-19 on Rural Indian Households
Developing insights of life in rural India during and after COVID-19 This project will develop an observatory of life in rural India during and after the COVID-19 crisis; this involves collecting data from villagers about their health, livelihoods, information sources, and social interactions. Utilising Dharma Life’s existing network, 1500 individuals across 7 states (Bihar, […]