UPCOMING EVENT: How do we change the way we age? The Longevity Imperative by Andrew J. Scott

UPCOMING EVENT: On 19th March 2024, the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development will welcome Andrew J. Scott (Professor of Economics, London Business School) for the launch of his new book, The Longevity Imperative: Building a Better Society for Healthier, Longer Lives (2024). We live at a unique time in human history. For the first…

Shared Appointments Research Project Recognised in the Financial Times

Congratulations to Nazlı Sönmez (Assistant Professor of Management Science at ESMT Berlin, and London Business School PhD alumna), whose Wheeler Institute-funded research on shared medical appointments has been highly commended in The Financial Times’ research awards. The awards acknowledge research that addresses vital and sometimes overlooked societal and environmental issues. ‘Evidence from the First Shared Medical Appointments (SMAs) Randomised Controlled…

Call for Proposals

Applications are now closed. We are calling for cutting-edge research proposals from LBS faculty, post-doctoral students, research fellows and PhD students from year 1. This particular Call for Proposals is being supported by the Sui Foundation, and we encourage and support research at the intersection of business and development, with a particular emphasis on technology…

The Sui Foundation gives $1 million gift to the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development

Pioneering Layer 1 blockchain Sui has made a $1 million contribution to the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development to support our mission in new and exciting ways. This donation is a part of London Business School’s ambitious and transformational £200 million fundraising campaign, Forever Forward. The Sui Foundation is a pioneering blockchain, responsible for a wide range of…

Populism: Then and Now

On 27 September 2023, the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) had the pleasure of hosting Sergei Guriev, Provost and Professor of Economics at Sciences Po, and  Andrés Velasco, Dean of the School of Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science, at London Business School.…

African History through the Lens of Economics lecture series wins EEA Award for Innovation in Teaching

We are incredibly proud to announce that the African History through the Lens of Economics lecture series has been awarded the European Economic Association’s Award for Innovation in Teaching. The EEA aims to contribute to the development and application of economics, improve communication and exchange between educators, researchers, and students in economics in different countries,…

Anatolia Imprints: Chronicling the Lasting Legacy of Greek Refugees from Asia Minor

At the crossroads of history, where displacement and the repercussions of refugee flows intersect with economic, political, and social dynamics, the Refugees of the Mediterranean research project, led by Elias Papaioannou, Co-Academic Director of the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development and Professor of Economics at London Business School, and Stelios Michalopoulos, Eastman Professor of Economics at Brown University,…

Religion and educational mobility in Africa: A landmark study published in ‘Nature’

Education has long been recognized as a key driver of development and empowerment in Africa. However, the impact of religion on educational mobility has remained a topic of concern and debate. In a landmark study published in Nature, called Religion and educational mobility in Africa, Elias Papaioannou, Alberto Alesina, Sebastian Hohmann, and Stelios Michalopoulos, supported…