Applications are now closed. Our annual PhD award is a prestigious recognition of cutting-edge research that highlights the merit of the individual PhD student’s academic focus. The award identifies and celebrates research at the intersection of business and development that can have a ‘real world’ impact, particularly in developing countries. This call is open to […]
Category Archives: Research
“Voice of the Village” a collaboration with Dharma Life, Siriti and the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development. The Voice of the Village is a series of conversations on issues that affect those living in rural communities in India – inviting a wide breadth of stakeholders to collaborate and build solutions together. The fourth event […]
Do we know how many African fintech companies have reached scale? Scale is often deemed a yardstick of success by investors, policy makers and practitioners. So it follows that we should be able to answer this question, right? However, this is not as simple as it may seem. There is established knowledge in academia on […]
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.
Alp Sungu, a PhD student at London Business School, joined Tanisha Garg, MBA 2021, to discuss his research supported by the Wheeler Institute on malnutrition in rural India. Alp hopes to find a way to reduce malnutrition’s prominence through incentive structuring with his two co-authors, Ali Aouad and Kamalini Ramdas.
Tanner Regan has recently joined the Wheeler Institute as a Research Fellow and spoke to us about his work and the challenges and opportunities he sees for development in the region.
How has the pandemic affected rural health? On the one hand, we must ensure that lives are saved, yet, people’s livelihoods also need to be maintained so that they can have food on the table.
Wheeler Institute project team contributes to the development of knowledge piece on Sustainable Investment Clusters
Demonstrating how Investment Clusters and Special Economic Zones can be used to drive sustainable and inclusive growth
The Jaya Alliance, a movement to empower rural women in India, build skills and create livelihoods.