Category Archives: COVID-19 series

Turkey’s economy… the last two decades

One year on, how has Turkey performed during the COVID-19 crisis? The Wheeler Institute for Business and Development invited Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan – Neil Moskowitz Professor of Economics and Finance University of Maryland – back to share her views on the Turkish government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis over the past year, and her hopes for […]

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Russia: a brief history and the prolonged impact of COVID-19

One year on, how has the Russian Government performed during the COVID-19 crisis? The Wheeler Institute for Business and Development invited Sergei Guriev – Professor of Economics at Sciences Po – to share his views on the state of the economy, politics and business in Russia before discussing the government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis […]

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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 […]

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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.

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“The pandemic will pass, but understanding and maximising the role that firms and business leaders can play in the developing world will remain a key objective throughout society”

My intention this Easter was to work as a Project Officer with the Wheeler Institute in Bachok District, north-east Malaysia, on an initiative with the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. I applied to this position eager to use my newly acquired skills from the London Business School MBA programme to support the launch of a humanitarian emergency field school.

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Behavioural responses during a pandemic: implications for UK exit strategies

Rajesh Chandy, Co-Academic Director of the Wheeler Institute, hosted Andrea Galeotti, Professor of Economics at London Business School and Flavio Toxvaerd, Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge and Alum of London Business School to discuss behavioural responses to COVID-19 in the UK and how it might shape future policy interventions. Key Takeaways: Using […]

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