Category Archives: Geography

UK Firms and COVID-19: survival, management and strategy

Spotlight on the UK economy: A Wheeler Institute webinar series Julian Birkinshaw, Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at London Business School and John Van Reenen, Professor of Management and Economics at MIT Sloan and the London School of Economics, were hosted by  Rajesh Chandy, Co-Academic Director of the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development, to […]

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Developing countries need to take their own approach when reacting to COVID-19

Elias Papaioannou, Professor of Economics at London Business School and Academic Director of the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development was joined in conversation with Mushfiq Mobarak, Professor of Economics at Yale, with concurrent appointments at Yale School of Management and the Department of Economics, to discuss how different factors mean that countries have to adapt the policy measures they are taking to limit the impact of the pandemic.

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Africa should use this opportunity to prepare for the next pandemic 

Elias Papaioannou, Academic Director of the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development was joined in conversation with Leonard Wantchekon, Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, as well as Associated Faculty in Economics, to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the African continent, and consider the steps policymakers need to take to take as a result of the pandemic.

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Could fear caused by COVID-19 affect voting behaviour?

How will the pandemic change political messaging and voter intention? Elias Papaioannou, Professor of Economics at London Business School and Academic Director of the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development was joined in conversation with Ruben Durante, ICREA Research Professor at UPF, Affiliated Professor of the Barcelona GSE, research affiliate of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), and Associate Editor of the Journal of the European Economic […]

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The reaction to the Coronavirus crisis will have more consequences and touch more lives than the trigger

How much of an impact is COVID-19 going to have on the world? Elias Papaioannou, Professor of Economics at London Business School and Academic Director of the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development was joined in conversation with Moisés Naím, an internationally-syndicated columnist and best-selling author, including The End of Power, as well as Venezuela’s […]

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The need for accurate economic data is on a par with having accurate medical data during the pandemic

How can we quickly and accurately measure the macroeconomic shock brought about by COVID-19? Elias Papaioannou, Professor of Economics at London Business School and Academic Director of the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development was joined in conversation with Paolo Surico, Professor of Economics at London Business School, to discuss the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Economists are reliant on household consumption data to provide insights related to the impact of […]

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