Category Archives: Geography

Hunger could kill more people than 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 Oriana Bandiera, Italian economist and academic and Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, specialising in development economics, to discuss how her research in Bangladesh relating to the Ebola outbreak might have lessons for other developing economies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Coronavirus pandemic is an opportunity for us to decide what sort of world we want to build

Kamalini Ramdas, Professor of Management Science and Operations; Deloitte Chair in Innovation and Entrepreneurship was joined in conversation with Professor Muhammad Yunus, Bangladeshi social entrepreneur, banker, economist, and civil society leader and ”the world’s banker to the poor”, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 and founder of the Grameen Bank.

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The crisis has profound risks for Putin’s leadership, which has not been decisive or generous enough taking action against COVID-19

How has the Russian Government performed during the COVID-19 crisis and what steps do they need to take to support people and the economy? Elias Papaioannou was joined in conversation with Sergei Guriev, Professor of Economics at Sciences Po, to discuss how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting Russia.

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The Coronavirus pandemic will be an opportunity to make the South African economy more fair and reduce inequalities

How is the crisis impacting the South African economy and how can business leaders be part of the solution to the coronavirus crisis? Rajesh Chandy was joined in conversation with Nick Binedell, Founding Director and Sasol Chair of Strategic Management of the Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria for the Wheeler Institute COVID-19 series.

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How the pandemic has accelerated changes to consumption patterns and employment in China

What will it take to get consumption back to pre-Coronavirus levels, and how will it have changed as a result of the pandemic? Rajesh Chandy was joined in conversation with Juliet Zhu, Professor of Marketing and director of the Social Innovation and Business for Good Centre in Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business for the Wheeler Institute COVID-19 series.

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A one size fits all approach to information sharing will not lead to the behavioural change required to prevent the spread of 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 Imran Rasul, Professor of Economics at University College London, to discuss how public health authorities can effectively relay information during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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