Category Archives: Research

Companies need to use their comparative advantage to serve society

How can businesses become more responsible and serve the society they exist in? Elias Papaioannou, Professor of Economics at London Business School and Co-Academic Director of the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development was joined in conversation with Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance at London Business School and Academic Director of the Centre for Corporate […]

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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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The benefits of accelerated vaccine development ‘are bigger than we can wrap our minds around’

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 Christopher Snyder, Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College, to discuss how an advanced market commitment could help speed the development of a vaccine for COVID-19.

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The gender implications of COVID-19

What is the impact of COVID-19 on women’s participation in the workforce? 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 Matthias Doepke, Professor of Economics at Northwestern, to discuss how the pandemic is affecting family economics. While previous […]

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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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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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