Infrastructure has long been seen as one of the most important vehicles of economic stimulus and a driver of growth for the developing world. However, measuring the impact and understanding of those who benefit most has always been challenging.
“Advances in machine learning and data mining techniques can help us better understand drivers of economic growth.” Shikhar Singla, 2021 joint winner of the Wheeler Institute PhD Award.
“Demonstrating the connection between climate change and inequality is important as it helps to construct economic arguments for change.” Diego Kaenzig, 2021 joint winner of the Wheeler Institute PhD Award.
The Covid-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact around the globe. The situation in India has been devastating, with the healthcare system close to collapse under the strain of thousands of people requiring medical attention. This devastation has been particularly tough for India’s rural population where shortages in doctors, hospital beds and medical equipment have…
“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 LBS, with his colleagues, Stelios Michalopoulos, Eastman Professor of Political Economy at Brown University and Torsten 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 MBA2021 LBS Africa Club President, Themba Muchaneta, Professor Papaioannou expounds on the objectives of his research and discusses some of the preliminary findings. His research was awarded funding from the Wheeler Institute during our biannual call for proposals.
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.