Education for all, occupational choice and business formation in Africa

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.