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Congratulations to Diego Kaenzig

Better Marketing for a Better World forums

The aim of the Better Marketing for a Better World (BMBW) initiative is to build community and support the development and dissemination of knowledge on how marketing can improve lives, sustain livelihoods, strengthen societies and benefit the world at large.

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Congratulations to Diego Kaenzig

Congratulations to Diego Kaenzig

Diego Känzig is the 2021 winner of the European Central Bank Young Economists' competition for his research on the unequal economic consequences of carbon pricing. Diego was awarded the 2021 Wheeler Institute PhD Award earlier this year for this research.

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Business Schools for Climate Leadership

Business Schools for Climate Leadership

Business Schools for Climate Leadership, a collaboration between LBS, Cambridge Judge Business School, HEC Paris, IE Business School, IESE Business School, IMD, INSEAD and Saïd Business School – has put together a digital toolkit to help business leaders pose key questions and assess their readiness to act effectively to tackle the climate crisis.

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Ethnic favourtism in democracy

The political economy of land and labour in sub-Saharan Africa How resources and wealth are distributed among the population has fundamental implications for welfare. When markets and institutions fail, power relationships between groups shape allocation of resources and yield to inefficient outcomes. These issues are particularly salient on the African continent. Economic inequalities between ethnic […]

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Entrepreneurial Leaders of Tomorrow: Ways to Make a Change

Africa’s greatest need is ethical and entrepreneurial leadership. On 14 November 2018, the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development and the LBS student-run initiative The Africa Club hosted a recruitment event at Sammy Ofer Centre / London Business School, featuring the African Leadership Academy (ALA) to give entrepreneurial leaders of tomorrow the opportunity to learn more […]

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Book launch Dance of the Trillions: Developing Countries and Global Finance by David Lubin

International capital flows have played a major role in shaping the fortunes of developing countries. What makes money flow from high-income countries to lower-income ones, and what makes it flow out again? How do developing countries protect themselves from the volatility of these flows, and how is the rise of China affecting this market?  On […]

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Automation in Emerging Markets: Killing Jobs before They’re Born?

The Wheeler Institute for Business and Development had the pleasure to welcome Daron Acemoglu, MIT Professor of Economics and best-selling author of “Why nations fail”, to the Sammy Offer Centre where he shared his ground-breaking research on the social impact of technological change with a captivated audience. How will automation change work and economic opportunities in […]

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PhD Conference with Daron Acemoglu, MIT Professor of Economics

The Wheeler Institute for Business and Development was delighted to host a doctoral conference to honour MIT Professor Daron Acemoglu who is an expert in political economy and the author of “Why Nations Fail”, an influential best-selling book on the role that institutions play in shaping nations’ economic outcomes. 10 selected LBS PhD students from different school […]

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In conversation with Commercial International Bank (CIB)

Rajesh Chandy, Academic Director, Wheeler Institute for Business and Development, joined Hisham Ezz El Arab, Chairman and Managing Director, Islam Zerkry, Chief Data Officer from CIB, Egypt’s leading private bank, and Professor Randall S Peterson, Academic Director of the Leadership Institute (LBS), to discuss how they implemented major transformation in the middle of huge economic […]

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Measuring the benefits of the diffusion of disruptive technologies

New research will help understand how innovations in technology are spread across regions, industries, occupations and firms to generate key data insights for businesses The development of novel technologies, the degree to which they affect jobs and the speed with which they spread across regions, firms and industries are key elements in the study of […]

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