Quantity of tests rather than quality could be the answer to COVID-19

The future of travel

To discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the way we travel, the tourism industry and the economy, we were very pleased to welcome Tony Wheeler, co-founder of Lonely Planet, esteemed donor of the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development and LBS Alum.

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Quantity of tests rather than quality could be the answer to COVID-19

Quantity of tests rather than quality could be the answer to COVID-19

Rajesh Chandy, Academic Director of the Wheeler Institute was joined in conversation with Kamalini Ramdas, Professor of Management Science and Operations at London Business School.

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Rethinking Capitalism

Rethinking Capitalism

Watch and read about our webinars with Rebecca Henderson, John and Natty McArthur University Professor from Harvard University and Professor Thomas Philippon from Stern School of Business, NYU.

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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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Economic information theory can help policymakers prioritise testing and understand the costs of taking the wrong action during the COVID-19 pandemic

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 Andrea Galeotti, Professor of Economics at London Business School, and co-author, with Paolo Surico, of “The economics of a pandemic: the case of COVID-19”, to discuss the optimal testing strategy for countries across the world.

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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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This could be the biggest emerging market crisis ever

How will international finance debt obligations impact emerging and frontier economies during the Coronavirus pandemic? Elias Papaioannou was joined in conversation with Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan, Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland, Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

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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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