Tag Archives: Academic

Virtual learning for improved livelihoods: Lessons from female micro entrepreneurs

The use of digital technologies has substantially increased with the pandemic, serving as a lifeline for education, health, livelihood and so much more. Virtual learning has become a reality: one that extends to women in rural India. Join us as we bring together female entrepreneurs from rural India with technologists from Accenture and Amazon to […]

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Education for all, occupational choice and business formation in Africa

Elias Papaioannou, Professor of Economics at London Business School (LBS), with his colleagues, Stellos Michalopoulous, Associate Professor of Economics at Brown University and Tosrten 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 LBS Africa Club President, Themba Muchaneta, Professor Papaioannou expounds on the objectives of his research and discusses some of the preliminary findings.

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COVID-19: A beacon for international solidarity

Professors Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee – who won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty – discuss findings from their latest book “Good Economics for Hard Times” with Professor Elias Papaioannou, Co-Academic Director of the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development and Professor of Economics at London Business School.

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The power of purposeful business

How can companies prioritize purpose while balancing their responsibility to shareholders? This dilemma is heightened considering some of the world’s most serious challenges exist in developing countries where solutions are unlikely to be profitable in the short term. Is the trade-off between purpose and profit necessary, or is it possible for companies to achieve both? […]

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