Rethinking Capitalism with Oded Galor

The fifth event in the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development’s flagship Rethinking Capitalism series will focus on the deep origins of comparative development and the emergence of vast and persistent inequalities across countries, regions, and groups. Despite the remarkable transformations in China, Asia, and more recently Africa, in the past decade, capitalism and globalization have come…

The changing role of government in a vaccinated world

What are the challenges for global markets as the world recovers from COVID-19? And what impact will the rising levels of government debt have on inequality and fiscal policy? In a wide-ranging conversation about the future of the capitalism, Gita Gopinath, Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund, talks with Professor Elias Papaioannou, Co-Academic Director…

Rethinking Capitalism with Gita Gopinath

This event has now passed, a summary article will be available soon. The pandemic has had drastic implications across the globe. Still, as industrial countries return to a sense of normalcy thanks to vaccinations, the reality for many emerging and developing economies is bleak. Differences in fiscal space, gaps in healthcare systems, and inequities in…

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.

How power dynamics and competition is impacting economies and consumers across the globe

Professor Thomas Philippon, Stern School of Business NYU, discussed his latest publication The Great Reversal: How America Gave Up on Free Markets, where he argues that many key problems of the American economy are due not to the flaws of capitalism or the inevitabilities of globalisation but to the concentration of corporate power.