Jean-Paul Faguet

Welcome to the LSE. I don’t care what you think.

Professor Jean-Paul Faguet
Programme Director,
MSc Development Management

Dear student,

Welcome to the LSE. I don’t care what you think.

Or maybe, to be a bit more accurate, the fact that you think something is not itself very convincing. I am interested – indeed very interested – in what you think, because in some respect it is bound to be wrong. I’m here to […]

The Great Development Discussion

On Thursday 22nd March 2018, MSc Development and Anthropology students were encouraged to join, participate and laugh in the Great Development Discussion. Professor Jean-Paul Faguet chaired this showdown between International Development and Anthropology professors. Proudly representing Development was our econometrics guru Dr Diana Weinhold, alongside the infamous Teddy Brett. From Anthropology were Professors Katy Gardner and Laura Bear. Msc Development Management Student Lucy White tells us how the […]

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    Development Workshop – Can “Shock Therapy” Ever Be Justified?

Development Workshop – Can “Shock Therapy” Ever Be Justified?

MSc Development Management student, Aly Bryan, reflects on a recent development workshop led by Professor Jean-Paul Faguet who questions whether a “shock” to the fiscal system can lead to effective fiscal decentralisation. 

Whenever our illustrious Programme Director Professor. Jean-Paul Faguet speaks, we listen. Not because of a (possibly misguided) sense that everything he says is true, but because he challenges us to think […]

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    Welcome to the LSE. I don’t care what you think. JP Faguet

Welcome to the LSE. I don’t care what you think. JP Faguet

Professor Jean-Paul Faguet’s annual letter to students:

Dear students,

Welcome to the LSE. I don’t care what you think.

Or maybe, to be a bit more accurate, the fact that you think something is not itself very convincing. I am interested – indeed very interested – in what you think, because in some respect it is bound to be wrong. I’m here […]

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    Sneak peak of Professor Faguet’s Popular Democracy, part 5 of 5

Sneak peak of Professor Faguet’s Popular Democracy, part 5 of 5

To celebrate the Spanish-language launch of Professor Jean-Paul Faguet’s book Popular Democracy: Governance from Below in Bolivia, we will be publishing the first chapter of the book as part of a five part series over the coming month. You can read our post about the book launches in Bolivia here.

In case you’ve missed it, you can read part 1/5 […]

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    Sneak peak of Professor Faguet’s Popular Democracy, part 4 of 5

Sneak peak of Professor Faguet’s Popular Democracy, part 4 of 5

To celebrate the Spanish-language launch of Professor Jean-Paul Faguet’s book Popular Democracy: Governance from Below in Bolivia, we will be publishing the first chapter of the book as part of a five part series over the coming month. You can read our post about the book launches in Bolivia here.

In case you’ve missed it, you can read part 1/5 […]

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    Sneak peak of Professor Faguet’s Popular Democracy, part 3 of 5

Sneak peak of Professor Faguet’s Popular Democracy, part 3 of 5

To celebrate the Spanish-language launch of Professor Jean-Paul Faguet’s book Popular Democracy: Governance from Below in Bolivia, we will be publishing the first chapter of the book as part of a five part series over the coming month. You can read our post about the book launches in Bolivia here.

In case you have missed it, you can read part […]

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    Sneak peak of Professor Faguet’s Popular Democracy, part 1 of 5

Sneak peak of Professor Faguet’s Popular Democracy, part 1 of 5

To celebrate the Spanish-language launch of Professor Jean-Paul Faguet’s book Popular Democracy: Governance from Below in Bolivia, we will be publishing the first chapter of the book as part of a five part series over the coming month.

You can read our post about the book launches in Bolivia here.

Part 1/5
It must be more-or-less obvious that a department […]

Re-Thinking Development Over the Long Run

Professor Faguet explains why political economy research on Latin America is on the verge of a major breakthrough, based on deep collaborations between historians, political scientists, economists and scientists further afield, exploring the drivers of divergent development patterns over not decades, but centuries and even millennia.

Why are some countries rich and others poor? Why did some countries, like the UK and […]

Cowardice And Courage: A Tale Of Two Referenda

In his latest article for Social Europe, Professor of the Political Economy of Development, Jean-Paul Faguet, compares two of the largest democratically voted referendas of 2016 and explains how, despite being fought under similar conditions, outcomes for both were exceptionally different.

A Spanish version of this article is available here.

Last year served up two extraordinary referenda, fought under similar […]