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Doughnut Economics: Towards an economic makeover

On Thursday 23 November 2017, the Department of International Development hosted Kate Raworth to talk about her best selling book Doughnut Economics. Kate captivated the audience by using story telling, dramatic images and humour in a bid to challenge what we know about economics. Professor in Economics, Oriana Bandiera, discussed the book whilst Professor in Practice, Duncan Green, chaired the event. 

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    LSE ranked third best university in the world for Development Studies

LSE ranked third best university in the world for Development Studies

QS TopUniversities has ranked The London School of Economics the third best university in the world for Development Studies 2016. What fantastic news to end the year with!

LSE jumped two places from the previous year, topping both Oxford and Cambridge University, and is the only university on the list to have scored full marks for research impact.

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We need to know more about Africa – Africa at LSE

In a post originally written for the Africa at LSE blog, Professor Tim Allen, inaugural Director of the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa made possible through a generous gift from Firoz Lalji through the Lalji Family Foundation, highlights the inadequate amount of rigorous and independent research being done on Africa and calls for institutions in the Global North to increase […]

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    LSE academics sign open letter to Vice-Chancellor of University of Hyderabad

LSE academics sign open letter to Vice-Chancellor of University of Hyderabad

LSE academics, including International Development Assistant Professor Sohini Kar, have joined colleagues  from across the globe in signing an open letter to the Vice-Chancellor of University of Hyderabad, expressing their shock and anguish following the suicide of a Dalit scholar, Rohith Vemula, and demanding that justice be done.
“We of the global scholarly community make an urgent appeal that justice be done […]

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    Response to the Repeal of China’s One-Child Policy: Part 2 – The Economic Transformation

Response to the Repeal of China’s One-Child Policy: Part 2 – The Economic Transformation

In the second of our three-part series, academics from the Department of International Development consider the consequences for China’s economic growth and productivity following the formal repeal of the one-child policy. Maintaining rapid growth requires people – Shamel Azmeh The change in China’s “one child policy” is highly interesting from the perspective of China’s economic transformation and its position in […]

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    Response to the Repeal of China’s One-Child Policy: Part 1 – How Revolutionary?

Response to the Repeal of China’s One-Child Policy: Part 1 – How Revolutionary?

Last week, it was announced that China’s one-child policy, first introduced in the late 1970s, was to be formally adjusted. In the first of a series of posts, academics from the Department of International Development examine the various reasons behind the decision and establish whether it really is a revolutionary move. For Growth, Not Rights – Jude Howell At last […]

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    Why academics (and students) should take blogging / social media seriously – Duncan Green

Why academics (and students) should take blogging / social media seriously – Duncan Green

Before I started teaching at LSE in January, I had the impression that the academics and researchers around the school were totally social media savvy – prolific tweeters like Charlie Beckett and top blogs like LSE Impact are high up on my follow list. It turned out the impression was, ahem, a little misleading. A good proportion of the people […]

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    A Realistically Dangerous Southeast Asian Neighborhood – Danny Quah

A Realistically Dangerous Southeast Asian Neighborhood – Danny Quah

Professor Danny Quah’s latest article has been republished in The Malaysian Insider and The Edge. The Realist position in the Straits Times article “Singapore is not an Island” (Bilahari Kaushikan, 06 Oct 2015) might grate for many readers. The article talks about young Malaysian Chinese being delusional for believing the Malaysian political discourse will actually change. It warns ominously how […]

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    Student Experience: Consultancy project informs new report on food insecurity in Central America

Student Experience: Consultancy project informs new report on food insecurity in Central America

On 17 September 2015, The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) published an exploratory study on the interaction of hunger, violence and migration and the impact on the lives of vulnerable people living in the Northern Triangle of Central America. Anushika Siva and Laraib Niaz (MSc Development Management 2014-15) were part of the Consultancy […]

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    Bolivia after the Boom: Are Hard Times Coming? Q&A with Jean-Paul Faguet

Bolivia after the Boom: Are Hard Times Coming? Q&A with Jean-Paul Faguet

I’m currently visiting Bolivia for the LACEA 2015 conference, and also giving a series of lectures in La Paz and Santa Cruz associated with my new book. I first lived here in the mid-1990s, and got to know the country well. Bolivia is transformed since then; the changes are breathtaking. The country is vastly richer, its political establishment has been […]