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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 Global Health Initiative Launch Event

Tuesday 24 October 2017 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, London School of Economics

The London School of Economics will be hosting the public launch of the university’s new Global Health research platform on Tuesday 24 October. The event will include a keynote speech by Geeta Rao Gupta, a panel discussion, and poster exhibition followed by drinks.

The Global […]

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    Want to empower women? Digital Financial Services are the way to go!

Want to empower women? Digital Financial Services are the way to go!

Sophie Romana (left) and Shelley Spencer (right) report back from the June 8 high levelroundtable organized by NetHope and USAID, which brought together mobile banking and gender champions to reflect on how Digital Financial Services (“DFS”) can galvanize women’s empowerment.

Women’s empowerment is often measured by their access to resources and ability to make decisions over how they are used.  Recent evidence […]

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    Twenty five years later, Somaliland comes of age – Africa at LSE

Twenty five years later, Somaliland comes of age – Africa at LSE

In a post originally written for the Africa at LSE blog, LSE alumnus Bashir Ali reflects on Somaliland’s progress and development as it celebrates a landmark anniversary.
Somaliland is to most a region of Somalia; however, it recently celebrated its landmark 25th Independence Day to commemorate when it decided to discontinue the Union with Somalia. Somaliland was a former British protectorate securing […]

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    Chinese government was wise to resist full privatisation of land – James Putzel

Chinese government was wise to resist full privatisation of land – James Putzel

On Monday (11/07/16) Professor James Putzel had a letter published in the Financial Times in which he responds to an article from the 5 July entitled “Losing the plot”. Below is the full text
Sir, I welcomed Lucy Hornby’s Big Read article on the dilemma China faces over the future of property rights in agricultural land (“Losing the plot”, July […]

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    Income distribution and the UK referendum – Professor Robert Wade

Income distribution and the UK referendum – Professor Robert Wade

Large numbers of those who voted Out in the UK’s In/Out referendum did so less from a negative assessment of EU membership than from anger at their falling relative income over the past many years and worry that their children will fare even worse. On the day the result became known, the second most frequently asked question of Google, […]

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    Demographic Change and Democratization – Professor Tim Dyson

Demographic Change and Democratization – Professor Tim Dyson

In recent articles, Tim Dyson, Professor of Population Studies, explores the relationship between progress through the demographic transition and political advance.
The first article, titled ‘On Demographic and Democratic Transitions’, appears in Population and Development Review 38 (Supp.) and is available open access. It deals with the development of democracy in Europe between around 1890 and 1930. The second article, […]

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    The economics of humanitarian aid: Are we on a slippery slope? – Dr Stephanie Levy

The economics of humanitarian aid: Are we on a slippery slope? – Dr Stephanie Levy

Could the current modalities of humanitarian aid to refugees be improved? Dr. Stephanie Levy argues for more creative aid agreements to form the backbone of the global response to the current refugee crisis, in a post originally written for the International Growth Centre.

At the World Humanitarian Summit (WH Summit), David Miliband, head of the International Rescue Committee, announced that 25% […]

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    Why do people flee their homes? The answers may surprise you

Why do people flee their homes? The answers may surprise you

Monday was World Refugee Day and a new UN report put the total number of ‘forcibly displaced’ at 65.3 million. Most of those remained within national boundaries (internally displaced). In a post originally published on the blog From Poverty to Power, Oxfam researcher John Magrath summarizes a recent study on the causes of internal displacement.

Why do people become displaced? That […]

Market Access and the EU Referendum

In light of the upcoming EU Referendum Professor Ken Shadlen sheds some light on the implications for Britain’s trade.

I’ve read and heard lots of discussions about the referendum and implications for Britain’s trade, most of it misleading and incorrect. Let me try to simplify (it sounds more confusing than it is):

On any given product, countries have two tariffs, one […]