sustainable growth

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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Corporate-NGO partnerships: innovative solutions

Development Management student Agnes Chew argues that innovative partnerships between corporates and NGOs can lead towards a sustainable future:

Our Status Quo

 The world as we know it today has seen tremendous economic and technological growth since the start of the Industrial Revolution. Yet, this unprecedented progress has been a double-edged sword. Not only has it given rise to increasing inequality […]

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    Life after LSE: From LSE Development Student to Social Entrepreneur

Life after LSE: From LSE Development Student to Social Entrepreneur

Social enterprises are a socially-conscious approach to economic growth – and women are at the forefront of this emerging market. Ex-Development Studies student, Rebecca Winckworth, explains what her motivations were to start up White & Green, a new textile enterprise based in Ireland that has ethical trade at the heart of their business model.

My time at LSE was everything […]

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    Life after LSE: Megha Mukim on Asia’s Most Competitive Cities

Life after LSE: Megha Mukim on Asia’s Most Competitive Cities

Whether they study on one of our MSc programmes or undertake a PhD, after graduation our students disperse across the world to undertake a seemingly endless range of occupations, and apply what they’ve learnt in their time with us. Many go on to work for governments or NGOs, others for international aid agencies or as advisers in the private sector. […]

  • Hoe farming, common in so many African countries, needs to become a thing of the past Credit: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture via Flickr (http://bit.ly/1VqOtoa) CC BY-NC 2.0
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    Africa at LSE: Renewing Africa through Globalisation and Intra-Continental Trade

Africa at LSE: Renewing Africa through Globalisation and Intra-Continental Trade

In a post originally published on the Africa at LSE blog PfAL scholar Duncan Njue explores how African countries can become bigger players in global trade.

Economists define globalisation as a process that involves the integration of economies – products and services; labour, capital and knowledge markets – across international boundaries. In the western world, more so in Europe, North America and in […]

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    Response to the Repeal of China’s One-Child Policy: Part 3 – Managing a Population

Response to the Repeal of China’s One-Child Policy: Part 3 – Managing a Population

In the last of our three-part series on China, the department considers the demographic implications behind the decision to repeal the one-child policy. Will families want to enlarge their families? Should the state maintain control over population growth? Find out below. Time for a change – Jude Howell After more than three decades of one-child policy, it was time for […]

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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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    Africa is rising – but for whom? Winnie Byanyima captivates a full house at LSE

Africa is rising – but for whom? Winnie Byanyima captivates a full house at LSE

Times are changing, and so too must charities. After 75 years in Oxford, Oxfam International will soon be relocating its headquarters to Nairobi, the charity’s executive director Winnie Byanyima announced last night.   Addressing a sold-out Old Theatre, Ms Byanyima spoke about her experience growing up in Uganda and the problems that still beset the continent, before announcing that the […]

October 13th, 2015|Events, Featured|14 Comments|
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    Africa: Why economists get it wrong. Morten Jerven and revisionism.

Africa: Why economists get it wrong. Morten Jerven and revisionism.

Macroeconomists working on Africa have got their analysis very wrong, argues Morten Jerven. In his new book, Africa: Why Economists get it wrong, Jerven argues that the study of Africa relies on flawed narratives and data. He questions many of the presuppositions made by popular economists to provide a revisionist account of African economic history. By Kris Gulati “Why has […]

  • Professor Thandika Mkandawire appointed as new Chair in African Development at LSE
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    LSE’s Mkandawire to speak on agricultural development in Malawi

LSE’s Mkandawire to speak on agricultural development in Malawi

Professor Thandika Mkandawire, Chair in African Development at LSE, has been announced as the keynote speaker for the 2015 Civil Society Agriculture Network (CISANET) conference at the end of July. CISANET is a policy organisation concerned with agriculture and food security policy issues. Its 2015 National Conference will take place next week (29-30th July) at the Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe, […]