The author’s survey of country coverage by the world’s top investment banks finds that 35 economies are regularly covered by brokers, and that only 10 of these countries are emerging economies. In other words, over 120 developing countries, “simply do not exist for global financial market investors,” (p.27). Latin America, however, is extensively covered, and thus presents an excellent opportunity for this study.
Ilana Rothkopf explains that Javier Santiso’s new book, Banking on Democracy: financial markets and elections in emerging countries, provides an excellent and comprehensible insight into the relationship between the markets and elections in emerging economies. With a particular focus on Latin America, Ilana argues that the author’s empirical findings are compelling and consistent with his coherent explanations.
Read the review on the LSE Review of Books blog
Lord Desai at BCC
The British economist, politician and Emeritus Professor at LSE, Lord Meghnad Desai, shared his experience and knowledge on international economics and politics with the British Chamber of Commerce in Spain.
For more information on the event, see the BCC news post
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A symposium on “Latin America and Europe during the Cold War” is due to take place next year at AHILA’s conference in Berlin, 9-13 September 2014.
For more information, see the Call for Papers.
First LSE Masterclass in Social Science, Fundación Ramón Areces, Madrid, May 2013
On Monday night, LSE in Spain and the Fundación Ramón Areces (the Foundation of the El Corte Inglés group) held a major conference on ´Spain in the Global Economy´ with Professor Lord Desai, Monica de Oriol (President of the Spanish CBI equivalent), Rafael Repullo (Director of CEMFI) and Professor Luis Garicano (LSE). Over 350 people attended, followed by a VIP dinner at the Intercontinental Hotel for the speakers and invited guests. The conference launched the fourth and final LSE Masterclasses in Social Science programme between LSE and the Fundación, which was launched in May by Craig Calhoun in Madrid.
Why has Mas not been received at the presidential level and why has the EU expressed its “concern” about the ongoing self-determination process, when all it is about (at least according to Catalan nationalists) is giving a voice to the Catalans, allowing them to decide their own future?
Víctor Andrés Maldonado argues that the EU’s reception of Artur Mas during his trip to Brussels indicates a clear lack of support for Catalan self determination.
Read the article on the Euro Crisis in the Press blog
When? Tuesday 26 – Friday 29 November 2013
Where? The Fundación Ramón Areces headquarters in Madrid
Who are the teachers? Professor Lord Meghnad Desai, Ms Robyn Klingler Vidra, and Dr Riccardo Crescenzi, all of LSE
Who are the classes designed for? Young professionals and researchers with good English and an undergraduate degree who have experience in business, academia, research centres or national and local governments in Spain
More details and the application link
The London School of Economics and Political Science and the Fundación Ramón Areces are hosting a conference on Spain and the Global Economy, with speakers being top LSE alumni and faculty experts in academia, business and policy.
Date: Monday 25 November 2013
Time: 19.00 – 20.30
Venue: Fundación Ramón Areces
Address: Calle Vitruvio, 5 28006 – Madrid
For further details on the conference, please see the invitation.