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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development | Doughnut Economics: turning a radical idea into irresistible practice

Cutting Edge Issues in Development | Doughnut Economics: turning a radical idea into irresistible practice

On Friday 12 February Kate Raworth gave an online lecture, ‘Doughnut Economics: turning a radical idea into irresistible practice’ as part of the Cutting Edge Issues in Development Lecture series. Kate Raworth theorised the ‘Doughnut’ of social and planetary boundaries, a concept which she has put into practice through the Doughnut Economics Action Lab. She is a Senior Research Associate and lecturer at Oxford […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Unbundling Corruption: Why it Matters and How to Do It

Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Unbundling Corruption: Why it Matters and How to Do It

On Friday 5 February Yuen Yuen Ang gave an online lecture, ‘Unbundling Corruption: Why it Matters and How to Do It’ as part of the Cutting Edge Issues in Development Lecture series. Yuen Yuen Ang is a professor of political science and China scholar at the University of Michigan. Her second book, China’s Gilded Age: the Paradox of Economic Boom & Vast […]

Reconciling catch-up industrialisation with de-growth

In this article, LSE ID alum Tobias Wuttke argues that a fundamental debate in development studies must be about reconciling catch-up industrialisation with the insights of de-growth and ecological economics. Wuttke builds on his argument from a previous article where he questions the viability of de-growth as a concept in light of the climate crisis. 

It is time to move away from simple claims like […]

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    Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Inequality in Latin America: Markets, Covid-19 and Policies

Cutting Edge Issues in Development – Inequality in Latin America: Markets, Covid-19 and Policies

On Friday 27 November, Professor Nora Lustig gave an online lecture, ‘Inequality in Latin America: Markets, Covid-19 and Policies’ as part of the Cutting Edge Issues in Development lecture series. Nora Lustig is Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics and the founding Director of the Commitment to Equity Institute (CEQ) at Tulane University. She is also a […]

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    The Political Economy of the Land – The Great Development Dialogue 2020

The Political Economy of the Land – The Great Development Dialogue 2020

MSc Media, Communications and Development student, Anoushka Gandhi, reflects on The Great Development Dialogue 2020 (listen again), a yearly event sponsored by the LSE’s Department of International Development to explore some of the most vexing questions in development from a cross-disciplinary perspective, and to shine a light on what the disciplines can and cannot tell us about economic and social development.

Development is […]

Post-Graduation Life: Expect the Unexpected!

International alumnus, Tinnaphop Sinsomboonthong (Tintin), shares his post-graduation experience as a lecturer in Sociology of Development in his home country. After two years since conquering his Nightmare on Houghton Street, what is happening now?

It was in the Michaelmas Term in 2016 when I suffered a Nightmare on Houghton Street – graphs, numbers and economic jargon used in lectures and […]

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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    A prize winning essay: Why it matters to understand the informal economy

A prize winning essay: Why it matters to understand the informal economy

Max Gallien, PhD candidate in The Department of International Development, is the joint runner-up of this year’s Economic and Social Research Council writing competition. Max’s eloquently written piece makes a strong case for examining the informal economy through a fresh pair of eyes.

As I talk to him, Ahmed pulls his chair into his store to escape the hot Tunisian […]

A Nightmare on Houghton Street

As students get ready to come back for Lent Term 2017, MSc Development Studies and Chevening Scholarship student Tinnaphop reflects on his experience so far and how he plans on conquering his academic fears in the new term.

It was like a dream come true when I received the Chevening Scholarship from the UK Government in June 2016. I […]

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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 […]