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    “Wow!” – Robert Wade’s glowing review of Carles Boix, Political Order and Inequality

“Wow!” – Robert Wade’s glowing review of Carles Boix, Political Order and Inequality

Carles Boix, Political Order and Inequality: Their Foundations and their Consequences for Human Welfare (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015). 334 pp. ISBN: 9781107461079 This is one of those rare books which elicits a “Wow!” at the sight of the table of contents,  a “Wow!” when one reaches the end several days later, and many more in between. I imagine that […]

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    Star-studded line-up of African nationals for autumn programme

Star-studded line-up of African nationals for autumn programme

The Department is delighted to announce that it will host three public lectures by African nationals as part of its autumn events programme. More details are available below. Is Africa Rising? On October 12, Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International, will reflect on her own life and experiences growing up in Uganda. She will discuss the true nature of […]

July 28th, 2015|Events, Featured|0 Comments|
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    Explaining the Capitalist Crisis: Teddy Brett on scale economies for new Imperial College journal

Explaining the Capitalist Crisis: Teddy Brett on scale economies for new Imperial College journal

A new article by Professor Teddy Brett, described as ‘brilliant’ by reviewers, features at the launch of a new online journal hosted by Imperial College. ‘Explaining the Capitalist Crisis’ derives from an existing working paper, ‘International Inequality and the Global Crisis’, which itself originated from a debate that took place here on the blog. Teddy’s original post in 2013 prompted […]

Introducing the MSc Development Studies – James Putzel

Throughout the next week, we’re going to share some new introductory videos for the four MSc courses. Today, we start with Development Studies. Are you a past or present MSc Development Studies student? Have you enjoyed the course? Would you recommend it to interested students? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

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    Book Launch – Private Wealth and Public Revenue in South America

Book Launch – Private Wealth and Public Revenue in South America

The launch event for Dr Tasha Fairfield’s new book, Private Wealth and Public Revenue in Latin America, will take place next Wednesday (13th May) at 18:30 in 32L.G.03 (Lincoln’s Inn Fields).

About the book:

Inequality and taxation are fundamental problems of modern times. How and when can democracies tax economic elites? This book develops a theoretical framework that refines and integrates […]

Robert Wade: The Piketty phenomenon and the future of inequality

 

Professor Robert Wade has contributed the lead article to the latest issue of the Real-World Economics Review, a special issue on Thomas Piketty’s 2014 book Capital in the Twenty-First Century.

Read the full article for free on the Real-World Economics Review website.

 

 

October 14th, 2014|Publications|0 Comments|

Final response: International Inequality and the Global Crisis – Managing Markets for Sustainable Growth

E.A. Brett Professor in the Department of International Development, LSE This post is the final response to Professor Brett’s original blog post: ‘International Inequality and the Global Crisis – Managing Markets for Sustainable Growth‘ This post was followed by comments from Guenther Schoenleitner, Director, International Financial Institutions Division, Federal Ministry of Finance, Austria. Part 1 of his response can be found here, […]

Comment on Brett, International Inequality and the Global Crisis. [Part 2]

Guenther Schoenleitner Director, International Financial Institutions Division, Federal Ministry of Finance, Austria (Guenther Schoenleitner writes here in an independent capacity and his comments do not necessary reflect the views and opinions of his employer). This post is the second part of a response to Professor Teddy Brett’s October Blog post entitled ‘International Inequality and the Global Crisis – Managing Markets […]

Comment on Brett, International Inequality and the Global Crisis. [Part 1]

Guenther Schoenleitner Director, International Financial Institutions Division, Federal Ministry of Finance, Austria (Guenther Schoenleitner writes here in an independent capacity and his comments do not necessary reflect the views and opinions of his employer). This post is a response to Professor Teddy Brett’s October Blog post entitled ‘International Inequality and the Global Crisis – Managing Markets for Sustainable Growth‘ Many thanks for […]

International Inequality and the Global Crisis – Managing Markets for Sustainable Growth

E.A. Brett Professor in the Department of International Development, LSE While in our view the concept of a self-regulating market was utopian, and its progress was stopped by the realistic self-protection of society, in their [liberal] view all protectionism was a mistake due to impatience, greed or shortsightedness, but for which, the market would have resolved its difficulties. The question […]