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13  Mar  2019  

Amartya Sen Lecture: Foundations of State Effectiveness

Tim Besley (EOPP, LSE)

An effective state promotes freedom and the well-being of its citizens. This lecture will discuss the importance of norms, values and institutions in supporting state effectiveness drawing on recent developments in social science. As well as making connections to Amartya Sen’s ideas, the lecture will reflect on some of the major policy challenges that the world faces in the turbulent times that we are living through.

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14  Feb  2019  

Netflix for Agriculture? Digital Technology for Development

Michael Kremer (Harvard University)

This event is a Kapuscinski Lecture (@kapulectures).
Michael Kremer is Gates Professor of Developing Societies, Harvard University. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and a Presidential Faculty Fellowship, and was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Kremer’s recent research examines education, health, water, and agriculture in developing countries. He has been named as one of Scientific American’s 50 researchers of the year, and has won awards for his work on health economics, agricultural economics, and on Latin America.
Oriana Bandiera (@orianabandiera), who will be chairing the event, is Sir Anthony Atkinson Professor of Economics and Director of STICERD, LSE.

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22  Nov  2018  

How Lives Change: Palanpur, India, and Development Economics

Various Speakers 

Thursday 22nd November 2018, 6.30pm to 8pm, Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

Speakers: Nicholas Stern (India Observatory and LSE), Himanshu (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and British Academy Visiting Fellow, STICERD, LSE) and Peter Lanjouw (Professor in Development Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

Discussants: Oriana Bandiera (Director, STICERD, LSE), Michael Lipton (Sussex University)

Chair: Tim Besley (Professor of Economics of Political Science and W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics, LSE).

The event marks the launch of a book that gives special insights into the fundamental question of development economics, “How lives change”. This is the title of the book which uses a unique data set consisting of seven full (100%) surveys of one Indian village, one for every decade since Independence. The book, published in August 2018 by OUP, is by Himanshu, Peter Lanjouw and Nicholas Stern; the two previous OUP books on Palanpur will be simultaneously re-issued as paperbacks. The panel, including the Director of the LSE, consists of some of the leading scholars and practitioners of economic development of our times. The book reflects on the past, present and future, both of India and of development economics, seen through the experience of Palanpur in the years since Independence.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

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For further information please contact india.observatory@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 7615.

1  Nov  2018  

How Lives Change: Palanpur, India and Development Economics

Various Speakers 

Thursday 1st November 2018, 5pm to 6.30pm, Institute of Development Studies, Brighton

Speakers: Nicholas Stern (India Observatory and LSE) and Himanshu (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and British Academy Visiting Fellow, STICERD, LSE)

Chair: Alasdair Smith (ex-VC and Emeritus Sussex Economics Professor)

How lives and livelihoods change over time and the forces behind those changes is key to understanding Development Economics and addressing the issues of the Sustainable Development Goals.

In a recently published book “How Lives Change: Palanpur, India and Development Economics”, authors Himanshu, Peter Lanjouw and Nicholas Stern examine data spanning seven decades, on Palanpur, a small, village in Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh in India. Those involved lived in the village for long periods, examining society, politics and institutions as well as economics, providing a unique opportunity to examine these issues in depth.

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For further information please contact india.observatory@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 7615.

23  Oct  2018  

Modi's India, Erdogan's Turkey, and the Crisis of the Secular State in the Non-Western World

Sumantra Bose (Department of Government, LSE)

Tuesday 23rd October 2018, 6.30pm to 8pm, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

LSE Department of Government Event

Chair: Chandran Kukathas (Head, Department of Government, LSE)

This lecture marks the publication of Sumantra Bose's new book, Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

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For further information please contact india.observatory@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 7615.

 

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