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Work by Robin Burgess and colleagues at BRAC has been referred to in a recent article by Tilman Ehrbeck in the Huffington Post. He refers to a presentation by Robin at the Reaching the Poorest Global Learning Event in Paris in February, where he presented his work, "Can Basic Entrepreneurship Transform the Economic Lives of the Poor?" which highlights the success of graduation programmes which have been piloted across various regions and succeeded in transforming the occupational choices of the targetted poor.
News Posted: 24 April 2014 [Back to the Top]
At this year's Royal Economic Society Annual Conference, held in Manchester 7-9 April 2014, Johannes Spinnewijn won the 2013 prize for his paper Insurance and Perceptions- How to Screen Optimists and Pessimists. Launched in 2007, this annual prize is awarded for the best non-solicited paper published in The Economic Journal by an author who has completed their PhD in the last five years. The winner is selected by the Editors of the EJ.
Oriana Bandiera was the Programme Chair for the 2014 conference, and the main sessions are available at http://live.wavecast.co/res-annual-conference/.
News Posted: 10 April 2014 [Back to the Top]
Maitreesh Ghatak and Sanchari Roy hold Gujarat up against other states to see if it grew more in the Modi decade than in the preceding 20 years. The article will be published in the forthcoming Oulook India Magazine on March 31st. The online version can be found here.
News Posted: 31 March 2014 [Back to the Top]
LSE Housing and Communities launch new report for HAILO
Welfare reforms will prompt many social housing tenants to make fundamental changes around their choice of jobs, housing, and how they manage their money day to day. LSE Housing and Communities has been asked by nine housing associations in the South West of England to understand these changes from a tenantís point of view.
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