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The Huffington Post
When Given the Opportunity, Extreme Poor Take Destiny Into Their Own Hands

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]

Austin Robinson Prize awarded to STICERD academic
Johannes Spinnewijn

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]

Article by Maitreesh Ghatak in Outlook India
''A Look In The Mirror''

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
Work and Welfare Reform: Impacts in the South West 2014

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.

This is the baseline report of a longitudinal survey commissioned by the South West Housing Association Influence and Leadership Organisation (HAILO). The study aims to monitor the emerging consequences of benefit changes on working age social housing residents as these reforms progress by following 200 social housing tenants across the South West over an extended period of time.

Read the full report here.
News Posted: 25 March 2014      [Back to the Top]