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  • Posted: Fri, 12 Oct 2018 13:44:00

    Why Pakistan IMF bailout talks matter to India

    'Pakistan’s perennial dependence on foreign funds has meant that it is dependent on external donors to stabilize its economy. A 2012 research paper by former IMF advisors Ehtisham Ahmad and Azizali Mohammed, says that years of financial assistance by the US and US-aligned multilateral institutions have left no incentive for Pakistan to introduce structural reforms.'
  • Posted: Mon, 08 Oct 2018 10:24:00

    We must reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero or face more floods

    'The authoritative new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change sets the world a clear target: we must reduce emissions of greenhouse gases to net zero by the middle of this century to have a reasonable chance of limiting global warming to 1.5C. Every government should read this report and recognise the clear choice we now have.' Nicholas Stern.
  • Posted: Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:39:00

    Climate Alliance: The state of California seeks to work with China to step up climate protection

    'Stern added that an important lesson other countries can learn from China is that an emission increase is not necessary for development'
  • Posted: Tue, 28 Aug 2018 10:53:00

    Bringing transparency to state-business interactions for trade policy

    Dr Amrita Saha has written a blog article related to her PhD research for which she received the International Economic Research Award (IERA) from the Export-Import Bank of India.
  • Posted: Tue, 28 Aug 2018 10:46:00

    Exim Bank Announces the Winner of IERA Award

    Dr Amrita Saha, LSE India Observatory Visiting Fellow, has received the International Economic Research Award (IERA) from the Export-Import Bank of India in recognition of her PhD research. The award was first instituted in 1989 with the objective to promote research in international economics, trade, development and finance by Indian nationals at universities and academic institutions in India and abroad. Amrita was in Delhi for a ceremony where she received the award on 9th August and the Bank has published two outputs based on her PhD research.
  • Posted: Wed, 22 Aug 2018 14:06:00

    Nicholas Stern - How Lives Change

    Can we really measure social mobility and changing life circumstances? Nicholas Stern, with his co-authors Himanshu and Peter Lanjouw, sought to answer key questions about development economics in a 70 year study of Indian village Palanpur. They documented it in their book How Lives Change, and Stern is here to share his experience of using a real-life 'laboratory' to chart discoveries about human development. Chaired by journalist and broadcaster Liz Leonard.
  • Posted: Wed, 01 Aug 2018 15:36:00

    Emissions trading suddenly back on Labor’s and global agenda

    Interestingly the idea of emissions trading or a tax on carbon emissions has suddenly reared its head both in Australia and in the United Kingdom.
  • Posted: Tue, 31 Jul 2018 11:04:00

    Polluter pays: How can governments build public support for carbon taxes?

    Study co-authored by Lord Stern argues governments should focus on building public support for strong carbon pricing, rather than limiting themselves to economic arguments.
  • Posted: Wed, 25 Jul 2018 14:32:00

    The rich can survive on a polluted planet, the poor cannot — a carbon tax is the great equalizer

    Nicholas Stern has argued that a carbon price should be set high, at around $40-80 per ton of carbon dioxide by 2020, and $50-100 by 2030 to deliver the goals of the Paris Agreement. Without a carbon price, the economy responds to powerful interests at the expense of building a cleaner world for everyone.
  • Posted: Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:51:00

    Lord Stern confirmed as the new President of the Royal Economic Society

    Earlier this year Lord Nicholas Stern was named as President of the Royal Economic Society for 2018/19, "It is a great honour to be elected as President of the Royal Economic Society. The Society dates back nearly 130 years and plays an important role in supporting the work of economists and promoting economics in the UK and around the world."
  • Posted: Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:21:00

    Climate change will force us to redefine economic growth

    Last Friday, Pope Francis called for nothing less than "a financial paradigm shift" in order to tackle climate change. His comments, made at a conference hosted by the Vatican and uniting business people, policy-makers of different stripes, indigenous leaders, academics and young people, could not be more timely: humanity is at a turning point.
  • Posted: Wed, 11 Jul 2018 11:06:00

    Lecture on Sustainable Infrastructure at AIIB Annual Meeting

    Lord Stern spoke at a lecture discussing the future and importance of sustainable infrastructure at the AIIB’s third Annual Meeting in Mumbai.
  • Posted: Wed, 11 Jul 2018 11:03:00

    Roundtable for Sustainable Cities Strategy at AIIB Annual Meeting

    Lord Stern participated in a roundtable on 'Sustainable Cities Strategy' at AIIB’s third Annual Meeting in Mumbai. The objective of AIIB Roundtable for Sustainable Cities Strategy is a close-door consultation with stakeholders on the Bank’s preparation of Sustainable Cities Strategy, focusing on how AIIB could better support infrastructure development of cities in Asia.
  • Posted: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 15:45:00

    Nicholas Stern: Robust policy and good governance crucial

    Former World Bank Chief Economist Nicholas Stern on Monday said the next 20 years will be decisive in the world history and there is need to have “robust policy” and “good governance” to provide clear and convincing signals.
  • Posted: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 15:42:00

    Lord Nicholas Stern Delivers Annual Fulbright Distinguished Lecture

    On 8th June 2018, Professor Lord Nicholas Stern delivered the 8th Annual Fulbright Distinguished Lecture titled ‘The Best of Centuries or the Worst of Centuries: Leadership, Governance and Cohesion in an Interdependent World' at Pembroke College Oxford.
  • Posted: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 15:32:00

    Fulbright Legacy Lecture Series 2018 - Professor Lord Nicholas Stern

    Professor Lord Nicholas Stern presented his essay, 'The Best of Centuries or the Worst of Centuries: Leadership, Governance and Cohesion in an Interdependent World' for the 2018 Fulbright Legacy Lecture Series.
  • Posted: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:07:00

    The Swansea Bay tidal power lagoon would bring many benefits

    In a letter to the Guardian Nick Stern says that the government should make their economic analysis of the costs of the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon available for scrutiny.
  • Posted: Wed, 06 Jun 2018 13:21:00

    Green economy now worth as much as fossil fuel sector

    FTSE Russell found that if the sustainable economy maintained its current course, it could represent 7% of the global market capitalisation by 2030, even reaching 10% with $90 trillion in green investment – a target called for by UK economist Nicholas Stern in 2016.
  • Posted: Mon, 21 May 2018 13:44:00

    Cross-disciplinary Researcher from LSE visiting University of Portsmouth

    Dr Ruth Kattumuri is an editor of the book 'Governance and governed: multi-country perspectives on state, society and development' which she will discuss at the University of Portsmouth on 29th May 2018.
  • Posted: Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:12:00

    Belt and Road plan could ease climate change: experts

    China has done well in slowing its carbon emissions growth and its actions could be an example for countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) projects, Professor Nicholas Stern, the British economist and advocate for combating climate change, has said.
  • Posted: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:18:00

    Oxford to honour LSE India Observatory Director

    Nicholas Stern, IG Patel professor of economics and government and Director of  the India Observatory at LSE, is among seven experts in different fields to be awarded honorary degrees by the University of Oxford.
  • Posted: Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:30:00

    In new wealth of nations 'women will take over the world'

    Discussing his new book 'The New Wealth of Nations' Surjit Bhalla explains how collapsing education levels between countries, individuals and gender, will change the world's wealth paradigm.
  • Posted: Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:28:00

    NEW PODCAST: Listen to Surjit Bhalla discuss his new book 'The New Wealth of Nations'

    On 6th March 2018 the LSE India Observatory hosted a talk by Surjit Bhalla on 6 March 'The New Wealth of Nations' with Lord Stern and Professor John Hills. This is the podcast of that event.
  • Posted: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:16:00

    India and Virgin reveal ambitious plans for the world’s first hyperloop

    Dr Ruth Kattumuri is quoted in this article as Virgin partners with the State of Maharashtra to build the world’s first hyperloop track. The ultra-fast rail system will connect Mumbai and Pune, decreasing commute times and helping to modernise India’s transport infrastructure.
  • Posted: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:42:00

    Corbyn avoids real choices with call for nationalisation of energy

    In his speech on energy last week, Jeremy Corbyn quoted Nick Stern: “We need to take back control of our energy system because, as Nicholas Stern described, “the greatest market failure the world has seen” is climate change.”