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    Why do people stay poor?

    Recent research indicates there is a wealth threshold below which people are stuck in the so-called ‘poverty trap’ – where the initial wealth of a person and a system of oppression keeps them in a cycle of poverty rather than abilities or traits. Recent research indicates there is a wealth threshold below which people are stuck in the so-called ‘poverty trap’...

    1 March 2023

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    PSDRN Seminar Series 2022-2023

      “The Financial Transmission of a Climate Shock: El Nino and US banks”  https://youtu.be/-uTNrV7pzfs You can also listen to the audio event recording here: IGC Admin · The Financial Transmission of a Climate Shock: El Nino and US banks   Presenter: Nicola Limodio, Associate Professor of Finance at Bocconi University The paper studies how a...

    9 December 2022

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    Conference on structural transformation, growth, and economic development

    STEG’s third annual conference will be held on Thursday 2 February and Friday 3 February 2023, at the London School of Economics. This year’s conference is organised jointly with the International Growth Centre, in recognition of the overlapping communities and interest areas of the two programmes. The conference will take place in-person, with presentations...

    2–3 February 2023

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    BREAD-IGC Virtual PhD Course on Firms and Development, January/February 2023

    Lectures on management and business training, upgrading, misallocation, capital and labour frictions, contracts, markets and competition, and industrial policy. The Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), in collaboration with the International Growth Centre (IGC), is offering a virtual PhD non-credit course beginning on January 12th 2023. This...

    12 January 2023

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    The impact of climate change on trade in developing countries

    Climate change is having a significant impact on trade in developing countries. As global temperatures rise and weather patterns become more extreme, these countries are facing increased challenges in terms of crop yields, natural resource availability, and infrastructure resilience. Further, as the more advanced economies introduce strategies to reduce their carbon...

    1 February 2023