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LSE Business Review (Blog)
Capitalising on technological change and the low-carbon transition in the UK

As the UK has sought to redefine its relationship with the EU and the rest of the world, a renewed focus on sustainable growth becomes more urgent, write James Rydge, Ralf Martin and Anna Valero.

The Telegraph (India) Online
Global economy: not alarming but worrying

"We see a lost generation," said Swati Dhingra, an economist at the London School of Economics. "There was already wage stagnation and productivity stagnation. The trade war has exacerbated all of that."

International New York Times
Global Growth Cools, Leaving Scars of 08 Unhealed

"We see a lost generation," said Swati Dhingra, an economist at the London School of Economics. "There was already wage stagnation and productivity stagnation. The trade war has exacerbated all of that."

2019 Human Development and Capability Association Conference
London, 9-11 September, 2019

Hosted by University College London, in partnership with the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Birkbeck, the University of East London (UEL) and the London International Development Centre (LIDC)

“Connecting Capabilities”

The theme for the HDCA 2019 conference in London (9-11 September 2019) is Connecting Capabilities. We have chosen this theme because we think connection is an important capability that needs further consideration.

March 2019 is the date currently scheduled for Brexit. In some ways this is a national political difficulty and time of uncertainty for the UK. But in other ways Brexit reflects themes that resonate internationally - not least the impact of globalisation and the emergence of greater xenophobia and more authoritarian forms of democracy in many parts of the world. The theme of connecting capabilities gives us an opportunity to think against this grain, using ideas and networks on human development and putting the capability approach to work in new ways.

Confirmed keynote speakers and plenary panels

Click here for the 2019 HDCA Conference Home Page for further information

PEP: Book Launch
Book launch by Camille Landais


Professor Camille Landais today presented his new book, co-authored with Gabrielle Fack (Universite Paris Dauphine) and Alix Myczkowski (Ecole d'economie de Paris), "Biens publics, charite privee: Comment l'Etat peut-il reguler le charity business?". The book launch took place in Paris and was chaired by Bertrand Leonard, President de la Fondation HEC.

You can find more information about the book and the launch here.

Research update:
Intra-household allocation of resources: implications for poverty, deprivation and inequality in the European Union

Presentations of initial findings from the project have been presented at: