Effective States and Inclusive Development

Professor Lant Pritchett

Role Lant Pritchett is Professor of the Practice of International Development at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (US). Research Lant’s research covers an extensive range of topics, including economic growth, education, poverty, demography and development assista

Regional integration in South Asia: New issue of SANEM Thinking Aloud

15 July 2014. The South Asia Network of Economic Modelling (SANEM) has just released the second issue of its monthly newsletter Thinking Aloud, edited by one of ESID’s partnership researchers, Selim Raihan, who is a key member of our growth project.

Putting the spring back into the Indian economy

17 June 2014. By Sabyasachi Kar. (This post first appeared on The Hindu on 10 June 2014). Reviving growth and checking inflation is the primary mandate that the Indian people have given to the government. It has to be understood, though, that there is no magic wand to achieve these go

Professor Sabyasachi Kar

Role Sabyasachi Kar is a Professor at the Institute of Economic Growth, University of Delhi, India, and Honorary Visiting Fellow at the University of Manchester. Research Sabyasachi’s general research interests are Macroeconomics, Growth Economics and Development Economics. His

Thinking Aloud – News from SANEM

9 June 2014. by Selim Raihan. ESID partners, SANEM (South Asian Network on Economic Modeling) have launched a new monthly newsletter, Thinking Aloud, edited by SANEM’s Executive Director, Selim Raihan. The first issue, out this month, focuses on the labour market in Bangladesh.

Dr Selim Raihan

Role Dr Selim Raihan is Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Dhaka and Executive Director at the South Asian Network on Economic Modeling (SANEM). He is working with Professor Kunal Sen on ESID’s research project, The political economy determinants of economic

Staff spotlight: Kunal Sen

5 June 2014. Kunal Sen is ESID’s Joint Research Director, along with Sam Hickey. Professor of Development Economics at the Institute for Development Policy and Management at the University of Manchester, Kunal is also Professorial Fellow at the Brooks World Poverty Institute, Research

Jonathan Said

Role Jonathan Said is an Economic Governance Advisor with the Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative in Liberia. Research His previous research work includes three-and-a-half years as a private sector development economist at Imani Development in Malawi, a two-year fellowship at the

Malawi elections: more economic discussion needed

Malawi goes to the polls on 20 May. We spoke to ESID researcher and economist Jonathan Said to get a sense of the issues ahead of the election. Said has been working in Malawi as an economist for three years. Malawi has recently been rocked by what’s termed “cashgate” – the biggest fi

“It’s the economy, stupid”: How the poor economic performance of the UPA regime is a key issue in the Indian elections

8 May 2014. By Kunal Sen. (Originally posted on the Ballots & Bullets blog.) Along with corruption, a stagnant economy and high inflation dominate the concerns of voters in the current general election in India. Like voters elsewhere, Indian voters seem likely to vote the incumben