Westminster Development Studies Symposium 2019

We welcomed speakers from across the globe to the Westminster Development Studies Symposium on May 17. Our keynote speaker for the event was Professor Kunal Sen, Director of the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research and Professor of Development Economics at the Global Development Institute, University of Manchester. He is a leading... Continue Reading →

Westminster Development Studies Symposium

Venue: Regent Boardroom, University of Westminster- 309 Regent St, London W1B 2HW Join us on 17th May 2019 for the Westminster Development Studies Symposium organised by the University of Westminster's Development Policy Research Network at its Central London Regent Campus. The workshop will provide a forum to explore the issues, challenges and responses to conflicting trends of... Continue Reading →

Panel Roundtable: What Role for China in Africa? A Discussion on the Opportunities and Threats

The Westminster Development Policy Research Network and the Westminster Economics Research Seminar Series will jointly host a panel discussion on 11th February 2019, between 4:00 and 5:00 pm. Attendance is free and open to all. Refreshments will be provided. 11th February 2019, 16:00-17:00pm , Room C278, Westminster Business School, Marylebone Campus. • Dr Jun Hou Senior... Continue Reading →

Call for papers: Westminster Development Studies Symposium

Globalisation – between achievements and the road to isolation May 17, 2019 University of Westminster, London UK Organized byUniversity of Westminster Development Policy Analysis Research Network (London, UK) Organising Committee: Dr. Karen Jackson and Dr. Serena Masino Keynote Speaker: Professor Kunal Sen (Director of UNU-WIDER) This workshop will provide a forum to explore the issues, challenges and... Continue Reading →

Westminster Economics Research Seminar Series

- Exploring the economic questions facing us today and their societal implications - The Westminster Economics Research Seminar Series brings together scholars with a wide array of expertise on the economy. The talks are 30 minutes followed by a discussion. The seminars are free and open to everyone. Coffee/tea will be provided. Date/TimeTopic/SpeakersMonday 11 February... Continue Reading →

Improving Financial Inclusion through the delivery of cash transfer programmes

By: Masino, S., & Niño-Zarazúa, M. This paper follows a quasi-experimental research design to assess the impact of the electronic payment system of Mexico’s Progresa-Oportunidades-Prospera (POP) programme. The switch from cash payments to electronic payments delivered via savings accounts is found to have medium-term effects on savings decisions, transaction costs, and coping strategies. Overall, the... Continue Reading →

Indigenous medicine and biomedical health care in fragile settings: insights from Burundi

This study contributes to the health policy debate on medical systems integration by describing and analysing the interactions between health-care users, indigenous healers, and the biomedical public health system, in the so far rarely documented case of post-conflict Burundi. We adopt a mixed-methods approach combining (1) data from an existing survey on access to health-care,... Continue Reading →

Pippa Catterall

Pippa Catterall has been Professor of  History and Policy at Westminster since 2016. Her research expertise and interests are wide-ranging and include the history and theory of public policy and public administration; aid policy; international relations and Commonwealth relations; development and heritage; national identities; identity politics and conflict resolution. Position:  Professor of History and PolicySchool: HumanitiesCollege: Liberal... Continue Reading →

Gustavo R. Espinoza Ramos

Due to his work experience in the extractive industry in Peru, Gustavo Espinoza Ramos has a research interest in subjects related to Corporate Social Responsibility in the mining industry, business ethics, the development of sustainable business, sustainable supply chain, and ecosystems of innovation in developing countries. Currently, he is working on a project regarding the... Continue Reading →

Ioannis Glinavos

Ioannis Glinavos is an expert in investment treaty arbitration (ISDS), law and economics, law and development. Ioannis has written for The Independent, Forbes, Newsweek, HuffPost and The Conversation. He is the author of two books and multiple peer-reviewed academic papers in high impact journals. His books have examined the role of law in systemic economic... Continue Reading →

Sandra Obiora

Sandra C. Obiora’s research focus is in Strategic Management and Finance. Her research interests are in the adoption of alternative financing methods across African countries with a focus on Western Africa. She is currently based in China and is conducting research into the influence that the Chinese business environment has on the financial choices of... Continue Reading →

Ayine Nigo

After working in the oil and gas sectors in Africa, Ayine Nigo joined the University of Westminster in January 2015, to pursue a PhD that sought to examine growth effects, productivity, and income distribution in Sub Saharan Africa. Before joining the Westminster Business School, he was awarded an MBA in 2011, an MSc (Econ) in... Continue Reading →

Vincent Rich

Vincent Rich's background, training and research experience has been in development economics, the political economy of development and natural resource economics. He is particularly interested in livelihoods research - especially as it relates to small-scale artisans, in sustainable business and global value chains, and in social enterprise and entrepreneurship. He has expertise in mixed-methods research... Continue Reading →

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