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Asia Research Centre
London School of Economics

10th Floor, Tower Two
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE

United Kingdom

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The key role of the Asia Research Centre is to be a central hub of the LSE to foster Asia related research and activities across the School.  More about the ARC »

The Bihar Story: Resurrection of the State, Inclusion and Growth|

Previously known for lawlessness, poverty, and absence of governance, the Indian state of Bihar has demonstrated a remarkable turnaround and is consistently amongst the fastest growing states in India. Jitan Ram Manjhi, Chief Minister of Bihar, will discuss the process that has led to this transformation and what it means for the people of Bihar in this IGC Growth Week 2014| public lecture.

Dr Montek Singh Ahluwalia

Growth, Policy and Institutions: Lessons from the Indian experience|

India has achieved remarkable progress over the last two decades, a process in which state institutions and reform has had a crucial role. Dr Montek Singh Ahluwalia, former Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of the Republic of India, will reflect on the Indian growth experience to distil his key lessons for growth and development in this IGC Growth Week 2014| public lecture.

The Warrior State: Pakistan in the contemporary world

The Warrior State: Pakistan in the contemporary world|

In this lecture Professor T.V. Paul offered a comprehensive treatment of Pakistan’s insecurity predicament drawing from the literatures in history, sociology, religious studies, and international relations.

Podcast available|

Professor Motoshige Itoh

Why Abenomics Matters: Abenomics and the Japanese Economy|

In this lecture Professor Motoshige Itoh explained the nature of Abenomics, discussing in particular the impact of aggressive monetary policy and the implications of its growth strategy.

Co-organised with STICERD| and Department of Economics|

Podcast available|

Zhu Min

The Future of Asian Financial Markets in a Changing World|

Zhu Min's talk at LSE focussed on the future of the Asian financial market in a changing world.

Podcast available|


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Exim Bank Award 2014
An Award to promote research in International Economics, Trade, Development and Related Financing by Indian nationals at universities and academic institutions in India and abroad. Closes 30.09.2014.

Stronger economic growth and safer climate possible
A panel of world-leading economists chaired by Nicholas Stern, highlighted three key sectors of the global economy where opportunities for strong growth and lower emissions can be achieved-cities, land use and energy (Live Mint 16 September 2014)

Pakistan's economy battered by floods and political unrest
Athar Hussain says that while the ongoing protests have effectively almost totally paralyzed the functioning of the government, the floods have devastated parts of the country's agricultural heartland, a key area for economic growth (DW 17 September 2014)

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China Goes West: Everything you need to know about Chinese companies going global
6th October 2014 Speaker: Mr Joel Backaler. Chair: Professor Athar Hussain

Growth, Policy and Institutions: Lessons from the Indian experience
25th September 2014 Speaker: Dr Montek Singh Ahluwalia. Discussant: Professor Lord Stern. Chair: Professor Francesco Caselli. This event is part of IGC Growth Week 2014

The Bihar Story: Resurrection of the State, Inclusion and Growth
22nd September 2014 Speaker: Shri Jitan Ram Manjhi. Discussants: Professor Robin Burgess, Dr Shaibal Gupta, and Dr Ruth Kuttumuri. Chair: Lord Karan Bilimoria. Co-hosted with IGC This event is part of Growth Week 2014

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