Forthcoming Public Events

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Wednesday 8 October 2014, 6.30-8pm

Improving Basic Services for the Bottom Forty Percent: lessons from Ethiopia|

Public discussion

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Speaker: Dr Qaiser Khan
Discussants: Marta Foresti, Peter Hawkins, Dr Andy Norton
Chair: Professor Jean-Paul Faguet

 

About the event

Dr Qaiser Khan will be joined by a panel to discuss Improving Basic Services for the Bottom Forty Percent: Lessons from Ethiopia, which examines Ethiopia's model in delivering basic services and why it appears to be succeeding.


About the speakers and discussants

Qaiser Khan is a lead economist and program leader at the World Bank and the co-author of Improving Basic Services for the Bottom Forty Percent: Lessons from Ethiopia.

Marta Foresti is Director of Politics and Governance Programme at the ODI.

Peter Hawkins is Head of Profession for Programme Management at DFID.

Andy Norton is Director for Research at the ODI.

 

More information

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEEthiopia

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Friday 10 October 2014, 3.00-4.30pm

Poor Democracies in a Conundrum: International Trade and Government Revenues in Developing Countries

Department of International Relations and Department of International Development seminar

Venue: Graham Wallace Room, 5th floor, Old Building, LSE
Speaker: Nita Rudra

 

About the event

Governments of developing countries need revenue to meet their substantial spending, development, and poverty reduction goals. How has globalization affected their ability to raise such revenues?  In this analysis, we contribute to the globalization and taxation debate by focusing on the fiscal impacts of declining international trade tax revenue in poor nations. We hypothesize that regime type is a major determinant of revenue raising capacity after liberalization policies have been adopted. As international trade taxes decline- once the primary form of government revenue generation in developing economies- policymakers in poor democracies find it more challenging than their authoritarian counterparts to replace the revenue loss via domestic tax reform. The unfortunate consequence is that the failure to recover declining trade tax revenue in democracies is then associated with a reduction in spending on public goods.

 

About the speaker

Nita Rudra is an Associate Professor of Government at Georgetown University.  Her research interests include:  the distributional impacts of globalization as they are mediated by politics and institutions; the influence of international organizations on social welfare in developing economies; the political foundations of different welfare regimes; and  the causes and effects of democracy in globalizing developing nations. Her most critical works appear in the British Journal of Political Science, World Politics, Journal of Politics, American Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, International Organization, and International Studies Quarterly.  She has a book with Cambridge University Press entitled: Globalization and the Race to the Bottom in Developing Countries: Who Really Gets Hurt?   She completed a one-year fellowship awarded by the Fulbright-Nehru Foundation at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore India in 2011.  She has also been a recipient of the International Affairs Fellowship from the Council on Foreign Relations, which placed her at the Social Development Department of the World Bank for one year.

 

This event is free with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry will be on a first come, first served basis.

 

Tuesday 14 October 2014, 5.00-6.30pm

'Secure the Borders!' The Cost and Consequences of Europe's 'Fight Against Irregular Migration'|

Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit| public discussion

Venue: The Venue, Saw Swee Hock Centre, LSE

Speakers:  Dr Ruben Andersson, Dr Nicholas De Genova, Mr Jeremy Harding, Dr. Cecilia Malmström

Chair: Prof Mary Kaldor

 

About the event 

To mark the launch of Illegality, Inc.: Clandestine migration and the business of bordering Europe, experts debate whether EU states are succeeding in ‘managing the frontiers’ – and at what price. More information here|.

 

About the speakers

Ruben Andersson (@ruben_andersson) is AXA Postdoctoral Research Fellow at LSE’s Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit.

Nicholas De Genova is a Reader in Urban Geography at King’s College, London.

Jeremy Harding is a contributing editor to the London Review of Books.

Cecilia Malmström (@MalmstromEU) is the EU Commissioner for Home Affairs.

 

More information

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEborders

This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries see LSE Events FAQ| or contact us at events@lse.ac.uk| or 0207 955 6043.

 

 
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