BEAT will be one of the hosts of the next edition of the Kapuscinsky Lectures. This prestigious lecture series, organized by the European Commission and the UN Development Programme, offers students from the EU an unprecedented opportunity to learn and discuss about development issues.
In this edition, Professor Oriana Bandiera from the London School of Economics, will give the lecture entitled “Persistent Poverty: an Economist’s View,” where she will discuss the two main economic views of poverty.
One is the view where a start at a low level of human and physical capital does not affect the opportunities individuals have access to. Hence, poverty reduction policies would be justifiable on equity grounds alone. Under the second view, the starting level of physical and human capital determines the opportunities individuals have access to, so anti-poverty policies can serve both the objectives of equity and efficiency.