Kapuscinsky Lecture

Thursday 22th February 2018 
Aula Magna, Faculty of Economic and Business

Universitat de Barcelona.

12.00 P.M to 1.30 P.M

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.

Professor Oriana Bandiera

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.

Past Events

BEAT Launch Event

The BEAT launch event was held at the Historic Building of the Universitat de Barcelona on 25th October 2017.

The event provided an opportunity to academics, policy makers and industry partners to meet with BEAT members and learn about the new institute.

Professor Alicia Adsera (Princeton University), one of the members of BEAT’s International Advisory Board, gave the keynote lecture. Two research presentations and a panel discussion by members of BEAT showcased the research lines of the institute.

Below you can download the full program. On the right, you can find one video summary of the event and a video interview with Prof Adsera.

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