King’s College London, Dept of International Development, January
The Department of International Development at King’s celebrated its 10 year anniversary with a conference on “Development and the Emerging Economies”. Read more about the wrap up of the conference and the other anniversary activities.
Social and economic inequalities in emerging economies
- Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez published a policy brief “Cost-of-living Crisis Update: Diverging Food and Energy Prices, Diverging Policy Responses” for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Published on December 21, 2022. This brief shows that, at present, low- and middle-income countries are primarily facing a food inflation crisis, whereas high-income countries are predominantly challenged by an energy inflation crisis, with a divergence in countries’ policy responses.
- Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez also published a chapter “A Vulnerability Approach to the Definition of the Middle Class” (DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-89258-6_26) in the Palgrave Readers in Economics book series, Global Labour in Distress, Volume I. Published online on January 1, 2023. This chapter aims at proposing a view of the middle class based on vulnerability to poverty.
- Andy Sumner and Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez delivered the seminar “Global Inequality & Global Poverty in the Aftermath of the Pandemic” at the Centre of Development Studies Seminar Series, University of Cambridge. December 1, 2022. We reported this as ‘forthcoming’ in the previous email.
Economic development and productive capacities in emerging economies
- Juan Grigera and Rafeef Ziadah published articles in the “Development and Change Forum 2022”. Juan Grigera writes on the COVID-19 crisis in Latin America and Rafeef Ziadah writes on COVID-19 and the crisis of development in the Middle East.