King’s College London, Dept of International Development, April
Social and economic inequalities in emerging economies: Andrea Cornwall was in Recife co-convening a Faculty Research and Impact Fund funded workshop that brought academics and social movements from all over the country together to take stock of the state of democracy in Brazil as the Lula government returns.
Economic development and productive capacities in emerging economies: Charlotte Goodburn has published a working paper, titled Work, Employment and Society with Soumya Mishra. This compares two Indian systems of workplace accommodation with China’s famous “dormitory labour regime”, arguing that these are part of a broader, increasingly global, workplace-residence regime aimed at migrant labour control.
Political economy: Ingrid Kvangraven:
- has co-authored a new article, which argues that to build a global and anti-imperialist field of international political economy (IPE), a critical recovery of the anti-colonial scholarship that has been marginalized since IPE’s inception is necessary. Here is the open access article in the Review of International Political Economy: Back to Dakar: Decolonizing international political economy through dependency theory
- has co-published a blog symposium discussing What’s wrong with Development Studies and how can we change it?
- has co-authored a book A Modern Guide to Uneven Economic Development. Order the book here and watch the launch event at UCL here.
China: Regina Enjuto Martinez has co-authored a paper in The China Quarterly in December 2022 on the topic of Contracting Welfare Services to Social Organizations in China..
Incomes: Michail Moatsos and Paul Segal have published an article on elite incomes around the world. It estimates elite incomes using a new measure called entitlements over labour, which takes local wage costs as numeraire and reflects both real incomes in terms of non-tradables, and the ability to command local workers. While elites in richer countries unsurprisingly have higher real incomes on standard measures, elites in low- and middle-income countries enjoy higher real incomes in terms of entitlements over labour, or their ability to command and dominate their compatriots.
Gender in emerging economies: Andrea Cornwall features on the PAR FEM Trailblazers podcast and speaks about ‘Participatory Action Research: Challenging Masculinities, Changing the Academy’. Listen now