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London Business School

Kamalini Ramdas

Kamalini Ramdas is Deloitte Chair in Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Her research focuses on identifying ways to expand access to healthcare and information services through business model innovation. She uses empirical methods including field experiments. She has served as Co-PI on a $1.2M grant to design and implement profitable cardiac preventive care. She is a Department Editor at Manufacturing & Service Operations Management and President of the Manufacturing & Service Operations

Salford Business School, University of Salford

Maria Paola Rana

Maria’s research focuses on the economics of crime, organized crime and corruption. Together with her co-authors, she has investigated the joint effect of organised crime and corruption on economic growth. Mara has published the following papers on the topic: a theory of organized crime, corruption and economic growth, and an empirical analysis of organized crime, corruption and economic growth. In another piece of empirical research she has investigated the determinants of crime versus organised


Imran Rasul

Imran Rasul is Professor of Economics at University College London, co-director of the Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and Research Programme Director in the Firms portfolio, at the International Growth Centre. His research interests include labor, development and public economics and his work has been published in leading journals such as the Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Econometrica and the Review of


Christopher Rauh

Christopher Rauh’s fields are Labor Economics and Political Economy. He works with complex datasets and applied methodologies, including machine learning and structural modelling. During the Covid19 outbreak he has been using repeated large geographically representative surveys to document the large and unequal impact of the pandemic on workers in the UK, the US, and Germany.

Georgetown University

Martin Ravallion

Martin Ravallion holds the inaugural Edmond D. Villani Chair of Economics at Georgetown University. Prior to joining Georgetown in 2013 he was Director of the World Bank’s research department, the Development Research Group. Martin is the ex-President of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Non-Resident Fellow of the Center for Global Development and a Senior Fellow of the Bureau for Research in Economic Analysis of

University of Cambridge

Charles Read

Charles Read lectures, examines and supervises for the Faculty of History, where he is a postdoctoral fellow, and the Faculty of Economics, where he is an affiliated lecturer, at the University of Cambridge. His research and teaching interests focus on the economic causes and consequences of famines, financial crises and pandemics in Great Britain and Ireland over the past two centuries. His next book, entitled “Ireland’s Great Famine: Britain’s Biggest Economic-Policy Disaster