A return to ‘Gentlemanly Capitalism’: The role of private equity in Africa

Gentlemanly capitalism is a theory first put forward by P. J. Cain and A. G. Hopkins in the 1980s before being fully developed in their 1993 work, British Imperialism – a book I became very familiar with as a History undergraduate studying a very ‘old hat’ module on the economics of empire. The theory originally referred […]

Can we sustain an inclusive EU monetary system? Overcoming design failure and a look at the Eurozone 2018

Last night, Professor Domenico Siniscalco (Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley) gave his views on ‘The Eurozone 2018: what should we expect ten years after Lehman Brother’s collapse?’ The overarching theme of the lecture was tied to system design failure and how European leaders would sustain a political vision for an inclusive monetary union despite huge discrepancies […]

Is 2% enough or is time for basic income? Reforms to make India’s ‘Invisible Hand’ more visible (LSE Review of Books)

How do you ensure the distribution of wealth in one of the world’s poorest countries, when it has one of the highest number of billionaires in the world? An interesting intervention by the Government of India was revealed by the World Economic Forum today… When corporation tax and tax breaks for corporate philanthropy are not enough to […]