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Poverty Myths, and Professorial ‘Power Couple’ Dispelling Them

Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo give new meaning to the term “power couple”. The husband-and-wife team are economics professors at

Lucrezia Reichlin: Data Pioneer Hopes for a New Era of Economic Co-operation

Italian economist Lucrezia Reichlin is recognised as one of the pioneers of big data. Reichlin made history as the first

Cristina Junqueira, Nubank Co-Founder: Brazil’s Wonder Woman of Fintech

When the first Nubank card transaction was made in Brazil on April 1, 2014, you wouldn’t have been a fool

Atif Mian: Theory, Practice, and Macro-economic Reality in a World Longing for Rebound

“Economic disasters are almost always preceded by a large increase in household debt.” The above proclamation comes from a critically

Reshma Sohoni: An Identity and an Ambition Forged Through a Lifetime of Migration — and Adaptation

Reshma Sohoni migrated to the US from India at the age of 10, moved to France to pursue an MBA

Hadiyah Mujhid, CEO and founder of HBCU.vc: George Floyd’s Death Brought in Flood of VC Offers for Black Founders in US

Hadiyah Mujhid is CEO and founder of HBCU.vc, a not-for-profit organisation that helps African American and Hispanic students become technology

Ambareen Musa, Founder & CEO of Souqalmal: From Mauritius with Love for Fintech, and lots of Ambition

Ambareen Musa, founder and CEO of financial aggregator marketplace Souqalmal, sees a glowing future for fintech — and she believes

Jenny Lee, Managing Partner of GGV Capital: ‘Geek’ Mentality Coupled with Passion for Disruption Makes a Neat Niche

The Forbes Global 100 VC Midas list ranks the world’s best dealmakers in hi-tech and life science venture capital investors.

Taking Underground Approach to Carbon Neutral Heating for Homes

Limitless carbon-neutral energy is right under our feet, says Kathy Hannun, the co-founder and president of geothermal giant Dandelion Energy.

Judy Faulkner: From Basement Beginnings… to a Self-made Billionaire

Judy Faulkner is the hands-on programmer who pioneered the concept of patient-centric digital medical records in the US. Faulkner taught

Edible Protein from Thin Air: Dyson Knows a Bargain When She Sees One

Lisa Dyson looked to nature for inspiration on how to combat climate change; now she runs a biotech company that

Ayah Bdeir: Innovation, Invention from Mouths and Hands of Babes

Get them while they’re young and make it fun, says littleBits founder Ayah Bdeir, and we can ignite a child’s

Joy to the World — Founding Father of Indian Company with Mission for Health

“When you spread joy, it returns to you multiplied,” says Huzaifa Khorakiwala, more commonly known as “Sir Dr Huz”. Wise

Implementing the UN SDGs: A Job for Everyone, Everywhere

Everyone seems to agree that the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) make perfect sense. Countries and companies, individuals and industries

Ida, Data and Women’s Health: It’s Win-Win with the Clue App

From investment opportunities to the pursuit and provision of venture capital, the purse strings of financial dealings are very often

Gender Specifics of Brain Function: a Path to Improved Health Balance

In terms of structure, female and male brains differ only marginally. But new studies on brain function — and pathology

Ameet Nathwani: Big Pharma, Big Changes to Traditional Ways of Thinking

Big Pharma might not be the obvious choice for tech talent looking for a new home or project — but

Acharya Balkrishna: Billionaire Monk Makes Modesty and Empathy Watchwords for Progress

Acharya Balkrishna projects an aura of modesty, often clad in a traditional India dhoti, the simple garment of the people

Narendra Modi: Giving India Its Due

He definitely is the man of the moment. The establishment may disagree, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India sprang

Danièle Nouy: Getting Tough with Bankers

It is her job to keep Europe’s banks on the straight and narrow and remind their executives that honesty pays.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Young Congresswoman Refuses to Play Nice

It takes the gumption of a hero to identify as a socialist in the United States, and something of a

Bill Mitchell: Saving Capitalism from Itself

Proponents of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) often manage to elicit a nod from more orthodox peers that acknowledges their existence

Vincent Cerf: Father of the Internet Looking for Ways to Preserve His Work

Vince Cerf had absolutely no idea that his creation would be hijacked by big business, encourage tunnel vision, and spread

Andrés Manuel López Obrador: The Remaking of Mexico

Mexico’s new president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, seems to have given up on his promise to bring corrupt officials to

Satoshi Nakamoto: To Be or Not to Be

The dormant P2P Foundation account of Satoshi Nakamoto – the man, or group of people, who invented Bitcoin – sprang

Magnus Carlsen: In Pursuit of Perfection and Committed to the Art of Chess

The best chess player ever? It’s probably Magnus Carlsen, according to … Magnus Carlsen. The Norwegian grandmaster, now 28, is

Stacey Ferreira: The Billion Dollar Pitch

Few people make their first million before they turn twenty, and fewer still can say they have penned an international

Robert Azevêdo: Levelling the Playing Field

In times such as these, with rapidly escalating trade tensions and countries engaging in tit-for-tat spats that can – and