Professor Kamalini Ramdas awarded grant for Covid research

LBS's Kamalini Ramdas awarded grant worth €24,550 for her research focussing on India, Nigeria and Ghana

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London Business School’s Kamalini Ramdas, Professor of Management Science and Operations; Deloitte Chair in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, has been awarded an IZA-Institute of Labor Economics grant worth €24,550 for COVID-19 research in low-income countries.

The research, focussed in India, Nigeria and Ghana, will investigate how the coronavirus pandemic asymmetrically affects male and female time use, and what business can do about it.

Part of the Gender, Growth and Labour Markets in Low Income Countries (G²LM|LIC) Programme, this is a joint project with Amalia Miller, Professor of Economics at University of Virginia, and Alp Sungu, PhD student at London Business School.

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a global crisis with short and long-term implications for health, the economy and social relations. Against this background, G²LM|LIC launched a special call of interest for research on COVID-19 to address the negative impacts of the crisis in developing countries. They see an urgent need for policymakers in these countries to monitor the extent of the spread as well as ongoing and future implications.

Kamalini says, "I’m delighted that MSO PhD student Alp Sungu, University of Virginia Economics Professor Amalia Miller and I have received this timely award. It will enable us to shed some light on gender differences in the effects of COVID-19, and, importantly, on how businesses can mitigate some of the adverse consequences of these differences.