Business Briefing with Professor Sayantan Ghosal, Professor of Economics, Adam Smith Business School
Issued: Wed, 19 Sep 2018 14:06:00 BST
Date: 2 October 2018
Time: 12:00pm - 13:30pm
Venue: Main Building, Lecture Theatre 206
Category: Business Briefings Event
Audience: Event was open to all University of Glasgow students and staff
Professor Ghosal's work had a particular focus on inclusive development and at this event he shared the findings from his research on Dream Building workshops. In particular, he discussed the positive impact that cultivating hope and aspiration among marginalised communities can have in tackling poverty. The Dream Building workshops used in his research, is a psychological training programme aimed at improving self-image negatively impacted by social stigma. The research, which has been conducted in India, has revealed significant positive findings, where women who participated in the workshops demonstrated positive future-oriented financial decisions and showed positive outcomes on both wellbeing indicators and health-seeking behaviours.
Professor Ghosal is a Professor of Economics and Dean of Interdisciplinary and Impact for the College of Social Sciences and the academic lead of the ESRC’s IAA grant. He was the Research Director at the ESRC Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) from 2010-2012 and he coordinates the interdisciplinary research network Behaviour, Structure and Interventions at the University of Glasgow. He is also a member of ESRC’s Capability Committee.
This event counted towards the Graduate Award.
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