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Developing Markets

The only society with the sole aim of raising awareness about developing markets through panel discussions; public debates and research. Join us to increase your knowledge about the developing world!

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About us

LSESU’s only society focused solely on the developing world, hosting events on a regular basis. Founded on the principles of inclusion and open discussion on all global matters, the LSESU Developing Markets Society aims to provide a platform where students can gain an international perspective on developing economic markets and further their understanding of the intricacies of these markets and the issues they face.

LSESU Developing Markets Society aims to differentiate itself through the focus on these three objectives:


Expand members’ knowledge of developing economies all over the world through events, and build their ability to critically analyse and compare these markets from an economic perspective.

Research Output:

Further develop our website and newsletter to allow interested members to apply what they learn through researching and writing about developing markets, and share their views with fellow students.

Professional Development

Connect students with industry professionals working in or with developing markets to enhance their understanding of these economies and build transferable skills for their future careers.


The cheapest membership fee of all LSESU Societies. In just a one-time payment of £2 you get access to:

  1. Access to all our panel discussions & public debates
  2. Access to our weekly newsletter
  3. Bi-weekly research articles on developing markets
  4. Weekly news updates on developing markets

Associate membership is for alumni only.

Events and Activities planned for this year

  • Panel Discussions: Hosting interview panels with multiple speakers who have diverse expertise in different developing markets, to share various perspectives on how these markets are developing and their respective future outlooks.
  • Keynote Speakers: Bringing in leading professionals to deliver individual talks explaining, in detail, their work in developing markets and their career paths.
  • Public Debates: Conducting debates on topics regarding developing markets.
  • Research: Producing our own research on the latest developments in developing markets as well publishing independent research on our website.
  • Essay Competitions: Targetted towards university students, with potential to scope to sixth-formers.
  • Social Speed Networking: Inviting back LSE Alumni who have worked in the Developing Markets space for networking and career advice.

Some Events held last year...

  • Flagship Event with Dr Prachi Agarwal (Overseas Development Institute) and Chris Papageorgiou (International Monetary Fund)
  • Research articles on the debt outlook of emerging markets, and how emerging markets are called to step up in the climate change fight
  • Discussion on Emerging Markets Investing, specifically African sovereign debt, with Gregory Smith (EM Fixed Income Fund Manager at M&G)

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