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LSE-UCT Summer School
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24 June – 5 July 2019
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    Contents                                                                                   Welcome to the LSE-UCT                                                          3

                                                                                               Summer School
    Welcome 3                                       ECONOMICS                                  The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the
                                                   LCS-EC201: Economic Challenges              University of Cape Town (UCT) are delighted to offer the seventh LSE-UCT
    Why choose the LSE-UCT                                                                     Summer School in 2019. This innovative programme provides students
                                                   for African Development 18
    Summer School 4                                                                            and professionals from across the globe with an exciting opportunity
                                                   LCS-EC203: Creating High Impact
                                                                                               to study important social sciences issues relevant to Africa today in
    The programme 8                                Businesses in Challenging Environments 19
                                                                                               the beautiful and vibrant city of Cape Town. The programme is taught
                                                   LCS-EC304: Foundations of Behavioural
    Course List 9                                  and Experimental Economics for
                                                                                               by outstanding faculty from UCT and LSE, two of the world’s leading
                                                   Developing Countries 20                     institutions for teaching and research.

     AFRICA AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS                                                        The first six LSE-UCT Summer Schools attracted on average 96
                                                   Life in Cape Town 22                        participants representing 45 nationalities. Whilst a majority of participants
    LCS-AF101: Sub-Saharan Africa in the 21st
    Century: A Continent in Transition 10                                                      have been university-level students, on average one third have been
                                                   Admission criteria 24                       graduate professionals working in a variety of fields including business,
    LCS-IR201: Africa and Global Transformation:
                                                                                               finance, education, government, banking, diplomatic services, charities and
    The Rise of Emerging Powers and a New          Fees and payments 25
    International Order 12                                                                     NGOs. This diversity in the classroom enables interaction between a wide
                                                   How to apply 26                             range of perspectives and helps bring together theoretical analysis with
     DEVELOPMENT AND GEOGRAPHY                                                                 real-world, practical experience.
    LCS-DV202: Poverty and Development 15          About LSE and UCT 27
                                                                                               If you are interested in gaining a global perspective on issues relevant to
    LCS-GY202: Urban Development and                                                           Africa at the continent’s top university, we encourage you to apply to the
    Planning in Africa 16                                                                      LSE-UCT Summer School and look forward to meeting you in Cape Town
                                                                                               in June 2019.

                                                                                               Professor Chris Alden
                                                                                               Professor of International Relations, LSE
                                                                                               Academic Director, LSE-UCT Summer School

                                                                                               Associate Professor Mark Ellyne
                                                                                               Adjunct Professor of Economics, UCT
                                                                                               Academic Director, LSE-UCT Summer School
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                                                     Why choose                                                    5

    I learned so much during my two weeks in
    Cape Town! Not only did I learn a lot about      the LSE-UCT
    African economic development through
    exciting classroom discussions and the           Summer School
    inspiring field trips, but I also learned that
    it is possible to become close friends in only   Study one of our distinctive
    two weeks. I miss them already!                  courses, taught by LSE or UCT
    Julian Slotman, United Nations, Cameroon         The London School of Economics and Political Science
                                                     (LSE) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) are two of
                                                     the world’s leading institutions for teaching and research.
                                                     The LSE-UCT Summer School offers participants the
                                                     opportunity to attend one of seven exceptional courses, all
                                                     of which are taught by outstanding faculty from either LSE,
    Go into Cape Town with an open                   UCT, or a combination of both. Our courses are carefully
    mind and a willingness to learn                  curated to provide the best opportunities for those who
                                                     wish to investigate and learn more about contemporary
    and interact with everyone!                      Africa, whether as part of university studies or continuing
    Christian Pierce, Universidade Federal do        professional development.
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

                                                     Share a unique educational
                                                     experience with a global mix
                                                     of students and professionals
                                                     The LSE-UCT Summer School is as diverse as it is
                                                     interesting. Our participants come from across Africa,
                                                     Europe, Asia, Australasia and the Americas and vary in
                                                     age too (the average age is 24, but we welcome qualified
                                                     applicants from university level upwards). Around one third
                                                     of our attendees are graduate professionals representing
                                                     industries as diverse as banking, the charity sector and
                                                     NGOs, law, government agencies or diplomatic missions,
                                                     commerce and media. Our participants always tell us
                                                     that the diversity of attendees is partly what makes the
                                                     programme so unique and rewarding, as it enriches class
                                                     discussions, social events and networking opportunities.
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Explore Cape Town, one of the                                                                        7
                                                         CAPE TOWN FACTS       world’s most exciting cities
The range of sightseeing activities is                   CAPE TOWN’S CLIMATE   Cape Town (or “the Mother City” as it is known to           Working and learning with such
amazing! From going to the beach, to                     IS ON A PAR WITH      locals) is a beautiful, complex and cosmopolitan city
                                                                                                                                           a diverse group of people was an
                                                                               which is, in many ways, the gateway to Africa. The city
wildlife spotting (penguins, seals, birds                CALIFORNIA AND THE                                                                amazing and enriching experience.
                                                                               provides a fascinating context in which to learn more
etc) to the national botanical garden                                          about the politics, economics and geography of Africa,      We benefited from passionate
and Table Mountain. The nightlife is                     WINTER IS FROM MAY    and to understand why Africa’s role internationally,
                                                                                                                                           professors and motivated students,
                                                         TO SEPTEMBER          and issues within the continent itself, are so important
also great with plenty of restaurants                                          to the world in the 21st century. We integrate the city     using the wonderful location of
                                                         SUMMER IS FROM                                                                    Cape Town to explore some of the
and bars. A must-visit city!                                                   into our courses where possible, with trips to relevant
                                                         NOVEMBER TO MARCH     places of interest. Finally, the stunning UCT campus, at
Wei-Heng Yen, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan
                                                                               the foot of the Table Mountain national park, also offers
                                                                                                                                           greatest global challenges.
                                                                               an inspirational location for study and lively debate.      Victoria Hikachula, Accountant, Zambia
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    The programme                                                                                                                                                                                                         9

    The LSE-UCT Summer School is an exciting programme          A transcript showing the final grade achieved on the
    combining the strengths of LSE and UCT in the social        course is provided to all participants who successfully        Courses
    sciences. Each course is taught by specialists in their     complete all elements of assessment. Participants who          For an updated list of 2019 courses and for
    fields who hold a position at one of these world-class      do not complete all elements of assessment but who             more detailed course outlines, please refer
    institutions, and one course is co-taught by faculty from   attend at least 80 per cent of the taught sessions will        to:
    LSE and UCT so that students can take advantage of the      receive a statement of completion.                             lse-uct-summer-school/courses
    teaching and research from both institutions.
                                                                Full details of the assessment criteria, marking
                                                                schemes and deadlines will be provided at the start
    Contact hours and teaching methods                          of the programme.
    The LSE-UCT Summer School is an intensive, two week
    programme. Each course is full-time and consists of a
                                                                Obtaining academic credit
    total of 48 contact hours between Monday and Friday
                                                                The quality of LSE-UCT Summer School courses is given
    over the two weeks. Usually this involves a total of 36
                                                                the highest priority. Participating students are often
    hours of lectures, attended by all participants each
                                                                able to receive academic credit toward their degree
    morning, and 12 hours of seminar classes in groups of
                                                                from their home university upon presentation of their
    up to 15, held each afternoon. However, other teaching
                                                                transcript and course syllabus. Students who wish to
    methods appropriate to the individual courses may
                                                                receive credit should speak to their home university as
    be used and schedules may vary. Due to the rigorous,
                                                                soon as possible. The LSE-UCT Summer School office
    academic nature of the programme, participants are
                                                                is very pleased to provide any further information which
    strongly encouraged to consult the online course
                                                                may be helpful to students or their institutions.
    outlines and to prepare as appropriate for the demands
    of their chosen course.
                                                                Study facilities
                                                                During the LSE-UCT Summer School, participants will
    Assessment and certificates                                 have access to study facilities at UCT, including the
    Courses are generally assessed on a mid-term paper
                                                                library, computer and printing facilities, web and Wi-Fi
    and a final examination, but other elements such as
                                                                access. However, considering the intensive nature of the
    mid-term quizzes, group projects and presentations may
                                                                programme and the requirement for written papers and
    also contribute. All courses feature a final examination,
                                                                research, participants are strongly advised to bring their
    which is two hours in length and held on the final day
                                                                own laptop or similar device with them. Participants will
    of the programme, Friday 5 July. Please note that these
                                                                be assisted in setting up access to IT networks on their
                                                                                                                                                                  I am forever indebted to the LSE-UCT
    examinations cannot be rescheduled.
                                                                portable devices on arrival at UCT.                                                               Summer School for submerging me
                                                                                                                                                                  intellectually in such a superlative way with
                                                                                                                                                                  such world class academics. I am infinitely
                                                                                                                                                                  grateful for the privilege and honour to have
                                                                                                                                                                  been a Summer School participant.
                                                                                                                                                                  Paballo Chauke, UCT and University of Oxford graduate
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      NEW FOR 2019

     Sub-Saharan Africa in                                          This course is taught by:

     the 21st Century: A                                              Professor Horman Chitonge
     Continent in Transition                                          Associate Professor and Head of African Studies
     Sub-Saharan Africa has been going through a period               at the Centre for African Studies at UCT
     of rapid social, political and economic change since
     the beginning of the new millennium. Notwithstanding
     these changes, the dominant perceptions of Africa have
     not equally transformed. This is an inter-disciplinary           Professor Frank Matose
     course that seeks to examine these changes by locating
                                                                      Associate Professor and Director of
     the dynamics in historical context and addressing the
                                                                      Environmental Humanities South Centre at UCT
     following questions:

     What are the key social, political and economic challenges
     that occur from the process of transitioning from a
                                                                      Mr Nazeer Sonday
     traditional agrarian society to a modern industrial (mixed)
     society? How are Africans responding to these challenges,        A Philippi Horticultural Area local farmer
     and how should we assess these changes? Are the                  and activist
     changes being experienced in Africa today beneficial
     to African society? Are they leading to an Africa Rising
     scenario, or the opposite?                                     Please visit the course page on our website for their
     One of the central themes in Africa’s transition is the        individual backgrounds and research details.
     management of Africa’s natural and human resources, and
     this course will discuss both the persisting challenges and
     the prospects for a successful transition to better resource
     management outcomes. Secondly, the course tries to
     identify the main drivers of change in Africa and what this
     entails for African communities.

     Course code: LCS-AF101

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                                                                                                                           Mostakim Habib                                                                                                              13


     Africa and Global                                             This course is taught by:

     Transformation: The Rise                                        Professor Chris Alden
     of Emerging Powers and                                          Department of International Relations at LSE
     a New International Order
     Nowhere in the world is the rise of the emerging powers
     more evident than in Africa. From the multi-billion
     dollar investments in oil and minerals to the influx            Dr Karen Smith
     of thousands merchants, labourers and consumer
                                                                     Honorary Research Associate in the
     goods, the growing political and economic reach
                                                                     Department of Political Studies at UCT
     of emerging powers like China, India and Brazil are
     redefining Africa’s traditional ties with the international
     community. At the same time, mobilised in part by this
                                                                     Sanusha Naidu
     accelerated interest from abroad, the African continent
     is experiencing unprecedented growth, a rising middle           Research Associate in the Department of
     class and signs of a new international assertiveness            Political Studies at UCT                              What was the best part of                                  What did you think about
     on the global stage.
                                                                                                                           your course?                                               your fellow students?
     Is a new pattern of economic development, led by                                                                      I am a law student. Law can be a highly elitist            They were simply awesome. I loved the fact that there
     emerging power investment and robust political                Please visit the course page on our website for their   profession. This has often prompted me to reassess         were so many of us from different parts of the world,
     engagement, transforming not only Africa but                  individual backgrounds and research details.            my career paths – I knew that I definitely wanted to       each with unique backgrounds. We were different in
     challenging the established conventions which framed                                                                  put my legal knowledge to good use, but I was never        many ways, yet similar in many more. It’s truly refreshing
     the continent’s relationship with the rest of the world?                                                              certain about applying for training contracts and living   to hear their stories; you start to build the desire to travel
     How are African interests aligning with new global                                                                    out my days in an office. This course allowed me to        to their countries and learn more! It was also great to
     actors and what are the areas of divergence? What are                                                                 see other career pathways such as academia and             have other people ask about my own experiences in life.
     the implications of this global power transformation                                                                  specialising in an area of international law. What’s
     for African development and security on the continent?                                                                better is how the course had a focus on Africa. I          What are your tips for
     In order to understand the burgeoning relationship                                                                    do enjoy my university study material, but often           potential students?
     between emerging powers and Africa, we need to                                                                        contextualising a British syllabus to African society      You will be meeting some of the world’s most astute
     recognise the range of economic, diplomatic and                                                                       can be a challenge. This course, Africa and Global         professors who are specialists in their fields. Listen to
     security rationales behind emerging power engagement                                                                  Transformation, did an excellent job highlighting          what they have to say and engage with it. Engagement
                                                                   It was a very interesting
     with the continent.                                                                                                   issues specific to Africa. As an African myself, my own    does not mean agreeing with all that they have to say,
                                                                   course and the staff were                               perceptions on issues such as Chinese engagement           you may raise issues and question it – do not be afraid
     Course Code: LCS-IR201
                                                                   exceptionally good and                                  were challenged. Experiences such as these reminded        to do this. Also don’t be too arrogant to accept the
                                                                   very knowledgeable.                                     me to always keep an open mind and take decisions          viewpoints that others may bring. At the end of the two
                                                                                                                           based on evidence.                                         weeks, you will be reminded of diverse this world is,
                                                                   Priyanshi Shah, University of London,
                                                                                                                                                                                      and how that is our greatest strength.
                                                                   United Kingdom
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Christian Pierce                                                                                                         DEVELOPMENT AND GEOGRAPHY                                                                                          15

MBA Candidate,
COPPEAD Graduate
School of Business,
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
                                                                                                                        Poverty and Development                                     This course is taught by:

                                                                                                                        The course is an interdisciplinary analysis of poverty        Dr Elliott Green
                                                                                                                        and development, where the focus is on how, and
                                                                                                                        why, some countries can achieve poverty reduction             Associate Professor of Development Studies in the
                                                                                                                        and development while others do not.                          Department of International Development at LSE

                                                                                                                        The course pays particular attention to the political
                                                                                                                        economy of development, investigating the way
                                                                                                                        we conceive of poverty and development both                   Dr Portia Roelofs
                                                                                                                        philosophically and practically. In particular the course
                                                                                                                        examines the political and economic incentives that           LSE Fellow in the Department of
                                                                                                                        can drive governments to focus on development and             International Development.
                                                                                                                        poverty reduction, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. We
                                                                                                                        also focus on such topics as the relationship between
                                                                                                                        poverty and inequality, health, democratization,            Please visit the course page on our website for their
                                                                                                                        urbanization, and demography.                               individual backgrounds and research details.

                                                                                                                        The aim of the course is to enable participants to:

What was the best part of                                 interacted with was friendly, and people were happy           • understand the concept of development and its
                                                                                                                         different forms;
your course?                                              to share their culture and life with me.

The best part was the morning lecture. Dr. Green’s                                                                      • critically analyse the differences between poverty
insight provided a perspective which allowed us to        What was your overall highlight?                               reduction and development;
see how we could use the knowledge from the course        My overall highlight was driving along the Garden Route
in a practical way. This culminated in the forum at       to Bloukrans Bridge to bungee jump, then driving back         • examine the poverty-inequality-growth nexus;
the Social Justice Coalition, where we were able to       to Cape Town in time to complete my final paper.              • and Critically evaluate the relationship between
present ideas which could help improve the lives of                                                                      poverty and violence.                                      The best part of the programme
those in Khayelitsha.                                     What is your most                                             Course Code: LCS-DV202
                                                                                                                                                                                    was learning about the factors
                                                          memorable moment?                                                                                                         that caused Africa’s lack of
What did you think about life in                          The most memorable moment was the final dinner.
                                                                                                                                                                                    development and industrialisation;
Cape Town?                                                This was truly a celebration of our achievements, and
Cape Town is a rare city. There are few other places in   was even more special because of Vice Chancellor                                                                          urbanisation and slum incidence;
the world where I have seen such a marvellous mixture     Mamokgethi Phakeng’s speech. The positive energy                                                                          and the tutorials because there
of cultures. While it has problems seen in many other     in the room allowed us to conclude LSE-UCT Summer
                                                                                                                                                                                    were many views expressed which
urban environments, there is an optimism in Cape Town     School on an extremely high note! It also instilled a sense
that creates a feeling of hope and unity. Everyone I      of unity which I carried with me as I returned home.                                                                      opened my learning experience.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Malebo Alice Maloka, University of Cape Town,
                                                                                                                                                                                    South Africa
                                                                                                                        Nicole Crozier                                                                                                             17

                                                                                                                        Economist, South Africa

     Urban Development and                                      This course is taught by:

     Planning in Africa                                           Professor Gareth Jones
     This course explores the challenges and opportunities
                                                                  Professor of Urban Geography in the Department
     of African urban development, taking a close look at
                                                                  of Geography and Environment at LSE
     planning cities on the continent through intensive field
     engagement with sites in Cape Town while drawing
     critically on lessons from elsewhere in Africa. In
     order to understand contemporary African cities, we          Dr Ryan Centner
     examine histories of development and inequality, and
                                                                  Assistant Professor of Urban Geography in the
     contemporary dynamics in making, transforming, and
                                                                  Department of Geography and Environment at LSE.
     managing cities. Through the work of major urban
     scholars – many from Africa themselves – and multiple
     field trips around Cape Town, we explore some of the
     ideologies, economic activities, and social relations      Please visit the course page on our website for their
     through which cities are developed and planned today.      individual backgrounds and research details.

     This course assembles a range of disciplinary                                                                      Why did you choose the LSE-UCT                                about development issues within different international
                                                                                                                                                                                      contexts and how different and similar South Africa is to
     perspectives – from geography, history, sociology, and                                                             Summer School                                                 the rest of world and Africa. We also got to travel
     urban studies – in order to delve into contemporary                                                                I wanted to have an experience at an international
                                                                                                                                                                                      the city of Cape Town – we took public transport, met
     African urban development and planning. We take full                                                               university but which did not involve leaving my job, taking
                                                                                                                                                                                      local traders, chatted to them, walked through inner
     advantage of our location in South Africa to provide                                                               a sabbatical or going overseas at the present time. I also
                                                                                                                                                                                      city areas, newly gentrified areas, shopping malls,
     exciting and bespoke field-based lessons, we also                                                                  wanted to undertake a course on urban development that
                                                                                                                                                                                      townships, historic quarters – we did it all! We engaged
     aim to draw connections and comparisons by using                                                                   offered access to new/ latest thinking and which I hoped
                                                                                                                                                                                      with people and experienced the city by walking through
     wider theoretical frames as well. This enables us to                                                               could influence a topic of my PhD thesis.
                                                                                                                                                                                      it. That is the only way to teach the course – it makes
     analyse sites that may be geographically distant yet
                                                                                                                                                                                      the issues come to life.
     worth thinking about together - to reconsider linkages                                                             What impact did this programme
     between them, and bring them into larger discussions
                                                                                                                        have on you?                                                  What are your future plans?
     about transforming space, economy, and society in
                                                                                                                        The course had a positive impact on me by introducing         I would like to write a paper for a national conference on
     urban Africa today.
                                                                                                                        me to a circle of interesting people from across the globe    city/urban development issues and submit a PhD topic
     Course Code: LCS-GY202                                                                                             – I say circle rather than network, as we have become         by the end of the year.
                                                                                                                        friends and network sounds too cold and official! Our
                                                                                                                        lecturers were very inspiring teachers and I learnt a lot

                                                                Amazing professors, site visits
                                                                were extremely helpful.
                                                                Jamie Numark, Quinnipiac University, USA
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                                                                                                                        NEW FOR 2019

     Economic Challenges for                                   This course is taught by:
                                                                                                                       Creating High Impact                                      This course is taught by:

     African Development                                         Associate Professor Mark Ellyne
                                                                                                                       Businesses In Challenging                                   Associate Professor Mikael Samuelsson
     After an initial post-independence expansion, most
                                                                 Adjunct Professor in the School of
                                                                                                                       Environments                                                Associate Professor in the Graduate School
     countries in Africa suffered relative economic decline
                                                                 Economics at UCT                                      Welcome to the mother city and the paradox! In this         of Business at UCT
     or stagnation during the lost decades of the 1980s
                                                                                                                       course we combine influences from Silicon Cape
     and 1990s, leading The Economist magazine in 2000
                                                                                                                       with challenges and opportunities in the townships
     to dub Africa the hopeless continent. Much changed
                                                                                                                       of Philippi and beyond. It is a co-creation learning
     subsequently and many countries experienced                 Professor Anthony Black                                                                                           Sarah-Anne Alman
                                                                                                                       experience that take place in the township and with
     booming growth over the next decade, driven in part,
                                                                 Professor in the School of Economics at UCT           different stakeholders such as investors, innovators        The Founder and Manager of the Solution Space
     by rapidly growing investment in their abundant
                                                                                                                       and other business developers.                              at the Graduate School of Business at UCT.
     resource sectors. Since the global financial crisis
     and the end of the commodity super-cycle, the Africa                                                              The purpose is to learn what works (and what doesn’t)
     Rising scenario has been called into question as big                                                              in innovative start-ups and inspiring leading-edge
                                                                                                                                                                                 Please visit the course page on our website for their
     challenges persist, including widespread poverty, aid       Professor Léonce Ndikumana                            organizations that are remaking their market place. Our
                                                                                                                                                                                 individual backgrounds and research details.
     dependence, on-going conflict in some regions, and                                                                business model innovation also explores successful
     the stresses of providing infrastructure for burgeoning     Honorary Professor in the School of                   approaches to delivering new products and services
     urban populations.                                          Economics at UCT                                      in challenging settings. An engaging mix of content,
                                                                                                                       case studies, student investigations, and partner firms
     The topics covered in the course include: a review
                                                                                                                       inspires our ideas and insights. Our understanding
     of economic development since independence; the
                                                               Please visit the course page on our website for their   of bottlenecks, constraints, and opportunities sets
     role of the IMF and World Bank in Africa; the role of
                                                               individual backgrounds and research details.            the context for the course’s ongoing exploration of
     globalization and its impact on policy; can regional
                                                                                                                       promising business model and enterprise innovations.
     integration work for Africa; investigating the sources
     of financing for development; the role the state and                                                              The course takes a practical approach to
     alternative government policies; does inequality                                                                  understanding, teaching and building businesses.
     affect growth; the impact of changing demographics        Amazing experience. The                                 Whether it is breaking down business models into
     in Africa; and the challenges of poverty and                                                                      their fundamental components, analysing the current
                                                               course and range of people who
     unemployment for the continent.                                                                                   models used in certain industries or synthesizing new
                                                               attended profoundly enriched                            models from models existing in various industries, this
     Course Code: LCS-EC201
                                                                the discussions and learning.                          course aims to place business model innovation at the
                                                                                                                       centre of the value creation.
                                                               Would highly recommend
                                                               it. Thank you for providing                             Course code: LCS-EC203

                                                               students and professionals
                                                               with this opportunity.
                                                               Sumona Bose, University of Cape Town,
                                                               South Africa
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      NEW FOR 2019

     Foundations of Behavioural                                     This course is taught by:

     and Experimental Economics                                       Professor Justine Burns
     for Developing Countries                                         Professor in the School of Economics at UCT
     Many of the problems of development in Africa can be
     attributed, in large part, to (reasonable) aversion to risk,
     fear of losses, and unwillingness to invest in projects
     that have higher returns but over longer horizons.
                                                                      Professor Martine Visser
     Attitudes towards risk, delayed gratification and loss
     aversion may be exacerbated by the psychology of                 Professor in the School of Economics at UCT
     scarcity, which in the context of poverty is particularly
     severe for income-poor individuals.

     Despite severe poverty and inequality, social
     networks and exchange relationships are often                    Dr Andre Hofmeyr
     characterised by high levels of interpersonal trust,
                                                                      Senior Lecturer, School of Economics at UCT
     reciprocity, and altruism. There is increasing evidence
     that social norms and norm-driven behaviour such
     as a preference for fairness, generosity or trust can
     often lead to significantly different outcomes than
     those predicted by economic theories. These observed           Please visit the course page on our website for their
     behavioural responses apply widely in development              individual backgrounds and research details.
     problems, including health, resource conservation and
     climate adaptation, impulsive consumption, and micro-
     scale investment.

     In light of this context, this course re-orientates our
     approach towards development policy through the
     lens of psychology and behavioural choice theory.
     The course focuses on experiments in economics,
     including laboratory and field experiments, as well as
     key insights from the field of behavioural economics,
     and their application to policy making.

     Course code: LCS-EC304
     Life in Cape Town                                                                                                                                                                          Safety and personal security
                                                                                                                                                                                                Like any big city throughout the world, Cape Town
                                                                                                                                                                                                has its share of crime. The LSE-UCT Summer School

                                                                                                                                                                                                staff will provide detailed safety advice before and
                                                                                                                                                                                                after arrival in Cape Town. If you have particular
                                                                                                                                                                                                queries, please feel free to email us at lse.uct.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Please note that the
     Visas                                                        Accommodation                                                                                                                 LSE-UCT Summer School cannot be held responsible
     Nationals of many countries are able to travel to South      Participants are able to book accommodation in the secure                                                                     for theft, loss or injury to participants.
     Africa for two weeks without a visa, or to apply for         and modern Graca Machel residence on UCT’s lower
     a tourist visa on arrival in the country. However, all       campus, which is a ten minute walk or short campus bus                                                                        Health care
     participants are strongly advised to check their personal    ride from the LSE-UCT Summer School teaching buildings.                                                                       Cape Town has a Mediterranean climate and is therefore
                                                                                                                                 Cultural and social events
     situation and to apply for any visa required in good time.   A number of rooms have been allocated to the Summer                                                                           not susceptible to tropical diseases. However, if you
                                                                                                                                 A programme of social and cultural events will be
     Please note that as you will be enrolled on the LSE-         School, including some with disabled access, and Wi-Fi                                                                        are planning to explore Africa more widely, please seek
                                                                                                                                 scheduled during the Summer School and include optional
     UCT Summer School for a short course and not as a            internet is available in all rooms. Details of how to book                                                                    advice from a medical practitioner prior to travelling.
                                                                                                                                 trips during the middle weekend and the weekend after the
     degree-seeking student of the University of Cape Town,       accommodation at Graca Machel will be provided to all
                                                                                                                                 programme to allow participants to experience Cape Town        South Africa has an excellent, modern health
     a student visa or study permit is not required.              registered participants. Rooms are limited and will be
                                                                                                                                 and its environment in a range of different ways (please       system with facilities and services meeting high
                                                                  offered on a first come first serve basis. Please note that
                                                                                                                                 note: there are additional charges for these events).          international standards. UCT also maintains an on-
     Arrival                                                      accommodation is not included in the tuition fee.
                                                                                                                                                                                                campus health service (the Student Wellness Centre),
     Participants are advised to arrive in Cape Town on           There is no requirement for LSE-UCT Summer School                                                                             for registered students.
     Saturday 22 June, when representatives will be available     participants to stay in UCT accommodation. Individuals are
     at the airport to welcome participants and to facilitate     free to make alternative arrangements to fit their budget                                                                     Health and personal insurance
     safe and reliable transfer to UCT’s campus.                  and personal circumstances. Participants are advised to                                                                       Please note that the LSE-UCT Summer School does
                                                                  consider transport options, personal security and facilities                                                                  not provide any health or personal insurance cover on
                                                                  for personal study when choosing accommodation.                                                                               your behalf, and no cover is provided through any UCT
                                                                                                                                                                                                accommodation. Please ensure that you have health
                                                                  Registration                                                                                                                  and personal insurance cover that is sufficient for
                                                                  Registration for the LSE-UCT Summer School will take                                                                          the whole period that you will be in South Africa, and
                                                                  place on the afternoon of Sunday 23 June on the UCT                                                                           sufficient to cover any theft or medical emergency which
                                                                  campus. Students will be asked to check and sign their                                                                        may arise. Copies of this insurance documentation may
                                                                  registration forms, and will also be given a pack of                                                                          be lodged with the LSE-UCT Summer School office on
                                                                                                                                 A free farewell dinner with traditional South African food
                                                                  information relating to the Summer School, including                                                                          arrival, in case a need to consult them arises.
                                                                                                                                 is also arranged for the final evening of the programme
                                                                  reading packs where appropriate.
                                                                                                                                 for all participants, staff and faculty, and is normally one
                                                                                                                                 of the highlights of the programme.
     Travel within Cape Town                                      Following registration, the LSE-UCT Summer School              As the LSE-UCT Summer School is an intensive
     UCT’s free Jammie Shuttle bus service (www.students.         provides a free orientation and welcome, also on the           academic programme with limited time for sightseeing,               afternoon of Sunday 23 June. This provides a great             participants may wish to arrive earlier or stay longer
     jammie-shuttle) is available to LSE-UCT Summer school        opportunity for participants and staff to meet each            in Cape Town so that they can see more of the region,
                                                                                                                                 South Africa or even other areas of the continent.
     participants, including links to the Gardens area of         other in a more informal environment before courses
                                                                                                                                 Please bear this in mind when making any travel or
     central Cape Town, although a reduced service operates       begin the following day, and light refreshments and local
                                                                                                                                 accommodation arrangements.
     during vacation periods. Parking can also be arranged        music are provided.
     on campus where necessary.
     Admission criteria                                                                                                 Fees and payments                                                                                                          25

     The LSE-UCT Summer School in Cape Town is a                  National Benchmark Test in Academic
                                                                                                                        Application fee                                              will a participant be permitted to attend the LSE-UCT
     university-level programme and accepts applications          Literacy (South Africa)                                                                                            Summer School if their fees have not been paid in
                                                                                                                        A non-refundable £50 application fee applies to all
     from university students, graduates and professionals        Proficient                                                                                                         full in advance.
                                                                                                                        non-SADC applications, and is paid by credit/debit card
     from all over the world.
                                                                  TOEFL (internet based)                                online through the secure LSE Online Store as part of        If your fees will be paid by a third party (for example, if
     There is no minimum grade requirement for                    107 or above (including 25 in each component)         the application process. Application fees must be paid       your university or employer is providing sponsorship),
     applications to the programme, but applicants should                                                               before an application can be submitted, and applications     please contact us at
     be prepared to actively participate in a rigorous,                                                                 cannot be processed without the fee having been              so that we can arrange an invoice for your sponsor. We
                                                                  7.0 or above (including 7 in all components)
     intensive academic programme run by two leading                                                                    received. Please note that the application fee is not        are happy to liaise with sponsors and full receipts are
     research and teaching universities. It is expected           Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE)                           refundable in the event of an unsuccessful application or    provided for payments.
     that all participants will engage with the extensive         with grade B or better or 185 points overall and a    a decision to withdraw or decline an offered place.
     reading list as required by their course and contribute      minimum of 185 points in each individual component.                                                                Participants from SADC
     in class discussions, and there may be specific
                                                                  Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE)
                                                                                                                        Tuition fees                                                 member states
     prerequisites for some courses (please refer to our                                                                The tuition fee for taking one course on the LSE-UCT
                                                                  with grade C or better or 185 points overall and a                                                                 Participants from the 15 member states of the
     Courses pages online for further information).                                                                     Summer School is as below:
                                                                  minimum of 185 points in each individual component.                                                                Southern African Development Community (SADC),
     A limited number of places are available to students                                                                                                                            or their sponsors, can pay their application and tuition
                                                                  Pearson Test                                           2019 Fees                    Student        Standard
     who will have completed high school by June 2019                                                                                                 rate*          rate            fees in South African Rand (ZAR) directly to the
                                                                  of English (Academic) (PTEA) academic test with a
     and hold a confirmed offer of a university place.                                                                                                                               University of Cape Town.
                                                                  score of 65 in all four components                     With “Early Bird” discount   £1,300         £1,550
                                                                                                                         Without discount             £1,450         £1,700           2019 Fees                Student          Standard
     Proficiency in English                                       If you have any questions about whether your proof
                                                                                                                                                                                                               rate*            rate
     As the LSE-UCT Summer School is delivered in English,        of English Language is suitable, please contact       *The student rate is available to current full-time
                                                                  LSE-UCT Summer School Office.                                                                                       With “Early              ZAR 16,500       ZAR 21,000
     it is essential that all participants have a good standard                                                         university and high school students. Professional
                                                                                                                                                                                      Bird” discount
     of English language to enable them to fully participate                                                            participants who are no longer in full-time education
     in the programme and interact with colleagues. We                                                                  but who are alumni of LSE or UCT (including alumni            Without discount         ZAR 18,500       ZAR 22,500
     appreciate that applicants may show their English ability                                                          of the LSE-UCT Summer School or the LSE-PKU                  More information, including about eligibility to pay in
     in a range of ways, such as:                                                                                       Summer School), are also able to take advantage              ZAR, is on our website:
                                                                                                                        of the student rate.                               
     • Native speaker of English                                                                                                                                                     summer-school/fees-and-payments
                                                                                                                        Please note that the tuition fee does not include the cost
     • Experience of studying in English at university level                                                            of travel, accommodation or other living costs.
     • Having studied English at school (eg, South African                                                                                                                          Course cancellation policy
      Matric Certificate, GCSE, iGCSE, O Level, A Level,                                                                Tuition fee payment                                          In the event that an LSE-UCT Summer School course
      International Baccalaureate) and received a good                                                                  Tuition fees must be paid in order to secure a place on      is cancelled, participants registered for that course will
                                                                  I really enjoyed the whole
      passing grade.                                                                                                    the LSE-UCT Summer School. The payment must be               be offered a place on an alternative course on the 2019
                                                                  experience – both the                                 received by the deadline given on the offer email, usually   LSE-UCT Summer School, or a full refund of their tuition
     • Having taken an approved English Language test and         educational and cultural.                             four weeks from the dated offer, or the offered place        fees. Registered participants will be informed as early
     met the standard in the table.
                                                                                                                        may be made available to another applicant. These            as possible if a course is at risk of cancellation, and by
                                                                  Christina Saadalla, LSE, United Kingdom
                                                                                                                        timescales may be shortened closer to the start of           15 May 2019 at the latest.
                                                                                                                        the LSE-UCT Summer School. Under no circumstances
     How to apply                                                                                              About LSE and UCT                                                                                 27

     When to apply                                     • A copy of your most recent transcript                The London School of Economics and               graduate programmes and the excellent
                                                        or qualification;
     Applications for the 2019 LSE-UCT Summer School                                                           Political Science is one of the foremost         research carried out by its faculties. During
     are now open.                                     • Proof of your English language ability;              social science universities in the world.        the period of apartheid, UCT was designated
     How to apply
                                                       • Proof of payment of your application fee; and        Founded in 1894, it is a specialist university   as a “whites only” institution. However,
     All applications should be submitted through      • A passport style photo.                              with an international intake and a global        today’s campus has been transformed
     the online application form on the LSE-UCT        More details about the application form and the         reach. Its research and teaching span the        to reflect the diversity of the entire South
     Summer School website. Due to the intensive       documents required are available online at
     nature of the programme, applicants can only                                                              full breadth of the social sciences and          African population in terms of students
     select one course on the 2019 programme.                                                                  from its location in the heart of London,        and academic and administrative staff.
     As part of the application process, you will be   Receipt of your application will be acknowledged        LSE engages with the city, the UK and the        It is also consistently ranked as the number
                                                       within five working days and a decision will normally
     required to provide:                                                                                      world. 39 past or present world leaders have     one university in Africa.
                                                       be made within ten working days.
                                                                                                               studied or taught at LSE, and 18 Nobel Prize
                                                                                                                                                                LSE and UCT became institutional partners
                                                                                                               winners in economics, peace and literature
                                                                                                                                                                in May 2010. Both institutions aim to form
                                                                                                               have been either LSE staff or students.
                                                                                                                                                                partnerships with a small number of high-
                                                                                                               The University of Cape Town is South             quality universities across the world in order
                                                                                                               Africa’s oldest university, founded in 1829      to broaden their academic reach by creating
                                                                                                               as the South African College. Its campus         innovative opportunities for students and
                                                                                                               is located in one of the most beautiful          promoting world-class research dealing with
                                                                                                               spots on the Cape Peninsula, on the slopes       problems and issues that are relevant on a
                                                                                                               of Table Mountain. This vantage point            national and international scale.
                                                                                                               offers panoramic views and easy access
                                                                                                               to the city of Cape Town itself. UCT is a
                                                                                                               university that prides itself not only on its
                                                                                                               undergraduate education, but also on its
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