Understanding Economic Development, a Sir Arthur Lewis Centenary Event

Date: Monday 22 June 2015
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue:  Old Theatre, Old Building
Speakers: Professor Sir Paul Collier, Professor Dani Rodrik
Chair: Professor Stuart Corbridge

2015 marked the centenary of the birth of the LSE’s Nobel Prize winning economist, William Arthur Lewis (1915-1991). Sir Arthur Lewis was awarded the Nobel Prize for economics for “pioneering research into economic development research with particular consideration of the problems of developing countries”. The LSE organised a series of events to mark his centenary. This event saw Rodrik and Collier reflect on some important themes on the subject of “Understanding Economic Development” and their relation to Lewis’s earlier work.

Paul Collier is a Director of the International Growth Centre (IGC), Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University and Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies also at Oxford University.

Dani Rodrik (@rodrikdani) is the Albert O. Hirschman Professor in the School of Social Science of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and Centennial Professor at the LSE European Institute and Department of Economics. He has published widely in international economics and globalization, economic growth and development, and political economy. He is the author of The Globalization Paradox (Norton, 2011) andOne Economics, Many Recipes (Princeton, 2007).

Stuart Corbridge is Deputy Director and Provost of LSE.

This event was organised in conjunction with the International Growth Centre and STICERD.

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