Panel Session: ‘Building Effective Cities’

Getting fragile states on a path of sustainable economic growth is currently a key policy imperative. This session discussed ways of breaking out of a political equilibrium that creates state fragility and creating one that generates sustained economic growth. Paul Collier is director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies, Oxford University. Sushil Kumar Modi is deputy chief minister of Bihar, India. The session took place on 19 September 2011 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE.