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Edge of Chaos: why democracy is failing to deliver economic growth – and how to fix it

Hosted by the Institute of Global Affairs and Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

Speaker

Dambisa Moyo

Dambisa Moyo

Chair

Professor Erik Berglof

In Dambisa Moyo's new book, Edge of Chaos, which she will talk about at this event, she offers a radical menu of ten ways to improve democracy: making it better able to address the range of headwinds that the global economy faces (including technology and the prospects of a jobless underclass, demographic shifts, gapping income inequality, an unsustainable debt burden, natural resource scarcity and declining productivity) and deliver more economic growth and prosperity.

Dambisa Moyo (@dambisamoyo) is an international economist who writes on the macroeconomy and global affairs.

Professor Erik Berglof (@ErikBerglof) became the inaugural Director of the Institute of Global Affairs (IGA) on 1 February 2015. He joined the School as a Professor in Practice in the Department of Economics.

The Institute of Global Affairs (@LSEIGA), its Global Policy Lab and seven constituent centres bring together LSE faculty and students from across departments to design research-based and locally rooted solutions to global challenges.

Based at LSE, the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa (@AfricaAtLSE) promotes independent academic research and teaching; open and issue-oriented debate; and evidence-based policy making. The Centre accomplishes this by connecting different social science disciplines and by working in partnership with Africa bringing African voices to the global debate.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEMoyo

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