Wednesday 14 May 2014, 6.30pm, B13, Lincoln's Inn Field
Speakers: Ann Bernstein, Dr Eswaran Sridharan and Dr Simon Schwartzman; Chair: Anne Applebaum
Since 2008, the appeal of Western democratic capitalism has faded. Many in the developing world now look to China as a model for rapid growth. However, there are lessons to be learned from the large and diverse democratic market economies beyond the Western world. Based on a research study of India, Brazil and South Africa, the panel will challenge the increasing belief that democracy is a hindrance to growth.
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Ann Bernstein is Executive Director of the Centre for Development and Enterprise in Johannesburg.
Dr Eswaran Sridharan is the Academic Director, University of Pennsylvania Institute for the Advances Study of India in New Dehli.
Dr Simon Schwartzman is a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Studies on Labour and Society in Rio de Janiero
Anne Applebaum was Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs at LSE IDEAS for 2012-2013. She is currently the director of the Transitions Forum at the London-based Legatum Institute.
B13, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London School of Economics.