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The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth

Does economic growth bear positive political, social and moral consequences for society?

In the first of LSE's Summer public lecture series, Professor Benjamin Friedman will evaluate the commonplace view that perceives the benefits of growth exclusively in material terms, against negative consequences to which we often attach a moral overtone.

The lecture has been organised by the Economics Department and the Financial Markets Group.

Professor Benjamin Friedman is the William Joseph Maier Professor of Political Economy at Harvard University. His best known book is Day of Reckoning: the consequences of American economic policy under Reagan and after, which received the George S Eccles Prize, awarded by Columbia University for excellence in writing about economics.

The lecture is on Tuesday 1 May, 6pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, WC2A 2AE. It is free and open to all, no ticket is required.

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Journalists are invited to attend this lecture. For further information or to reserve a press seat please contact Susanne Baker on 020 7955 7060 , or email pressoffice@lse.ac.uk|

30 April 2001

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