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Cities and Economic Development


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Speaker(s): Sergio Cabral, N K Singh, Professor Tony Venables
Chair: Professor Enrico Moretti

Recorded on 21 September 2011 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building.

Urban areas are the most productive parts of the developing world, yet concentrated urban poverty presents some of the biggest policy challenges. This debate will address the potential and the challenges of economic development in urban areas.

Sergio Cabral is Governor of the State of Rio de Janeiro.

N K Singh is a member of the Indian Parliament.

Tony Venables is professor of economics at Oxford University.

This event is part of the International Growth Centre's Growth Week, a unique three-day conference taking place between 19 and 21 of September at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Growth Week is the annual conference of the IGC, based at the London School of Economics. It brings together the IGC's international network of scholars, institutional partners and policy makers in partner countries in Africa and South Asia for three days.

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