LSE Events presents
Date: Wednesday 27 February 2002
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Robert Wade
Chair: Professor David Held
Professor Wade will argue that world income inequality is becoming even more unequal; that the major causes include the growing 'financialisation' of the world economy; and that inequalities could be curbed - among other ways - by instituting a world financial system based on a payments mechanism that allows governments and firms to borrow abroad using the national currency, rather than having to borrow in a foreign currency, most likely the US dollar. We should do away with foreign exchange markets; or failing that, allow developing countries to use a range of capital controls.
Robert Wade is Professor of Political Economy at LSE. He has held fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton), the Russell Sage Foundation (New York), and the Institute for Advanced Study (Berlin) and in the 1980s he worked as a staff economist at the World Bank, and later as an analyst at the Office of Technology Assessment, an arm of the US Congress.
This lecture is free and open to all. No ticket is required. For more information, contact 020 7955 6043 or email firstname.lastname@example.org