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Does market-led development have a future?

Department of International Development public debate

Date: Wednesday 15 May 2013 
Time: 6.30-8pm 
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Dr Ha-Joon Chang, Professor Danny Quah
Chair: Professor Robert Wade

The Department of International Development’s third annual Development Debate will consider the topic “Does market-led development have a future?”. The debate is organized by the Development Management Programme, and features two world authorities on economic growth and development, Professor Danny Quah of the LSE, and Dr Ha-Joon Chang of Cambridge.

Ha-Joon Chang is one of the leading heterodox economists and institutional economists specialising in development economics. Currently Reader in the Political Economy of Development at the University of Cambridge, Chang is the author of several best-selling books, most notably Kicking Away the Ladder: Development Strategy in Historical Perspective (2002) and 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism (2010).  He has served as a consultant to the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the European Investment Bank as well as to Oxfam and various United Nations agencies. He is also a fellow at the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C.

Professor Danny Quah is Kuwait professor of Economics and International Development at LSE.

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