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Speaker(s): Professor Ian Goldin, Professor Danny Quah
Chair: Dr Jean-Pierre Zigrand

Recorded on 3 February 2015 at Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House

Professor Goldin will address how global hyperconnectivity creates systemic risks and how this can be managed effectively.

Ian Goldin is Director of the Oxford Martin School and Professor of Globalisation and Development at the University of Oxford.

Professor Goldin was Vice President of the World Bank (2003-2006) and prior to that the Bank's Director of Development Policy (2001-2003). He served on the Bank's senior management team and led the Bank's collaboration with the United Nations and other partners as well as with key countries. As Director of Development Policy, he played a pivotal role in the research and strategy agenda of the Bank.

From 1996 to 2001 he was Chief Executive and Managing Director of the Development Bank of Southern Africa and served as an advisor to President Nelson Mandela. He succeeded in transforming the Bank to become the leading agent of development in the 14 countries of Southern Africa. During this period, Goldin served on several Government committees and Boards, and was Finance Director for South Africa's Olympic Bid.

Previously, Goldin was Principal Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London, and Program Director at the OECD Development Centre in Paris, where he directed the Programs on Trade, Environment and Sustainable Development.

He has a BA (Hons) and a BSc from the University of Cape Town, an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and an MA and Doctorate from the University of Oxford.

Danny Quah is Professor of Economics and International Development at LSE, and Director of the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre, at LSE's Institute of Global Affairs.

Jean-Pierre Zigrand is Associate Professor of Finance at LSE and Director of the Systemic Risk Centre.

The Systemic Risk Centre (@LSE_SRC) investigates the risks that may trigger the next financial crisis and develops practical tools to help policy-makers and private institutions become better prepared.

Credits: Tom Sturdy (Audio Post-Production), LSE AV Services (Audio Recording).

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