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Globalization for Development

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LSE Public Lecture

Date: Thursday 30 March 2006
Time: 6.30pm
: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Speaker: Dr Ian Goldin
Chair: Professor Robert Wade

Dr Ian Goldin will examine key forces in globalization and how they can be managed to enhance development. He will draw on his recent book, Globalization for Development: Trade, Finance, Aid, Migration and Policy (Palgrave Macmillan and World Bank, 2006), which according to the Nobel Laureates Professor Joseph Stiglitz "is essential reading for anyone interested in globalization and development" and Professor Amartya Sen "certainly deserves our serious attention".

In his lecture Dr Ian Goldin will examine the ways in which the flows of trade, finance, aid, migration and ideas shape globalization and identify the policies which will enhance the benefits of globalization and mitigate its negative impact.

Dr Ian Goldin is currently vice president at the World Bank and previously was director of development policy for the World Bank Group. Prior to joining the Bank in 2001, Dr Ian Goldin spent five years as the chief executive of the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), covering 14 countries in Southern Africa. He led the transformation of the DBSA, to commercial independence and investment grade status, allowing it to fund off the capital markets and act as a prime catalyst for investment and public-private partnerships in the region. Before this, Dr Ian Goldin  worked as a principal economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and previously was head of the trade program at the OECD Development Centre in Paris. He has published 13 books and numerous articles, and has a DPhil (Oxford), MSc (LSE), and BSc, BAHons (University of Cape Town).

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.


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