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Yes, it is a Curse: politics and the adverse impact of natural-resource riches

Norman Sosnow Chair Inaugural Lecture

Date: Wednesday 4 March 2015
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Speaker:  Professor Francesco Caselli
Chair: Professor John Van Reenen   

Professor Caselli will ask whether recent economic research could shed new light on the political and economic impact of natural resource windfalls.

Francesco Caselli is the Norman Sosnow Professor of Economics in LSE’s Department of Economics and Centre For Macroeconomics.

John Van Reenen is Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for Economic Performance at LSE.

The Department of Economics at LSE (@LSEEcon) is one of the largest economics departments in the world. Its size ensures that all areas of economics are strongly represented in both research and teaching.

The Centre For Macroeconomics (@CFMUK) brings together world-class experts to carry out pioneering research on the global economic crisis and to help design policies that alleviate it.

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