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Knowledge Diffusion as a Cornerstone of Economic Recovery in the Post-COVID World

Hosted by the Growth Lab at Harvard Kennedy School and the LSE School of Public Policy

Online public event

Speakers

Arben Ahmetaj

Arben Ahmetaj

Deputy Prime Minister of Albania

Omar Al-Razzaz

Omar Al-Razzaz

Former Prime Minister of Jordan

Ann Bernstein

Ann Bernstein

Executive Director of the Center for Development and Enterprise, South Africa

Isabel de Saint Malo

Isabel de Saint Malo

Former Vice-President of Panama

Miguel Angel Santos (opening remarks)

Miguel Angel Santos (opening remarks)

Director, Growth Co-Lab at LSE

Chair

Professor Andrés Velasco

Professor Andrés Velasco

Dean, LSE School of Public Policy

Moderator

Professor Andrés Velasco

Professor Ricardo Hausmann (opening remarks)

Founder and Director, Harvard Growth Lab, Harvard Kennedy School

In this public event celebrating the launch of the Growth Co-Lab at the London School of Economics and Political Science, a panel of high-level government officials and academic experts will discuss knowledge diffusion as a cornerstone of economic recovery and growth in the post-COVID world.

Over the last fifteen years, the Harvard Growth Lab, based at the Harvard Kennedy School, has become one of the world’s leading research hubs developing policies to accelerate sustainable and inclusive growth. The Harvard Growth Lab has recently collaborated with the School of Public Policy at the LSE to launch the Growth Co-Lab at LSE. The strategic goal is to bring together the capacities, expertise, and reach of two top academic institutions to expand the activities of the Growth Lab globally.

Meet our speakers and chair

Arben Ahmetaj (@arbenahmetajal) is Deputy Prime Minister of Albania and Minister of State for Reconstruction and Reform Program.

Omar Al-Razzaz is former Prime Minister of Jordan.

Ann Bernstein (@annbernsteinSA) heads the Centre for Development and Enterprise, South Africa. An independent think tank CDE is South Africa’s leading development policy centre, with a special focus on growth, jobs, education, cities and the role of business.

Ricardo Hausmann (@ricardo_hausman) is Founder and Director, Harvard Growth Lab.

Isabel de Saint Malo (@IsabelStMalo) is former Vice-President of Panama. She was first woman elected Vice-President and appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs of Panama. Isabel is Passionate about building a better world through public policies, partnerships, and ESG strategies.

Miguel Angel Santos (@miguelsantos12) is Director, the Growth Co-Lab at LSE.

Andrés Velasco (@AndresVelasco) is Professor of Public Policy and Dean of the School of Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

More about this event

Harvard’s Growth Lab and the LSE School of Public Policy have formed a new strategic collaboration to combine the expertise and reach of two of the world's leading academic research institutions.

Launched in 2006, the Growth Lab at Harvard Kennedy School (@HarvardGrwthLab) pushes the frontiers of economic growth and development policy research, collaborates with policymakers to design actions, and shares its insights through teaching, tools, and publications, in the pursuit of inclusive prosperity.

The LSE School of Public Policy (@LSEPublicPolicy) equips you with the skills and ideas to transform people and societies. It is an international community where ideas and practice meet. Their approach creates professionals with the ability to analyse, understand and resolve the challenges of contemporary governance.

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A podcast of this event is available to download from Knowledge Diffusion as a Cornerstone of Economic Recovery in the Post-COVID World.

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