UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose


Schumpeter goes to China? Finance, Innovation and the Entrepreneurial State

24 October 2017, 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

Leonardo Burlamaqui IIPP event 24 October 2017

This seminar argues that the state can and should be seen to play a key role in Schumpeter’s theory of capitalist development via its support for investment co-ordination, innovation diffusion, and conflict management. Empirical evidence of this process can be found in East Asian tiger economies, in particular China.

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South Wing G14 Committee Room University College London Gower Street London WC1E 6BT


Leonardo Burlamaqui is an Associate Professor at the Department of Economic Evolution, State University of Rio de Janeiro, a Research Scholar at the Levy Institute – Bard College (New York), an Adjunct Professor at Graduate Program in Public Policies and Development Strategies at the Federal University at Rio de Janeiro and a member of the International Joseph Schumpeter Society. Previously (2006-14) he was a Senior Program Officer at The Ford Foundation in New York,  directing the Reforming Global Financial Governance initiative. He has a PhD in Economics, awarded by the Federal University at Rio de Janeiro.

His books include Financial Stability and Growth – Perspectives on Financial Regulation and New Developmentalism, (Routledge, 2014, co-edited with Luis Carlos Bresser Pereira and Jan Kregel) ); Knowledge Governance- Reasserting the Public Interest (Anthem Press, 2012, co-edited with Ana Célia Castro and Rainer Kattel); Institutions and the Role of State (E. Elgar, 2000, co-edited with Ana Célia Castro and Ha-Joon Chang, and Organized Capitalism in Japan (IPEA/CEPAL, 1991, co-authored with Maria da Conceição Tavares and Ernani Torres).