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After globalisation: Resurrecting the economic ideas that produced the welfare state

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, 15 February 2019

After Globalisation with Erik Reinert

This event celebrates the 70th birthday of Erik S. Reinert, one of the most prolific and important development economists and historians of economic policy today.

This event is free.

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All

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Yes

Cost

Free

Organiser

IIPP Comms

Location

Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

Lecturing in five languages, Reinert’s work has taken him to more than 65 different countries. His book How Rich Countries got Rich... and why Poor Countries Stay Poor has been published in more than 20 languages. In 2016 The World Economics Association shortlisted this book as one of the 10 most important economics books of the last 100 years.

The event features a talk by Erik titled ‘The Cambridge Three of the 1890s: Before Anglo-Saxon Mainstream Economics lost its Relevance’, accompanied by a presentation of a collection of his essays, and a panel discussion with Wolfgang Drechsler, UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose Director Mariana Mazzucato, Carlota Perez and Robert Wade.

A Realism of Vision: German Economics from the Thirty Years’ War to the Cold War forms a collection of Reinert’s essays bringing the more realistic German economic tradition into focus as an alternative to Anglo-Saxon neoclassical mainstream economics. Together the essays form a holistic theory explaining why economic development – by its very nature – is a very uneven process. Herein lies the important policy implications of the volume.

About the Speakers

Erik S. Reinert

Economist

Erik Steenfeldt Reinert is a Norwegian economist, with development economics and economic history as his specialties. He is the author of How Rich Countries got Rich... and why Poor Countries Stay Poor and A Realism of Vision: German Economics from the Thirty Years’ War to the Cold War.

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Mariana Mazzucato

Director of IIPP at UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP)

Professor Mariana Mazzucato (PhD) is Director of the UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose (IIPP) and holds the Chair in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value.

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Carlota Perez

Centennial Professor at London School of Economics

Carlota Perez is Honorary Professor at the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose. Perez studies the socio-economic impact of technical change and the historical context of growth and development.

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Wolfgang Drechsler

Wolfgang Drechsler is a Public Administration and Management, Innovation Policy and Political Philosophy scholar. 

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Robert Wade

Professor of Political Economy and Development at London School of Economics

Robert Wade is a political economy and development scholar. He is currently Professor of Global Political Economy at the Department of International Development, London School of Economics.

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