UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose


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

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.

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About the speaker

Erik Reinert

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.