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IGC-STICERD Sir Arthur Lewis Symposium on Growth and DevelopmentDate: 22 June 2015
Venue: LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, 1st floor, Conference room 1.04
2015 marks the centenary of the birth of LSE’s economist William Arthur Lewis (1915-1991). Sir Arthur Lewis was awarded the Nobel Prize for economics for “pioneering research into economic development research with particular consideration of the problems of developing countries”.
In commemoration of his work, we will be hosting a half-day symposium with distinguished economists in the field of development economics. The programme is attached. It is free and open to everyone but places are limited.
Please sign up with your full name and email address by Tuesday 16 June to avoid disappointment.
12:00 – 12:50 Buffet Lunch
12:50 – 13.00 Opening Remarks
13.00 – 14.00 Session 1: Douglas Gollin (Oxford) Lewis Models and their Influence on Thinking in Development
14.10 – 15.10 Session 2: Oriana Bandiera (LSE) Labour Markets and Anti-poverty Programmes in Poor Rural Economies
15.10 – 15.30 Coffee Break
15.30 – 16.30 Session 3: Timothy Besley (LSE) Productivity and Institutions
16.40 – 17.40 Session 4: John Sutton (LSE) Can Sub-Saharan Africa Industrialize: Lessons from History
17.40 – 17.45 Closing Remarks
The symposium will be followed by a public lecture presented by Professor Sir Paul Collier and Professor Dani Rodrik. They will reflect on the subject of “Understanding Economic Development” and their relation to Lewis’s earlier work. The lecture does not require ticket or pre-registration. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For more information, please go to the Events webpage.
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