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IGC-STICERD Sir Arthur Lewis Symposium on Growth and Development

Date: 22 June 2015
Venue: LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, 1st floor, Conference room 1.04
Various Speakers

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.

Link to the latest version of the programme

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

Timothy Besley (LSE and STICERD), Oriana Bandiera (LSE, STICERD and IGC) and Adnan Khan (LSE and IGC)

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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