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STICERD Public Events and Lectures

Amartya Sen Lecture

Amartya Sen Lecture: Foundations of State Effectiveness

Tim Besley (EOPP, LSE), joint with Professor Amartya Sen as discussant

Wednesday 13 March 2019 18:30 - 20:00

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About this event

Hosted by the Amartya Sen lecture series, STICERD and the International Inequalities Institute. An effective state promotes freedom and the well-being of its citizens. This lecture will discuss the importance of norms, values and institutions in supporting state effectiveness drawing on recent developments in social science. As well as making connections to Amartya Sen’s ideas, the lecture will reflect on some of the major policy challenges that the world faces in the turbulent times that we are living through.

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