Events and Presentations
A new approach to state fragility
CIFAR, IGC, and the British Academy host a panel discussion with Sir Tim Besley (LSE), Rachel Glennerster (DFID), Adnan Khan (IGC), and Roger Myerson (University of Chicago) to discuss the findings of the LSE-Oxford Fragility Commission's report 'Escaping the Fragility Trap'. View video...
Political Economy and Development: a progress report
Tim Besley's inaugural lecture as Sir William Arthur Lewis Chair in Development Economics. A major change in mainstream thinking in economics over the past 25 years has been towards improving our understanding of how the policy process (political and bureaucrat) affects policy outcomes... Read more & view video...
Pillars of Prosperity - The Political Economics of Development Clusters, Lecture 1
This presentation on 23 May 2011 was the first of 3 Zvi Griliches Memorial Lectures hosted by the New Economic School, Moscow. View video...
Pillars of Prosperity - The Political Economics of Development Clusters, Lecture 2
This presentation on 24 May 2011 was the second of 3 Zvi Griliches Memorial Lectures hosted by the New Economic School, Moscow. View video...
State capacity and development - 24 June 2011
In this Vox Talks podcast Tim Besley talks to Romesh Vaitilingam about the importance of a country's fiscal capacity and legal capacity for its development prospects – and the link to policy debates about 'fragile states'. The interview was recorded in London in June 2011 after a 'blue-sky' conference on development policy-making organised by CAGE, the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the World Economy at the University of Warwick.