The Annual Arthur Lewis Lecture 2019

The Annual Arthur Lewis Lecture 2019

Posted on behalf of University of Manchester School of Social Sciences

The Arthur Lewis Lecture 2019, will be delivered by Sir Timothy John Besley(Tim) CBE FBA, School Professor of Economics and Political Science and Sir W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development
Economics at the London School of Economics

It is now widely appreciated that an effective state is needed to support growth and development.  This includes institutions which support policy making and strong cultural norms.  This lecture, entitled “State Fragility, Growth and Development”, will discuss how recent developments in political economy are useful for addressing the practical challenges faced by governments and international agencies in the face of weak legitimacy, a poorly developed private economy, low levels of state capacity and/or fractured societies.  It will discuss the prospects for fresh approaches to policy-making.

Tim Besley's research spans public economics, development economics and political economy.  He is a past President of the Econometric Society and the International Economic Association.  He is also a Fellow of the British Academy and a foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  Beyond his academic work, he has been a member of the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee and is a current member of the National Infrastructure Commission as well as giving advice to a number of international organizations.  In 2018, he was knighted for services to economics and public policy.

Following the lecture, there will be a short drinks reception in University Place

27 Nov 2019 at 6:00pm
until 27 Nov 2019 at 8:00pm
University Place
176 Oxford Road
M13 9PL

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