Paul Streeten Distinguished Lecture: Beyond the Market
- Starts: 3:30 pm on Monday, April 6, 2020
- Ends: 5:00 pm on Monday, April 6, 2020
The Paul Streeten Distinguished Lectureship in Global Development Policy celebrates the example and legacy of Professor Paul Streeten as an eminent economist and interdisciplinary scholar who has had a significant impact on global development policy. The joint sponsorship of this lecture by Boston University’s Global Development Policy Center, the Institute for Economic Development, and the Department of Economics reflects the breadth of his engagement at Boston University during his years as Professor of Economics and Director of the World Development Institute. Ann E. Harrison is a renowned economist who has dedicated her career to furthering inclusive and sustainable policies in development economics, international trade, and global labor markets. She is currently a professor and Bank of America Dean of the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. She has previously taught at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School where she was a Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy, and she has held positions at the Columbia Business School, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Berkeley’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, and the University of Paris. Her lecture, Beyond the Market: The Role of Industrial Policy in Global Development, will address the long-standing debate over the role for the state versus the market in advancing economic development. While free enterprise and competition can foster great innovation, the unfettered state has also been host to many excesses. She will draw upon history and economics to summarize the state of knowledge about what is the right balance between free markets and the effective role of the state in promoting innovation and growth.
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