Two book talks at SAIS, October 2016

 

I’m delighted to deliver two separate talks on my book, How China Escaped the Poverty Trap, at Johns Hopkins University SAIS, on October 6 and 7, 2016.

Building Markets With Weak Institutions

Research Seminar in Politics & Political Economy, co-organized by Ling Chen and David Steinberg

SAIS Nitze Building, Room 417

October 6 (Thursday), 2-4 pm

This talk focuses on the first part of my book’s argument: Development is a three-step, coevolutionary sequence that begins by building markets with weak institutions.

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Adaptation as Solution and Problem

Research Seminar in Implementation, Co-organized by Dan Honig & Brian Levy

Bernstein-Offit Building

October 7 (Friday), 12:30-2 pm

This talk focuses on the second part of my book’s argument: Development is an adaptive process, but effective adaptation does not automatically occur. Instead, we must identify the specific obstacles to adaptation and devise ways to mitigate them.

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