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.
Adaptation as Solution and Problem
Research Seminar in Implementation, Co-organized by Dan Honig & Brian Levy
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.