Deals and Development in Liberia
|Starts:||16:00 23 Sep 2015|
|Ends:||18:00 23 Sep 2015|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Brooks World Poverty Institute|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Alumni, Current University students|
|Speaker:||Eric D. Werker|
Eric D. Werker, Harvard Business School, will be presenting a seminar on “Deals and Development in Liberia” on Wednesday 23 September, 4.00pm – 6.00pm, in room G7, Humanities Bridgeford Street Building. All are welcome to attend.
He will present the framework from work with Lant Pritchett and Kunal Sen that seeks to explain how countries grow, or fail to grow, through episodes of economic development. The contribution of the framework is to integrate how present economic conditions and business interests get realized in growth-enhancing and/or politically progressive institutions. He will then use this lens to examine the path of political and economic development since the 1950s in Liberia, where he has served as an economic advisor (not since the 1950s).
Eric Werker is Associate Professor of Business Administration in the Business, Government, and the International Economy Unit at Harvard Business School. His research explores the political economy, macroeconomics, and business environments of emerging and frontier economies, particularly in Africa.
Eric D. Werker
Role: Associate Professor of Business Administration
Organisation: Harvard Business School
Travel and Contact Information
Humanities Bridgeford Street