GDI Lecture with Dr Nick Jepson: In China's Wake: How the commodity boom transformed development strategies in the global south
|Dates:||29 January 2020|
|Times:||17:00 - 17:00|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||Global Development Institute|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
In the early years of the 21st century, breakneck economic growth in China stimulated a boom of unprecedented duration and extent in world markets for metals and fuels. In China’s Wake shows how the boom years provided resource-exporting states across the global south with the leeway to set their own independent policy agendas for the first time in a generation, insulated from the usual pressures of capital markets and multilateral creditors such as the International Monetary Fund. Combining analysis of China-driven global change with fine-grained detail on how the boom played out across fifteen different resource-rich countries, the book identifies five types of response to boom conditions, each one offering a distinct political-economic model and each corresponding to particular domestic political and social conditions. The boom has now ended and these experiments have met a variety of fates. Nevertheless, China’s growing gravitational pull continues to transform key circuits of world capitalism and reshape the landscape of development.
Nick Jepson is a Hallsworth Research Fellow in Chinese political economy at the Global Development Institute. His research focuses on the political-economic consequences of the rise of China for the rest of the global south.
The Global Development Lecture Series brings experts involved in global development to The University of Manchester. It aims to facilitate dialogue and discussion, providing a space for leading development thinkers to share their latest research and ideas.
Lectures are followed by an audience Q&A.
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This event is not ticketed.
Role: Hallsworth Research Fellow
Organisation: The University of Manchester
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