#DevTalks: Gambling on Development / The Role of Local Elites in a Growth-based Future

Stefan Dercon is Professor of Economic Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government and the Economics Department, and a Fellow of Jesus College. He is also Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies. Prof. Dercon's latest book, "Gambling on Development: Why Some Countries Win and Others Lose" draws on his academic research as well as his policy experience across three decades and 40-odd countries, exploring why some countries have managed to settle on elite bargains favoring growth and development, and others did not.

This discussion was moderated by Clement Brenot, Growth Lab Research Manager, on October 19, 2022 at Harvard Kennedy School.