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The Journey of Humanity: The Origins of Wealth and Inequality

Oded Galor is Herbert H. Goldberger Professor of Economics at Brown University and the founding thinker behind Unified Growth Theory, which seeks to uncover the fundamental causes of development, prosperity, and inequality over the entire span of human history.

He has shared the insights of his lifetime’s work in this field at some of the most prestigious lectures around the globe and has now distilled those discoveries into The Journey of Humanity: The...

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#DevTalks: A New Agenda for African Continental Integration

The Growth Lab's "Development Talks" is a series of conversations with policymakers and academics working in international development. The seminar provides a platform for practitioners and researchers to discuss both the practice of development and analytical work centered on policy.

In this conversation, Donald Kaberuka, former President of the African Development Bank (2005-2015), discusses the current state of growth in Africa, the need for debt relief, the role of multilateral organizations, specific capabilities for global competitiveness, foreign...

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#DevTalks: Confronting Post-COVID Macroeconomic Challenges in Namibia

The Growth Lab's "Development Talks" is a series of conversations with policymakers and academics working in international development. The seminar provides a platform for practitioners and researchers to discuss both the practice of development and analytical work centered on policy.

The end of the commodity super-cycle slowed growth in Namibia and the fiscal situation worsened with COVID-19. In this Development Talks Seminar, Ipumbu Shiimi, Namibia's Minister of Finance, discusses the growth challenges facing the country, including high poverty...

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Book Talk: Reclaiming Populism

Reclaiming Populism contends that populist upheavals like Trump, Brexit, and the Gilets Jaunes happen when the system really is rigged. Citizens the world over are angry not due to immigration or income inequality, but economic unfairness: the sense of being held back from success because opportunity is not equal and reward is not according to contribution.

This forensic book demonstrates that illiberal populism strikes hardest when family origins decide success rather than talent and effort.

The authors, Eric Protzer and Paul Summerville, propose a framework of...

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#DevTalks: A New Agenda Macroeconomic Stability

The Growth Lab's "Development Talks" is a series of conversations with policymakers and academics working in international development. The seminar provides a platform for practitioners and researchers to discuss both the practice of development and analytical work centered on policy.

In this Development Talks seminar, Antoinette M. Sayeh, Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), discusses the key tenets for a new agenda for macroeconomic stability based on her longstanding experience leading policy initiatives across the world.

#DevTalks: Economic Policy During COVID-19 in Peru - Addressing Old and New Challenges

The Growth Lab's "Development Talks" is a series of conversations with policymakers and academics working in international development. The seminar provides a platform for practitioners and researchers to discuss both the practice of development and analytical work centered on policy. In this seminar, María Antonieta Alva, Former Minister of Economy and Finance in Peru, will discuss the challenges of implementing economic policy in Peru during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Toward a Venezuelan Transition? Escaping a Complex Humanitarian Emergency

The Venezuelan crisis is, first of all, a humanitarian one triggered by the gradual collapse of the state, the GDP collapse amidst hyperinflation, the biggest humanitarian crisis of refugees and migrants in the region, and systematic violations of human rights. The Venezuelan humanitarian crisis has been aggravated by the pandemic -a crisis within a crisis. The seminars will analyze the current dimension of the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and the international initiatives to advance in a comprehensive solution.

Speakers: Ricardo Hausmann, Director, Growth...

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