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'Globalization, Development and Inequality' -Joseph Stiglitz, Ravi Kanbur and Robert Wade; Tuesday, 8th Jan

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8 Jan 2013 17:00

Azim Premji University - Public Talks series

Venue: Sathya Sai Samskruta Sadanam, Hosur Road, Next to Forum Mall, Bangalore, 560029 (Click here for Google Maps Link )
Date: Tuesday,  Januray 08, 2013.  Time: 5 PM to 7 PM
Registration: The talk is open to all. However prior registration is necessary. Register here
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About the Talk
The speakers are interested in identifying the complex global interactions that influence poverty and development as well as strategies for development that have proven successful in promoting equitable growth, promoting capabilities and reducing poverty.  Given these enormous challenges and the need for a great variety of initiatives at multiple levels to resolve them, the first step is to build a new generation of scholars and practitioners that understand these issues.

One of the key problems in realizing the potential of globalization, to make it fairer and to tackle the scourge of poverty, is that the approach must be integrated across not only different disciplines, but also regions.
About Joseph Stiglitz
Joseph E. Stiglitz was born in Gary, Indiana in 1943. A graduate of Amherst College, he received his PHD from MIT in 1967, became a full professor at Yale in 1970, and in 1979 was awarded the John Bates Clark Award, given biennially by the American Economic Association to the economist under 40 who has made the most significant contribution to the field. He has taught at Princeton, Stanford, MIT and was the Drummond Professor and a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He is now University Professor at Columbia University in New York and Co-Chair of Columbia University's Committee on Global Thought. He is also the co-founder and Co-President of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia. In 2001, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics for his analyses of markets with asymmetric information, and he was a lead author of the 1995 Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. In 2011, Time named Stiglitz one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
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About Ravi Kanbur
Ravi Kanbur is T. H. Lee Professor of World Affairs, International Professor of Applied Economics and Management, and Professor of Economics at Cornell University. He holds an appointment tenured both in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and in the Department of Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Cambridge and a doctorate in economics from the University of Oxford. He has taught at the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Essex, Warwick, Princeton and Columbia.
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About Robert Wade
Robert Wade is Professor of Political Economy at The London School of Economics, and winner of the Leontief Prize in Economics 2008. A New Zealander, educated in Washington DC, New Zealand, and at Sussex University, he has worked at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex (1972-95), the World Bank (1984-88), Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School (1989/90), MIT's Sloan School ( 1992), and Brown University (1996-2000). His associations have included Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton (1992/93), the Russell Sage Foundation (1997/98), the Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin (2000/01). His research on World Bank began in 1995 and continues. Wade is the author of Irrigation and Politics in South Korea (1982), Village Republics: The Economic Conditions of Collective Action in India (1988, 1994), Governing the Market: Economic Theory and the Role of Government in East Asian Industrialization (1990, 2003). The latter won the American Political Science Association's award of Best Book in Political Economy, 1992.
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About Azim Premji University
Azim Premji University has a clear social purpose – of working towards a just, equitable, humane and sustainable society.  The University is committed towards developing outstanding professionals for the education and development sectors in India, conducting contextually relevant research in these fields and strengthening the capacities of existing professionals through high quality continuing education programmes.
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