Kapuscinski Development Lecture - "Poor economics: why some poverty reduction policies work and some don’t" with Prof. Abhijit Banerjee, MIT
Tuesday 16 October 2012
What global thinkers think about development
Poor economics: why some poverty reduction policies work and some don’t
Leading Belgian universities, European Commission and the UNDP are inviting for an open Kapuscinski Development Lecture with Prof. Abhijit Banerjee, development economist from MIT on 16th October 2012.
Venue: Salle Dupréel - ULB
“What is striking is that even people who are that poor are just like the rest of us in almost every way”
Prof. Abhijit Banerjee will discuss roots of global poverty as well as policies and development aid programmes which support effective reduction of poverty. The lecture will be followed by a discussion. Banerjee is a renowned development economist, co-director of the Poverty Action Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a group of academics who went out of academia to experiment their economic theories in practice. Abhijit Banerjee, author of the bestseller book “Poor Economics”, was named among 100 top global thinkers by the Foreign Policy.
Abhijit Banerjee, author of the bestseller book “Poor Economics”, was named among 100 top global thinkers by the Foreign Policy.
The lecture is organized as part of the Kapuscinski development lectures initiative of the European Commission, UNDP and partner universities. Since 2009 top global thinkers discussed development across the European Union at over fourty public lectures. The lecture in Brussels is part of the 7th edition of the European Development Days. The lecture is co-organised by a group of the leading Belgian universities, including Institute for European Studies and the Centre d'Etudes de la Coopération International et du Développement of the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Université Catholique de Louvain-La-Neuve (UCL), Université de Liège (ULG), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven)Collège d'Europe, Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel (HUB), Vlaamse University of Brussels (VUB), University Centre for Development Cooperation (UCOS) and as well the Millennium Festival, Ministère des Affaires Etrangères, Debating Europe, MO* Magazine and DEVEX.
Salle Dupréel, Institut de Sociologie, Université Libre de Bruxelles
44, Avenue Jeanne
1050 Brussels, Belgium